Smart home products took off in the consumer market in 2017, and that popularity will be clear on the CES 2018 show floor.
Last year, IoT dominated CES, with companies showing off every connected device you could think of -- even a smart hairbrush. This year, attendees are looking forward to seeing the newest and craziest IoT products at CES -- from smart home products, to examples of the technology powering smart cities.
There is already an array of connected products on the docket for CES this year -- including a smart toothbrush, a connected shower and IoT security cameras. Here are 10 hot IoT products that I'm looking forward to see in upcoming days.
CES-goers will get a glimpse at a new smart sleep solution from French company Terraillon. The sleep offering, Homni, will allow users to understand and improve their sleep better. The device, which is a rounded Bluetooth stereo comprising of an array of sensors, connects to a smartphone app and passes sleep data to the user via the app so they can see details on temperature, humidity, sound level, room brightness and a complete sleep analysis.
Elmer Connected Shower
Connected showers are nothing new at CES -- last year show-goers got a glimpse at Moen's smart shower system -- and this year another IoT shower will be back. The Elmer shower is a custom-made shower complete with a Bluetooth speaker and companion app. Users can use the SmarTap app to manage the water flow, temperature and consumption of their showers.
IoT security company iota Beam will launch its first security offering designed for low compute and low power IoT sensors and devices during CES 2018. While most security solutions need to exchange multiple messages over the IP network to authenticate devices, the StarDust solution is built on the premise that it keeps these messages to a minimum to reduce security risks and minimize the battery drain of IoT devices. StarDust is also agnostic so can be paired with various IoT platforms and wireless technologies.
Blink will be showcasing its IoT video doorbell at CES this year. This smart doorbell connects to a companion smartphone app, so that homeowners have a live view of who is at their front door and can talk to them remotely. The doorbell, which is weatherproof and has infrared night vision, also features instant-on motion detection, so users can be alerted if someone is lurking outside of their house. The Blink video doorbell is coming in 2018.