CES 2017: More hot gadgets and cool stuff

Going through our notebooks to present some of the other awesome things we saw at CES 2017 last week.

MGM Grand Lion Virtual Reality VR Las Vegas CES 2017

Even statues love CES

Here are some more products and hot technologies that were showcased last week in Las Vegas during the International CES trade event. Even the MGM Grand lion statue was into VR.

Raycop vacuum CES 2017

An easier way to vacuum unseen things

The Raycop RS2 and Raycop Lite vacuums use ultraviolet light, "pulsation pads, optimized suction and high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration to eliminate and collect  potentially harmful allergens, pollen, bacteria, dust mite matter" and more. When we found out that a single mattress might have up to 10 million dust mites in it, we wanted one of these.

Ring floodlight CES 2017

Ring Floodlight Cam

The Ring Doorbell is great for whenever people come to the door, but sometimes you want to see people long before they get to the doorway. The Ring Floodlight Cam ($249) combines a motion-activated security camera with built-in floodlights, a siren alarm and two-way audio, so you can see who's coming near your house, not just at your doorway.

Marvel Ozobot Iron Man Captain America CES 2017

Tiny Avengers robots from Ozobot

The makers of the Ozobot Evo tiny robot have expanded the experience with the Evo Marvel Action Skin ($30 each, bundle with hero/robot costs $125). By attaching one of these skins (Iron Man and Captain America available, Black Widow, Hulk and Ultron coming soon) to an Ozobot Evo, users can unlock additional features and behaviors key to that particular hero.

D-Link Covr Wi-Fi system

D-Link Covr goes whole-home Wi-Fi

While not a wireless mesh system, D-Link's new Covr Wi-Fi System (DKT-883) aims to provide whole-home coverage with its new router and satellite-style system. The company also announced a PowerLine System (DHP-W732AV, about $300) that can integrate with the Covr router to provide power-line networking extensions to the system.

Netgear Arlo Baby HD camera CES 2017

Baby monitors go high-tech

Netgear's Arlo division launched the Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera (ABC1000, about $250), a network camera that can sit in a nursery and provide parents with video footage and two-way audio to let them know how the baby is sleeping (or if they're awake and crying).

Cambridge Sound Management Nightingale

Nightingale: Smart Home Sleep system

Sound masking company Cambridge Sound Management launched Nightingale ($249), a two-pack system that plugs into standard power outlets (it provides passthrough outlets so you don't lose the outlets for other devices), and then creates "perfectly tuned sound blankets" to mask disruptive indoor and outdoor noises.

C Me Drone Selfie  CES 2017

C-me selfie drone

This micro-folding drone (pricing under $200) that can fit inside your pocket can take selfies with its 8-megapixel digital camera and a "single-thumb control interface that can be mastered in only five minutes."

FoldiMate robotic laundry folder

FoldiMate robotic laundry folding machine

It's not yet Rosie from the Jetsons, but the FoldiMate robotic laundry folding machine aims to take the tedium of folding laundry away from humans. Users clip dry laundry onto each clip, and within a few minutes the laundry is neatly folded, the company says.

Meural Display CES 2017

Digital artwork in your home - Meural

You may never have enough money to be able to hang a Van Gogh or Monet in your home, but with the Meural display, you can show them off (as well as photography and your own pictures) in this digital frame. Working with artists and photographers, the Meural offers licensed pieces of art for you to display on its 27-inch screen.

Square Off - World's smartest chess board?

Imagine playing a game of chess with a really smart AI opponent, but instead of playing on a computer or phone or tablet, you're playing on a real chess board. That's the idea behind Square Off, which can also let two players in different locations in the world play with each other (moves from the non-human player are automatically moved via magnets under the board). It's like Harry Potter's wizard chess without the destruction!

Copyright © 2017 IDG Communications, Inc.

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