CES 2022 played host to a range of exciting new tech, and we made it our business to present the best of the show with our Recombu Awards.
The biggest tech event of the year bar none, the Consumer Electronics Show 2022 lived up to its billing and thrilled us with all the new and innovative tech that was on show. After getting up close and personal with the products and prototypes on display, here are the deserved winners of the Recombu Awards…
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
This new release from Samsung caught our eye, as one of the top-perfomring smartphones to be unveiled at the show. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S21, it’s got a cheaper RRP and will no doubt attract plenty of attention from buyers who want to spend less but have a flagship-style experience.
Withings Body Scan
This brilliantly slimline set of scales does far more than just tell your weight — it also gives you insightful information on your body composition and heart health, just from stepping on them. This is not just a simple and basic tool, it’s a well-rounded fitness companion.
Invoxia Smart Dog Collar
We all know the advantages of wearing a fitness tracker to keep an eye on our health, but what about for your pets? Invoxia applies the same idea to our cherished critters, allowing you to monitor your dog’s activity levels — and, crucially, to detect some heart conditions.
Garmin Venu 2 Plus
Speaking of fitness trackers, there are few better than the Garmin Venu 2 Plus. Offering all the activity-tracking features you could hope for with Garmin’s renowned accuracy, it also packs in plenty of smarts too that allow it to perform all the functions you could want from a wearable device, including making and receiving calls, and consulting a voice assistant.
This neat temporary tattooing device has to be seen in action to be believed. Simply choose a design (or even create your own) in the official app, and then slide the portable machine down your arm, and a temporary tattoo will appear there in a matter of seconds. It’s great fun — and it’s a great bit of tech too.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G8
This gaming monitor from Samsung really raises the bar thanks to its incredible specifications. Boasting a 4K resolution, 240Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time, this curved monitor could let you feel more immersed than ever before in the video games you love.
The Freestyle portable projector has the potential to really shake up the way we watch movies. The lightweight canister-shaped device has auto-focus and auto-levelling features that make it highly accessible, and you can project it for a display size of 30 to 100 inches at an 1080p resolution.
Samsung Odyssey Ark
This massive curved 55-inch gaming monitor, with Quantum Mini LED screen technology and a 4K resolution, is in some ways most noteworthy because of its eye-catching ability to be flipped vertically rather than just be used in the default horizontal mode.
BMW iX Flow
Here's the BMW iX Flow at #CES2022 @trustedreviews pic.twitter.com/ojIaPDd57j— Peter Phelps (@PeterPhelps94) January 7, 2022
Surely no other product got quite as much social media attention at CES 2022 as the incredible BMW iX Flow, which can change the colour of its paintwork before your very eyes thanks to neat e-ink technology. It may just be a prototype at this stage, but it’s enthralling to watch.
Sony Vision-S 01
Sony’s concept car could lead the way to a new era of electric vehicles, with key focuses on both safety and in-car entertainment achieved via software that is continually updated and data is synchronised in real time.
Mercedes Vision EQXX
Mercedes showed the way forward for electric cars’ long-term future thanks to this long-distance vehicle, which can get 1,000km on the clock in just a single charge. It’s efficiency is a marvel to behold; energy consumption is down to just 10KWh per 100km, thanks to an innovative aerodynamic design, and lightweight construction materials.
This helpful humanoid robot provides “information, advertising, and security services through AI and autonomous driving”, and seeing it in action is like gazing through a window at the near future. It can undertake repetitive or unsafe work on behalf of humans, while also performing simple customer service tasks thanks to its accessible interface and adaptable hardware.
Ever felt like exercise is just too much of a chore, and you’d rather play video games instead? This clever bit of kit lets you do both at the same time, as games developed with cycling input mean that your pedal-pushing has a real effect on your in-game progress.
Razer Enki Pro HyperSense
Razer’s latest gaming chair pulls out all the stops for the ultimate immersive experience. The haptic feedback is on another level, making you feel wedded to the game you’re playing on a second-by-second basis, and the level of comfort is second to none as well.
LG C2 OLED Evo
Larger models of LG’s C2 range of TV now come with the Evo OLED panel that was first shown off last year, along with a 120Hz screen that likely to delight gamers. Powered by the a9 Gen5 AI processor, this set looks ideal for delivering a top-class TV experience.
Lenovo Smart Clock Essential with Alexa
Created to be the ideal bedside companion, the built-in Alexa voice assistant works perfectly with other Alexa-enabled devices, so you can control your integrated smart home system from your bed. The auto-dimming LED display and plenty of music streaming options mean that it’s just the ticket to soothe you to sleep.
Razer Project Sophia
This dazzling gaming desk concept looks like something you’d find in the bridge of a spaceship, but it’s actually a fully functional gaming PC that’s built into the furniture. With upgradeable components and customisable modules, this stunningly-lit desk shows a bright future for a new direction of gaming PCs.