At CES 2019, we hit the hallways, press conferences, booths and convention halls to quiz, question and critique the technology people told us would transform your lives. We made our own decisions, and found 14 services, toys, kitchen gadgets and cars — among other products —that we think are the best the show had to offer.
Whether you're concerned about wasting food, are truly tired of companies tracking your life, or have a parent you're worried about who is living alone, we believe these 14 really do have the potential to shift your life substantially in the coming year. Here are GearBrain's winners of the Best of CES 2019.
Aging parents are a growing concern in the U.S. The number of people over the age of 65 is expected to double from 46 million in 2016, to more than 98 million by 2060, according to Population Reference Bureau. We like Hive's approach to taking care of family who may not live with us, but still need some support.
Tapping into a series of devices including door and motion sensors, its Hive Link network lets you know if a someone you care for may not be following their usual routine. Perhaps they left a front door open — or the refrigerator open — you can see that activity, and also get a ping that something needs attention. Crucial? There's no camera, so privacy isn't crossed. The service, now live in the U.K., and has plans to come eventually to the U.S.