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CES 2021 goes virtual; unveils hot home tech and home office upgrades

A preview of the hottest home tech unveiled at CES 2021 | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
A preview of the hottest home tech unveiled at CES 2021 | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2

HOUSTON – The Consumer Electronics Show is an incredible glimpse into the most important gadgets of the future. This year, the convention is going virtual allowing companies a safe way to share their new innovations with the world. Tech-Life Columnist Jennifer Jolly shares the latest from CES 2021.

“We’re seeing more gadgets that focus on what we want and what we need for the price we can afford especially with working from home,” said Jolly.

Electronics that improve work life balance while working from home are a huge draw this year. Another trending category is home tech specifically with sanitary features. Here are some of the hottest gadgets being unveiled at this year’s event.

Tech-Life Columnist Jennifer Jolly shares the hottest gadgets from CES 2021. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

SAMSUNG GALAXY CHROMEBOOK 2

“This 2-in-1 device has the world’s first QLED display on a Chromebook. That’s the same advanced tech that Samsung uses in their best televisions,” said Jolly.

Additionally the model comes with improved sound quality, extended battery life and best of all a lowered price. The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is expected out in the first quarter of 2021 for just under $550.

Tech-Life Columnist Jennifer Jolly shares the hottest gadgets from CES 2021. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

2OFFICE ANTIMICROBIAL BACKPACK

“There are germ and bacteria-fighting features embedded in the really durable fiber. This creates a barrier between the outside world and your safe little bubble at home,” said Jolly.

The 2Office Antimicrobial Backpack from tech accessory company Targus is comprised of water-resistant silver ion material that protects against unwanted bacteria. The case includes compartments for a laptop, keyboard and more office-to-home needs. The backpack is due for release in Spring 2021 for $120.

Tech-Life Columnist Jennifer Jolly shares the hottest gadgets from CES 2021. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

KOHLER

Kohler is showing off its newest touchless toilets. There’s no need to flush with your finger. A wave of the hand does the trick. Same for its newest smart faucets with integrated sensors to keep you from accidentally putting your fingers on some potentially germ-filled surface.

Also, a really big buzzword this year: more “delight” out of your smart home gadgets, like the Moxie Showerhead. That’s the high-end Bluetooth speaker that magnetically attaches inside the stream of water in your shower to pump out tunes. Then you just pull it out and take it with you when you go.

For your most luxurious life at home they have the Stillness Bath. It’s a Japanese Zen-like square tub with lights, fog and aromatherapy to create a spa-like experience at home.

To connect with Jennifer Jolly visit the Techish website.


About the Author:

Olivia Kolanek is the Associate Producer of KPRC 2's Houston Life. She joined the team after working in non-profit communications for three years. Olivia is a University of Houston alumna, Audible junkie and scuba novice.