14 CES 2023 Gadgets You Can Buy Now: Headphones, Cameras, Toys

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New Year means new gadgets. And thanks to last week’s CES 2023, we saw a ton of innovative technology. While many of the products announced at CES won’t be available until the end of this year, a significant number are already up for sale, which could help keep you going until then. If your wallet has gotten better after the holidays, check out these CES devices available for purchase or pre-order.

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Games, audio and livestock

Audeze Maxwell Wireless Gaming Headset

Photo: Audeze

Those with an Xbox Series S or X looking to upgrade their gaming headset should look into the Audeze headphones. The company’s new wireless gaming headset features 90mm planar magnetic drivers, a built-in microphone, and both wireless and USB connectivity. You’ll also get up to 80 hours of battery life on a single charge. We haven’t tested them yet, but we’re fans of more affordable Audeze pairs, so they’re worth checking out.

Not a fan of Meta Quest Pro? HTC Vive XR could be a good alternative. The standalone mixed reality headset features 4K resolution, a 90Hz refresh rate, up to 110-degree field of view, an RGB pass-through camera, and two wireless controllers with support for hand tracking. For added convenience, there is a removable battery (which allows you to wear an eyepiece instead of glasses) and adjustable diopters on each lens. It is currently available for pre-order. You’ll also receive five video games with your purchase if you order by February 15th.

The second version of the Razer handheld gaming device brings a host of hardware upgrades, including a 144Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chipset, an actively cooled processor designed for mobile gaming, and 5G support. It won’t be in stores until the end of this year, but you can reserve it for Razer website now for a $5 deposit.

If you’re looking for a player for your Sonos home system, look no further. As part of the Works with Sonos program, the Victrola Stream Onyx player connects wirelessly and streams music to your Sonos devices. It is also a more affordable alternative to Victrola. Stream Carbon for $800 (which was released in November) but that means it comes with a slightly cheaper Audio Technica VM-95 cartridge. However, it works almost as well. It is currently available for pre-order and will ship in February.

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Robot dog Wowwee Dog-E

Photo: Wauvie

No that’s not Pu Chi since the early 2000s. But Dog-E is so close to what we’ll get in 2023. This robotic dog goes through a “chasing” process that reveals features and personality traits unique to each model. This may include different playstyles, behaviors, and combinations of LEDs. You can also feed and train him through the connected app. It is worth noting that it has a microphone and speakers, so we recommend that you read the privacy policy before pre-ordering.

Have you ever wanted to have a two-way conversation with your pet? With FluentPet, you can – sort of. The latest kit from the company comes with the Connect Base, which has a large, high-quality speaker (instead of small speakers built into each individual button). It also records every button press and captures it through the companion app, allowing you to track your pet’s activity and progress. It is currently available for pre-order and will ship next month.

Home and other appliances

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Ring camera

Photo: Amazon

Now you can add a ring camera to your home and the machine. The car camera, the first of its kind for the company, features a two-way HD camera (controlled via the Ring app) that records activities when your car is in motion, just like a standard dash cam. When parked, it uses sensors to detect any activity in or around the car, including if someone breaks into your car (with the ability to talk to whoever is there). It’s currently available to pre-order for $200 for a limited time, but the price will increase to $250 after launch on February 15th.

(Note: WIRED reported a lot about the Ring Doorbells in connection with security, observationand police partnershipsso read before you buy)

The peephole camera lives! After ceasing production in 2021, the rentable CCTV camera is back by popular demand. Since this is the original model released by the company in 2019 (not an updated version), it has the same features, including a 1080p HD camera, night vision, two-way talking, and the ability to detect porch movement and tapping. your door. The ring has indeed dropped the price from $199 to $130, making it more affordable than last time.

(Note: WIRED reported a lot about the Ring Doorbells in connection with security, observationand police partnershipsso read before you buy)

The eQuinox 2 from Unistellar is the perfect telescope for those who live in areas with lots of light. Thanks to its Smart Light Pollution Reduction system, it can digitally enhance images by removing some of the glare commonly found in urban environments. There’s also a new Autonomous Field Detection system that allows the telescope to automatically orient itself to help track and identify objects. The eQuinox 2 is currently available for pre-order and will go on sale early this year.

Man using Nuwa Pen and digitizing note taking app on white paper

Nuva Pen

Photo: Nuva

Nuwa claims that its pen works with any paper—no special notepad required. The built-in Trident camera system consists of three cameras and an infrared light that track pen movement in both bright and low light. It uses this data to digitally record pen strokes. You can upload your notes and sketches to the companion app on your phone. And for $3 a month, it automatically converts handwritten notes to text. It’s currently available for pre-order for $179 (expected to ship in August), but the price will rise to $279 with full production.

These inline skates are extremely expensive for one reason – they are the world’s first pair of powered inline skates. Equipped with motor and remote control, you can control both speed and brakes. You’ll have to wear a fanny pack type accessory to hold the battery, which looks like Little ridiculous – but hey, they’re back in fashion anyway.

It’s not your typical smartwatch because it doesn’t actually display the time or show you notifications. Instead, it tracks your health data. Inside are various sensors to record heart rate, steps, sleep and sweat glands. In partnership with medical technology company Phillips, it tracks your stress levels and can tell you when it’s about to worsen. The mobile app then recommends what you can do to relieve stress. It’s also customizable, with the ability to change tops for different types of gemstones (starting at $27 each).

OWC Thunderbolt Go Dock

OWC Thunderbolt Go Dock

Photo: HVAC

Docking stations are often bulky, especially as they require a power cable and bulky power supply. However, OWC’s Thunderbolt Go packs all the power supply junk inside the dock itself. So you can just plug the silver box directly into the wall. This is a huge advantage for portability. It also features five USB ports (three USB-C and two USB-A), an HDMI port (which can support up to 8K resolution display), an Ethernet port, and SD card slots. It is currently available for pre-order.

Hasbro and Formlabs (a 3D printing company) have teamed up to help transform you into your very own action figure – with a choice of characters from Power Rangers, Star Wars, Marvel and more. All you have to do is download the Hasbro Pulse app, take a selfie, choose your character and customize your look. We recommend ordering in advance if you are gifting one of these; Hasbro says shipping will take up to 45 days.

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