Hottest of CES 2022 awards: our 20 favorite launches from the show

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While CES 2022 wasn’t the fully developed in-person event organizers were hoping for, the massive electronics show in Las Vegas, Nevada, still managed to deliver a stellar line-up of exciting technology.

There’s a lot happening at CES, but there are always a few announcements that really grab our attention and for those products, the highly coveted Hottest of CES 2022 Nerdshala Awards are in sight.


The Nerdshala team polled and debated our favorite CES 2022 launch all week. What you’ll find below are the results: The 20 most popular products from this year’s show.

Congratulations to all our award winners.

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LG C2 42-inch OLED TV

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LG announced several 8K and 4K OLEDs, several new QNED mini-LED TVs, and even a MicroLED TV at CES 2022. Most of those screens will be out of our budget forever… The LG 42-inch 4K OLED is an exception.

LG is releasing its C-series OLEDs in an even smaller, more affordable size. And while we feared that a reduction in size might mean a reduction in specs, for the most part, that hasn’t happened.

The smallest C2 OLED still has the Alpha a9 Gen. 5 processor and support 4K/120Hz via an HDMI 2.1 port.

The only downside is that the smallest C2 stuck with last year’s panel. However, it’s not a complete bother considering that the price could start at under a grand.

  • Forget the 48-inch OLED TV – the 42-inch LG C2 is a truly mid-size winner

Sony Master Series A95K QD-OLED TV

Sony unveiled the only truly next-generation TV at CES in the form of the A95K QD-OLED TV. This is the first QD-OLED to be unveiled by a major manufacturer, and as per the specifications, it will deliver everything we want from the latest and greatest panel technology.

QD-OLED combines self-emitting organic light-emitting diodes that give OLED its absolute black levels with the color saturation of quantum dots. The result is a screen that has 200% of the color saturation of a traditional LED-LCD screen, with higher peak brightness and wider viewing angles than OLED.

We’ll still have to test it out in our homes before we give it the applause, but based on everything we know about the A95K, this is the evolution of OLED we’ve been waiting for.

  • Sony announces QD-OLED TVs ahead of CES 2022

Noveto N1 Invisible Headphones

Looking like a mini soundbar, the Novato N1 is a new audio device that uses beamforming technology to create a biaxial audio experience without the need for headphones – but unlike a soundbar, this audio is only heard by the user . own ears.

It works by quietly transmitting ultrasound through the air, which converges in audible pockets just outside your ears – creating an experience similar to wearing a pair of headphones.

According to Novato, anyone else in the room will only be able to hear a “whisper of sound” while the user is immersed in three-dimensional spatial audio. In other words, the Novato recorded an audio reduction of up to 90% (20dB) at a distance of 1 meter from the listener.

Should you want to move or turn your head, the motion sensors allow for facial recognition, allowing the N1 to track your ears and ensure that sound hits the right spot.

  • As weird and terrifying as invisible headphones sound

Exeger / Mahyt Self-Charging Speaker

This is a new prototype portable speaker made by tech companies Exeger and Mayht.

Equipped with Exeger’s Powerfoyle material that can convert any light source into energy (as seen on the Urbanista Los Angeles headphones), the Bluetooth speaker is essentially self-charging, to top up your reserves. Capable of whether you are indoors or out.

The speaker also includes a new type of dual-membrane driver developed by Meht, which it claims can be up to ten times the size of the speaker power. Mayotte’s drivers are some of the flatter and more compact on the market, but the company claims they are no less powerful or soundly efficient.

While it’s not yet available to the public, it gives us an interesting insight into where the audio world may be headed in the next few years.

  • This Portable Bluetooth Speaker Uses the Sun for Never Ending Music

Samsung SolarCell Remote (222)

Samsung’s SolarCell Remote may be the first to charge wirelessly through your router. South Korean tech giant took over solar powered eco remote It introduced at last year’s CES and gave it one notable upgrade: the ability to cut off the RF signal from your router to maintain a charge.

The concept of RF energy harvesting is not new, but this may be the first time the technology has been employed in consumer electronics.

Unlike other wireless charging solutions, such as near-field Qi, the SolarCell Remote doesn’t have to be too close to or in contact with the router. RF Energy Harvesting – Unobstructed – Can reach equipment up to 40 meters away.

Since the remote doesn’t require a charging base and employs a pair of wireless charging technologies (solar and RF energy harvesting), it can continuously sip energy from your router and, if there’s a downside, rear solar The panel can charge through your end table lamp.

  • Toss the Batteries! Samsung’s amazing new remote uses your Wi-Fi to charge

Samsung ‘The Freestyle’

Samsung is letting us take our home cinema experience on the go – thanks to the newly announced Freestyle Projector.

As portable projectors go, The Freestyle ticks a lot of boxes. The entire device weighs less than 2lbs (under 1Kg), so it should be easy enough to take with you, and its auto-leveling features and adjustable stand should mean you have to set up the cinema wherever you are. should not fight for ,

Plus, this all-in-one device comes with a built-in 360-degree sound system – so there’ll be no need to carry extra speakers.

  • Samsung’s oddball projector is the go-anywhere home cinema experience

Eufy Security Video Doorbell Dual

Eufy introduced a new video doorbell that has not one but two cameras. It lets you get a detailed view of the face and body of anyone you have at your door, as well as just about any package that is resting on the ground.

The Eufy Security Video Doorbell Dual (battery) has a 2K camera with a 160-degree field of view at the top, while the lower-quality Full HD lens, offering a 120-degree field of view, sits at the base of its angle. Doorbell to occupy the ground.

Powered by a rechargeable battery, so there’s no need for existing doorbell wiring, it connects wirelessly to the HomeBase 2, which offers 16GB of storage space.

  • This Eufy Video Doorbell Helps Solve Lost and Stolen Packages

Vivo V23 Series

Vivo V23 Pro

All set for selfie lovers, Vivo has come up with the Vivo V23 and the delightful V23 Pro. It has two front-facing cameras with a 50MP main camera and an 8MP ultra-wide lens for group selfies. The 50MP main selfie camera is the highest-resolution sensor we’ve seen on a front-facing camera.

It’s also possible to record 4K video with a mode on the front camera, meaning all videos can be ‘beautified’ automatically, just like portrait mode embodies things with still images.

Elsewhere, the Vivo V23 Pro packs a 108MP main camera and 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro lenses. The phone uses a 6.56-inch FHD+ 90Hz display, so it should be an attractive option for anyone who wants to stream on the move. In terms of performance, it uses MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset, which offers 5G compatibility.

Vivo also has the Vivo V23, which offers a similar experience to the V23 Pro, but is slightly lower in spec. It still has two front-facing cameras with a 50MP main camera and an 8MP ultra-wide option, but the rear camera still drops down to a fairly reliable 64MP sensor. It’s also a small touch with a 6.44-inch screen – plus it uses a slower chipset in the form of the MediaTek Dimensity 920.

  • Our hands-on review of the Vivo V23

BMW IX Flow Concept

It’s the kind of thing you’d expect to see in a James Bond movie, but BMW has made a color-changing car that actually works in real life.

The customized, fully electric BMW iX has body panels made of E Ink Display – the same technology you find in the Kindle eReader’s screen – in a system it calls ‘iX Flow’.

The modified BMW iX can switch from white to black and back at the press of a button. Sign us up, we’re sold out.

  • BMW Made a Color Changing Car… Yes, Really

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX Concept

The Mercedes Vision EQXX concept (or “street-legal research prototype” as it is referred to in official comms) has some impressive specs. It boasts a range of over 1,000 km (620 mi) from a single charge, while inside is a massive 47.5-inch display that spans the full width of the dash.

Mercedes engineers have worked their magic when it comes to the battery, taking the power pack from the EQS and reducing its physical size by 50% and weight by 30%, while also increasing its range.

The Vision EQ10 also has 125 solar cells on its roof that can offset ranges of up to 25 km per day, the best drag coefficient of any car at 0.17 making it the highest aerodynamic. It uses a wide range of recycled and sustainable materials both inside and out.

While this particular model will not go on sale, Mercedes says it is extremely close to a production-ready vehicle, and many of the features seen here will be included in future EVs from the brand.

  • Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX is a solar cell-clad EV with huge range and 47.5-inch 8K display

Alienware Project Nyx

The Alienware Project Nyx is essentially a gaming server that you can use to play games remotely on any device in your home.

The whole reason for this is that since all processing is done on a centralized device in your home, it minimizes the latency that affects cloud gaming platforms.

It’s an incredibly cool concept, and we were able to see it in action, but because it’s so early in development and will likely never come out, it’s probably best not to get your hopes up…

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