Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show acts as a platform for tech companies to display their latest products. While many never make it into showrooms or on store shelves, 2017 saw a number of awe-inspiring creations that will indeed make their way into people's homes this year. They include LG's new amazingly thin 4K OLED TV, as well as Sony's new contribution to the OLED arena. Automakers, meanwhile, gave us a glimpse into the self-driving future. Check out 12 notable products from CES 2017 below.
1. Polaroid Pop Instant Camera
Polaroid is kicking off its 80th anniversary in 2017 with the new Polaroid Pop instant digital camera, featuring a 20-megapixel CMOS sensor, dual-LED flash and 1080p video capability. While it comes in a sleek, modern design, it issues classic 3"x4" Polaroid instant prints -- courtesy of an integrated printer using ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology -- that instantly recall the brand's legacy instant print cameras.
2. Dosime Personal Radiation Tracker
With many experts hailing nuclear power as the future of clean energy, you can make sure you're safe with the Dosime, a wearable, Bluetooth-enabled personal radiation tracker from the radiation safety firm Mirion Technologies. The device is monitors the air for ionizing radiation, which has the greatest potential for human harm, and delivers data to your smartphone over Bluetooth low energy.
3. BMW i Inside Future Sculpture
BMW focused on what the inside of its cars could like past 2020. The automaker called its BMW i Inside Future concept a sculpture -- a pointed reference to the artistry contained in the design. It features slim, comfortable seats, each featuring a "Sound Curtain" that emanates from the head restraints, allowing individuals to listen to their own music preferences. The driver, meanwhile, has access to the HoloActive interface, which projects controls that appear to be floating in mid-air.
4. Toyota Concept-i
Toyota's futuristic coupe has artificial intelligence that learns your behavior, anticipating your needs and communicating through lights and displays scattered throughout the cabin. The car can also interact with other drivers and pedestrians through OLEDs hidden in its bodywork, allowing it to display messages like "Hello!" or "Turning Left!"
5. LG Signature 4K OLED W Series TV
LG wowed the crowd at CES with its new flagship OLED TV line, which is so remarkably thin that it has to be mounted on a wall. The 65-inch version has a 4K HDR OLED panel that measures just 2.57-millimeters thick and weighs in at just 17 pounds. (The 77-incher weighs 27 pounds.) The screen connects via a proprietary cable to a sound bar underneath, which houses the HDMI ports and other inputs.
6. Faraday Future FF 91
Faraday Future took to CES to unveil its first passenger vehicle, the FF 91. The sleek electric four-door is said to boast 1,000 horsepower and a range of 378 miles. It can hit 60 mph in 2.39 seconds, which narrowly beats out the 2.4 seconds sprint time of the Tesla Model S. Faraday Future claims it has received 64,124 reservations for the FF 91 within 36 hours of the CES event.
7. Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT
Packing 2TB of storage, Kingston's new DataTraveler Ultimate GT is the world's largest capacity flash drive. It has a durable metal alloy case for shock resistance, and it's equipped with a USB 3.1 and USB Type-A connector. Expect a February ship date.
8. LeEco Android-Powered Smart Bikes
LeEco unveiled the Smart Road Bike (picture above) and the Smart Mountain Bike at CES, both featuring a lightweight carbon fiber frame and 11-speed drivetrains. There's a Snapdragon 410-powered 4-inch touchscreen, as well as turn-by-turn navigation, music playback, a compass, accelerometer, barometer and support for third party accessories, like ANT+ heart rate and power monitors.
9. Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Surround earbuds
While most brands are focusing on wireless earbuds, Sennheiser's new AMBEO Smart Surround earphones boast a unique feature -- the ability to record 3D audio using only your iPhone, thanks to two microphones located on the top edges of the ear buds.
10. Honda NeuV Concept
Short for new electric urban vehicle, the Neuv from Honda has artificial intelligence with an "emotion engine," able to read the driver's body language to make music recommendations and offer tips on daily driving habits. When idle, the two-seat vehicle can function as a ride-sharing car, picking up and dropping off passengers when the owner isn't using it.
11. Sony Bravia OLED A1E TV
Sony is officially entering the OLED television arena. Its new 4K Bravia OLED A1E is extremely thin and runs Android TV, and the whole screen is made to resonate to produce sound. Sony calls it the world's first Acoustic Surface sound system, in which sound emanates directly from the screen itself. Inputs, as well as a large rear-facing subwoofer, are housed in the TV stand. Available in 55, 65 and 75-inch variations, the Bravia OLED A1I launches later in the year.
12. HP Spectre x360 Laptop and ENVY Curved 34" All-in-One PC
The new 15" HP Spectre x360 laptop offers 4K resolution, but the thanks to the NVIDIA 940MX discrete graphics chip, the height of the laptop is increased by just 1.9mm (the thickness of a nickel). A "micro-edge display" design reduces the bezel by 70 percent, to just 4.65mm thin on both sides. There's also a larger battery, and Fast Charge technology that juices the battery to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.
The standout feature on the HP ENVY 34-inch Curved All-in-One is the Ultra WQHD panel sceen, packed with almost 5 million pixels, or 40 percent more than a Full HD display. In addition to a 178-degree viewing angle, the Micro-Edge border around the display is almost non-existent, just 10.5mm wide on the sides and top and 14mm on the bottom.