CES2020 Favorites for Families

Regardless of how many times I’ve been to the #CES Show in Las Vegas, it never ceases to amaze. From the replicas of the Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower mid-city, to the miles upon miles of exhibits over multiple buildings, to the new products themselves, the show is a trip in multiple ways.

This year’s introductions included massive numbers of massage chairs, a 25% increase in health tech, and the latest assortment of things you never knew you wanted or needed, but probably will soon. There were table-tennis playing robots, dancing drones, numerous connected sex toys, belts that help predict a fall, smart toys for pets, and a robot shark — for starters.

Our focus, of course, was primarily on tech for families. Here are a few favorites:

  • Most fertility products have been designed for women. Medical Electronic Systems (MES) takes men into account with the YO Sperm Test Kit, a smartphone-based solution for testing and recording sperm motility.
  • 4Moms’ mamaRoo sleep bassinet “moves like you do” to help baby fall asleep and stay asleep longer. Its various motion options and speeds can be controlled either in person or via app.
  • Baby Brezza‘s Formula Prosmart formula maker lets you start warming baby’s formula bottle via app the minute she wakes.
  • Bandai Namco’s Tori is an “augmented reality ecosystem” that encourages kids to combine virtual and hands-on activity. Kids build their own toys, scan them, then enjoy interactive play.
  • Oaxis introduced myFirst Camera Insta 2, which prints out a photo or sticker in 10 seconds.
  • Thinker-Tinker’s interactive story-telling plush Octobo holds an iPad, has sensors throughout its body and comes with story kits.
  • Roybi is an AI-powered educational robot that teaches language and basic STEM. It contains 500 lessons, stories, games and songs, even detects emotions, and responds to the individual child’s learning pace and interests.
  • Happy Tykes’ Pali is a sleep trainer that automatically unlocks a reward if kids stay in bed until the designated time.
  • Lastly, Younglingz’s Lil Flyer ride-on, spinning suitcase includes folding foot pedals, handles and light-up wheels, making it a practical and fun way to transport young kids through the airport.