Yesterday, the International Consumer Electronics Show, an annual technology conference for the consumer electronics industry officially kicked off. The conference has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies in the past 50 years. CES showcases more than 4,500 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more.

The conference attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Taking place at the World Trade Center Las Vegas, the conference is a gathering of more than 180K attendees from over 150 countries.

CES is where companies like to show off their latest, greatest and wild creations. CES 2019 is where consumers will see and interact with the major technology trends and releases for the year.

At last year’s conference, ID Africa was represented by our Art Director, Dare, who saw first hand the latest gadget and technologies at that time. You can watch his experience here.

So far, these are some of the best innovation on display.

Samsung Bots:

samsung bots

These robots are designed to be companions to people to help from everything from tracking sleep, taking your medication to call 911 if you fall. The bots can also play music, dances with you and can give you a daily rundown of what you have for the day. These bots generally make people’s lives easier and help them get things done.

Lenovo Smart Clock:

Google and Lenovo smart watch

Google teamed up with Lenovo to launch this cute smart clock. Lenovo smart clock can charge your phone, play music either though connected devices or Bluetooth and converse with you thanks to Google Assistant.

LG Signature OLED TV R:


LG unveiled the breathtaking LG Signature OLED TV R at its press conference. The smart Tv is rollable and can slide in and out of view at the touch of a button.


Toto smart toilet

This is quite interesting. Whether you want them or not, smart devices have finally moved into more private areas. At this year’s conference, plumbing giant Toto introduced the Neorest NX2 intelligent toilet. The toilet features high-tech sensors that can automatically open and close the lid and flush the water.

There is also a personal cleansing system integrated into the device that uses warm water, an air dryer, heated seat, and many other features that will make your bathroom experience as comfortable as possible.

That’s it for now guys. Stay tuned as we will be sharing more technologies displayed at the CES conference.