MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), was held this week and offered the very latest in tech.
It was virtual this year because of the pandemic, and many of the products revealed were designed to protect against COVID-19.READ MORE: Residents Bubbling Up With Anger After Sunrise Utilities Department Sends Out Bloated Water Bills
One of those is Project Hazel, which is just a prototype right now. But Razer, the company behind Project Hazel, calls it “the world’s smartest mask.”
It’s see-through with a voice amplifier, air ventilation, and even lighting.
Another mask is on the market now.
MaskFone has built-in earbuds and a microphone. It offers an N-95 filter and sells for $50.
Touchless products are also a trend, like a toilet from Kohler that flushes with the wave of a hand.READ MORE: Pair Of South Florida Children Who Died A Couple Weeks Apart Have Saved 11 Lives Through Organ Donation
“Touchless was a big theme, and I think it will continue to be one not just as we cope with the pandemic but into the future,” said CNET Editor-in-Chief Connie Guglielmo.
A touchless doorbell from Alarm.com activates when visitors step on a mat.
The pandemic hit the economy hard and Samsung is now dropping the price for its latest smartphone by $200 less than last year’s version. The ultra-version of the new Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with advanced cameras, delivering a better zoom on images far away and clearer closeups.
TRENDING ON CBSMIAMI.COM
- ‘It’s The Devil’s Dungeon Here’: South Florida Residents Fed Up With Bloody Start To 2021
- Giant Burmese Python Sunning Itself In Cooler Weather Removed From Coral Gables Driveway
- Is Your Dog Happy? AI-Powered Dog Collar ‘Translates’ Barks Into Emotions
But the new phone trend could be Rollable. LG gave consumers just a glimpse of a new device, the LG Rollable, with a screen that can expand or retract.
CNET senior reporter Shara Tibken says, “It’s not just science fiction, though. It’s actually going to release this year. It’s a rollable screen technology. You know, it’s really amazing what companies are able to do with display technology.”MORE NEWS: Extremely Vulnerable To COVID? Complete A Medical Exemption Form & Visit New Federal Site At MDC’s North Campus
TCL believes the technology could lead to devices that roll open. Right now, it’s just an idea that could unfold in the future.