Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or just really busy, you might have noticed that CES 2022 kicked off this week. While the event technically started today, we’ve been seeing various announcements all week long. As is the case with every major event like this, we have rounded up some of our favorite announcements and provided the title of “Phandroid’s Best of CES 2022”. Let us know what you think about these in the comments, and whether another announcement blew your mind!
Razer Blade 15
Razer has completely revamped its entire lineup of Blade laptops, but the Blade 15 comes in as the “sweet spot” option out of the trio. This is because you’ll enjoy a larger display compared to the 14-inch model, along with configurable RAM, and dual Thunderbolt 4 ports. There is even a configuration that offers a QHD resolution complete with a 240Hz refresh rate, which is pretty incredible regardless of whether you’re gaming or getting some work done. The new Razer Blade series will launch later this month.
OnePlus 10 Pro
In true OnePlus fashion, the company opted to trickle out some information regarding its 2022 flagship, the OnePlus 10 Pro. There aren’t many surprises when you look at the spec-sheet, as the phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, and sport Android 12 out of the box. But a redesigned camera module, along with the sleek matte green finish and 80W charging speeds definitely have piqued our interest. The phone will first launch in China, but is expected to land in more regions in the coming months.
Withings Body Scan
Since many of us are starting out New Years Resolutions, it makes sense for those who are trying to keep track of our health would be intrigued by the Withings Body Scan. While Withings has to wait to release it due to needing approval, this might just be the most feature-packed smart scale that we’ve ever seen.
Samsung Eco Remote
Being able to charge your accessories without wires is something that we tend to take for granted, but Samsung is taking things even further. With the new Samsung Eco Remote, not only will you not need to worry about replacing the batteries, the remote will recharge itself with the help of radio frequencies, along with the sun. Samsung details that the remote will pull power from different devices in your home that transmit radio waves, keeping your remote charged up all of the time.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has been rumored for more than six months at this point, but the wait is finally over. Samsung announced its latest device at CES 2022, revealing a design that is practically the same as the standard Galaxy S21, along with some new colors to go with it. Under the hood, the Galaxy S21 FE is powered by the Snapdragon 888, 6GB of RAM, and sports a triple camera setup on the back. The phone will launch later this month with a retail price of $699.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3
CES 2022 is usually when we see all of the new laptops and computer peripherals that will be released over the course of the next year. But the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 stands out from the crowd in more ways than one. Not only does this laptop sport a massive 17.3-inch display, but there’s an additional 8-inch display embedded into the body of the laptop. Not only will you be able to throw different apps on the screen, but it’s also touch-sensitive and will work with a stylus so you can jot down some hand-written notes. The ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 will start at $1,399 and will be available this Spring.
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra
Roborock already makes some of the best robot vacuums on the market, and the company looks to hold onto its lead in the space with the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra. This robot vacuum comes complete with a dock that will empty the dust bin, along with cleaning the built-in mop and re-filling it with water when the time comes. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the same great features that you already know and love when it comes to Roborock’s lineup of vacuums. The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra will launch sometime later this year with a retail price of $1,399.
Samsung Freestyle projector
Along with its other many announcements, Samsung also introduced its latest smart projector named “The Freestyle“. This projector will display content in 1080p resolution while providing one of the more portable and feature-rich projectors that you can find on the market today. The Freestyle will optimize the screen size based on how far away it is from the backdrop. It will even go so far as to auto-focus and level out the image, regardless of whether it’s placed on an angle or not.
Motorola MA1 Android Auto dongle
The Motorola MA1 Wireless Car Adapter is an adapter for Android Auto where instead of the cable plugging into your phone, it plugs into the MA1. Users can then connect their phones to the MA1 wirelessly, and from there they will be able to transmit data from their phones to their Android Auto unit wirelessly. It is priced at $89.95 and will be available for purchase starting at the end of January.
TCL NXTWEAR AIR
In 2021, TCL released its first iteration of smart glasses with the TCL NXTWEAR G. These were a set of unique-looking glasses that plug right into your phone, emulating a 140-inch display. To kick off 2022, TCL is back with its latest iteration on the wearable display with the TCL NXTWEAR AIR. These smart glasses provide dual 1080p displays with a 47-degree Field of View, and about a 140-inch viewing size at about 13-feet. They plug right into your favorite Android phone using USB-C and even have a set of dual speakers built right in.