CES always plays host to a ton of, shall we say, “innovative” products, and this year’s digital iteration is no different. One of the constant themes is the slew of weird and wonderful devices, giving us a refreshing take on technology.
What stood out from the pack for pure innovation or sheer wackiness at CES 2021? We take a look at some of the best tech innovations of the expo so far.
One of the more interesting innovations touted at CES was the $180 Hex Home security suite. The brainchild of Origin Wireless, the Hex Home uses Wi-Fi radio waves for motion sensing.
The Hex Home consists of a command device and a plug-in sensing unit, with the tech detecting people moving through the aforementioned Wi-Fi waves. By calculating how the waves bounce, break, and bend around people, the security suite is able to dish out “meaningful” motion-sensing information.
It all sounds rather intriguing, and Origin Wireless promises 10 adjustable sensitivity levels (apparently using AI tech) that can filter out motions from pets. The company is also advertising the ability to cover up to 1,500 square feet with two plug-in sensing units. However, you probably still want a security camera so you can pick up identifying information and the like. Nevertheless, this seems like a handy addition to the home security space.