CES 2024 occurred in Las Vegas from Jan. 8-12, and The Hollywood Reporter’s shopping editors and product reviewers explored over 4,000 exhibitors to find the most noteworthy consumer tech products. Our top picks include transparent TVs, home theater essentials, cutting-edge beauty devices, and smart home gadgets. Discover our featured products from the expo below, and follow our CES coverage for more details.
The futuristic vision of flying cars, as promised by The Jetsons, has taken a step closer to reality at CES 2024. In addition to unveiling transparent TVs and the return of cell phone keyboards, the event showcased the latest advancements in automobile audio, e-bikes, and personal planes that don’t require an FAA pilot license.
Though we didn’t get hands-on experience with driving or riding these innovations, we had the opportunity to examine their sleek designs and explore the technology incorporated into their structures. Below, we highlight some of the vehicles and travel gear that caught our attention at CES 2024, offering a glimpse into the potential future of personal transportation.
Best Products of CES 2024: Auto, Vehicles, and Travel Accessories
Urtopia Best AI E-Bike – Urtopia Fusion E-Bike
Design legend Hartmut Esslinger, known for his work at Apple and Sony, introduces the Urtopia Fusion E-Bike. Touted as the world’s first dual-motor, dual-battery e-bike, this carbon fiber electric bicycle features an onboard AI assistant. With top-of-the-line carbon fiber construction, riders can reach speeds of up to 15mph and enjoy a range of up to 124 miles with the battery extender. The Fusion comes equipped with advanced features for city, suburban, or trail riding.
BougeRV Best Travel Coolers – BougeRV 12-V Colorful Refrigerators
BougeRV adds a stylish touch to its electric cooler lineup at CES 2024 with new spring-ready hues of its 12-volt mini-fridges. Available in purple, pink, and mint, these 23-quart refrigerators offer quick cooling and freezing without the need for ice. With the capacity to hold up to 32 soda cans, they also double as chargers for tech gear.
Land Moto BEST E-Moto – Land Moto District
The Land Moto District combines the features of an e-bike, e-moped, and e-motorcycle in a stylish and powerful design. With a waterproof LCD display, a total range of 40 to 120 miles, and a top speed of 70 mph, this electric eMoto offers versatility for off-roading or city use. The swappable battery adds convenience for extended rides.
Pebble BEST Trailer – Pebble Flow All-Electric Smart RV
Pebble introduces the Flow All-Electric Smart RV, featuring an effortless self-attaching “magic hitch” and 270-degree panoramic views. Equipped with the world’s first dual-motor active propulsion assist system, this RV allows for off-the-grid living for up to seven days. With solar panels, it self-charges under direct sunlight, providing a sustainable travel option.
Mercedes-AMG BEST Car Infotainment System – Mercedes-AMG MBUX Sound Drive
The Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV 2024 boasts an innovative infotainment sound system, MBUX Sound Drive, offering an interactive musical experience based on the car’s acceleration and movement. Developed in collaboration with musician will.i.am, this system transforms music in real time, creating a unique driving experience. It is expected to be released in the summer for select 2024 Mercedes-AMG models.
Pivotal BEST air vehicle – Pivotal Helix Single-Seat Personal Aerial Vehicle
Pivotal presents the Helix, a single-seat personal aerial vehicle that doesn’t require an FAA pilot license. Priced at $190,000, this electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle can reach up to 5,000 feet in class G airspace, allowing for approximately 20 miles of travel at just over 60 miles per hour. With carbon fiber construction, the Helix disassembles for storage and floats in water for emergency landings. Pilots undergo rigorous simulator and flight training sessions for qualification.
These innovative products from CES 2024 provide a glimpse into the evolving landscape of consumer technology and personal transportation. Stay tuned for more updates and insights from The Hollywood Reporter.