CES 2021 Preview with Andrea Smith

Jan 11, 2021

The Consumer Electronics Show is the tech industry’s annual showcase of the best technology and innovations expected in the year ahead. Giving us an inside look at the newest technology, before the show starts, is tech expert, Andrea Smith.

Galaxy Chromebook 2

2020 was the year that our homes became everything; offices, schools, movie theaters and tech companies, like Samsung, took notice.

The new Galaxy Chromebook 2 combines Samsung’s already impressive hardware with Google’s Chrome OS, all in a compact, lightweight 2-in-1 device with an affordable price tag.

The Galaxy Chromebook 2 has a 13.3-inch QLED display with quantum-dot panels that produce over a billion colors. It’s the first ever Chromebook to have that display - great for doing work, schoolwork, and consuming entertainment.

And of course, it has the other premium features consumers expect from Samsung devices— an ultra-slim and portable profile, durable aluminum frame, a lattice keyboard and more.  It also boasts cinematic audio with dynamic sound that runs up to 178% louder than the average amplifier – delivering users crisp, clear sound.

Cost: starting at $549.99

Oral B- iO Series 9 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

Health and wellness is an area that continues to grow, with so many of us doing so much more at home and that includes taking care of our oral health.

The Oral-B iO Electric Toothbrush gives you that professional clean feel every day. It removes 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush, including 6 times more plaque removal along the gum line, and teaches users how to brush more effectively. There’s a Smart Pressure Sensor that lets you know when you’re brushing too hard.  You’ll see a light on the handle, and it includes a timer that pulsates every 30 seconds and tells you when you’ve hit that recommended 2-minute mark, ensuring a complete clean.

This is a great example of technology enabling consumers to take control of their health. 

Available nationwide for $299




Nextbase 622GW Dash Cam

Another area we’re seeing growth in is auto tech – especially safety and security which is why Dash Cams are so popular now. Nextbase makes dash cams that protect drivers by recording the road ahead, providing detailed 4K HD video footage.


Their 622GW Dash Cam comes with enhanced Night Vision and Extreme Weather Mode to capture those critical details on dark or foggy roads.  Having detailed video footage is an extra layer of insurance that helps save time, money and the headache of false claims and increased insurance premiums

There’s an Emergency SOS feature and hands-free Alexa built in, Intelligent Parking Mode, what3words geolocation, and G-Sensor.  And when you’re not driving, Parking Mode automatically records any bump to your vehicle – for some extra peace of mind.

Cost: $499