Five years ago, the thought of creating made-to-order glasses that perfectly fit your face from just a few selfies would have seemed unimaginable. Today, it's a
reality thanks to advances in augmented reality and a push for tech that's more personalized and connected than ever before.
CES 2018, Refinery29 took a look at the tech trends of today and the very near future with the Observation Deck, a space that celebrated women as both creators and consumers. From a self-cleaning water bottle to a smart sheet mask that cuts your skincare routine time in half, take a look at some of the cool products on display.
If you've tried out smart mirrors in MAC or
Sephora's Virtual Artist app,
you've tried ModiFace. The brand builds the AR tools that allow you to try on specific shades of lipstick, eyeshadow, or eyeliner at home, without using a single makeup remover wipe.
Take your skincare routine to a whole new level with Foreo's
smart sheet mask device
. The handheld beauty tool combines LED light therapy with T-sonic pulsations for a speedy, 90-second treatment.
UFO, starting at $99, available for pre-order on
Create your own at-home fragrance with Moodo, a smart scent dispenser that comes with a mix of capsules you can mix and match using
, starting at $189, available at
Change up what's on your wall with Meural, a gorgeous digital art display. Upload your own photos or access the thousands of artworks in the app library to switch up what's shown in the frame via the accompanying app.
Leonora, $595, available at
Rebecca Minkoff's Always On bags offer behind the scenes access and styling suggestions in a clever way: QR codes attached to the labels allow you to enter the designer's world, simply by scanning the code with your phone.
Always On Bags, starting at $195, available at
Design your own, custom-fit eyewear with Topology. Start by snapping a selfie in the
, then pick a frame shape and color. The start-up uses your selfie to create a 3D model of your face and craft a pair of glasses designed for your unique facial features.
Eyewear, starting at $495, available via the
Topology Eyewear App
Update the hardware on your wrist with Fossil’s latest hybrid smart watch, which has controls for changing music and taking a selfie.
Q Annette, $155, available Spring 2018 at
For the moon and star-obsessed, Sky delivers. The aromatherapy diffuser projects the celestial bodies on the ceiling so you can look at them as you fall asleep.
Sky, $39.99, available at
This all-in-one wearable breast pump is a game changer. The device fits inside bras, sans cords and external tubes, so new moms can pump easily no matter where they are. An accompanying app keeps track of pumping progress and the milk bag’s one-way valve prevents leaking.
Pump, $479.99, join beta program at
The Owlet smart sock lets new moms rest easy. Wrap the soft, fabric sock around an infant's foot and you'll be able to track their oxygen levels and heart rate from afar using the accompanying app.
Smart Sock 2, $299.99, available at
Record the sound and rhythm of your heartbeat with Hugsy's small Heartbeat device. Then, nestle it inside the Cuddle, an adorable cuddling toy for kids that also captures a mom's scent.
Cuddle & Heartbeat, sign up for release updates at
Jibo is just your friendly, neighborhood — er, home — robot. Designed to be a part of everyday life in the same way that Alexa and the Google Assistant are, Jibo uses facial recognition to get to know different people. It can do everything from dancing on command to taking photos, and it has a lot of personality, too, serving up jokes and useful information.
, $899, available at
What makes Google’s
different from other earbuds? They deliver real-time translation through Google Translate, making them an ideal travel companion.
Pixel Buds, $159, available at
Hogwarts feels a little more real thanks to Lifeprint. The printer uses augmented reality to magically bring your photos to life. Record a message or video, print your photo, and sent it to a friend. When they open the Lifeprint app and hold up the photo, they'll be able to watch your video play.
Hyperphoto Printer, starting at $129.99, available at
TRNTBL is a beautiful, wireless record player that you can use with AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Sonos. Share vinyl tunes with friends over Spotify, or throughout your home on the wireless speakers you already own.
, $499, available at
Try out the Google Assistant with the Google Home Mini, a smaller (and arguably cuter) take on the original Google Home.
Home Mini, $49, available at
Dyson’s Pure Hot + Cool Link is a three-in-one device, delivering air purification, heating, and cooling for any space. The smart purifier automatically detects your air quality and adjusts accordingly to ensure a cleaner apartment, minus any effort on your part.
Pure Hot+Cool Link, $599.99, available at
Purify your water on the go with Quartz. The self-cleaning bottle has a built-in UV-C light to eliminate harmful odor-causing bacteria and viruses. To activate it, just press the cap. Plus, the vacuum sealed, double-walled insulation will keep your H2O cool longer.
Bottle, starting at $79, available for preorder on
Coffee purists have met their match with Bonaverde's Berlin. The all-in-one grind, roast, and brew machine brings a farm to table approach to your morning java.
Berlin Roast Grind Brew, $999, available at
If you hate lukewarm coffee, tea, or cocoa, Ember is for you. The ceramic mug (a travel
version also exists) connects with an app, allowing you to set the exact temperature you want the beverage inside to stay at. Sip at your leisure, without worrying about your drink cooling off.
Ceramic Mug, $79.99, available at
Many laptops feel too heavy to travel with, but most tablets feel insufficient for working on the go. Microsoft's Surface Pro is the perfect hybrid. Use the accessories (the mouse snaps flat for easy travel) to make your workflow even more seamless.
Surface Pro, starting at $999, available at
Surface Arc Mouse, $79.99, available at
Surface Pen, $99.99, available at
Microsoft collaborated with Finnish designer Marimekko on these Surface Pro sleeves, which add a pop of color and energy to your device.
Surface Book Marimekko Accessories, starting at $74.99, available at
Google’s newest Chromebook, the
, can be used in one of four configurations and is the first laptop to have the Google Assistant built in. You can use the Pixelbook Pen, a smart stylus, to access the Assistant with the touch of a button.
Pixelbook and Pixelbook Pen, starting at $999, available at
If you're prone to misplacing your wallet, Ekster's tracker card can help. The slim, solar-powered card slips into your wallet and connects to your phone, allowing you to track down the truly important cards.
Tracker Card & Smart Wallet, $89.95, available at
Google's first premium smart speaker, the Google Home Max, packs a punch with powerful sound and the smarts of the Google Assistant.
Home Max, $399, available at
Even when you use a steadying device, videos shot on a phone can still turn out obnoxiously shaky. Rylo, a handheld 360-degree camera, solves this problem with built-in stabilization that makes it easy for you to post a professional-looking video straight to Instagram.
$499, available at
Turn your white wall into a cinema with the soda-can shaped Nebula Capsule. The portable projector lets you stream Netflix, YouTube and more.
Capsule, $349, available at
When you're looking to set the perfect movie or romantic dinner mood, Philips Hue's White Ambiance smart bulbs can help. You can dim the lights via the app and set other specific modes throughout the day.
Hue White Ambiance A19 Wi-Fi Smart LED Bulb , $49.99, available at
Away’s stylish cases come equipped with a removable, built-in battery for the busy traveler to charge on the go. Worried about losing your luggage? Keep tabs on your bags using this leather luggage tag, which has a Tile Slim tracker inside.
The Bigger Carry-On, $245, available at
Away x Tile
Luggage Tag, $30, available at
For those who like the handheld quality of smartphone cameras but want to venture into something a bit more advanced, the Light L16 is a smart solution. The DSLR-quality camera uses 16 individual lenses to produce high-quality photographs. When you take a photo on the pocket-sized device, multiple cameras shoot simultaneously. Then, imaging algorithms fuse those shots together into a single, detailed photo.
L16, $1,950, available at
The Revl Arc 4K action camera is built to handle your vacation: Take it scuba diving — the device is waterproof up to 33ft, or skiing — image stabilization will smooth out the bumpy ride down the slopes. The accompanying app makes it easy to edit and share your videos on all your social feeds.
Arc, $399, available at