Drumroll please, these are the best gadgets at CES 2020!

January 8, 2020

CES Las Vegas is a brilliant platform to showcase incredible gadgetry. Creativity rules, meaning we get a fair share of bloopers in the rooms. That being the focus in another piece, lets get on to T3 Middle East’s list of the best gadgets on show at CES 2020!

Eargo NeoHiFi

Talk about taking hearing aids into a whole new styling realm. Far from the blunderingly obvious hearing aids of old, this device is sleep and totally out of sight. Designed for adults with mild to severe, high-frequency hearing loss, the mobile app lets you activate or deactivate sound profiles for specific listening environments.


Intel Ghost Canyon NUC

Intel’s tiny modular desktop gaming PC concept, the NUC (Next Unit of Computing) has ticked the right boxes since its launch almost 5 years, with a modular compute form factor and the ability to host a desktop-sized graphics card. The Ghost Canyon NUC promises desktop performance and gaming in a 5 litre chassis. The Intel NUC 9 Extreme will be the first model in the series to use an unlocked Core i9 CPU (9th Gen) running at up to 5GHz, and also the first to be able to host a discrete graphics card, and does not require an external power supply.  The Intel Ghost Canyon NUC will be available ranging from Core i5 to Core i9 with the top-end Core i9 being an unlocked SKU.


Anomaly AR Book collections

The promise is simple enough.  Graphics novels created inhouse that cater to every age group and the darker side, brought life with an AR app that builds story, tells about past adventures of individual characters and what not. Brilliant!


Yale Linus

The Linus Smart Lock stands out as a smart lock, and the true distinction has little to do with the circuits or motors inside it. Yale instead had to solve a different problem: making a single lock that could work across the many various standards you’ll find on doors throughout Europe and the Middle East. Different countries have very different door locks, torques, number of turns the deadbolt has to make, and so on. So Yale made a modular system that can work with multiple mounting backplates for each region. The Yale Linus has been designed to upgrade an existing Euro cylinder lock, this model is designed to turn the dumb into the smart with the minimum effort. The Yale Linus leaves your existing lock intact, with the internal module designed to turn a key inserted into your lock permanently. As well as being quick to install, this means getting into your home doesn’t require any power or smarts, as a traditional key can be used.

Prinker Pro tattoo printer

One of those ideas that makes you wonder: whoa, why didn’t anyone think of this before? The Prinker Pro tattoo printer does just that: skin–friendly temporary tattoos that help you get in form for any occasion. Say goodbye to the pain of needles and the risk of old perspectives on life forever etched on your skin.


These guys went on a soft launch recently in our part of the world, and at CES Showstoppers, they showed off a 16” version of the Linedock charging pack for Macs, which boasts a 1TB capacity. Superslim with a ton of ports and a matching color texture to your Mac of choice, this is a true super-accessory.


Think of it as every DIYer geeks wet dream: A borescope kit specific to smartphones, the world’s smallest. Forget those days of foraging through hardware store aisles, mixing and matching for something that will help your component set-up. The 3.9mm diameter pinhole lets you look inside tight spaces, and whether system components, checking plumbing issues at home or going hands-on with your F150, this will be your tool of choice. Well done!

Rembrant Labs Model V

This truly game-changing set of speakers was creating by an engineering visionary. And the promise is simple enough- a truly immersive, emotional version of even everyday tracks. The Model V powered stand speakers let you experience 100db of massive room-filling sound while staying under 0.1% THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) over the full range of the speaker. Pioneering tech, including a Distributed Mode Planar Transducer and a Helmholtz Chamber and finer details like there being no parallel structures in the speaker aside, a +35db amplifier means expansive soundstage that truly belies its $3,500 price point. The end result is a set of speakers that take you to places never experienced at a price point that’s at odds with other far more costlier speakers. And lets not forget, that design is truly a standout.


Snapmaker A350

There is a reason why these guys went ballistsic on Kickstarter. These modular 3-in-1 3D printers are all about unlocking  your full creative potential, and include 3D printing , laser engraving, cutting, and CNC carving. And starts at a rather amazing $799 price point. Snapmaker.com

Sabinetek SmartMike+

Created for demanding content creators, filmmakers and journalists, the SmartMike+ wireless microphone enables realtime transmission and synchronization of full band stereo for vlogging, recording, remixing, voice-over, dubbing and more with smartphones.  SmartMike+ is the world’s first mic that transmits wireless, multi-channel audio at ultra low-latency within a range of 15 meters, synchronize audio and video in real time. The SmartMike+ App support one-touch simultaneous output, and you can also record audio from two SmartMike+s simultaneously making it ideal for group interviews.

$159, sabinetek.com

SanDisk 8TB SSD Prototype

WD love to shift the standing order quite frequently. And at CES, they demoed the world’s highest capacity, pocket-sized, portable SSD prototype featuring a SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps interface. Now that’s going the distance!


Klipsch x McLaren T10 true wireless headphones

Klipsch Audio was recently announced as the Official Headphone and Portable Audio partner of the McLaren Formula 1 team, and what a way to celebrate! The end result is the $999 T10 true wireless headphones, a device that will satisfy both audiophiles and racing fans alike. On the design front, the T10 features the auto brand’s signature color, with Papaya Orange being utilized in both sets and cases.

The device boasts the world’s thinnest inductive charging case with state-of-the-art magnetic doors, the latter inspired by McLaren. 95% recyclable, these McLaren-partnered wireless buds feature a built-in operating system with embedded artificial intelligence and can be controlled using advanced gestures. They also incorporate dual-microphone active noise cancellation and the same balanced armature drivers as the high-end Klipsch X10i earphones, plus an exclusive turbo boost mode to enhance the performance . It also has the world’s highest energy density Li-Ion rechargeable battery.

$999, klipsch.com

J5 Create USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock

The choice to pick and choose the connectivity of your dock? Now that’s pretty amazing. The main body of the JCD389 Ultradrive USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock 11-in-1 includes an HDMI port which supports resolutions up to 4K @ 30 Hz, and two USB Type-A Gen 1 ports. Then you have 5 detachable small adapters, they being USB-C to HDMI/VGA/mini DisplayPort/Gigabit Ethernet/SD & microSD 3.0, that give you the ability to expand even further with additional functions. Each module can work separately as a stand-alone mini adapter or be magnetically attached to the main body for use together, brilliant!

$129, j5create.com

Matalab Coding Lab

A hands-on coding kit for children from 3 up to 10, it lets children learn coding essentials through gaming, the medium of music and art. The end result also means enhanced logical thinking and the ability to concentrate.


by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.