Best of CES: Panasonic wins at smart homes (in pictures)
If you think building a house on the CES show floor is an innovative idea, you probably weren't in Las Vegas last week. It seemed as though all smart home companies came to a mutual agreement that smart home products could only be displayed in a house and if that meant building a tiny neighborhood in the Sands Expo center in Tech West, then so be it.
Surprisingly, what was arguably the most impressive smart home was not located in the Sands, but rather in Tech East’s Las Vegas Convention Center. Panasonic’s smart home (a part of their even larger, smart town) had possibly the largest and most detailed smart house on any of the CES show floors.
Panasonic’s kitchen and living room showcased “lifestyles we all desire” in the years 2018-2020, featuring products like a cordless, automatic pot stirrer. Their bathroom let visitors try out personal care devices, their office featured the RULO robot vacuum cleaner introduced last year in Japan and their DEN (entertainment space) featured a range of kitchen appliances.
The Ôra hub, Panasonic’s IoT platform, was displayed outside of the house via a large touch-pad for users to see how items could be controlled from the platform.
Here’s a look at Pansonic’s connected home at CES:
Photos: Katie Nale