Here at Apartment Therapy, we’re all about attending a home-focused trade show, whether it’s devoted to kitchen and bath products, finishes like tile or other decorative accents, gifts, avant garde design, or home tech. Sure, these industry-focused events are sometimes niche, but they function as amazing resources and provide plenty of opportunity for product discovery — at their best, you might be unearthing items that could really disrupt the way we live and change our lives for the better one day. Other times, it’s about discovering an amazing maker or a fairly new company that’s doing something cool in the home space or just spotting an emerging trend in the design space.
And the more you attend these shows, the more you’re able to suss out what’s actually new and innovative, which brings me to this list. I searched high and low for the best home products coming out of the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that wrapped last Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here’s what earned Apartment Therapy’s Best of CES seal — and what you should keep your eye out for coming to market through this year (if not available already).
Kohler SpaViva Handshower & Cleansing Device
Your self-care routine just got a major upgrade, thanks to this new handshower from Kohler that moonlights as a multifunctional beauty tool. Not only does it feature two of Kohler’s best-in-class spray technologies (the heat-retaining Katalyst spray and a new Microbubble spray capable of penetrating the skin for a deeper cleanse), but it also comes with four attachments with rotating heads that you can switch between: There’s a face brush, a body brush, a body massager, and a body scrubber (which is like a pumice stone and meant for heels and rough skin patches). Hello, at-home spa time — and all for around $300 when it launches later in this quarter.
GE Profile Smart Indoor Smoker
With the GE Profile new Smart Indoor Smoker, now you can wood smoke ribs, brisket, and other smaller cuts of meat right on your countertops — and it’s quicker, easier, and less dependent on having a big backyard and the perfect weather, too. At just under $1,000, the machine is an investment, but it has all the bells and whistles you’d want out of a smart mini smoker, from five adjustable smoke settings to get the flavor dialed in just right to six food pre-settings and the ability to customize your own settings, too. Even better, the unit features a built-in temperature probe and dishwasher-safe, removable racks and drip trays for easy cleanup. It’s also the first (and only!) indoor smoker with active smoke filtration technology, which converts the smoke to warm air so it can function inside closed doors.
Tineco Floor One Switch S7
Wouldn’t you love a vacuum cleaner that could handle wet messes as well as it does dry ones? Meet the Tineco Floor One Switch S7, a multi-mode cleaner that can toggle between being a floor washer and a stick vacuum in just seconds. You can expect powerful suction from the vacuum’s brush head and a self-cleaning system out of the floor washer, which ensures the water you’re using on your floors is fresh. Other attachments that come with the package can help you reach into crevices and tackle the cleaning of soft surfaces, too. And the company says the battery life is better than others.
Dreo Chemaker Combi Fryer
What started out on Kickstarter (and took over 50 prototypes and over 20 months of testing to create) has now come full circle: Appliance brand Dreo exhibited its award-winning ChefMaker Combi Fryer for the first time at CES, and it’s hard not to take notice of it. The machine, which looks and functions like an air fryer, really is so much more than that. Case in point: Its “Combi Cook technology,” which has taken cooking technique best practices and translated them into an algorithm that uses temperature, moisture, and cooking time as factors to cook meats, seafood, poultry, veggies, and more to perfection every time, with just the push of a few buttons. It also works along with your smartphone, too, where you can access recipes and video guides.
Govee AI Gaming Sync Box Kit
Officially announced at CES last year, these LED Gaming Lights are now readily available, roughly half-price of their original retail, and admittedly a niche pick for a home design site. But if you’re into games like Apex Legends, or you just want to take your gaming experience to the next level, why haven’t you bought this kit that will color match and sync your Govee lights to in-game movements and actions? They’re even compatible with movies and other media — little kids and adults alike will love ‘em.