Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Ten Innovations From CES You Should Know About

The DJI Phantom drone is demonstrated at CES’s Dajiang Innovation Technology booth
The DJI Phantom drone is demonstrated at CES’s Dajiang Innovation Technology boothPhotograph by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Hundreds of innovative gadgets were unveiled last week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Here are my picks for the 10 that are most likely to change how we live and work:

Home 3D printing. With several companies introducing 3D printers for home use, you’ll soon be able to produce toys, belts, cups, spare parts, and other plastic items at home as easily as printing a document. 3D Systems (DDD) is launching CubeJet, a unit about the size of a microwave that prints full-color plastic objects. The company also offers CeraJet for producing ceramics and ChefJet for creating fancy chocolate- and sugar-based confections. Instead of buying small objects, you can simply buy the designs online and print them out at home.