9 high-tech gadgets from CES that feel like they’re right out of Star Trek


At CES 2019, there are plenty of expected announcements from some of our favorite tech companies. But it is the high-tech gadgets right out of Star Trek we are excited for.

It is an exciting time for tech-lovers, as the six days of the Consumer Electronics Show gave us all the news we want about things like cell phones, new televisions and all of the high-tech toys we could ever want. But perhaps it is the fact that at CES, we are getting gadgets that are straight out of Star Trek that really has us excited over this year’s show.

Now, I’m not saying these are the same things we see in Star Trek: The Next Generation reruns or even watching Star Trek: Discovery, but these are definitely the kinds of gadgets we wouldn’t be surprised to find on board these ships. And while there are certainly some interesting pieces of tech out there, not all of them are Trekkie enough to make the cut.

Hupnos Sleep Mask

If ever there was a high-tech gadget I needed in my life, it would have to be the Hupnos Sleep Mask. Not only does it make me think of something off any Star Trek ship, but the fact this is designed to help combat snoring with gentle vibrations, while also keeping your eyes covered through the night makes it high-tech perfection.


The Umay really does look a high-tech piece right out of the future. And the fact that it is a heated meditative device for the eyes makes it that much more impressive. As someone who sits in front of a computer all the time, I love the idea of the Umay. It helps rest the eyes, while also working to eliminate dry eyes, so it is a win-win.

Sphero Specdrums

This might be one of the coolest bits of tech to come out of CES 2019, at least in terms of having some fun. The Sphero Specdrums is a ring that connects to an app that allows you to make music using a rainbow of colors. Basically, touch this ring to any color and you can create sweet music depending on the sound associated with that shade.


We all know that Star Trek had a few robots hanging out, including a few that looked and acted like real people. And thanks to Pibo, we can have our very own companion robot (how cool?), who wants our company, and can tell us what’s going on that we need to know.

Royole FlexPai

Forget Samsung and Apple, the Royole FlexPai is the wave of the future when it comes to new cellphone technology. This foldable cell phone is a smartphone that folds in half. And if that’s not straight off the Starship Enterprise, I don’t know what is. It may still need work, but it looks like the flip phone may not be dead after all.

Bosch BML100PI projector

The Bosch BML 100PI projector is a tiny projection device that will help you organize your life. And we bet it will make you think of Star Trek when you see how this device has been used and showcased at CES, including being a tool to determine what to wear and what needs to be washed.

Fromaggio smart cheesemaker

Cheese lovers rejoice! We can now make our very own cheeses at home. From soft to hard cheeses, the Fromaggio smart cheesemaker is going to help you become the true cheese queen or king of the neighborhood. And honestly, even if this quick-food tech didn’t make us think of Star Trek, how can we not point out the fact that there is an honest to goodness way to make cheese at home?

Moona smart pillow system

If you ever get too hot or too cold in the middle of the night, the Moona smart pillow system has you covered. Thanks to the sensors and water pump in this system, you will find your night-time temperatures regulated for a much better night’s sleep. And the fact that this thing is able to track what is happening in the room too, from humidity to even the light that is coming in.

Mycroft Mark II on the table. Image courtesy of mycroft.ai.

Mycroft Mark II

Looking for an alternative to Alexa? Then the Mycroft Mark II wants to be your go-to smart home assistant. Not only does this do the job of Siri and Alexa, but it also makes sure not to store or share any of your personal data (which is what makes this assistant that much more impressive).

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For Star Trek lovers, CES is a paradise of technology that makes us think we are already staring down the future. And these high-tech gadgets are definitely some of our favorites from this year’s show, although there are plenty of other items that were either re-introduced or improved upon.