An alarm clock that wakes you up with delightful smells instead of sounds, a refrigerator that can order groceries and a toy that can teach toddlers how to code are just few of the high tech gadgets than will change consumers' lives in 2016.
New and innovative products were unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas, each combining a unique blend of convenience and technology that look to impact consumers' lives in a positive way. Check out the list below to see which futuristic gadgets are coming your way in 2016.
A foreign language translator you can use anywhere in the world
Users hold down a button and speak into this device, which automatically translates their words into English, Chinese or Japanese. Future languages that expected to be added include French, Thai, Korean, Spanish, Italian and Arabic.
A device that can monitor an elderly love one's care from any location
This device monitors a senior citizen's activity throughout the day and raises alerts to loved ones if it senses any cause for concern.
A refrigerator that can order groceries
Decades ago, the thought of having a computer in your refrigerator seemed unnecessary. But Samsung's state-of-the-art fridge shows how much technology can help us with our food. The web-enabled appliance can send pictures of what your food looks like to your smartphone when you're away and even can allow users to order groceries from the device and even watch TV from another shared Samsung device.
An alarm clock that wakes people up with smells instead of sounds
Waking up to the same obnoxious alarm noise can become tiresome very quickly. This alarm from Sensorwake though attempts to make the act of waking up much more soothing to your senses, using fragrances like hot croissant, peppermint, chocolate and more to get you out of bed.
A toy that teaches children the basics of coding
Aimed at kids 3-8 years old, this Fisher Price toy comes with eight modules with their own different functions, intended to give toddlers a small introduction into coding.
An automated bartender that mixes drinks all on its own
This app-controlled robotic bartender from Somabar can create mixed cocktails in seconds wit the ability to infuse bitters into each drink and is also self-cleaning.
A robot that can project movie-sized screens anywhere around the house
Move over R2-D2, there's another picture-projecting droid in town. The Tipron robot can project up to an 80-inch-screen and can adjust the size of the screen while moving.
Virtual reality devices that can transport you to a new digital world
The Oculus Rift is now on sale to the public and HTC and Samsung's devices are also expected to have a real impact on consumers in 2016, with many companies planning innovative ways to incorporate the technology.
A sleek car that makes drivers feel weightless
This fully-electric, single seat car boasts speeds up to 200-mph, 1,000-horsepower while looking very easy on the eyes. Two of the coolest features of Faraday Future's electric car is the smartphone integration and the zero gravity driving station, allowing drivers to feel "an unparalleled sense of weightlessness and reduced driver fatigue."