In the near future, augmented reality wearables will slide into our lives as seamlessly as iPhones and Fitbits. Rokid's AR glasses? Well, those aren't quite there yet. The Chinese company's prototype is chunky, clunky, and totally ugly—but even in its rudimentary form, we were impressed with what they could do. The glasses show information in the corner of the lens, including surprisingly reliable facial recognition tech that tells you who's around. It's a compelling proof of concept of what AR wearables will be capable of before 2018 is over.
The Raven H is a unique and versatile smart home device—it's a speaker, a voice-activated assistant, and a touch-sensitive home entertainment remote, all in one. The sharp design comes courtesy of Swedish audio and electronics firm Teenage Engineering. Even more fun, Raven is owned by Chinese web services giant Baidu, so when you talk to the little LED-dotted square on top, you're interacting with DuerOS, Baidu's rapidly growing AI platform. There's just one catch: You'll need to talk to it in Chinese.