Home Automation and Robot Toilets Storm The Internet This Week

January is time for two massive gatherings of consumerism that should of particular interest to homeowners. Both are trade-only shows that require attendees to be part of the industry or the media. I have attended both and they are quite impressive. Most interesting is to see the latest trends in products, what is coming out this year and what is on the near horizon. 

Between home automation, self driving cars, style changes for home inteiors and massive advancements in construction technolofgies, it should be an intesresting week of coverage. 


The annual Consumer Electronics Show (or CES Jan 9-12) in Las Vegas is the largest convention in the US and has been for some time. The 180,000 attendees are all manufacturers, retailers, journalists etc and they are there to see the latest and greatest in all things electronic.

Home automation brands like Nest and Vivint will be on hand showing off their latest in home automation while Intel, Fisker and others will showing off self-driving cars and electronic integration into homes. 

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Most media outlets will be covering CES, but you can search Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the #CES2018 hashtag and find all the latest and greatest news as it happens. 

Live Coverage Resources:

Digital Trends

The Verge CES

Design & Construction Week

Also in January is the annual Design & Construction Week, which is actually two shows taking place in Orlando Fl. The NAHB International Builders Show and Kitchen and Bath Industry Show are similar to CES as brands debut their latest products for the industry and media to fawn over. However, the focus on the home is more direct here.

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As this show is also limited to those that work in the construction industry you will most likely not attend, however, social media will be abuzz with coverage. Some sources:

Hashtags to search: #IBSOrlando #IBS2018 #KBIS2018


Internation Builder Show Profile

KBIS Profile


International Builder Show Profile

KBIS Profile

Michael Robleto

REALTOR®-Podley Properties



Michael Robleto is a REALTOR® with Pasadena based Podley Properties. His analytical and open approach to sales has served his clients well in his twenty years of sales. Michael brings a modern data and technology-driven approach to real estate while focusing on the historic architecture of Bungalow Heaven. Tapping his experience in media and journalism, he publishes in-depth blog articles that will be of interest to homeowners and home-buyers. He can be found on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram under the common profile name of his blog BungalowAgent or at www.BunaglowAgent.com/blog. For Sellers or Buyers Agent representation he can be contacted directly. 

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