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Tech promises to make your life better. Does it?

February 18, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Over a month after this year's virtual CES tech trade show, touting new and conceptual products of the future, I was left wondering whether these products actually worked.

New York (CNN Business)Over a month after this year's virtual CES tech trade show, touting new and conceptual products of the future, I was left wondering whether these products actually worked.

I wanted to test some of the tech that promised to make life better, and give them enough time to see if they were worthwhile.

L'Oreal Water Saver

L'Oreal Water Saver is a showerhead that promises to save 80% more water at salons by shrinking the droplets to be more efficient.

If thousands of salons adopt the L'Oreal Water Saver into their routines over the next two years, as L'Oreal hopes, the company estimates savings of up to 1 billion gallons of water per year.

"We are also building solutions at home, with a goal to create sustainable tech anywhere consumers use our haircare products," said L'Oreal Tech Incubator global vice president Guive Balooch.

Another gadget I tried is a mind-centered device called Cove, which retails for $490 and started shipping in January in the United States.

CEO Fran├žois Kress, who previously served as CEO of fashion brand Carolina Herrera and executive at Louis Vuitton, thinks of Cove as a way to send messages to the brain through the skin behind the ears, and make the mind calm down.

Cove sends gentle vibrations right behind the ears for 20 minutes a session, and it's controlled via an app, available on iPhone or Android.

The first time I tried it, I fell asleep right away, only to be woken up by a vibrating signal that my session had ended.

Cove promises the longer you use it, the more effective it is.

That makes it tough for tech reviewers to to see if Cove actually can do what it promises for insomnia and anxiety.

There are many other CES gadgets I didn't get to try, including a paper-like soap from Proctor and Gamble that uses less water.

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