Coolest gadgets revealed at CES
AWAY from the tech giant’s booths, there’s an untapped market of amazing inventions by start-ups in the Eureka Hall at CES. Here’s the coolest gadgets from this year’s Las Vegas show:
The cutest buddy you’ll have: Ditch your best friend, Buddy the entertainment and assistant robot is the cutest mate you’ll have. The little bot with blinking blue eyes is programmed to be the best friend of all family members, turning on lights, serving up recipes and reading the weather as well as playing games like hide n seek and taking selfies that it’ll publish straight to Twitter. It also goes into ‘security mode’ and patrols the house while the occupants are out, notifying users if it detects any sound. Buddy by Blue Frog Robotics will hit the market in September for $US1299.
The answer for windowless rooms: Have a dingy room without a window and no idea what the weather looks like outside? French company Wintual has created a system that turns a TV into a window by streaming a view in real time. Users can choose to set up a camera on their roof and stream a familiar view or opt for iconic outlooks like the San Francisco Bay. It also features sensors that automatically move the view closer as you approach the ‘window’. The kits cost $US1500 and the full frame plus kit costs $US6000.
The ultimate carry-on luggage: Don’t worry about running out of charge while travelling. The Sky Valet carry-on luggage features a wireless charger, two USB ports, built-in scale, bluetooth lock and magnetic front pocket to avoid having to open the main case. This new product will be available in March for $US600.
Event bots: Who knew robots could look gorgeous but these ‘Event Bots’ that welcome guests and roam across the floor have a #girlcrush vibe about them. The robots use facial recognition to say hello when people approach and offer a host of information.