Now, for some of my favorite finds- the Unexpected Innovations. Don't get me wrong, there is some amazing technology here. But it's also a little... well... unexpected.
1. For the hypochondriac in your life:
Anti-Microbial Corning Gorilla Glass- “contains an ionic silver component which serves as an antimicrobial agent to keep the glass clean”
I wonder if you hold it against your cheek if it will also kill that pesky acne-causing bacteria? Clear skin and a clean phone? Count me in.
2. For the control-freak cook:
Belkin Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker- “adjust the cooker’s settings from anywhere giving you greater flexibility and control over life’s unexpected moments”
The crock-pot is basically the simplest item in the kitchen. It's also the slowest, by nature giving you ample time to deal with "life's unexpected moments". But if you can’t handle that type of ease or trust in your life, this is for you.
3. For the extreme selfie hobbyist:
Panono the Panoramic Ball Camera- “With a traditional camera, you’d have to gather everyone together away from their fun, line everybody up, and take a picture that doesn’t even include you”
But now you can always be the center of attention when you literally throw your camera in the air and get a bird's-eye view of the top of everyone's head. Don't worry though, you'll stand out in the photo. You'll be the one with outstretched arms to try and catch the camera before it cracks someone's head open on its fall.
4. For those who think technology can replace talent:
Zepp Multi-Sport Sensor- “we use technology and insights to help the user discover perspectives of his or her game that cannot be revealed through conventional tools or coaching”
Screw conventional tools and coaching! This sensor will give you all the secrets to becoming the next sports superstar. Mark my words, this will be the athletic version of all the people who think owning a DSLR camera makes them a professional photographer.
5. For the "World's Most Dedicated Toothbrusher":
Kolibree Smart Toothbrush- "Kolibree helps you outsmart your dentist!"
You don't have to dread going to the dentist anymore, because apparently now the dentist should be afraid of you!
6. For the laziest party-host:
Goji Smart Lock- "you can securely send access to houseguests so they can access your home using their mobile phones."
Next time you have your friends over, you don't even have to go to all the trouble to answer the door! Make Goji do all that hard work. You've got more important things to do, like... not answering the door.
7. For the mischievous toy-lover:
Jumping Sumo- "the jumping capabilities only add depth to the trouble we can get into"
Do yourself a favor and watch the promotional video for the Jumping Sumo. By the time it is splashing around in popcorn, you'll know there are no words I could possibly offer to describe its joy.
Cnet has created a fun (and super weird) video as part of their CES 2014 revelry called the "CES Live Torture Test".
Watch the video and check out what happens when they boil a Samsung Active, drive over an Acer Chromebook with a bus, and much more!