The 2015 edition of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held from January 6 to 9 in Las Vegas, USA. The mega event saw the launch of multiple devices that mixed innovation with the weird. We pick some that caught our attention.THE WOW
Haier’s ‘no-compressor’ wine cabinet: A world first, this non-vibrating, silent wine fridge was launched in response to the demand from wine connoisseurs who pointed out that subtle vibrations and temperature changes which are common in wine coolers, can affect the wine’s taste.
PicoBrew Zymatic: Connect this device to the Internet, download a recipe from its database and add the ingredients. The machine will start your brew. Add yeast a few hours later, let the mix ferment for a week and you can enjoy 2.5 wgallons of homemade beer after.
Sony’s Android TV: An Ultra-HD smart TV, it includes their new 4k Processor X1 that, according to the company, "further advances the clarity, colour, contrast and accuracy". That’s not all. It also runs on Google’s Android TV platform.
Quell wearable pain reliever: Sending small electric pulses to your paining calves, this device can be worn throughout the day, and promises 40 hours of pain relief in a single charge.
Bragi’s Dash: After managing to become a huge hit on Kickstarter last year and raising $3 million, these smart headphones were unveiled to the public for the first time at CES. Dubbed the "do-it-all" earbuds by tech experts, they are waterproof, touch-controlled, play media and track fitness.
|Samsung Ring Speakers|
Built like a pod in a sci-fi film, these speakers cater to the ultimate party animal.
Coming with ring radiators, they can pump music in all directions.
Selfie Flash: While selfie sticks dominated this year’s edition of CES, this product stood out. The Lenovo Vibe Xtension Selfie Flash offers a solution to a problem that front-camera lovers have been facing for a while — bad lighting. It comes with eight diffused LEDs in a round metal casing with a single button on the back that allows you to take a selfie. It also works with the rear camera.
Emiota Belty: The days of adjusting your belt after a big meal while trying to be as discreet as possible could be over.
This device’s electric-powered motor is in the buckle and knows when to relieve you of the constriction brought on by gluttonous indulgence.
The Melo Mind Headset
It reads neural activity and attempts to translate it in the language of music.
The brain's waves are transmitted via Bluetooth to a connected app. It then computes your level of stress and translates it into two kinds of music which the company calls Relaxed and Distractor.
It’s impossible to write about this year’s CES without mentioning the number of drones unveiled. The unmanned systems (from over 20 companies) were so many that they actually got their own section on the floor. From flying around your living room to following you while avoiding obstacles along the way, they can do anything.