Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show is eagerly anticipated for cutting-edge smartphones, tablets, computers, and other hot items. However, CES also displays some stranger, equally intriguing devices, and that is what we saw this year. Read below to discover some of the most unusual devices on the show floor at CES this year.
The Stockholm company Happy Plugs turned earbud headphones into a fashion statement. Happy Plugs manufactures 18-karat gold earbuds that are hand-molded.
Unfortunately, these headphones will not have a similarly expensive sound. These golden headphones have the same specifications as $30 earbuds produced by Happy Plugs.
These headphones certainly are not going to sell well, given their $14,500 price tag, however opulent earbud users may appreciate this gesture by Happy Plugs.
If you are looking for a new toothbrush to improve your brushing habits and impress your dentist, you should check out Kolibree. This smart toothbrush can help teach good brushing habits to its users.
This toothbrush contains a bunch of sensors that determine which area of the mouth you are brushing, how long you are brushing your teeth, how rigorous you brushed, and which areas you clean well, among other things. Kolibree even challenges you to do better upon your next brushing. You can view the statistics from your brushing on the smartphone app.
We can expect to see Kolibree in the third quarter of this year. It will likely sell in the $100 to $200 range.
Parrot MiniDrone and Jumping Sumo
Parrot’s MiniDrone and Jumping Sumo are essentially toy drones that can be controlled wirelessly from your smartphone or other devices.
What is the main difference between the two? The MiniDrone can fly, while the Jumping Sumo can merely jump. The MiniDrone also can climb walls, has a camera mounted on the bottom of the device, and has a lithium-polymer battery that allows the drone to fly for up to 8 minutes. The Jumping Sumo can roll on nearly any surface and jump as high as 2.5 feet.
Unfortunately, the prices of these Parrot devices is not yet known.
Sleep Number x12
This may come as a surprise to some, but beds are getting smarter along with the rest of our devices. If you are going to spend a lot of money on a bed, you might as well get one that has a lot of smart features with the potential of improving your sleep.
This bed connects to Wi-Fi and sensors that allow it to monitor your sleeping patterns. Based off of these patterns, you are given a sleep score. You can compare your sleep score with your partner to see who got better sleep.
There is even a snore button that raises the head portion of the bed on your partner’s side up 6 degrees.
This Sleep Number bed will cost around $8,000.
Many iPhone users miss having a physical keyboard to type on. At CES, Typo revealed an iPhone keyboard that resembles a BlackBerry keyboard so much that BlackBerry is suing the company.
If you want to type a long message or need to type fast, you should consider getting a keyboard for your iPhone. This keyboard is so great because it is handheld, unlike other Bluetooth keyboard alternatives.