The Best of CES 2016 – gadgets that stole the spotlight
Bengaluru, India | Red Newswire | Jan 11, 2016 Last Updated at 6:32 PM IST.
This year at the Consumer Electronics Show, the companies showcased not just innovative but also useful products.
The developers sure have taken a creative spin – a refrigerator tells you what’s already inside it while you shop at a store, food scanner reveals what’s the nutritional make up of your food, shoes that track your footsteps etc.
We have compiled a list of best gadgets showcased at the show:
A product of clothing company OM, OMBra is a smart sports bra designed to connect workout clothes to the web. It includes a small black box full of sensors over the torso and track performance indicators like heart rate, calories, distance etc. After data has been collected, the bra sends it to the app. The price range starts at $149.
The WiFi connected thermometer from Withings allows you to take temperature by just hovering over skin. It has been designed especially for the babies – so the readings can be taken without disturbing them. Being less invasive as well as hygienic, the product can be used by placing it over temporal artery. This little gadget comes at a price of $99.95.
Think & Code-a-pillar
This $49.99 gadget is more than a toy. It teaches basic coding to preschoolers. Its eight segments each have a movement command icon. When the start button is pressed after connecting the segments, the code-a-pillar takes the commanded or programmed route.
This fitness watch is a whole lot smarter than its predecessor watch. It puts fitness first and allows you to receive calendar alerts, check messages and answer phone calls.
First Response Pregnancy Pro Stick
This is the first ever Bluetooth-enabled pregnancy test. The Cycle and Ovulation app is updated by the physical test in real time. The stick works in collaboration with the app which helps determine most fertile days. It also offers many tips and resources.
Created by a French startup DietSensor, this gadget tells you the nutritional value of your meal via a chemical scan of your mood. The device is Bluetooth-enabled and uses infrared spectroscopy. The gadget is priced below $249 and the app is available for $10 per month.
Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator
This fridge has a huge touchscreen – 21.5 inches and also has a camera that shows what is already inside when you are at grocery store. This appliance is first third-party appliance that can be connected to Amazon’s Alexa. The price of the fridge has been marked at $5000.
Hydrao Smart Shower
Gone are the days, when only phones were smart. Now we have smart showers too! It provides just the solution to the waste water in your tub. The Bluetooth-enabled device connects to an app and raises 3 different alerts when you have used 5,7 and 10 gallons of water to remind you how much water is being used. The device doesn’t require batteries. Instead it uses its tiny turbines to generate enough power.
Under Armour Gemini 2
These shoes are fitness trackers ($180) and filled with sensors. The sensors tether to your smartphone and display performance indicators.