What do hemp headphones, singing toothbrushes, quadcopter cameras and 3-D printed iPhone cases all have in common? Why, CES Unveiled of course.
The sneak peak media event two days before the official kick off of the show is an eclectic mix of tech oddities littered between buffet tables and filled to the brim with teeming hoards.
Using our elbows to maximum effect, however, your EE Life camera crew fought its way around the packed hall to bring you a little taster of the lighter hearted gadgets at this year’s show.
Take, for instance, the Bluetooth powered fork that vibrates a warning when you find yourself eating too fast, or the flower power sensors embedded into plant pots, reminding forgetful owners to water them.
Retro boom box iPhone holder speaker sets sat right alongside ice sculptures and epilepsy inducing LED light flashing jukeboxes for a dramatic display of both kitsch and cool.
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It seems to me that not everyone appreciates the difference between the terms "Gadget" and "Gimmick". The true genius lies not not with the engineers who create the products but with the marketing people who persuade people to pay money for these toys.
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