This morning on TODAY I shared some of my favorite tech from this year’s CES with Kathie Lee and Hoda, including the HAPIfork that tells you when you’re eating too fast and a cover for your phone that’s hammer-proof. Seriously, I took a hammer to smartphone this morning. Check out the video to see it in action!
I’m at Haier’s booth where they’ve built a kitchen counter that can power your appliances, like the very first cordless blender I demo in this video. Didn’t stick around long enough to actually try to drink whatever is in that blender though!
Could a keyboard actually help keep you organized? The designers behind the MyKeyO keyboard think so, but it’s hard to say…
Most routers are ugly, and we’re stuck trying to hide them (and all the wires that go with them). But the Almond (currently available on Amazon for $79.99) is a touchscreen router that actually looks good. The new Almond+ router that debuted at CES also isn’t ugly, and it will be able to serve as a switchboard for your home automation too.
Named Holi for the Indian Festival of Lights, these lights are like a festival in a square. You can program ambient lighting for your home based on a color or mood (including party strobe mode) or get a silent notification from the light every time you have a Twitter or Facebook message. Check out how it works together with the app in the video!
Thinking about coming to CES next year? Already here? Here’s my pro-tip for how to get around RIGHT while you’re here!
It’s still just a concept, but Whirpool’s got a table that can cook, keep things hot and keep things cool, all while the fam is sitting around for dinner. Watch the video to see how it works! My prediction? They’ll be on the market in three years – for a ton of money, anyway.
Sewing machines may not be the first thing you think of when you hear “CES,” but they’re here too! Project Runway Allstars Finalist Anthony Ryan Auld demos a Brother sewing machine that features a touchscreen and a stylus that lets you program where you want the machine to sew and what stitch you want to use.
One of the biggest tech trends out there right now is toward the “quantified self,” the general term used to describe all the gadgets and apps out there for tracking your fitness, movement, calorie intake, etc. The HAPIfork is another (very specific!) example of this trend: it measure how fast you eat, giving you precise measurements of time between bites and how long your meal takes. Sounds crazy right? Check out the video above for a demo, because the HAPIfork is really real.
OK follow me here: what would be better than a camcorder that could project on the wall? How about a camcorder that could project anything else too! This Handycam has HDMI In, so you can plug it into your computer, Blu-Ray, whatever. Check it out!