Ten Weird And Amazing Gadgets From CES 2018
False Eiffel Towers, Elvis mimes, high-rollers and low-lifes, Las Vegas seems a weird place at the best of times. But with the rolling of the annual CES tech show in town, it becomes completely stranger.
For each life-altering innovation, there’s an eyebrow raising one, as the sharpest minds in technology look to outperform each other and attract the attention of the clamoring, tech hungry crowds. Occasionally honest intentions transform into weird products, whereas other times worse ideas just enjoy an improbable injection of cash to turn them into a reality.
Therefore, read on for our Amazing Gadgets 2018 from the biggest tech exhibition on Earth, as we furnish these gadgets that, while occasionally wonderful, are all unmistakably weird.
Kohler Numi Toilet
Got 6,000 dollars burning a hole in your pocket? If the hole burns straight through to your colon, you might require a spot to relieve your loins, and Kohler’s insanely high-tech talking toilet, the Numi, might be simply what you’ll be seeking. A voice on loo, it contains mood lighting, a foot warmer, music replay, a deodorizer and “sophisticated bidet functionality” with “pulsate”, “oscillate” and “wave” water spray actions.
Struggling to shed that post-Christmas weight gain? The Modius headset asserts to aid you become lean with minimal effort by dispatching electrical signals to your brain. It especially targets the hypothalamus, supposed to decrease your hunger. Initial reports from CES are somewhat skeptical, but with modern society so concerned with weight loss, some people are sure to try anything.
Magik Smart Toothbrush
As a kid, when you just want to eat chocolate and play video games, brushing your teeth could make you feel boring. Why bother when these milk teeth are going to fall off anyway, right? But for those who ever had to contend with a cavity can testify, it’s best to cultivate good brushing habits at an early age. The Magik Smart Toothbrush makes the whole thing into a fun activity, rendering brushing your teeth into an advanced reality game to be played on an iPhone or iPad. Your little ones will flash pearly whites, and they’ll find it enjoyable while polishing them up, also.
Lenovo ThinkPad T Series
Chinese laptop mega Lenovo started off the year by unraveling a fresh range of thinner and lighter ThinkPad gadgets for release later in the year, all powered by 8th Generation Intel Core processors.
The latest ThinkPad T Series, nevertheless, is probably the most prominent among the new line-up. Advertised as a “corporate workhorse”, this series contains privacy protection features like an IR camera, fingerprint reader and a ‘ThinkShutter’ webcam cover to secure users from being spied by computer hijackers. However, the big thing about the T Series is that Lenovo says a few of the models’ battery will function over a whole day without requiring a charge, furnishing a whopping 27 hours of juice.
The series consist of the ThinkPad T480 and the T580 to be available anytime later in the month.
LG 8K TV
Just as you thought TVs couldn’t become more absurdly detailed, LG goes and declares the 88in 8K (Eight) OLED panel TV before CES, asserting to have the biggest and highest-resolution OLED panel of all times.
Not much is known about the record-breaking TV right now, but expect it to cost more than a small house. The Korean firm will unveil more in future at the Las Vegas conference of CES, but it will be available in the current year.
Dell XPS 13 2018 Edition
Dell commenced the year by proclaiming a souped-up version of its XPS 13 laptop, the 2018 edition. This edition is said to provide twice the grunt of the 2015 model, due to improved power management. This comes from the latest thermal design of the laptop, which utilizes Gore thermal insulation for improved heat dissipation. A ‘dynamic power mode’ is also included that cleverly provides maximum power when needed, while carefully controlling system temperatures. The XPS 13 will be present later this month, according to Dell.
The HomePod by Apple is a speaker that is monitored by its AI assistant – Siri – which can perform acts like read out the news and dispatch iMessages or help you find new music. It measures 7inch tall, with its 3D mesh fabric possessing acoustic properties. Apple’s A8 processor is contained within, which the firm claims is “the biggest brain inside of a speaker”. This sits beside a 4in Apple-designed subwoofer and a 7 tweeter array with precision acoustic horns and directional control.
Expect the HomePod sometime “early this year”.