CES offers a sea of gadgets and new technologies. Some are inspiring, some are game-changing, some are awesome and others are down right crazy! Today we are focusing on the latter. It’s always cool to see what kind of nutty gadgets come to the biggest tech convention in the world, so let’s have some fun.
We didn’t actually cover most of these, as we were out there going crazy over the gadgets we actually cared about. We will show you other sites’ coverage for this one, though. Just so you don’t miss out.
WebOS has a long history. It failed with Palm, it failed with HP and now it is actually doing pretty well with LG. The operating has been passed around quite a bit, and now it seems to be reaching even smart watches.
That is right… smart watches. To make things even more weird, this watch is being launched by Audi, which has partnered with LG to make the device happen. It’s pretty much an LG G Watch R with WebOS baked into it.
The watch can do cool things like opening the doors and even starting the car. Not a bad investment for those who actually have a compatible Audi, but I wonder how it will do with updates and other functionality. It probably would have been better to just make an Android Wear app, then you could get all the benefits of having an Android Wear device, as well as having all the car features.
Now, if I had to choose one weird thing I saw at CES, it would hands-down be Toshiba’s Communication Android. This thing is weird!
It’s pretty much a robot in the shape of a lady, which can talk, move and make all kinds of gestures. It looks pretty real. Of course, you can always tell it’s still a robot, but its similarities with our fellow humans really makes this a bit of a freaky and weird gadget… person thing? Whatever you may want to call it.
Regardless, it’s pretty cool, even if it gave me nightmares for days to come.
Want to take a look at more weird robots? This one hits right into humanity’s deepest fears by taking the shape of a spider. We actually saw this little guy at IDF 2014, but it cause quite the commotion at the CES show floor.
It can walk, it can dance, and it can haunt your dreams for a long time. It’s also pretty cool, though! It’s actually powered by Intel Edison, a platform that is about the size of an SD card. It has an integrated processor, RAM, storage and all… and it fits between two fingers.
Let’s stay within the spider theme for a minute. Fashion tech designer Anouk Wipprecht has gone all out at CES 2015, where she displayed her lates smart clothing article. This spider dress is quite unique, as it focuses on keeping your personal space secure.
Start getting to close to the dress and spider legs will simply come out and keep you away. It’s just as freaky as the other spider, if not more, and it also runs on Intel Edison. Pretty impressive!
OK, so this one is actually pretty cool, but it does go past the boundaries of what we consider normal. The Nixie drone is a little quad-copter that you can actually use as a bracelet.
When you are ready to take a picture, you can take it off and send it flying! You can control it and take all your pictures with the mounted camera. It’s great for achieving new angles that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to accomplish alone.
Getting some bald spots or want to improve your hair growth? There is something for that at CES 2015, and it looks like some kind of futuristic, video game helmet.
This device uses lasers to stimulate follicle, promising improved hair growth, as well as thicker, richer hair. It’s FDA-cleared. Tests have unveiled 35% increase in male growth, as well as 37% in female hair growth. Pretty interesting, right?
Whoever said we needed to physically be somewhere in order to go to an important event or meeting? Suitable Technology is dumping traveling and allowing you to be anywhere you want with its telepresence devices. These have cameras, a screen, speakers and a microphone.
These things are really cool, but we have seen them before. What makes their booth especially fun is that they have a giant Beam device rolling around. I got a chance to talk to the person controlling it for a while. Needless to say it was fun.
Here’s an image of me talking to this giant device. And yes, I am the little guy with the long hair!
If you love photography, this will be one of the coolest things you will see from CES. Nikon’s booth was set up with dozens over dozens of camera, which were programmed to shoot at the exact same time.
Participants were asked to jump, then all these cameras would take a picture of you while you are in the air. Nikon’s software would stitch them all together in an interactive image that would let you see yourself from all angles.
Here we have Jared Polin from Fro Knows Photo giving it a go.