January 12, 2015
Las Vegas was abuzz this past week as tech lovers, marketers, and media watched every consumer electronic company on the planet show off their latest creations at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015). While the latest trends included flying drones, wearables, 3D printers, and ultra HD television sets; I found a few eye-catching CES 2015 coolest tech favorites that we thought you would not want to miss (in no particular order):
XYZPrinting Food Printer
That’s right, you read that correctly. This global 3D printing company has created a 3D printer that prints food. The printer is able to print all sorts of food and is supposed to be released later in 2015 priced around $2000. You decide if it’s tasty or not.
3DP1000 Large Scale Printer
This is a 3D printer for big jobs as it’s said to offer 74 times the amount of print build area than your average 3D printer.
This gull-winged BMW is a plug-in hybrid electric sports car, with both a conventional gas engine and an electric motor that can be recharged from your home. It can be yours starting at $135,000.
Parrot Flower Power
Parrot Flower Power is a sensor that can be “planted” close to a plant and uses advanced sensor technologies to monitor the plants’ welfare through a range of parameters. These are available today for $59.99.
This wearable mini drone was the winner of $500,000 from Intel’s Make It Wearable Challenge last fall. Nixie is a very early-stage startup but they have momentum with an Intel chip inside so we’ll keep an eye out for something shipping in 2015.
Melomind by myBrain
Need to chill out? Melomind might be able to help as it uses electroencephalography (EEG) technology and connects to your smart phone to help you relax. The headset is in preorder and costs $299.
Looking to deliver the knockout blow to cable television as we know it, Sling TV from Dish Network announced a new streaming television offering that will include ESPN, ESPN2, CNN, TBS, TNT, Disney Channel, ABC Family, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Cartoon Network, and Adult Swim for just $20 per month per television. For many, ESPN and HBO are the two offerings that cable subscribers cannot live without. Fortunately, HBO announced last October that they’ll be offering a streaming service soon. 2015 could be the year of cable cord-cutting.
ZUtA Pocket Printer
This mini robotic printer enables you to take it with you in your pocket. It’s rechargeable, connects directly to smartphones and to PCs, and allows the user to print on any size piece of paper. The printer is currently available for pre-order for $199. ZUtA was one of the companies on display at our Startup Night event to kickoff CES 2015.
Lenovo Selfie Flash
It’s been the year of the selfie and Lenovo is looking to help make sure all your selfies have good lighting by creating a mini flash that plugs into your audio jack. It will be available in some countries 2015.
Beam Telepresence Robot
Everyone knows that meeting face-to-face is the richest communication. Knowing this, the Suitable Tech team is looking to offer the next best thing by creating Beam, a telepresence robot that allows you to be in other places in person via your robot body. If you’d like to add this new robotic gadget to your office, prices start at $1,995.
WeMo Home Automation
From smart lighting to video monitoring to a connected crockpot, WeMo products give you control from your mobile device thus bringing your home online.
Learn to play guitar thanks to this nifty gadget that turns your iPhone into a guitar training system. gTar is currently available online for $399.
SenseHud Navigation Assistant
The SenseHUD is a lightweight, portable, heads-up display that helps you keep your eyes on the road rather than your mobile device for safer driving. The SenseHUD is currently available for pre-order for just $99.
Monster SuperStar BackFloat Speaker
This portable, bluetooth-enabled, water-proof, floating speaker lets you take your tunes to the pool, beach, shower, surfing, outdoors, or around the house. It also has a built in microphone for speakerphone functionality. The speaker will sell for around $169.
This new wearable has a built-in pedometer, inactivity monitoring, bluetooth capabilities and an actuator that ensures your preferred level of comfort throughout the day by automatically loosening the belt as you sit or tightening the belt as you stand. With a sister mobile app, you can keep track and manage your various goals.
Shapify 3D Body Scanner
This 3D body scanner booth makes it simple to get your Shapie, 3D printed selfie figurine. If you’re into that sort of thing.
Audi A7 Self Driving Car
Fitted with the ‘Piloted Driving’ technology, the Audi A7 made a 550 mile road trip to Las Vegas for CES 2015, bringing autonomous cars to the forefront. While self-driving cars may not be ready for consumer buyers quite yet, this voyage by Audi proves the future is not far from the present.
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