Expect an array of COOL gadgets to fill your feeds this week! It’s CES week; the annual Consumer Electronics Show. (Read what it is and why it’s a big deal here).
I’m in Las Vegas covering the show, and already there are some amazing gadgets I’ll be seeking out because they’re unique and unusual. Here’s a preview.
Oree Stylograph: ‘Magic’ Pen & Paper
This has to be one of the coolest things I’ve seen recently. I tried to get a sample to show on TV, but CES is crazy busy (and so is Oree) and I wasn’t able to show it off on CTV. Oree Stylograph takes your drawings, doodles and notes from a special notebook and pen combo, and automagically transfers them to your smart device.
BlueSmart Luggage: Connected carry-on luggage
This luggage will not only charge up your phone and any other connected device, but if your bag goes missing, Bluesmart combines GPS and 3G technology to track your suitcase anywhere in the world.It also boasts a secure (and TSA approved) digital lock to keep your stuff safe. Toss in the built-in scale and special easy-access laptop compartment and this bag is business traveller’s dream.
Mars Speaker by Crazybaby: a Levitating Speaker
Want to impress your friends, or just stare into something soothing? This levitating speaker will give you audio amplification, plus it’s an amazing showpiece.
Never Worry About Forgotten Keys Again: Dog and Bone Smart Padlock
I think smart padlocks are brilliant. The new Dog and Bone lock is made of secure steel, you open open it using your smart device. You can track who uses the lock each time it’s opened, you can grant others (gardener, nanny) access too, either one time, regular times and days or all-access. You can even open the lock by granting digital access to someone from across the world.
Ampware Crank Case: Make Your Own Power
A generator built into this phone case lets you crank up one amp of power. What does that mean? About 5 minutes of cranking gives you about an hour of charge; more if you want to kick into standby mode. The case also provides protection against drops. This case would be excellent for outdoors types, who might spend a full day away from a power outlet (gasp!).