The International CES is a global consumer electronics and consumer technology trade show that takes place every January in Las Vegas and showcases many of the most exciting new gadgets we will be expecting to see this year. It has only just begun but a number of interesting and innovative products already have us excited.
Xon Snow-1 Bindings
XON SNOW-1, a “smart” snowboard binding system that syncs via Bluetooth with a downloadable iOS or Android app to provide a slew of real-time analysis on a user’s current run and a detailed overview of everything once at the bottom of the mountain. The snowboard system tracks movement, speed, and technique, and can even monitor weight distribution on the fly. Thanks to four load sensors at the bottom of each foot, riders can visualize their balance and adjust their weight accordingly.
Unlike devices and apps that simply record vehicle data or disable cell phone use, SMARTwheel gets to the heart of the distracted driving epidemic with a patented sensing technology that works proactively to change how people drive in real-time. The technology opens up a new world of possibilities for safer driving, by enabling gesture recognition. They’re working towards a day when drivers will be able to control their cars, phones, and other electronic devices with simple swipes and taps without ever taking their hands off their SMARTwheel, or their eyes off the road.
Biofeedback has been around since the 70s, and is used in therapy for relaxation, even though its efficacy isn’t exactly proven. myBrain Technology’s Melomind piggybacks on this idea, with an EEG headset that connects to a smartphone. The user is meant to wear the headset, put in a pair of earphones connected to a phone, close their eyes and relax.
This odd looking gadget can capture 360° panoramic images using three fish-eye lens cameras, and automatically stitches the images together in real time. It can shoot 4096 x 2048 stills, and 2048 x 1024 videos.
XYZprinting Green Box
The product from XYZprinting allows users to grow organic lettuces and herbs in about three weeks.
DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter
With the Inspire 1, DJI brings together all that has been learned from the Phantom, Phantom 2, and Phantom 2 Vision models, amalgamating them into what promises to be the ultimate aerial video and photography solution. The first feature most people will notice is the dedicated camera with 4K video recording capability.
The world’s first smart belt featuring an electric-powered motor built into the buckle that automatically loosens the strap when you sit down, and then tightens the belt again when you stand up. It monitors the wearers waistline measurements and even advises when it’s time to lose weight.
SteelSeries Sentry Eye Tracker
The SteelSeries Sentry can track the vision of players streaming their gameplay on Twitch to show viewers exactly what they’re looking at. Millions of Twitch viewers already tune in to their favorite streamers to watch how the pros play, and being able to see their eye movements overlaid on gameplay footage in real time will add another layer to the streaming experience.
Kevo Smart Lock
The Kwikset Kevo Plus is an upgrade the Kevo smart lock that allows users to unlock with Bluetooth and now with WiFi to deliver a smart lock that is accessible and manageable from anywhere. The smart lock opens with a smart phone app and a simple touch and is smart enough to know what side of the door you are on.
InBody Fitness Tracker
InBody, a Korean company that specializes in professional body composition analyzers, has entered the wearable world with the launch of the InBody Band. The InBody Band is a fitness tracker that offers body analyzing on the fly. It’s capable of telling you your fat and muscle mass, body fat percentage, heart rate and body mass index.