Friday Five: CES 2014 Gadgets We Love!
Every January Las Vegas becomes home to Techies and Gadget Junkies alike for the annual Consumer Electronics Show, otherwise known as CES. This year, we are bringing you our 5 favorite things from CES out of the 3,200 exhibitors, developers and suppliers!
1. Razer Nabu: The Nabu Smartband is leading the pack in the ever growing fitness field. Packaged in a stylish design it combines smart watch capabilities with a host of fitness tracking features! This lifestyle accessory combines the two features with a 7 day battery life, meaning less time charing and more time using the product for everyday tasks. The Nabu does everything from transmitting calls and texts to monitoring activity and sleep patterns for a healthier lifestyle.
2. Samsung Curved Television: Equipped with an Ultra High Definition display Samsung is tackling the concept of morphing screens head on. The debuted an 85″ flat screen television that can convert into a curved screen with the touch of a button. Currently Samsung is working on a product line of morphing and curved screens, look out for those later this year.
3. Ford C-Max Energi: Ford’s thought process on the new Energi concept is to take your charging station with you. How you ask? By creating a solar powered car! With built in solar panels on the roof of the small sedan Ford estimates it will be enough to power 75% of the average driver’s trips. The alternative fuel trend is no longer a trend, the Ford C-Max Energi makes it apparent it is now a way of life. Check out the video here.
4. Pebble Steel Watch: Wearables are the trend for 2014, with many calling it the year ‘nerd fashion’ goes main stream. Pebble has been around, but have taken this wearable smart watch to the next level. The digital display is complimented by a stainless steel or matte black metal band, a far cry from plastic straps on other smart watches. It gets better, at $249 it is not only within range of many high end watches, it begins shipping at the end of this month!
5. Vuzix Eyewear: Google may already have competitors lined up, willing and eager to take Google Glass head on. Vuzix is no exception, tackling Google Glass on. Combining Eyewear as well as headphones it creates a ‘full emersion’ experience. Although it may not be quite ready for mass consumption, it’s obvious that wearable eyewear is the next thing in smart technology. Tell us, what stood out to you at this years CES conference? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!