Crazy gadgets from the CES 2018 show floor2 min read . Updated: 13 Jan 2018, 12:56 AM IST
CES isn't always about mainstream gadgets. Here are some of the irregular gadgets showcased at the tech show
Every year, major tech companies turn up at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to show off their latest advancements in tech which will feature in some of their products for the remained of the year. The event also provides a glimpse of crazy concepts and products that defy logic with their crazy design or features. Surprisingly, it is not the start-ups who are toying with these crazy concepts. Some of the big brands are also trying to make their products more exciting for buyers.
Here are some of the crazy products from CES 2018.
AEE’s Selfly smartphone drone
AEE Selfly is a unique smartphone case with a built-in drone. It allows users to capture a selfie or record videos from any height, position or distance using the smartphone’s front camera. When switched on, the drone hovers around in the air, shift its angle and position based on the directions left by the user and starts clicking selfies. The drone has flight time of four minutes and takes 30 minutes to recharge again. It will work with all smartphones with screen size of 4 to 6-inch and will be available in US sometime in Q1 at $130 (approximately Rs8,288).
Sony’s Robot Pet Dog
Sony Aibo is toy-sized robot which uses Artificial Intelligence to remember user commands and can sit, move like a real puppy and speak when asked. It has built-in sensors to map the environment, identify people and detect obstacles in its path. It also responds to touch gestures on the head, back and chin with dog like sounds. Aibo can remember up to five faces, and react differently with each of them. It lasts two hours on a single charge and will be available sometime later this year at $1,700 (approximately Rs1,08, 350).
Coravin Smart wine opener
US-based tech company Coravin has developed a smart wine opener, called Coravin Model Eleven, which allows users to have a glass of wine without removing the cork from the wine bottle. This way the wine will stay preserved for a longer time. It works by inserting a needle down through the cork and replacing the wine transferred into the glass with argon gas (used in winemaking process) to preserve the taste of the remaining wine. Users can sync the device with the Coravin Moments app and keep tab of how much gas is left. Model Eleven will be available in September 2018 at $999 (approximately Rs63,671).
LG Rollable TV
LG has developed a 65-inch OLED TV which can be rolled up like a poster. It is still a concept, but first of its kind which allows users to take advantage of the flexible nature of OLED panels. It is 4K screen with resolution of 3,840x,2160p, bezel less design and a ultra wide aspect ratio of 21:9. When rolled up it settles down in the base box. This makes it moving around a lot easier hassle free. There is no update on availability or price as it is still a prototype.
Self driven luggage
Chinese company Forward X has announced a smart suitcase, called CX-1, which can move and follow its owner by itself. The suitcase comes with a wide angle camera with a range of 170 degree and uses face recognition tools to identify its owner. It can also detect obstacles in its path and move around them. If it loses its way in a crowed place, user can redirect it back on track with the Bluetooth connected smartband. The smart suitcase is likely to be available later this year at an expected price of $400 (approximately Rs25,502).