Monday, 5 January 2015

Three absurd gadgets from CES 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is home to some pretty amazing technology including 5K computer monitors, curved smartphones, and even an electric scooter or two. It is also home to some really weird stuff. Here are three completely unexpected pieces of technology nobody expected to be announced at CES 2015:

The Vibe Xtension Selfie Flash
Lenovo Vibe Xtension Selfie Flash
This device does exactly what it says on the tin. For $29, you plug this funky looking metalic doughnut into your smartphone’s headphone jack, it emits a bright glow so you can compose your shot, and BOOM… You’re done… You can now take selfies in the dark. As ridiculous as this sounds, there might actually be a market for it; I can’t currently think of any smartphones on the market which offer a front facing flash.

LG Twin Wash
The LG Twin Wash is a thin(ish) washing machine which is designed to hide under your current washing machine so you can get two loads done at once. LG says it is "perfect for delicate items that require special attention or unique wash settings." You’ll be pleased to know that this add-on is back-compatible with many old LG washing machines and not just the current ones.

myBrain Melomind
myBrain have created a new wearable gadget which connects to your smartphone, called the Melomind. For only $299, you get device which looks like it has been plucked straight from the set of Star Trek. It monitors your EEG, then plays music accordingly to decrease detected stress levels… Because who wouldn’t be stressed with something that is scanning their brain sat on top of their head?