So when I attend this conference, I look for the unusual, the technology that I think will help people in their everyday lives. My post from 2015 listed some interesting innovations that I believe are still valid. I skipped posting last year because there really wasn't much that moved me. This year, 2017 is different. A few of the products I saw, really stood out.
Google Daydream VR Headset
Mayfield Robotics Kuri Robotmake robots look as human as possible, but in many applications, that just creeped people out. Now we want robots like the Jetson's Rosie; robots need to be cute and lovable. Kuri does a great job at that. She isn't going to wash dishes or vacuum the carpet, but Kuri can interact with you without talking. Kuri is designed with personality, awareness, and mobility, and adds a spark of life to your home. Through robot-magic, she can understand context and surroundings, recognize specific people, and respond to questions with facial expressions, head movements, and his unique lovable sounds. Like many adored robots in popular culture, her personality and ability to connect are the greatest attributes, check this video to see what kids think of Kuri. Think of her as an Alexa on wheels - with expressions.
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Linksys Velop Mesh Wi-Fi
Biofinity Energys™ Contact LensesGunnar computer glasses next to every digital landing place in my home and office to save my vision. Protecting my eyes has really paid off. For those who wear contact lenses, these are the first contact lenses specifically designed for digital device users. Learn more about digital eye fatigue here, and Biofinity Energys™ here.
Huawei Mate 9 comes unlocked for $599 and works with most U.S. carriers.
FoldiMate Laundry Folding Robot
According to the company, it takes 3 to 5 minutes per laundry load to clip each item onto FoldiMate’s Easy Clipping™ technology, making folding simple and quick. If you have a big family (and hate folding laundry), I recommend you go over to their website and get more information on how to get this magic machine.
It's impossible to mention everything I saw at a trade show that attracted 175,000 attendees, but these technologies really caught my eye. I'm looking forward to hearing more about how these products are accepted into out everyday lives going forward. Listen to my Computer & Technology #techradio podcast, archived on IHeartRadio, Stitcher, iTunes, Tunein and on the website for updates.