Weird, fun and edgy [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) THE Consumer Electronics Show 2014 has no shortage of quirky products. Nicholas King lists five.
Kolibree Smart Toothbrush
1 If you're concerned about oral and dental care, then try Kolibree - a smart toothbrush which uses an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer to track if you are brushing your teeth correctly and rates you based on how proper and complete your brushing is. Available in the third quarter of the year for between US$99 (RM323) and US$199 (RM649). www.kolibree.com/.
TrewGrip Keyboard Qwerty
2 This keyboard re-defines the conventional keypad, allowing you to thumb type to enter data into a tablet or smartphone. Priced at US$250 (RM815). www.trewgrip.com
DJI Phantom 2 Vision
3 This drone from DJI Innovations has a built-in 14-megapixel camera for photos and 1080p videos, a smartphone app to view live videos and can fly up to 123m high. Priced at US$1,199 (RM3,907). www.dji.com/product/phantom-2-vision/ or Amazon.
3D Systems' ChefJet Pro 3D
4 3D System's Chef Jet Pro isn't quirky in design but what it produces sure is. It prints multi-coloured confectioneries with sugar and a single added flavour. It's intended for commercial use in hotels, restaurants and by personal chefs. Priced between US$10,000 (RM 32,600) and US$5,000, it will come with a digital cookbook to help new users design 3D printed candies. www.3dsystems.com/w.3dsystems.com/
5 This robot has 56 preset dance moves, complete with head spins. Turn on your groove and watch the 23cm-tall robot get down on the dance floor. You can even sync it with your smartphone to make it mimic your moves. A special edition of the robot includes a stage that doubles as an MP3 player. Priced from US$49.99 (RM162). tosy.com/discorobo.html
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