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The Coolest Gadgets at CES 2017


Every year, the world’s biggest tech trade show, CES, features the most promising and upcoming hi-tech gadgets that push the boundaries of technology and imagination. Thousands of startups and multi-national corporations alike showcase their latest products. A large number of these products are truly extraordinary and any single list like this one can never do justice to them all. It is simply not possible to include all of them, because of space constraints. That said, we have rounded up some of the gadgets that truly blew our minds. Hope they blow yours too.

Razer Project Valerie

This one sounds right out of a sci-fi spy movie. The Project Valerie, pictured above, is a giant freaking computer from Razer. It is a single computer with three 4K displays. But, here is the most unbelievable aspect about it – it’s a laptop. For many of us, this 17.3-inch notebook is too big to carry around. Not for the hardcore gamers though. It has a combined resolution of 11,520 x 2160, which guarantees an immersive experience unlike anything ever seen before. This baby packs an overabundance of juice, thanks to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card powering it. If Razer decides to take this concept laptop to the market, it will rule the personal gaming stations across the world.

Kuri, the Digital Personal Assistant

Brace yourselves. Robots are here, and they are invading your …err…living rooms? Kuri is probably the first ‘intelligent’ robot that you might end up buying for yourself at just under $700. Kuri is smart enough to understand your voice commands. It can understand context and surroundings, and recognize different people as well. Kuri can make use of a range of expressions like head movements, lights, and sounds to interact with humans. It rolls on 3 wheels, which can spin in any direction. An HD camera on its head helps it navigate its surroundings, while 4 microphones enable it to listen to humans from any direction.

Robird, the Robotic Bird

Clear Flight Solutions has developed a robotic drone that is eerily similar to real birds. It even behaves like one. In fact, it flies by flapping its giant wings and steers using its tail fins. These remote controlled robotic birds are designed to scare the bejesus out of the other living birds. Why would someone go to this length to just scare a couple of innocent birds? Well, the answer is to keep aviation around airports safe. Birds are a common and serious problem for flights that are taking off and landing at airports. Robirds will man the airspace of the airports like giant birds of prey, and scare the living birds away from the vicinity, before they become a serious issue to aircrafts.

Motiv’s Fitness Tracking Ring

Save for the engagement or wedding rings, the rings are not a fashion statement that they used to be in the medieval periods. Now, they will be making a comeback, and for a reason that has nothing to do with fashion, thanks to Motiv. They have managed to do something the likes of which have not been seen since Apple released its first iPhone. Motiv has squeezed in an entire fitness band’s worth of functionality into one ring. This titanium-encased device can track a host of things such as your sleep, steps, calories burnt, distance, and heart rate. For a small ring packed with so much functionality, it lasts an unbelievable 3 – 5 days on a single charge. That’s innovation at its best.


Underwater Drone For Fishing Hacks

The next time you go fishing with your buddies, you will have a secret underwater spy to help you increase the size of your catch. PowerRay is an aquatic drone that can dive up to 30 meters deep into the water. It is fitted with a sonar and an HD camera that can transmit data to an iOS or Android app installed on your phone. PowerRay can detect fish up to 70 meters away. It even comes with a secret weapon – a lure. It features a blue light that it uses as a lure to bring fish near you.

Smart Bed

Have trouble sleeping at night? Don’t worry. Your bed will now help you enjoy a more wholesome sleep experience. The smart bed, Sleep Number 360, is a self-adjusting, intelligent bed. It can adjust the various settings for your maximum comfort. It has a foot-warming feature, and an automatic snore detection and adjustment mechanism as well. Rest assured, as soon as you are in the bed, sweet dreams will envelop you. Once it has grown acquainted with your sleep routine, it will wake you up at the optimal moment. They certainly reinvented sleep with this one.


Did you ever wonder what happened to those photo-printing cameras that we saw as kids? Wouldn’t it be awesome to own one now and instant-print photos wherever we go? Well, your wish has just come true. Well, sort of. Polaroids are making a comeback, and in a big way. At CES, Polaroid showcased the all new Polaroid Pop, which features an impressive 20megapixel camera that captures stunning quality pictures. Most importantly, it can print instant photos that do look nice. It even sports a 3.97-inch LCD touchscreen for navigating the device controls as well as viewing the digital photo before printing it. In addition to the physical copies, you can save the digital copies as well.

LeEco’s Smart Bikes

LeEco is revolutionizing the experience of biking. It featured two smart bikes at CES 2017 – a road bike and a mountain bike. The bike is fitted with a 4-inch touchscreen that runs a customized Android Nougat OS and a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. It is powered by a massive 6000mAh battery, which has more than enough juice needed for the multitude of fitness oriented sensors installed on the bikes. Get turn by turn navigation, and a bevy of fitness data on the screen all the time you are riding.


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