CES 2014's Coolest Gadgets Include Samsung's Bendable TV, Low-Cost Drones
The Consumer Electronics Show is like a bazaar of the future. The annual exposition keeps getting bigger, glitzier, and weirder — and CES 2014 is no exception. Running this week from Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas, the expo is a prime way for tech mavens, writers, inventors, and marketers to showcase their wares. CES has attracted top brands like Sony, Panasonic, and Audi to brag about their new goods.
But even the world's biggest electronics expo isn't exempt from glitches: Transformers director Michael Bay already had some trouble with a malfunctioning teleprompter, which made him storm off the stage. Bay wants us to accept his apology for the outburst (but not for Transformers or its sequels?), saying "I guess live shows aren't my thing."
We guess Bay wasn't all too interested in seeing what CES has to offer, but we are. So here's some stuff from the expo that we'd actually want:
Samsung's Bendable TV
I don't know why I'd need this, but I want it. (Mainly because it looks cool.) Samsung debuted an 82-inch television that can either lie flat or bend its screen slightly at the edges. This all can be done with the push of a button, of course. Now there's always a good seat in the house to watch TV. Also, did I mention that it just looks cool?
Panasonic's Nanoe Hair Dryer
In the market for a new hair dryer? Have an extra $179 laying around? Well, you're in luck. Panasonic was holding demos for its new nanoe hair dryer, which actually adds moisture to hair as it dries. I'm skeptical about this whole process (but more than willing to try it out ::wink, wink::).
Parrot's Low-Cost Drones
If Amazon can use drones, surely the average person can, too. Tech company Parrot unveiled two new drones at CES 2014: the MiniDrone and the Jumping Sumo. They can both fit in the palm of your hand and are expected to cost less than $299. Plus, they're sorta cute in a creepy way.
Panasonic's Wearable Camcorder
Have you ever broken both arms and thought to yourself, "Man I'd really like to record myself eating breakfast?" Wish granted, thanks to this wearable camcorder.
American Pearl's 3-D Printed Jewelry
If you like it, then you better put a ring on it, right? American Pearl has developed a way to customize rings, bracelets, and necklaces using 3-D printing capabilities, all at about one-third the price of regular jewelry, according to Los Angeles Times' Stacey Leasca. Bling: A thousand times better than 3-D printed guns.
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