Every year, technology enthusiasts get the chance to totally geek out – and have our minds blown – when the Consumer Electronics Show offers us a first glimpse at the newest gizmos, gadgets and apps that will make our world more and more like George Jetson’s.
A few of the new products unveiled January 6-9 at the CES in Las Vegas definitely got my geek-o-meter pinging, because, well, they’re just cool. But also because these products have the potential to transform the way we do everyday things: watch TV, eat healthfully, and travel.
Here are my top three innovations:
LG Rollable TV
LG’s been teasing us with the concept of a roll-up TV since last year, so the fact that it was shown – in real life – to a select group of journalists at the CES is exciting and means it really does exist. The result of nearly 10 years of development, the prototype model they showed off has an 18-inch OLED display measuring about 1 mm thick and can stand up to considerable manhandling. It’s important – and awesome – to note that LG is working on a 55-inch model, which is scheduled to be revealed soon.
Once this hits the stores, the practical application is that it can operate as a TV screen and, with the right add-ons, as a tablet or even a notebook screen. Imagine being able to conveniently roll up your TV and carry it anywhere in your backpack!
Check out more on LG’s offering here: http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/lg-rollable-oled-hands-on-video/
DietSensor SCiO Food Scanner
The trend toward healthy eating shows no signs of slowing down, but, so far, no one has been able to present a simple way for someone to look at a plate of food in front of them and decide “eat” or “don’t eat” based on its chemical make-up and in the context of their personal dietary needs. Here’s a way.