Chandrakant 'CK' Isi
12th Jan 2015
International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), as we all know is one of the biggest consumer trade shows in the world. Organised every year in Las Vegas, CES hosts around 3500 exhibitors and attracts close 150,000 attendees from all over the world. In our recent article, we listed out some of the most interesting products from CES 2015. Now, it's time to check out some weird and almost pointless gadgets from this year's CES.
Tao Chair is perhaps the silliest product at this year's CES. This chair encourages you to burn calories while watching TV shows and movies. Tao Chair is fitted with weird moving armrests that you are supposed to move in order to perform the so-called exercise. To please the couch-potatoes, the in-built screen, placed near the armrest, displays the calories you burn while sitting on this chair. Like every other "smart" product out there, the Tao Chair comes with a companion smartphone app. The app coaches you over a dozen exercises, and send the fitness data to your smartphone over Bluetooth. Nice gimmick Tao guys. For those who really want to burn calories, go run or exercise. Just get off that damn chair!
Backed by KickStarter funding, Logbar showcased the second iteration of its Ring this CES. The accessory lets you control multiple devices using "finger gestures". By setting up gestures, you can turn on lights, TV, and operate your smartphone without touching it. Sounds interesting, but doing such things makes you look like a douche. Even those fancy angles couldn't make it look cool in official video. Don't believe me? Check out the promo video yourself. Besides, doing such gestures with your finger might prompt others to show you a finger. And there are very few things you can do with this $130 (Rs 8000) ring anyway.
Belty is a creepy digital belt for the selfie generation. It packs-in a pedometer, Bluetooth, and an actuator. Sensing your comfort, the belt can automatically tighten or loosen. You can set-up the Belty to nudge you if you sit on your ass for long. Using Bluetooth, the Belty sends the data to the companion smartphone app. Based on that data, you get reports on activity (or lack of it), waistline trends, and fitness goals. Well, non-smart belts also let you understand most of these things by simply observing the notches, don't they?
Pointless Gadgets From CES 2015
A chair that helps you burn calories and more.
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