As one of the original 24 Segway owners, we always find it interesting to see self balancing devices. This is the IO Hawk Smart Wheels transporter, making its official debut at the Consumer Electronics Show. For $1,800, you’ll zip along on lithium-ion batteries. Looks like 6mph for 6 to 12 miles. It takes a little getting used to, but we had fun and didn’t break anything! More at .
More and more police officers are wearing a video camera to document everything that happens. We saw two of those cams at the Consumer Electronics Show today. One from the Taser company, well known for their shocking devices, and the other from the VieVU company that already has a lot of cameras on officers in the field. As you might imagine it’s a hot topic in law-enforcement but VieVU is finding that they’re also in demand by professionals looking to have a hands free video record of the work they do. Both cameras provided crystal clear views of everything in front of them. That can help an officer in a questionable situation – and many officers welcome having the video documentation.
The Ring is a strange device that everyone’s trying in Las Vegas, and it has nothing to do with all the wedding chapels out here. It’s a Bluetooth ring that controls, even writes, when you wave your finger in midair. Your gestures can control the sound of music the brightness of lights, turning them on and off, even writing on your nearby smart phone. I found it curious, I found it amusing, but I didn’t find it to be anything I really need. It’s $250 from Logbar, which raised almost $900,000 for the product during its Kickstarter campaign. I’m underwhelmed.
The birth of this product was simple. A cyclist was assaulted with a slingshot by someone in a passing car. He figured he do something about it. The Fly 6 is a safety light that goes on the seat post of a bike, facing backwards. Oh yeah, it also has a built-in high definition video camera to catch every jerk who sneaks up behind you and does something like running you off the road or blowing their horn at you or shooting something in a sling shot at you. The camera records for six hours and then starts recording all over again. If something happens all you have to do is stop and download the video when you get a chance to get your revenge. I understand that publishing it on YouTube is pretty effective. Just going into wide distribution. Find it for $250 at cycliq.com.
Making it’s debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is an amazing paper-thin Bluetooth thermometer worn on the skin. Monitored on a smart phone, the patch can be worn by an infant, for example, while sleeping. A feverish spike in temperature can set off an alarm on the phone. These one-time-use thermometers are from Blue Spark Technologies and are awaiting FDA approval. Here’s more about TempTraq
Unbelievable quality glass for your smart phone from Patchworks at the Consumer Electronics Show. Seamless integration, a fantastic feel, oil resistant scratch resistant. Not like a protective cover -instead like a second screen. Learn more here!
The people at Qardio have a great blood pressure cuff that’s simple to use and sends your stats to your smartphone. Now, they’ve come up with a heart monitor that also uploads your info to your phone. An electrocardiogram device simply worn around your chest. In addition to ECG trace, the QardioCore also monitors body temperature, stress levels and activity tracking. All measurements are transmitted wirelessly to the Qardio App and from there to the Qardio Cloud. Available this Spring, you can learn more about it at the Qardio web site.
These are pretty cool devices being introduced in 2015. Here’s how it’s explained by the company: “Kestrel DROP® Wireless Environmental Data Loggers are small, rugged, waterproof and accurate. The Kestrel DROPs allow you to record and monitor the conditions of any environment, while easily accessing and charting real-time data on a smart device. The DROPs can be placed in multiple locations (inside, outside and even in water) to log specific environmental conditions and transmit data via Bluetooth® SMART to an iPhone, or iPad.”
We’ll be in Las Vegas for the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show. Automotive tech, 4K TV, wearables…all kinds of “little guys” waiting to be discovered. We arrive Saturday for press events and private meetings. Press day happens Monday and the show opens Tuesday. Coverage here and be sure to follow us at twitter.com/Technogadgets to see what we see!
Suffering from a 1/1/2015 hangover or from the flu, this could be the answer. Chicago has an IV ME clinic where rehydration using IV therapy is touted as a cure for a hangover, flu, or jet lag.
Here’s what they say, “Our hydration therapy utilizes a common, minimally-invasive procedure to intravenously deliver fluids, medications, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements directly into your bloodstream to provide relief for a multitude of common ailments associated with the accumulative effects of dehydration. Administered by experienced, board-certified physicians and registered nurses, our therapies are safe and highly effective.”
4K GoPro camera for $500. Wow. The HERO4 Black has the $499 price tag while the HERO4 Silver comes in $100 less. While the Black offers 4K at 30fps, the Silver brings a built-in touch display. The HERO4 Black is capable of 1080p video at 120fps. That means you can capture super clear slo-mo. A great improvement in the new HERO4 Black is something many of us have been waiting for…improved audio quality! Here’s some stunning video from these stunning new cameras.