The six weirdest and wackiest products of CES 2013


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If you're looking to learn about the latest and greatest innovations in the world of technology that have the potential to change our lives forever, the Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) in Las Vegas every January is the place to go.

And if you want to see the latest products that seem to have no discernible useful purpose and should probably be scrapped, CES is your must-stop as well.

To save you the trip to Sin City, we've culled the news wires for the weirdest and wackiest products from CES 2013.

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The six weirdest and wackiest products of CES 2013

  1. 1. The six weirdest and wackiest products of CES 2013If youre looking to learn about the latestand greatest innovations in the world oftechnology that have the potential tochange our lives forever, the ConsumerElectronics Showcase (CES) in LasVegas every January is the place to go.And if you want to see the latest productsthat seem to have no discernible usefulpurpose and should probably bescrapped, CES is your must-stop as well.To save you the trip to Sin City, weveculled the news wires for the weirdest andwackiest products from CES 2013. By Jeff Jedras
  2. 2. Delta415 Smart PantsSure, when youre sitting in the coffeeshop tapping on your iPhone everyonecan see how cool you are, but what aboutwhen you put your smartphone in yourpocket for the walk to Whole Foods?With the Delta 415 Wearcom jeans fromAlphyn Industries, even when your iPhoneis in your pocket people will know just howhip you are.The $160 jeans (yes, really) have aspecial pocket on the upper leg with adurable polymer top so you can see anduse your smartphone without taking it outof your pocket.
  3. 3. Massage MouseIf youre like most office workers, youspend a good eight hours a day (or more)with your hand on a computer mouse. Thefolks at Japans Art Factory figure, why notput that time to good use and get a handmassage while you crunch thatspreadsheet?Their wireless touch mouse, which doesntlook too dissimilar to the standard Appledesign, includes a massage function, with10 massage speeds and two massagepatterns.One problem I see: sure, my right handwill be relaxed, but what about my lefthand?
  4. 4. Necomimi BrainWave Cat EarsEver wondered why, when you goshopping for novelty cat ears, you can’tfind a pair that you can control with yourbrain waves?NeuroSky thinks you have, and to saveyou the embarrassment of asking theyvejust gone ahead and developed theNecomimi BrainWave Cat Ears.The company claims the ears read yourbrain waves and broadcast youremotions. If youre relaxed the ears dropdown, and if youre focused they perk up.Surely not having to communicate basicemotions to your loved ones is worth$99.95, no?
  5. 5. iPottyCTA Digital makes a wide range of tabletaccessory products, including many traditionalchildrens toys that you can stick an iPad into –iPad not included. But their product that hastaken CES by storm – thankfully, no reports oflive demos though – is the iPotty.Its exactly what you think it is: a childrenstraining potty, with a slot to insert an iPod tokeep them occupied while theyre learning to dotheir business.First of all, if youve tablet-trained your toddlerbefore theyre toilet-trained, well, interestingpriorities. Second, is there an app for that yet?Finally, a pro-tip: get some handiwipes to
  6. 6. HAPIforkI got an electric tooth brush for Christmas– it vibrates when its time for me to beginbrushing a different row of teeth. TheHAPIfork from HAPIlabs seems a logicalprogression – it beeps if Im shovellingfood into my mouth too quickly.We do eat too quickly, which is bad forus, so helping us to slow down isnt a badidea. I get more sceptical though with youadd a smartphone app to track my forkusage statistics, track patterns, set goalsand so on.Dashboarding run amok!
  7. 7. Nano NailsTired of always losing your stylus? (Stick withme a moment and pretend you still use one).Apparently a “Cleveland Clinic-traineddermatologist” has the answer: Nano Nails.They appear to be press-on nails that candouble as a smartphone stylus. As apromotional video puts it-- groan-- its a stylusthats “always at your fingertips.”How theyre different from any other fakenails, were not entirely sure. And the appealwould seem to be limited to just half thepopulation.Now, if they were somehow Bluetooth-