LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 -
The Cult of Mac staff invaded Show Stoppers last night at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas. Along with some free buffet food and an endless supply of booze, there were products galore. Some were neat. A lot were horrible. But the event was a lot of fun.
Here is a small sampling of the sights of CES Showstoppers last night:
This crazy contraption is the iLight Bracket. It’s $70 nightlight that doubles as an iPad stand.
The Glas.t is a $27.99 premium glass screen protector made by Spigen. It comes in a kit with six puffy colored buttons that attach to your phone.
This gal in the flashing dress really stood out in the dimly lit room. She was promoting Lite Brix building bricks and play systems. They light up and connect to other blocks like Lego.
The Kube 2 is the smallest touch MP3 player in the world. Made in Singapore, It was the size of an ice cube.
This $15,000 gun by Tracking Point uses the iPad for accurate tag tracking, following and shooting prey and captures it all on video.
This is Swivel by Face Cake, a virtual dressing room. Try on clothes through the computer.
This $7,500 Android luxury oven by Dacor will change cooking forever or at least prevent the burning of food. A 7inch screen has cooking Apps.
The $129.00 Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG Bluetooth remote controlled car plays music through speakers in its doors that move to the music. Works on any iPhone/iPad/iPod device and is First of its kind according to the sales rep. from the company Silverlit.
BeFrugal App is perfect for any cheapskate. It puts 3,000 online stores promo codes and online savings at your fingertips and its free.
The $9.99 Nest by Digital Innovations made from silicone is a earphone device that pops inside out to hold security.
This interesting light box is offered by some utilities companies to gage current prices. It changes color based on price of energy and demand on grid.
It was odd seeing a pilot at this event so I took a picture of him. He seemed out of place but was super friendly.
These skateboard guys were enthusiastically promoting the $650 maple ZBOARD skateboard that moves as you do by leaning on black buttons. They are totally old school though. No Apps or interactive iPads.
This was the coolest item at the show. Too bad it has no Mac angle. It’s an inflatable solar power lantern with three settings and it lasts 6-12 hours on one full charge. The company MPOWERD is giving back with a special offer. Buy one lantern at $19.99 and they will give another lantern to a third world country. Also available on Amazon.