This Week In Cult of Mac Magazine: The Best of CES



This week, Cult of Mac Magazine takes you to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, CES.

Our intrepid writers — Leander Kahney, Traci Dauphin, Alex Heath, Buster Heine, Eli Milchman and Erfon Elijah — tested smart toothbrushes, electric bikes and heat-sensing iPhone cases.

All while balancing cocktails!

Our CES roundup brings you the best of what was on show in Vegas so you know which gadgets to look forward to in the spring.

As always, we’ve also got the best in new apps, music, books and movies on iTunes, plus the inside scoop from a real Apple Genius on what goes on behind the slick facade of the retail stores.

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Bem Speaker Watch Makes Wearables Bearable [CES 2014]



CES 2014 bug CES 2014 has been an orgy of “wearable” crap. Smartwatches, life-logging cameras, even 50-inch TVs can now be worn on your body. But if you’re looking for the future of personal tech, then look at the Speaker Band from Bem Wireless. If you thought teens were annoying now, with their mobile phones and tinny music, then wait until they get hold of this wrist-mounted speaker.

SpeeCup, A Bluetooth Speaker That Sits In Cupholders [CES 2014]



CES 2014 bug If there’s one thing the fine citizens of the United States love in their cars it’s cup holders. God knows why a car needs like 20 places to stow a bucket of coffee or soda, but it does. Which means, ironically, that the average U.S car has an average of 16[1] cup holders empty at any one time.

Thankfully, the SpeeCup is here to fill up at least one of them, although given the amount of free cup-holder space available, it seems almost silly to combine a speaker, a Siri-enabled mic and a cup-shaped vessel into just one single gadget.