January 9

5 Gadgets that Make You Go “Huh????”

KolibreeThe Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the biggest tech shows of the year, but some people’s ideas of super-duper tech helpers just make me scratch my head. Here are my top five ridiculous gadgets:

  1. The Bluetooth Toothbrush
    I know we’re supposed to brush after meals, but do we really need to keep track via bluetooth? This gadget will cost you $100-200. Your mother’s gentle reminders cost much less.
  2. The Tweeting Shoe, Connected Underwear and everything else on this list
    How about heading to the club in a sexy pair of black heels that can monitor your Twitter account as you party? Yeah, I didn’t think so. And don’t even get me started on the vibrating undergarments.
  3. The Techslinger
    Need a secret pocket to hide your tablets? Neither do I, but if you do, check out the “holster for geeks.”
  4. The Typo Keyboard
    Ryan Seacrest wanted a different keyboard for his iPhone, so he started a company. The Typo keyboard looks suspiciously like the BlackBerry pad, so much so that BlackBerry is suing Seacrest’s company. The bigger question is… why would you want your iPhone to type like a BlackBerry?
  5. The LaCie Sphere
    I can’t for the life of me think of a reason that anyone who reads my blog would ever need a $500 USB drive. Ok, I know it holds a terabyte of data, but others of the same size cost less than $100.
  6. Bonus: The iPotty
    This one’s from last year’s meeting, but it still strikes a chord as being the most bizarre. It’s a potty-training toilet with an iPad holder built in so your child can learn how to multitask very early on.


ergonomics, just plain fun, utility

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  • Nathan, I think the Techslinger is pretty neat! I can see great use for it for travelers also.

  • The Techslinger is not so much a secret pocket for your tech, as it is a balanced and moderated approach to your use of tech. I use to lug around 40 lbs of stuff in a backpack over one shoulder, now I carry 4 lbs in a balanced load bearing rig. The Techsling does conceal my $1,500.00 of electronics that is filled with sensitive personal information from work and home, but it also insures that I don’t set it down some where and leave it.
    Thanks for review the Techsling, we worked very hard to get it right.
    Nathan Crawford, inventor of the Techsling

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