- Here’s a handy little gadget. It’s called an iRing. It sticks to the back of your phone and makes where you put your phone a whole lot handier. You can hook it on anything and it comes with a separate self-sticking hook. The ring does come on and off (with a lot of effort) so you can re-position it. I've never removed mine because I don't trust it will stick as well, although the vendors assured me it would. I use mine all the time. I especially like being able to hook my phone on the dashboard when I'm driving. It's convenient if you're a runner too, and I know some moms use a carabiner to attach it to baby strollers.
- The robots were wicked cool as always. My personal favorite had world domination mode. The internal gyroscopes amaze me. There were robots on bikes that could balance completely still and in place without tipping. Now that's something humans haven't mastered, of course our bikes rarely have gyroscopes.
- Self-driving cars. I can barely wait for these. For people with physical limitations (disabled, vision problems, etc.) this will ensure freedom most of us take for granted.
- The ability to waterproof electronics once again won the show for me. My personal favorite was a company called Liquipel – and not just because they gave me a coupon for a discount and a free impact resistant case. Liquipel isn’t a case or a coating. It’s a nanotechnology that is basically baked onto your gadget and you can't even see or feel it. Their display included a waterfall full of phones and tablets that had been waterproofed. The cost for a cell phone waterproof is in the neighborhood of $60. Recently I upgraded my phone and FINALLY had it Liquipeled. I'll let you know how it works out for me, because I'm certainly not going to TEST it. But sooner or later fate will.
|Check out this European ad for the same technology. Think about it, what’s the first thing you say when your phone hits liquid? Right?|
- The ShutterBall will allow us to take even more selfies. Yay. Sigh.
- Health and fitness monitors. If you saw it on Star Trek or the Jetsons, it’s either here or coming.
- 3-D Printers. These can create not only objects, but candy. When I think about how frustrating it is to get a decent copy out of a copy machine, I can’t help but be cynical. The ones I saw were amazing though. I’m still holding out for food replicators, but I’ll be honest, I won’t trust them.
- Smarthouse. Take the above Star Trek Jetsons reference and add Back to the Future to it. I'm holding off on this technology until the vacuum cleaner runs itself, and I'm not talking a Roomba. You know those suckers strangle on a sock before they make it through a single room.