At CES this week, a new product was introduced to monitor a variety of home environmental factors in an effort to improve quality of life for its buyers. The CubeSensor is a small cube with seven sensors to "help you live better", according to the company that makes them.

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The small devices measure air quality, temperature, humidity, noise, light, and atmospheric pressure and notify users via visual and push notifications so they can make adjustments as needed to improve their environment. A room could be too bright to sleep well, or too dark to work, and users may not notice that their environment could be negatively affecting them.

According to TechCrunch:

The idea behind the project comes from consumers growing increasingly interested in data about their own lives, especially where health and fitness are concerned. Yet there’s no all-encompassing product that monitors the health level of your own environment.

Knowing that people often care a great deal about the aesthetics of the home, CubeSensors was designed to be discreet and attractive, with the option to be wirelessly connected (and charged periodically) or plugged in.


CubeSensors are available in 2, 4 or 6 packs, along with a base station, for $300 to $600. They are expected to ship later in the first quarter of 2014.

The CubeSensor demo app is available via the company's website to see what sort of information the cube shares with its owners.

Top Rated Comments

Carlanga Avatar
109 months ago
Lol all these sensors gadgets are way overpriced for the average person.
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Demon Hunter Avatar
109 months ago
So I need to spend hundreds of dollars because I have no sense of the world around me, and I shouldn't even bother to try to fix my own obliviousness, because a little cube will fix everything. Or rather, it will tell me what to fix. This isn't even a first world problem. This is creating a solution for a problem that doesn't exist.

And I'm usually the person to jump in with "if you don't want one then don't buy one, but other people might want it," but this is just ridiculous.
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aajeevlin Avatar
109 months ago
Lol all these sensors gadgets are way overpriced for the average person.
I like the idea of these, but they're way too costly.
Totally agree with both. Don't get me wrong, I understand the time, effort, and start up cost that goes into all these cool gadgets. But seriously, $300 - $600? It just feels like these companies are just jacking up the price through the roof these days. Good for you if you can afford one, but I think I have better things to do before I spend this kind of money...

I also think the video is pretty bad, so the guy with the glasses doesn't realize when it's too dark and needs to turn on the light? Feels like another unnecessary first world solution, trying to fix a first world problem.
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Sky Blue Avatar
109 months ago
I like the idea of these, but they're way too costly.
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hydr Avatar
109 months ago
If it was 1/3 the price, and measured Radon gas I would be interested.
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