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CES 2017: Hands-On With a Smart Ring, Smart Shower, Smart Shoe, and Smart Everything

The Internet of Things is the name of the game at CES 2017. If you can think of a product, there's a good chance a vendor not only has it, but has one that's connected to the internet via WiFi, Bluetooth, and an app.

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At CES Unveiled, we went exploring for the most interesting products. Some, like the connected hairbrush from Withings and Kérastase, are grasping at a future where everything you do is monitored and optimized, while others, like the Smart Remote from Sevenhugs, are trying to truly simplify your home.

Some honorable mentions are the Smart Cane from Dring Alert Systems and FeetMe smart insole. The Smart Cane monitors usage and creates a user profile. If the user deviates from the "normal" usage, or if the cane detects something like a fall, it will automatically alert a specified contact of this.

The FeetMe is a smart insole that you insert into a shoe. With the insole in place, you can monitor how you walk and run, and with that information, you can adjust your stride or pressure points to be more efficient.

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15 months ago
Am I the only one sick of everything having to become 'smart'? We've survived pretty well with a lot of dumb stuff up to this point. Does every product/gadget we own have to be connected to the internet?
Rating: 26 Votes
15 months ago
Welp, I guess this is where I become too old to care about new tech.

I always knew it would happen eventually, I just through I'd be a bit older.
Rating: 17 Votes
15 months ago
I prefer my dumb shower over a smart shower any day. Last thing I need is Siri or Alexa or Cortana or Google listening to me argue with myself and provide feedback.
Rating: 14 Votes
15 months ago

Am I the only one sick of everything having to become 'smart'? We've survived pretty well with a lot of dumb stuff up to this point. Does every product/gadget we own have to be connected to the internet?

Nope, this stuff is insane. Most of it is either useless or a total gimmick that is "cool" but will do next to nothing to actually make your life easier. Some smart devices are useful, but it's getting ridiculous. The smart shower... can you really not just turn the water on when you get out of bed or yell at your kid to get out of the shower? lol
Rating: 9 Votes
15 months ago

I prefer my dumb shower over a smart shower any day. Last thing I need is Siri or Alexa or Cortana or Google listening to me argue with myself and provide feedback.

Or worse:
Siri: "Mcfrazieriv, you've been washing that same area for a while. Might I suggest washing your hands now.":D
Rating: 8 Votes
15 months ago
The Internet of Junk will fail because it literally is JUNK! We don't need everything connected to a network. Also, IoT is the stupidest name i've ever heard and i hope it dies a quick painful death!
Rating: 7 Votes
15 months ago
Smart device = one of two things - either (another) nagging voice, or endless popups and pinging noises to inform us of the new popup. Intrusive-tech.

I don't need bluetooth trousers telling me they need washing, or bluetooth socks telling me I walked further last week than this.
How about a bluetooth refuse cart (garbage truck) that tells how much tonnage of needless packaging the supermarket inflicted on us this month? Or a bluetooth Tax Office that tells us how many schools, hospitals, roads and bridges will go unfunded because of Corporate tax avoidance? Or a bluetooth legislature that tells us how many representatives either didn't attend or were asleep during important debates?
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago
Everything is getting smarter, except human beings....
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago

I prefer my dumb shower over a smart shower any day. Last thing I need is Siri or Alexa or Cortana or Google listening to me argue with myself and provide feedback.


Wait, what are you arguing with yourself about in the shower?
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago
Please let there be an Nvidia Shield TV second gen release!!
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Am I the only one sick of everything having to become 'smart'? We've survived pretty well with a lot of dumb stuff up to this point. Does every product/gadget we own have to be connected to the internet?


It's a stupid buzzword. Just like 'Retina' for what basically means high resolution. Marketers and advertisers are some of the most useless people on the planet for such reasons.
Rating: 2 Votes

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