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Dumbest Gadgets of CES 2016

There are many products launched at CES that could forever change the future of mankind. These gadgets are not on that list.

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Susan Fourtané 1/20/2016 | 7:32:27 AM
Re: The dumbest thing of CES -0, 

A smartphone with a built-in e-cigarette?! That certainly wins and leaves all those gadgets in the video way behind. 

Since there is no yet clear how the electronic cigarette affects the health of the non-smokers it can't be allowed in public places. This only means those smartphones can't be smoked in public. There is an annual Summit in London, England exploring the topic.

-Susan
Susan Fourtané 1/20/2016 | 7:11:02 AM
Lazy workout There have always been things promising lazy people that they can work out without working out. I am surprised someone has invested in getting that thing to even a prototype level. If it was a startup, I'd love to know how they convinced VCs that it was going be a hit. 

Does anyone have the name of the lazy workout device? 

-Susan 
Susan Fourtané 1/20/2016 | 6:46:43 AM
Re: Organ music Liz, 

They have installed CCTVs all over your house. You can't hide your secret talents anymore. 

-Susan 
-0 1/13/2016 | 4:00:47 AM
The dumbest thing of CES How did you miss the dumbest thing - smartphone which you can SMOKE? It's a smartphone with built-in electronic cigarette. I am [almost] not laughing anymore when I see people taking photos with their tablets. I am sure I won't be able to suppress giggles when I see somebody with a smartphone sticking out of the mouth!
PaulERainford 1/12/2016 | 6:44:52 AM
Baldly going Is that laser head zapper available on Amazon yet? Could be the answer to my prayers...
mhhf1ve 1/11/2016 | 4:53:02 PM
Re: Steamboats Perhaps a Keurig-like tea maker is in order? I think I saw a machine that's supposed to automatically brew beer from a K-cup-esque packet.

There are also the constant announcements of making things "smarter":

http://weputachipinit.tumblr.com/
DanJones 1/11/2016 | 4:19:01 PM
Re: Steamboats Way ahead of all that! :-)

 

http://www.lightreading.com/mobile/devices-smartphones/teas-up-the-iot-is-boiling!/d/d-id/720044
mendyk 1/11/2016 | 3:18:51 PM
CES pool We're not at the bottom of the barrel yet -- but we're getting closer. I did see an ad for a laser hair restoration cap in the paper this weekend, though. Could be a webinar opportunity for LR.
mhhf1ve 1/11/2016 | 3:09:15 PM
When will auto shows become gadget shows? The lines are getting blurry between CES and automaker trade shows... I wonder when "auto shows" are going to start featuring more and more SharperImage-esque gadgets.
mhhf1ve 1/11/2016 | 3:06:35 PM
Re: Steamboats There are a lot of headphone gadgets that you wouldn't think would be useful.. but people buy them.

I can actually see a use-case for headphones that you go to sleep with, though.. they play white noise or something to block out sound... and wake you up in the morning without a snooze button handy.

I'm actually surprised they didn't combine it with a sleep tracking system.
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