The Five Coolest Gadgets at CES 2014
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Articles Articles Jan 19, 2014 06:23 PM EST
The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show was the year for wearable electronic devices, curved televisions and updates to cars.
More than 3,200 exhibitors showcase a variety of new technologies and devices to more than 150,000 attendees. That is an overwhelming number of cool things but The New York Post picked five of the coolest things from the show.
Samgsung wasn't the only company to present a curved television. Others did too, but Samsung stole the show with an 85-inch "bendable" television. Unlike others, that had a fized shape, Samsung's could be made flat — for web browsing — or curved for watching TV and movies. It can move between the two with just the push of a button.
In addition to the shape-shifting attribute, the television was a 4K Ultra-HDTV with four times the number of pixels as a standard high-definition television.
Since the television was a prototype model, there was no availability or pricing announced.
An Electronic Personal Secretary
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich presented the Jarvis headset that some people are calling a game changer. It will act a personal secretary and book doctor's appointments, dinner reservations and notify users of scheduling conflicts.
Robots that can educate us attracted a lot of attention as well. Above, the Zipp sensor is shown on a golf glove. The device uses 1,000 points of data to create 3D images of golf swings, as well as any other movement to be used for analysis and form correction.
Other robot teachers included Play-i's three-wheeled "Bo," which is aimed at helping kids learn to code to get their toy robot to perform tasks.
A Really Fast, Expensive Car
Lamborghini's Veneno Roadster made an appearance at the event to market its Monster speakers. The Veneno, which sells for a whopping $4.5 million, was shown off by NBA great Shaquille O'Neal and TV personality Nick Cannon. The Moster speaker system in the vehicle costs $50,000.
Virtual Video Games
YEI Technology's virtual reality gaming accessories were a popular at the CES. The company paired its products with the Oculus Rift, a headset that gives the illusion a user is inside the virtual world. The suits are expected to cost around $400, according to The New York Post.