LAS VEGAS (KCBS)— Wearable technology and drones may be the toast of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, but some unusual products were also on display. This year saw gadgets like a washing machine that can carry multiple loads and even Bluetooth enabled pacifiers.
Literally the hottest product was a smart barbecue grill that you control with your smartphone. If you want to adjust the temperature all you have to do is grab your phone. Of course there was a traditional knob on the grill too.
For the washing machine, there was a big drum for your large regular load and then a smaller drawer so you could include your delicates.
The pacifier takes the baby’s temperature and automatically transmits that to the parents’ phones. There was also a baby bottle that gives you feedback about how your baby is eating, but also reduces air bubbles.
You might guess these product makers are being pretty tongue in cheek, but I have a feeling they’re pretty serious. There’s an area called Eureka Park where a lot of the smaller companies are located and they’re spending life savings investing in these products hoping that they take off.
But the bottom line is, if you want to buy that grill, it’s going to set you back anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000 so you better do a lot of outdoor cooking to make it worth it.