CES 2016: What's hot in the world of gadgets and technology?
Matthew Talbot, CTVNews.ca
Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016 5:48PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, January 7, 2016 4:16PM EST
Control your gadgets using gestures
Ziro unveiled the world's first hand-controlled modular robotics kit at CES 2016.
You can connect the robotic blocks to anything you have at hand – spare toy wheels, Lego – and then use the glove to control your new robot.
More details: www.ziro.io/
High-tech home-brew system
With the Pico, you can brew your own fresh craft beer right at home. And it links up to the internet to automatically download recipes and help with brew tracking.
More details: www.picobrew.com
A new way to get a bird's-eye view
Parrot is upping its drone game with the Disco – a fixed-wing, fast and maneuverable drone that has a fish-eye lens on its nose.
It doesn't hover, but it can fly at 80 km/h for 45 minutes.
More details: blog.parrot.com
HTC gets in the VR game
HTC – a well-known cellphone maker – is bringing its own VR headset to the market: the Vive.
You can explore virtual worlds and play games, and it also warns you when you're getting too close to a real-world wall.
More details: www.htcvive.com/us/
Gamifying dental hygiene
New York-based Kolibree has created a fun way to make sure kids are brushing their teeth properly.
It's a smart device-connected toothbrush that turns the routine into a game to encourage better brushing. For adults, the brushes can provide feedback and data about brushing habits in real time.
More details: www.kolibree.com
Smart wearables for your feet
Zhor-Tech's shoes pair up with smartphones to do the work of wrist-based fitness trackers: counting steps, calories and measuring distance moved.
But they also have a monitor that keeps track of sole wear and lets you know when to replace it so you're getting the most out of the shoe.
More details: www.zhor-tech.com
Better fitness tracking on your smartphone
The Skulpt Chisel is an IndieGoGo-funded device that pairs up with your smartphone to show your body fat and muscle quality.
You can also get tailored fitness advice. It all connects to your smartphone and keeps track of your progress.
More details: www.skulpt.me
Laundry and the Internet of Things
Marathon aims to bring laundry to the internet age with its connected washer-dryer combination.
It'll send an alert to your smart watch to let you know when the laundry is ready to fold. It also links up to your utility providers online to keep track of how much energy and water you're consuming.
More details: www.marathonlaundry.com
The dry cleaner for your closet
LG brought its home dry-cleaning alternative to CES 2016. It has room for jackets and pants and uses steam to get rid of wrinkles.
More details: www.lg.com