Amidst the market of tablets and smart phone accessories, ultra high-definition television and 3-D printers, there was a handful of new gadgets that were announced last month in Las Vegas, which caught the attention of Scientific American. Although some of the electronic gadgets fall into the aforementioned categories, each is different in its own kind. If you’re much of a techie with bizarre kind of hobbies and goals, here is a list of some of the head-turners in the field of technology in 2013.
- Electronic skates: If you love skating and you’ve been practicing it for a long time, here’s some good news for you. Acton, Inc’s spnKIX are battery-powered electronic skates that can be strapped on to your shoes and can be controlled with a handheld remote control. The company refers to this as the world’s smallest electronic vehicle. This particular gadget will take you as far as 12 kilometers depending on the weight of the rider and the angle of the surface and the speed offered will be around 16 kilometers per hour.
- Street Legal: As usual Ford used CES to show off a number of new vehicles which includes the single seat open-wheel Formula One Eco Boost Road Car. Although when you give a first glance, the racer won’t look like street legal, as it doesn’t have the prerequisite license plates, front and rear lights, wheel covers and mirrors and tires to keep the driver from being pulled over. If you respect its speed limit, you can easily help yourself stick on to it and this is one of the latest versions in the US.
- It’s a Pleasure: We know that there is perhaps an app for everything and it is actually true as there probably is. OhMiBod is a device that connects its lineup of vibrators and all the other massage devices to the iTunes Library running on an iPad or an iPhone. Each song will cause the gadgets of OhMiBod to vibrate in different rhythms and it is a very good device for the pleasure-seekers.
- Larger than Life: Ozaki was perhaps one among the dozens of companies that showed off iPad and iPhone cases and they’re also perhaps the only company that sport an iPad mockup size that matches to the size of a ping-pong table.
So, if you’re a techie who is waiting for the next big gadgets to arrive in the market, you should take into account the above mentioned technologies. These are real head-turners and therefore you can set your hands on them according to your needs and budget.