Oddities Unveiled in Las Vegas: A Peek into the Quirkiest Tech, Gadgets, and AI at CES 2024

Here are the eight strangest gadgets, tech and claims from CES 2024 so far. pic.twitter.com/URh0oM79pR — TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) January 9, 2024An app that lets you pay to peeNeed to go and willing to pay? Revealed at CES 2024, Clicks Technology’s creator keyboard turns your phone into a BlackBerry-era relic for $139. Generative AI allows you to chat with the AI Agent, and the company claims it can show you empathy. pic.twitter.com/A2SEj2v0SG — TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) January 10, 2024A bidet you can talk toHey, Alexa?

CES 2024: The Strangest Gadgets and Tech Revealed

Las Vegas, NV – The Consumer Electronics Show of 2024 is in full swing, and as always, it’s filled with exciting news and announcements. But amidst all the hype surrounding AI technology, there are also some peculiar and unconventional gadgets to be found on the show floor.

The Weirdest Finds at CES 2024

“In an era of CES where companies are all-in on the AI hype machine, there are bound to be gadgets and claims that are a little odd, to say the least,” says TechCrunch.

  • AI-powered birding binoculars
  • An app that lets you pay to pee
  • A BlackBerry-style keyboard for your iPhone
  • Dynamic sound mixing based on your driving
  • A router that looks like a picture frame
  • An AI assistant that calls 911 for you
  • A bidet you can talk to
  • A voice absorbing mask that looks like a muzzle

8 Strange Gadgets, Tech, and Claims from CES 2024

AI-powered birding binoculars

“For the birder with an unlimited budget, Swarovski unveiled the AX Visio 10×32: a $4,799 pair of AI-powered binoculars,” reports TechCrunch. These high-end binoculars use AI technology to identify over 9,000 bird and animal species, and even allow users to capture photos and videos of their discoveries.

Swarovski AX Visio AI-powered binoculars

An app that lets you pay to pee

Taking bathroom breaks just got a bit more complicated with the web-based app, Flush. Businesses can now rent out their restrooms for additional revenue, and users can reserve their spot through the app. But perhaps the oddest feature is the app’s rating system, used by businesses to approve or deny reservations.

A BlackBerry-style keyboard for your iPhone

For those longing for the days of tactile keyboards, Clicks Technology’s creator keyboard turns your iPhone into a blast from the past. At a hefty price of $139, this keyboard-phone-case attachment provides easier access to your phone’s screen without the digital keyboard. A nostalgic indulgence, but at what cost?

Clicks Technology creator keyboard for iPhone

Dynamic sound mixing based on your driving

Sound Drive, a startup founded by musician Will.i.am, takes carpool karaoke to a whole new level. This technology adjusts your music to match the rhythm and energy of your commute, making long drives more entertaining. “While we were a little skeptical, we came away from the tech fairly impressed,” notes TechCrunch.

Sound Drive's dynamic sound mixing technology for cars

A router that looks like a picture frame

Tech meets art with the Marble Wi-Fi 6 OpenWrt Router from GL.iNet. This small, framed piece of technology can be hung on your wall or placed on your desk, blending seamlessly into your home’s aesthetic.

Marble Wi-Fi 6 OpenWrt Router from GL.iNet

An AI assistant that calls 911 for you

LG’s Smart Home AI Agent is the ultimate personal assistant, syncing with your LG appliances to make your life easier. This “two-legged” wheeled robot utilizes generative AI to provide reminders, chat with users, and even call 911 in times of crisis. In a promotional video resembling a Pixar movie, the AI Agent shows off its empathy and helpfulness.

LG's Smart Home AI Agent

A bidet you can talk to

For the ultimate bathroom experience, Kohler’s PureWash E930 Bidet Seat can now be controlled through voice commands to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. From adjusting the temperature to activating the self-cleaning UV feature, this hands-free bidet adds a whole new level of convenience to personal hygiene.

Kohler PureWash E930 Bidet Seat with voice command support

A voice absorbing mask that looks like a muzzle

Silence is golden with Skyted’s “Mobility Privacy Mask” and “Hybrid Silent Mask.” Designed to absorb voice frequencies, these masks provide a way to communicate in privacy in noisy environments like offices, call centers, and public transportation.

Skyted Mobility Privacy Mask

From pricey AI-powered binoculars to voice-controlled bidets, CES 2024 has brought us some truly unique and unconventional tech. As technology continues to advance, we can only imagine what oddities will be revealed at future CES events.

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