CES2017: Highlighting the Best Consumer Friendly Technology On Offer

We have cherry picked a few products showcasing at CES that you should have on your radar.

#CES2017 is not just a big event, it is an enormous one. So finding stylish fashion tech and trendy lifestyle tech among all that innovation can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. To make things easier, we have cherry picked a few products that you might already have on your radar. If you haven’t, then today would be a great day to start.

Iris Apfel Collection Powered by Wisewear

CES2017: Highlighting the Best Consumer Friendly Technology On Offer
Iris Apfel x Wisewear at CES 2017 | Photo Credit: Josh Bradshaw ‏@WorkTechWork

CES2017 gave us the first glimpse of the new Iris Apfel signature collection powered by Wisewear. As a collection that has been in the pipeline for a while now, we found ourselves spending most of 2015 holding our breath with anticipation for Wisewear’s muse to release a wearable that comes with fashion’s pre-approval. The question now is, was the wait worth it?

Meet Kuri, the Latest Developments in Smartphones, Gaming, and Robotics

CES2017: Highlighting the Best Consumer Friendly Technology On Offer

Unveiled at CES, Kuri is an intelligent robot for the home. Kuri is designed with personality, awareness, and mobility, and adds a spark of life to any home. Kuri is built to connect with you and helps bring technology to life. Kuri can understand its context and surroundings, recognize specific people, and respond to questions with facial expressions, head movements, and his unique lovable sounds. Like many adored robots in popular culture, his personality and ability to connect are his greatest attributes. Priced at $699, Kuri is available for pre-order in the U.S. at heykuri.com.

Sylvia Heisel 3D printed Compostable Bioplastic Dress

CES2017: Highlighting the Best Consumer Friendly Technology On Offer
Photo Credits: Amy Grams | Hollywoodreporter.com

We are big fans of Sylvia Heisel. How can you not want to know about a woman who wore a 3D printed compostable shirt to CES. Besides being there to give a talk on Fitness As A Second Skin: Smart Fabrics, Heisel was also showcasing her 3D printed dress and coat at CES. Her made to order dress will set you back about $4500, a price that Heisel defended. She stated that the price includes, “design consultations, a body scan for the fit and ownership of the final print files.” It is a bit too far out of our price range which is why we prefer to simply admire it from afar.

Vera Wang x Fitbit

Vera Wang X Fitbit Fitness Tracker

Announced a few months ago, the outcome of Vera Wang and Fitbit‘s collaboration is on display at CES2017. It is a venture that saw fashion’s unapologetic cool designer partner up with the fitness wearable brand to bring some stylish edge to their collections. The design on the three wristbands replaces Fitbit’s standard rubber band. Available for $80 each, we can only hope that Simply Vera Vera Wang x Fitbit bands are not just a pretty fashion accessory with nothing going on upstairs. I guess time will tell. Note the Fitbit Alta tracker is sold separately.

Olly, A Robot With Personality

We have cherry picked a few products showcasing at CES that you should have on your radar.
Olly Robot | Photo Courtesy of Engadget

UK start-up unveiled at CES this year, a desktop robot that develops a different personality for each family member within the household. With the ability to play music and control other internet-connected devices, Olly has already won 4 innovation CES awards, which in our eyes, puts this prototype on our ones to watch list. Olly should be out later this year. Price is yet to be disclosed.

The Wearable Breast Pump

We have cherry picked a few products showcasing at CES that you should have on your radar.

Showcasing their all-in-one design, product at CES 2017, Willow is the wearable breast pump that quietly collects your milk in an internal bag. With no external tubes, cords, or dangling bottles, the device has impressed us with its ability to track the volume of milk you pump via an app. Based on your body’s own unique milk production and timing, Willow will give breast feeding mums the freedom to move freely and get on with other things whilst they pump.

Misfit Vapour, No Phone Required

We have cherry picked a few products showcasing at CES that you should have on your radar.
Misfit Vapour

Last year it was all about the Ray, this year Vapour takes center stage. Vapour is a smart watch that is hoping to change the game. With no phone required, the Vapour brags built-in location services that’ll track your runs and activities in real time. The Bluetooth connected watch will keep you connected and informed on your fitness and sleep. Vapour is sleek with a vibrant circular touchscreen that is both stylish and smart. Priced $199.00, we welcome this affordable smart watch to the arena to fight it out with the likes of Apple Watch.

Did you see anything at CES 2017 that we should have included in our highlights? Do not be afraid to let us know.

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