Allison interviews Duane Tsutsui and Terry Byland from Second Sight about their new Argus II prosthetic eye system. Argus II provides artificial vision for those with who have lost vision due to Retinitis Pigmentosa and requires the user to have functional photoreceptors and optic nerve. The Argus II system is composed of 1) a visual sensor surgically implanted into the eye in front of the retina, 2) a special pair of glasses that provides power to the implant and wirelessly receives its signals, and 3) a portable video processor unit. Argus II currently provides 58 electrodes of resolution on the retina with a 20 deg field of view, both of which will improve over time. Later versions of the device will also provide artificial vision for those without functional photoreceptors or an optic nerve. The setting is the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego.
Allison interviews Raymond Wu from Wynd about their new smart air purifier. Wynd creates a bubble of clean air around you by removing dust, allergens, smoke, and pollution from your personal space. It filters harmful particles out of the air around you to help you stay healthy. Wynd also provides an air quality tracker mobile app that continuously monitors the air around you and alerts you when it becomes unhealthy. The Wind air purifier will be available in April 2017. The setting is the Pepcom Digital Experience show floor.
Allison interviews Hongbin Zhuang from Emotech about their Olly digital personal assistant. Olly is a fast and efficient learner capable of proactive assistance. As a result, Olly’s personality evolves depending on your interaction patterns. Emotech is planning to start a limited Olly production run for testing in the third quarter of 2017. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor where Olly earned four CES Innovation awards.
Allison interviews Marcus Kuchler from udoq about their novel docking station for mobile devices. udoq can accommodate several mobiles devices at once and is completely adaptable to any connector type, from Lightning to micro USB to USB-C. udoq can easily be reconfigured as your collection of mobile devices changes. It comes in four sizes: 250mm, 400mm, 550mm, and 700mm and will be available in the U.S. in March 2017. The setting is the ShowStoppers show floor.
Allison interviews Roi Ginat from CMRA about their new camera band for the Apple Watch. CMRA has two HD cameras embedded in the band, one outward-facing 8MP and the other self-facing 2MP. It also captures HD video and has a battery that lasts a full day with normal use. CMRA seamlessly integrates with Apple Watch and iPhone and it syncs photos/videos with your photo gallery. The CMRA band is available for pre-order and will be shipping in the Spring of 2017. The setting is the ShowStoppers show floor.
*** Update August 2017: This product has not yet been released and the getcmra.com site still shows it is in pre-order status a couple months after the advertised release date of “Spring 2017”. We are concerned whether it ever will be released. ***
Allison interviews Jessica Lane representing Pai Technology about their range of products to help kids learn while having fun. Ocean Pets includes an augmented reality mobile app along with putty and forms that allow kids to create a virtual aquarium. TJ & the Beanstalk brings story time to life with a 3D augmented reality story book. Finally Cube-Tastic uses augmented reality and a free app to help kids solve a puzzle cube. Some of you may recognize Jessica who is Shai Yammanee’s wife and now an honorary NosillaCastaway! The setting is the CES Conference show floor.
Allison interviews Cody Thomas from Braven about their new line of Flye Sport earbuds. Flye Sport earbuds are bluetooth enabled intended for active use. They come in four models: Flye Sport, Flye Sport Reflect, Flye Sport Power and Flye Sport GLO ranging in price from $50 up to $250. The Flye Sport Power and GLO earbuds also include feature control via a mobile app. The setting is the CES Conference show floor.
Allison interviews Gordon Cockburn from Hobbico about their new C-me selfie drone. C-me is a compact flying camera that folds up to fit in your pocket. It comes equipped with a 1080p video camera that also takes 8 Mpix still photos. C-me will share your selfie video or still photos immediately on your social media sites through the C-me app. The drone takes off automatically and positions itself about 2m above ground to take video or photos of you until you direct it to move elsewhere through the app. C-me is available for pre-order now. C-me is available for pre-order now. The setting is the ShowStoppers show floor.
Allison interviews David Vespremi from Nonda about their new ZUS Connected Car accessories. ZUS accessories are modular and are based on a smart phone charger which logs the car’s mileage, provides the car’s battery status and remotely guides you back to your car. ZUS accessories also include a smart key finder, backup sensor and tire pressure sensors. ZUS tire sensors can be added to any tire without having to dismount the tire or replace the valve stems. All ZUS accessories are controlled and monitored through the ZUS app available on the iOS App Store and Google Play. The setting is the ShowStoppers show floor.
Allison interviews Max Thayer from Anker about their new Nebula projection systems. The Nebula P3 pico projector is a portable, light weight device projecting 2K lumens at 720p. It includes automatic focusing and a 3hr battery life, great for outdoor and on-the-go use. The larger Nebula 100″ Cinema Display projects 1080p video from just 13 inches away from a flat glass screen and it comes with bundled sub-woofer and sound system. The release date of both products will be announced later this year. The setting is the Pepcom Digital Experience show floor.