Allison interviews Darren Lancaster from ThinOPTICS about their new compact reading glasses. ThinOPTICS glasses are small enough to fit in your wallet, purse, pocket or even stick to your phone. Their unique design does not require the typical temples that most glasses have but instead fit snuggly on the bridge of your nose. They are made with super-elastic frames and bulletproof-strong polycarbonate lenses. ThinOPTICS reading glasses are guaranteed for life and are available now for only $19.95 a pair. The setting is the Pepcom Digital Experience show floor.
Allison interviews Raja Jasti from Ziro about their new robotics kit designed for kids. The purpose is to make robotics simple and fun while allowing kids to be creative. The kit comes with a smart glove, wireless motors and a mobile app. The app allows kids to visually program their robot and control it with the smart glove. Ziro will be available via on-line retail “soon” and in physical retail stores by the holiday season of 2017. The setting is the ShowStoppers show floor.
Allison interviews Colleen Hattler and Julia Maher from Fisher-Price about their new Smart Cycle for kids. The Smart Cycle is designed to help kids learn while being active. It’s a stationary bike, a learning center, and an arcade game system all rolled into one. Smart Cycle plugs into your TV, ready to take kids on learning adventures. As they pedal, favorite character friends guide them through learning discoveries, games, and even exciting races. The Smart Cycle will begin appearing in stores in June/July of 2017. The setting is the Pepcom Digital Experience show floor.
Allison interviews Dr. W. Curtis White from Whoosh! about their tech hygiene products for screens. Whoosh! provides a screen cleaning product that disinfects a device’s screen and makes it resistant to future fingerprints. They also provide an antimicrobial treatment that preserves the cleaned surface for 24 hours. Finally Whoosh! offers a treatment that makes screen protectors more resilient to impact, reducing nicks and scratches. Whoosh! products are safe to the machine, the environment and people. The setting is the CES Conference show floor.
Allison interviews Jamie Siminoff, CEO of Ring, about their new Floodlight and Stick Up cameras. The Floodlight Cam replaces the traditional motion detection floodlight but adds a security camera and two-way talk capability. The Stick Up Cam lets you hear and speak with anyone on your property and is battery powered with an optional solar panel. The Stick Up Cam is available now and the Floodlight Cam begins shipping in April 2017. The setting is the Pepcom Digital Experience show floor.
Allison interviews Armen Gharabegian from Shadecraft about their new autonomous robotic shade called the Sunflower. This novel shade tracks the sun to keep a desired spot shaded throughout the day. The Sunflower connects you to the IoT and the smart home ecosystem from the outdoors. The Sunflower is solar powered and includes an integrated camera for security and image capturing, controlled lighting, speaker system, and charging capability. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor.
Allison interviews Michael Porsbo from Oticon about their new line of hearing aids. Opn hearing aids are connected to the internet for ease of use and higher levels of automation and notification. Additional functionality is provided by the If This Then That (IFTTT) service to integrate with Oticon and other services. The setting is the CES Conference show floor.
Allison interviews Dave Marsh from Cobra about their new automobile backup camera. Cobra’s HD backup cam is integrated into a license plate frame that you can easily install yourself with no wires. The battery powered camera sends rear facing video via Bluetooth directly to your Apple or Android smartphone when the accompanying Cobra app is installed. The backup camera video is quickly activated on your smartphone by pressing a button on a remote provided by Cobra. The Cobra HD backup camera will be available in April 2017. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor.
Allison interviews James Packer from CrazyBaby about their new Mars bluetooth speaker and bluetooth earbuds. The Mars speaker is comprised of a bass unit (Mars Base) and is topped off with a levitating tweeter (Mars Craft). The Mars Base includes a 3-3/4 inch low frequency driver and the Mars Craft sports a 1-3/4 inch driver for mid and high frequencies. The Mars speaker uses CSR aptX loss-free transmission to produce high quality audio. It can be controlled through voice with a mic on the unit or through the crazy baby app available on iOS and Android. CrazyBaby’s Air earbuds produce hi-fi quality audio and work for 4 hours on a single charge. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor.
Allison interviews Heather Wajer from Whistle about their new GPS pet tracker and activity monitor device. Whistle is a small device that fits on your pet’s collar and is both GPS and cell enabled. Using the device coupled with the Whistle mobile app, you can track your pet’s location and monitor their activity from any location. You can also set up a Whistle zone by choosing your home or other safe area and receive an alert whenever your pet leaves that area so you can begin tracking them on the Whistle map. The setting is the Pepcom Digital Experience show floor in Las Vegas.