GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - From TV screens that curve to the latest in wearable fitness gear, the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is up and running.
Innovation Insider, Steve Greenberg, joined KARE 11 at 4 with his take on what's new and fun.
RZT S ZERO by Cub Cadet – is the only fully electric-powered zero-turn riding lawnmower with steering wheel control and four-wheel steering. Zero engine noise (no noise at start-up and amazingly quiet while cutting, the ZERO allows homeowners to mow any time, day or evening, without disturbing neighbors.) Zero gasoline or oil, filters, belts (equals less cost to operate For more info check out Cub Cadet
Litecoin Mining PC Tower aka "The Salary Machine"— by iBuyPower and AMD —this computer is designed to help you mine the digital currency called Litecoins. These coins are hidden on the Internet and you need a power computer to crack the code to find them. Once you have a coin you can use them to buy real merchandise. It can bring in about $50/day — as of 1/6/14 a single litecoin is worth $28.50- For more info head to iBuyPower
The World's First Internet Connected Electric Toothbrush– Unlike anything else that exists today, this smart toothbrush has a unique technology which analyzes your brushing habits and displays them on a mobile dashboard you can readily access from your phone. Every brushing is recorded and all of your brushing data is trackable so you can improve your habits, learning how best to improve the health of your teeth and mouth. (Price to be determined)
SmartCharge Bulb— the world's first LED bulb which you can turn on/off from the same wall switch even during a power outage. Smart Charge $25/bulb
PhoneSoap — Did you know? The average phone is 18x dirtier than a public restroom? This is the first and only cell phone charger that sanitizes your phone using powerful UV-C light, it kills 99.9% of all germs. Phone Soap-The cost is $49.95.
Spree Fitness Monitor – (wearable technology) —SpreeSports- The makers claim it is the most comprehensive fitness monitor on the market – and the first to track body temperature, movement and heart rate without using a chest strap Developed by Dallas-based Hothead Technologies, Spree is a cutting-edge device that stands apart from other fitness monitors, such as those worn around the chest or arms, by analyzing the three most important variables in every fitness routine – body temperature, movement and heart rate. The sleek and comfortable headband unit captures all the real-time data needed to optimize every workout and achieve ultimate performance, then streams the information to an easy-to-use smartphone app that charts exertion and provides visual indicators when each activity's goal is reached. $299
For more on Steve's info, head to Steve's Blog
Also, for more information on what's happening at the CES Show in Las Vegas, here's a link to USA Today tech team coverage.