Jan 15, 2013

Consumer Electronics Show: Android ovens and other wacky gadgets

Curved TV screens and Android ovens were among the most impressive items on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. SmartCompany's Patrick Stafford picks his top 10 wacky gadgets.

Patrick Stafford

SmartCompany deputy editor and tech journalist.

Another Consumer Electronics Show has come and gone, and we’re left with a range of wacky and weird gadgets that may or may not ever see the light of day.

While CES 2013 was still huge, many analysts are questioning whether CES as a trade show is likely to continue in its current form, given so many of the major companies are being blindsided by crowdfunded projects and smaller companies.

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3 thoughts on “Consumer Electronics Show: Android ovens and other wacky gadgets

  1. Shaniq'ua Shardonn'ay

    While I’d probably be up for the Lenovo Helix if I hadn’t already bought myself an android pad to play with recently, i really can’t understand why anyone would pay for an oven with a device stuck in it. It sort of reminds me of how irritating I find microwave ovens with a digital clock in them sucking up electricity.

  2. Charlie Maigne

    Sha-Sha, I’m also struggling to see the point of the Android oven. It apparently lets you know (via your phone) that your meal is done. Why you couldn’t just set a timer or alarm on your phone, I can’t fathom.

    That said, I quite like the digital clock on my microwave.

  3. Shaniq'ua Shardonn'ay

    @Charlie – it’s funny but I was just thinking that when digital clocks came out they put them on everything for a while there, I think the same thing is happening with smartphones.

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