January 7th through January 10th were the dates that the epic annual Consumer Electronics Show (A.K.A. CES) in Las Vegas happened recently.
Even though Digital Batman was unable to get to this massive tech conference—due to prior commitments chasing after tech villains such as RISC-Riddler—I have managed to compile a list of some of the most bizarre tech shown off at this year’s CES.
Toilet Paper Anyone?
Leaving the flashy super-advanced 8K TVs aside, this year’s CES was marked by what has to be the most inventive, if not quirky, technological invention of the year: a toilet paper-delivering robot!
Yep! You heard that right. The Charmin RollBot is by far the most unique invention yet. And surprisingly useful! How can you argue the merits of a machine that brings you toilet paper in your most dire of needs?!
Need a delicious helping of fresh olive oil for your salad or sandwich? Well, you’re in luck. The Fresco Eva Mini olive oil dispenser will serve up this ancient delicacy in a Keurig K-cup-like experience. And there’s an added benefit of the final elixir being so fresh that you’d swear you had pressed the olives yourself!
Easy on the Eyes!
So you like to experience social media on your phone but have trouble with the small screen? Wouldn’t it be great if you could just view the app on a TV? Oh, but then it would still be relatively small, right? Wrong!
The new Samsung Sero remedies all of that!
It is a large-screen TV that flips into a vertical position (like you’d see at mall kiosks) to display your entire Instagram feed in mega eye-candy glory!
Though, no one really asked for this, I’m sure people will try the Sero anyway because who can’t get enough of large-format social media, right?
Getting Around in Style…
You thought the Segway was a game changer back in 2010? Well, the ability to scoot around, without having to use your feet, may have become a staple of the American sedentary lifestyle but that’s nothing compared to the Segway S-Pod!
Now like those non-pedestrian humans in the Pixar film Wall-E, you too can lounge around while going from place to place in a mobile pod of your own.
This is the ultimate in languorous living!
Maybe too ultimate…
Feline Fabrication — The Winner!
Want a furry friend but are allergic to animal dander? Well, lament no longer. The geniuses at Yukai Engineering just showed off their extraordinary (or unsettling) headless robot kitten.
It’ll give you years of love without the sneezing, feeding, and litterbox changing!
That is if you can avoid being creeped out by a purring decapitated pet.
I’ll stick with my happy floppy-eared Golden Retriever thank you very much!