Remember when all we had was phone sex?
Without technology development and innovation, online sex wouldn’t exist. There would be no texting, sexting, apps, webcams, chat rooms, or any of the things we now take for granted in our personal and professional lives. If you like to keep up with the latest products that can enhance your camming experiences, chances are you attend or follow the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, every year.
One of technology’s biggest trade shows, CES brings in companies and attendees from around the world. Think of it as a gearhead’s version of Disneyland: aisle after aisle of new products, gadgets, gizmos and inventions you couldn’t have imagined, much less envisioned as reality.
What did CES bring to the camming table in 2017? Well, that depends on your needs and wants. Here’s a look at some of the more unusual, and possibly useful, items on display.
Kerastase Hair Coach: How’s your hair on cam? Does it look good? Are you sure? Do your styling tools think so? Wait … what? Kerastase and L’Oreal have joined forces to bring you a smart brush. That’s right, a smart brush. It knows when you’re wet or dry and how hard you’re stroking. (We’re talking about your hair, of course.) Working in conjunction with — what else? — your smartphone, the Hair Coach collects data and uses that info to provide tips and recommendations. We suspect it just might suggest you use Kerastase and L’Oreal products on that mop of yours. Did we mention the vibrating handle? See it in action.
Smarter FridgeCam: How many times do you open and close the refrigerator door, hoping that something sinfully delicious will magically appear? Or maybe you reach for a container on the bottom shelf, all the way in the back, wondering what it holds and how and when it got there, and — oof! — when you open it, fuzzy green stuff stares back. What about those long nights on cam when you find yourself starving and can’t remember whether you have leftovers ready to nuke. Your worries are over. With the Smarter FridgeCam inside your fridge, you’ll always know what you’ve got, because it snaps a picture every time you close the refrigerator door and sends the picture to your smartphone. Pictures of the inside of your refrigerator! You’ll never go hungry again. Speaking of pictures, when was the last time you cleaned that thing? Learn more.
Samsung POWERbot VR7000: How many hours per day and night do you spend camming? You’re a busy gal with a full schedule. Vacuuming? You don’t have time for that. Thankfully, Samsung Electronics has the problem solved. The newest addition to their POWERbot line, the VR7000, is tiny at almost 4 inches tall, but boy, does it suck — in a good way. Under the furniture, in the smallest corners, up against the walls — say goodbye to dust, hair (the ones not collected by your smart brush), crumbs from the snacks you noshed on (the ones you remembered, thanks to that new camera in your fridge), and whatever else is on your floor. You just lie back and work while your bot does all the cleaning. Check it out.
Motiv Ring: Winner of the CES 2017 Best of Innovation for Wearable Technologies, the Motiv Ring is an activity and fitness tracker designed to be worn day and night to track your activity, heart rate and sleep. Forget bulky wristbands, chest straps and headsets. The battery-operated, waterproof, titanium Motiv Ring slips onto your finger and looks like a simple piece of jewelry. Wear it on cam like an accessory, and no one will ever know you’re tallying steps and calories on the smartphone app. See it in action.
Spinali Design Vibrating Jeans: Don’t get your hopes up — it’s not what you think. Spinali’s Essential Vibrating Connected Jeans weren’t designed for your pleasure; they were designed for Bluetooth-to-smartphone connectivity. Why? Who knows. Because vibrating belt sensors are critical to helping you find your car? Prompting you when you’re late? Guiding you to a meeting place? Attracting someone’s attention? Interactive denim shorts give a whole new meaning to the term “smarty pants.” See it to believe it.
Jenna Andre is a total gearhead who also appreciates the simpler things in life. Email her at Jenna.Andre@ynotcam.com.
Check out Engadget’s take on the smart brush and the fridge cam below.