The weirdest tech we noticed at CES 2020

This story is a part of our persevering with protection of CES 2020, together with tech and devices from the showroom ground.

Each CES, the celebrities of the present are typically the glitzy TVs, swanky vehicles, and mighty laptops. Go spelunking within the caverns of CES, nonetheless, and you may dig up some intriguing finds. The present is dwelling not simply to massive firms, but additionally to dreamers, innovators, and the occasional mad scientist. Listed here are a number of the strangest issues we noticed at CES 2020.


Raclette robotic: Scraping cheese

Robots: They construct our vehicles, vacuum our flooring, and now they even serve us scrumptious, melted cheese. Hailing from Switzerland, this pair of robotic arms practices the traditional artwork of raclette by heating up a wheel of cheese and scraping the highest layer of gooey goodness onto a plate. Is the raclette business in want of automation? Who is aware of? What we do know is that this machine strikes with spectacular finesse.

Charmin RollBot: The bathroom paper supply bot

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There’s no scenario extra dreadful than sitting on the bathroom, reaching for the TP, and realizing that you just forgot to change in a brand new roll. Now you’re sitting there, adrift on a sea of catastrophe, the scenario rising extra precarious by the second. Charmin’s RollBot, an cute two-wheeler robotic that may carry a roll of bathroom paper, is the high-tech answer to this lavatory nightmare. Merely press a button in your telephone, and RollBot will journey to your rescue. No extra yelling frantically on your roommate to toss a roll your approach.


Fresco Eva Mini: Like a Keurig for olive oil

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It’s all there within the tagline: Fresco’s Eva Mini is a Keurig-esque machine that turns a flash-frozen pod right into a serving of aromatic, scrumptious oil. Merely pop a pod into the machine, press a button, and watch as liquid emerald pours into your cup — you probably did bear in mind to place a cup down, sure? In line with the folks at Fresco, the flash-freezing course of permits the oil to retain its dietary worth and taste, so will probably be as should you had been urgent olives in Calabria. Sadly, the Eva Mini is just for sale in Italy in the mean time, though Fresco says it’s trying into worldwide distribution.

CharaChorder: The choice to keyboards

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Have you ever ever contemplated your keyboard? Take a look at how unusually it’s laid out: Why QWERTY? Why WASD? The usual QWERTY structure has been round for greater than a century, its reign solely often threatened by upstarts (it by no means even started for you, DVORAK). The oldsters at CharaChorder have a radical new imaginative and prescient for typing that consists of two controllers, every with 9 little joysticks. Every stick has 4 instructions — corresponding to particular person letters, or instructions like “enter” — assigned to instructions. Like enjoying a piano, you may finger a number of “keys,” urgent all of the letters of a phrase to kind that phrase instantaneously. It guarantees a lot quicker typing than a basic keyboard, and within the demonstration I noticed, the worker could as nicely have been enjoying Chopin.

Cyrcle Telephone: The telephone that’s round

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Did you ever discover that each telephone is rectangular? Take a look at your telephone, have a look at your good friend’s telephone, have a look at the telephone of the particular person sitting to your proper, have a look at the telephone of the menacing particular person standing proper behind you. Telephones and corners merely go collectively … or so we thought. The makers of the Cyrcle Telephone provide a special imaginative and prescient, a rounder imaginative and prescient. In line with the corporate, the telephone was designed with a Gen-Z, feminine viewers in thoughts. The dimensions and form of the Cyrcle Telephone are better-suited to small palms and the shallow pockets that plague ladies’s pants. Allegedly, the youngsters nowadays wish to take heed to music collectively by sharing headphones, so the Cyrcle Telephone has two audio jacks in-built — your transfer, Apple!

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