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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:10 AM

'Smart' Potty Or Dumb Idea? Wacky Gadgets At CES

Source: Associated Press

Jan 10, 1:07 AM (ET)

By RYAN NAKASHIMA and BARBARA ORTUTAY

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Some of the weirdest gadgets at the International CES show are designed to solve problems you never knew you had. Are you eating too fast? A digital fork will let you know. Is your toddler having trouble sitting still on the potty? Let the iPotty come to the rescue.

Are you bored driving to work in a four-wheeled vehicle? Climb inside a 1,600-pound mechanical spider for your morning commute.

Of course, not all of the prototypes introduced at the annual gadget show will succeed in the marketplace. But the innovators who shop their wares here are fearless when it comes to pitching new gizmos, be they flashy, catchy or just plain odd.

A search for this year's strangest (and perhaps least useful) electronic devices yielded an extra-loud pair of headphones from a metal band, an eye-sensing TV that didn't work as intended and more. Take a look:

Read more: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20130110/DA3N5L5O0.html

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Purveyor Jan 2013 OP
ReRe Jan 2013 #1
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #2
sendero Jan 2013 #4
struggle4progress Jan 2013 #7
Tyrs WolfDaemon Jan 2013 #3
kentauros Jan 2013 #6
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #5
struggle4progress Jan 2013 #8

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:21 AM

1. I think...;-)

...it's consumerism gone bonkers wild. Hope it "Stays in Vegas."

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:37 AM

2. Motörheadphones!!!

 

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:02 AM

4. For those..

.. who can't wait to suffer permanent hearing loss. I did it without special headphones

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Response to sendero (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:45 AM

7. "Their hearing is already damaged, they better buy these." -- Lemmy Kilmister

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:24 AM

3. I'm still waiting for someone to make a real Tachikoma

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Response to Tyrs WolfDaemon (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:38 AM

6. I didn't see your post right away,

but that was the first thing to come to mind when they mentioned a "motorized spider"!

They'd be fun to talk to as well, at least when they weren't forming a collective

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:37 AM

5. Riding a Mondo Spider should be interesting.

But that's never gonna happen on my street.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:49 AM

8. Titanoboa meets the Mondo Spider

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