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Greenberg Finds at CES 2014

published on January 6th, 2014 . by Steve Greenberg
RZT S ZERO by Cub Cadet — is the only fully electric-powered zero-turn riding lawnmower with steering wheel control and four-wheel steering. Zero engine noise (no noise at start-up and amazingly quiet while cutting, the ZERO allows homeowners to mow any time, day or evening, without disturbing neighbors.)  Zero gasoline or oil, filters, belts (equals less cost to operate For more info:  www.cubcadet.com/zero     http://www.cubcadetrztszero.com   (please check link)

Litecoin Mining PC Tower aka “The Salary Machine”— by iBuyPower and AMD —this computer is designed to help you mine the digital currency called Litecoins.  These coins are hidden on the Internet and you need a power computer to crack the code to find them.  Once you have a coin you can use them to buy real merchandise.  It can bring in about $50/day — as of 1/6/14 a single litecoin is worth $28.50   www.ibuypower.com/site/coinmine

The World’s First Internet Connected Electric Toothbrush– Unlike anything else that exists today, this smart toothbrush has a unique technology which analyzes your brushing habits and displays them on a mobile dashboard you can readily access from your phone. Every brushing is recorded and all of your brushing data is trackable so you can improve your habits, learning how best to improve the health of your teeth and mouth. (Price to be determined)

SmartCharge Bulb— the world’s first LED bulb which you can turn on/off from the same wall switch even during a power outage   www.smartchargelight.com  $25/bulb
PhoneSoap — Did you know? The average phone is 18x dirtier than a public restroom? This is the first and only cell phone charger that sanitizes your phone using powerful UV-C light, it kills 99.9% of all germs.
 https://www.phonesoap.com/buy-now/   The cost is $49.95.

Spree Fitness Monitor — (wearable technology) —  http://spreesports.com    The makers claim it is the most comprehensive fitness monitor on the market – and the first to track body temperature, movement and heart rate without using a chest strap  Developed by Dallas-based Hothead Technologies, Spree is a cutting-edge device that stands apart from other fitness monitors, such as those worn around the chest or arms, by analyzing the three most important variables in every fitness routine – body temperature, movement and heart rate. The sleek and comfortable headband unit captures all the real-time data needed to optimize every workout and achieve ultimate performance, then streams the information to an easy-to-use smartphone app that charts exertion and provides visual indicators when each activity’s goal is reached. $299
NETATMO Urban Weather Station –With Netatmo, you’ll be able to remotely monitor and record (at 5 minute intervals) your home’s indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity as well as indoor CO2 levels, pressure, and acoustic comfort.  The Netatmo app uses push notifications to give you alerts on actions you should take based on the current environmental readings. For example, you’ll receive a push notification to open a window if your CO2 levels get too high.  The app displays your indoor temperature, CO2 concentration, noise levels and humidity, as well as your outdoor temperature and humidity. It also provides curves and data tracking on real time graphs when you rotate your phone so you can discover patterns and macro historical trends within your weather cycle. Netatmo made a smart decision to combine the outdoor sensor’s readings with external weather data so you can easily see a 7-Day forcast for your area as well as an overall outdoor air quality index $179 at  https://grandst.com/p/Netatmo.
Zepp Multi-Sports Sensor — Monitors your swing in all sports from tennis to golf to baseball
The PowerPot — is a lightweight thermoelectric generator that converts heat into DC electrical power. Simply add water to the pot and place it on a heat source appropriate for boiling water.  The PowerPot® will immediately start powering up your mobile electronics.  The PowerPot® comes equipped with a standard USB (5V) port, making it compatible with devices you already have. The cable has three feet of heavy-duty, flame-resistant wire.  The solid-state voltage regulator provides up to 5W of power to charge your high-tech devices. $149 www.thepowerpot.com

 

StriimLIGHT B-10  from AWOX  — This LED light bulb features an integrated Bluetooth speaker that makes it easy to play digital music throughout your home for a simple “smart home” upgrade. The long life, energy efficient bulb screws into existing lamp sockets and connects to Bluetooth-enabled devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets. Once paired to the StriimLIGHT B-10, use your Bluetooth-enabled device to stream music and control your tracks. Use the included IR remote control to turn the light on and off and adjust the volume of your music. The quick set up makes it easy for anyone to integrate sound anywhere there’s a light: no pulling wires, no changes to decor. Just screw-in, flick the switch, and play the music of your choice with crisp clear sound anywhere you can place a light fixture. Best of all, StriimLIGHT’s unobtrusive design makes it easy to add music to rooms where space is scarce, such as bathrooms, kitchens and walk-in closets.