Julie Campbell | QR Code Press | Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:00:26 +0000

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The best gadgets and devices from the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The massive CES 2017 tech event in Las Vegas is underway and the product unveilings are everywhere you look. There are more things to see than any individual would be able to take in, even over the event’s several days.

That said, even from the very start there are gadgets and technologies that stand out from the rest.

Consumers are particularly drawn to the ones that will actually be hitting store shelves this year. After all, many of the exhibits at CES 2017 are for concepts, prototypes or other types of products that aren’t ready to be purchased and used by the average consumer. In fact, many of the concepts that are seen at the Consumer Electronics Show won’t ever actually be for sale.

This has allowed some products to gain more favor from consumers at CES 2017 than others.

As interesting as concepts are, consumers are glued to the gadgets they have the chance to see in their own homes, cars and workspaces. The following are some of this year’s top forms of consumer technology that are slated for sale soon or are already being sold:

• Kuri Robot Nanny from Mayfield Robotics – this little snowman-shape device moves about the house providing remote supervision of children and pets and can even be used as a form of home security. It isn’t out yet but it will be sold for around $700 this year.
• Kerastase Hair Coach – nicknamed the first smart hairbrush in the world, it provides users with hair care advice as they brush through their locks.
• Moen smart showerhead – this showerhead wirelessly connects with an app that allows the user to select their ideal temperature before stepping into the tub. The showerhead then maintains that temperature throughout the length of the shower. It will be sold for $1,160 and will start shipping March 1. May be even more convenient with a waterproof smartphone model!
• LEGO Boost – Among the 2017 CES unveilings that appear to be the most fun so far is the LEGO Boost. It converts standard LEGO blocks into robots you can program. It uses several different motors and sensors to control the robot. The basic kit is $160 and it provides instructions for building a guitar, cat and car. That said, once users get the hang of it, they can use the parts however they want.

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