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Modular Robotics Makes Playing with Robots Fun for All Ages

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Modular Robotics Cubelets

Modular Robotics’ Cubelets in robot form

A walk around Eureka Park at CES will always lead you to something new and exciting that will make you literally want to put your hands on it. Modular Robotics was no exception, as their namesake product allowed us to do just that. The company has created a line of blocks that all have little computer chips inside them that allow them to act and react to each other. Using blocks such as sensors, rollers, blinking lights, motors and more, you can build any type of creation you want, and then even program the blocks yourself to do things you want it to do. These cool gadgets are for ages 6-60 and are a great stocking stuffer or birthday present for anyone, young or old. You’ll want to see what we created in the video.

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Meet Luci: The Inflatable, Solar-Powered, LED Lantern

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Luci Lantern by MPOWERED

Luci, a solar-powered, inflatable, LED lantern by MPOWERED

Meet Luci. She’s an inflatable, portable, extremely lightweight, life-saving solar-powered LED lantern. Why life-saving? Well, for starters, for every lantern we purchase here, one Luci will be donated to a developing country to literally give them light. Founder and CEO of MPOWERED, Jacques-Philippe Piverger, talks about Luci and how she proved to be an effective tool not only during the power outages in NYC but even in developing countries that usually depend on dirty and costly fuel for energy. Luci has been such a success, in fact, that she’s reached the top spot in Amazon’s outdoor and camping category, after just only two months of being on shelves. It was really a pleasure talking to Jacques-Philippe as you could really feel the passion for his product and for the cause during the interview. It’s one of the many great things about Eureka Park at CES.

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Hip Hop Producer Swizz Beatz is New Brand Ambassador, Co-Owner for Monster

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz Officially a Monster

Just announced as Monster’s latest brand ambassador, business mogul and world-famous hip-hop mogul, Swizz Beatz, was in attendance this year at the Monster booth. He will also be signing onto the executive board as he’s purchased a co-ownership stake in the company. In this exclusive interview, we touch upon the deal with Monster, what he plans to bring to the table and more. Swizz also goes into detail about what’s in store for him moving forward and how he’s happy representing the Monster brand. Ironically, Swizz also created Monster Music Group a few years ago, featuring up-and-coming hip hop talent. Seems like this was a perfect match.

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Accidentally Extraordinary Brings Touch-Sensitive Controls to Headphones

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Accidentally Extraordinary

Accidentally Extraordinary lets you really touch your headphones

Something really is accidentally extraordinary about some of the products and companies we see at Eureka Park at CES. Accidentally Extraordinary is one of those companies. The made-in-Oakland, touch-controlled headphones were one of the truly new ideas found at this year’s largest innovation event and they definitely turned some heads. The concept is simple: take your headphone cable and make it touch sensitive like everything else you own now. Swipe for volume up and down, tap to take calls and more on these extremely flexible and lightweight earbuds. And while the gadget was only a mockup, you could really tell something good could come from this idea, so long as it’s executed properly. Their web site right now is simply a call to investors, but if you categorize yourself as such, be sure to help these guys out. We love the concept.

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Ride with Style and Hop on a Zboard, the Electric Skateboard

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

The Zboard, another Eureka Park work of art, is made by Intuitive Motion and is a new, fun way to travel. It’s a skateboard that is powered by a motor, but more importantly, is controlled by your feet. Simply lean on the front foot pad to accelerate and the back foot pad to brake, and how fast or slow you go is all dependant by how hard you press on the pads. The idea for Zboard came to the team while they were brainstorming for their senior project for the University of Southern California. One of the co-founders said he was tired of having bikes being stolen and was over having to push a skateboard around the hills and annoyingly uneven streets of Los Angeles. The Zboard is like a skateboard, except it’s faster and easier to ride, and it’s much more portable than a bicycle. You can reach speeds of up to 17MPH but when you ride it, it makes you feel like The Flash.

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Play Attention and Move Stuff Using Your Mind with Freer Logic’s Body Wave

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Freer Logic's Body Wave

Freer Logic’s Body Wave Makes You Play Attention

Visiting the Freer Logic booth at Eureka park led us to discover a product called Body Wave, which allows you to increase your mental capacity, physical performance or even control objects around you, all by using your mind. While this may sound a little far-fetched, it actually worked, all from a device that we wore on our wrist that was slightly larger than an MP3 player. There are three sensors that are on the back of the Body Wave that touch your skin and begin looking for brainwave activity and patterns, which are then sent via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to a computer or mobile device. In our scenario, we were told to focus specifically on the object in front of us, the dolphin. Then, once Nick’s brain was in its focused, calm state (which is difficult for him), the dolphin would move to the bottom of the ocean. When he would get distracted from Allante poking at him, the dolphin would lift. It’s definitely something you have to see and/or try to believe, but we’re pretty skeptical about things like this and it actually works. Freer Logic says that Body Wave would expand in the future to be able to allow you to control things like turning on your cell phone or other home electronics with just your mind, and they also said the device would get a lot smaller before it becomes a mainstream product.

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