MakerBot’s Replicator 2
Old, meet new. A plastic recreation of Sappho shows off this 3-D printer launched last fall. New at CES 2013: its sibling, the dual-nozzle Replicator 2X, for harder-core engineering types.
Skullcandy’s Navigator Headphones
Marketing coordinator Alex Kirk models the new line, being built soup-to-nuts with proprietary technology. The point, says rep Leland Drummond, is “to play music the way it’s meant to be heard.” And yes, to look good.
Meet the Jetsons. This squeegee robot uses suction cups to cling to windows inside and out, cleaning as it rolls. It also comes with a harness, so city dwellers don’t have to worry about it accidentally falling on someone’s head.
Stern Pinball’s Transformers Pin
With a smaller footprint and lower price point ($2,499) than commercial machines but a full-sized playfield, president Gary Stern says this new model is aimed at the rec rooms of “less rich doctors and lawyers,” among others. Still, with commercial parts, “It’s not a toy.”
Crosley’s Sound Bomb
Due by late spring, this Bluetooth boom box is the latest from the purveyor of digital products with retro, analog looks. “If you want to take your music on the go— party, picnic, tailgate—it’s perfect,” says marketing manager Bob Mattingly.
Parrot’s Flower Power
Missing a green thumb? This plastic twig beams readings on the health of potted plants— e.g. moisture and sunlight—to smartphones and tablets. Keep your flora from dying “without having to think about it,” says project manager Arthur Petry.
Outdoor Technology’s Chips
This in-helmet audio set lets snowboarders, mountain bikers and other athletes listen to music and chat on the phone, without sacrificing safety.
CTA Digital’s iPotty
“It’s all about being able to turn your iPad over to your kid,” says marketing associate Lois Eiler. “The reality is, people do take the iPad into the bathroom.” And yes, training apps for toddlers do exist. “You want it to be a positive experience.”
Powerocks Magic Cube
Take a spare smartphone or tablet charge on the go with the company’s latest “power bank” model. How’s it differ from the competition? “We build our batteries from the powder,” says spokesperson Emily Johnson.
Tosy’s mRobo Ultra Bass
The company’s latest dancing speaker has more joints, meaning better moves, and comes with software to let users choreograph routines. Further proof that some day soon, machines will best humanity.
Martian Watches’ SmartWatch
Control your iPhone by speaking to your watch, James Bond style. Check the weather, screen incoming calls and chat with Siri. Oh, and it tells time, too.
Lazy guitar players, rejoice. This automatic tuner measures the vibrations of your strings and winds the pegs to whatever pitches you desire—all with the press of a button.
This game set’s mini controllers try to blend hands-on table games of yore with the touch-and-tilt technology of today. Recently launched: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, part of a deal with Nickelodeon that’ll also soon bring SpongeBob to the platform, per publicist Colin Crook.
Slated to hit shelves this spring, the latest entry-level mic in the manufacturer’s USB lineup builds in basic audio processing for better sounding recordings with less technical know-how.
Crayola’s Light Marker Developed by Griffin Technology, this product lets kids (and grown-ups) use an LED-tipped marker to draw using the accompanying iPad app.
This near-field communications device is designed to let consumers pay with their smartphones more quickly and more securely than with regular plastic.
This iPhone5 case and head mount allow athletes to use smartphones like GoPro adventure cams, capturing stunts while protecting the device.