Category Archives: Gadgets

Your Robot Phone

At last week’s CEATEC tradeshow in Japan, Sharp previewed its new RoBoHoN (the name is short for “Robot Phone”). RoBoHoN is certainly an ambitious and groundbreaking product. It’s an LTE and Wi-Fi compatible cellphone that resembles a small robot, both … Continue reading

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Dial-In Comfort

It’s a hot, new product that’s completely sold out for several months. The man who conceived the product was largely responsible for the design of the iPod. And just about every review of the product has been wildly positive. Sounds … Continue reading

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Robotic Ball

You know there’s a lot of interest in a new product when the company has to move its CES booth to a larger space at the last minute. That’s what happened this year with Orbotix when it introduced Sphero, a … Continue reading

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Future Watch

You’ve probably seen Casio watches that can do this or that gee-whiz function. Very impressive, until you find out how those functions sap the battery life. That’s about to change with the advent of Bluetooth Low Energy. The latest Bluetooth … Continue reading

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CES Bluetooth Preview

Every year in early January, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes over Las Vegas. It’s the largest annual tradeshow in North America and the largest tradeshow anywhere devoted to consumer electronics. This year’s show should see the largest number—and widest … Continue reading

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The Dancing Rolly

One of the coolest gadgets at this year’s CES was the Sony Rolly. It’s a robotic MP3 player that moves its six moving parts — arms, shoulders, and wheels — in time with the music. It also has two light-rings … Continue reading

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