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The Coolest Smartphone Accessories at CES 2014

Jan 14, 2014

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The giant CES electronics conference is filled with flashy product launches from giant tech companies.  But if you look around, you can find lots of exciting products from little guys – and it’s often the little guys with the most outside-the-box ideas.  I took a stroll through the back alleyways of the show to find the some of the most fun smartphones accessories at the 2014 show.

Lighthouse 250 Lantern 

When you’re roughing it on your next camping expedition, don’t forget a lantern and a portable charger.  Or just grab the Lighthouse 250 Lantern—it’s both!

Cube 3D Printer

Want to buy your next your next smartphone case…or would you rather make it yourself?  The Cube 3D printer is a 3D printer for the masses.  The best thing about it: it’s just $1,299! 

Lumitek Wi-Fi Switch

An app controlled electrical outlet—yes please!  Plug the Lumitek Wi-Fi Switch into any outlet, and download the app for iOS or Android. Voila – you can then turn your appliances on and off wirelessly. 

EyeRain Hat Bluetooth Earpiece

This is for all of you who are stuck in the polar vortex.  The EyeRain Hat Bluetooth Earpiece is a beanie with built-in Bluetooth headphones, so you can hear your tunes and have a toasty noggin at the same time.

Teamforce Wi-Fi Borescope

Need to slip a camera into a hard-to-see place? The Teamforce Wi-Fi borescope is for you!  The scope connects to iOS and Android devices to provide a live view.  Share this with your favorite handyman.  Or SWAT Team.

Flir One

My biggest complaint about smartphone cameras is totally that they don’t let you see in heat-vision.  The Flir One solves this vexing issue, with an external case contains a camera capable of thermal imaging.

CTX Virtual Technologies Inc Virtual Laser Keyboard

When it comes to typing on smartphones and tablets, traditionally you have two options –touchscreen or physical.  Not so fast says CTX Virtual Technologies.  Their Virtual Laser Keyboard is…just that.  Connect it via Bluetooth and it will project a keyboard onto any flat surface.  Type on it just as you would a regular keyboard.

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