3 Gadgets Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

3 gadgets not quite ready for prime time

It’s 9 p.m. and you’ve finally gotten the kids in bed, leaving just enough time to prepare for tomorrow. You head into your home office and flick on the light, which also happens to be a Bluetooth speaker. The bulb reads out your schedule for the next day, and you realize you’re supposed to take a snack to your daughter’s class party. You hop into your flying car, lift off and jet to the grocery store. Cupcakes are always a hit, but do you really want to deliver piles of pure sugar to a class of already hyperactive eight-year-olds? You pull out your phone and scan the sweets to see just how bad a sugar high they’ll cause. According to the app, the chemical makeup is even worse than you thought. Feeling charitable, you spare your daughter’s teacher a massive headache and opt for wheat crackers, instead. If flying cars and personal assistants that live inside your light bulbs sound far-fetched, think again. The high-tech apps and devices that debuted at CES 2016 this year prove we’re living in the future. Let’s look at how these products are set to shape — or reshape — our worlds. Sengled Voice Sengled broke new ground in the smart light bulb industry by combining a bulb and Bluetooth wireless speaker in the new Sengled Voice . It detects fire alarms and babies’ cries and allows you to browse the Internet and check your calendar without needing your phone. The Sengled Voice functions as a voice-controlled personal assistant, and it takes up far less space than personal home hubs like the Amazon Echo. The MiPow Playbulb is another excellent product, but Sengled pushes the envelope more than most companies. The Voice is the only smart bulb that can act as an assistant, and […]