Are you ready for the future? CES 2017 is here and is packed with mind-blowing futuristic gadgets that the creators of Back to the Future Part II couldn’t have imagined. From self-driving cars, to smart refrigerators with touch screen functionality and OS integration, these devices will surprise you. One of the low-key trends of this year’s event are selfie gadgets. No, not selfie sticks, but technology that will surely boost your selfie game to professional levels and make you take a different approach on how you take photos.
Check them out below.
Mangoslab Nemonic PrinterEmbedded from video-api.wsj.com.
Size doesn’t always matter, and the small minimalistic design of Nemonic Printer is proof of that. Winning over hearts at CES, the printer’s functionality is a fun tool for any selfie taker’s arsenal. Along with it’s cute aesthetic, the printer puts your selfie on a sticky note. Forget Instagram and Snapchat, post sticky notes of your face all around your office or crib to let your peers know you’ve reached master level in selfie taking.
Polaroid Pop CameraPolaroid
If sticky notes aren’t your cup of tee, Polaroid has you covered. Polaroid Pop, is there new cutting edge device that shoots and prints 3-inch by 4-inch instant photos using inkless Zink photo paper. The Pop has a 20-megapixel CMOS sensor inside, a dual-LED flash, and can record 1080p video. Equipped wit a 3.94-inch touchscreen LCD and 128GB microSD card, you can line up the perfect selfie with out worrying about storage. The Pop also features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for transferring images to your phone and for printing photos from your camera roll with ease.
LG K10 PhoneEmbedded from www.cnet.com.
LG announced a slew of new phones coming to their K series at CES 2017, and the K10 is the cream of the crop. Its impressive high specs, which includes a 5.3-inch screen, a 120-degree wide-angle selfie lens and a 13 megapixel rear camera will make any selfie enthusiast scream, “take my money!” Sadly, pricing and release date information hasn’t been revealed yet, but if you’re looking for a great camera at a decent price range this mid-range smart phone is worth saving your upgrade for.
POP-I E-Ink Backpacks
Remember those light up text scrolling belt buckles? Well the POP-I backpack is it’s cooler, more advanced cousin. Instead of finding the perfect word to light up your waist to impress your fellow classmates, the POP-I backpack lets you use your entire camera roll as a playground for customizable fashionable accessories. The bag comes in two iterations: Classic and Sport bags, which both feature an HD 10-inch and 4.7-inch E Ink display respectively and will be available in canvas or leather. The bags range from $99 to $399, depending on the size of the screen and the bag’s material. So, how does it work?
The backpack pairs to your phone over Bluetooth and syncs with the companies mobile app to change the screen photo. You can save photos stored on your phone, or if you’re looking lit that particular day take a selfie and equip it your backpack for all to see.
Wrinkles, red spots, pores, fine lines, brightness levels, YOU NAME IT! The HiMirror is the “magic mirror mirror on the wall” that you always needed. It will cut your time to get ready down by rating each part of your skin on a scale of 100 with 100 representing skin perfection. Walk out the house or take your best selfie with flawless skin leaving no pimple left behind. Let HiMirror get you on track to the skin glow up that you’ve been wanting.
L’Oreal’s Smart BrushGetty Images
Make sure your hair is on fleek before you whip it back and forth for you daily Snapchat selfie. No more hiding it behind filters. Let the Smart Brush by L’Oreal, keep your hair selfie-ready as it tracks your brush strokes. It comes equipped with a microphone, so it can hear your hair-brushing patterns; an accelerometer and a gyroscope, commodity sensors that are supposed to analyze your brush strokes and patterns; load cells, otherwise known as transducers or sensors, that measure the pressure you’re applying to your hair; and conductivity sensors that are supposed to know whether you’re brushing dry or wet hair. Who knew a hairbrush could be packed with this much tech?
All of this data is shared wirelessly with a mobile app, that will help you maintain your updo and recommend products accordingly. The brush will ship sometime in mid-2017.
Honorable Mention: Ricoh RRicoh
With Instagram’s new live streaming option, streaming has become the new selfie in 2017. With that being said, be leaps ahead over all your friends with the game-changer, the Ricoh R, which live streams 2K, 360-degree video at 30 frames per second. I repeat, live streams 2K, 360-degree video. The camera also stitches the images from the dual lenses together in real time, and when hooked up to an outlet, the camera can live stream that 360-degree footage for up to 24 hours.
So, hop on the rapidly growing live streaming trend and let your friends stare at your beautiful mug all day or swirl around and be immersed in your surroundings in one of the most impressive phone tech to come out of CES 2017.