25 crazy, wacky gadgets at CES 2022 [Part 2]

Will you use these eight gadgets:

  1. BMW iX Flow
  2. Zen for meditation
  3. Virtual Ride fitness bike
  4. Lumini PM smart mirror
  5. Ainenne for sleeping babies
  6. Petnow for your dog’s nose print
  7. A smart door for your house
  8. HomeChef 7-in-1 compact oven

To view part 1 of this wacky gadgets slideshow, please click here.

BMW iX Flow

Can’t decide what colour your car should be? No problem. BMW now offers a car where you can change the colour as often as you like.

The BMW iX Flow replaces traditional exterior paint with E Ink technology. The E Ink on the BMW’s iX prototype uses microcapsules with negatively charged white pigments and positively charged black ones. The pigment microcapsules are no thicker than a coat of traditional paint. So, at the push of a button, not only can you cycle through any shade between brilliant white and deep black, but you can also run animated patterns continually across the exterior.

The BMW iX Flow will become essential to those few who need to coordinate their car colour with their outfit.

Be wowed by the iX Flow here because you can’t buy it yet.


Zen for meditation

Are you struggling to find an engaging device to encourage your meditation?

French company Morphée announced Zen, an on-the-go device for quick stress-relieving breaks. Its smooth pebble shape fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Just plug your headphones into Zen to start one of 72 two-minute meditation sessions. Zen offers six themes: dynamic relaxation, deep relaxation, immersive journeys, nature sounds, relaxing music, and Chrono Zen. Morphée commissioned music just for Zen.

Supposedly, the meditation apps on my smartphone aren’t good enough. So, I’m supposed to schlepp around a dedicated device?

Explore Zen here.


Virtual Ride fitness bike

Can’t go out for a bike ride due to COVID, rain, low temperature, or dangerous, crazy traffic? Worry not.

LG’s new Virtual Ride places three vertical 55-inch OLED displays in front of a stationary exercise bike to immerse riders visually in their workouts. The display will also show your exercise performance statistics. The built-in Cinematic Sound OLED (CSO) technology contributes to the immersive feeling.

If you’re already bored with the increasingly sophisticated and engaging exercise bikes with more modest screens, you have lots of space, and money is no object, then the Virtual Ride is for you.

You can buy the Virtual Ride here soon.


Lumini PM smart mirror

Do your facial blemishes sometimes look like Mount Everest to you?

The Lumini PM from Lululab can help remedy the situation. It functions as your personal skin assistant. The smart mirror analyzes your face for various attributes. The accompanying mobile application uses LuluLab’s AI beauty technology to recommend cosmetics, skincare solutions, and healthcare products based on your personal data.

It’s difficult to believe that the Lumini PM is any better than a reasonably experienced advisor at your favourite cosmetics store.

Explore Lumini PM here.


Ainenne for sleeping babies

Do you become anxious too quickly when your baby cries a little before falling asleep?

ainenne is the world’s first baby-friendly bedside lamp with sleep training capabilities. It was developed by analyzing thousands of baby cry patterns and related parenting data. Its algorithm interprets the crying pattern of babies to deduce a baby’s feelings based on how they are crying.

By keeping a record of your baby’s sleep and crying patterns, ainenne grasps your baby’s sleeping pattern and can provide recommendations you can see on the accompanying app.

The built-in LED lamp increases in intensity to achieve a pleasant awakening for your baby.

While billions of babies have successfully fallen asleep in a dark room and with some gentle rocking and soothing singing, do we need to over-complicate this process?

Buy ainenne here.


Petnow for your dog’s nose print

Are you panicked by the thought of losing your dog?

The Petnow app uses your dog’s nose print to identify them if they get lost. This approach is much cheaper and faster than using implanted microchips.

You start by using the camera to take a photo of your dog’s nose. The app then uses AI to analyze the unique wrinkles in the dog’s nose. These remain unchanged over time, much like our fingerprints.

If someone else claims your dog is theirs, the nose print can resolve the problem. If you register your dog, someone who finds it can reconnect it with you.

Explore Petnow here.




A smart door for your house

Does your home automation system need a smarter door that offers many integrated features?

Masonite’s M-Pwr Smart Door consists of a Ring Video Doorbell, a Yale Home smart lock, motion-sensing LED welcome lighting and emergency battery backup. It’s powered by your home, not multiple disposable batteries you have to change at various intervals. There’s a related app to control the devices and check status.

What happens if one of those components fails? Who do you call? Do you need a door that may be smarter than you are?

Explore M-Pwr Smart Door here.


HomeChef 7-in-1 compact oven

Is your kitchen missing some of the latest gadgets?

The Panasonic HomeChef 7-in-1 Compact Oven can seemingly do it all. Here’s the list of its cooking capabilities:

  • Convection Bake
  • Steam
  • Air Fry
  • Steam Convection
  • Slow Cook
  • Ferment
  • Sanitize

It incorporates an 800 ml water tank and a boiler to support this versatility. The 7-in-1 Compact Oven features 18 preset meal options from a single four-button control system.

Calling this oven compact is a stretch given its spacious 20L capacity. This gadget could theoretically save a lot of kitchen space if you actually removed other appliances from your kitchen. I wonder how many owners will do that?

The HomeChef 7-in-1 Compact Oven may be the ultimate gift for the foodie who has almost everything.

Explore the HomeChef 7-in-1 Compact Oven here.


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Yogi Schulz
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Yogi Schulz has over 40 years of Information Technology experience in various industries. Yogi works extensively in the petroleum industry to select and implement financial, production revenue accounting, land & contracts, and geotechnical systems. He manages projects that arise from changes in business requirements, from the need to leverage technology opportunities and from mergers. His specialties include IT strategy, web strategy, and systems project management.

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