We’ve been excited about the Orbitix Sphero for a while now and we just got a little time to roll this odd little ball around CES. It’s quite cute and the iPhone UI is amazing. Check out our take, below.
The camera Polaroid teased last month, at the time simply (and ominously) called “Grey,” has been revealed by no less than Lady Gaga herself (about 40 minutes late), who claims to have been intimately involved with the design process. It’s pretty much what it looks like: a digital Polaroid camera that doubles as a wireless color printer. It’s got a flip-up LCD where you frame your shot; the controls are all under there unless you’re just firing one off.
Our own “young man of blogging” Kyle took the P.U.B. challenge in Las Vegas on the last night of CES. The contest? You have to drink a full pint in seven seconds. While I dropped out near the end, Kyle pounded through and achieved a feat that many men would be too timid to undertake.
Agloves is a winner, but follow closely; I don’t wanna lose you. They’re gloves — got you so far? — that without any annoying nub, button or nipple, work with touchscreens. Crazy, I know. But we saw them in action and they really do work thanks to conductive silver-coated-nylon fibers woven in the mitts. Clever, eh? $17.99.
We saw these guys at the Startup Debut event before CES, and I think they’re offering a pretty handy service. It’s essentially a universal middle-man for translating your website, whether it’s Angry Birds or a new hotel. They design the page around the new language, offer a quick-switch for your users, and basically automate the process. There are other translators out there, but Premium Fanpage focuses on the social side of things, where developers and companies have blogs, tweets, Facebook pages and so on, that need high-quality translation that can’t be trusted to Google.
Keep in mind that this isn’t the full Sirius XM booth that was at CES, but a mini booth that was at one of the satellite shows that orbit CES. I wanted to say “so what’s today’s ichiban?” but I don’t think he would have gotten it.