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This year’s Consumer Electronics Show is like no other—BUT it’s still jam-packed with innovations—


BUT FIRST—let me remind you to check out my new YouTube Gadget Game Show called “WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?”  It’s a fun way to check out new products—What’s your Gadget IQ?   Check out:






Felaqua Connect by Sure Petcare

It’s a SMART water bowl that can monitor the drinking habits of up to 32-different cats. Using the cat’s microchip—it can monitor HOW OFTEN, HOW MUCH and WHEN they drink– It’s important to be aware of your cat’s drinking behavior—because veterinarians agree a change in drinking behavior can be a serious health indicator.  Learn more at:



Astro Slide 5G from Planet Computers

the world’s first 5G smartphone with a built-in full physical keyboard



OWC MiniStack STX — This is a compact must-have device that is a storage system AND a hub for Macs, PC’s, iPads, Chromebooks and Android tablets– Just launched and using Thunderbolt-4 certified technology— it is fastest hub and storage product on the marketLots of port options and enough storage for photography, audio and video editing–  Available at



Samsung’s Eco Remote is TV remote control made of recycled materials

And can convert the WiFi routers’ radio waves into energy to stay fully charged.


Cradle Block-n-Talk from — Are you worried about the countless reports of smartphones and smart speakers eavesdropping and hearing things they shouldn’t?  You’re not alone— Here’s a solution— It’s wireless charging dock for your phone that also BLOCKS the personal assistant AND any of the apps from hearing your voice. When you say Poszio Stop — You get a 30-second window when the personal assistant CAN hear you–Then when the 30 seconds is up— your voice is blocked again.  More details at


Yummy Future  — It’s a robot that can serve drinks and snacks. I’m told by the team behind this one-armed wonder it will be serving drinks and snacks at a coffee house in Illinois in about 6 weeks.



Circula from AirLabo — This hand dryer uses suction— so instead of blowing droplets into the room and into your face — this vacuums your wet hands— produces much fewer droplets— and is a potentially safer option in the public bathroom.



MyTek Vacuum Flex Nozzle is the world’s first flexible vacuum cleaner nozzle from a German company called Mytek



Archelis Exoskeleton — Is designed to take the pressure off your lower back when you have to stand and work for a long time— for example in a factory or a nurse or surgeon in an operating room.

This Exoskeleton basically lets you “sit” while standing. No power, no batteries needed.



And speaking of batteries—most of us have standard Lithium Ion batteries in most of our tech toys—but they’re potentially dangerous–

Check out a standard Lithium Ion Batteries vs new Nanotech Organolyte Batteries – in this video match up—Lithium Ion batteries bust into flames when a nail goes through them or when the exterior temperature exceeds 300 degrees.  The Nanotech Organolyte batteries do fine when they get pounded by nail or the temps go above 300 degrees—see for yourself at this link:



Orbisk uses artificial intelligence image recognition technology to measure the daily food being dumped into the trash. With this information—Orbisk can analyze the food losses, and help chefs and restauranteurs reduce their food waste and improve sustainability and profitability



Skippy food delivery robot  — This little guy is a friendly neighborhood robotic food delivery system that is controlled through Virtual Reality goggles and with Artificial Intelligence— Skippy is already picking up and dropping off food orders in St Paul and will soon expand to Minneapolis later this year

—and best of all, you don’t need to tip Skippy. For more info go to: