Shoes That Talk
Don’t be alarmed if these shoes start talking to you. Google and Adidas have partnered for the development of Shoes That Talk. Google’s new high-tech shoes for Adidas not just talk to you but track your speed and performance and compliment you if you are okay but are also capable of giving you a piece of mind for being lazy. The talking shoes connect to the web and make use of pressure sensors, an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a Bluetooth. Though yet in an experimental stage, the unique shoes when released will take wearable computers to new heights. Let’s see what does the future hold for this technology.
PRICE: To be announced.
Here’s some good news for those who can’t bear to be parted with their tablet or laptop even for few minutes. Microsoft has launched the eToilet which is 21-inch flat screen monitor built on the toilet lid that swings out on a swivel arm when in use. Many of its functions are achieved by touch and it has a proximity sensor that will protect the screen from spray during use or flushing. He eToilte’s composition gauge offers web-based advice about personal hygiene and healthy diet. The best part is the lid shuts automatically when left open thereby sparing you the wife’s finger-wagging.
PRICE: INR 30, 000 – INR36, 000
Most of us have often got up in the middle of the night to switch off the air conditioner when it gets very cold or in winters to turn on the heater. Now such nocturnal disturbances can be a thing of past with the Google’s Nest thermostat. This is no ordinary temperature adjuster. The Wi-Fi connected Nest is a very smart device that understands your behavior patterns and preferences to create custom heating and cooling, keeping you comfortable when you’re home and conserving energy when you’re away. Moreover it can be controlled by a smart phone from anywhere in the world.
PRICE: INR 13,750