Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 9:16AM | Dave Masterson |
Just so the cool doesn't get lost among the IT geek stuff, these two things also turned heads yesterday at CES Day One.
- QooQ, a French company, brought forth a tablet computer running Linux that stores and explains recipes. A "culinary tablet" you could call it. It has content from expert chefs, an ingredient database, videos and wine advice. It's the type of tablet that is protected from the elements, you can splash it with food while cooking and sponge it clean when you're done. It is NOT diswasher safe! Neat for cooking fiends or bachelors on the way up the mac & cheese ladder.
- AR Parrot Drone. Ever been to Brookstone and seen the flying remote controlled 4 prop gadget/toy? This is it, with an HD camera. It flies indoors and outdoors (limited winds recommended) and is controlled with the gyro features of an iPad. When you load the software on the iPad, you takeoff, steer and land the craft using your hand and arm motions while holdingth Ipad! It hovers wonderfully, spins, and takes neat video that can be stored or viewed on the iPad. $299.