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‘Thinking’ toothbrushes, glass speakers among gadgets at Vegas show


Published:   |   Updated: January 8, 2014 at 02:39 PM

LAS VEGAS — Razer Inc., whose gaming tablet won last year’s “Best of Show” award at the International CES gadget show, has unveiled a wristband that combines the functionality of a fitness tracker and a smartwatch among other devices on display.

As a fitness tracker, the Nabu wristband tells you about your sleep patterns and the number of steps taken and the stairs climbed. As a smartwatch, it offers notifications about incoming texts and emails.

The Nabu wristband is just one of several wearable gadgets unveiled at this year’s CES. LG, for instance, announced a fitness wristband that allows the user to control music, accept incoming calls and receive alerts on incoming text messages.

Other new gadgets include:

* En&is studio’s ceramic megaphone is designed to amplify the sound produced by an iPhone’s speakers.

* The Kolibree toothbrush uses Bluetooth wireless to sense how it’s moved and can send the information to an Android phone or iPhone and will be able to teach you to brush right and long enough.

* The June bracelet by Netatmo uses the jewel on the band to connect with an iOS device, which alerts the user when the skin has received too much sun.

* LG is presenting its G Flex smartphones, which have a slight bend.

* A glass speaker called Clio, produced by ClearView Audio, uses a single piece of curved millimeter-thick acrylic glass on a dock which vibrates so that it can play music. It works with Bluetooth streaming and with a 3.5 millimeter jack.

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