Testing out gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
The Consumer Electronics Show begins Wednesday in Las Vegas. I was there Tuesday testing out some of the gadgets we’ve never seen before.
I got a chance to get into an event where companies are launching gadgets no one has ever seen before. One guy was playing a game and controlling where the character was looking just by looking at it.
It’s from Tobie. Imagine being able to shoot with one hand on a controller while actually looking at the things around you. It goes on sale later this month.
Oscar Werner with Tobii Tech says you’re able to control the computer with a mouse or device and your eyes.
Just around the corner was the first 360 degree consumer camera from Giroptic called 360Cam. It launched and shipped just a few hours before I interviewed the CEO. Richard Collier with 360Cam explains that "You view it on Facebook. You view it on YouTube. You can view it on your smartphone, up down and all around. The camera shoots with three lenses, and the video is stitched together inside the camera. It sells for $500, and virtual reality is even more real sitting in a chair.
Valentin Fage with Immsersit explains that it’s is a device that that fits any chair in your home —a couch, a bed, anything with four legs. And that allows your bed to move. I tried it with a video of a race car speeding down a track. You can’t get it yet. It’ll be available by the end of 2016. People are still checking in behind me.
The fun part starts Wednesday, with thousands of gadgets over 2.5 million square feet. That’s where I’ll be to bring you some of those gadgets that’ll make you say wow.
CES runs through Saturday in Las Vegas. This year there are more than 150,000 people there.