Kickstarter Presents: Guide to CES 2017

With the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) set to kick off in Las Vegas next Thursday, Kickstarter unveiled its very own guide to the annual event.

The crowdfunding giant stated:

kickstarterEven in a city that embraces sensory overload, Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is impressively overwhelming. This massive annual gathering of gadgets offers a first look at new products and serves as a survey of the ideas, trends, and buzzwords that will shape the next year in tech. With so many examples of AI, VR, AR, IoT, BLE, and TMI on display — including more than 225 Kickstarter-funded projects — even the most voracious early adopters can have a hard time taking it all in. We’ve created this guide to help you cut through the noise and discover a few of our favorite things, whether you’ll be walking the show floor or just following along at home.

“Aside from seeing demos of innovative tech that still feels like science fiction, visitors will have a chance to meet the people behind these inventions. In many cases, the friendly faces working the booths for Kickstarted companies are the founders themselves — and they’re happy to share stories about bringing their wildest ideas to life with the help of some forward-thinking backers.”

The Kickstarter team went on to unveil projects that CES visitors shouldn’t miss, including the following:

  • ces-1HAX Booths: The company reportedly helped over 70 Kickstarter projects get their start and among those products include Dashbot, talking artificial intelligence device for cars; Brooklyness’ vehicle-detecting Classon bike helmet; and Nura’s advanced headphones.
  • Fove Booth: One of Kickstarter’s well-known projects, Fove’s VR headset notably knows what the user is looking at and allows for hands-free game control and customized interactions.
  • OSSIC Booth: A set of multi-driver headphones are a must-try for anyone intrigued by the future of immersive VR.
  • Hardware Club Booths: Which will feature Nebia’s water-saving shower head, Basslet’s wrist-shaking wearable subwoofer, and SAM Labs’ snap-together electronics kit.
  • BotFactory Booth: The product democratizes electronics by letting regular folks do rapid prototyping on the desktop.

To see the full list of Kickstarter projects being featured at CES, click here. The event will take place on January 5th-8th.

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