Laser-guided shaving, the Wi-Fi barista, and more crazy gadgets from Philips (pictures)
A laser-guided beard trimmer, iPad mixing decks, and a Wi-Fi coffee machine make Philips one of the wackiest companies at IFA 2013.
BERLIN -- Philips thought outside of the box at IFA 2013 with a selection of weird and wonderful gadgetry, including a coffee machine that takes your order over Wi-Fi, an iPad mixing deck designed by a superstar DJ, and a laser-guided beard trimmer for the finest facial furniture.
Love a drop o' joe but sick of the baristas spelling your name "Subhggsjif"? This Wi-Fi-connected coffee machine can curb your caffeine cravings. Load it with the ingredients of a range of hot beverages, and then you can use the iPad app to select whatever cuppa takes your fancy and have it served up steaming hot before you can say "What does venti even mean?"
...that lovingly give birth to two smaller speakers that can be repositioned for surround sound. The speakers know whether they're stacked together or broken apart, and adjust their output accordingly.