Hupnos sleep mask
Sure, you can come to CES looking for a giant TV or a video doorbell, but what fun is that? There are plenty of kooky products that will make you say, "Wow!" (Or maybe just, "Huh?") Here's what we've seen so far.
Instead of poking your spouse when they snore, make them wear this Hupnos mask, which vibrates to encourage them to move to a different position.
Monit smart diaper sensor
I know the picture is... unique, but stay with me a minute. For when your own nose just doesn't cut it, that yellow thing is a Bluetooth sensor that attaches to the outside of a baby's diaper. It detects when the tiny human in your care has peed or pooped (there's two words I never thought I'd write) and sends you an alert.
Originally published on Jan. 7, this gallery will be regularly updated throughout CES.
Kitoki Wooden Deep Breath Device
There's nothing to vape here, just regular air or perhaps carbon dioxide, but the Kitoki, a Japanese device made of cedar wood is supposed to relax you. It retails for around $100 in Japan.
The Orii isn't exactly new, but its initial batch of crowdfunded units sold out and the startup is in the process of making more. What is it? A bone-conduction ring that sends sound up your finger into your ear when you press your finger up against that spot you see in the picture. It doesn't sound great, but you can take a call with your cell phone in your pocket.
Umay is a $179 meditative heat therapy device that "leaves your eyes feeling happier, with a more restful and clear mind." It's also designed to help with dry eyes caused by too much computer use and writing too many articles at CES. We liked it.
Hyundai Elevate walking car concept
Hyundai showed a concept for a walking car called Elevate that can drive at highway speeds and allegedly climb a 5-foot wall and step over a 5-foot gap. When it will become self-aware remains to be seen.
As it turns out, that stationary bike that generated electricity on Gilligan's Island wasn't such an outlandish idea. Verde's treadmill generates power for your home while you get a workout.
Petcube Bites 2
Who's a good boy?! With Petcube's Bites 2, your best friend will be. It's a smart dispenser that gives your dog treats while you're away. It also has a camera with a 180-degree field of view, two-way audio and it supports Amazon Alexa voice commands. A smaller device called the Play 2 has a a built-in laser toy for keeping your pet occupied.
This Sony outdoor party speaker has a table and cup holders over a water-resistant top. I'd hold off on the beer pong, though.
The Specdrum is a "musical motion-enabled Bluetooth ring" that lets you play musical notes on just about anything based on the color that you touch. Even fart noises can be involved.
No, this model is not about to suit up for a football game. Instead, she's showing a vibrating toothbrush that will clean half of your mouth in seconds.
JollyLook Vintage Cardboard Camera
A former Kickstarter project, the JollyLook is a collapsible vintage cardboard camera that uses Fuji Instax Mini instant film to shoot credit-card-size photos. It costs $55 and is so retro it hurts.
GoSun solar cooker
Cook with the sun beyond just frying an egg on hot pavement. The GoSun solar cooker uses sunlight to heat an oven up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Urgonight works with an app (of course) to train your brain into developing brain wave patterns for healthier sleep. To me, it just looks uncomfortable.
Bread Bot isn't an evil robot that shoots bread slices instead of lasers -- though that would be super cool -- but rather, a vending machine that mixes and makes bread before selling you a loaf. Carbs continue to rule.
This wireless hairdryer uses infrared radiant heat technology to heat your hair "from the inside out." No, I don't know what that means either, but the 14-minute battery life makes me more skeptical that this can be a thing.
DFree ultrasound sensor
The D in DFree stands for "diaper free." Yes, you read that correctly. This sensor is designed to help adults suffering from incontinence. It senses the changing size of your bladder and tells you when you need to pee.
LavvieBot Litter Box
Scoop less poop with this self-cleaning litter box. You can also get a text when your cat poops -- if you're into that sort of thing.
Ulo, the home monitoring owl
Ulo is an interactive home surveillance camera that communicates with its eyes. It's been around a while, but it seem as weird as ever.
Pibo is a social robot that "likes to hang out with people as much as it looks round and round, and hates being alone."
Pepe pet dryer
One wet dog (or cat) enters. 25 minutes later, a dry one leaves. That's the gist of the Pepe pet dryer.