Arthur C. Clarke once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.” What makes these smartphone-connected gadgets so magical is that they are not only useful, but can improve your way of life as well. Sure to impress any techie, these cool, stylish pieces are among the eye-catching offerings that debuted at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The FFZero1 is an electric concept car that features four Quad Core motors producing 1,000 horsepower. Along with reaching zero to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and speeds over 200 mph, the vehicle boasts high-performance materials, intuitive user interface, smartphone-connected remote and an exterior of innovative carbon fiber with high-performance racing suspension. These beauties are expected to be available next year, and this company is definitely one to watch. Sign up for updates on faradayfuture.com.
Designer Iris Apfel wanted to solve the problem of wearables not being fashionable, so she designed a smart jewelry line that is functional and stylish. The brand features three different brass bracelets plated in 18 karat gold or palladium, each with a distress messaging feature in which wearers can tap the front in a certain pattern to forward their location along with a text message to emergency contacts customized through the mobile app. In addition to these safety features, the bracelets track the wearer’s activity and receive real-time notifications. Absent of an LED display, the three-day battery life makes this piece perfect for the person on the go. Available on wisewear.com, $395.
The Polaroid Snap+ is a Polaroid camera with a 3.5-inch touchscreen display. It also has Bluetooth connectivity, which you can use along with the Polaroid print app to add stickers, filters, etc. This camera uses Zink printing technology, allowing you to instantly print 2D three-inch photos in color without any cartridges. Added features include a self-timer and pop-up mirror for selfies, perfect for any tech-obsessed picture lover. This camera is expected to release later this year. Available on polaroidsnapcamera.com, $150.
LifeFuels is a smart bottle that lets users manage hydration and nutrition through FuelPods, a system of repackaged vitamins, minerals, supplements and flavors that can be stored in the top of the bottle and dispensed with the push of a button. The FuelPods can be tracked with the LifeFuels app that gives you personalized recommendations on which supplements you should be taking for optimal health. Available on lifefuels.co, $199.
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