This week I'm headed to Las Vegas for the biggest gathering of tech products, gadgets and technology in the world. Among the thousands of new products and technologies that will be introduced at CES this week, I'm most excited about seeing the innovations that make family life more beautiful, meaningful, less stressful and fun.
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Here's a preview of the exciting products I'll be sharing with readers live from CES via social media as well as over the coming weeks on both MommyBlogExpert.com and WellConnectedMom.com
As a lifelong user of everything Apple, I could not be more excited to check out this beautiful looking see-through case with matching metallic trimming on Polycarbonate bumpers. Dubbed the Sentinel from Patchworks, this ultra modern looking protective case being unveiled is designed specially for the iPhone 7/6/7 Plus and 6 Plus.
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Here's something new I think moms-to-be and new moms are going to appreciate. The Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad helps you know how much breast milk your baby is drinking at each feeding. And, since it partners with an app on your smartphone, you can share data automatically with caregivers as well as chart your baby's growth and understand his/her patterns between pediatrician visits. This sure would have been helpful to me as I once had four kids in diapers at once born within a year, including triplets.
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Fun, educational and inspiring for the little future coders and innovators of the world is SAM Labs new Curious Cars Kit. Featuring wireless SAM Blocks that link and stack together like that famous Swedish toy brand, kids can build cars and then program them using Bluetooth.
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Just for cats -- and for small dogs too -- there's also the Catspad. This is a smart cat (or small dog) feeder that dispenses the proper amount of cat/dog food while you're away as well fresh filtered water. Monitor that little 4-legged friend's health even when you are away from each other.
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Leave it up to the fashion-forward French company Digitsole to unveil the first-ever complete collection of connected footwear this week, following their introduction of the world's first auto-lacing smart shoes at CES 2016. Among the new digital smartshoe collection I cannot wait to see a demo of the telescopic high heel shoes which can be adjusted in height via your smartphone. Talk about combining form and function into one essential fashion accessory!
Don't be caught out in the rain. Instead, check out the beautiful and functional Oombrella, a smart umbrella that can help by alerting you when it's going to rain. This product, designed in France, also will notify you when you leave it behind, so you don't forget and lose it.
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Also, who isn't curious about the new Toyota concept vehicle to be broadcast via Livestream from CES in Las Vegas this Wednesday at 1pm PST/4pm EST? Hinting at what we might all expect, Toyota says the announcement "highlights the critical importance of User Experience (UX) in the development of highly automated vehicles and robots."
It's sure looking like I'm not going to be getting much sleep with all the brilliant and exciting news that will be emanating from Las Vegas this week. Come to think of it, I doubt few of us who will be in town for the show will be surprised that the bright casino lights which usually are the city's focal point, will look dim in comparison.
Stay tuned for live MommyBlogExpert updates via social as the week goes on.
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