As you have most likely read across all stellar tech blogs, CES was a big hit this year. The typical iterations of bigger, better, thinner seemed to be a thing of the past, as we instead witnessed a true sense of what’s possible into the future.
As Team GigSky took to the halls just like any other group of eager techies, we not only scouted out the most cutting edge hardware, but kept an eye out for the people and products that will influence the way we live. Here’s a look at some great stuff we found.
Over the past year people have been quite judgmental of the Internet of Things, preaching all will fail, and nothing inherently useful. But that conservative opinion met its match last week at the show with Masimo in Tech West (just down the “hall” from us). In conjunction with Masimo’s new released Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, the company snagged USA silver medalist Dotsie Bausch to exhibit the product. It was quite the sight to watch this Oxygen measuring IoT device pump to outstanding levels, while witnessing a champion hit cycle capacity right before our eyes. IoT is not just for the lazy who can’t hit a light switch; it’s for a greater, measurable, impactful experience called life.
After wandering into the outer depths of Tech West, we noticed someone beaming with light, and we mean that in the literal sense. It was Educational Accounts Manager for Linino, Tayana Hurst, who uses Linino’s technology to build glamorous devices powered by LEDs. Standing there in a BlipLace module dress she designed along with flashing heart LED sunglasses, Tanaya explained how makers aren’t limited to wearables but can truly build anything they put their mind to. The idea behind her everyday creations is to teach the youth that anyone can engage in hands-on engineering whether boy, or girl! So why not communicate that with flashy dresses, blinking dogs, and sunglasses Kanye West would wear? The concept of engineering can be applied in many ways, which will ultimately help motivate those in charge of tomorrow.
GigSky lets you do data overseas, but we found our match, who goes by the name of Strone Technology. These guys create a handy little device that’s kept in your home or office, which you pop your local SIM card into. From there, you simply access any one of the Strone mobile apps, and can call and text like a local while overseas. Magic? Not quite. Amazing piece of technology? We think so. This type of solution comes in handy if you need to be reached on your home number. And can you believe these guys were only 10 feet away from us in Tech West? CES in all its glory right there.
Overall, Team GigSky considered CES 2015 a great success with tons of excitement for what we’ve built and what’s to come. Among all the cool gadgets, people, and IoT devices packed into one place, it’s hard to believe this is still just the beginning of our new, connected future. Stay tuned GigSky friends!