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Five of the weirdest products we saw at CES

Let's face it, technology can get weird. 

And you don't have to roam very far at the International CES before you run into some, well, interesting products. 

From strange wearables to niche robots, there were plenty of devices at CES that had us doing a double take. Here are some of our favorite weird devices. 


Source: Rocketskates

We were promised hovering skateboards, but instead we got this.

Like something out of "Inspector Gadget," these motorized devices, which were originally launched on Kickstarter, attach to your shoes to launch you down the street at 10 to 12 mph. The batteries in the skates also have a range of about 10 miles before they need to be recharged. 

While they might help you get around your college campus more quickly, they'll also may set you back a few bones. The device costs anywhere from $499 to $699 and is currently available for purchase on RocketSkates website. 

Silentium comfort shell

Comfort Shell by Silentium
Source: Silentium

It's not a giant helmet or a spaceship, it's a comfort shell. Still confused? We were too. 

Basically, it's a cone of silence that promises to drown out ambient noise. At CES, where there is never a moment's silence, this actually comes in handy. Probably also good for business meetings at loud restaurants, or children's birthday parties.


The Emiota smart belt is demonstrated at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas.
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Belty, which is made by the Paris-based company Emiota, is a smart belt that learns your eating habits and adjusts depending on how much you have eaten. 

The device, which is still in a prototype stage, was an absolute show stealer at CES this year, but it also raised a lot of questions. Primarily, what's the difference between Belty and sweatpants? While Emiota didn't give us a number, it's probably safe to say the price. 

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From selfie-taking drones to an automated beer pong partner, there really is a robot for everything these days. And now there is a robot specifically for your grill. 

The Grillbot, which is priced at $120, is a Roomba-like device that scrapes your grill clean, saving you the work.

Recommended for chronic tailgaters. 

Intel's 3-D spider dress

Smart spider dress, powered by Intel Edison
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Call it creepy couture. This 3-D printed dress designed by experimental designer Anouk Wipprecht—made using Intel chips—features a spider leg design worn on the shoulders, but the legs aren't just there to make a fashion statement. 

The dress has built-in sensors that can detect the wearer's mood based on their stress level. The legs constantly move reflecting that mood. But the dress can also sense the wearer's environment. 

For example, if someone comes aggressively running up to the person wearing the device, the legs would move in a manner to ward off the approaching person. 

The device was debuted at CES this year, but folks checking out the dress were cautious to keep a healthy distance. 

For better or worse, the dress won't likely be for sale, but rather is a medium to show off the prowess of Intel's chips.

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