Now in its 18th year, the Last Gadget Standing competition at the 2018 CES was a raucous and exciting affair. The event was hosted by David Pogue, a witty and incisive presence. In the applause vote at the end, the Play Impossible Gameball got the loudest cheers, while the earlier online vote was for the OrCam My Eye 2.0 vision device.
Play Impossible's demo showed the many ways the sensor-equipped Gameball can be used to get kids moving. It featured a contest between the Play Impossible team and David Pogue, which David managed to win in the last seconds. There are lots of toys at CES, but the Gameball stands out for how it takes an existing form of play, ball play, and revs it up for the connected generation.
OrCam's MyEye 2.0 is a finger-sized device that clips onto a glasses frame. It can read a menu or a book, recognize faces, and much more. The idea is to assist vision in much the way that hearing aids enhance hearing. The technology is remarkable, and like the Gameball, the MyEye pioneers new forms of human-machine interaction, making it easy to access sophisticated features.
Last Gadget Standing is held every year at CES. It's the original crowd-sourced competition at CES, allowing the people to choose the winners.
2018 Last Gadget Standing
Join us as host David Pogue introduces some of the most impressive innovations from the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show. #CES2018 #LastGadget Streaming provided by Wowza Media SystemsPosted by Last Gadget Standing on Thursday, January 11, 2018