8 wacky gadgets at CES 2017
From smart underwear to shield your privates from radiation to gadgets that emit the smell of coffee to wake you up, explore the weird tech on display at Las Vegas
1 LoveBox: Romance in wood
How different is a LoveBox message from a phone text? Well, the message comes to your amour in a wooden box, with a red heart that keeps spinning until you finish typing through its app. The LoveBox is lovingly crafted at Saint-Amour, a tiny French village. The romantic connected box costs $120, but you won't get it in time for Valentine's Day -the LoveBox is expected to reach its customers only in July.
2 Hover Passport Camera: Personal paparazzi to follow you
Forget that selfie with your smartphone. It 's time you had your own personal pap following you around. The Hover Passport Camera is a Chinese -made drone that scans you, then uses facial technology to just follow you and take your pictures while on holiday or when you have a wild boy's night out. When you're done, just catch the paperback-sized gadget out of mid-air.
3 Sensorwake: Wake up to a smell
Insomniacs, take note. Sensorwake Oria claims to give you 40 per cent better sleep through its olfactory technology. Meanwhile, Sensor wa ke's a la r m clock can emit scents in your face in the morning. You wake up all fuzzy to the smell of the seaside, croissants, coffee or chocolate.
4 Specktr glove: Groove to music at your fingertips
So now you can control everyone on the dance floor with a wave of your hand. French DJ Thomas Chrysochoos has invented the Specktr glove, which controls music through Bluetooth. That means volume, base, speed and other effects -all at your fingertips.
5 42tea cube: A smart cup of tea
Tea may be a British or Indian obses sion, but it's a French company that's claiming to teach you how to make a perfect cup of tea. 42tea cube is a device that works out what tea you're making, the hot water to tea ratio and the best brewing temperature. Sync it with your smartphone and have an office tea party.
6 Hydrao smart shower: Rainbow hued bath
Start your day on a colourful note and get eco-friendly along the way. The Hydrao smart shower head jets out different colours, but there's a point to these hues that change over time. With a Bluetooth device, it sends you alerts over three gallons of water, seven gallons, 10 gallons. A 10-minute shower can eat up 50 gallons so maybe coloured showers are in order.
7 Spartan Underwear: Protects your package
Every man needs smart underwear -to protect your package from radiation. Spartan Underwear, designed by a Parisian company, has come up with a comfortable pair of boxers to stop biological interference like WiFi radia tion. This invention compares to the other CES favourite this year Spinali Design Shorts. That's directional hotpants for women that vibrate, helping you turn left or right.
8 Hubble Hugo: Mood-sensing robot
So you've had a bad day at work. Hubble Hugo can sense your anger once you're in through the door, automatically playing music that soothes you. It can also create a soft environment by controlling the switches in your smart home, following you around and gauging your mood by watching your face. Put it in the area of a crying baby and watch how Hubble Hugo can help out by monitoring your smart home. Jeeves, you have competition.