The annual MacWorld show opens to the public on Thursday, January 31st. Members of the press got a preview today from selected vendors. By far, the most attention went to Double Robotics (booth 556). They make a self balancing gyro stabilized mobile stand for iPads. At $2,000 a piece, I'm not sure what practical application they have but it sure was fun watching the little robot move around the floor like Robot B9 from Lost In Space.
Other notable products showcased include earbuds, waterproof speakers, and headphones from Boom Movement. For outdoor adventurers who need to stay powered up, Goal Zero (booth 333) makes a variety of solar panels, portable rechargers and accessories designed to work together as a system to keep your devices running.
To harness your inner creativity, Dreamwalk Mobile (booth 718) makes an app called JAM which allows you to create a completely original song around your vocal. For Nikon and Canon photographers looking to wirelessly tether their DSLR to their iPads or MacBooks, Sanho makes the CameraMator, an attachment to the camera which creates an adhoc network to allow liveview, camera controls, and jpg file transfer.
Finally, if you are in the market for earbuds designed the athletic use, SnuggBuds (booth 1002) makes a wide range of earbuds featuring silicone ear inserts, tangle free cords, and the all important L shape jack.
Some MacWorld vendors sell to the public during the show, often at discounted prices so it may be worth the price of admission.
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