I got to talk with Robin Raskin, a former PC Magazine editor, who wanted to bring lifestyle items to CES. Medium size companies Digital health, aging solutions, sports and more. They represent real people that have real products.
For example, Canary is a sensor that will tell you temperature, noise detection, and also allow you to do things like unlock doors for people, see whats going on at the house and more.
Another product is called Kurio – a phone for kids that want a smartphone but shouldn’t have a $800 device in which they can text and play games at all hours in the day. Kurio has parental controls so you can say how much they text or play Candy Crush.
Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine