ShowStoppers @CES 2018: The Stars of the Show!
January 10, 2018

ShowStoppers is many things, a great compilation of many products from all across the show floor at CES 2018, as also a crucial networking opportunity. As always, CES 2018 saw a great mix of traditional brand highlights, startups, and brands looking to expands beyond their comfort zones.

So here are some of the highlights of the evening:

Spire Studio

Musicians, consider this your must-have travel companion! Super compact and designed to create professional-sounding tracks without the expense or equipment of a studio, the Spire Studio includes a quality microphone with line-ins for guitars, external mics and other instruments. Compatible with DAW’s, you can even collaborate virtually with other musicians via the Spire app.

Whirlpool goes into AI territory

Whirlpool showcased their new smart devices at CES this year, as also their Yummly integration. In this scenario, a Whirlpool representative showed how the appliances could recognize various vegetables that you have, and guide you to suitable Yummly recipes.



Now this was a really interesting proposition, the world’s first smart notebook. The Wave provides the freedom of a traditional pen and paper notebook, while instantly blasting your notes to google docs, drobox, iCloud, Evernote, box, and email using your smartphone.


Jolt All Purpose Jump Starter

This is quite the definitive multitasker. It looks and functions as an LED flashlight with CREE T6 LED 1000 lumen. It comes with patented chargers to jump start a V6 vehicle. Its 5,400mAh powerbank. And yes, its super durable and a window breaker too. Swipe that card, now.


Lenovo X1 Carbon

Pitched as the world’s lightest 14-Inch business laptop, the new X1 Carbon [with a new logo] has added Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR). Lenovo has promised a battery life of up to 15 hours, while the ‘Rapid Charge’ battery adds up to 12 hours in a one hour of charging.



This is very intriguing, an initative by Aflac for children suffering from cancer. The robotic duck can be made to get into different moods using various chips that are supplied.


Arozzi Veloctica

Almost another gaming simulator stand, yet this is the world’s first to enable users to fix the chair of their liking [that not-so-gamely office chair even]. And it’s just $199.


by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at:
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