Saturday, February 6, 2016

CES 2016 update: Grillbot or Grill Brush?

This gadget first came to my attention over a year ago.

From The Year in Robots:  10 Home Robots to Lighten Your Domestic Chores.  (The New York Times, 12/24/2014)

My bottom line back then:  Sounds as though there are much better ways to spend $130.

Today's question:  Am I still of the same opinion?

Rabbi Jason Miller is certainly a big fan, as he shares in his 2/3/2016 HuffPost Tech overview, The Best Tech Gadgets at CES 2016.
How did no one think of this before? I saw a huge crowd gathered around a booth at CES and figured it must be a celebrity. No one famous was there, but I did see a Roomba-looking device loudly traveling around the grates of a barbecue grill.
He concludes his brief review with an exclamatory I love it!

As for me, I'm more in line with a sentiment expressed in a 2-star Amazon review:
In the first place, if you need a machine to clean your BBQ grill you've got other problems (in my opinion).
Speaking of which, you'd think there'd be more than 96 reviews by now. 

Bottom line this time around:  You can still count me out.

Other CES 2016 posts:
Flip Pal Plus mobile scanner.  (2/6/2016)
ThinOPTICS reading glasses.  (2/5/2016)
My ears were initially all in for this gadget (Earin).  (2/5/2016)
Are you Ditto-worthy?  (2/4/2016)
Triby (tri-bee) takes you back to the days of the family phone.  (2/4/2016)
ODG R-7 smartglasses.  (1/24/2016)
Withings Thermo smart thermometer.  (1/24/2016)
SensorWake alarm clock (you'll need to lobby for bacon).  (1/23/2016)
Dear Panasonic, This transparent LCD display promo does not fill me with anticipation and excitement.  (1/18/2016)
All, if not much more, than most of us will ever need to know about the Vert wearable jump tracker.  (1/17/2016)  Be George Jetson: Ehang 184 AAV drone at CES2016.  (1/14/2016)
Virtual reality porn ('full immersion for the adult experience').  (1/14/2016)
'Crazy, trippy' OLED rollable TV.  (1/14/2016)
ModiFace mirror.  (1/14/2016)
A personal bartender available in multiple colors.  (1/10/2016)
Wearable translator.  (1/10/2016)
Samsung KS9500 SUHD 4K TV with stunning natural curves.  (1/8/2016)
Be your own home brewer the easy way with Pico Brew Micro Brewer.  (1/8/2016)
Daqri smart helmet.  (1/8/2016)
This shower head tells you when your time is up.  (1/7/2016)
According to this HairMax instructional video, 82 medical-grade lasers will put a smile on your face.  (1/6/2016)
You may or may not get a charge out of the Digitsole Smartshoe.  (1/6/2016)
Enrich your family life with this Samsung Smart Family Hub Fridge.  (1/6/2016)

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