1. Ion Audio Scratch 2 Go
Another CES means another off-the-wall product from the innovators at Ion Audio. This year it’s the Scratch 2 Go - a set of tactile, DJ-esque controls that stick (via suction cups) to your iPad’s display. Included in the set are two sets of equaliser knobs, a crossbar and two scrubbers, all of which have a point of contact with the display, thus touching the screen for you. Line up the bits with your DJ app of choice and away you go.
Price: $29 (UK Price TBC) | Out: Spring 2013 | Ion Audio
Uwe Diegel is a former concert pianist, turned medical product designer. His latest invention arrived at CES via Kickstarter, and is designed to let you feel the rhythm of your music. The iMusicBodyRhythm is a massage vest that pulses to your beats. Simply connect the vest to your iDevice, and you can get a massage to the beat of your music, or create your own beats with a virtual drumkit.
Price: $69 (UK Price TBC) | Out: Spring 2013 | iMusicBodyRhythm
3. LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Kit
What we wouldn’t give to be 20 years younger right now. As the name suggests, this is Lego’s 3rd generation Mindstorms Kit, and now comes complete with an iOS and Android app, containing 3D building instructions, and controls for your mechanised creations. Lego promises more customizability in the programming than ever before, and a total of 5 bespoke kits, with thousands of other possibilities.
Price: $350 (UK Price TBC) | Out: Autumn 2013 | LEGO