Introduced at CES on Jan. 7, ClockONE by Twelve24 is an ultra-thin, meter-long clock that uses an E Ink electronic paper display to telegraph the time. Twelve24's founder, Andy Mitchelides, says the clock weighs less than four pounds and runs for a year on a single coin-cell battery. Buttons on the colon serve as intuitive controls, and the clock can be hung using a simple magnetic mounting system. ClockONE is expected to start shipping in September 2014 with a suggested retail price of $499. Photo courtesy of Twelve24.
Among the more interesting wireless speakers being demonstrated this year at CES is the OD-11 by Teenage Engineering. Based on the Carlsson OD-11 designed by the Swedish engineer Stig Carlsson and introduced in 1974, this 100-watt model is WiFi- and Bluetooth-equipped. The circular remote has a magnetic backing and can hang on the fridge or sit atop the speaker itself. Photo courtesy of Teenage Engineering.
Whirlpool worked with Isauro Huizar and Tomás Güereña of the Mexican art collective Los Contratistas on the colorful exteriors of these microwave ovens from the Max Art collection. Photo by William Lamb.
The Jumpr Stack By EnerPlex is a pack of three thin batteries capable of boosting the juice in most smartphones by 90 percent or more. Plug in the bottom battery, and the charge rises through the stack. The idea is that the batteries can be charged, then distributed among the members of a busy family. Photo courtesy of EnerPlex.
Loop is a new wireless speaker by Libratone, which says it delivers 360-degree sound from behind its striking Italian-wool cover (available in eight colors). Set on a stand (included), or mount to a wall, it provides a decorative accent while filling the room with your favorite tunes. Photo courtesy of Libratone.
Another head-turning wireless speaker (these were big at CES this year) is the M-Freedom by GGMM. This metal-clad speaker, coated in leather, syncs with GGMM's smartphone application and is compatible with Apple and Android phones. Photo courtesy of GGMM.
The Audioffice by Invoxia pairs smartphones or tablets with a handset and speaker that doubles as a microphone for conference calls. Suggested retail price $299. Photo courtesy of Invoxia.