This Week in M.O.M, I got to check out the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where companies converge to show off the latest and greatest in technology. But instead of the rundown of the best-newest-fastest gadgets you are probably seeing everywhere, I thought I'd pick a few other things of special interest to parents. Here are my "Picks for Parents" from CES 2012…
- Stylish humidifiers! In these winter months little noses often need a humidifier, and although there are some shaped like frogs and ducks on the market, these Mood humidifiers would fit into any décor with style and function. You can even add aromatherapy, and they retail around $100.
- LG Styler Concept Clothes Manager- What looks like a narrow refrigerator for your clothes actually sterilizes, removes odor, steams, dries, and removes wrinkles from clothes and household linens. How cool to have piece of mind that your bedding, baby clothes, towels and stuffed animals are germ free and sterilized with steam, not harsh detergents or chemicals. Not to mention saving you a bundle on dry cleaning. No word yet as to when this will be available stateside.
LG Styler Concept Clothes Manager
- Panasonic's Lithium Ion Storage Battery may not be the sexiest tech on display at CES, but anything that facilitates a green lifestyle is very attractive to me. Used in conjunction with solar or wind-generated power, this battery enables consumers to store energy to be used later, in their home or car for example, ultimately eliminating power and gas bills. Technology like this gives us a glimpse into the future, one where we leave a greener planet for our kids, and that's something every parent can get behind. It will be available in Japan in the spring, and Panasonic is currently in talks to employ them with US utility companies as well.
Panasonic's lithium ion storage battery
Hope you enjoyed my "Picks for Parents" from CES 2012! If you'd like to see more of my photos and insights, please follow me at @dianemizota. Thanks!
-Diane Mizota, Host of This Week in M.O.M