3-D Pens, Moldable Earbuds Take Stage at Tech Show in NY

From a 3-D pen that lets kids safely doodle with melted plastic to an electrically charged glass that makes beer taste bubblier, there was no shortage of fun and quirky gadgets at this year's CE Week.

The annual, three-day gadget show in New York is meant as a showcase for products coming out for the holidays, though many items are still in development or seeking investments through group-fundraising sites such as Indiegogo.

Here are five [fun gadgets from the consumer electronics focused show, which ran June 21-23, at the New York Metropolitan Pavilion].

Pen for "Drawing" 3-D Sculptures

There's now a kid-safe version of the 3Doodler 3-D printing pen [pictured above], which melts sticks of colored plastic into goo that shoots out of the pen tip to create 3-D sculptures. With both versions, the plastic hardens quickly, so you can draw into the air without worrying about your creation collapsing.

The kids' version has no hot parts. The plastic coming out is cool enough to touch. A kids' starter pack includes a pen, an ideas book and two packs of plastic sticks. The kid-friendly set costs $50, half the price of the regular version.

The kids' version is for ages 8 and up and will be in stores in a few months.

Earbuds for Everyone

Finding earbuds that fit comfortably and don't fall out can be a challenge, especially for people with uniquely shaped ears.

Decibullz touts its earbuds as the first to be both custom and wireless. They are made of a plastic that softens in hot water. The putty conforms to the inside shapes of your ears and hardens in about two minutes. If you don't get it right the first time, just pop the earbuds back in hot water and start over.

And don't worry about mixing electronics and water. The buds come off the wireless headset...

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3-D Pens, Moldable Earbuds Take Stage at Tech Show in NY

From a 3-D pen that lets kids safely doodle with melted plastic to an electrically charged glass that makes beer taste bubblier, there was no shortage of fun and quirky gadgets at this year's CE Week.

The annual, three-day gadget show in New York is meant as a showcase for products coming out for the holidays, though many items are still in development or seeking investments through group-fundraising sites such as Indiegogo.

Here are five [fun gadgets from the consumer electronics focused show, which ran June 21-23, at the New York Metropolitan Pavilion].

Pen for "Drawing" 3-D Sculptures

There's now a kid-safe version of the 3Doodler 3-D printing pen [pictured above], which melts sticks of colored plastic into goo that shoots out of the pen tip to create 3-D sculptures. With both versions, the plastic hardens quickly, so you can draw into the air without worrying about your creation collapsing.

The kids' version has no hot parts. The plastic coming out is cool enough to touch. A kids' starter pack includes a pen, an ideas book and two packs of plastic sticks. The kid-friendly set costs $50, half the price of the regular version.

The kids' version is for ages 8 and up and will be in stores in a few months.

Earbuds for Everyone

Finding earbuds that fit comfortably and don't fall out can be a challenge, especially for people with uniquely shaped ears.

Decibullz touts its earbuds as the first to be both custom and wireless. They are made of a plastic that softens in hot water. The putty conforms to the inside shapes of your ears and hardens in about two minutes. If you don't get it right the first time, just pop the earbuds back in hot water and start over.

And don't worry about mixing electronics and water. The buds come off the wireless headset...

Comments are closed.