In his latest Tech Talk report, NY1's Adam Balkin will preview revolutionary new products to look out for in 2014.
The year 2014 will be no different. Just like every other year, we will see evolutionary new products like TVs, phones, even watches.
And on top of those, we'll run across several revolutionary products that try to re-create categories or even create entirely new ones. A few of those, often times instant hits or duds, are the types that NY1 is going to preview for you right now.
One is the upcoming Polaroid C3 Cube cameras that'll run around $99.
"It's all magnetic. It's going to have its own accessory line, so you can kind of wear them, you can put them together, you can video front, video back, video side," says Melissa Hoistion of Polaroid.
Poppy is similar to those ViewMasters you used to have as a kid where you'd look through and see 3-D images, only it works in a much more high-tech way using your iPhone
They're out now for $60, you'll have to trust NY1 on this one since the effect doesn't translate through our camera.
"You take your iPhone, put it into Poppy, and now, all of sudden you can see video that's been shot in 3-D or capture and take your own 3-D pictures and video just using your iPhone," says Ethan Lowry of Poppy.
And finally, kind of like a Segway only less expensive and lighter, comes the InMotion SCV. It will cost $2,500, which is less than half of most Segway models, and weighs around 35 pounds versus the 100-plus a Segway does, which makes a difference because the SCV is designed to be carried when you want. The other main difference from a Segway is that this one can talk to you via your mobile phone.
"We actually have the applications for your smartphones, both for Android and iOS systems. So with the smartphones you can view all the data and all the information, actually have more functions there," says Aaron Guo of InMotion.
You can, through your phone, have it follow you down the street or even call it to you from, say, around the corner to come pick you up.