Sadly, this 'smart' hairbrush is not going to be the dumbest thing out of CES

Subject: General Tech | January 4, 2017 - 01:31 PM |
Tagged: iot

Yes, you read that correctly.  The Kérastase Hair Coach from L' Oréal is an internet connected hairbrush with an accelerometer and a gyroscope inside to measure the quality of your brush stokes through your hair and The Register reports it will start to vibrate if if thinks you are being too brusque.  It also has a microphone so it can listen to you brushing and offer "insights into manageability, frizziness, dryness, split ends and breakage".  The internet connection is used to track weather, to warn you about humidity and other supposedly traumatic conditions for your hair.  You should expect to see even stranger IoT products over the next few days.

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"The annual godforsaken hypegasm that is the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has given an "innovation award" ... to a Wi-Fi-connected microphone-fitted allegedly "smart" hairbrush."

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Source: The Register

January 4, 2017 | 01:54 PM - Posted by DJF (not verified)

I am holding off spending my money until they come up with a matching smart comb.

January 4, 2017 | 01:55 PM - Posted by John H (not verified)

We totally NEED a PcPer review of this -- this sounds like an accessory for the Couch Master...

January 4, 2017 | 01:55 PM - Posted by pessimistic_observer (not verified)

screw connected speakers, roaming robots with ai assistants, or even computers that look like art. This is the kind of innovation i can get behind kappa.

January 4, 2017 | 02:09 PM - Posted by Allyn Nobbin (not verified)

Josh needs to review this.

January 4, 2017 | 04:08 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It vibrates with any brusque brushing! OMG, and with a microphone that can listen! What voice does it use when giving that advice! This device can be used for more than just grooming!

January 4, 2017 | 07:58 PM - Posted by collie

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!!!!! this is gona be my go to gift for 2017

January 5, 2017 | 10:50 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

No RGB illumination?

January 5, 2017 | 12:14 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

How else is a Millennial supposed to know what brand of shampoo and conditioner to buy unless an app on their phone tells them thanks to their smart hairbrush linking to it over HomeKit. Then they can hop in their self-driving Faraday Future car and watch ads on their dashboard from lifestyle mentors about what food to buy at the trendy "organic" store on the way home.