Covering over 2.6 million feet of exhibit space, it is nearly impossible to see everything at CES. With everything from the latest flatscreens to AI, drones, and 3D printers the show definitely satisfied the inner nerd.
There was a ton of stuff that was really cool but didn’t have much practical purpose, like a family of robots or a holographic display that had everyone raving. But, there were also a lot of great new devices elegantly designed to help people improve their health. Here are some of DCYBs top picks on cool new devices aimed at improving men’s health and helping couples start families.
Trak: Male Fertility Tracker
Trak is a home test kit that lets men measure their sperm count from the comfort of their home, and gives them practical advice on how to improve their sperm count. It comes with 4 tests that allow you to see if your sperm count is low, moderate or optimal. Paired with its mobile app, users can track their results over time and get personalized guidance on how to improve. It is FDA cleared and recommendations are based on scientific research on factors known to impact sperm production – such as (not)smoking, diet, and exercise.
Spartan: Radiation shielding underwear
These guys had us cracking up. Ballsy enough to walk around CES in their briefs, the Spartan guys are making a stand for testicular health. The underwear are very soft and woven with high-tech silver fibers designed to deflect radiation from cell phones and laptops that come too close to the family jewels.
Ava: Ovulation Tracker
This beautiful little bracelet is a fitbit for a woman’s cycle. Collecting regular data on her temperature, pulse, breathing and other factors that vary throughout her cycle, Ava is able to predict her fertile window with 89% accuracy. No charts, no pee sticks, no strange body fluid. If your partner has irregular cycles or you want to make sure you are doing the best you can to optimize your chances of making a baby, Ava is definitely a tool to look into.
Next Gen Fitness Trackers
There were a lot of new fitness trackers out there. All the big names you would expect – Fitbit, Under Armour, Withings – brought latest and greatest. In general, we saw more functionality and ever improving aesthetics as fitness tracking is becoming a more mature category. We really love where the space is going. One of our favorites is Motiv, a fitness tracking ring. The smallest and perhaps most beautiful tracker at the show. It only tracks when you are walking quickly — so you’ll have to up your game if you opt for this little gem. Another cool find is Strenx, a sensor designed to monitor your form when lifting weights at the gym. Cheaper than getting a personal trainer, this fitness tracker can help keep you honest and safe as you reach for new goals.
A whole section of the exhibit hall was dedicated to ton of new gadgets aimed at helping you sleep better. Wearables, smart pillows, smart alarms and even a sleep number smart mattress. The smart mattress automatically adjusts to preferred comfort of each person sleeping in the bed and keeps data about how well you each sleep. Under Amour also getting in on sleep data tracking by partnering to Tom Brady to introduce high-tech pajamas designed to monitor an athlete’s sleep patterns so they can better prepare for the next day’s challenges. There were also a lot of cool tools that helped people fall asleep – like the Nightingale home sleep system that is designed to mask common indoor and outdoor noises that can keep you up at night like traffic or people talking in another room.
Just for fun…
There were a few more gadgets we had to include…
This robot will clean your grill. Yep, you can’t look away. We included it on our list because grills are a known source of testicular heat. Loosely related. But mostly — someone took the time to build such a thing.
This is a smart toaster. You can now control your toaster from your phone. Again… a good way to avoid heat.
There was also a smart shower that knows you don’t want to cook your balls and it will automatically turn down the heat for you.
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