9 useless gadgets from tech show

The annual International Consumer Electronics Show can usually be counted on to deliver the most innovative new technology. But there are always misses, too.

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Jan 22, 2013 10:32PM
Yes, people hate typing on their touch screens.  That's why the various pad manufacturers are coming up with detachable keyboards.
Jan 22, 2013 8:49PM
So now we call like it is?  The show's been full of useful gadgets how many times?  Gettin scary here folks, next thing ya know, the Oscars, globes, or whatever might be called a useless event too.  Nah...
Jan 23, 2013 10:43AM
Plus, you'd have to take your pants all the way off to be able to sit on that toilet facing the ipad.
Jan 23, 2013 2:18AM
Another thing.  Has anyone noticed the utterly directionless flux gadgets are in? Cell phones are as heavy as they were in 1990's.  A little kickstand on a phone, makes any tablet look silly.  I apologize if my post is as meandering as tech these days, but here it comes.  The very look of the internet is about to change.  I'd like to talk to the moneychangers on this one.  Find me. 
Jan 23, 2013 2:11AM
The amount of pot I smoke, inevitably blisters my fat thumbs.  What..if..touchscreens..are..useless..to..me?
May 30, 2013 9:13AM
Using a touchscreen phone to type is slow and lack the tactile feedback that a real keyboard has.  When I had a smartphone that has a keyboard on it, I was more precise and able to type more efficiently than on the virtual keyboards on my current phone.  I happen to like the real feel of the keys.

Of course I use a 30 year old IBM Model M keyboard as my main keyboard on my i7 computer.  I happen to prefer the feel of a real keyboard.

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