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Improved Cleaning and Personal Care at CES

By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor | January 20, 2014

The International Consumer Electronics Show is a techie’s dream. But it's not all HD TVs, connected cars and 3D printers. There's lots of household and personal care products too!

A New Cleaning Lady…Uh, We Mean Robot

The new Scooba 450 has a new three-cycle cleaning Process to maintain constantly clean floors and wash away up to 99.3% of bacteria, according to iRobot Corp. In fact, the firm says this Scooba is up to three times more effective at cleaning floors than previous Scooba models. The three-step process sweeps and pre-soaks, scrubs, and then finishes up with a final squeegee. It sells for about $600.

Seeing is Believing

ModiFace, the facial visualization and imaging technology company, has released the 3D Augmented Reality Makeup and Anti-Aging Mirror, which the firm says will market beauty products to consumers at cosmetic counters and at home by simulating makeup and anti-aging skin care effects such as dark spot correction, facelift, browlift, cheek volume enhancement and jaw contouring—in real time and in full 3D. ModiFace already powers virtual makeover applications for some well-known brands like L'Oréal, Make Up For Ever, Inglot Cosmetics, Obagi and Jane Iredale, as well as BASF.

Stylish Means To Measure Sun Exposure

See her pretty bracelet? It is called June—and it measures sun exposure. On display at CES, this stylish new creation from Netatmo tracks UV intensity in real-time and the total sun exposure absorbed by the user's skin throughout the day. Depending on the woman's skin type, June and its companion app, calculates the suggested maximum daily exposure and can notify the user when—and how—to protect her skin. According to its maker, June determines the recommended sun protection for her skin type whether that means applying SPF, putting on a hat, wearing sunglasses or seeking shade. It comes in gold, platinum and gunmetal and will cost about $100.

More Laundry, Done Faster

Ask any mom if she can keep up with the family laundry. She knows that dirty clothes, sheets and towels multiply like rabbits. Appliance giant Samsung Electronics Co. is out to help her keep pace with a 5.6 cu. ft. capacity washer and 9.5 cu. ft. capacity dryer pair that offers more capacity—think washing two king-size comforters at once—and faster speeds (half an hour). It also features PowerFoam technology, which pre-dissolves detergent into a foam that penetrates fabrics more deeply, quickly and thoroughly to “efficiently wash” whatever comes down the pike, according to Samsung.

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