Home Plays at CES
Panasonic's 2015 Bread Maker includes a gluten-free mode.
LAS VEGAS-Home products are in the spotlight at the International CES show, which opened this week and runs through Jan. 9.
One of the key features of the event is the Robotics Marketplace, with 8,250 square feet of space located at CES Tech West within Sands Expo and devoted to robot cleaning machines, entertainment devices and others. It is one of 20 category-specific Marketplaces featured at the show.
Panasonic is using the show to introduce several items in the small-electrics and personal-care categories. Among its new small appliances are the 2015 Bread Maker, which includes a gluten-free baking mode. In addition, Panasonic is displaying the Slow Juicer, its first offering in this category in the U.S. market.
In the personal-care arena, Panasonic is presenting the LT-series Arc3 three-blade Wet/Dry Shavers, with the Enhanced Multi-Flex Pivoting Head and Shave Sensor Technology, the latter of which detects beard density and adjusts the motor speed to reduce skin irritation. The company is also showing three new Wet/Dry Women's Hair Removal Systems, all of which combine wet/dry shaving and epilation with attachments including a shaver head, a large epilation head, a bikini comb and a gentle cap.
Among other home products, Sungale, which manufactures digital products such as digital photo frames, is introducing the Kitchen Screen, a digital picture frame that magnetically attaches to a refrigerator and provides free cloud storage. The Kitchen Screen can be used to store and display photos of family and friends in an automatic slide show.