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CES: More of the most useless gadgets of 2019

A speaking mirror leads our second batch of the most useless gadgets from CES, selected by ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who bought the most useless gadget of them all? Well, you did, says the mirror. That is, if you’re talking to the Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror.

This device leads our second selection of the most useless gadgets from CES. The first batch proved so popular among readers, we are revisiting CES for the rest of the worst.

1. Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror

It is described as a “high-quality grooming mirror”, controlled by either Amazon Alexa or Verdera Voice, designed to provide “seamless integration of voice control into the bathroom space”. Adjustable LED lights for “precision routines like makeup application and skin care” are joined by a motion-activated wayfinding nightlight, and “hermetically sealed speakers that maximise stereo sound quality”. It is a triumph of function over form.

2. Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet

There’s one thing even a smart mirror can’t do for you, but Kohler has your back. The company says the Numi 2.0 is the world’s most advanced intelligent toilet, offering “exceptional water efficiency, personalised cleansing and dryer functions, a heated seat, and high-quality built-in speakers”, not to mention lighting features. The latter include “dynamic and interactive multi-coloured ambient and surround lighting”. But wait, there’s more: “Paired with the new speakers in the Numi toilet, these lighting and audio enhancements create a fully-immersive experience for homeowners.” Built-in voice control via Alexa provides access to tens of thousands of skills, and, wait for it, “seamless integration of voice control into the bathroom”. And all you wanted to do was use the toilet.

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