Cannabis storage device with face recognition is assigned and subsequently banned by CES 2020
Cannabis storage device with face recognition wins prize at CES 2020 – but cannot exhibit because organizers have forbidden the mention of a pot in the showroom
- CES was originally honored by Keep Labs’ smart cannabis storage device with an award
- Then it told the company that it should not mention cannabis at CES 2020
- Keep Labs refused to exhibit at the fair because of the only focus on cannabis
- The episode is reminiscent of last year’s cock-up when it banned smart sex toys
For the second consecutive year, CES 2020 has had an embarrassing change of heart after respecting a cannabis preservable keepafe product with an innovation prize and subsequently banning the exhibition floor.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which hosts the annual Las Vegas trade show, has awarded the Canadian company Keep Labs an innovation prize in the run-up to this week’s tech showcase event.
Keep Labs, which uses facial recognition for the safe storage of cannabis in people’s homes, was awarded for its ‘discreet’ Smart Storage cannabis box.
As reported by Tech Crunch, CTA told the company that it could only exhibit if the company’s signage, marketing materials, and product were free of cannabis and related paraphernalia.
Keep is the first smart storage device designed to keep cannabis safe and discreet at home
This was somewhat difficult to adjust, as the product is intended for cannabis storage only, so Keep Labs decided not to exhibit at CES 2020.
“There are no cannabis or e-cigarette products on the CES show floor because the show has no category related to that market,” CTA told TechCrunch.
“Since cannabis is not a category at CES, the company was able to exhibit under the conditions that they would present their product as a storage device.”
Keep Smart Storage is the first smart storage device designed to keep cannabis ‘safe and discreet’ at home.
The company carries out its own fundraising program to bring the storage box onto the market.
It is currently available to order in advance with a price tag of CA $ 199 (around £ 115).
The product is essentially a harmless-looking white box that can easily be mistaken for an alarm clock from the outside, thanks to LED lights that display the time.
But this device features a biometric locking device that unlocks when it recognizes the user’s face or touch, reveals plastic storage containers and a special ‘rolling’ drawer.
The device should give cannabis smokers peace of mind in the family home by ensuring that the user’s offer does not fall into the wrong hands.
The smart storage box offers temperature and humidity updates for the user’s smartphone
Keep looks like a fairly innocent box from the outside with an LED display that shows the time
“Keep not only makes you a better parent for your child, it also makes you a better parent for your cannabis,” says Keep Labs.
The box also sends notifications to the user’s phone when it is “moved by a child or a roommate trying to pinch your product.”
Meanwhile, a ‘climate monitoring system’ keeps cannabis fresh and displays the temperature and humidity at the front of the box.
The box also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a hermetic seal to keep odors in and built-in scales to measure how long it takes for smokers to have a stock.
The product is not on display at CES 2020 because the fair banned any association with drugs
The device, which combines ‘streamlined functionality with tasteful modern elegance’, was chosen as a 2020 CES Innovation Honor.
The CES Innovation Awards celebrate excellent consumer technology in two categories – ‘Honors’ and ‘Best of Innovation’ – and are usually exhibited at the event.
The CTA suffered a similar setback during last year’s award ceremony, when it withdrew an Innovation Award that was awarded to a sex toy in the robotics category.
The Onda and Baci, personal pleasure devices, will be shown at the Lora DiCarlo booth during a press event for CES 2020
Despite the fact that the Ose hands-free ‘robot massager’, made by start-up company Lora DiCarlo, was originally honored, the CTA took the prize back on the grounds that it was ‘immoral’ and ‘obscene’ and prohibited it from the exhibition .
CTA later restored the price and ensured that sex toys were shown at CES 2020.
Two new Lora DiCarlo products on display this year have also won Honouree prizes – the Baci baci, which simulates a human mouth, and the Ondata for “therapeutic” stimulation.
PAX INTRODUCES SMART CANNABIS VAPORIZER
The Era Pro cannabis vaporizer wants to evaporate the guesswork from cannabis oils
Electronic sheep company Pax Labs has unveiled its new Era Pro cannabis evaporator.
Billed as the world’s smartest vape, the device gives users access to information about liquid vapors.
The vape works with pods that contain unique near-field communication tabs.
The tags give users access to information about the vape juice in each pod, including oil content, strain information and potency, flavor profiles, and state-regulated test results.
A different temperature control adjusts each pod to the optimum temperature for each cannabis oil, while information is passed on to the Pax mobile app.
“Our customers want a premium cannabis experience, so we’ve redesigned the Era from the inside to offer a first device of its kind that truly delivers,” said Jesse Silver, Pax’s Senior Vice President Product.
“We have been obsessively looking at even the smallest details – such as dual pressure sensors or tailor-made heating batteries in Sweden – to provide more security, access to information and an intuitive, smart experience that elevates the entire cannabis vapor category.”
Pax mobile app is available on Android; Meanwhile, Apple has a ban on vaping apps.