Forks Go Connected with HAPILABS HAPIfork

Forks Go Connected with HAPILABS HAPIfork

CES 2013 is ready to kick into gear. Judie and Kevin arrive late today. Carly will be here Tuesday. This is my 4th CES and we’ll be busier than I can ever recall. That’s a good thing. I’m especially looking forward to wandering the show floor as there are always some unexpected treasures. I do not, however, expect this to be one of them.

Forks Go Connected with HAPILABS HAPIfork  Forks Go Connected with HAPILABS HAPIfork

The HAPILABS team will be showing their new HAPIfork, the world’s first connected fork that helps you lose weight by eating at the right time and at the right pace.

Forks Go Connected with HAPILABS HAPIfork  Forks Go Connected with HAPILABS HAPIfork  Forks Go Connected with HAPILABS HAPIfork

Yes, the world’s first ever connected fork will be on site for CES 2013. It does, however, raise some interesting questions. Questions like-
Do I really need a vibrating fork?
Does this mean I have to carry my fork with me everywhere I go just like they did in the old days?
Do I need to recharge daily or does the motion of raising the fork to my mouth recharge the battery.
And if it does recharge the battery doesn’t that mean I should eat MORE?
And the final two questions.

Is it dishwasher safe?

And

Just because I CAN app-enable a product does that mean I SHOULD?

We have charged Carly with tracking down this technological wonder and providing some hands-on thoughts. Stay tuned.

About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.
  • This totally made me think of the fake bamboo chopsticks with moving advertisements (in Chinese) running down them described in Neal Stephenson’s “The Diamond Age.”

  • I am also extremely skeptical and expect it to be ‘crap science’ at best based on their website …

    • Well I plan to find out.

      I just hope I don’t need to carry an app enable fork through all of CES…