In the world of consumer electronics, there are very few problems that can’t be solved by adding another gadget to your home arsenal. The kitchen in particular has been a place of technological innovation for some time, and this year’s CES revealed that smart fridge technology is here. These gadgets made several “Best of CES” lists and could revolutionize the way we eat and drink – and no, Soylent is not on the list!

Griffin Connected Toaster

The Bluetooth-enabled Connected Toaster texting when your toast is ready seems like a gimmick until you realize how many times you’ve left under-, over-, or simply un-cooked toast in the toaster because you were too busy looking at your phone. The toaster connects to an app that lets you customize the cooking settings and save your toast preferences. The toaster can also sync with the Connected Mirror, so that you can simultaneously keep an eye on the time, the weather, and the state of your breakfast.

Proof Wearable

Breakfast isn’t the only meal getting disrupted by this year’s new gadgets, happy hour is infused with tech now, too. The Proof Wearable looks like any other health-tracking wearable, but it uses a disposable cartridge in the band to measure enzymes in the skin and track your blood alcohol content. The sensor converts detected alcohol into an electrical current and sends all the data to a companion app. The app can estimate your BAC, and has many safety features to encourage responsible alcohol consumption. It can send an alert when it thinks you’re sober enough to drive, or track your friends’ consumption to make sure they’re getting home safely. Milo Sensors, the makers, have received $100,000 in funding from the National Institutes of Health and are aiming to price the device between $100-$150.

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Willow Breast Pump

The Willow Breast Pump won the “Best of CES” moniker for many reasons. For one, technology developed specifically for women is often lacking funding, even though they make up over 50% of the population. Secondly, breast pump technology was way overdue for disruption. A piece from the New York Times titled Building a Better Breast Pump, Not A Milking Machine, outlines some of the problems with the existing technology: heavy, non-ergonomic designs, limited power supplies, loud noises, and other design flaws have made pumping not exactly a fun or comfortable experience for women since the device’s invention (by a Swedish man) 60 years ago. The Willow pump has been FDA approved and is designed to be worn inside the bra, running quietly enough to be virtually undetectable and freeing women to do other things with their hands while pumping. Its storage bags shut the pump off when they are full, and the device sends information about volume produced to an Android/iOS app to track nutritional data. The pump will be available in the spring and cost $429, with an additional $0.50 for each storage bag. Engadget did a hands-on review with the pump, noting “the company says that that price is comparable to what you’d pay for a regular motorized breast pump.”

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The Connected Toaster, Proof Wearable, and Willow Breast Pump want to revolutionize the way you eat or drink whether you’re a teetotaling toast addict, a responsible happy hour warrior, or an itty bitty baby. Next, we’ll take a look at some of the most talked-about tech shown this year: our robot overlords companions.

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