A potato (illustration). - Jacqueline Dormer / AP / SIPA
Hoax or not? Nicolas Baldeck said this Thursday on Twitter that POTATO, its "connected potato" presented at CES 2020 is "a very serious technological object". The Frenchman presented at the Las Vegas show what he describes himself as "one of the most disruptive innovations" of the moment.
"I have a real product: an electronic card that gets stuck in the potato," says Nicolas Baldeck at BFMTV. “It takes its electricity from the potato (like a lemon pile), and connects the potato to the phone, via Bluetooth. He also highlights a health app and a voice assistant system coupled with the connected potato. Everything is available for 31 euros via the crowdfunding site Indiegogo.
Immense respect for this Frenchman who managed to expose a "connected potato" at CES in Las Vegas by passing it off as a serious innovationhttps: //t.co/5C8ESbNFEP- Octoghosn 🗞️ (@Ostpolitik) January 8, 2020
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Delivery of the object is promised for May 2020. In the meantime, the developer is promoting his potato at the Las Vegas show. There are many visitors around its stand to come and discover POTATO. Huge doubt hangs over the seriousness of his approach, which cost him $ 4,000 in total, including travel and accommodation.
At CES, we discovered the Walkman and the DVD player. And again this year, we see real innovations.- Nicolas BALDECK (@ nb4ld) January 10, 2020
The engineer's words betray in fact a desire to ridicule the American living room and the rapid and intense enthusiasm of tech players for sometimes eccentric projects. The interested party still continues to swear the opposite, even specifying that the potato is "able to use both artificial intelligence and the cloud".
The world's most famous #potato (serial n ° 1) will be sold in a art auction. So if you missed the opportunity to acquire #MaurizioCattelan world's most famous #banana, you still got a chance to own a piece of history! #Smartpotato pic.twitter.com/ynGDRTioYe- Nicolas BALDECK (@ nb4ld) January 9, 2020
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