Every one of us is different. That's especially true when it comes to the ideal room temperature.
Some of us have a tendency to run hot. Some of us, cold. But there’s one thing that almost all of us likely have in common: regardless of the temperature, we’re never physically comfortable in an office setting.
That was the inspiration behind one of the coolest -- no pun intended -- gadgets that we got to try at CES 2019. It was a chronically cold laboratory at MIT that, according to Embr Labs Co-Founder Sam Shames, that served as the impetus behind the invention of the Embr Wave bracelet: a wearable device that helps users adjust their body temperatures.
Source: Embr Labs
The Embr Wave fits into the underlying theme of wellness at this year's consumer electronics show in Las Vegas that we wrote about earlier this month, where numerous companies unveiled technologies to improve the user's quality of life -- whether it was focus-inducing headphones or, in this case, a temperature-regulating bracelet.
Source: Polar Seal
But the sound of a small bracelet that can make you feel warmer or colder in an uncomfortable temperature in only a few minutes -- well, that might sound like the type of thing that one has to see, or feel to believe.
So, that's exactly what we did. Check out the video below to see how it works, and how our hands-on test drive of the Embr Wave went.