If you thought NPR produced only radio waves, think again: We were surprised to see the broadcasting company had a booth at CES 2014, but sure enough, we found a cool gadget there. The NPR Labs Nipper One is a telecommunications device designed to bring emergency radio broadcasts to the hearing-impaired; it translates the messages into onscreen text and flashes alert lights.
Check our video to see how it works.
For all the show news, trends, and analysis visit our insider's guide to CES 2014.
More from Consumer Reports:
Low cost alternatives to high end appliances
5 signs the house you want to buy is a money pit
Washer and dryer features that save loads of money
Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers or sponsors on this website. Copyright © 2007-2013 Consumers Union of U.S.
- Arts & Entertainment
- radio waves
- radio broadcasts