Nominees of the CES Innovation Awards and a few Eureka Park start-up products got lots of attention from the full house of media and business types.
Aligning the perimeter and center of the spacious ground floor of the Metropolitan Pavilion, the exhibitors -who hailed from several countries...displayed their techy goods---while refining their elevator pitches -before heading out to the main stage of CES 2016 in Las Vegas.
Accordingly, some explanations of what the benefits of several IoT (Internet of Things) products on display- eluded us...but maybe-things got lost in translation. Overall, the selections were rather nifty and def. have consumer appeal.
A huge display case in the center had some of the CES Innovation Awards 2016 nominees. Noted...lack of Apple products (though there are accessories to...)--- but then we figured out-these winners are chosen from submissions...and -that notably, Apple does not even exhibit at that massive tradeshow.
|Software and Mobile Apps=Airspek-DietSensor, pioneer in automatic nutrient tracking...analyzes food with a click of a button using a micro scale+SCIO-the first molecular sensor that fits in a hand. Neat.|
|Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+-smartphone...Wireless Handsets...5.7 inch display|
|HP Envy Curved All-in-One -Computer Hardware+Components-immersive experience in a QHD+ curved display|
|Tech For A Better World (fav category!!!) 3D Systems K-1 Assistive Device-3D printed designed in connection w/ the company's partnership with e-NABLE-functional prosthetic hand|
|Lenovo Corp, YOGA Tab 3 Pro-Tablet, E-Reader, and Mobile Computer-multi-media tablet with a built in projector that can transform a wall or ceiling into a 70" screen COOL. Integrated JBL 4 way Speaker sound bar --lasts up to 18 hours on one charge.|
|Ford Motor Company's F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist (on 2016 models)---growing category=Vehicle Intelligence|
|Samsung Gear S2-redesigned smartwatch-rotating bezel-turn the dial and precisely navigate the UI-from real time sports updates to mobile payments...Wearable Technologies|
|Digital Imaging category-interests us-Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. Ricoh Theta S-1st of its kind spherical imaging camera that captures 360 degree scenes surrounding the user...seems VR ready...captures an image up, down, sideways, and all around.|
|OuraRing -well designed VERY lightweight wellness computer-in a shape of a ring that with its app-Fitness, Sports and Biotech category- but imo could be smart wearables... nicer than those watch-like ones|
|got a close up of the innards-see how HR etc is monitored...|
|elegant charger too-OuraRing retails for $279-delivers soon|
|SOMABAR -Home Appliances hopes to render your bartending skills obsolete ha ha via Wifi, automated sensors, electronic ingredient tagging, automated cleaning-works with app.|
|Sengled -Sengled Voice-SIRI/Google, Now/Echo + Security LED bulb-Smart Home|
|Different bulbs---different functions including built in camera and other smart sensors..handy and could see this selling well|
|Belkin International-Charge Dock for Apple Watch+ iPhone -elegant design-can charge both devices simultaneously|
|Computer Peripherals-ROLI Seaboard RISE is a new musical device-remodeled keyboard-allowing musicians to "shape" sound via touch-very thin, lightweight and portable...|
|Osterhout Design Group ODG R-7 Smart Glasses-tricked out-featuring ultra-transparent 3D stereoscopic displays + packed with innovative technologies...def. better than those unwieldy VR headsets.|