According to the Consumer Technology Association, CES made history again drawing in close to 170,000 attendees from 150 countries and over 3,800 exhibitors to Las Vegas. This year brought both traditional and non-traditional tech industries together to discuss, present and collaborate on what’s next. While there was much focus on the hottest tech gadgets and trends, such as drones, hover boards, wearable tech, smart home, VR, driverless cars – there were also new additions to the show, including beauty and baby tech.
100’s of companies made groundbreaking announcements and all in all 2016 is looking like another year of ground breaking changes in technology. Down below, see our top 15 innovative picks from CES 2016 in Las Vegas.
Missed CES is Las Vegas? Then don’t miss CES Asia from May 11-13 in Shanghai, China. Registration is now open, here.
Cota by Ossia
Imagine if you walked inside your home, local cafe, library or shopping mall and all your devices charged automatically – just like WiFi? With Cota, this thought is a reality giving you the ability to charge the devices your reply on everyday (smart phone, electric tooth brush, etc) – wireless (1 Watt/10 meters) – this means no plugging in cables, placing it on a aligning pad, replacing batteries or thinking about it. For more information, visit here.
Nth Degree: The first printable LED lighting
Light your imagination. Nth Degree is making this possible with the first printable LED lighting, suitable for industrial, commercial or at home use. The flexible lighting strips is most popular used via clothing – in fact, Nth Degree has already announced it’s entrance into the fashion world later this year. For more info or to purchase, visit here.
Among the various products and services showcased at CES 2016 in beauty tech, iNail by 66 Tech stood out the most. The iNail device and technology aim to bring intelligent electronics in the nail art industry. The device is sleek in design (the top half: 13.3 inch screen and bottom half: where you insert your finger), giving the user access to infinite nail printing creations! Choose from the thousands of iNails designs/templates or upload your own. The printing process takes only 15 seconds per/nail!
Bluesmart Carry-On Luggage
Did you know almost 26 million suitcases are mishandled each year? A solution to this problem? A smart luggage suitcase! Bluesmart introduced the World’s first smart luggage at CES 2016, which might be your newest traveling companion. Never lose your luggage again and travel with ease with Bluesmart’s features: track your luggage, automatic TSA-approved lock, charge your devices, built-in scale, alerts if you leave your suitcase behind and more. The carry-on luggage retails at $399 and is available here.
You’ve probably run into many complications when listening to music along with working out. Either you have clunky or uncomfortable earphones or they just won’t stay in your ears! The masterminds behind RunPhones may be the answer to these complications, offering a comfortable headband with built-in headphones. The headband comes in a variety of colors and comes in three versions depending on your lifestyle. Also, if you have trouble sleeping, check out their sister product, SleepPhones.
Parrot Zik 3
Parrot Zik 3 wireless headphones are not your ordinary headphones – they offer style in design and innovation in sound and functionality. Zik 3 allows you to control your sound configuration seamless from mobile app, as well as, other distinctive smart features. For example: users can change their acoustic experience from jazz club to concert hall. Zik 3 is available here.
Beam by SuitableTech
Beam by Suitable Technologies combines mobility and video conferencing. So who uses it? Remote employees, business travelers, distributed teams and oven can be used for your family or just for fun! Beam comes in two versions Beam+ and BeamPro. Need more convincing? BeamPro was recently used by President Obama and is a great benefit to Microsoft to keep their remote employees connected.
Nima: a portable gluten tester
Say hello to your new best friend if you maintain a gluten free based diet or lifestyle. Meet Nima, a seamless, portable device that allows you to test your foods – both solids and liquids for gluten on the spot. Testing takes no more than two minutes and with the app, keep track of what foods you tested and see what others have tested. Nima is available for pre-order here.
If you’re seeking high quality handbags and accessories with the connected professional or traveler in mind look no further than KNOMO London. At CES, KNOMO London presented a variety of bags for men and women with integrated battery chargers that will keep you organized, stylish and connected.
Link by Fasetto
This tiny black box (holds 2 TB) just might change the way you share and steam content. Say goodbye to SD cards and cables, Link by Fasetto is compact, durable (weatherproof) and functions with or without a WiFi/mobile connection. Easily stream to multiple devices, share and back up all your devices.
Adlens Instant Eyewear
If you spend hours on your computer or smartphone then you should consider Adlens Instant Eyewear. Adlens is perfect for working, browsing, texting and gaming on monitors, laptops and all kinds of tablets and smart phones. Adlens Instant Eyewear prevents digital eye strain and produce overall productivity. Learn which style is best for you and how your purchase helps Adlens mission of universal eye care for all.
Smart Piano by The ONE
Ditch your piano instructor with The ONE Smart Piano – the World’s first piano that teaches you how to play. Simply download the app (available for iPhone and Android users) to access thousands of sheet music, video lessons and games. The ONE also comes in the keyboard version, as well. The ONE is perfect for beginners, experts to the ultimate rock star.
The Trackr Bravo
The Trackr Bravo is a coin sized tracker that helps you locate your valuables via app. What sets this tracking device from the others is not only the minimalist design (fits in a wallet or discreetly on a purse), but the distinctive ‘Crowd GPS’ feature: track your item via the network of other Trackr users within 100 feet of your lost item.
Ventev has all your basics covered when it comes to high quality cases, chargers and battery sources. Ventev products compliment the newest and leading technologies and devices whether you need power, protection or connection for your device(s).
ili: Wearable Translator
If you’re a frequent traveler and often run into language barriers, the newest device called ili may be your solution. ili is designed for frequent travelers who are not familiar with local languages. With ili, you can navigate new languages to communicate with locals and possibly make new friends along the way! Just push and talk – and ili translates English, Japanese and Chinese (with more languages coming soon) with no WiFi or internet connection needed.