CES: Innovation Starts From Here!
The International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) saw numerous start-ups, innovations and high-end technology from every corner of the world, ranging from drones, health-related wearables, rolled-up TV screens, 3D printers and much more. Coordinated in Las Vegas on a yearly basis, it serves as a platform for approaching innovators and inventors with more than 3,600 exhibiting companies, including producers, developers and merchants of user equipment hardware, content, expertise delivery systems and more.
CES 2016 was held between January 6 -9 2016, and this year saw some eventful and power-packed inventions with best designs displaying a glimpse of the perspective future. Following is a list of 10 Best Gadgets from 2016 CES that are worth mentioning and knowing about:
Top 10 Best 2016 CES Gadgets
1. Best Start-up: Owlet
With its headquarters based in Provo, Utah, Owlet Baby Care has launched an innovative product, Owlet Smart Sock, which is adorable and useful for parents with small kids. Said to be one of the 10 Best 2016 CES Gadgets, this Smart Sock has a washable feature, and comes with a Pulse Oximeter monitoring the little baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels. In any strange event a child’s heart rate starts to fluctuate unexpectedly, the Sock relays a warning to the connected smartphones through a base station while displaying a red light warning.
2. Best Digital Domestic Product: Family Hub Refrigerator
Samsung added another feather in its cap by introducing the ‘Family Hub Refrigerator’ with advanced features and digitalized inputs. The refrigerator comes with an upright touchscreen panel, in-built cameras and online grocery shopping features. Just simply connect your smartphone with the fridge and get a peek inside the device. Additionally, it has in-built speakers for playing music whenever you feel like!
3. Best Wearable: Recon Empire EVS
Rated as CES 2016 Top 10 gadgets of the upcoming century, Recon Empire EVS turned out to be quite fascinating one! Imagine a future with people obsessing over virtually-stimulated paintball game while wearing a smart head-up gear! Well, that’s exactly where the technology is heading towards! The device takes the wearable gear into a whole new direction, much better than Snow2 and Oakley Airwave!
4. Best Innovation (Disruptive Tech): Volkswagen BUDD-e quick-charging
With an honorary mention in the list of Top 10 CES 2016 Gadgets, Volkswagen BUDD-e quick-charging attracted the attention of the spectators with its efficiency to charge the electrical car up to 80% in the next 15 minutes. What’s even more relishing is its feature to blend in with any Volkswagen’s production without any reform, introducing accessibility and time consuming features.
5. Best Mobile Device: Huawei Mate 8
CES unveiled the fan-favourite Mate 8 phablet manufactured by Huawei with a modified interface of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The electronic device has been packed with a brand new Kirin 950 chipset, and sustains 3 or 4GB of RAM, an impressive high-resolution 16-megapixel camera with a battery backup of 4,000mAh, all into a slim, shiny, attractive 6-inch package.
6. Best TV Product: LG OLED G6
Stated as the best amongst the Top 10 CES 2016, LG OLED G6 is giving what others are lacking- an 18-inch OLED screen which can be rolled up like a poster! Yes, you heard right! With a hassle-free portability and intuitive designs, the TV has a remarkable display and a high-definition resolution with a thickness of just 0.18mm. Other companies just thought of it, Samsung did it!
7. Best Gaming Product: HTC Vive Chaperone
This year saw some meaningful technologies being launched at CES. For gaming enthusiasts, HTC Vive Chaperone came as a sigh of big relief. With a full-body gaming experience, the new Chaperone offers elusive dealings with HTC’s VR kit for a hassle-free gaming experience. With every advanced feature into its lap, it has outnumbered other technologies with its out-of-the-box interactions.
8. Best Offbeat Product: EHang 184
EHang 184 was the utmost creativity displayed at CES 2016 with its larger-than-life size and amicable technicalities. A drone with seats to carry humans is a big step towards our restructured future. Just provide the input about the location and embrace a secured flight. Attaining a top speed of 60mph, this drone is capable of attaining a maximum altitude of 11,000 feet under safety premises.
9. Best Maker-friendly Technology: LEGO Education WeDO 2.0
Said to be a revolutionary idea in the realm of academics, LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 was introduced as an educational robotics kit which introduces the cobwebs of programming to primary school kids. A cute robotic companion with your kids will allow them to use their creativity and learn in a more versatile manner. This invention not only won for its idealistic approach in the realm of academics, but also for its affordability factor- costing about $160.
10. People’s Choice winner: Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook
Just like last year, this year also Razer saw beams of success with its impressive Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook, a stylish gaming laptop. With a massive crowd calling it out as a rising approach towards the gaming experience, the product saw a whopping of 42.24% of votes.