From smartphones to innovative haptics — this is the Best of CES 2017

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Best of CES 2017

We walked the CES show floor this year to find the coolest and neatest products and compiled this short list of Best of CES 2017.

CES is one trade show that is nearly impossible to see in its entirety but, from what we did see, here’s what we think is the Best of CES 2017. This Best of CES 2017 is an eclectic collection of technology, ranging from a smartphone to a smart convection oven. These are products we were genuinely interested in, some are pretty mind-blowing while others are just cool. Over the coming year we hope to bring you more on these products, from reviews to just simple updates on how they’re doing. So now, in no particular order, the Techaeris Best of CES 2017.

Cosmo Connected Brake Light

Cosmo Connected is a detachable smart helmet accessory that combines a rear brake light and a mobile application. For the first time, an App grants motorcycles the same emergency roadside assistance as the eCall (Emergency Call) does for cars.

  • A brake light at eye-level of the driver in the vehicle behind
  • Constant or flashing red light (warning mode)
  • Rescue-call is sent to the nearest emergency response team within 3 minutes with GPS coordinates and medical information
  Source: Cosmo

SpeedX Unicorn

SpeedX has taken their obsession with comfort and control to a whole new level. Unicorn, the first bike ever to be equipped with VCS, allows you to absorb bumps and smooth out vibrations  while improving comfort, control, and speed. Unicorn is the world’s first bike with an integrated power meter. Train, track analyze your cycling data like a pro rider. Together with its built-in sensors and GPS, you can live-track your cycling data on the SpeedForce, a 2.2” inch touchscreen cycling computer. Unicorn is the most technologically-advanced, well-rounded road bike you’ve ever seen.

  Source: Kickstarter

HAP2U

HAP2U’s patented haptic technology is embedded inside the touch screen. Smart piezo actuators generate an ultrasonic vibration which controls in real time the friction below the finger. The user feels as if turning a real knob, pushing a real cursor and perceives various textures. Bring the user experience in a new era by providing an accurate haptic interaction to all touch interfaces. A broad range of usage and applications are targeted: mobile, automotive, gaming and also E-commerce. HAP2U wants people to rediscover their sense of touch in their interaction with tactile interfaces.

  Source: HAP2U

AMPED Wireless ALLY

ALLY is a Whole Home Smart Wi-Fi System that will transform the way your family experiences Wi-Fi. It’s capable of up to 15,000 sq ft of smart, safe, secure Wi-Fi that is designed with the whole family in mind. Controlled by an App, ALLY gives full control over how and when the internet is used, and who gets to use it. With an added layer of web security by AVG. Manage what your kids can see online by blocking their access to specific apps on their device. Limit or block your kids’ access by content categories or by exact website addresses. See a report of your kids’ online activity so you can keep a tab on what they are up to.

  Source: AMPED

Plott Cubit

Plott built a technology platform that is designed to do 2 things, with flexibility to scale up and down in terms of specifications needed:

  • Bringing measurement data of all kinds to a user-built map / picture / visual reference for real-life, dimensional context, So you can see how something looks, as well as how it fits.
  • Enable you to select points on your design, and have our tools guide you to them, So you can bring your design to life, without having to calculate and measure multiple times.

Plott built a bridge that helps you bring dimensional data together with map and visual for you to design, and then guides you in bringing that design to life.

  Source: nwiSmart

Omron Evolv

This innovative upper arm one-piece blood pressure monitor uses our exclusive heart health algorithm, Advanced Accuracy. It measures more data points and eliminates interference from movement for more precise, clinically accurate readings. It’s also redesigned from the ground up.

  • #1 doctor and pharmacist recommended brand and the #1 selling manufacturer of blood pressure monitors for 40 years
  • Innovative one-piece design takes clinically accurate readings without awkward wires or hoses
  • Built sleek and compact so you can take reliable readings anywhere, any time
  • Simple, intuitive controls allow for no-hassle set up and easy use time and time again
  • Connects to Omron Connect App with Bluetooth® technology so you can monitor your trends and share your readings with family or a healthcare provider (can be used without a smart device)
  • Wide range cuff fits standard to large adult upper arms 9” to 17” in circumference
  Source: Omron

Huawei Mate 9

The Huawei Mate 9 offers exceptional sharpness. Its second-generation Leica Dual Camera renders images in unprecedented detail for images that take you from mere photography to artistry. The Huawei Mate 9 offers a truly revolutionary battery life. With its large 4000mAh battery and smart power-saving technology, you can enjoy two days’ usage. State-of-the-art HUAWEI SuperCharge technology safely charges the device for a full day’s power in 20 minutes. Now you won’t slow down, thanks to the new Kirin 960 processor and intelligent Machine Learning algorithm. This ground-breaking interplay between hardware and software means your Huawei Mate 9 is born fast and stays fast.

  Source: Huawei

Ring Floodlight Cam

Protect your home with the world’s only motion-activated security camera with built-in floodlights, a siren alarm and two-way audio, so you can see, hear and speak to anyone on your property from anywhere. With motion tracking and facial recognition, Floodlight Cam has the most advanced motion sensors in home security. Its 270° field-of-view will let you detect motion around corners and monitor all your blind spots. Floodlight Cam easily replaces existing wired floodlights and connects to standard junction boxes. With the app, you can flash the lights, sound the alarm and zoom-in to focus on your most important areas.

  Source: Ring

Navdy HUD

You don’t need a mechanic to start driving with Navdy. Setup is simple and straightforward for nearly any car, whether it’s an older model or has all the bells and whistles. In just three easy steps, Navdy will be ready to show you the way forward. The mount puts Navdy in the best position. Its flexible design lets you bend and shape it into the correct position, and provides three options—short, medium and tall—for adjusting the mount’s height. Once you’ve found the perfect fit, the magnetic attachment will help you guide the display into place.

The Navdy Dial is your main tool for interacting with your phone and the Display while driving. First, pick which side of the steering wheel you feel most comfortable with, then use the dial’s strap to fasten it securely. You can scroll through menu options by spinning the dial with your thumb, and can select songs, contacts, routes and more by tapping the button in the center. To fully bring the display to life, download the Navdy app from the App Store or Google Play. The Navdy app works with the Navdy display, allowing you to control your phone without having to pick it up. Choose a song that’s in tune with your mood, view incoming callers, messages and more. With the Navdy App, your car is completely connected with your phone and the road ahead.

  Source: Navdy

June Smart Oven

Remove the unpredictability from cooking with the intelligent convection oven that gives you complete control from start to finish. With carbon fiber heating elements, June heats faster than other ovens. June identifies what you’re cooking through its camera and suggests how best to make it. Built-in camera and precision time and temperature sensors let you monitor the cooking process via June’s app. Our dual convection fans cook 33% faster and much more evenly than other built-in or countertop ovens.

  Source: June

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

BackBeat PRO 2 wireless headphones shape the sounds of your day with on-demand active noise cancelling, wireless freedom, and immersive audio. Need calm and focus? On-demand active noise cancelling creates an oasis of personal space in a public place with one touch. To hear announcements and conversations around you, simply activate open-listening mode. When you remove your headphones, smart sensors pause your music automatically, then resume when you put them back on.

Ready to roam? BackBeat PRO 2 can stream audio up to 100 meters/330 feet from your Class 1 Bluetooth® device. Enjoy enough listening time to take you through your longest workdays or redeye flights with up to 24 hours of music, movies, and calls on a single charge. Plus, you can connect to two devices at once and easily switch as needed from concentration to conversation.

  Source: Plantronics

Kangaroo PC Notebook

Re-defining the notebook with a modular approach to the classic laptop. By having two independent Kangaroo mini PCs, you can now separate your family PC from your personal PC using the same screen. The Kangaroo Notebook Dock features a bright and immersive 11.6” HD screen and 37Wh battery with a slot on the left side that allows you to plug in your Kangaroo Mini. The use case applications for the Kangaroo Notebook are limited only by the user’s own imagination. The flexibility and portability make it an appealing solution for users of all different ages and computer experience.

  Source: Kangaroo

Lenovo Legion Y720 gaming laptop

Your skills deserve a solid platform, and it starts with the latest, most powerful performance from your laptop’s processor. Blazing-fast and packed with features, our processors give you the speed and power you need behind your own performance. Our IdeaPad Y900 even offers an overclockable CPU and OneKey Turbo button, for those extra boosts. Plus, our discrete graphics cards yield powerful performance for the most intense gaming situations.

Lose yourself in our gorgeous displays, with resolutions from FHD to 4K, in-plane switching and antiglare technologies. They might just be better than the real thing. And because you want to hear every move your competitor makes, you can rely on our Dolby® Home Theater®-certified JBL stereo speakers with subwoofers. Delight your senses. Fool them, even. Just remember to remind yourself–it’s not as real as it seems.

  Source: Lenovo

Wynd Air Purifier

Wynd creates a bubble of clean air around you by removing dust, allergens, smoke, and pollution from your personal space. It filters harmful particles out of the air around you to help you stay healthy. Wynd is the size of a water bottle, so it’s easy to use anywhere—in offices, hotels, cars, public transportation, and more. Wynd isn’t just an air purifier—it’s an intelligent personal air quality system. It monitors your environment and cleans as needed. The Wynd Air Quality Tracker continuously monitors the air around you and alerts you when it becomes unhealthy. The tracker senses particulate matter, such as allergens, tobacco smoke, bacteria, mold spores, and industrial pollution.

  Source: Wynd

DLink  Covr

The Covr Wi-Fi system is a simple, intelligent solution that uses a high- performance router and seamless extender to create a single network with ultra-fast speeds and reliable connectivity, to even the farthest reaches of a home. The Covr PowerLine Wi-Fi System (DHP-W732AV), one of the first whole-home Wi-Fi solutions to utilize PowerLine technology as a foundation, uses the existing home router and a set of adapters to create a full coverage solution.

While other mesh network solutions rely on multiple access points, D-Link’s Covr Wi-Fi System uses a premium router as the backbone of the wireless network. The router provides the advanced features and speed needed to power bandwidth intensive activities like 4K streaming and gaming on multiple devices. Combined with seamless extenders to cover hard to reach areas, Covr delivers a Wi-Fi signal to all areas of the home including upstairs, basements and backyards.

“D-Link’s Covr technology transforms the traditional router-extender solution to an easy to use Wi-Fi System that eliminates the hassles of traditional Wi-Fi while blanketing an entire home with a reliable, fast signal,” said Anny Wei, president, D-Link. “Covr is a breakthrough system with advanced networking features designed to address today’s home Wi-Fi needs.”

D-Link Covr

  Source: DLink

Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller

Rapid, sophisticated evolution in home entertainment has led to a challenge few foresaw: the need for an innovative device that integrates, controls and ultimately makes the most of all that change.

Last year, the explosive growth of Internet-enabled smart TVs officially outpaced their conventional TV counterparts, with more than half of TV sets shipped being smart TVs.1 Meanwhile, the meteoric rise of 4K TVs has some analysts predicting that as many as one-third of US homes will own a 4K TV by 2019.2 Today’s consumers want a complete multimedia experience that makes the most of large-screen displays, high-performance PCs, interactive technologies and everything the Internet and content providers have to offer.

Using feedback from those same frustrated consumers, our team built the Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller, a state-of-the-art wireless keyboard and mouse that fits in the palm of your hand. The controller dramatically improves not just the way homeowners connect to their PCs, the web and displays, but re-defines the very notion of how a compact, Human Interface Device (HID) should look, feel and function.

  Source: Lenovo

Roland GO:MIXER

Compact, portable, and easy to use, GO:MIXER makes it simple to record high-quality audio in music videos and other video content created with your smartphone. Just plug in GO:MIXER to capture a pristine stereo soundtrack* directly to your video as you perform. With multiple inputs available, you can connect a mic, musical instruments, and media players and mix them all together live while you shoot. Instead of relying on your phone’s noisy mono mic or recording external audio tracks that you have to sync later in a video editor, you can now record top-quality audio in one quick and easy step. GO:MIXER is the ideal solution for adding a pro sound touch to your social media videos, helping you get more views and attract more followers!

  Source: Roland

Play-Doh Touch

Open a Can of Imagination! Create a world of hands-on adventures and see Play-Doh creations come to life in ways never imagined before. To start, simply download the Play-Doh Touch app, shape a Play-Doh creation, place it on the Shape to Life Studio, and scan it with your tablet or smartphone. The creation will come to life on screen, ready to explore! With the character stampers, create new friends that will unlock their own unique worlds and personalities when scanned into the app. Scan more creations made with the action stampers to see the surprising effects they have on other creations in the app. Keep shaping and scanning more creations with the cutters and tools to customize and enhance the world. Even when the Play-Doh creations go back in the can, save them in the app to play another day. Interactive adventures await!

  Source: Play-Doh

Coros-Linx biking helmet

The Coros LINX Smart Cycling Helmet enables riders to wirelessly connect their helmet to their smartphone. With Coros LINX, you can listen to your own music, take phone calls, talk to fellow riders, and hear navigation and ride data through our open-ear Bone Conduction Technology and a precision wind-resistant microphone. Coros LINX lets you stay hands, ears and eyes free so you can focus on the road and a better ride.

The Coros LINX Smart Cycling Helmet isn’t just any helmet. Coros LINX includes an integrated system that consists of the Coros LINX helmet, Smart Remote and Smartphone App for Android or iPhone.

  Source: Coros

Stages headphones

All day, every day, people are bombarded by sound. Some sounds are desirable, but many are not. We’ve created two augmented listening devices that provide a new level of choice and personalization to transform everyday auditory experiences, as if they resemble superpowers for your ears.

The Stages array, the center of our Audio Processing System, makes this possible. Using 8 MEMS microphones, the array captures all incoming sound which is then processed by our proprietary speech and sound algorithms. The Stages array in both the Hero and Sidekick was designed to enhance your listening experience through selective sound admittance gating (when you hear ambient sound) and ambient+ audio spatialization (the direction you hear ambient sound from).

  Source: Stages

That wraps up the Best of CES 2017 for us, there were far more products that we saw and some we didn’t that probably qualify as well but we only have so much time. Looking forward to next year so we can compile the Best of CES 2018.

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