May 28, 2024

CES 2016: The Best of Innovations Awards

CES 2016: The Best of Innovations Awards

The best of CES 2016

CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) is an international electronics and technology trade show. This trade show is very well known and always seems to attract major companies and industries around the world. Every year, CES has exhibited more electronics than any human being could possible digest in one week. Within the exhibit there is something called the CES Innovation Awards where CES honours outstanding designs and engineering in consumer technology products, ranging from 3D printers to computer accessories to headphones. This article will feature the best of the innovation awards that were given out within the CES Innovation Awards for 2016.


Best of Innovations: Wireless Handsets: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung is a really well known company in the field of electronics. Samsung is also really popular for their smartphones in particular and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ took the award for the category of wireless handsets (aka phones). This phone has various benefits: a screen of 5.7”, 4GB of RAM, a long lasting battery life with fast wireless charging power… the list goes on. Samsung has earned its spot on the best of innovations list.


Best of Innovations: Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies: ECO USBCELL Rechargeable Battery

Founded in 2004, British company, Moixa, launched a revolutionary brand of rechargeable batteries under the name of USBCELL. In the form of a USB within a battery, the USBCELL is used in the same way as any other AA battery but with a few modifications. If the battery ever runs out of its juice, you can use the USB inside to plug it into a USB port to charge it up till it’s ready again. It estimates around a 5 hour charge time for a 1.2V 1300mAh battery. Due to the USBCELL Rechargeable Battery being eco-friendly, its purpose is to reduce the wasting of resources, carbon dioxide and toxic landfills in the world.


Best of Innovations: Gaming and Virtual Reality: iWear Wireless

Wireless headphones are a huge hit in the electronics industry. The iWear Wireless in specific has been really successful in its distribution. The product iWear is a high-end pair of video headphones, providing anyone that uses it a mobile wearable video and gaming display through dual high-definition screens. It is said that viewing a 125” home theatre screen from 10 feet away is the equivalent of viewing the same thing though iWear Wireless. In addition, iWear also supports HDMI inputs so users to plug them into 3D Blu-ray Players, tablets, video game consoles, PC and even smartphones. Being the most advanced mobile entertainment display system up-to-date, this product has earned the best of innovations for gaming and virtual reality.


Best of Innovations: Unmanned Systems and Accessories: Lily Camera

Just as the website says, it is easy as 1, 2, 3. All you have to do is have the remote with you so the Lily Camera knows what to capture and just throw the drone up into the air. As you move, the drone will already have you locked onto its camera and will take videos with ease. No manning required. Seriously. It’s just that simple. Lily can take 1080p HD video at 60fps, 720p slo-mo videos at 120 fps and 12 MP stills. Lily camera is available in 3 different products: the original, the waterproof and the ultra-portable (where Lily can fit in your bag or such and still function well in the skies). Lily Camera’s electronic complexity, yet simple video-taking without the need of someone controlling it has definitely earned its spot as the best of innovations for unmanned systems and accessories.


This isn’t it for the Best of Innovations awards though as there are 23 other products that have won Best of Innovations awards in selected categories. But CES 2017 is still coming and this sports new opportunities for even better electronics to make their debut.

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Matthew Kim

Hello, I'm Matthew! I am currently the Editor-in-Chief of GNN and I'm planning in pursuing a career in Engineering! Some hobbies I have are playing video games, animation, learning Japanese and playing badminton! Enjoy the articles!

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