CES 2017 innovation awards: Hottest tech coming this year

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CES 2017 showed off the latest and hottest tech toys, smart phones and high-definition televisions in the business -- as well as new products never before seen. The 2017 innovation awards, described by the Consumer Electronics Show as "honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products," highlight the top tech in various fields, which are voted on by a three-member team of industry members. Here are 31 items that won an innovation award for the 2017 show and may find there way into your home this year.

Aipoly Vision

Best of innovations: Accessible tech Description:
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Best of innovations: Accessible tech
Description: "The Aipoly Vision is an app that acts as a visual guide for the blind and vision impaired. Using the mobile device's camera the Aipoly Vision app can identify thousands of items in real time to inform individuals of their surroundings."
See more: http://aipoly.com/index.html

EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker

Best of innovations: Fitness, sports and biotech Description:
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Best of innovations: Fitness, sports and biotech
Description: "The EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker attaches to a smartphone and allows users to easily test their eyes. Once a vision test is completed, users can then order glasses with lenses based on their own test results right from the EyeQue app."
See more: http://www.eyeque.com/

Goodix Live Fingerprint Detection Sensor

Best of innovations: Embedded technologies Description:
(Credit: Goodix)

Best of innovations: Embedded technologies
Description: "Goodix's live fingerprint detection sensor adds an extra level to fingerprint security technology, utilizing biometrics in addition to the actual contours of one's finger to determine whether a fingerprint is fake/cloned or the real deal."
See more: http://www.goodix.com/

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HP Spectre 13

Best of innovations: Computer hardware and components Description:
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Best of innovations: Computer hardware and components
Description: "The HP Spectre 13 puts a 13-inch high-definition Corning Gorilla glass display into an almost impossibly thin (10.4 millimeters) laptop case, weighing in at only 2.45 pounds. HP says users can expect to get 9 hours of computing time with this slim powerhouse PC."
See more: http://store.hp.com/

Integrated Connectivity Cluster

Best of innovations: In-vehicle audio-video Description:
(Credit: Bosch)

Best of innovations: In-vehicle audio-video
Description: "Bosch's Integrated Connectivity Cluster allows motorcyclists to connect their phone to their motorcycle, and display information from both systems concurrently on a heads-up display. To enhance safety and avoid distraction, Bosch says the system only shows information the rider needs at that exact moment."
See more: http://aipoly.com/index.html

K'Track G

Best of innovations: Tech for a better world
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Best of innovations: Tech for a better world
Description: "It may look like a typical fitness band, but the K'Track G (the G stands for Glucose) actually allows diabetics to monitor their blood glucose levels in real time without any blood extraction."
See more: http://www.pkvitality.com/ktrack-glucose/

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

Best of innovations: Wireless handsets Description:
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Best of innovations: Wireless handsets
Description: "Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro is the world's first smartphone to include Tango--a new technology from Google that enables augmented reality gaming and utilities. The 6.4 inches of display real estate on this phone make viewing AR applications even more desirable."
See more: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/tango/

Lenovo Yoga Book (Android)

Best of innovations: Tablets, e-readers and mobile computing
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Best of innovations: Tablets, e-readers and mobile computing
Description: "Lenovo scores again with the versatile 2-in-1 Yoga Book, featuring Google's Android operating system. The addition of a physical keyboard and Lenovo's Real Pen allow users to be productive no matter whether they need a tablet or a laptop."
See more: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/tablets/lenovo/yoga-book/yoga-book-android/

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LG Signature 77-inch OLED 4K TV (77W7)

Best of innovations: Video displays Description:
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Best of innovations: Video displays
Description: "The LG Signature 77-inch OLED 4K TV brings a gorgeous display to a razor thin design. While this may be the ultimate in home entertainment, its $19,999 price tag may scare off all but the biggest of videophiles."
See more: http://www.lg.com/us/tvs/lg-OLED77G6P-oled-4k-tv

Link AKC Smart Dog Collar

Best of innovations: Wearable technologies Description:
(Credit: Link AKC)

Best of innovations: Wearable technologies
Description: "Not only does the Link AKC Smart Dog Collar allow owners to know exactly where their pets are at all times, it also provides real-time details on the dog's biometrics, tracks walks and even aids with training."
See more: https://www.linkakc.com/

Mars by crazybaby

Best of innovations: Home audio-video components and accessories
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Best of innovations: Home audio-video components and accessories
Description: "The Mars by crazybaby is a levitating speaker with integrated sub woofer and 360 Hi-Fi Sound stereo projections. Pairing two Mars systems creates a four speaker surround sound."
See more: http://crazybaby.com/mars

Motiv Ring

Best of innovations: Wearable technologies Description:
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Best of innovations: Wearable technologies
Description: "The Motiv Ring tracks activity, heart rate and sleep, but does it from the wearer's finger, rather than their wrist. Information is then sent to an accompanying app on the wearer's smartphone."
See more: http://mymotiv.com/

Moto Mods

Best of innovations: Wireless handset accessories Description:
(Credit: Motorola)

Best of innovations: Wireless handset accessories
Description: "Moto Mods add some utility to users' Moto Z smartphones. With just a snap, the Motorola-made smartphones can receive a bump in battery, provide some big sound for music or even produce better photos."
See more: https://www.motorola.com/us/moto-mods

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Nemonic

Best of innovations: Computer accessories Description:
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Best of innovations: Computer accessories
Description: "Nemonic is a smart printer that encourages creativity."
See more: http://www.mangoslab.com/

Nighthawk X10 R9000 Smart Wi-Fi router

Best of innovations: Computer peripherals Description:
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Best of innovations: Computer peripherals
Description: "The Nighthawk X10 provides both 802.11ac and 802.11ad Wi-Fi technologies, allowing for 4K streaming, VR gaming and instant downloads."
See more: http://www.netgear.com

Obsidian 3-D Panoramic Camera

Best of innovations: Digital imaging Description:
(Credit: KanDao Technology Co.)

Best of innovations: Digital imaging
Description: "The Obsidian 3-D Panoramic Camera allows users to capture every angle of an environment and then provide those images in virtual reality to viewers."
See more: http://www.kandaovr.com

Ossic X

Best of innovations: Headphones Description:
(Credit: Ossic Corp.)

Best of innovations: Headphones
Description: "The Ossic X headphones provide a 3-D sound experience, perfect for gaming or virtual reality, where the sound can give an added layer of depth."
See more: https://www.ossic.com/

Paradigm Persona 9H (part of the Persona Series)

Best of innovations: High performance home audio-video Description:
(Credit: Paradigm)

Best of innovations: High performance home audio-video
Description: "Paradigm's Persona series of speakers provides high performance sound with a sleek look."
See more: http://persona.paradigm.com/

Powerup FPV - Paper Airplane VR Drone

Best of innovations: Drones and unmanned systems Description:
(Credit: Powerup Toys)

Best of innovations: Drones and unmanned systems
Description: "Turn your paper airplane into a drone with the Powerup FPV - Paper Airplane VR Drone. The included viewfinder lets you use your smartphone to experience flight as if you were in the cockpit of the paper flyer."
See more: https://www.poweruptoys.com/products/powerup-fpv

ReSound ENZO2

Best of innovations: Accessible tech Description:
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Best of innovations: Accessible tech
Description: "The ReSound ENZO2 combines a hearing aid with a bluetooth headset, meaning users who are naturally hard of hearing will be able to not only hear those around of them, but also those calling them without even having to hold their handset."
See more: http://www.resound.com/en-US/hearing-aids/enzo2

Robo R2 High-Performance Smart 3-D Printer with Wi-Fi

Best of innovations: 3-D printing Description:
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Best of innovations: 3-D printing
Description: "The Robo R2 High-Performance Smart 3-D Printer with Wi-Fi allows users to print whatever they can imagine, as long as it fits within an 8-inch-by-8-inch-by-10-inch cubic space."
See more: https://robo3d.com/robor2/

S3 Solid State LiDAR Sensor

Best of innovations: Vehicle intelligence Description:
(Credit: Quanergy Systems)

Best of innovations: Vehicle intelligence
Description: "The S3 Solid State LiDAR Sensor uses light detection and ranging to create a live 3-D view around a vehicle to detect, classify, and track objects in the scene."
See more: http://quanergy.com/s3/

Sleep Number 360 smart bed

Best of innovations: Home appliances Description:
(Credit: Sleep Number)

Best of innovations: Home appliances
Description: "The Sleep Number 360 smart bed uses technology to sense users' positions and automatically adjust comfort levels to ensure a good night's sleep."
See more: https://www.sleepnumber.com/360

Smart Remote by Sevenhugs

Best of innovations: Smart home Description:
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Best of innovations: Smart home
Description: "The Smart Remote by Sevenhugs is billed as 'the first remote for everything.' Just point it at whatever smart device is being used (TV, sound system, thermostat, lights, etc.) and the Smart Remote automatically switches to become an input for that product."
See more: https://remote.sevenhugs.com/

SVS SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

Best of innovations: High performance home audio-video Description:
(Credit: SVS)

Best of innovations: High performance home audio-video
Description: "The SVS SB16-Ultra Subwoofer delivers 1,500 watts of sound and an advanced Apple iOS/Android control app."
See more: https://www.svsound.com/products/sb16-ultra

Swiftpoint Z

Best of innovations: Gaming Description:
(Credit: Swiftpoint)

Best of innovations: Gaming
Description: "The Swiftpoint Z is a mouse designed for gamers, complete with accelerometer, gyroscope and dozens of buttons."
See more: http://www.swiftpoint.com/

Tilt Brush by Google

Best of innovations: Virtual reality Description:
(Credit: Google)

Best of innovations: Virtual reality
Description: "Tilt Brush by Google allows you to paint in a 3-D space through the use of an HTC Vive virtual reality headset."
See more: https://www.tiltbrush.com/

Tobii Dynavox PCEye Mini with IS4 Eye Tracker

Best of innovations: Accessible tech Description:
(Credit: Tobii Dynavox)

Best of innovations: Accessible tech
Description: "The Tobii Dynavox PCEye Mini allows those who can't -- or simply don't want to -- use their hands to operate a computer or tablet. Just plug the device into a USB port and any user can operate the computer or tablet using just their eyes."
See more: http://aipoly.com/index.html

XGIMI Z4 Aurora Screenless TV

Best of innovations: Portable media players and accessories
(Credit: Chengdu XGIMI)

Best of innovations: Portable media players and accessories
Description: "The XGIMI Z4 Aurora Screenless TV turns any surface into a 300-inch screen. In addition, the system replicates a smart TV, using an Android interface to stream content wirelessly."
See more: http://www.xgimi.net/Z4.html

Xooloo Digital Coach

Best of innovations: Software and mobile apps Description:
(Credit: Google Play Store)

Best of innovations: Software and mobile apps
Description: "The Xooloo Digital Coach app creates a new way for parents to monitor and limit their children's mobile device usage. Rather than setting strict limits, parents can set a range of time on certain apps, monitor what's being done and then provide more or less time on those apps if desired."
See more: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xooloo.digital.coach&hl=en

Zera Food Recycler

Best of innovations: Eco-design and sustainable technologies Description:
(Credit: Whirlpool Corp.)

Best of innovations: Eco-design and sustainable technologies
Description: "The Zera Food Recycler converts food waste into homemade fertilizer, in an effort to reduce the amount of food that winds up in landfills."
See more: https://www.zera.com/

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