January 14, 2016 2 min read
It’s always a crazy ride being on display in Las Vegas @ CES and this year was no exception! While Lynktec’s Reeljuice Power Bank with its integrated 4 foot cord garnered its own fair share of attention, some of us also got a chance to check out some super interesting new tech that we thought you might like to see!
Best of Booth Award: Reeljuice
Reeljuice is an external battery pack for mobile devices that integrates a 48" retractable charging cable, so you always have four feet of freedom to get the power you need. This all-in-one charging solution includes both an MFI Lightning Adapter and a micro-USB connector and a removable USB charging module so that no extra cables or cords are required.
Best VR Award: Oculus Rift
Virtual reality tech moves from something just previewed at meetings and tech conventions to something gamers and consumers start to use at home.
Consumer-ready VR headsets are finally set for retail launches in 2016 The Oculus Rift combination of the headset itself, spatial audio, Oculus Touch controllers (which "give you hands" inside virtual worlds) and – most importantly – its market-leading lineup of launch games makes it the VR headset to look for this year.
Best Smart Car: Chevy Bolt EV
With the ongoing development of Smart Transportation, it seems like CES has been taken over by car companies. The transportation world is transforming quicker than it ever has before and the Chevy Bolt is the electric and connected car for everyone. According to endgadget, it's “the consumers high-tech vehicle and it'll ready before the end of the year”. http://www.engadget.com/2016/01/08/presenting-the-best-of-ces-2016-winners/
Best Smart Appliance: Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator
The Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator is a genuinely smart appliance unlike some of the unimpressive smart fridges in the past. With a 21.5-inch, 1080p touch screen built into the right door, you can leave notes for your family, set calendar reminders, and display artwork, just like a regular fridge. But there are also connected cameras inside that can show you what's in the fridge while you're at the grocery store, so you don't overbuy or forget something important. And if you don't have time for the store, you can order what you need right from the refrigerator itself. How cool is that! Price tag might turn you a little cold ‘tho: it starts at $5,000.
By Christa K.