Presenting the Best of CES (winners) in 2018


Finally, after long hours of debating approximately which of our finalists should win our Best of CES awards this 12 months, we’ve made our selections. Below is our list of winners for every class, in addition to Best of the Best and People’s Choice. Congratulations to all winners and finalists!

Best Accessibility Tech: Xenoma e-pores and skin pajamas

Accessibility has become a primary theme at CES, and it is one of the tougher categories to judge due to all of the potentially existence-converting tech on the floor. But Xenoma’s e-pores and skin pajamas took the prize this year thanks to its innovative fabric sensors that may rise up to the abuse of a washing device and do not need any type of liquid or gel to maintain conductivity with your skin. — Terrence O’Brien, Managing Editor

Best Startup: Black Box VR

Black Box VR is building the gym of the destiny. Using the HTC Vive, movement-tracking controllers and especially designed exercise system, Black Box turns workout right into a video game. The plan is to set up a boutique gymnasium in San Francisco this yr, wherein members can strap into a recreation, work out and attempt to land at the neighborhood leaderboards. This is just the beginning of the VR health market. — Jessica Conditt, Senior Reporter

Best Digital Health and Fitness Product: L’Oreal UV Sense

The smaller a device is, the more wearable it turns into, and that’s one of the reasons that L’Oreal’s UV Sense is so fascinating. It’s a UV sensor no larger than a thumbnail that tells you, through your cellphone, how a lot solar publicity you’ve received each day. The blessings are twofold: Not only could this help prevent skin cancer, it is also a key step on a micro-wearable computing adventure that would revolutionize the sector. — Dan Cooper, Senior Editor

Best Wearable: L’Oreal UV Sense

For a while, the phrase “wearable” became in most cases synonymous with “health tracker you possibly wear in your wrist.” L’Oreal’s tiny UV Sense tracker suggests just how tons the definition of wearable has changed, at the same time as additionally providing a very concrete, particular advantage. The tiny sensor calls for no battery; it simply attaches for your fingernail and tracks UV publicity — the information are picked up via your cellphone. Hopefully, that is a precursor to other minimally-invasive fitness trackers we’re going to see inside the destiny. — Dan Cooper, Senior Editor

Best Transportation Technology: Toyota e-Palette

The car international is flooded with the word mobility. It’s emerge as shorthand for journey-hailing and vehicle sharing. Toyota saw mobility and determined that further to getting people round, it’s vital to transport their items and their small commercial enterprise. The e-Palette is a car that resembles a teach car, however more than that, it’s an possibility for companies big and small to take retail and shipping to the following degree. It may be a taxi, food truck, flower mart, transport truck, office or maybe a place to sleep. It’s a blank slate on wheels, and in this speedy converting global, that is probably precisely what we want. — Roberto Baldwin, Senior Editor

Best Home-Theater Product: Optoma 4K Alexa Projector

Why don’t you already have a projector? Thanks to recent advances in DLP tech, we’re jogging out of excuses for sticking with smallish TVs. The Optoma HD51A combines fine and convenience — courtesy of its new link to Alexa voice commands — with a charge so one can match many domestic-theater budgets. — Richard Lawler, Senior News Editor

Best Connected-Home Product: Lenovo Smart Display

At a show complete of related fridges and clever appliances, it’s the Lenovo Smart Display that receives the prize for Best Connected Home. It’s one of the first smart presentations in the Google ecosystem and it is — at this point, besides — surely the first-class. Its stellar Google Assistant implementation combined with terrific design makes this the whole thing we want the Echo Show turned into, and extra. — Nicole Lee, Senior Editor
Best Innovation (Disruptive Tech): Toyota e-Palette

If Toyota has its manner, in the no longer-so-distant future your favourite retail save or restaurant will come to you. The potential for the e-Palette to bring an self sufficient car that can not handiest change the delivery market, however deliver a whole small keep to you, is pretty insane. Ditto for a meals truck or trip-sharing carrier. There are lots of makes use of for this vehicle, all of which take us similarly into our self-using destiny. And with e-Palette, Toyota indicates how technology can have an effect on no longer only vehicles, vans or buses but enterprise as an entire. — Billy Steele, Senior News Editor

Best Phone or Mobile Device: Lenovo Miix 630

This Windows 10 2-in-1 might also seem like an strange preference, however it fits the bill due to what is inner it: a Snapdragon 835 chipset, just like the one for your phone. As a result, the Lenovo Miix 630 is highly fast to awaken, and its battery can face up to as many as 20 hours of use on a single fee. Throw in an exceptional keyboard and the ability to feature a SIM card inner for on-the-pass information and we just might have an appropriate machine for street warriors — Chris Velazco, Senior Mobile Editor

Best Unexpected Product: My Special Aflac Duck

A corporate cuddly toy isn’t always traditional fare for the Best of CES, however Aflac’s Special Duck truely deserved a place. Designed to guide youngsters recognized with cancer, it has features like a port-a-cath with an RFID chip for youngsters to familiarize themselves with chemotherapy treatment, in addition to emoji playing cards which permit the duck to explicit the child’s emotions for them. It’s additionally adorable, fluffy and cuddly. Aflac has plans to get the toy to all youngsters recognized with cancer within the US, freed from charge. It’s tough to argue with that plan. — Mat Smith, UK Bureau Chief
Best TV Product: LG 2018 C-Series OLED

LG’s next OLED TVs are even smarter and higher-looking than before. The C8-series, the step above the access-degree B8, sports activities the enterprise’s rapid new Alpha nine processor, which is positioned to top use powering the newly introduced Google Assistant. LG’s own tech isn’t always going anywhere; as a substitute, it’s now working together with Google to supply a whole TV experience. — Devindra Hardawar, Senior Editor

Best Gaming Product: HTC Vive Pro

HTC is already a leader of the PC VR world with the Vive, and its modern-day headset enhancements the authentic version in a few essential ways. The HTC Vive Pro adds included 3-D audio, a greater comfortable head strap, dual front-facing cameras, two mics and beefed-up decision — 2,880 x 1,600 mixed and 615 pixels per inch. The Vive Pro is a moderate but welcome replace that continues the VR industry moving inside the right route. — Jessica Conditt, Senior Reporter

Best Sports Tech: Prevention Biometrics Head Impact Monitor System (HIMS)

Prevent Biometrics’ mouthguard combines superior sensors with connectivity that might improve and shop the lives of athletes. When a severe collision is detected, medical group of workers at the sidelines are alerted right away, offering the high-quality risk of a right reaction to injury. With long-jogging controversy concerning concussions in soccer and other competitive sports activities, it’s sports activities tech with importance. — Mat Smith, UK Bureau Chief

Best PC or Tablet: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Not content with an incremental replace to its famous Thinkpad X1 line of flagship laptops this 12 months, Lenovo brought meaningful enhancements like a built-in privacy shutter and dual a ways-discipline mics for terrific voice control from a distance. Add a sumptuous Dolby Vision HDR show, a secure keyboard, embedded eSIM and Alexa aid incoming, and the Thinkpad X1 Carbon is a properly-rounded computer that bundles the best tech of 2018. — Cherlynn Low, Senior Reviews Editor

Best Robot or Drone: Sony AIBO

Sony’s lovely robotic canine is lower back. This time, AIBO is greater intelligent, linked and agile. As properly as being a pettable partner, it has an onboard camera lets in it to act as an adorably cell webcam. Its OLED eyes are extremely expressive, and its WiFi and LTE connectivity permit it to feature on the flow. It’s a real go back to shape for perhaps the most popular patron robot ever. — Aaron Souppouris, Features Editor

Best Vision of the Future (Smart City): Wi-Fiber Intelli-Platform Integrated Streetlights

We want our cities to be clever, however frequently the fee of carrying out this kind of feat would be eye-watering even for the maximum-flush of parents. Consequently, groups are searching out approaches to bolt on clever-city device to current infrastructure. Wi-Fiber has built a lamppost head that consists of protection cameras, IoT and municipal WiFi device within its slender frame. It even offers basic street lights an improve, offering the ability to trade colour or flash to direct emergency services instantly to wherein the disaster is. — Dan Cooper, Senior Editor

Best of the Best: Toyota e-Palette

Technology is meant to open up new possibilities. But occasionally it maintains us in a nicely-described field based on a business enterprise’s income plan. At CES, Toyota brought its own sort of box, the e-Palette. The rolling rectangle could be whatever the proprietors dream up. A transport van, a cellular retail space, an workplace, maybe even the maximum obvious, a meals truck. Available in extraordinary sizes and open to whatever its owner can provide you with, Toyota’s idea represents opportunity to massive groups. But extra crucial, to small agencies. — Roberto 1st earl baldwin of bewdley, Senior Editor

People’s Choice Winner: Dell x Nikki Reed Circular Collection Jewelry

Nearly 29,000 human beings voted in our People’s Choice poll, and after 24 hours, there has been a clean, undisputed winner. With over 30 percentage of the vote (for context: 2d vicinity only acquired 9 percent of the vote), the winner of our People’s Choice award this yr is the Dell x Nikki Reed Circular Collection Jewelry. It seems that heaps of humans were big fanatics of Dell and Nikki Reed’s collaboration to recycle expired computer components and lead them to into jewelry and rings. Congratulations! — Nicole Lee, Senior Editor


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