These days, everyone is constantly on the go, and always multitasking. First there was wireless Internet, then wireless connectivity between devices. Bluetooth speeds became better and better, and wireless filesharing methods became must haves features for any and all devices entering today’s market. So what’s next? Here’s a brief rundown of some of the noteable wireless gadgets recognized during the CES 2016 Innovation Awards, and you can expect many more to make their grand debut in 2016’s wireless device market.
Travel and action photos and videos are all the rage these days. Everyone either has a GoPro, a drone, or both. This award-winning device boasts being both. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. You just have to have faith, throw it in the air, and it will automatically start recording a video. Unlike other drones, Lily doesn’t need you to control it. You simply have to choose from a range of settings and your Lily will know exactly what to do while you focus on your own activities. It can give your GoPro a run for its money too, as it features 1080 P HD video at 60 frames per second and can capture 12 megapixel pictures. It’s also waterproof and travel sized. It’s currently on preorder and the first batch will start shipping out in February 2016.
2. Diet Sensor by AirSpek
This is the first instant nutrition coach with sensors. While you’ve probably been doing well logging in your meals through an app, we all know this is way too much work. The developers at AirSpek have developed a gadget to app system that will only require you to make a fraction of the clicks you would normally need to make to log food. Using spectrometry, the bundled device can identify the chemical makeup of your food, all the while taking into account the specific cooking method used, and any additive ingredients. This is especially useful when you’re scanning a home-cooked meal and no nutritional label is available. You will also gain access to a wide food database, diet coaching, and an overview of the other aspects of your nutrition.
3. Valet Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone
Belkin managed to take home the Innovation of the Year award thanks to this all-in-one charging dock for the iPhone and Apple Watch user, which is the first of its kind. The dock uses the same wireless magnetic technology as your Apple watch charger, but this time you only need one cable to charge both devices because the dock features an adjustable lightning connector that can fit most cases. It looks very sleek and displays your gadgets beautifully.
4. Pro Trailer Backup Assist for 2016 Ford F-150
If you’re one of the few people who actually sport a Ford F-150 for the purpose of hauling your trailer or boat, and you’re also contemplating on buying the 2016 release, you’ll be pleased to know that America’s truck leader, Ford, is making it super easy for even the most inexperienced driver to back up and park. This backup assist from Ford features a Segment-first technology, which allows customers to steer a trailer by turning a knob left or right. The truck will also automatically control the steering and limits its vehicle speed.
Say hello to your personal bartender, which has been featured on notable shows such as CNBC, Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube, and The Today Show. This appliance can sit perfectly in your home kitchen and integrates perfectly with an app. Through the app you can fully customize your cocktail, and even infuse bitters. It comes with six fully refillable Soma Pods for your liquor or mixer of choice, and the system automatically washes its nozzle with water to ensure the purity of every cocktail. The app also comes with standard cocktail recipes, and you can even choose whether you want it light or strong.