CES 2019 Innovation Awards

The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Portable Media Players and Accessories

AQUIO Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker Bottle


AQUIO is a fashion inspired hydration bottle for stylish & active music loving individuals. A double wall insulated, BPA free, stainless steel bottle and removable waterproof Bluetooth speaker combine for a product that hydrates body & mind. AQUIO speaker bottle is the ultimate convenience.


BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Tech For A Better World

Atmospheric Water Generator


GENNY is a water from air generator with constant access to safe, high quality drinking water, eliminating dependence on tap water, environmental waste and cost of plastic bottles. It is a plug and drink solution requiring only electricity to operate with easy integration into homes and offices.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Sustainability and Eco-Design



CoCoon is a 2.0 beehive with active thermal system and IOT features. The system is a way to ficht against climate change and an embedded treatment for the most dangerous bees killer, the varroa destructor .This is a self powered product, with complete remote control and monitoring via GSM/LoRa

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Computer Accessories

Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit


The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is the first-ever Harry Potter STEM product. The build-it-yourself wireless wand shows fans of all ages how to code and create, as you flick and swish through 70+ challenges inspired by the Wizarding World to make serpents slither, feathers float and more.


BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology

InnovizOne Auto-Grade LiDAR and Computer Vision Software

Innoviz Technologies

Our groundbreaking InnovizOne auto-grade LiDAR and Computer Vision software enables the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles by providing high-performance, low-cost 3D vision and the software to turn that vision into actionable driving insights.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Digital Imaging & Photography

Insta360 Pro 2


-All-in-One Camera for 8K 3D VR capture-FarSight 360-degree Live Monitoring Technology-FlowState Stabilization Technology


BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Computer Hardware and Components

Lenovo Yoga Book C930


The Yoga Book C930 is the world’s first dual display laptop with E Ink which turns into a dynamic, customizable keyboard at the touch of a button. Combined with Windows 10 and Intel Core processor performance in a thin and light form factor with great battery life.


BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Wireless Devices, Accessories and Services

LG V40 ThinQ

LG Electronics

The latest model in LG’s flagship V series, the LG V40ThinQ, empowers users to channel their inner creator with the best multiple performance cameras and largest OLED display. With a triple-rear camera and dual-front camera, the V40ThinQ is the first premium smartphone with five cameras.


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-Series GPUs


NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs deliver the ultimate PC gaming experience. Powered by the new NVIDIA Turing architecture and the revolutionary RTX platform, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070 GPUs bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading.


BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Software and Mobile Apps

Oticon KAIZN™ World’s 1st Personal AI Asst. in Hearing Care

Oticon, Inc.

KAIZN™, World’s 1st Personal AI Assistant in Hearing Care, constantly learns about users’ behaviors, hearing needs & sound preferences, prompting users to indicate needs in different sound environments & situations. It can over time automatically optimize sound settings where/when needed.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Virtual and Augmented Reality

PLOTT - LetsPlott extended reality platform


Design in AR with real world dimensions, images, videos, and links using our Extended Reality platform. Then bring your plans to life in the real world using hardware to direct you with turn-by-turn directions, eliminating the need to do any math.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: High Performance Home Audio-Video

Qoobi ONE

Qoobi B. V.

Qoobi ONE is a wireless tube preamplifier that allows you to play digital music files from any source (smartphone, tablet, etc.) via Bluetooth, using the best analogue technologies based on vacuum tubes that make sound Incredibly bright and emotional.


BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Embedded Technologies



Snips is an end-to-end embedded voice AI for connected devices that runs locally & offline, offering OEMs production-grade natural language and simple voice commands solutions without sacrificing brand identity, performance or user data. No other company can cover this entire spectrum.



Sony WH-1000XM3 Headphones


The newly acclaimed Sony 1000X member, the WH-1000XM3 offers industry leading comfort, noise cancellation and sound quality. Built with consumers in mind, the WH-1000XM3 headphones offer upgraded noise cancelling performance to enhance the listening and user experience.



Tetra Countertop Dishwasher


Goodbye dirty dishes. Tetra is an internet-connected compact dishwasher that quickly cleans tableware, wine glasses, baby bottles, etc. in minutes using a gallon of water. With its own water reservoir, no plumbing is required. Place and use it anywhere that has a standard electrical outlet.


BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Digital Imaging & Photography

The Leica BLK3D: Real-time, in-picture 3D measurement.

Leica Geosystems AG, part of Hexagon AB

 The Leica BLK3D is a handheld reality capture device that produces easily shareable 2D images embedded with accurate 3D spatial data. Its on-board software features powerful edge detection that enables a point, click, and tap-to-measure user experience that is unique to the BLK3D.


BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy


Scalys BV

The Scalys TrustBox is the high-grade secure router & IoT gateway for safe and trusted communication with the connected world. It secures the communication and connectivity of connected devices at home and on the go with military-grade of security.



Universal wireless charger for laptops


Energysquare developed a universal wireless charger for laptops, based on its "Power by Contact" patented conductive charging technology. Fast, powerful, with no electromagnetic waves, the purpose is to keep laptops always charged avoiding the inconveniences of conventional wired charging.


ZOMEKit for Apartment Buildings

ZOME Energy Networks, Inc.

ZOMEKIT converts apartment complexes into energy grid-aware, smart buildings providing energy savings and revenue generation. The ZOME gateway with integrated blockchain support, transforms thermostats and appliances into transactive energy devices.


BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Robotics and Drones

Zümi RoboCar


Zümi is a friendly & approachable robot that makes the exciting world of artificial intelligence and self-driving cars accessible to everyone.


CES Innovation Award Categories

3D Printing
Any 3D printing device, accessory, software, platform, or any electronic device that facilitates the use of additive manufacturing technologies.

Products and services with innovative features that enable ease of use by disabled persons to improve accessibility for seniors and persons with disabilities, regardless of cognitive, mobile, hearing, or visual abilities.

Computer Accessories
Products designed to enable, enhance, connect, power and/or maintain desktop or portable computer systems.

Computer Hardware and Components
All desktop and notebook computer systems and internal components, including tablets, E-Readers and mobile computing devices.

Computer Peripherals
Products designed to connect to and extend the functionality of desktop or portable computer systems.

Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy
Products that serve to protect, enhance, manage, or analyze digital security.

Digital Imaging/Photography
Products designed to enhance the visual experience and/or allow the user to capture, store and edit still images or video.

Embedded Technologies
Silicon chips and integrated components designed to provide functionality to finished products or subassemblies.

Fitness, Sports and Biotech
Products designed to test, monitor, or analyze the health, wellbeing, fitness and/or medical condition of an individual or provide therapeutic benefit. Products must have significant electronic functionality as a central part of the items operation.

Products (hardware) designed to allow one or more users to interact with electronic games.

Devices that allow users to listen to audio content, such as music, radio, video, TV, gaming and/or telephone conversations. The devices may incorporate microphones for user voice response or input, and do not have to be designed for use with any specific type of device. 

High Performance Home Audio/Video
Separate audio components and speakers that provide for optimal performance and sound reproduction. Items are typically produced in limited quantities and are often handcrafted.

Home Appliances
Products that have a primary function of being used in the home, including major and portable appliances. Products technology may provide home heating and cooling, comfort, aesthetics, convenience, food storage and preparation, and/or cleaning. Products should have significant electronic functionality as a central part of the items operation. 

Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories
Systems and/or speakers designed to provide playback, storage and/or distribution of audio and video signals and content in the home, as well as products designed to enable, enhance, connect, and/or maintain home audio/video systems and components. 

In-Vehicle Audio/Video
Products and components designed to be part of an in-vehicle audio and video system.

Portable Media Players and Accessories
Well as the accessories for enabling, enhancing, connecting, carrying, and/or maintaining them.

Robotics and Drones
Consumer drones, consumer UAVs and other unmanned systems that are able to fly, move, or otherwise be operated from a remote location. May include secondary features such as photo/video recording, movement of materials, mapping, way-finding, search/rescue, or other capabilities. 

Smart Cities
With 70 percent of the world's population forecast to live in cities by 2050, the need for sustainable, livable world cities is essential for a prosperous future. The smart city/community concept promotes a specific vision of modern urban development and acknowledges the growing importance of information technology in economic competitiveness.

Smart Energy
Devices designed to facilitate the powering and/or charging of consumer electronic products.

Smart Home
Products and accessories that provide a home’s inhabitants with sophisticated monitoring and control over the building's functions, and/or enable users to maintain a wired or wireless data network. May also include products and software that provide for remote or conditional access.

Software and Mobile Apps
Programs or operating systems meant to be used on a computer system or mobile device, whether being distributed for free or at a cost.

Sustainability and Eco-Design
Innovative features incorporated into products that make them safe for the environment, e.g., efficient and clean energy use; manufacturing processes that reduce use of harmful environment substances (e.g., lead, mercury); durability/end of-life (reuse, refurbish, remanufacture, recycle); resource conservation.

Tech for a Better World
Products that share a common goal or ability to impact the world in a positive way, whether domestically, or on a faraway corner of the globe. Products may be of any type or category, as long as they share the theme of positive societal and/or global impact. 

Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology
Automotive products and services that integrate technology into the driving experience, whether by enhancing safety, providing navigational aid, improving the passenger experience, or providing/enabling driverless functionality.

Video Displays
Devices whose primary purpose is the display of video content, excluding items marketed and sold primarily as computer monitors.

Virtual and Augmented Reality
Products (hardware) designed to allow one or more users to interact with electronic games and/or provide or facilitate a virtual or augmented reality experience.

Wearable Technologies
Electronic devices typically worn by the user that utilize sensors for navigation, information-gathering and transmission, or other sensory enhancements.

Wireless Devices, Accessories and Services
Smartphones and other items marketed primarily for the ability to provide wireless calling capability. The products in this category, in addition to having voice calling features, may also incorporate wireless data and custom app support, built-in cameras and many other features.