CES 2020 Innovation Awards

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

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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: In-Vehicle Audio-Video

BTFreq™ with Alexa

Scosche Industries, Inc.

Add multiple technologies to a vehicle with a charger that offers Amazon Alexa voice-activated assistance. It also Bluetooth enables the vehicle for hands-free calling and music streaming through the stereo system, and charges two devices at once.

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



KitchenAid® Cook Processor Connect


The KitchenAid® Cook Processor Connect gives passionate cooks every tool needed to make delicious homemade meals with ease by allowing them to connect to endless meal inspiration and step-by-step recipe guidance.


KOHLER Sensate Kitchen Faucet with KOHLER Konnect

KOHLER Sensate Kitchen Faucet with KOHLER Konnect

The Sensate kitchen faucet with KOHLER Konnect allows you to turn the water on/off or dispense to a measured volume through voice-commands, KOHLER Konnect App or touchless motion-based interactions. Consumers can fill an eight-ounce cup of water or a large pot with hands-free voice control.

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: Home Audio-Video Components and Accessories

LG Sound Bar (SL9YG)

LG Electronics Inc.

The SL9YG provides the ultimate sound experience with cutting-edge Meridian audio technology, Dolby Atmos/DTS-X 4.1.2 channel sound, AI ThinQ and Google Assistant capabilities.

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.


Mobius Elite: Smart Modular True Wireless Earbuds

MIGU Co., Ltd. & IFLYTEK Co.,Ltd.

Mobius is the first smart set of true wireless earbuds with a modular design. A microphone-array module and a speaker module can be plugged into the core charging case, transforming the device into a portable smart speaker, realtime translator, recorder, and transcriber.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Wearable Technologies

My Skin Track pH Wearable Sensor

L’OREAL (La Roche-Posay) and Epicore Biosystems

The scientific and medical communities have long known the link between skin pH and common skin concerns, yet there has never been a consumer-friendly way to measure it. My Skin Track pH is the first-ever wearable sensor and companion app to measure personal skin pH levels and create customized product regimens to better care for skin. Using microfluidics technology, the sensor captures trace amounts of sweat to provide an accurate skin pH reading within 15 minutes.


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: Wearable Technologies

Owlet Band Wearable Technology

Owlet Baby Care

Expectant mothers can wake up to a health report of their unborn child and be notified if heartbeat or movement are within normal preset ranges with the new Owlet Band. Specialized ultra-thin fabric sensors placed on the mother’s abdomen track her baby’s wellness from inside the womb.

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.



The Window by Samsung

Samsung Electronics America Inc.

The Window by Samsung is a next-generation modular MicroLED display that redefines television. With unrivaled picture quality and awe-inspiring design, it transforms content, surfaces and living spaces.

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.


WHILL Autonomous Drive


WHILL’s ecosystem of their fully Autonomous Drive technology, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) business, and Personal Electric Vehicles (EV) enable people with mobility impairments to experience movement in a new way and to explore their world with greater independence, in style and safety.

BEST OF INNOVATIONS: Fitness, Sports and Biotech

World's first battery free hearing aid

Widex A/S

Widex Energy Cell™ is the world’s smallest commercial fuel cell. Fitted into a discreet hearing aid, the technology helps users re-energize hearing aids in 20 seconds – ready for 24 hours’ run time. Users get easier handling and don’t have to worry about power outlets or batteries.


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 2020 Innovation Award Categories

3D Printing

Any 3D-printing device, accessory, software pr 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 Hardware & Components

All desktop and notebook computer systems and internal components, including tablets, e-readers and mobile computing devices.

Computer Peripherals & Accessories

Products designed to connect to and extend the functionality of desktop or portable computer systems or to enable, enhance, connect, power and/or maintain desktop or portable computer systems.

Cybersecurity & 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.

Drones & Unmanned Systems

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

Embedded Technologies

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

Fitness & Sports

Products designed to test, monitor or analyze the fitness and/or sports performance of an individual. May also include sports apparel and equipment that incorporate sensors or other technology.


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

Headphones & Personal Audio

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. 

Health & Wellness

Consumer devices, mobile apps and other technologies designed to monitor and analyze health, support well-being, manage disease or provide a therapeutic benefit.  

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 item’s operation. 

Home Audio/Video Components & 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 Entertainment & Safety

Products and components designed to be part of an in-vehicle entertainment and information systems.

Mobile Devices & Accessories

Smartphones (iOS and Android) and other mobile handsets. Also includes accessories designed to work with mobile devices, such as cases or chargers.

Portable Media Players & Accessories

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


Programmable or otherwise Intelligent machines capable of performing specific tasks or replicating human movement or interactions.

Smart Cities

Products, applications and technologies designed to be incorporated in a smart city, or smart venue, technology ecosystem. Smart cities are designed to improve and enhance the lives of the citizens and businesses who inhabit them.

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 & 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, Eco-Design & Smart Energy

Innovative features incorporated into products that are environmentally-friendly. For example, efficient and clean energy use, manufacturing processes that reduce use of harmful environment substances (e.g., lead, mercury), durability/end of-life (e.g., reuse, refurbish, remanufacture, recycle), resource conservation, facilitate the powering and/or charging of consumer electronic products.

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 & Transportation

Automotive and other transportation products and services that integrate technology into the driving or riding experience, whether by enhancing safety, navigation, improving the passenger experience or enabling self-driving functionality.

Video Displays

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

Virtual & Augmented Reality

Products (hardware) designed to provide a virtual or augmented reality experience for one or more users.

Wearable Technologies

Electronic devices worn by the user that may include sensors, processors, displays or other technology for the purpose of sensory enhancement, measurement, computing or data-collection/transmission.