Presenting the Better of CES 2016 winners!

After a number of nights debating with one another on which of our many finalists ought to win our Better of CES awards, we have decide. Under is our record of winners for every class, together with our Better of the Greatest (spoiler: it is a automotive!) and our Individuals’s Selection award winner too. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners, for not solely getting award nods, but in addition for surviving the lengthy week in Las Vegas. Hurrah!

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Greatest Startup: Owlet

Provo, Utah startup Owlet has been engaged on a wearable for years now, however it’s no health tracker or additionally-ran smartwatch. The Owlet Sensible Sock is an cute, washable child booty with a pulse oximeter that screens your baby’s coronary heart price and blood oxygen ranges. Within the occasion that the kid’s coronary heart begins appearing unusually, the relays a warning to smartphones and a straightforward-to-perceive base station so mother and father can attempt to intervene as shortly as attainable. Lastly — a wearable that cares extra about saving energy than saving time. — Chris Velazco, Senior Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Greatest Digital Well being and Health Product: OhMiBod Lovelife Krush

Well being and health does not essentially need to be a watch that tells you ways shortly you’ve got run your final 10k. OhMiBod’s LoveLife Krush is a tool that is designed to enhance ladies’s sexual perform by coaching their kegel muscle tissue. As well as, the gizmo may also help individuals enhance their weak bladders with comparable exertions. As health know-how breaks down borders and branches out into new territories, devices that strike out into in any other case taboo fields deserve reward. — Daniel Cooper, Senior Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Greatest Wearable: Recon Empire EVS

Think about a future by which paintball rivals wander across the subject of (simulated) battle whereas related to sensible heads-up shows. They will join GoPro cameras to their weapons and shoot round corners with out risking a splash. It might already harness know-how that we have seen within the Snow2 and Oakley Airwave, however the Empire EVS takes wearable gear into a brand new dimension. — Daniel Cooper, Senior Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Greatest Automotive Know-how: Chevy Bolt EV

CES has was the excessive-tech model of conventional auto exhibits. Whereas idea automobiles are an intriguing peek into an organization’s future and an opportunity for a design to go loopy, on the finish of the day, you need an precise automotive you’ll be able to drive. The Chevy Bolt is the 200 mile vary EV with cool connectivity that folks can truly afford. However extra importantly, it is a good automotive. Superior tech on prime of a strong base are all the time winner. — Roberto Baldwin, Senior Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Greatest Residence Theater Product: Philips Fidelio E6 “removable” speaker

Philips calls its Fidelio E6 system “Encompass on Demand,” and it lives as much as that identify. Along with the highest sections of the 2 audio system detaching for a 5.1 Dolby Atmos encompass sound setup, these detachable sections can function standalone Bluetooth audio system. The Fidelio E6 additionally helps Google Forged and Spotify Join, providing quite a lot of audio sources along with its modular development. — Billy Steele, Affiliate Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Greatest (Related) House Product: Cassia Hub

This Bluetooth router extends the usual’s vary by as much as 1,000 ft and connects as many as 22 BT-enabled units. With the Cassia’s companion app, customers can management all these units from anyplace on the earth. And provided that the hub is retailing for a mere $one hundred, it is little marvel that the Cassia is Engadget’s decide for Greatest Related Residence system for 2016. — Andrew Tarantola, Affiliate Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Greatest Innovation (Disruptive Tech): Volkswagen BUDD-e fast-charging

There are many electrical automobiles on the market, however none of them can cost to eighty % capability in quarter-hour. That is what Volkswagen is promising with the BUDD-e’s charging system. Much more thrilling, VW’s new Modular Electrical Platform can simply make its approach to different VW automobiles with out modification. VW’s path to a big electrical automotive lineup appears clear now, and that is why it is our decide for greatest progressive know-how at CES 2016. — Nathan Ingraham, Senior Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Greatest Cellular Gadget: Huawei Mate eight

Huawei goes via one thing of a renaissance proper now — it shipped the fan-favourite Nexus 6P a couple of months in the past and it simply got here to CES to disclose international launch plans for the Mate eight phablet. Whereas the customized interface that runs on prime of Android 6.zero Marshmallow may be divisive, the hardware right here is first-price. The Mate eight packs a shiny (and snappy) new Kirin 950 chipset, both three or 4GB of RAM, a powerful Sony-made sixteen-megapixel digital camera and an unlimited four,000mAh. And we point out Huawei squeezed all of that right into a slim, engaging package deal that makes its 6-inch display really feel surprisingly grippable? — Chris Velazco, Senior Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Greatest TV Product: LG OLED G6

One yr later and we’re proper again right here: LG’s flagship OLED TV is the Better of CES once more. Why is it nonetheless forward of the pack? A shocking package deal of know-how supplies one of the best image we have seen this week, and it is the one we actually need to take house — even with out understanding precisely what the worth might be. — Richard Lawler, Senior Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Greatest Gaming Product: HTC Vive’s Chaperone

CES is never an enormous present for gaming tech, however this yr noticed some significant advances. HTC’s Vive launched final yr with fantastical, full-physique gaming experiences, however one query lingered: how do you employ this in your house? The brand new Chaperone function won’t be only for gaming, however the delicate interplay with HTC’s VR package will make notably lively gaming a hazard-free expertise. There are extra points for HTC and the remainder of the VR group to repair, however Chaperone solves an enormous one. — Aaron Souppouris, Senior Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Greatest Offbeat Product: EHang 184

Take a drone. Make it greater. Put a seat inside. Get in and embrace the longer term. The EHang 184 is a drone for carrying people. The passenger can program the place they need to be flown to, after which it is time for take-off. With a prime velocity of 60mph and a most altitude of eleven,000 ft, there’s loads of security query marks — to not point out how aviation authorities will deal with the 184. Out of the blue, self-driving automobiles sound so very, very uninteresting. — Mat Smith, Senior Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Greatest Maker-pleasant Know-how: LEGO Schooling WeDO 2.zero

LEGO Schooling WeDo 2.zero is an academic robotics package that introduces elementary faculty youngsters to the world of programming. Via the medium of the lovable robotic and a companion app, second by way of forth graders can perceive how code is created. The product can also be designed for educators who can use the accompanying curriculum pack to show fundamentals of science. This product gained not just for its innovation as an academic toolkit, but in addition for its affordability: a 280-piece robotic prices solely about $one hundred sixty. — Mona Lalwani, Senior Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Greatest PC: Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook

Razer is understood for its skinny and lightweight gaming notebooks, and the brand new 12.5-inch Blade Stealth is not any exception. However along with being compact, it really works with an exterior dock, granting players entry to a desktop-class GPU, together with facilities like Ethernet and 4 USB ports. Although Razer is not the primary to aim this kind of setup, the Blade Stealth is notable for eschewing proprietary connectors; as an alternative, it makes use of Thunderbolt three, a standard normal that might permit the dock to work with a wider vary of PCs. In a area of PCs at this yr’s CES that principally included skinny-Minnie machines, the one which stood out was the one that did not compromise on efficiency. — Dana Wollman, Managing Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Greatest Robotic or Drone: Yuneec Hurricane H drone

If we would like our airspace to be protected, drones want to have the ability to cease themselves crashing into issues. Intel’s partnership with Yuneec to place RealSense know-how on the brand new Hurricane H drone is a vital step on this course, and its spectacular on stage demonstrations recommend it is as much as the job, making it probably the most essential advances in drone know-how in recent times. — James Trew, Deputy Managing Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Better of the Greatest: Chevy Bolt EV

As transportation and know-how proceed to collide like by no means earlier than, CES has been taken over by automotive corporations. The transportation world is reworking faster than it ever has earlier than and the Chevy Bolt is results of that sea change. It is the electrical and related automotive for everybody. It is the shoppers excessive-tech car and it will prepared earlier than the top of the yr. It does not appear to be it is from area, however it does appear to be you will be placing it in your storage earlier than CES 2017 — Roberto Baldwin, Senior Editor

Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!

Individuals’s Selection winner: Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook

As soon as once more, Razer has executed a really profitable Get Out The Vote marketing campaign for our Individuals’s Selection award. The corporate gained final yr for the Razer Forge TV, and this yr, it takes residence the prize for the very attractive Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook, an excellent-slim gaming laptop computer. It gained in a landslide with forty two.24% of the vote, whereas the Recon Empire EVS got here in second place with four.fifty two % and Samsung arrived in third place with three.forty seven %. Congratulations Razer for taking house Greatest PC and the Individuals’s Selection!

Photographs: Will Lipman (Recon Empire EVS, VW BUDD-e, HTC Vive Chaperone)

Raised within the tropics of Malaysia, Nicole Lee arrived in america looking for love, happiness, and ubiquitous broadband. That final one continues to be a dream, however two out of three is not dangerous. Her love for phrases and know-how reached a fever pitch in San Francisco, the place she discovered you would make a dwelling writing about devices, video video games, and the Web. Really, a dream come true. Different pursuits embrace baseball, espresso, cooking, and chasing after her precocious little cat.

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