CES or Consumer Electronics Show, that happens every year in Las Vegas, United States, is considered as the Mecca of showcasing consumer electronics products.
Thousands of original equipment manufacturers and software developers take part in the show to launch and showcase their innovative products. From 1967, every tech journalists and experts await for the show.
The next CES will be held from 6 January to 9 January 2014. The CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) committee, the entrepreneur of this show has also launched an innovation movement. Consisting more than 2,00,000 members, they encourage economic growth and technological innovation by honouring few technological products every year, and declares the winners months before the show.
With a cult panel of judges, they follow a rigorous schedule to ensure that the product has exceptional features, which will grow the consumer electronics economy in future.
Check the winners of Consumer Electronics Show this year and each of them equally deserve the award for being innovative.
HTC One M8
Unveiled on 25 March this year, HTC One M8 is considered as the second generation of HTC One smartphone. With a premium quality metal unibody design, the smartphone incorporates a 5-inch 1080p display, Quad core Snapdragon 801 processor and a depth of field sensor to refocus and apply different effects to the foreground and background elements individually.
The phone also incorporates Smart Sensor Hub that uses Motion Launch to make tasks easier. The Duo Camera technology delivers professional photos and HTC BoomSound sets the bar for smartphone audio.
Inheriting the same design element of G2, the LG G3 is the first smartphone to introduce a Quad HD display (1440P). The phone also includes an infrared hybrid autofocus system for the camera. LG boasted the device's plastic "metallic skin" giving the device a higher quality appearance with a simpler user interface.
G3 touts an intuitive UX in a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, 13MP OIS+ camera with laser audio focus, through balanced and beautiful design.
Moto X is the first Motorola manufactured Android smartphone after the acquisition by Google. It is mainly famous for Google integration, better voice recognition and contextual awareness. Interestingly, Motorola tried to put every possible features without a hefty price tag.
Following the huge accolade for the first version, the US company launched the second generation Moto X with a better configuration and aesthetics.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Note counts among the major phablet series from Samsung, which made them a cult brand in the smartphone arena. The latest one is the fourth generation device with an enhanced S-Pen stylus, brilliant display, advanced photo technology for front and rear camera photos, battery improvements and S Pen enhancements.
The Galaxy Note 4 incorporates a Super AMOLED 5.7-inch Quad HD display with 2560x1440 pixels resolution at stunning 515 ppi. It also incorporates a power horse processor (available in two variants), 3GB RAM and 32GB in-built memory.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Unveiled on 24 February 2014 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, S5 received a decent response from the market for the meaningful improvements from the predecessor. The device introduced more refined user experience, new security features like introducing fingerprint sensor and private mode inside an IP67 certified casing.
Sharp AQUOS Crystal
Sharp AQUOUS Crystal is a good looking phone with a 5-inch near-frameless display incorporating two innovations: a thin-bezel LCD module and technology that uses the optical lens effect on the front panel to virtually eliminate edges to give users an immersive experience.
The Sharp device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragons' MSM8926 SoC and is able to provide a snappier experience with Android integration.
Takee 3D Holographic Smartphone
Takee 3D is the world's first 3D Holographic Smartphone with a 3D display. The smartphone is able to produce stunning 3D experience, which can be visible without wearing any 3D specific glass. The device integrates a Smart Holographic Technology, which tracks the users' head and eye through its front facing camera and sends different images to both the eyes. The Takee 3D smartphone also incorporates Air Touch Technology.
The Saygus V² smartphone is the first to introduce Optical-Image-Stabilisation cameras, Wireless HD, Harman Kadon 3D audio for the movies. The device also boasts an edge-to-edge 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, 64GB in-built memory, 21MP rear and 13MP front camera.
The Android Kitkat 4.4.4 powered phone also features two micro SD card slot for a total 320GB of memory capacity. The device has waterproof housing with a dual boot (Android and Windows) capability.
Samsung Note Edge
The Samsung Note Edge has a few unique smart features like a quick launch bar to put the user's favourite apps assigned to the edge, a notification bar that previews incoming call, texts or e-mails. The edge is also being used to control the camera app, which has a dedicated software key camera shutter on one side and camera settings on the rest of the edge. It is also used as music controls, to preview incoming social network status updates, weather information, sport scores and more.
The device features "Quick Tools", which allows the users to access a ruler, a stopwatch, a timer, and can be used to turn on the LED as a flashlight and a voice recorder easily.
Overall, this smartphone blends the best of the Note 4 experience with an intuitive second screen, evolved S Pen and superior viewing experience to create the most innovative and powerful mobile experience on the market.