New technologies that make life better at work, home and play rocketed out of ShowStoppers @ CES 2015, the largest-ever new-product showcase produced in 22 years of ShowStoppers press events.
Setting new records, the 11th annual edition of ShowStoppers @ CES featured news and new products from 128 industry leaders, startups and innovators – and almost 1,700 journalists, analysts, venture capitalists and investors attended the event, which took place 6 Jan. 2015 in Las Vegas – “at least 150 more journalists than 2014, and we’re still counting business cards,” said Steve Leon, partner, ShowStoppers.
“The pace of coverage is amazing – in print, on the web, TV and radio. We’re already tracking several hundred news articles published in just one week,” said Leon. “Every day brings more. The exhibitors worked hard for this success, inspiring record-breaking coverage by journalists.”
The news and new products ranged from wearables and 3D printing, to quadcopters; from the connected toothbrush to the connected HVAC system; devices, tools and cloud-based services for smart and secure homes; magical, revolutionary, sensor-driven LED lighting systems; wireless sound systems and headphones; innovative kitchen appliances; biometrics for health and sports; educational tools for kids of all ages; the lightest, fastest and most powerful smartphones, notebooks, desktops and tablets; a three-wheeler that gets 84MPG; electric skateboards and connected cars; insoles that heat your feet and track your calories; hearing aids powered by iOS and Android; a robotic Erector set; the music player and online store conceived by musician and songwriter Neil Young; the exoskeleton that enables people with spinal cord injuries to walk again; and more.
Exhibiting companies included startups such as Blisslights, Canary, Casper, Elio Motors, M3D, NIAWulian, NousDecor, Pono Music, Sengled, Stack Lighting, Stir and ZBoard; leading innovators such as 3Doodler, FLIR, Hexo+, Hoyos Labs, Mad Catz, Nite Ize, ReSound, ReWalk Robotics, Ring, The Eye Tribe, Tripit, yetu and YotaPhone; and global industry brands AccuWeather, ADT, Altec Lansing, Bang & Olufsen, Carrier, DivX, E-Ink, Epson, First Alert, Ford, Fujitsu, Hobbico, HP, Kensington, Lenovo, Logitech, Magellan, Oral-B, Sennheiser, Toshiba and Wacom.
The next ShowStoppers press events are:
- ShowStoppers @ Mobile World Congress, 1 Mar. 2015, Barcelona — the eighth edition of the longest-running, largest and most-productive press event for the wireless planet.
- ShowStoppers @ NAB, 12 Apr. 2015, Las Vegas — the fourth edition of the official press event for innovations in technology for the broadcast industry – 4K TVs, apps, asset management, cloud services, mobile TV, sound design and mixing, branded entertainment, and a lot more.
- The IFA Global Press Conference, 23-26 Apr. 2015 – a ShowStoppers exclusive, as producer of the official press event at IFA and a partner with IFA and Messe-Berlin. A unique opportunity for a select few companies to shake hands with 300 specially-invited business, consumer, consumer electronics, technology and lifestyle journalists from around the world. Three days on the Mediterranean. Exhibit space for a limited number of companies.
- ShowStoppers @ IFA, 3 Sept. 2015, Berlin – the eighth edition of the official press event of the tradeshow that defines the future of consumer electronics and home appliances.