The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is arguably the world’s largest and most popular event for displaying the latest and greatest consumer tech innovations. With thousands of companies exhibiting their products and attendance topping 100,000, tech-industry insiders and consumers alike look to this extravaganza of innovation to identify, predict, and shape emerging trends.
As a leading single-source electronics manufacturing services (EMS) partner with state-of-the-art surface mount technology (SMT), we at Pivot International are behind some of the most innovative trends for the consumer market. Every year we watch with pride as our clients attend CES to showcase the innovations we’ve partnered with them to bring to market.
Top trends and popular products of CES 2020 proved to be those that delivered human-centric care through applications in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and robotics. Below is a list of our favorites, including a product we played a central role in developing that garnered a prestigious CES Innovation Award.
Touted as the best-fitting high-performance earbuds, the Jabra Elite Active 75t is designed for an active lifestyle. In addition to providing the best sound quality around, these earbuds are waterproof, sweat-proof, and even come with a customizable equalizer.
The 4moms mamaRoo sleep bassinet follows the American Academy of Pediatrics’s safe sleep guidelines and has five unique rocking, swaying, or vibrating motions. It also features four white noise options and the ability to set timers on your phone.
The Phyn Smart Water Assistant is a self-installed water monitor that goes under a single sink. It provides detailed insights into how each fixture in your home uses water and notifies you if a leak is detected anywhere in your home.
Segway’s new kick scooter, the Ninebot T60, is the first truly robotic scooter we’ve seen. It’s intended for use in scooter-share programs and has Segway’s self-balancing tech that can correct for bumps and make the ride more stable. What’s new about this version is the fact that users can summon it with an app. Rideshare companies can even ghost-drive multiple scooters at once to nearby charging stations.
A product that could have a transformative impact for people with hearing loss, OrCam Hear is a hearing aid device worn around the neck that uses cameras and onboard machine intelligence to determine which person in a crowded room is speaking to the user. The ability to identify a single voice helps solve a common issue with traditional hearing aids in which users struggle to differentiate a distinct speaking voice from background noise or other conversations.
Winner of both a CES Innovation Award and the AARP Pitch Competition Award, the Zibrio SmartScale assesses the fall-risk of seniors and other at-risk users. Developed in partnership with Pivot and Zibrio, Inc., the device offers personalized, clinically-proven recommendations for lifestyle modifications and exercises for improving balance.
Whether it’s comfortable earbuds for those who live active lifestyles or a scale that can prevent fall-related injury or death, these popular products from CES 2020 all share one thing in common: impeccable design.
If you’re looking to create a winning digital device or electronic product, it’s essential to work with an EMS partner that brings:
- Extensive experience in electronics manufacturing
- The ability to work collaboratively with you and your team, whether that means establishing proof-of-concept or iterating your most recent prototype
- Technologically advanced systems, like SMT
- Expertise in regulatory compliance and the ability to guide you through the process
- Solid practices for quality assurance and quality control
- A global supply chain management network
At Pivot, we have more than 47 years of experience in single-source product design, development, manufacturing, supply chain management, and SMT for hundreds of businesses worldwide. Our electronic engineering and manufacturing technicians adhere to IPC standards, making sure your electronics are dependable, and our international electronic manufacturing services ship products around the world that meet CE, UL, and FCC requirements. Additionally, our RoHS-compliant assembly process is standard with every assembly.
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