Anyone who’s been to the Consumer Electronics Show knows very well that CES could just as easily stand for the Chaos and Excitement Spectacle. Or maybe it should be called the Coruscating Extravagance Soiree. Or even the Circus of EarlyAdopters and Science. Or maybe…okay, I’ll stop. The point stands, CES is to technology shows as the Superbowl is to football games.
But oftentimes lost in ocean of new tech are the young startups behind some of these most innovative products. It’s not just the Samsung’s, Sony’s, and Microsoft’s making a splash – hungry startups from all over the world head to Vegas ready to disrupt.
Well you know what happens when startups go to Vegas? Tech Cocktail finds the best and shows them off.
You can pre-meet the showcasing startups below and let us know which you’re most excited to see in the poll at the bottom of this post.
15 Startups to Watch at International CES 2014
Allocacoc - The PowerCube offers a fresh perspective on the traditional power strip. Its modular design offers many advantages: Plugs will not block one another, it can be mounted within reach, it allows you to charge your mobile devices from your desktop, and as it is modular it can adapt to your needs instead of the other way around.
Barobo Inc. educational robotics - Barobo produces the Linkbot TM modular robot. The Linkbot TM is a physical tool that helps students better understand such abstract mathematics as Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus.
BodyCap - BodyCap develops miniaturized sensors to capture and wirelessly communicate physiological parameters values, with accuracy and integrity. All products are ready to be integrated in e-health platforms.
Bungajungle - We are setting up a industry standard for mobile products, and we also currently have a set of products already in production.
Charmtech Labs LLC - Product: Capti Narrator – a new cross-platform app for convenient hands-free consumption of digital content, enabling consumers to listen to news, documents, e-books, and more while commuting, cooking, working out, anywhere, anytime; useful for work, education, entertainment, and as assistive technology. Capti will improve the productivity of students, busy professionals, people with print disabilities, and anyone who wants to listen to content instead of reading it from the screen.
Chromation - Chromation makes low cost sensors for light and color measurement. Our spectral sensors are more than 4x smaller and 10x cheaper than competing products
Kudos Tech – Interchangeable modular design for mobile device. Integrated Wireless Charging Solutions (Wireless Charging Lamp, Wireless charging mousepad…). Wireless Camera Shutter Release for Android and iPhone – with Find-My-Key, Find-My-lost-Stuff on Map and Anti-Lost Reminder.
Local Motors - Local Motors is the first car company to co-create vehicles online with its virtual community of designers, fabricators, engineers and enthusiasts from around the world. Through open-source principles, Local Motors helps solve local transportation-related problems, locally; makes transportation more sustainable, globally; and delivers, through distributed manufacturing, game-changing vehicles and components.
nbryte - nbryte has developed a universal tablet holder/stand that holds your tablet securely and hands-free in places like the bed or the couch – where you use your tablet most. Fits virtually any tablet.
QP Optoelectronics Co. Ltd. - Developer and supplier of shortest throw ratio (0.3 – 0.5) patent pending pico-projection Light Engine, enabling 60″+ diagonal projection image from 30″ throw distance. Products include: CloudView™ handheld pico-projector and LightPad™, a novel docking station for smartphones.
Revolve Robotics - Revolve Robotics, part of Lemnos Labs Incubator, was founded in March 2012 with the mission to create robots that can help facilitate people’s ability to create and collaborate on things that matter. Revolve Robotics’ first product is KUBI, a web-controlled robotic desktop stand that allows you to look around remote environments during video calls on your tablet.
Sensible Baby - Sensible Baby is revolutionizing infant monitoring for the 21st century. Peace of mind is now at your fingertips with the ability to wirelessly track and monitor activities and the environment of your sleeping baby from a smart device.
Smart Diet Scale - World’s first patented smart food scale capable of calculating the nutritional value of the entire meal on our plate all at once .
TREWGrip, LLC. - TREWGrip is a handheld rear‐type keyboard that delivers a universal data‐entry experience for working on a desktop computer, walking around with a mobile tablet or smartphone, or controlling a Smart TV. The device features a full, standard QWERTY key layout that is split and rotated so that the hands gripping TREWGrip can also touch‐type regardless of the technology they are using.
When Zach Davis isn't getting lost in the mountains, he is hustling from Boulder, CO as Tech Cocktail's Director of Marketing. He is the author of Appalachian Trials, a book chronicling the mindset necessary for thru-hiking all 2,181 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a feat he accomplished in 2011. Zach is a green tea enthusiast, die-hard Chicago sports fan, and avid concert-goer. Follow Zach on Twitter: @zrdavis.