January 5, 2011
This week at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas we have partnered with CEA to produce the Tech Cocktail Innovation Showcase at the official CES Tweetup event on Friday, January 7th. The event has sold out with over six hundred attendees registered. We were happy to work with CES on this event as ten tech companies will be on hand to showcase their latest product innovations.
The following companies will be part of the Tech Cocktail Innovation Showcase:
Mavia by Mavizon Tech (formerly AutoBot) is a user-friendly way to integrate your car with your mobile lifestyle. Find your lost car or get notified of needed maintenance, alert family members if you are in an accident, save on the things you need most. All with no monthly fee. Mavia was the winner of the CEA i-stage event in San Francisco earlier this year (in which Tech Cocktail participated).
Dynamic Inc. is a Pittsburgh based company that offers the Card 2.0, a paper-thin, flexible computer platform in the size and shape of a traditional credit card. It could revolutionize the way we use credit cards by enabling us to carry just a single credit card for all your banking and credit card needs. It could also help to curb credit card fraud. Check out this video to see the new credit card in action. It’s pretty amazing and could have a huge impact on the banking industry.
Sensory Acumen offers up two products – the GameSkunk and gaMedSkunk which are feedback system devices that will deliver scents connected to game play for gaming consoles or PC/Macs. GameSkunk enable users to smell the action; the smell of an alien planet, explosions on the battle field, crashes on the race track, and even the sweat of the sport. gaMedSkunk is used in more serious games such as virtual reality Post Traumatic Stress Disorder therapy. It will be used for the treatment of PTSD in war veterans and enlisted soldiers who have served or are still serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since scent is emotional, it is used for the treatment of brain disorders, including stroke and autism, as well as phobias.
GrandCare System is a Wisconsin-based company that offers an “Aging in Place” SMART system combining activity & telehealth monitoring along with social networking/skype for seniors. It can be connected to any dedicated Internet connection and communicates with “wireless” sensors throughout the residence. Designated caregivers can log into the GrandCare website to send communications to the loved one, view activity & tele-wellness sensor graphs, and customize the automatic caregiver alerts. A caregiver may choose to receive a call, email or text message if specified conditions occur (medication noncompliance, unusual activity, change in vitals, etc).
Home Roam TV and AcoutaBase by Noah Company will both be on display at the event. The Home Roam is a portable 7 inch panel that receives signals from your set top box, TV, DVD or Blu-Ray player anywhere in your home. Home Roam TV has no ATSC tuner and does not need AC or antenna. The AcoustaBase, a single unit home theater SRS WoW surround sound with patented built-in sub-woofer delivering green, 360 watts of RMS power will also be introduced.
Hot Shot Media lives at the convergence of three of the most prolific online phenomena: social networking, photo sharing and social gaming. The Company is defining the social photography category with a leading platform, upon which its games and contests, including Snapshot Scholar, FotoVotr and Match Game are based. The Company’s unique approach to social gaming fully leverages and complements key social networks and photo sharing sites.
ivi TV delivers live TV over the internet. This Seattle based startup is trailblazing the way to enabling you to subscribe to cable TV channels via the Web. With over 70 channels that consists of all major broadcast stations with popular programming from ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, etc., ivi TV will even be streaming the Super Bowl. They have an iPad app built and awaiting Apple’s approval, Android on the way, plus support for Roku and other boxes in the near future.
LookeeTV is a 4.3 inch Wifi Internet TV and Radio device that enables users to enjoy over 1000 TV channels and 30000 Radio Stations and Podcasts worldwide. Through a Wi-Fi Internet connection you can watch TV, listen to radio or enjoy a picture slide-show anywhere in your home, away from your computer.
Oxygen Audio offers the world’s first car radio and docking system designed for the iPhone. Oxygen Audio has two products, the O’Car and O’Dock. The O’Car is the only fully-integrated head unit specifically designed and made for iPhone. Its patented technologies enable the user to control all standard car stereo functions using the iPhone touch screen, while allowing horizontal and vertical access, so that all iPhone applications may be used in the car. The O’Dock iPhone docking station for the car enables the user to enjoy all of the features of the car, without having to install a new car stereo head unit.
V.I.O. P.O.V. Camera is unique in that it’s designed specifically to capture adventure and tactical video. V.I.O.’s customers include professional and amateur athletes in a wide variety of sports such as mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, skydiving, motocross, snowmobiling and auto racing. Other industries relying on V.I.O. video systems include the military, law enforcement, aviation and movie and television production.
The following companies will not be showcased at the event but are worth checking out more closely:
Drippler is an Israel based startup that brings you the latest rumors, news and updates about your gadgets, on your gadgets, making sure you don’t miss any valuable information.
Vualla offers an iPad app TV controller with an integrated Television guide with special in-depth information about each show, including live Twitter feeds, Facebook fan page, youTube videos, games, trivia and more. Share with your friends via Twittter, Facebook and the Vualla Community. Earn points and badges which can be redeemed for virtual and real world swag.
mgMedia looks to offer one of the first platforms in the world which truly solves the problem of multi-device digital distribution, especially in terms of the world of television broadcasters hooked up to the Internet.
This set of companies offers a glimpse of what you might expect to see at CES this year. We hope to see you at the CES Tweetup this Friday night at the Las Vegas Hilton.
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