CES 2015: No Limit to Imagination Packed into New Products

Child locators, high-end Bluetooth speakers, wall-size monitors and a Superstar Backfloat speaker for pools are just a few of the cool new products at CES.

Here's a list of product announcements and subsequent links for more information from CES 2015 Press Day, which featured 26 exhibitor press conferences on Jan. 5. Major Press Day product announcements included:

--Audioengine: B2 Premium 24-bit Bluetooth Speaker: Wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device -- computer, iDevice, or Android phone. High-quality Audioengine stereo sound; includes a hand-built wood cabinet, Bluetooth aptX, 24-bit upsampling DAC, and extended wireless range.

--Bosch: BME 680, world's first sensor measuring humidity, air pressure and gas; Dremel, the only UL certified 3D printer on the market; and Nyon, an integrated e-bike with smartphone app and online portal.

--Child Angel: Wearable device for children that enables parents to track movements via Wi-fi and GPS, in an effort to avoid being lost in crowded public places.

--Dish: 4K Joey, first 4K set top box that also allows side-by-side viewing in HD; Hopper Voice Remote, dual-mode touchpad with swipe and touch capabilities; Sling TV, Standalone streaming TV service offering the best of Live TV and online video.

--Epson: Cinema 600, compact digital projector that can scale up its display to 25 times larger than a 60-inch TV screen.

--Hisense: VIDAA Max 100-inch Laser Cinema TV features a blue laser diode light source offering 25,000 hours of viewing with no degradation of brightness or color.

--LifeQ: Uses continuous physiological monitoring and bio-mathematical modeling to provide insights about personal and population-wide health.

--Keyfree: Digital Key uses phone as vehicle key to remotely start/unlock car.

--LG: LG G Flex 2: 5.5-inch P-OLED display with 20 percent greater durability that "heals" from backing scratches in 10 seconds; flexible curved OLED 77-inch 4K.

--Mercedes Benz: Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept car (pictured), a self-driving vehicle, was debuted at the CES on Jan. 5. It's a concept car, not retail, that demonstrates Mercedes' idea for the future.

--Mobilehelp and Honeywell: Mobile Vitals, a small wearable device that provides long-term vitals monitoring; Seymour, unified platform to pull health data and secure communication between health provider and patient.

--Monster: Superstar Backfloat speaker (wireless, Bluetooth, waterproof and floats on water); Soundstage (S1, S2, S3 models), include USB ports, stereo input, Bluetooth, and streamed directly from your device.

--Panasonic: First native 4K Blue-ray player; and Panasonic Home Monitoring System KX-HN6002W, DIY remote home monitoring system, features smart plug, window/door sensors, indoor/outdoor cameras and cordless handset.

--Qualcomm: Collaboration with LIFX to deliver Wi-fi based smart lighting platform with AllJoyn: Licensable technology to turn any lightbulb into a smart lightbulb.

--Sharp: AQUOS Crystal, a frameless smartphone; the first 85-inch 8K LCD; the world's largest 4K Ultra HD LCD commercial display; and free-form LCD display, allowing displays of virtually any shape to be integrated into consumer products.

--Sony: Play Station Vue with 5-axis image stabilization, the world's first in a full-frame camera; 4K Handycam (20.6 megapixels); X900C Series 4K ultra HD TV, world's thinnest (1.2 inches) LCD TV.

--TCL: TV+, the H9700, is a Quantum Dot TV which includes apps, gaming and voice control in the TV without any accessories.

--Valeo: Cruse 4U, automated driving technology that can automatically accelerate, decelerate and stay in lane according to traffic conditions.

--Volkswagen: Golf R Touch Concept Car, incorporates gesture control to reduce driver distractions while attaining personalization and intuitive operation in the car; trained parking, future Park Assist drives into garage semi-automatically.

--ZTE: ThesPro 2, a smart HD projector with Wi-Fi capability, 200 lumens, auto-focus, anti-glare, touch screen controlled with video conferencing via Skype.

Chris Preimesberger

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