Saluting innovation at Motorola for bringing us moto mods. Moto mods allow users to extend the functionality (and looks) of their Moto Z phone by simply attaching a piece of hardware to the back of the device. Give your battery a boost with the Battery mod, instantly mount your Moto Z in your car with the vehicle mod or transform any space into a mini theater with the Insta Share Projector mod.
Saluting Innovation at Polaroid for combining the nostalgic appeal of vintage instant print cameras with the ability to share through social media interfaces. Recently named one of the Best New Products of 2014 by Inc. Magazine, the Socialmatic is a 14-megapixel camera coupled with a 4.5 inch touchscreen that allows users to edit, share, and print two-by-three inch adhesive-baked photos on the spot.
Saluting Innovation at Shyp for making gift giving a pleasant experience this year. The shopping season is upon us and for me that means shipping lots of gifts to friends and family all over the world. I love finding the perfect gift for people but I do not love the hassle that comes with shipping them out.
Saluting Innovation at Cloud&Heat for their environmentally sound server-based heating solution. We have all worked in front of a computer enough to know that after prolonged use, computers generate a lot of heat. To most of us, this is an annoying problem that we’ve accepted and learned to live with. To Cloud&Heat this was an opportunity to combine two markets to reduce the environmental impact in the heating space while growing Cloud computing.
Saluting Innovation at Breathometer for transforming smartphones into wearable breathalyzers. The “quantified self” movement has seen tremendous growth in the last year with technologies that track steps, heart rate, and sleep gaining market share by the masses. It's not surprising that measuring blood alcohol level would also become important. The Breeze is a wearable, Bluetooth gadget that uses next generation electro-chemical fuel cell sensors to deliver law enforcement grade accuracy for dependable blood alcohol content (BAC) results.
Saluting Innovation at Oru Kayak for inventing an origami-inspired kayak that folds into a compact carrying case.