It’s 2020, folks. We’re officially in “years that sound like sci-fi dates” territory, and there’s no better way to kick off the arrival of the future than by looking ahead to the… future of the future?
While I’m busy sorting out the timelines in my noggin, 16 Minnesota companies are getting ready to present their products at CES ® (January 7-10). From quadcopter cameras to advertising insight, here’s how l’étoile du nord is being represented in Las Vegas this week.
3M: Biometrics, wearable tech, smart home tech — Maplewood’s 3M has a potpourri of medtech devices ready to be showcased.
AirSelfie: Four propellers + one 12-megapixel camera = a new breed of selfie device that’s sure to be a hit with tech-curious Gen Zers and one that definitely won’t be annoying at baseball games…
Allerio: Duluth’s Allerio will showcase its medtech platform that aims to integrate patient data from the field to the emergency room.
Bracketron: If you’ve ever dropped your phone under your car seat (and who hasn’t?), Braketron out of Edina probably has a solution for you. The company provides mounting products for smartphones, tablets, and GPS units.
Comply™ Foam Tips: Are you AirPods always. falling. out. of. your. ears? Comply™ Foam Tips offers a lineup of memory foam tips that tighten up the fit and isolate the sound.
Digi International: Specializing in machine-to-machine and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, Digi International have a range of products ready for the show that cover wireless and cloud service solutions.
Element Electronics: If you need more Ks in your life (4,000 of them, specifically), a TV from EP’s Element Electronics might do the trick.
GetWireless: From IoT tech to shipping and logistics, GetWireless has a variety of wireless solutions primed for the show.
Legrand AV Inc: Like your high school’s AV closet but slightly more expansive, Legrand AV Inc provides wiring, lighting, networking, cable management, and a bevy of other AV solutions.
Morari Medical: Morari Medical is developing a wearable device designed to treat premature ejaculation.
MultiTech: MultiTech says it best. The company provides, “products and services to connect ‘things’ to the Internet.”
NimbeLink: NimbeLink makes certified Skywire® cellular modems designed to reduce cellular development time for original equipment manufacturers.
Polaroid: Polaroid will be showcasing 3D printing and other digital imaging tech.
Roundel: Roundel is a data-driven company that aims to give agencies insight into where ads run, the audience they reach, and why they reach them.
Sleep Number: Sleep Number will be showcasing a variety of products equipped with features designed to improve your sleep including biometrics and sensors and artificial intelligence.
Spooky Action: Isn’t it a drag when your drone crashes to the ground? Spooky Action’s tether system — Superfly — aims to keep drones in the air longer, allowing you to capture more images and, you know, not pony up for a new drone.
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