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The CES Live Anchor Desk was a true broadcast experience, providing the latest CES news with anchors:
The Anchor Desk featured interviews with top industry leaders including entrepreneur Mark Cuban; musician and tech entrepreneur will.i.am; and HRH Constantijn van Oranje, The Netherlands; and executives from AT&T, Audi, Bosch, FIFA, Humana, Hyperion, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Material Impact, OMRON Healthcare, Philips, P&G, Samsung Electronics and United Talent Agency.
by Robin Raskin
For the 21st year, but for the first time in an all-digital format, CES 2021 hosted Last Gadget Standing (LGS), an audience-fueled technology competition to predict which new product will stand the test of time. The contest pitted five recently launched or soon-to-hit-the-market products against each other, and the audience voted in real-time on January 12 for the most innovative product after watching video demos from all five companies.
Garnering 57% of the vote, the winner was Mojo Lens, a smart contact lens being developed by Mojo Vision, a Saratoga, California-based startup. The contact lens uses a proprietary augmented reality technology to project images, video and text onto the wearer’s field of vision. The lens has a teeny built-in display that provides information (think weather, messages and stocks) as well as features like real-time contrast, lighting enhancements and zoom functionality, which the company hopes will provide the powers of “super-vision.” Mojo Lens won’t be ready for consumers this year, but it exemplifies the groundbreaking innovation that the LGS competition rewards.
Drew Perkins, the company’s CEO said, “Winning LGS has been a great experience, and we’re honored, especially when you look at the amazing innovations and cutting-edge products at this year’s CES. The award wasn’t just a great kickoff to 2021, it has also inspired new investor and partner interest in Mojo Vision.”
The other contenders gave stellar performances in their own right:
Congratulations to the finalists — we’re excited to see where these products take us this year!
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