Innovation and Technology Today’s carefully curated list of revolutionary new gadgets — The Top 50 Most Innovative Products — is here! We featured cutting-edge tech from the past year from a range of different industries such as personal AI, solar, wearables, and many more. For technophiles of every niche, there is something to get excited about in this year’s list.
The list is comprised of five categories from our magazine: Outdoor+Adventure, HealthTech, Gaming+Entertainment, Connected Life and Product Revolution. With links in place, you’re one step away from having these devices in your own home.
We have already begun receiving products for next year’s edition, so keep your eyes on our issues throughout the year.
Cobra King SuperSport-35 Putter
COBRA Golf announced their first foray into the putter world in 2020, when they partnered with HP to become the first OEM to launch a commercial, 3-D printed metal putter with the limited-edition KING SuperSport-35. In 2021, COBRA announced its official entry into the putter market with the KING 3-D Printed Series (which includes the Agera (OS Mallet) Putter — its first complete line of 3-D Printed multi-material putters. The putters feature a 3-D printed nylon lattice cartridge created using HP’s advanced Multi-Jet fusion printing technology. The 3-D printed lattice structure optimizes the weight distribution within the putter chassis to deliver a high MOI design for enhanced stability and roll performance.
Pak-Jak is the first big design change in jackets in decades. Its patent-pending features help eliminate back sweat while hiking, but still allow it to be used as a normal packable puffy jacket. Pak-Jak takes the airflow gap to the next level by removing the material on your back which makes you sweat in the first place. Swap the back of the jacket out with mesh for increased breathability or, better yet, completely remove the back. This covers your arms and core while leaving ventilation for your back where you need it the most.
WetSounds Venue Series Amplifier with Enclosure
The Wet Sounds Venue Series 110v, 1,200W 4 Channel Amplifier with Enclosure features the VS-1200-AMP, specifically designed to power Venue Series products while utilizing a 110v power source. Speaker wiring is fast and easy with watertight quick connectors. The VS-LS-ENC is a purpose-built landscape enclosure designed to house the Wet Sounds VS-1200-AMP with a plug-and-play media center in harsh outdoor environments.
The Fenix PD36R rechargeable flashlight is a high-performance flashlight. This LED rechargeable light delivers a maximum of 1,600 lumens to an impressive distance of 928 feet (283m), all on a high capacity 21700 li-ion battery. The Fenix PD36R is the company’s first introduction of a product with a 21700 li-ion battery, extending battery runtimes by twice the standard li-ion battery. The high-capacity 5,000 mAh battery can be conveniently charged through the USB-C port on the flashlight. Additionally, you will always be able to see the battery’s charge status at a glance with the external battery level indicator.
Every MOB1/SmithFit custom sneaker is handmade in Italy by master craftsmen. SmithFit uses premium Italian leather to create a truly one-of-a-kind shoe. The low-top sneaker takes a classic, minimal style and adds a modern design, featuring a logo in the foreground and enrichment on the sides. This is a limited-edition sneaker and every order comes with a collector’s edition box that features a custom graphic. Aliveshoes has a free shipping and return policy for orders in the UK, Europe, and the U.S.
Naboso Foot Recovery Socks
Foot recovery. One of the hottest topics in the health and wellness space, and undoubtedly a critical part of movement, wellness, and performance. With the Naboso Recovery Sock, you can release and recover your feet while walking around your home. The Ankle Recovery Sock is a beautiful arch-compressive sock, however, the secret sauce of this sock is what is on the inside. With every step you take the neuro-stimulating texture acts like a mini-massage for your feet enhancing circulation, stimulating nerves, and releasing muscles and fascia.
Timberland PRO Trailwind
The new Timberland PRO Trailwind is equipped with top Timberland technology including a carbon shield safety toe, a waterproof membrane, anti-fatigue technology, antimicrobial odor control, ReBOTL recycled fabric, Vibram, and more! These boots provide electrical hazard protection, premium full-grain waterproof leather, and an asymmetrical composite safety toe powered by CarbonShield technology to ensure you’re fully equipped to handle any job that comes your way. The Trailwind will be available April 16 and will be offered in brown/red and brown/yellow.
Go Sun Portable Stove
The fastest solar cooker on the market — the GO grill can bake, roast or steam a meal and make hot beverages in just 20 minutes under direct sunlight. The light and compact design allows for easy transport and setup. It’s durable and collapsible making for easy setup and storage — and can reach up to 550 degrees F quickly. Even under overcast, it will still cook up meals to perfection.
Passionate about the outdoors, MoonBikes’ founder Nicolas Muron has used his aerospace expertise, love of the mountains, and creativity to realize his vision: the creation of an electric snowbike that is extremely fun and easy to ride, store, transport, and charge. The French start-up with a new U.S. HQ in Boulder, CO is revolutionizing the snow mobility market with the world’s first electric snowbike. MoonBikes provides a whole new way to enjoy winter activities with zero-emissions and a perfectly silent peaceful snowscape for exploring the outdoors. It gives its users the freedom of an e-bike, with the torque power of a motorcycle.
Stryd Running Power Meter
The new Stryd is the first tool built for runners to measure the wind. Stryd reports the extra power (in watts) required to overcome air resistance. Now, you will know how much power you need to run into a headwind, the power saved when running with a tailwind, or the power saved when drafting off a pack of runners. Stryd gives runners the ability to turn the wind into a measurable and performance-enhancing force.
FlexIt’s award-winning Virtual Personal Training platform has been designed with input from fitness advisors and trainers to make it perfectly suited for exercise, offering an experience designed and optimized for the delivery of a premier fitness experience. FlexIt’s platform includes proprietary features such as timers, specialized camera views, and seamless music integration to ensure users remain engaged throughout their session. Form correction features like live-drawing and exercise projection allow trainers to pinpoint specific areas to show clients any necessary adjustments, display proper form and ensure users work out safely and efficiently.
Our bodies’ electrical systems can be damaged through injury or age. The Kailo uses billions of charged capacitors to support healthy electrical function, assisting the body in clear communication which reduces pain. Kailo can help you recover faster, improve flexibility, and regain a natural range of motion.
Patented sleep technology meets patented cooling features for your best sleep yet. Select your ideal firmness and adjust across 5 ergonomically designed body zones. Or let the mattress do the work, with real-time adjustments throughout the night and the patented gel polymer layer keeps you cool, all night long. Control your smart bed with the easy-to-use app, and review your sleep stats in real-time and the morning after (no wearable tech required).
HIPAA Cloud Hosting
Essential for the growing healthcare market to ensure a patient’s security with the surge in telemedicine caused by the recent COVID pandemic, the new Atlantic.Net version focuses on strict cybersecurity and compliance. The Atlantic.Net data center infrastructure is routinely inspected and it operates Type 2 SOC 2 3 & Type 1 HIPAA AT-C 105 & 205 audited and certified data center infrastructure. The Atlantic.Net HIPAA Compliant service provides server hosting, security, and management services for a turn-key healthcare compliance solution.
VitalSight is the first remote patient monitoring service from OMRON Healthcare. With over 50 years of category study and innovation, OMRON is the global leader in remote blood pressure monitoring and personal heart health technology. This latest innovation is designed to improve patient-physician connection, guide behavior change, and reduce health risks. In an early study of the program, 96% of the patients were actively engaged for at least 4 weeks, 42% of patients with uncontrolled hypertension became controlled after at least 4 weeks, and overall costs of medical claims for patients on the program decreased by over 60%.
Gaming + Entertainment
Insider Connected from Stern Pinball
Free ($40/year for All Access)
Insider Connected is the greatest advance to pinball in decades, enabling players to interact with the game and a global network in a variety of ways. It presents professional operators with a robust set of tools to drive location play, build player loyalty, analyze performance, make adjustments remotely and maintain machines.
DX Racer Air Series
DXRacer Air Series was built from the ground up on a signature ultra-breathable mesh, replacing the traditional foam and leather upholstery to keep cool through long gaming sessions. A durable suspension spring system, built-in adjustable lumbar support, and an exclusive memory foam headrest come together to lead the next generation of gaming chairs.
Whether you’re podcasting, making YouTube videos, live streaming, or recording your next hit, easily do it all and sound like a pro with the AKG Lyra Ultra HD, multimode USB microphone. For more than 70 years, the world’s greatest recordings and performances have been captured through AKG microphones; now it’s your turn. Simply plug Lyra into your PC, Mac, phone, or tablet and you’re ready to go.
Lenovo Legion Tower 5i
The Legion Tower 5i Gen 6 Desktop is tower gaming refined. With an 11th Generation Intel Core i7-11700 Processor with vPro, a Windows 11 operating system, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB graphics card, the Legion Tower 5i offers unparalleled game performance. Stream and record gameplay easily with Intel Quick Sync Video and store dozens of games with a one TB 700 RPM HDD and 512 GB PCle SSD. And if that’s not enough, a dual hard drive configuration is available.
EVGA X20 Gaming Mouse
EVGA brings you the world’s first triple sensor mice with dual LOD sensors, paired with a Pixart 3335 optical sensor on the X20. Most gaming mice use the mouse’s primary sensor or an additional LOD to detect the lift-off distance, while the EVGA X20 uses a more advanced 3-Dimension Array Tech. This system uses a triple sensor algorithm to detect the position where you lift the mouse off a surface and put the mouse back down, achieving the shortest and most accurate lift-off distance.
EPOS I Sennheiser GSP 600
Engineered to deliver competitive edge-boosting performance, the GSP 600 delivers high audio fidelity and exceptional realism with precise accuracy. The microphone’s flexible lift-to-mute boom arm allows for the best voice pick-up position and its ergonomic design delivers comfort for long gaming sessions. $149
NVIDIA 3090 GPU
The GeForce RTX 3090 is a big ferocious GPU (BFGPU) with TITAN class performance. It’s powered by Ampere — NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture — doubling down on ray tracing and AI performance with enhanced Ray Tracing (RT) Cores, Tensor Cores, and new streaming multiprocessors. Plus, it features a staggering 24 GB of G6X memory, all to deliver the ultimate gaming experience.
Dustsilver Cyberpunk Swappable Gaming Keyboard
This gaming keyboard features everything you need and then some. With fully replaceable mechanical switches, PBT keycaps, and an all-over dye sublimation, it’s also quite the eyecatcher. The switches come in black, blue, red, and brown — and a full set of each color comes in the box. The keyboard also offers three-way cable routing to work with whatever setup you have.
Asus ROG Flow Z13
The Asus ROG Flow Z13 is the CES 2022 Best Gaming Laptop winner and a top pick for gamers on the go. The ASUS notebook PC features an AMD Ryzen 9 processor and 16GB of RAM for uninterrupted gameplay at high-resolution settings. The NVIDIA RTX3050 Ti V4G graphics card produces high-quality visuals. The 2-1 in one display may be the most innovative feature of the laptop, essentially acting as a Surface Pro for gamers. With a 13.4-inch WUXGA display and a weight of 2.9 pounds, the ROB Flow Z13 is compact and portable while still being robust.
Backbone Mobile Controller
Portable mobile gaming is getting a boost with the addition of a controller that clips directly onto your smartphone. The Backbone Mobile Controller can record and edit game clips, has plug-and-play capability for iPhone, and has the lowest latency of any gaming device for iPhone. The controller will also consolidate all your games with an included app. One month of XBOX Game Pass Ultimate is included with purchase for new members.
Google Pixel 6
128GB 8GB RAM $565, 256GB 8GB RAM $900
After a hiatus in 2020, Google is back with the newest version of its flagship smartphone: the Google Pixel 6. The new edition is powered by Tensor, Google’s first proprietary processor, and features a 6.4-inch display with 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution. It has a 50MP wide lens, 12 MP ultra-wide lens camera, and boasts an impressive all-day battery life with 15 hours of talk time and 11.5 days of standby time. With professional editing apps and fingerprint security, the Pixel 6 offers a customized, unique-to-you experience paired with top-quality specs.
Blue Tiger Solare Headset
The Solare headset is the world’s first solar-powered communications headset for hands-free driving. The Solare Headset harvests light from any source — indoor or outdoor for continuous use without the need to recharge a battery. Targeted to the demanding needs of road warriors, such as truckers, professional drivers, commuters, and long-distance travelers, the Blue Tiger Solare military-grade Bluetooth headset combines patented solar technology for virtually unlimited use without recharging. The device has 97% noise cancelation technology and high-quality speaker components — all powered by a flexible solar cell for a seamless driving communications experience.
Limitless Total Desk
Featuring a faux leather desktop, this workstation adapts easily to any environment with four adjustable heights, a 90-degree tilt, and a storage drawer for stashing pens, pencils, paper, and more. The removable book stand provides the perfect perch for more than just a book (we’re thinking a second screen, notepad, or phone). Just pop it into the accessory slot when you need a second surface or keep it safely stowed away under the desk for later use.
BenjiLock Fingerprint Bike Lock
With a unique and sleek design, BenjiLock features a highly secure rating of up to 18,000 lbs. of cut resistance, stores up to 10 fingerprints, unlocks with a fingerprint or key, is weather-resistant with an IP65 enclosure, can last up to a year on a single charge, and comes in a sleek ‘Matte Black’ finish. It’s a perfect addition for the commuter and on-the-go rider.
Flare 3.0 Yagi Signal Booster Kit
The SureCall Flare 3.0 Signal Booster kit with Yagi Antenna is one of the most powerful, yet affordable signal booster solutions for your home or small office. It features a sleek, aesthetically pleasing internal unit that boosts and broadcasts the signal received from the outside yagi directional antenna, which you’ll need to mount on a pole on your roof, in order to receive the best possible initial cell signal. The SureCall Flare 3.0 with Yagi Antenna is ideally suited for situations where you have a weak to medium outside signal, and are looking to cover a small to medium-sized space inside of the building.
Vuzix Shield is a revolutionary leap for enterprise AR smart glasses. Lightweight, stylish, prescription-ready safety glasses and powerful 8-core CPU combine to deliver a singular wearable experience. Connect to the metaverse and access IT sensors, instructions, or live remote guidance, all while leaving your hands free. Scan codes with an advanced reader or wirelessly stream video from the field through voice or touch. With the world’s first miniature uLED stereo displays, Vuzix Shield connects smart workforces with AR systems for optimized performance, safety, and operational efficiency.
The Bobcat T7X is the world’s first all-electric compact track loader. This machine is fully battery-powered, built to be more productive from the ground up with electric actuation and propulsion, quieter with high-performance torque, and more powerful than any diesel-fueled track loader that has ever come before it — all while eliminating any carbon emissions. The T7X uses only one quart of eco-friendly coolant compared to 57 gallons of fluid in its diesel/hydraulic equivalent model. This means lowered sound levels, an improved working environment, and lower daily operating costs.
Sage Cinema Hybrid Line
The Sage Cinema Hybrid Line Source speaker was designed to provide high dynamic audio output for large-scale Micro LED displays. New features include enhanced clarity, more power over greater distances than ever before, and a shared experience for users. The Horizontal Hybrid Line Source is a 3-way, tri-amplified loudspeaker that features award-winning Sage 24” Planar Magnetic Drivers, six long linear excursion high-output woofers, and an all-new MTM Planar Driver. The speaker is also the first to use a patent-pending HEMA TM Heat Extraction Motor Assembly.
DaVinci Resolve combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics, and audio post-production all in one software tool. Its elegant, modern interface is fast to learn for new users, yet powerful enough for professionals. DaVinci Resolve lets you work faster and at a higher quality because you don’t have to learn multiple apps or switch software for different tasks. That means you can work with original camera-quality images throughout the entire process. It’s like having your own post-production studio in a single app.
Timberline Solar Energy Shingle
The Timberline Solar Energy Shingle is the world’s first nailable solar energy shingle — winning CES ‘Best of Innovation’ and CES Innovation honors including ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Smart Home.’ The Timberline Solar ES can be installed with only a nail gun, resulting in the fastest residential rooftop solar install time of any in-market option. The ES provides a clean aesthetic look and guaranteed protection from the elements while generating solar energy for homeowners. Visit www.gaf.energy for more info.
Alcatraz AI has developed the first autonomous access control platform, revolutionizing physical security by providing facial authentication and breach detection through artificial intelligence. The Alcatraz Rock is the next generation of touchless access control. The Rock is mounted next to the door at eye height and is equipped with multiple sensors including a 3D sensor and a color camera. This provides a unique view of individuals accessing a space. These sensors, combined with onboard computing power, allow the device to replace multiple disparate security devices.
Dolphin Audio SPF-28R
The new Dolphin SPF-28R rechargeable party speaker comes equipped with a series of new functions, including a Style Fire light effect while playing music and WaveSync technology that wirelessly pairs two speakers and plays music through Bluetooth. The Dual 8 inch woofers, 1.5 inch tweeter, and 40 RMS watt power coalesce to create a powerful sound that will be the focal point of any event. The SPF-28R has a 7.4 volt 4400mAh lithium-ion battery and includes a remote control and wireless microphone.
One of the best new in-car tech solutions is the Intellidash Pro from Car and Driver. The Intellidash Pro links with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to wirelessly put all your smartphone’s best features in a clear, safe, and easy-to-use touchscreen on your car’s dashboard. Handle navigation, messages, phone calls, music, and more with zero installation or complicated setup. You can even link virtual assistants like Siri to control Intellidash using only your voice.
Seek Thermal ContactPro
For maximum image clarity and sensitivity in a smartphone thermal camera, look no further than CompactPRO. See more thermal detail where you need it most with adjustable level and span controls. When accuracy is critical, compensate for reflective surfaces with four easy-to-use emissivity presets.
The PORTL M is your window in to the metaverse. From telepresence to recorded content, connected, real-time customer experiences await. Its portable, sleek display offers all the amazing features of the Epic in a portable, tabletop form. The PORTL M is PORTL Cloud-compatible and also capable of live streaming or displaying scheduled volumetric content.
Hypervolt 2 Pro
The Hypervolt 2 Pro is our strongest percussion device, offering deep-penetrating relief to stiff muscles, so you can train harder and recover faster. Get the same powerful percussion massage therapy that the world’s best athletes have — right in the palm of your hand. Now with five variable speeds and a new digital dial, the Hypervolt 2 Pro helps you recover faster so you can get back to doing more of what you love.
Guardian Water Purifier
Nothing is safer or easier to use for purifying the most demanding backcountry water sources than the Guardian purifier. Originally designed for military squads, it brings this highly advanced technology to global travelers, backcountry users, and those stocking emergency kits. Fast and easy to use, this pump purifier offers the added viral protection you need when traveling in developing nations and popular wilderness areas. Its advanced hollow fiber filter offers the most reliable way to purify even filthy water conditions.
Leon Ente SoundTile
The Leon Speakers Ente SoundTile features exclusive artwork by Detroit Korean artist, Mike Han. Combining art and audio, the Mike Han collection for Leon’s Ente SoundTile can be arranged as a triptych, diptych, or standalone piece. The Ente SoundTile is designed to conceal reference-grade speakers and an amplifier behind a perforated metal speaker grille with screen-printed artwork for beautiful, uncompromised audio.
The Roborock S7+ removes the hassles of smart home cleaning by pairing a powerful robot vacuum and mop system with an intelligent self-emptying dock. The S7+ is the first robot vacuum cleaner in the world that combines vacuuming with a powerful mop system capable of both intelligent mop lifting and sonic mopping. This, coupled with an auto-empty unit that removes the need for manual bin-emptying, delivers a better clean with even more convenience to customers.
AG1 by Athletic Greens
Athletic Greens supports gut health, immunity, energy, recovery, focus, aging, and more. Take control of your health routine and only take the supplements your body truly needs. Each serving includes 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient daily serving. One scoop, 8 ounces of water. It’s all you need, really. $99 one-time purchase or
AVerMedia AI Speakerphone
The AVerMedia AS311 is an easy-to-use conference speakerphone that transmits clear, easily audible sound for working from home. Its AI-powered technology allows for uninterrupted calls by reducing common background noise so no one will hear any dogs barking, babies crying, construction and traffic noise, and other distracting sounds. Set up with simple USB plug and play.
Sony 1000XM4 True Wireless Earbuds
Take the next step in truly wireless noise-canceling performance and exceptional sound quality. The new Integrated Processor V1 delivers unmatched performance while using even less power. Adding in drastically enhanced call quality, IPX4 water resistance, and up to 24 hours of battery life with wireless charging.
Compact, yet feature-packed, with the full power of Toshiba’s e-BRIDGE Next technology, the e-STUDIO400AC fits seamlessly into modern business environments and can change the way we process documents. Toshiba’s A4 color system delivers outstanding document output at a speed of up to 40 pages per minute. Its large, fully customizable user interface enables you to boost efficiency and tailor workflows to fit your needs.
Money in the right place at the right time — the PAY product enables your employees to view, access, and use 100% of their money as they earn it, with no changes to the way you run payroll. Fully accessible, accurate, and compliant.
MagicMount Pro Charge5
MagicMount Pro Charge5 mounts are designed to hold and wirelessly charge all MagSafe and Qi-enabled phones. They will Fast Charge MagSafe iPhones 12 and later and also Qi-enabled phones. Powerful Neodymium magnets are strategically placed inside the mount head to hold all phones from a Mini to a Pro Max. The circle of MagSafe-compatible magnets line up to provide a strong hold and fast wireless charge at up to 15W, depending upon the device. A 360° adjustable head allows for portrait or landscape phone views.