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Buyer’s guide: The Top 50 Most Innovative Products

Innovation & Tech Today Announces Top 50 Most Innovative Products for 2023

Innovation & Tech Today (I&TT), a leading publishers of content on innovation, technology, and the sciences, today announced the winners of its Top 50 Most Innovative Products competition.

The Top 50 Most Innovative Products is I&TT’s most popular feature every year. The feature includes a collection of business innovations, new products, and connected services, along with gadgets from industries such as healthcare, smart home, outdoor and adventure, STEM, gaming, and entertainment.

Last year featured the best of the best in outdoor, fitness, gaming, office, home, and recreational gear, and more. This year, we are upped the ante, adding visionary tech from CES 2023 and beyond and choosing the best all-around gadgets, which continue to improve exponentially year-over-year.

“Every year we unearth some of the most innovative products on the market. We pride ourselves on having a sharp eye for finding novel products that are technologically advanced and highly useful,” said Charles Warner, chief executive officer of Innovative Properties Worldwide, and publisher/editor-in-chief of Innovation & Tech Today. “Each product will be vigorously tested by our entire editorial staff, as we narrow down the entrants to the best possible reflection of products that will appeal to our readers.”

Look for the full guide, including photos, detailed descriptions, and links in our upcoming print edition of Innovation & Tech Today.

We’re proud to announce, in no particular order, the Innovation & Tech Today Top 50 Most Innovative Products for 2023:

OUTDOOR & ADVENTURE TECH

Husqvarna Automower 415X — Automower is a robotic lawn mower that automatically keeps your lawn

freshly cut 24/7 without the effort. It’s battery-powered, emission-free, and virtually silent. Automower uses GPS technology to ensure all lawn areas are evenly mowed, and if your mower is stolen, it can be tracked and located. With the Automower Connect App, you can control or change your settings from anywhere. $2,000

JordiLight — JordiLight is the first all-in-one, adventure utility flashlight for outdoor enthusiasts, that

combines multiple functions into one easy-to-use and durable device. JordiLight comes with a suite of sensors and useful features, including three brightness levels, 10 customizable light modes, a built-in compass, and SOS detection and is IP68 allowing the device to go anywhere, even 50 meters/168 feet underwater, perfect for divers. $99

Sawyer Bottle Filtration System — The 24-ounce Water Filtration Bottle allows you to fill and drink

instantly from freshwater lakes, streams, rivers, or while traveling. It includes Sawyer’s high-performance 0.1-micron absolute hollow fiber membrane filter which removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera, and E.coli, 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium, and 100% of microplastics. The kit includes a 24oz BPA-free Tritan bottle, a cap that fits standard wide-mouth bottles, the dual-threaded Mini Filter, and a backwash syringe. Use it for hiking, backpacking, camping, emergency preparedness, and travel. $36

Sawyer Mini — A lightweight, versatile personal filtration system, the second-generation Sawyer MINI Water Filter fits in the palm of your hand and has a total field weight of just 2 ounces. Perfect for everything from camping with the kids to traveling abroad where tap and bottled water can’t be trusted, the tiny MINI provides 0.1 micron absolute filtration for clean drinking water on the go — filtering out bacteria, protozoa, and microplastics. $21

Sirius Goggles — To create the ultimate in ski goggles, Sirius precision engineered each element to

achieve an unmatched balance of performance and ease of use. The objective is to totally change navigation, communication, and safety in the mountains. They’ve got everything: GPS, built-in cellular data, and an HD camera that allows live streaming. Functions can be activated with a single touch. $650-$1,000

Garmin 700 GPS Montana — A phone GPS may do the trick for most outings, but for off-grid wilderness

adventures, you need to bring out the big guns. The Garmin 700 GPS Montana is built to withstand everything nature can throw at it. The durable, water-resistant handheld is tested to U.S. military standards and features a glove-friendly 5″ touchscreen that’s 50% larger than previous Montana models. Add in features like topoactive maps, public land boundaries, satellite views, ABC sensors, active weather forecasts, and a pre-loaded trail-finding app, and you have an essential piece of tech for hikers, hunters, crosscountry cyclists, or any outdoor enthusiast. $600

Unibank Power Bank — The Unibank Power Bank offers the power of energy in any situation. Pulling the

cord for just 90 seconds can give you 25 minutes of talk time on a typical smartphone. As well as its built-in LED torch and unique pull & power charger, Unibank offers a choice of a portable ambient light, wireless speaker, panic alarm, and laser measure attachments – all controlled from an intuitive, free app. Perfect for camping and hiking, the Power Bank is also an indispensable tool to keep in the glove compartment in case of emergency. $100

Samsonite Expanding Golf Trunk Locker Organizer — Organize your golf gear

and accessories inside this convenient golf trunk organizer from Samsonite. The Samsonite Golf Travel Golf Trunk Organizer is made from ripstop poly fabric with waterproof backing and has a roomy fold-down design with two levels that expand to offer you plenty of packing space. The bottom level has divided compartments and can hold up to three pairs of golf shoes while the top level has movable dividers to accommodate clothing, socks, or extra layers. $50

Nikon Coolshot Pro II Stabilized — Nikon’s flagship golf rangefinder with unmatched optics and

technology. Image stabilization counteracts handshake for a steady, clear view through the brilliant 6x monocular. HYPER READ technology for instant readings on a high-resolution OLED screen. DUAL LOCKED ON ECHO flagstick recognition technology, slope adjustment, real-time scanning, and more — all in a lightweight water and fog-proof design. Give your game an unshakable edge. $450

Garmin Approach S62 — The easy-to-use Approach S10 golf watch automatically chooses the course

you’re playing from more than 41,000 preloaded courses worldwide with free lifetime updates. Then it provides yardages to the front, back, and middle of the green as well as hazards and doglegs. Complete a hole, and it automatically transitions to the next hole as you walk from the green to the next tee box. And if you really crush one, you can measure the distance for bragging rights. $500

Tech for the Links

Launch Monitor By Voice Caddie — The all-new SC200 PLUS makes dialing in your distances and

improving your swing speed easier than ever. Simply turn your device on, place it a few feet behind the ball, choose your mode and club, and quickly get data on carry distance, swing speed, ball speed, and smash factor. With the new PLUS Practice Swing feature, you can see your swing speed without actually hitting a ball. Not only that, with your included remote you can quickly and easily change your club, mode, or target distance. $350

Victorinox Swiss Army Golf Tool — Raise your game and lower your handicap with the Golf Tool – it’s got

everything you need for a great day on the course. Use the tee punch to tee up, even on hard or frozen ground. Repair the green with the repair tool. Slide out the ball marker as needed. Repeat until you’ve beaten your best score. $70

SelfieGolf Swing Recording System — Get the SelfieGolf Innovative Clip System complete with two

Alignment Sticks. Use one to prop up your phone while you use the other to perfectly aim your next shot. The complete package will give you the autonomy to film your swings so that you can confidently and consistently improve your game. This portable, reliable training set may very well be one of the most important new accessories for all golfers: seasoned or novice. $40

Pitchfix Tour Edition 2.5 Divot Tool — A classic single blade design, the Tour

Edition 2.5 is built to perform, with smooth lines, comfortable ABS mouldings, intelligent RepairTec metal prongs, flexible color options, and an iconic branded magnetic ballmarker. Every tool can be supplied individually packaged or with other tools as part of a gift pack — ideal for membership gifts, marketing incentives, or VIP event gifts. Contact PitchFix for Pricing

Arccos Caddie Bundle — Take your game to the next level this golf season with a special bundle of

Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors and Arccos Caddie Link, a powerful wearable — so, you can leave your phone in the bag and play the game your way. Get access to the award-winning Arccos Caddie app, golf’s Smartest Caddie featuring: auto-shot tracking, smart club distances, an AI-powered rangefinder, Caddie Advice, and analytics on your game. $248

HEALTH TECH

We Decode DNA kit — We Decode offers customized, predictive DNA testing for insights into an

individual’s genetic makeup in order to improve health outcomes. The wellness company’s motto is, “Better Health Through Better Data.” We Decode’s DNA testing and genetically aligned cannabis formulations offer a streamlined method to product selections to save its customers’ time and money. Contact We Decode for Pricing

FitFoot — Use FitFoot daily while sitting for activation of muscles in feet and lower leg for better

circulation, improved range of motion, muscle tone, and strength. Take this compact foot and leg exerciser anywhere! Quick clip open and closed for instant setup to start exercising anywhere. Great for low-mobility users in bed or chair confinement. Use while traveling to promote blood flow — on a plane, train, or in a car. Includes transport bag. $99

GhostBed — The Ghost Massage Bed Powered by Cozzia is built with a unique air-cell technology that

offers a therapeutic massage targeting major pressure points, similar to the features in Cozzia’s industry-acclaimed massage chairs. It is built of a comfort gel memory foam layer, the massaging layer, the GhostFlex Transition foam, and base foam. $2,999 for queen, with options in twin extralong, queen, king, and California king.

Supernatural — Supernatural takes VR fitness games to the next level. With immersive games like Flow

and Boxing, it’s easy to forget you’re burning calories while flailing away in your living room with a headset on. Motivating instructors help ground the experience as you carry out motions in sci-fi-style alien planets or Earth’s most breathtaking locations. To cool down, take part in some mediation offered within the app. Supernatural is available for the Meta Quest and Quest 2. $15/month subscription

Withings Body Cardio Smart Scale — Go beyond measurements with the Withings Body Cardio Smart

Scale. Developed with cardiologists, users can get a holistic picture of their overall health with features like a weight and BMI display, body composition, and heart rate. All Withings scales also automatically sync to the Health Mate app. With built-in coaching, you can set goals, see your trends over time, and get rewarded. $150

Garmin vivoactive 4S — The Garmin vivoactive 4S is a smart training watch for outdoor navigation. It

comes equipped with GPS and preloaded sports apps, including yoga, running, pool swimming, strength training, golf, cardio, pilates, and more. The vivoactive 4S has VO2 max estimator, which when used with the heart rate monitor shows your running speed, beats per minute, and heart rate variability to estimate the maximum volume of oxygen you can consume per minute. $330

Omron HeartGuide — Designed to fit your lifestyle, HeartGuide is a clinically accurate, wearable blood

pressure monitor available in the U.S. Now, track your heart data and learn how your behaviors impact your heart health. Engineered to keep you informed, HeartGuide is the first clinically accurate, wearable blood pressure monitor designed in the innovative form of a wristwatch, and is registered with the FDA as a medical device. HeartGuide holds up to 100 measurements in memory and syncs with the OMRON Connect mobile app, which is available for free download on Apple iTunes and Google Play and provides insights and personalized coaching to help users take action for their heart health. $499

Fitbit Inspire 2 — Start your health & fitness journey with this easy-to-use tracker for your daily activity,

sleep & heart with up to 10 days of battery. With a streamlined design, a backlit OLED display, and a simple touchscreen, Inspire 2 is a comfortable companion day and night. Plus, Android users enjoy a quick setup with Google Fast Pair. Your fitness journey should be fun. $100

MorePro V19 Health Tracker — The MorePro V19 is a perfect wearable if you’re looking for a setup that

monitors lots of bodily functions. The device includes an ECG/HRV tracker, SpO2 monitor, sleep apnea monitor, blood oxygen monitoring and a 24.7 blood pressure monitor. In addition, it features a robust workout program and syncs with your phone. $46

Ozmo Smart Water Bottle — The Ozmo Smart Water Bottle connects with the Ozmo Water Tracking App

to record both your water and coffee consumption and track your progress throughout the day to help you reach your hydration goals. It syncs with Fitbit, Apple Watch, and other fitness trackers to reevaluate your hydration needs post-workout. Other features include LED lights, vibration alerts that remind you to stay hydrated throughout the day, high precision and accuracy in measurement, and up to three weeks of battery on a single charge. $70

Meta Quest Pro — It comes loaded with innovative features like high-resolution

sensors that enable full-color mixed reality experiences, next-generation pancake optics, advanced LCD displays that deliver sharp visuals, an all-new, sleek, and comfortable design complete with guided Fit Adjustment, and eye tracking and Natural Facial Expressions for enhanced social presence. All of this makes Meta Quest Pro the perfect device for collaborating and working much more naturally in VR. $1,500

Teddy Stratford Shirt — Besides looking great, Teddy Stratford shirts are wearable innovation. They are

athletic cut shirts that look like they are buttoned up, but actually have a hidden zipper to prevent gapping! I know, why did we have to live this long without this? $48-150

Katalyst — The most shocking workout in the world. Literally. Katalyst uses electro muscle stimulation

(EMS) to stimulate your muscles while you are working out. Using EMS to increase muscle growth, flexibility, and recovery is the next level of fitness. Katalyst uses EMS to help you build more strength in less time, without any external weights or wear-and-tear on your body. $2,500

Targus 15.6” Conquer Expandable Backpack — Conquer the day ahead with the 15.6” Conquer

Expandable Backpack. Made for those on the go, its padded laptop compartment, organized workstation, and front side pockets keep your gear protected, while its convenient water bottle pockets put hydration at arm’s length. For those needing a little extra room, use the zipper extension which allows the main compartment to expand – taking the backpack’s capacity from 26L to 27.5L. $85

Theragun Mini — After a particularly grueling Supernatural guided workout, there is no better way to

decompress than breaking out the Theragun Mini muscle massager. The Theragun Mini offers all the benefits of handheld percussion therapy in a convenient pocket size. Theragun quality meets ultimate portability. With a universal attachment and 3 speeds, your device has the power to massage any area like a pro. Compact but powerful, the Theragun mini is the most agile massage device that goes wherever you do. $180

PRODUCT REVOLUTION

Samsung Freestyle — From slanted walls and kitchen tables to outdoor surfaces and floors, the

Freestyle’s 180-degree design allows you to point, play, and enjoy a big screen experience. With its round, compact shape, you can easily slip it into a backpack and take your entertainment on the go. The projector optimizes screen size, autofocuses, and levels the image even when pointed at an angle. It does the hard work for you, so you can kick back and enjoy the content you love, when and where you want to. $800

Lumi Keys Studio Edition — Light up your sound with the world’s first keyboard controller offering per-

key pitch bend and polyphonic aftertouch, plus whole-key illumination that sparks new ideas for playing and composing. Available in the LUMI Keys Studio Edition Bundle. Choose songs you love in the app, follow the lights on the keyboard, and build skills that last a lifetime. Unlock your musical potential with an easy, all-in-one system.

GPSS-650: Portable Professional PA System — This lightweight but powerful rechargeable battery-

powered gem is the perfect answer for small gatherings on the beach, on the side of a mountain, or middle of a field. Every input you can possibly need is all there: two combination XLR/1/4″ phone plug channels a plus 1/8″ mini-jack and RCA channel — all three channels with 3-band EQ — and even Bluetooth, and a thoughtful USB phone charging port besides. $350

Kaleidescape Terra + Strato C — Kaleidescape is the only digital provider of movies with lossless audio

and full reference video quality. The Terra server downloads a 4K movie in as little as 10 minutes and can simultaneously distribute up to ten 4K HDR movies to Strato C players, allowing customers to enjoy their movie collection not just in their theater room, but throughout the home. Kaleidescape elevates every component in your home theater to deliver the ultimate cinematic experience. $8,990

Yamaha – YHT-5960 Premium All-in-One Home Theater System with 8K HDMI and Wi-Fi — Complete

your entertainment. Enjoy a complete home theater with the YHT- 5960U. This system will transform how you listen and watch at home with a powerful subwoofer and complete set of surround speakers. This home-theater-in-a-box includes the latest in video processing, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, wireless streaming and more. Get ready for the future with 4 upgradeable HDCP2.3 HDMI inputs that support the latest HDMI specifications such as 8K/60bHz and 4K/120Hz pass-through and eARC. This 5.1-channel 725 Watt surround sound system has Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Hybrid Log- Gamma and BT.2020. $780

Denon AVR-S760H — The Denon AVRS760H 7.2 Channel AVR delivers extraordinary sound quality from

music, movies, and games. Ushering in a new standard for fully immersive, high-resolution home theater and listening, this AV Receiver supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X, and DTS Virtual:X and delivers an unparalleled audio output. Featuring 6 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output, the AVR-S760H incorporates an advanced 8K video section that supports 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hz video pass-through. $599

Cyber Acoustics CA-2890BT Speaker Bar/Speakerphone — This multi-purpose speaker is a great budget

speakerphone for anyone who does conference calls — it’s the perfect way to give your ears a break from headphones during meetings. It can peak surprisingly loud for its small footprint and the built-in clip allows it to attach to most monitors, for a clutter-free workspace. It can also stand alone. The CA-2890BT offers both USB (A or C via an included adapter) and Bluetooth 5.0. $30

JBL Eon One MK2 — The JBL Eon One MK2 battery-powered column PA boasts a class-leading acoustic

package, 5-channel digital mixer, dbx and Lexicon DSP, Bluetooth functions, and universal app control into a lightweight, portable package that can be carried in one hand. The Eon One MK2 delivers the fidelity JBL is legendary for, combining a geometrically optimized, C-shaped 8-tweeter array with a 10” woofer to deliver class-leading clarity and coverage down to 37 Hz, with wide dispersion and a maximum output of 123 dB. $1,249

Andover Songbird Music Streamer — The Songbird network music player from Andover Audio gives you an amazingly flexible high-resolution — and high-value — streaming platform.

You can be up and running with this streamer in five minutes. And it’s small — a little larger than a tin of Altoids — so it’s easy to tuck it out of the way. The Songbird literally talks you through the straightforward setup process with spoken instructions from its app via your system, so it’s easy to start enjoying streaming audio right out of the box. And its onboard DAC really punches above its weight, with up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution from Tidal and Qobuz plus support for other popular streaming platforms including Amazon Music and Spotify. $179

Audio Technica LP60XBT — The AT-LP60XBT gives you all the great features of the redesigned AT-LP60X

fully automatic belt-drive stereo turntable with the added convenience of Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The turntable pairs with speakers, headphones, or other wireless devices. Audio- Technica has been a leader in phono cartridge design for more than 50 years, and that expertise shows in the AT-LP60XBT’s Dual Magnet cartridge with a replaceable stylus. The AT-LP60XBT plays both 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records and comes with a 45 RPM adapter, a detachable dual RCA output cable (for wired connection) and a removable hinged dust cover. $219

PreSonus StudioLive 32SC — PreSonus’ StudioLive 32SC is a compact, rack-mountable 32-channel digital

mixer that can be easily scaled, with 40 internal mixing channels, 26 mix buses, and 286 simultaneous processors—including four stereo reverberation systems and signal-processing plug-in models on every input channel and mix bus. With 128 (64×64) channels of USB recording and AVB network audio I/O, flexible routing options, and studio-grade audio quality, the StudioLive 32SC is equally at home in recording studios and pro touring rigs. $2,899

Lomi — Lomi transforms household food waste into an asset that helps rebuild the world’s soil…which

turns back into food! You can load your kitchen waste into Lomi instead of the garbage and it will transform it into clean reusable soil that you can use in plants, your garden etc. Lomi turns your scraps into soil at the push of a button. Contact Lomi for Pricing

Shelly Plus 1PM UL — Shelly Plus 1PM UL is the most advanced control product available today.

Combining precise power measurement data with enhanced safety features, a Wi-Fi range extender, Bluetooth gateway to integrate sensors and accessories, and full local control. Designed for retrofit wiring, Plus 1PM installs behind any light switch or electrical outlet, automating virtually any building circuit. Shelly supports native integrations or licensed third-party drivers for most automation platforms as well as MQTT/MQTTs for building management systems. $26

Cogni — Cogni is an integrated solution designed to assist in wine barrel monitoring. Its proprietary

technology combines SaaS and hardware to continuously monitor temperature and humidity, free and molecular SO2, pH, acetic acid / VA, ethanol/alcohol, phenol/guaiacol, internal barrel pressure, and fill level. Contact Cogni for Price

Meeting Owl 3 — Designed by Owl Labs, the company that builds 360-degree videoconferencing solutions for hybrid organizations, the Meeting Owl 3 is the third generation of the Meeting Owl franchise. The company’s award-winning Meeting Owl products are the first AIpowered, 360-degree camera, microphone, and speaker devices that automatically zoom in on whoever’s speaking. The Meeting Owl 3 is equipped with Owl Labs’ proprietary, newly upgraded OIS technology that powers auto-focus, smart zooming, and smart mics. $1,049

Clear Drop Soft Plastic Compactor (SPC) — Clear Drop is the first line of production-ready home

appliances to streamline how we process our waste, soft plastics, and organic trash: Clear Drop SPC (Soft Plastic Compactor) and Clear Drop OC (Organics Collector). Clear Drop’s growing product line is designed to clean up the environment, processing 100% of home refuse without leaving anything for the landfill. Affordably priced and geared to the home user, each patent-pending Clear Drop unit addresses one specific type of recycling. Contact Clear Drop for Pricing

Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra Robot Vacuum with Empty Wash Fill Dock — Vacuum more and mop more while emptying less, cleaning less, and doing less. Roborock S7 MaxV, combined with the Empty Wash Fill Dock, unleashes a new level of floor cleaning automation. ReactiveAI 2.0 combines structured light 3D scanning – a process that uses a pattern projected on a scene and uses pattern deformation to recognize obstacles accurately – and an all-new neural processing unit designed to execute Roborock’s machine learning algorithms, to make S7 MaxV think smarter and work faster, more easily than ever. $1,160

Courant Mag 2 Magnetic Charging Stand — Courant has taken the idea of a desktop or bedside charger

and added style to the equation. Instead of a bunch of cables or the traditional “hockey puck” charger, Courant mixed design with innovation to create the Mag 2 Charging Stand, a great accessory for iPhone and AirPods users. Magnetically snap on your iPhone 12/13/14 on the charging stand, place your wireless charging AirPods on the base, and you’re all set. $80

SpotOn GPS Dog Fence — SpotOn GPS Dog Fence is an invisible fence that utilizes GPS tracking to teach

your dog how to stay in its surroundings in a humane and low-impact way, meaning no electric shock. SpotOn GPS Dog Fence swaps buried wires with True Location, a technology that builds on conventional GPS and makes it better, giving you the most reliable fence boundary that never requires calibration so your dog can have a great adventure without risking a great escape. $1,500

Cync Dynamic Effects Smart Light Strip — Cync Dynamic Effects Smart Light Strips offer light shows,

color segment control, and music syncing for the ultimate entertainment and gaming experience. Feature multicolor, vivid light effects that display 16 million colors plus white tones that are dimmable and easily controlled via voice with Amazon Alexa or Hey Google and via touch through the Cync App, powered by Savant. $80


 

“The top 50 most innovative products has been a fun and wildly popular part of Innovation & Tech Today for several years now,” said. Editor-in-Chief, Charles Warner. “We congratulate all the winners and are excited to continue this tradition of celebrating some of the coolest products and services we found in a wide cross section of categories.”

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