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Trends With Benefits


Jan 8, 2016

On this special CES 2016 episode of Trends with Benefits, Digital Trends correspondents call in to talk about the future of tech, discuss their picks for the Top Tech of CES 2016 Digital Trends Awards and give us a behind the scenes look at what it's like to attend one of the world's biggest trade shows.

Drew Prindle was one of the lucky few at CES to actually try on the Genworth R701 Exoskeleton. However, this suit isn't designed to turn you into a version of Iron Man. It's made to do the exact opposite. It allows young, healthy people to understand some of the difficulties that the elderly deal with every day.

In addition to all of the usual companies you would expect at CES, there is also something called Eureka Park, where startups get a chance to showcase their technological inventions. Rick Stella selected a product from one of these companies for Top Tech of CES 2016 Award in the Sports & Fitness category. 

Force Impact Technologies has developed a product that could potentially prevent injuries to athletes and maybe even save lives. The FITguard could not be a more timely invention, being essentially a "smart" mouth guard that can help predict concussions.

Ryan Waniata is reporting on a lot of amazing tech at CES, and also fulfilling lifelong dreams. He'll explain it, but there is a reason that CES will never leave it's home of Las Vegas.

His selection for Top Tech of CES 2016 in Home Audio, goes to a product that is revolutionizing a segment that receives little attention. Doppler Labs Here Active Listening earbuds, are earplugs that can not only block out a crying baby on an airplane, it can actually accentuate your hearing. They allow you to create your own "audio mix" for the world around you.

What would it be like to give a CES 2016 Tour to some of the TOP CEOs in entertainment? Caleb Denison knows and while it went great, it's not surprisingly a little intimidating.

The winner of the Home Video category for the Top Tech of CES 2016 Award, was the Panasonic DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player. It's an incredible player that will do great things for 4K Televisions and the bonus is that will be available next year.

Also, hidden in a secret room off of the show floor, he discovered one of those true peaks at the future of technology. LG has on display an actual Rollable OLED TV. It's everything you would dream of and one of the best examples of why CES is always so exciting.

Today's episode features Drew Prindle, Rick Stella, Ryan Waniata, Caleb Denison and Greg Nibler.

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