CES 2015’s Best Business Gadgets

CES is a consumer show, but there are plenty of nifty tools for businesses too.

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CES 2015

CES is mostly focused on consumer-oriented products, but with the lines between consumer and business devices blurring nowadays, many of the coolest products at CES could be of great interest to enterprise IT folks. Here are some of the hottest new CES products that business professionals could get a kick out of.

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HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Special Edition Notebook PC

Key features: The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 SE is super thin (15.7 mm) and light, making it an ideal business- notebook for frequent travelers. It combines a magnesium-lithium alloy and carbon fiber to achieve a 2.2 pounds weight plus it has a 9-hour battery life.

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Boingo Wi-Fi subscription

Key features: PassPoint is an industry standard technology sometimes called “Hotspot 2.0” and/or “Next Generation Hotspot” backed by the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Broadband Alliance. It aims to make it easier to automatically connect to secure WiFi networks. Traditionally connecting to secure networks has required user authentication, but with PassPoint users can be automatically connected to these secure WiFi hotspots. More info.

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Key features: NuBryte is smart lighting and security console that provides automated lighting, a built-in security system, and energy reporting system. It’s primarily designed for a home, but there’s no reason it can’t be used in an office. More info.

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Dell 27 Ultra HD 4K Monitor – P2715Q

Key features: For wide-eyed business professionals, Dell has the Ultra HD 4K Monitor, a 27-inch monitor with four times the resolution of Full HD with 3840 x 2160 resolution at 60hz and over 8 million pixels with wide color coverage at 99% sRGB and ultra-wide viewing angles. More info.

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LifeTrak Zone C410

Key features: Salutron has a whole lineup of WellnessConnected products for consumers or HR and employee wellness coordinators can use them to customize health program in a business. This wearable wrist device tracks steps, distance, heart rate, calorie burn, and sleep with an activity tracker that also tells time. Other products include a blood pressure monitor and a smart weight scale. More info.

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Sulon Cortex

Key features:  The Cortex is a wearable, head mounted computing platform that provides developers with a spatial scanner and digital visor in a standalone headset package. Cortex sees businesses using this to help employees or developers virtualize a problem from a realistic perspective, or for precise simulation. More info.

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SMART kapp

Key features:  Make your conference room “SMART” with the kabb collaboration tool, which digitizes information written on it, capturing it and allowing it to be shared with meeting participants in any location. More info.

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ProSAFE 8-port Gigabit Click Switch

Key features:  Click Switch is a mounting system for flexible placement in office cubicles and conference rooms. Features include traffic prioritization, VLAN support, and two USB ports for charging smart phones or tablets. Plus, it helps organize a mess of cords. More info.

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XOEye Technologies Wearable Suite

Key features:  XOEye will bundle its cloud-based software platform with Vuzix’s M100 smart glasses to create a wearable computing environment. XOEye envisions businesses using this for remote diagnostics, support, training and compliance or project documentation. More info.

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