CES 2015: 7 of the Most Impressive and Innovative Ideas

These gadgets stood out from the pack at CES.

ByABC News
January 8, 2015, 1:17 PM
Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich unveils a wearable device called Curie, a prototype open source computer the size of a button, at CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich unveils a wearable device called Curie, a prototype open source computer the size of a button, at CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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— -- intro: Sin City has been turned into a technology wonderland this week for the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show.

More than 3,600 exhibitors have spread out across more than two million square feet of conference space to show off some of the most crazy, innovative and sometimes, even life-changing, pieces of technology.

Although there aren't any new categories or big game changers this year at CES, there has been an impressive showing of technology.

Here are seven gadgets, ideas and services that stood out from the pack.

quicklist: 1title: Parrot Pottext: This genius connected flower pot makes sure you'll never kill another plant again.

Sensors measure moisture, fertilizer, temperature and sunlight. An autonomous watering system gives the plant what it needs at the right time.

The Parrot Pot connects via Bluetooth and allows plant owners to keep track of their plant via an app, even when they're away.

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quicklist: 2title: Zolttext: The three ounce charger can add juice to your laptop and as many as two other devices when you're on the go.

Aside from its size, what makes Zolt special is its efficient resonant control technology, which can automatically regulate power to each device to ensure your devices charge as efficiently as possible.

Zolt is taking pre-orders on its website for the $79.99 device.

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quicklist: 3title: Intel's Smart Buttontext: There's plenty of power in Intel's button-sized Curie module.

The chip maker said the tiny wearable computer can be used to power wearables, including rings, bags, bracelets, fitness trackers and can even be made into a smart button.

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quicklist: 4title: LG Twin Washtext: Laundry just got pretty awesome. LG's new Twin Wash System takes care of two loads simultaneously. Yes, that means you can do your lights and your darks at the same time.

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quicklist: 5title: Nixie the Wearable Dronetext: Nixie is a drone worn on the wrist that can detach, take flight and snap photos from countless different perspectives.

The technology, which uses Intel's Edison chip, took the $500,000 grand prize in a contest from the company last November. It made its debut at CES this year to plenty of fanfare.

The drone can fly off a user's wrist. take a picture, turn around and fly back to its owner, who can put it back on their wrist.

A release date has not been announced, however the Nixie website says the wearable will be "coming soon" to consumers.

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quicklist: 6title: Sling TVtext: Dish's Sling TV could change the way many people watch television and potentially be a cable-killer.

Launching in a few weeks, the service will allow subscribers to watch nearly two dozen channels online for prices as low as $20.

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quicklist: 7title: NVIDIA Tegra X1text: NVIDIA unveiled its Tegra X1 chip, which packs a whopping teraflop of processing power.

The company has some incredible innovations being developing around the superchip, such as the Drive PX computer which will make sure finding a parking spot is no longer the driver's problem.

Step out of the car, press a button on your smartphone and tell your car to "go park yourself."

When it comes time to leave your venue, the car can pick you up again with these simple words: "Come back to me."

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