9to5Toys Best of CES 2017 Awards


It’s been a huge week at CES 2017 in Las Vegas with a number of new products across nearly every category. For 9to5Toys, that includes a bevvy of new TVs, smart home gear, headphones and much more. We’ve combed through all of this week’s releases to put together a list of the best of the best.

Head below for our favorite TVs, storage, cordcutting gear and more from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas…

Best TV: LG’s Impossibly Thin Wallpaper 4K OLED Displays

CES 2017 did not disappoint when it came to televisions. With high-end models and budget sets galore, it was difficult to make our choice for the cream of the crop this year.

LG’s new ‘Wallpaper’ displays ultimately won out with its gorgeous design and versatile features. Take a look:

The 65 and 77-inch models features HDR10 technology in an incredibly thin millimeter package. LG has managed to pull this off by putting the putting the speakers in a unique drop-down soundbar system. OLED is the king of the castle when it comes to TVs and the latest creation from LG continues that trend.

Best Cordcutting Accessory: Mohu’s Airwave HD Antenna for Apple TV, iOS and more

Mohu has been cranking out excellent HD antennas for a few years. But with the advent of Sling TV and DirecTV Now, they’ve had to adapt along the way. The Airwave HD Antenna was announced at CES as a way for cordcutters to stream local content to a myriad of devices, including Apple TV, iOS, Android, Roku and more.

A truly wireless design is what makes Mohu’s latest antenna so great. Simply put it in a window and it will leverage your local network to beam content across each platform. A 14-day guide also brings familiarity for users looking for a certain program to watch. This may be the ultimate answer to bridge the gap between streaming services and over-the-air content.

Best Hard Drive: The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT 2TB Thumb Drive

Kingston came up big at CES 2017 with the “world’s highest capacity USB flash drive”, sporting up to 2TB of storage. Not only does it offer quite a bit of room, an Apple-friendly zinc alloy metal casing puts it over-the-top. These USB 3.0 drives are designed with content creators in mind. Kingston says that the larger 2TB model can carry some 70 hours of 4K footage and an incredible amount of images or documents. Kingston is planning on shipping this new drive in February.

Best Smart Home Accessory: Belkin’s WeMo Switch and Light Dimmer

Update: Belkin’s WeMo Light Dimmer is now available for purchase at Amazon for $79.99.

Belkin was among the first on the scene way back when with its line of WeMo smart home accessories. But over the last year, its original Switch outlet was starting to show some age. Thankfully at CES 2017 Belkin showed up with a fresh design in-hand. The slimmer model features many of the same functions but does have a smaller footprint, allowing both outlets to be used simultaneously (an issue in the past). The WeMo Switch offers Google Home and Alexa compatibility alongside the usual iOS and Android apps. It’s available for pre-order today at Amazon for $34.99.

CES 2017 also delivered Belkin’s new Light Dimmer that’s designed to work with just about any lightbulb in modern homes. It has a number of cool features including a scheduling mode that prohibits your lights from being too bright during certain hours of the day. It offers all of the same controls as the rest of the WeMo line like scheduling and smartphone compatibility.

You’ll find the rest of our CES 2017 coverage here and be sure to follow 9to5Toys on Twitter for the latest news throughout the year.

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