Even with so many things on display at CES 2016, there were a few of them that grabbed our attention.

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Virtual-reality headsets are being put back into their cases, and all drones have landed as CES 2016 officially wraps up Saturday. It was a year full of real and imagined worlds, homes that can talk to you, and quite a few big-name partnerships.

In the midst of the packed crowds and big-name press conferences, companies from across the world showed off some of the coolest technology that is about to be released.

Here are 10 of them.

MediaPad M2 10

Manufacturer: Huawei

When expected: First quarter

Price: Starts at $349

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei jumps into the U.S market with the MediaPad M2 10 tablet. (Matt Day/The Seattle Times)
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei jumps into the U.S market with the MediaPad M2 10 tablet. (Matt Day/The Seattle Times)

Why it’s interesting: MediaPad is among the crop of devices marking the debut of the Chinese telecommunications giant into the U.S. market this year. The 10-inch tablet’s volume and power buttons are on the short end of the rectangle. That, along with a four-speaker setup that offers better sound quality than most tablets, shows Huawei’s gamble that people want a tablet better equipped for watching movies. It comes with a stylus, too.

— M.D.

Grillbot

The Grillbot cleans grills even when they’re hot.
The Grillbot cleans grills even when they’re hot. It has an automatic timer.

Manufacturer: Grillbot

When expected: On sale now

Price: Starting at $100

Why it’s interesting: The small robot grill cleaner has three wire brushes and a heat-resistant plastic top so it can go on the BBQ when it’s still hot. The bot has an automatic timer and zooms across the grill, brushes whirring until the rack is clean. Inventor Ethan Woods created the robot after he cleaned his grill one day with a power drill and paint brush.

— R.L.

Breathometer’s Mint reads hydrogen sulfide levels in your mouth and offers oral-hygiene suggestions. (Rachel Lerman)
Breathometer’s Mint reads hydrogen sulfide levels in your mouth and offers oral-hygiene suggestions. (Rachel Lerman)

Mint

Manufacturer: Breathometer

When expected: On sale now

Price: $99

Why it’s interesting: The Mint acts like a tiny vacuum that quickly takes a sample from your mouth. It reads the hydrogen sulfide levels then gives you suggestions about oral hygiene. The connected app makes a personalized brushing and flossing plan. Breathometer has partnered with Phillips Sonicare to sell the device within a Sonicare package.

— R.L.

ByRobot's Petrone can
ByRobot’s Petrone can “fight” with other drones by shooting infrared lasers.

Petrone

Manufacturer: ByRobot

When expected: Spring

Price: $79.98

Why it’s interesting: These minidrones can “fight” by shooting small infrared lights at each other while flying around. When a drone is hit, the player’s phone vibrates. If it gets hit three times, it powers down and lands. The idea is to make drone flying accessible and social, especially for teenagers.

— R.L.

X7 Plus Bluetooth wireless headphones

Mee Audio's X7 Plus Bluetooth wireless headphones are sweat-resistant and fit securely around ears.
Mee Audio’s X7 Plus Bluetooth wireless headphones are sweat-resistant and fit securely around ears.

Manufacturer: Mee Audio

When expected: On sale online

Price: $99.99

Why it’s interesting: These headphones are completely sweat resistant and wrap around your ears so they stay in place while you work out. They connect via Bluetooth to your phone so you may not have to carry it around while at the gym.

— R.L.

PS-HX500 turntable

Sony’s PS-HX500 turntable can copy or back up records to a PC or Mac in high-quality digital formats via a USB cable. (Matt Day/The Seattle Times)
Sony’s PS-HX500 turntable can copy or back up records to a PC or Mac in high-quality digital formats via a USB cable. (Matt Day/The Seattle Times)

Manufacturer: Sony

When expected: Spring

Price: Not announced

Why it’s interesting: The turntable takes aim at the surprisingly durable popularity of vinyl records. The device functions as a standard turntable, able to plug in to your preferred speakers. But the selling point is its ability to copy or back up records to a PC or Mac in high-quality digital formats via a USB cable.

— M.D.

MagicaBox is a smartphone for blind people and those with other disabilities. The phone speaks to the user, has a physical dial to scroll through apps and is equipped with a physical keypad on the back for dialing. (Rachel Lerman/The Seattle Times)
MagicaBox is a smartphone for blind people and those with other disabilities. The phone speaks to the user, has a physical dial to scroll through apps and is equipped with a physical keypad on the back for dialing. (Rachel Lerman/The Seattle Times)

MagicaBox

Manufacturer: MagicaVision

When expected: Third quarter (in the U.S.)

Price: $199

Why it’s interesting: MagicaVision, a French company, has created a smartphone for blind people and those with other disabilities. The phone speaks to the user, has a physical dial to scroll through apps and is equipped with a physical keypad on the back for dialing. It also has sensors at the base that can detect objects and alert the user when they get close. MagicaVision is led by a CEO who is blind. They will start shipping in Europe in March.

— R.L.

Innovative Technology’s Bright Tunes incorporates small Bluetooth speakers into light strings so your lights can sing to you.
Innovative Technology’s Bright Tunes incorporates small Bluetooth speakers into light strings so your lights can sing to you.

Bright Tunes

Manufacturer: Innovative Technology

When expected: Spring

Price: Starts at $40

Why it’s interesting: Now your Christmas tree can sing to you. Bright Tunes incorporates small Bluetooth speakers into string lights that can be hung on trees, in dorms rooms or outside. Each 26-foot string has four small speakers, and strings can be connected together.

— R.L.

Vitrio is creating a virtual-reality experience for real estate by allowing agents to create virtual pictures of properties they represent.
Vitrio is creating a virtual-reality experience for real estate by allowing agents to create virtual pictures of properties they represent.

Vitrio

Manufacturer: Vitrio

When expected: March

Price: $40 for three-month subscription to app, $150 for optional equipment

Why it’s interesting: Vitrio is making use of virtual reality for something other than gaming — real estate. The company creates an online platform that lets people shoot video and photos of their property and stitch it into a virtual experience. The company will market to real-estate agents especially, so they can show customers properties without actually having to be there.

— R.L.

ThinkPad X1 Yoga

Manufacturer: Lenovo

When expected: January

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Yoga has an optional OLED display, the kind found in high-end TVs. (Lenovo)
Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Yoga has an optional OLED display, the kind found in high-end TVs. When the 14-inch touch screen is flipped to full tablet mode the keyboard beneath automatically retracts into the laptop base so the device can sit flat. (Lenovo)

Price: Starts at $1,449

Why it’s interesting: ThinkPad has come a long way since Lenovo bought the well-respected business notebook line from IBM in 2005. The highlight here is an optional OLED display, the kind found in high-end TVs. When the 14-inch touch screen is flipped the full 360 degrees to full tablet mode, the keyboard beneath automatically retracts into the laptop base so the device can sit flat.

— M.D.

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