Here’s a list of who and what is on display:
3M — The Maplewood-based manufacturer is touting a number of items catered to touch-screen devices. One product sure to catch (or shield) eyes: a privacy filter that blacks out a screen when viewed from an angle. With the filter applied, users can still view the screen normally while being protected from “visual hacking” on the light rail or in a coffee shop.
PetChatz — This St. Louis Park-based start-up has crafted a two-way video chat system between pets and their owners. Whether on the job or on vacation, pet owners can now communicate with their cat, dog, etc. from any Internet-enabled device.
Foreverence — This Eden Prairie-based company makes it possible to 3D print custom cremation urns for pets and humans alike.
Polaroid — The Minnetonka-based will be showcasing an array of products including the second generation Polaroid Snap (an instant-print camera), 3D printers and drones.
Honeywell — This Golden Valley-based business will be taking aim at wellness and security by launching a number of connected household products under its Lyric product line. With each being Wi-Fi compatible, Honeywell is introducing its new Lyric Round thermostat, home security system, indoor/outdoor cameras, glass break sensors and smoke, water-leak and freeze detector systems.
Zivik — The Golden Valley-based musical instrument tech company will be showing off jamstik+, its app-enabled, wireless smart guitar that it boasts as “hands-down, the easiest way to learn guitar.”
Sleep Number — This Plymouth-based company will premiere the “it bed” — a data-collecting bed that can suggest a mattress comfort level, bed time, preferred room temperature and more to give the user a better night’s sleep.
NUU Mobile — This mobile device company with offices in Mendota Heights and Rochester will have a number of unlocked (meaning not tied to any one carrier) Android smartphones on display.
Other Minnesota companies found on the CES floor include:
- Afinia — Chanhassen-based maker of 3D printers
- Andersen Windows — Bayport-based window and door manufacturer
- Audio Research — Minneapolis-based manufacturer of audio electronics, both tube and transistor-based
- Bel Canto Design — Minneapolis-based home audio and theater electronics company
- Bracketron — Edina-based business that constructs mounts for smartphones, tablets, GPS systems and other handheld devices
- Cima NanoTech — Oakdale-based manufacturer of nanomaterial-based products, such as transparent films used on large touch screens
- Comply — Oakdale-based manufacturer of memory foam tips for earphones
- Danville Signal Processing — Cannon Falls-based technology partner for high performance based audio solutions
- Digital River — Minnetonka-based ecommerce provider
- Ergotron — St. Paul-based business specializing in wall/desk mounts, sit-stand desks and other office products
- Exosite — Minneapolis-based internet of things software developer
- Hema Imaging — A thermal imaging start-up founded by a Minnesota native and MN Cup competitor
- Hydreon Corporation — Eden Prairie-based creator of FakeTV, which operates like an active television to deter burglaries while the homeowner is away
- MEM-CE — Eden Prairie-based international management and marketing company that operates under the trade name Memorex-CE
- SANUS — Eden Prairie-based audio/video mount manufacturer
- UnitedHealthcare — Minnetonka-based insurance provider