Minnesota Goes to Vegas for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show
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Minnesota Goes to Vegas for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

The four-day event kicks off in January each year, highlighting the who’s who and latest and greatest in the tech world.

Nearly two dozen companies are representing Minnesota in the 2018 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, which began Tuesday and wraps tomorrow, January 12.

Featuring Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett as the keynote speaker, the event drew more than 170,000 attendees, with 3,900-plus participating exhibitors representing more than 150 countries.  
Here’s a list of the 23 Minnesota companies at CES – whose products range in purpose from education and amusement, to well-being, practicality and more:
Digi International – One of two featured Minnesota companies, this Minnetonka-based purveyor of machine-to-machine and Internet of Things solutions is giving CES time to two of their device development kits, the DigiConnect Core and the Digi XBee.
Comply – The second featured Minnesota participant is based in Oakdale and specializes in headphone products. At CES, the company is highlighting its customizable, body heat-oriented memory foam headphones, called Comply Foam Tips. 
Mindwatts – The Eden Prairie-based company specializes in innovative products geared toward STEM education. At CES, Mindwatts is promoting their new development Lojkly, a platform of easy-use electronic cubes that apply logic gates and digital circuit design to teach decision-making skills – essentially a beginner coding game for children.
MultiTech – This communications equipment manufacturing company, based in Mounds View, is using CES to showcase their new product MultiConnect Conduit. It’s billed as the “most configurable, manageable, and scalable communications gateway” for Internet of Things applications (your home electronic network connectivity system).
3M – The St. Paul-based medical materials and technologies power-player is at CES touting their interest in helping designers and developers of skin-oriented medical adhesives to actualize or improve their product concepts. The company’s indoor air quality brand, 3M Filtrete is also in attendance.
Other Minnesota companies on the CES floor this year include:
Bracketron – An Edina-based leader in universal mounting solutions and mobile tech accessories
Canton Electronic Corporation – Electronics supplier based in Edina
Element Electronics – Eden Prairie-based electronics designer
GetWireless – Eden Prairie-based cellular solutions distributor
HabitAware – Saint Louis Park-based company specializing in health-oriented wearable devices
HealthX LLC – Minneapolis-based health care provider
Holor LLC – St. Augusta-based personal protection device startup
Honeywell International – Golden Valley-based home connectivity solutions company
iotobox – Shoreview-based Internet of Things device developer
MEM-CE, LLC – Eden Prairie-based manufacturing, marketing, and brand management company
NimbeLink – Plymouth-based producer of cellular Internet of Things devices
Polaroid – Minnetonka-based film and camera manufacturer
Prevent Biometrics – Edina-based Cleveland Clinic spinoff which specializes in a head-injury monitoring device
SANUS/Chief/Da-Lite – Eden Prairie-based AV solutions manufacturer
Sleep Number – Minneapolis-based sleep-focused technology developer
UnitedHealthcare – Minnetonka-based healthcare provider
Wellness USA Inc. – Minneapolis-based wellness technologies developer