The 10 most innovative companies in consumer electronics 2017

In the old days, every outfit in a list of important consumer electronics companies would have know, consumer electronics. Stuff like TVs. But in this era, as more and more of the products in our lives look like devices, and they're all connected over the internet, a more diverse group of players are setting the agenda.

Click on a company to learn more about why it made the list.


For priming its consumers for a lifetime of purchases


For homing in on the voice-assistant space


For remembering the core of its products: the chips


For expanding its Mi brand into an internet-of-things ecosystem

05. EERO

For taking the fight to crappy Wi-Fi


For threatening Apple's position as designers' favorite device-maker


For going beyond audio to bring more clarity to screens, too

08. TILE

For fending off the key-finding competition by putting its tech into vehicles and more

09. KANO

For standing out in the coding-for-kids crowd by tapping into the IoT


For streamlining its hoard of app recipes

This article is part of our coverage of the World's Most Innovative Companies of 2017.

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Amazon Echo - $179.99

The latest "it" object from Amazon, this 360 omni-directional speaker is responsive, connected and fast. It even learns from you -- as it's always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino's, and more.

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Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphone - $219.99

Using Bluetooth technology, Beats Solo3 headphones maintain a 40-hour battery life, giving you on-the-go access to high quality sound whenever you need it.

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Amazfit Equator Activity + Sleep Tracker - $70.00

This lightweight, beautifully-crafted sleep tracker keeps record of your activity and automatically tracks how long -- and how well -- you sleep.

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All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet, 8" - $89.99

The all-new Fire HD 8 now has up to 12 hours of battery life, two times the storage, and 50 percent more RAM for faster performance. This tablet has a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, Dolby Audio and is available in four colors.

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3D VR Headset Virtual Reality Glasses for iPhone & Android - $37.99

Bnext virtual reality VR glasses work with smartphones and mobile devices like iPhone 7/6 plus/6/5s/5c/5 Samsung Galaxy s5/s6/s7/note4/note5/edge and Other 4"- 6.0" smartphones ( iOS/Microsoft/droid ) like LG, Huawei, HTC, Nexus & Sony to bring you a totally immersive visual 360 experience. Boasting HD optimization and 3D gaming support, you’ll put yourself right into the action with games, movies and more!

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Avantree Bluetooth V4.1 AUX Car Kit Receiver - $29.99

This receiver streams music from your phone to your car's speakers. Listen to your favorite tunes easily when driving with this Bluetooth hands-free car kit (Requires a 3.5mm AUX-In socket in your car). Take calls on the go, while keeping your eyes on the road, thanks to this Bluetooth in-car speakerphone’s built-in microphone.

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iPhone Charger Dock - $9.99

This new model was made with a sleek fashion design and good quality. It's mini, easy to carry and made with environmentally friendly materials.

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Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband - $149.95

The Fit-Bit's automatic wrist-based heart rate tracking device is a great way to measure calorie burning all day. And the Fit-Bit doesn't just monitor your fitness - you can also track your sleep patterns and see texts and calls as they come in.

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TP-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender w/ Gigabit Ethernet Port (RE355) - $49.99

This device expands your Wi-Fi network for ultimate performance. The Gigabit Ethernet port acts as a wireless adapter to connect a wired device to your network at gigabit speed. The intelligent signal light helps to find the best location for optimal Wi-Fi coverage by showing the signal strength.

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iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot - Robotic Mop - $169.00

This robotic mop sweeps and mops hard floors including hardwood, tile, and stone in kitchens, bathrooms, and other small spaces. It even gets into hard-to-reach places, including under and around toilets, into corners, and below cabinets.

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