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Top 100 Multimedia Trends of 2015

From Smart Wireless Headphones to 3D-Printed Latte Art

— January 24, 2016 — Tech
The most popular 2015 multimedia trends truly represent the innovations and advancements made in personal technology. It is rare to find a product today with one sole purpose or functionality; brands are constantly looking to satisfy the growing demands of consumers in creative and interactive ways.

Virtual ritual became more accessible for consumers this year than ever before. The VR real estate tours and the augmented reality bike helmets demonstrate the extent to which this advanced technology has penetrated a variety of industries and businesses.

2015 continued to see an increase in wireless products as well, with cord-cutting dominating entertainment and audio innovations. Bluetooth vinyl turntables and seamless streaming television devices, such as the one from Mohu, allows consumers to experience music, television and film in entirely new ways.

Wearable devices continued to evolve as well, with health-monitoring trackers capable of replacing certain needs for doctors are also disrupting the market.

For more insight into the ways your team can utilize the top 2015 multimedia trends, be sure to check out Trend Hunter's 2016 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Responsive Home Systems
Responsive Home Systems
Peq Watchdog is a Smart Home & Car Monitor Launched at CES 2015
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99
Swift Brick-Laying Robots
Swift Brick-Laying Robots
This Prototype Robot Can Build Houses Faster Than Human Workers
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98
Powerfully Precise Speakers
Powerfully Precise Speakers
The B&W 800 Series Diamond Speakers Provide Style and Superior Sound
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97
Seamless TV-Streaming Devices
Seamless TV-Streaming Devices
Mohu Gathers All of Your Video Entertainment Without the Cable
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96
Pulsating Smart Earphones
Pulsating Smart Earphones
The Glow Headphones Vibrates to the Beat of the Wearer's Music or Heart
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95
Laptop Audio Amplifiers
Laptop Audio Amplifiers
The Miyo Improves Your Laptop's Audio Quality
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94
Smart Discount Cards
Smart Discount Cards
Plenty Helps Consumers Clean Up Their Wallet with a Single Card
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93
Music-Making Apps
Music-Making Apps
Humtap by Tamer Rashad Creates Full Compositions Through Hums and Taps
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92
Therapeutic Digital Drums
Therapeutic Digital Drums
Synchrony is a Modern Musical Instrument for Child and Parent Intimacy
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91
Flash-Based Mobile Lanterns
Flash-Based Mobile Lanterns
This Gadget Turns Your Phone's Camera Flash into a Functional Light
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90
360-Degree Video Sharing Platforms
360-Degree Video Sharing Platforms
YouTube Partners with Giroptic to Introduce a New Video Format
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89
Multimedia Church Installations
Multimedia Church Installations
Portee by Lab212 is an Interactive Light Show in a Cathedral
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88
Digital Graffiti Phone Accessories
Digital Graffiti Phone Accessories
A Spray Can Smartphone Add-On is a Nozzle for Your Audio Jack
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87
Superhero Wearable Technology
Superhero Wearable Technology
Disney Playmation Lets Children Immerse Themselves as Favorite Heros
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86
Wearable Audio Recorders
Wearable Audio Recorders
This Miniature Recording Device Can Help Users Capture High-Quality Sound
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85
Audio-Enabled Fitness Trackers
Audio-Enabled Fitness Trackers
The 'Moov Now' Provides Real-Time Coaching Feedback
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84
Borderless 3D Printers
Borderless 3D Printers
The Makerarm Allows for Objects of All Sizes to Be Printed Without Fuss
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83
Android TV Consoles
Android TV Consoles
Nvidia Shield is a Sharp, Slim and Minimalist Piece of Technology
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82
Augmented Reality Bike Helmets
Augmented Reality Bike Helmets
This AR Cycling Helmet Prototype Boasts Blind-Spot Visualization
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81
Chip Canister Speakers
Chip Canister Speakers
Pringles Turns Its Potato Chip Cans into Party Speakers
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80
Upcycled DVD Tiles
Upcycled DVD Tiles
These DVD Mosaic Tiles Are Eye-Catching, Easy to Make and Eco-Friendly
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79
Audiophile Headphone Amplifiers
Audiophile Headphone Amplifiers
The NuPrime is a High-Resolution Digital-to-Analog Converter
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78
Rainbow Cubed Art
Rainbow Cubed Art
Coen Kaayk Creates a World of Digital Cube-Like Art That Resembles Barcodes
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77
Wearable Hologram Games
Wearable Hologram Games
Microsoft's Project X-Ray is the Future of Immersive Gaming
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76
3D Selfie Scanners (UPDATE)
3D Selfie Scanners (UPDATE)
Scanify Can Capture the Contours of Your Face for a Full-Form Image
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75
3D-Printed Avian Fashions
3D-Printed Avian Fashions
The Plumage Cape Recreates the Aesthetic of Feathers with 3D Technology
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74
Furniture-Printing Software
Furniture-Printing Software
This New Program Will Help You Create Your Own Flat-Packed Furniture
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73
Illuminating DIY Speakers
Illuminating DIY Speakers
William Gurstelle Creates a Visually Stimulating Project with PCV Pipes
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72
Pixelated Office Workspaces
Pixelated Office Workspaces
These Funky Cubical Dividers are Made from Pixel-Like Modules
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71
Bluetooth Vinyl Turntables
Bluetooth Vinyl Turntables
iON Audio's Air LP Turntable is Perfect For Modern Vinyl Lovers
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70
Brick Record Players
Brick Record Players
This Functional LEGO Turntable is Made Almost Entirely Out of the Block Toys
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69
Hearing Aid Amplifiers
Hearing Aid Amplifiers
EasyTek Turns Listening Assistance Devices into Quality Wireless Earbuds
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68
3D Printing Labs
3D Printing Labs
Israel's Fab Lab Makes 3D Printing Accessible to the Public
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67
Video Marketing Infographics
Video Marketing Infographics
This Infographic Traces the Relationship Between Millennials & Video
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66
Room-Sizing Speakers
Room-Sizing Speakers
The Sonos Play:5 Measures Your Room to Give Perfect Sound
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65
Augmented Reality Contact Lenses
Augmented Reality Contact Lenses
Magic Leap Patented a Design for VR Smart Contact Lenses
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64
Multimedia Automobiles
Multimedia Automobiles
This Concept for a Connected Car Integrates Your Netflix, Skype and More
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63
Private Home Security Cameras
Private Home Security Cameras
This Smart Camera Observes What is in the Frame Before It Records
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62
Augmented Art Apps
Augmented Art Apps
Curioos' App Simulates How a Piece of Art Will Look Hanging in Your Home
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61
Virtual Festival Tours
Virtual Festival Tours
Field Trip's Music Festival Experience Entertains with VR Between Sets
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60
Luminous Backpack Indicators
Luminous Backpack Indicators
The 'BrakePack' is a Glowing Bag That Signals a Cyclist's Direction
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59
Computer-Integrated Handlebars
Computer-Integrated Handlebars
This Device Serves as a Touchscreen Display for Bikes
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58
User-Friendly Laser Cutters
User-Friendly Laser Cutters
The Glowforge Laser Cutter Creates Unbelievably Perfect Homemade Items
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57
High-Tech Immersive News
High-Tech Immersive News
This Virtual Reality Film Documents the Experience of Children in War
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56
Powerful Miniature Projectors
Powerful Miniature Projectors
The Li'l Laser Smart Micro Projector is Designed for Crisp Images
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55
Electronic Music Museums
Electronic Music Museums
The Museum of Modern Electronic Music is to Open in Frankfurt
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54
Smart Wireless Headphones
Smart Wireless Headphones
The Rowkin Mini Sport Earbuds are the Smallest in Existence
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53
3D-Printed Latte Art
3D-Printed Latte Art
The 'Ripple Maker' Allows Brands to Create Customized Latte Designs
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52
Handmade Trunk Turntables
Handmade Trunk Turntables
These Custom Turntables are Made Out of Real Tree Trunks in Seattle
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51
Flexible Rolled Tablets
Flexible Rolled Tablets
This Tablet Rolls Up Like an Ancient Scroll for Maximum Convenience
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50
Touchscreen Tables
Touchscreen Tables
Ideum's Pro Lab Multitouch Table Features 24 Terabytes of Storage
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49
Hybrid Makerspace Machines
Hybrid Makerspace Machines
BoXZY is an All-In-One 3D Printing Machine, CNC Mill and Engraver
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48
Invisible Hearing Aids
Invisible Hearing Aids
These Futuristic Hearing Aids are Designed for the Modern Consumer
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47
Technology Couture Exhibits
Technology Couture Exhibits
The Coded Couture Exhibit Displays How Fashion and Technology Collide
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46
Haunting Holiday Projectors
Haunting Holiday Projectors
The WindowFX Projector Brings Your Front Window to Eerie Life
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45
Tabletop Holographic Projectors
Tabletop Holographic Projectors
Holus Presents 2D Content in a Dynamic 3D Way Groups Can Enjoy
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44
Lantern-Like Projectors
Lantern-Like Projectors
This Portable Video Projector Has Been Thoughtfully Designed to be Carried
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43
Multi-Sensory Fixtures
Multi-Sensory Fixtures
The Sony LED Light Bulb Speaker Emits Both Light and Sound
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42
Water-Soluble Dresses
Water-Soluble Dresses
These Couture Gowns Seamlessly Blend Clothing and Technology
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41
Interactive Street Theatrics
Interactive Street Theatrics
This Astounding Theater Project by Xtnt Mirrors Google Street View
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40
Rollable TV Screens
Rollable TV Screens
LG is Designing a Futuristic TV That Can Roll Up Like a Thin Paper Poster
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39
Paper Programming Systems
Paper Programming Systems
The Interactive PaperPulse System Transforms Paper with Electronics
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38
Insect-Examining Toys
Insect-Examining Toys
Hi-Tech Bug Viewer Encourages Curiosity and Education with Handheld Device
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37
Nature-Inspired Color Palettes
Nature-Inspired Color Palettes
These Soothing Color Swatches are Inspired by Nature Photography
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36
Robotic Exoskeleton Suits
Robotic Exoskeleton Suits
These Futuristic Suits Help Japanese Airport Workers Lift Heavy Loads
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35
Effortless 3D Modeling Apps
Effortless 3D Modeling Apps
MakerBot PrintShop's Shape Maker Turns 2D Drawings into 3D Models
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34
Nature Walk Simulators
Nature Walk Simulators
Merrell's Virtual Reality Experience Highlights the Beauty of Nature
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33
Ammo-Inspired Earphones
Ammo-Inspired Earphones
The BULLET Bluetooth 4.1 Earpiece is Designed for Exceptional Sound
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32
Gamified Garbage Disposals
Gamified Garbage Disposals
This Augmented Reality Trash Can Turns Garbage Into Multimedia Tetris
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31
Elegant Console Speakers
Elegant Console Speakers
The Mob MM01 Sound System Behaves as a Beautiful Piece of Furniture
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30
X-RAY Vision Cameras
X-RAY Vision Cameras
Fujifilm's New Infrared Camera Will Transform the World of Forensics
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29
Wearable Headphone Screens
Wearable Headphone Screens
The Mask Personal Movie Theater by Dashbon is Extremely Portable
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28
Portable Media Projectors
Portable Media Projectors
Lenovo's Mobile Projector is Designed for Streaming on the Go
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27
Contactless Donation Shops
Contactless Donation Shops
This Interactive Display Window Collects Contactless Payment Donations
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26
Augmented Reality Drumsticks
Augmented Reality Drumsticks
Muzik's Smart Drum Sticks Sync to the Audio Brand's Headphones
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25
Computer-Controlled Spray Paints
Computer-Controlled Spray Paints
This Graffiti Painting Tool Translates Any Image Into a DIY Mural
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24
Interactive Footwear Displays
Interactive Footwear Displays
Munich Sports' Interactive Displays Use RFID Technology
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23
Personal Smartphone Theaters
Personal Smartphone Theaters
The 'Solo Theater' Turns a Mobile Device into a Cinematic Experience
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22
Experimental 3D Printing Cafes
Experimental 3D Printing Cafes
This German Coffee Shop Serves Its Customers 3D-Printed Figurines
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21
Underwater Fishing Cameras
Underwater Fishing Cameras
This Waterproof Gadget Functions as an Action Camera for Fishing
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20
Powerful Bluetooth Headphones
Powerful Bluetooth Headphones
The Onkyo W800BT Wireless Headphones Are Truly Wire-Free
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19
Smartphone-Connected Notepads
Smartphone-Connected Notepads
This Paper Notebook is Made from a Conductive Bookbinding Glue
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18
Experiential Tech Shops
Experiential Tech Shops
Ontario's First Retail Samsung Store Emphasizes Consumer Engagement
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17
VR Real Estate Tours
VR Real Estate Tours
Harrods Estates Provided Comprehensive Tours of London Apartments
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16
Inexpensive E-Ink Displays
Inexpensive E-Ink Displays
The PaPiRus Display Can Be Mounted Onto the Raspberry Pi Computer
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15
Natural 3D Printing Materials
Natural 3D Printing Materials
MakerBot Introduces New Printing Composites for Iron, Wood & Stone
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14
Smart Wireless Earbuds
Smart Wireless Earbuds
Bragi Dash Headphones Play Clear Sound and Integrate Environment Awareness
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13
Flexible Projected Computers
Flexible Projected Computers
All-in-One Apple Concept is Convenient as iPad and Powerful as iMac
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12
Panoramic Spherical Cameras
Panoramic Spherical Cameras
The 'Sphericam 2' is a 360-Degree Camera That Can Capture Any View
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11
DIY Smartphone Holograms
DIY Smartphone Holograms
This Tutorial Shows You How to Make a Hologram with Your Phone
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10
Virtual Reality Home Gyms
Virtual Reality Home Gyms
Icaros by HYVE Provides a Stimulating and Entertaining Way to Work Out
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9
Multimedia Retail Displays
Multimedia Retail Displays
This Woolworths Shop has In-Store Video Walls and LED Displays
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8
Miniature Laser Projectors
Miniature Laser Projectors
This Mini Projector Delivers Maximum Resolution and Brightness
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7
Lucid Smart Lamps
Lucid Smart Lamps
Multi-Functional Smart Light Facilitates Alarms, Calls and Vivid Illumination
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6
3D-Printed Fashion Collections
3D-Printed Fashion Collections
This Line of 3D-Printed Apparel is Designed for Everyday Wear
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5
Outfit-Modeling Mirrors
Outfit-Modeling Mirrors
Neiman Marcus' Memory Mirror Digitally Compares Outfits
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4
Interactive Travel Agencies
Interactive Travel Agencies
The Addin Store Has Tourism Displays That Customize to Dream Vacations
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3
Transfixing Laser Bike Lights
Transfixing Laser Bike Lights
The &B Laser Beam Light Casts Colors, Patterns and Logos on the Road
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2
Website-Inspired Stores
Website-Inspired Stores
Web-Enabled Retail Displays Update Constantly with Online Content
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1
Microphone-Equipped Selfie Sticks
Microphone-Equipped Selfie Sticks
The 'Solocam' Helps Journalists Film Videos Without a Crew
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