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Top 100 Multimedia Trends in 2017

From Subconscious Shopping Experiences to Mini Pocket Projectors

— January 27, 2018 — Tech
These 2017 multimedia innovations range from miniature pocket projectors to VR retail activations like Walmart's Store No. 8 pop-up. Re-imagining the future of department stores, the activation uses virtual reality technology to captivate visitors with convenient scanning and payment systems along with displays that educate them about products, while also allowing for social interaction and sharing.

When it comes to smart home gadgets, standouts include the dynamic 'Tovnet' security camera which also functions as a working light, and wi-fi router for home owners. Additionally, examples like 'Atmoph Window' recreate the experience of looking at the outdoors through a 4K digital screen and are ideal for home owners with limited natural light or those residing in basement spaces.

For a vast list of multimedia innovations in the worlds of tech, retail, and business, dive into Trend Hunter's 2018 trend report to learn more.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Portable Android Projectors
Portable Android Projectors
The Keruo L7 Smart Pocket Projectors Deliver Precision Image Quality
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99
Affordable 4K Projectors
Affordable 4K Projectors
The Optoma UHD60 4K Projector Offers Impressive Specs at a Low Price
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98
Smartphone-Enhancing Camera Attachments
Smartphone-Enhancing Camera Attachments
The 'RevolCam' Packs Multiple Lenses, a Flash and More
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97
20-Foot 4K Televisions
20-Foot 4K Televisions
The C Seed 262 is the World's Largest 4K Widescreen TV
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96
Scandinavian Design Speakers
Scandinavian Design Speakers
These Urbanear Room Speakers Have Angular Aesthetics
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95
Videographer Smartphone Gimbals
Videographer Smartphone Gimbals
The 'SmoothVu' Smartphone Video Stabilizers are Used with One Hand
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94
Team-Building eSports Platforms
Team-Building eSports Platforms
The HypSports App Helps Gamers Build a Team and Play New Events
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93
Dedicated Documentation Cameras
Dedicated Documentation Cameras
The Nokia 'Twist' Media Camera Captures 15 Second Bursts
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92
DIY Wooden Animal Speakers
DIY Wooden Animal Speakers
The 'Stereo Puzzle' Comes with Everything to Build Your Own Speaker
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91
Portable Baby Monitoring Cameras
Portable Baby Monitoring Cameras
The 'TOTOKAN' Wireless Baby Monitor Keeps an Eye on Youngsters
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90
AR Sports Magazines
AR Sports Magazines
This Sports Illustrated Cover Includes Interactive Digital Features
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89
AR Experience-Creating Apps
AR Experience-Creating Apps
The Metaverse App Allows Anyone to Create Their Own AR Content
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88
Virtual Reality Marketplaces
Virtual Reality Marketplaces
This Online Art Marketplace Uses Virtual Reality to Sell Products
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87
Potently Creative Musical Cubes
Potently Creative Musical Cubes
The Quiubo Lets You Easily Create Guitar Rhythms and Drum Beats
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86
Cloud-Connected Wearable Cameras
Cloud-Connected Wearable Cameras
The Shonin 'Streamcam' Wearable Security Camera Documents Action
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85
VR Escapism Programs
VR Escapism Programs
This Chemotherapy Patient Program Uses Virtual Reality as a Form of Escape
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84
Intense Workout Earbuds
Intense Workout Earbuds
The Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones are Ergonomic
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83
High-Tech Tag Games
High-Tech Tag Games
Tag Team Inc. is Reinventing Laser Tag with 3D-Printed Weapons, AI and Drones
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82
Home-Wide Projection Mapping
Home-Wide Projection Mapping
Lightform is a Collaboration Between Microsoft, Disney, and Adobe
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81
Reclaimed Wood Speakers
Reclaimed Wood Speakers
The 'Rockit Logs' Audiophile Speakers are Made Using Logging Waste
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80
Rugged Wearable HD Cameras
Rugged Wearable HD Cameras
The 'VENTURE' Wearable Livestream Camera Captures Adventures and More
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79
Crying Detection Baby Cameras
Crying Detection Baby Cameras
The 'Lollipop' Camera Keeps You Completely Connected to Infants
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78
Chic Wearable Gadget Headphones
Chic Wearable Gadget Headphones
The Ashley Chloe 'HELIX CUFF' is Worn on the Wrist When Not Used
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77
Multidirectional Spherical Speakers
Multidirectional Spherical Speakers
The Studio Phase 'Section' Speaker Splits to Reveal Itself
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76
Health-Monitoring Tattoos
Health-Monitoring Tattoos
These Tattoos Will Change Color If One Has Low Blood Sugar
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75
Design-Conscious Internet Radios
Design-Conscious Internet Radios
The auna 'connect 150BK' Provides Users with Immersive Access
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74
Visual Assistance Wearables
Visual Assistance Wearables
The 'Nomad' Wearable Technology Device Guides the Visually Impaired
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73
Intuitive Projection Interface Peripherals
Intuitive Projection Interface Peripherals
The Sony Xperia Touch Projector is Android-Powered
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72
Portable Projection Karaoke Machines
Portable Projection Karaoke Machines
The 'Singman' Packs Everything Needed to Partake in Karaoke
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71
Modular Video Walls
Modular Video Walls
LEDskin is a Compact, Portable Component Making Up Big Screens in Multiples
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70
Live-Stream Sky Projectors
Live-Stream Sky Projectors
The 'StarSailor' Projector Brings the Night Sky into Your Living Space
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69
Newfangled String Instruments
Newfangled String Instruments
This Yamaha Electric Violin Gives Time-Honored Sound a New Form
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68
Electric-Charged Art Installations
Electric-Charged Art Installations
'Aural Planes' Reacts to the Electric Charges Your Body Omits
<
67
Multi-Use Portable Projectors
Multi-Use Portable Projectors
The PIQS TT Virtual Touch Projector Boasts a Dual-Optic System
<
66
VR Shaving Simulators
VR Shaving Simulators
Gillette's In-Store Experience Takes People on a VR Roller Coaster Ride
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65
Airport Lounge VR Trips
Airport Lounge VR Trips
Bacardi and Virgin Atlantic Team Up for VR Experience in Airport Lounge
<
64
Environment-Reacting VR Headsets
Environment-Reacting VR Headsets
The 'VAR' Glasses Headset Merges VR and AR Technologies
<
63
HD 360-Degree VR Cameras
HD 360-Degree VR Cameras
The 'YI HALO' Camera Video System Has 17 Camera Units in All
<
62
Optimized Audio Speakers
Optimized Audio Speakers
The Bang & Olufsen Beolab 50 Speaker Delivers 2,100 Watts of Power
<
61
Spherical Multi-Position Projectors
Spherical Multi-Position Projectors
The Conceptual 'Orbit' Projector Can be Used on Any Surface
<
60
Intuitive Airport Navigation Hubs
Intuitive Airport Navigation Hubs
The 'XENO' Airport Communication System Personalizes Infor
<
59
Subconscious Shopping Experiences
Subconscious Shopping Experiences
The Art of Shopping Presented by eBay Measures Brain Signals
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58
Bluetooth Artwork Speakers
Bluetooth Artwork Speakers
The VisualSonic Wall Mount Music Devices Hide Speakers Inside Artwork
<
57
Expanding Monitor Peripherals
Expanding Monitor Peripherals
The Slidenjoy Dual Monitor Extender Works with a Mac or a PC
<
56
Modern WiFi Radio Speakers
Modern WiFi Radio Speakers
The Tivoli Model One Digital FM Radio Speaker is Future-Ready
<
55
Advanced AR Glasses
Advanced AR Glasses
The ODG R-8 and ODG R-9 Glasses Made Their Debut at CES 2017
<
54
360-Degree Helmet Cameras
360-Degree Helmet Cameras
The 'Real720Helmet' Helmet Cam is Omnidirectional to Capture Everything
<
53
Miniature Pocket Projectors
Miniature Pocket Projectors
The 'Sweam' Smart Mobile Projector is Like a TV and a Smartphone
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52
Flat-Screen Retro TVs
Flat-Screen Retro TVs
The 'Teleavia Retro' TV Design Sports Modern and Vintage Accents
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51
Fitness Wearable Headphones
Fitness Wearable Headphones
The Fitbit Flyer Wireless Headphones Enable Intense Workouts
<
50
Haptic Feedback VR Suits
Haptic Feedback VR Suits
The 'Hardlight' VR Suit Vibrates and Responds to Gameplay
<
49
Modular Mobile Projectors
Modular Mobile Projectors
The 'iBeamBLOCK' Projection System Works with PCs, Tablets and More
<
48
Wearable Safety Devices
Wearable Safety Devices
'Ripple' is a Wearable Support Network That Can Be Taken on the Go
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47
VR Supercar Systems
VR Supercar Systems
This Mercedes Driving Simulation Puts Users Behind the Wheel of a Race Car
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46
Interactive Smart Mirrors
Interactive Smart Mirrors
The Surface of This Reflective Glass is Motion-Controlled
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45
Water-Monitoring Fishing Cameras
Water-Monitoring Fishing Cameras
The 'Spydro' Underwater Fishing Camera is Packed with Functions
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44
Near-Death VR Experiences
Near-Death VR Experiences
New York's 'VR World' Allows Users to Come Back from the Digital Dead
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43
VR Language-Learning Apps
VR Language-Learning Apps
Mondly Uses Immersion to Teach Users New Languages
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42
Virtual Reality Ultrasounds
Virtual Reality Ultrasounds
This 4D Ultrasound Scan Technology Shows an Unborn Baby in VR
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41
WiFi Light Bulb Cameras
WiFi Light Bulb Cameras
The 'Tovnet' WiFi Security Camera Fits into Any Light Socket
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40
Interactive Hologram Tables
Interactive Hologram Tables
The Euclideon Hologram Table Works with Motion-Tracking Glasses
<
39
Augmented Reality Museum Apps
Augmented Reality Museum Apps
'Reblink' Brings Classic Historic Paintings to Life
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38
In-store Checkout Apps
In-store Checkout Apps
Wal-mart's Scan & Go Technology Helps Customers Skip Busy Checkout Lines
<
37
Portable 4K Projectors
Portable 4K Projectors
The Nebula Mars Portable WiFi Projector Creates a 150 Inch HD Image
<
36
Digital Greenhouse Installations
Digital Greenhouse Installations
'Digital Vegetables' Created a Symphony of Light and Sound
<
35
360-Degree Smartphone Lens
360-Degree Smartphone Lens
The 'Fishball' Clips Easily onto Devices
<
34
High-End Natural Sound Speakers
High-End Natural Sound Speakers
The Totaldac d150 Loudspeaker Design is Modern and Efficient
<
33
VR Retail Showcases
VR Retail Showcases
Walmart's Store No. 8 is Imagining the Future of Retail with Virtual Reality
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32
Discreet AR Wearables
Discreet AR Wearables
This Innovative Ring Design Allows AR to Be Easily Integrated into Life
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31
Mobile Multimedia Projectors
Mobile Multimedia Projectors
The 'OUMBRA' Projector Design Projects Content and Plays Music
<
30
Virtual Museum Exhibitions
Virtual Museum Exhibitions
'Concrete Storm' Must Be Experienced with Microsoft’s Hololens
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29
VR Distillery Tours
VR Distillery Tours
Beam Suntory is Virtually Transporting Consumers to Bowmore Distilleries
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28
4G 360-Degree Dash Cams
4G 360-Degree Dash Cams
The Waylens 'Secure360' Car Security Camera Captures All Angles
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27
Danger-Detecting Dash Cams
Danger-Detecting Dash Cams
The 'Dride' Auto Dash Cam Records Drives and Warns of Problems
<
26
Multiple Sound Driver Headphones
Multiple Sound Driver Headphones
The Primer Studios 'P-42' Headphones Offer True Surround Sound
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25
Artful Multi-Sensory Restaurants
Artful Multi-Sensory Restaurants
'Tree by Naked' Offers an Immersive Dining Experience
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24
Abstract Portable Projectors
Abstract Portable Projectors
This Canon Projector Concept is Ideal for Meetings and More
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23
Immersive Elevator Experiences
Immersive Elevator Experiences
Panormia's Virtual Windows Turn Elevators into Magical Journeys
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22
Framed Artwork TVs
Framed Artwork TVs
The Samsung Lifestyle TV was Revealed as a Dual-Purpose Device at CES 2017
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21
Solar Panel Security Cameras
Solar Panel Security Cameras
The 'Solar Cam' HD Outdoor Security Camera Draws Energy from the Sun
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20
4K Digital Windows
4K Digital Windows
The 'Atmoph Window' Displays Outdoor Scenery in a Beautiful Way
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19
App Store-Connected Mirrors
App Store-Connected Mirrors
The 'Eve' Smart Mirror Lets You Download and Use Your Fave Apps
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18
Eye Mask VR Headsets
Eye Mask VR Headsets
The 'Mild' VR Headset Goggles are a Stylish Take on Immersive Technology
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17
Social Augmented Reality Devices
Social Augmented Reality Devices
Snapchat Shared Its Plans to Make Augmented Gadgets & Wearables
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16
Experiential Tech Stores
Experiential Tech Stores
Toronto Will Become the Home of the Next Samsung Experience Store
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15
Conceptual Futuristic Objects
Conceptual Futuristic Objects
This Speculative Design Exhibit Guesses the Future of Human Needs
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14
Gamified AR Workouts
Gamified AR Workouts
ARX Turns One's Exercise Routine into a Challenging Game
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13
Augmented Reality Menus
Augmented Reality Menus
'Kabaq' Offers 3D Renderings of Restaurant Menu Items
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12
Phone-Charging Bracelets
Phone-Charging Bracelets
Rebecca Minkoff's Lightning Cable Bracelet is a Stylish Portable Charger
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11
Flip Top Portable Projectors
Flip Top Portable Projectors
The 'Hemera' Compact Projector Has No Buttons or Controls
<
10
Fireplace-Inspired Bluetooth Speakers
Fireplace-Inspired Bluetooth Speakers
The Fireside Audiobox Features Flames That Respond to Music
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9
In-Mall VR Theme Parks
In-Mall VR Theme Parks
Landmark Entertainment is Releasing Its 'LIVE Centers' Across China
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8
Virtual Reality Shopping Centers
Virtual Reality Shopping Centers
Alibaba Buy+ is a Virtual Mall Showcasing the Company's Products
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7
Multisensory Dining Experiences
Multisensory Dining Experiences
The Woolworths Summer Sensorium Took Place at the Australian Open
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6
Pocket-Sized Projectors
Pocket-Sized Projectors
The Smart Beam by UO is the World's Tiniest Projector
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5
Levitating 360-Degree Security Cameras
Levitating 360-Degree Security Cameras
The 1-Ring 'Moon' Smart Camera Records All the Action
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4
Artistic 4K Televisions
Artistic 4K Televisions
Trend Hunter Talked to Mark Childs About 'The Frame' by Samsung
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3
Mini Social Media Cameras
Mini Social Media Cameras
The Conceptual Snapchat 'Snapshot' Offers Impressive Functionalities
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2
Holographic Mall Advertisements
Holographic Mall Advertisements
'Hypervsn' by Kino-Mo Projects Floating 3D Advertisements
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1
Discreet Live-Streaming Necklaces
Discreet Live-Streaming Necklaces
Ubiquiti's Frontrow Can Capture All of Life's Precious Moments
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