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Top 100 Multimedia Trends in May

From VR-Powered Aquarium Events to Retro-Modern Record Players

— May 30, 2016 — Tech
These May 2016 multimedia trends range from retro-modern record players to VR-powered aquarium experiences that are both interactive and educational for young audiences. When examining the realm of digital marketing, major brands are promoting their products in a way that appeals to avid social media users. In addition to its rewards program-inspired Snapchat filters, coffee giant Starbucks also recently released a branded emoji keyboard that is designed for its loyal patrons.

When looking at the month's multi-functional devices, standouts include headphone-embedded hoodies and decorative birdcage lamps that double as a customizable sound system. While those with an interest in virtual and augmented reality are embracing concepts like smartphone-free VR headsets and interactive karaoke apps, immersive cycling programs are gaining attention among fitness buffs with an appreciation for inventive and non-traditional workouts.
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Activity
Freshness
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Personality-Analyzing Websites
Personality-Analyzing Websites
This Website Uses Twitter to Gauge Each Individual's Personality
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98
Browser-Based Podcast Platforms
Browser-Based Podcast Platforms
Cast Enables You to Record and Publish Podcasts From Your Browser
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97
Pocket-Sized Streaming Sticks
Pocket-Sized Streaming Sticks
The New Roku Stick is Small In Size But Big On Features
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96
GIF-Forging Slideshow Apps
GIF-Forging Slideshow Apps
The DayCap App Converts Your Photos Into GIF Slideshows
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95
Snippet Video Solutions
Snippet Video Solutions
The Video Snaps Tool Helps You Create Ultra-Short Video Clips
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94
See-Thru Touchscreen Displays
See-Thru Touchscreen Displays
The 'Taptl' Touchscreen LCD is Only Visible When in Use
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93
Ambient Music Productivity Platforms
Ambient Music Productivity Platforms
The Hipster Sound Provides Calming Music to Improve Focus
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92
Next-Generation Cable Services
Next-Generation Cable Services
Layer3's Cable Services Aim to Revolutionize Cable TV-Watching
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91
Versatile MIDI Controllers
Versatile MIDI Controllers
The Dualo MIDI Controller is Also a Sequencer and Synthesizer
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90
Rugged VR Headsets
Rugged VR Headsets
The Opto Virtual Reality Headset is Structurally Solid and Rugged
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89
Dynamic Presentation Apps
Dynamic Presentation Apps
FlowVella Lets You Infuse Multimedia & Share Presentations Via Hyperlink
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88
TV Show-Matchmaking Apps
TV Show-Matchmaking Apps
The 'MightyTV' App Matches Users with Shows That Fit Their Interests
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87
Motion Movie Theatres
Motion Movie Theatres
The Cineplex 4DX Experience Offers Fully Immersive Film Viewing
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86
Modernized Jukebox Sound Systems
Modernized Jukebox Sound Systems
The Intempo Wireless Radio Jukebox Updates a Classic Design
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85
Kid-Friendly Entertainment Apps
Kid-Friendly Entertainment Apps
The BBC iPlayer Kids App Provides Suitable Content for Young Ones
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84
Headphone-Embedded Hoodies
Headphone-Embedded Hoodies
This Unique Hoodie
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83
Portable Video Production Tools
Portable Video Production Tools
Switcher Studio Turns Your iPad Into a Video Production Platform
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82
Customizable Car Platforms
Customizable Car Platforms
The Model X Design Studio Allows Users to Customize Their Tesla Vehicle
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81
Virtual Cable Service Apps
Virtual Cable Service Apps
The New Comcast App Turns Your Phone Into a Cable Box
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80
Urban Noise-Scoring Platforms
Urban Noise-Scoring Platforms
'HowLoud' Calculates the Loudness Factor for Different Neighborhoods
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79
VR Entertainment Centers
VR Entertainment Centers
Namco's 'VR Zone Project i Can' Immerses Guests in Simulated Experiences
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78
Trailer-Specific Movie Apps
Trailer-Specific Movie Apps
The Trailer TV App Helps Users Figure Out What Movie to Watch
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77
Super-Sized Outdoor Speakers
Super-Sized Outdoor Speakers
The Braven Brv-xxl Provide Portable Sound from 360-Degrees
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76
Virtual Reality Field Trips
Virtual Reality Field Trips
Lockheed Martin Turned School Bus Windows into Panels for Viewing Mars
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75
Offline Navigation Maps
Offline Navigation Maps
The Citymaps App Now Includes Offline Navigation and Integrated Routing
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74
College Search Apps
College Search Apps
The 'Schoold' App Simplifies the College Application Process
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73
Interactive Karaoke Apps
Interactive Karaoke Apps
The Karaoq App Brings Royalties, Ratings and Sponsorships to Karaoke
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72
Musician-Tipping Platforms
Musician-Tipping Platforms
'JamPay' Helps Performers Earn More at Each Concert They Play
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71
Short Story Hotlines
Short Story Hotlines
The Phone Stories Series is Only Accessible Via Phone Call
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70
Sound-Master Digital Boxes
Sound-Master Digital Boxes
The Aftermaster Pro Improves Sound Quality From TV Shows and Movies
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69
Video-Based Profiles
Video-Based Profiles
The Profile Expression Kit Lets Users Add Video to Their Facebook Profile
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68
Wizard Sport Simulators
Wizard Sport Simulators
The LocomotionVR Transports Users to a Harry Potter Quidditch Game
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67
Stream-Unblocking Services
Stream-Unblocking Services
StreamJack Helps You Unblock Streaming Services & Protect Your Privacy
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66
360-Degree Train Tours
360-Degree Train Tours
Rocky Mountaineer's Virtual Reality Train Tour Showcases the Rockies
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65
Touchscreen Music Players
Touchscreen Music Players
The Nativ Sound Vita Touchscreen Player Adopts a Tablet-Like Form
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64
Coffee Table Speakers
Coffee Table Speakers
'CLAUDE' is a Hybrid Speaker That Emits Music, Lights and Props Up Tables
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63
Live-Stream Wireless Cameras
Live-Stream Wireless Cameras
The Logitech 'Circle' HD Video Security Camera Records to the Cloud
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62
Cyclist Warning Systems
Cyclist Warning Systems
The 'BikeScout' System Warns Drivers of Oncoming Cyclists
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61
Collaborative Dating Apps
Collaborative Dating Apps
The Boompi App Allows Users to Let Their Friends View Prospective Dates
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60
Immersive Hiring Videos
Immersive Hiring Videos
BetterCloud is Using 360-Degree Video to Interact With Potential New Hires
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59
Mind-Tricking Motion Simulators
Mind-Tricking Motion Simulators
vMocion Creates the Illusion of Motion for VR Headset Users
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58
Competitive Gaming News Apps
Competitive Gaming News Apps
The Yahoo Esports App is Designed to Keep Gamers in the Loop
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57
Text-Based Therapy Sessions
Text-Based Therapy Sessions
The 'Talkspace for All' Platform Provide Greater Access to Therapy
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56
Live-Stream VR Surgeries
Live-Stream VR Surgeries
'Medical Realities' Broadcasted the First Public VR Surgery
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55
Student-Designed Gaming Festivals
Student-Designed Gaming Festivals
The Level Up 2016 Student Games Showcase Honors Young Developers
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54
Infidelity-Detecting Plarforms
Infidelity-Detecting Plarforms
The Swipe Buster Website Can Find Out If Someone is Cheating
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53
Social Media Boarding Passes
Social Media Boarding Passes
This Airline Now Uses Facebook Messenger to Send Flight Updates
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52
OS-Customized Headphones
OS-Customized Headphones
The a-Jays Five In-Ear Earbuds are Designed for a Customized Fit
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51
Local Electricity Generation Projects
Local Electricity Generation Projects
The TransActive Grid Project is a New Micro-Grid Initiative
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50
Immersive Space Simulator Games
Immersive Space Simulator Games
The 'ADR1FT' Space Simulator Game will Launch for VR Headsets
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49
Wellness Video Subscriptions
Wellness Video Subscriptions
Mission 360 Lets You Access Yoga & Fitness Courses For a Monthly Fee
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48
Third Party Tech Initiatives
Third Party Tech Initiatives
The GoPro Developer Program Supports Businesses Using Its Action Cams
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47
Multi-Sensory Cinema Seating
Multi-Sensory Cinema Seating
Cineplex's 4DX Enhances Movies with Snow, Scents, Vibrations and More
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46
Musical Selfie Applications
Musical Selfie Applications
'Face Melody' Turns Selfies into Music Based on Facial Features
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45
Coffee Shop Emoji Keyboards
Coffee Shop Emoji Keyboards
The Starbucks Emoji Keyboard is Perfect for Coffee Lovers
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44
Immersive Fantasy TV Intros
Immersive Fantasy TV Intros
This Game of Thrones Intro Lets Fans Explore Westeros in 360 Degrees
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43
Customizable Modular Guitars
Customizable Modular Guitars
The 20:14 Guitar's Pickups Can Be Swapped Out For Tonal Flexibility
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42
Office-Friendly Wireless Headphones
Office-Friendly Wireless Headphones
The VIE SHAIR Headphones Allow Users to Discern Ambient Noises
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41
Noise-Canceling Headphones
Noise-Canceling Headphones
The JBL Reflect Aware Headphones Feature Adaptive Noise Control
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40
Standalone VR Headsets
Standalone VR Headsets
This Virtual Reality Headset Doesn't Need to Be Connected to a Computer
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39
Holographic Concert Tours
Holographic Concert Tours
This Company is Using Holographic Technology for a New Concert Series
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38
Click-Free Pizza Deliveries
Click-Free Pizza Deliveries
The New Domino's App Facilities Click-Free Ordering
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37
Eco-Friendly Loyalty Programs
Eco-Friendly Loyalty Programs
Reformation's New Rewards Program is Part of an Earth Day Initiative
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36
Connected Healthcare Sections
Connected Healthcare Sections
This Store is Allocating Space for Digital Health Tools and Products
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35
IoT Service Providers
IoT Service Providers
Rogers Communications Provides IoT Infrastructure Solutions for Companies
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34
Robotic Laser Projectors
Robotic Laser Projectors
The 'Lighty' HD Projector Can Project Content Nearly Anywhere You Want
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33
Bluetooth-Connected Digital Guitars
Bluetooth-Connected Digital Guitars
The Digital Rhythm Guitar Helps Users Play Music More Quickly
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32
Smartphone-Free VR Consoles
Smartphone-Free VR Consoles
The Pockulus Headset is Designed to Make VR Technology More Accessible
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31
High-Fidelity Speakers
High-Fidelity Speakers
This Compact Speaker Offers 24 Hours Of Continuous Playback
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30
Immersive Cycling Programs
Immersive Cycling Programs
The IMAXShift Turns Exercise into an Enveloping Outdoor Experience
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29
Laser Bike Light Indicators
Laser Bike Light Indicators
The Alltoo Smart Bike Light Senses and Signals the Rider's Actions
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28
VR Architectural Design Tools
VR Architectural Design Tools
The 'ICE 3D' Software Helps Clients Explore Construction Projects
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27
Birdcage Lamp Speakers
Birdcage Lamp Speakers
The 'JinGoo' Lamp Speaker Adds a Decorative Touch to Living Spaces
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26
VR Painting Apps
VR Painting Apps
Tilt Brush Lets You Create Paintings In Three-Dimensional Space
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25
Modular Photography Drones
Modular Photography Drones
The DJI M600 Drone Can be Personalized to Suit Different Payloads
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24
Immersive AR Headsets
Immersive AR Headsets
The 'Theia' AR Smart Glasses Help to Offer Low-Cost Features
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23
Texting-Friendly Movie Theaters
Texting-Friendly Movie Theaters
AMC Entertainment May Soon Offer Texting-Friendly Auditoriums
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22
Virtual Reality Desktops
Virtual Reality Desktops
This App Brings Windows Desktop Out from Behind a Computer Screen
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21
Open-Ear Conduction Headphones
Open-Ear Conduction Headphones
The 'Y-BoneTouch' Bone Conduction Headphones are Streamlined
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20
VR Tsunami Videos
VR Tsunami Videos
The Virtual Reality Tsunami Simulation Aims to Improve Disaster Preparedness
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19
Blue Light-Blocking Glasses
Blue Light-Blocking Glasses
The Jins Screen Night Glasses are Designed to Help Users Sleep Better
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18
Mini Handheld Projectors
Mini Handheld Projectors
The iCODIS Mobile Projector Provides Extensive Functionality
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17
Virtual PC Headsets
Virtual PC Headsets
The Pico Neo VR System Operates as a VR Headset and Virtual Computer
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16
Connected Oral Care Mirrors
Connected Oral Care Mirrors
The Oral-B Smart Mirror Uses Technology to Promote Better Brushing
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15
Wearable Electronic Sensors
Wearable Electronic Sensors
The E-Skin Sensors Can Be Fixed to the Skin Like Temporary Tattoos
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14
Customizable Coffee Kiosks
Customizable Coffee Kiosks
The New McCafe Coffee Kiosk Allows Customers to Skip the Line
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13
VR Cooking Shows
VR Cooking Shows
The 360° Meals at Samsung Series Combines Gourmet Food with VR Technology
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12
Ergonomic Smartphone Camera Grips
Ergonomic Smartphone Camera Grips
The Pictar Camera Grip Gives iPhone Users the Control of a DSLR
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11
Simulated Aquarium Exhibits
Simulated Aquarium Exhibits
The Newest Sea Life London Aquarium Attraction is Driven by AR
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10
VR Movie Theaters
VR Movie Theaters
The Virtual Reality Cinema Provides Movie Lovers with an Immersive Experience
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9
Drone Experience Glasses
Drone Experience Glasses
The Dominator V3 First-Person Viewer Goggles Lets You See a Drone POV
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8
Updated Retro Turntables
Updated Retro Turntables
The Crosley Retro Dansette Junior Turntable Pays Tribute to the 60s
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7
Recycled Leather Speakers
Recycled Leather Speakers
The Giacinto Sound System Comes Flat-Packed for Consumers to Build
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6
4D VR Headset Accessories
4D VR Headset Accessories
The VR Sensory Immersion Generator Brings Simulations to Life
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5
Deep Sea VR Simulators
Deep Sea VR Simulators
The Amphibian SCUBA Diving Simulator Lets Users Explore Underwater Worlds
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4
Holographic Projection Tables
Holographic Projection Tables
FORUM8's Holographic Display Brings 3D-Printed Objects to Life
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3
Digitized Notebook Sets
Digitized Notebook Sets
The Smart Writing Set from Moleskine Allows Users to Digitize Their Notes
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2
Touchscreen Computer Coffee Tables
Touchscreen Computer Coffee Tables
The HUMElab 'TABATA' Touch Table Features WiFi and Windows 10
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1
Fitness-Tracking Mirrors
Fitness-Tracking Mirrors
The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker Helps Users Visualize Body Changes
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