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The CTIA Wireless show wrapped up in Vegas and we were there to soak it all in.  CTIA, also known as The Wireless Association®, hosts the CTIA Wireless show.  For years, CTIA has been THE place the world has gone to unveil the latest in mobile technologies.  As of late, attendance has slowed and some vendors have pulled out, but there is still without a doubt some great things coming from the show.

After combing the floor for two full days, our teams identified several stand outs.  Check them out below and let us know your thoughts!

  1. Caterpillar Phones – Ruggedized Android smartphones from one of the world’s most recognizable brands.  Caterpillar licensed the brand to Bullitt Mobile to execute on the vision.  We’re eager to test one out!
  2. Sonostar Smartwatch – Sonostar has developed a beautifully designed smartwatch that looks as good as many designer brands.  The e-Paper display allows for a curved touchscreen and displays all the important data and notifications via Bluetooth from your smartphone.  Take calls, control your music, access your contacts and much more from this beauty.
  3. Damson Audio Twist – Not your average Bluetooth speaker!  The Twist fits in the palm of your hand, comes in 4 great colors and literally delivers some of the best sound we’ve heard coming out of something that size.  The audio overpowered a trade show floor, all through an iPhone.  The battery lasts 9 hours on a single charge and, without a doubt, will quickly become your go-to portable audio sound system.
  4. Mrked – These guys are not just another case company, they are looking to Leave-A-Mrk.  While they do design fashion forward cases, the main play here is their profit-sharing partnership with Room to Read®.  Room to Read is non-profit organization that works tirelessly to help provide education for young girls in Asia and Africa.  We love the cause!
  5. Stick-n-Find – With a device the size of a quarter, we’re all now able to keep track of the things we misplace.  Attach it to your wallet, your keys, your dog…whatever.  Through their custom designed App, you can locate lost items or even set up a ‘virtual leash’ that alarms you when something has left a designated proximity limit.  Get a two pack for only $50 US.
  6. 6.       MCE Systems – The global leader in repair and return avoidance for mobile retailers. Transfer data between devices onsite and repair up to 80% of smart phone errors in-store.
  7. CallSnap – Can’t get to your phone when it rings? Let your caller know what you’re doing by answering with a picture or voice memo instead of hitting decline and sending them straight to voice mail.
  8. BillFloat – Need to collect from customers? Accelerate cash flow, reduce collection costs, and lower customer churn. Need to pay your bills but life has sent you a curve ball? Avoid late charges and overdrafts. BillFloat gives you extra time to pay your cable, car note, insurance premium, telephone bill, utility company…you name it!