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Technology companies are constantly championing their brand spankin’ new products to innovation-hungry consumers. The sheer number of choices can be baffling, but thanks to the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), there’s no need to test each and every product.

Every year, the CES, which runs from Jan. 10 to 13 in Las Vegas, recognizes what it considers to be the best in innovation. The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards, which have been honoring tech inventions since 1976, are judged by an independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press.

A variety of products are taking home the honor — from new tablets and headphones to cameras and video displays — but if you’re looking for a quick hit of some home-related novelties, you’ve come to the right place.

SafePlug Electrical Receptacles
2D2C, Inc.
Category: Integrated Home Systems

SafePlug receptacles, which can reduce energy consumption by up to 30%, offer a solution in home automation, accurate control and energy monitoring.

Energy Management Solution
GreenWave Reality
Category: Integrated Home Systems

The GreenWave Reality Advanced Energy Management Solution easily manages and reduces home energy consumption.

RCA USB Wall Plate Charger
Audiovox Corp.
Category: Portable Power

RCA USB Wall Plate Charger turns a standard home dual AC power outlet into a USB outlet, with fast charging for two smartphones or one tablet.

Nest Learning Thermostat
Category: Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies

This thermostat learns your preferences and programs itself to keep you comfortable and save energy.

Switch Lighting
Category: Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies

The Switch75 LED bulb, fitted with a technically advanced cooling system, offers sustainable, affordable lighting.

LOREX LIVE Connect2 Wireless Family Video Monitoring System
Category: Health and Wellness

The portable LOREX LIVE Connect2 enhances video monitoring with online viewing, easy setup and secure access.

Silver Care Robot
Category: Health and Wellness

The Rydis H1004 is an air purifier robot that travels from room to room cleaning the air. In addition, it provides monitoring and alert capabilities for the elderly with a wrist device.

4-Door LCD Refrigerator with Apps
Category: Major Home Appliances

Samsung’s LCD Refrigerator keeps food organized and fresh, thanks to a WiFi-enabled 8-in. LCD touch screen with such apps as Google Calendar and Epicurious. The Twin Cooling Plus System regulates temperature.

Wolf E Series Built-in Wall Ovens
Wolf Appliance, Inc.
Category: Major Home Appliances

E Series ovens offer smart technology, including 10 cooking modes and dual convection. A new enhancement allows connectivity to home automation systems.

Lighting Science World Bulb
Lighting Science Group
Category: Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies

LSG’s World Bulb is a sub-$15, omnidirectional A19 LED bulb. The payback — versus a traditional incandescent bulb — is eight months, with a lifetime of 17 years based on eight hours-per-day usage.

Radio Thermostat Internet-Controlled Thermostat CT80
Radio Thermostat Company of America
Category: Home Networking

The CT80 is a communicating thermostat that works with nearly every HVAC system. It programs and controls humidity systems, uses outside air to heat or cool, and communicates over multiple radios.

Home Charging Station
Philips Consumer Lifestyle
Category: Portable Power

The Home Charging Station allows you to charge multiple devices at one time (it can hold up to three phones and one iPad). Energy-efficient circuitry shuts the unit down once devices are fully charged.

Tell us: Which items will you use when they officially launch?