The Most Innovative Products Of The Year


Handheld Retail Devices

The category of Handheld Retail Devices—for retail and specialty markets—moves us from the very big to the very small. With this year's winner, Motorola has come up with a brand-new category of mobile device. Evoking images of Star Trek's Captain Picard using his communication badge, Motorola's SB1 Smart Badge displays not only a worker's name and photo, but also has a push-to-talk function for hailing colleagues, can scan bar codes, perform price checks, get inventory information and even ring up sales.