Adding to its extensive line of iOS device docks and accessories, Philips today announced a slew of new devices that take advantage of iOS apps. The first set of accessories includes security monitors that allow users to control their cameras via their iOS device.
Available for both Apple and Android, Philips In.Sight (M100D) is designed to give you added security. The camera monitor allows you to see what is happening in your home directly through your smartphone or tablet wherever you are via 3G, 4G LTE, Edge or Wi-Fi networks. An app notification will immediately alert you to any movements or noise in your house and then make a video recording of the event, which is then automatically uploaded to your free Dropbox account, so you can view any activity immediately, privately and securely. Or, if you want to keep an eye on children or a pet, simply tap on your screen for real-time viewing.
Philips In.Sight Baby Monitor
To keep you close to your baby at all times Philips has developed the In.Sight Baby Monitor (B120). A 2013 CEA Innovations Award winner, the B120 is it is the ideal nursery accessory as it works with the iPhone and iPad. It allows you to watch and listen to your baby from anywhere on your iPhone or iPad, making it the ultimate baby monitor for the smartphone generation.
InRange works with Bluetooth 4.0, the latest in Bluetooth technology, and is compatible with the iPhone 4S and the latest iPad. Philips InRange is simple: a thin credit-card shaped leash, which measures just 3.8mm thick, is inserted into your wallet, or placed in the protective pouch that attaches onto your luggage or keys. This then connects to the app and creates an invisible leash to your phone. You can set the range of the leash – either far or close – depending on your preference, and be safe in the knowledge that your belongings are connected to you.
The apps for the InRange of products are optimized for at least iPhone 5 and iOS 6. The InSight will retail for $129.99 while an HD version will be $229.99 while the Baby Monitor will retail for $169.99. The InRange will retail for $49.99 and all of these will be available at the Apple Store this month.
Philips has also unveiled several new docks for iOS devices. The first is the TwinPlay, which allows users to split streamed video content to two people when traveling long distances. It connects to an in-car charging port and comes with two screens, either in 7 or 9 inches. The Twin Play is available now for $169.99 for the 7-inch model and $199.99 for the 9-inch model and work with 30-pin iDevices, although the iPad can't fit in the cup cradle.
Party Machine Dock
In partnership with Algoriddim, the creators of hit app djay, Philips is releasing the Party Machine dock. You can hook up two iPod Touches or iPhones to turnstyle-docks and, using the djay app, you can mix the music as a DJ with traditional DJ-ing equipment would. The dock also has channel faders that allow you to fade in between the two iPods, all while built-in lights sync to the music you're playing. It's set to retail this month for $349.99 and is compatible with iPods and iPhones with 30-pin connectors. Lightning versions will be available in the future at some point.