CES 2016

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CES 2016: iDevices Debuts Four New HomeKit Accessories

Tuesday January 5, 2016 8:07 am PST by
iDevices has announced four new connected home products at CES 2016 featuring Apple's HomeKit technology, including the iDevices Socket, Wall Switch, Dimmer Switch and Wall Outlet. The home automation accessories can be controlled with Siri and the free iDevices Connected app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iDevices Socket – This socket allows homeowners to control their standard light...

CES 2016: LifeFuel's iPhone-Connected Water Bottle Tracks Water and Supplement Intake

Monday January 4, 2016 8:16 pm PST by
Today at CES LifeFuel debuted its first product, an iPhone-connected water bottle that can dispense both supplements and flavors while tracking water and supplement intake. The bottle also contains a small display and buttons that allow users to dispense the supplements or flavors. The Smart Nutrition Bottle is similar to a protein shake shaker, but can instead load five separate 1-ounce...

CES 2016: Parrot Announces 'Disco' Fixed-Wing Drone and 'Pot' Robotic Plant Holder

Monday January 4, 2016 5:11 pm PST by
Parrot announced at CES 2016 today that its Bluetooth-enabled robotic plant pot will launch for $99 in the first quarter of 2016. The aptly-named "Parrot Pot" is equipped with sensors that help keep your plant alive by measuring soil moisture and temperature, fertilizer, room temperature and light intensity (via TechCrunch). Parrot Pot holds about half a gallon, or 2 liters, of water (Image: Te ...

CES 2016: Sleep Number Announces iPhone-Connected 'IT' Smart Bed

Monday January 4, 2016 4:57 pm PST by
Sleep Number already has a line of beds that use its SleepIQ technology, which helps people adjust their beds and get better sleep than before. Today at CES 2016, the company announced the "IT" bed, which the company says will make customers "smarter, healthier and happier." Like other SleepIQ beds, the IT features biometric sensors that track heart rate, movement and breathing via your...

CES 2016: Sphero Debuts Wearable 'Force Band' For Controlling BB-8 Droid

Monday January 4, 2016 4:44 pm PST by
Sphero's iPhone-connected robotic BB-8 droid was one of the hottest gifts this holiday season, and Sphero is hoping to maintain that momentum with the introduction of the Force Band, a wearable wristband that will allow BB-8 owners to control the droid using gestures. For those unfamiliar with Sphero's BB-8, it's a small replica of the BB-8 droid that starred in the recently released Star...

CES 2016: Netatmo Announces 'Presence' Security Camera That Can Detect Cars, People and Animals

Monday January 4, 2016 4:15 pm PST by
Netatmo, the company behind products like the Welcome Smart Home camera and the Personal Weather Station, today announced its latest product, a smart outdoor security camera it's calling Presence. Presence is able to detect and distinguish between cars, people, and animals using a deep learning algorithm. When installed outside, the camera can let home owners know if there's a pet in the yard, ...

CES 2016: Belkin Announces 'Watch Valet Charge Dock' for Apple Watch

Monday January 4, 2016 4:05 pm PST by
Ahead of the kickoff of the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Belkin today introduced its latest product for the Apple Watch, the Watch Valet Charge Dock. The Valet is Belkin's second dock to feature an integrated magnetic charger, meaning customers do not need to supply their own Apple Watch charging cable. The Valet Charge Dock features a weighted base with a sleek white finish and a solid...

CES 2016: Belkin Announces USB-C Mini Hub, Cables and Chargers

Monday January 4, 2016 4:00 pm PST by
Belkin today announced an expansion of its USB-C product lineup, debuting a 4-Port Mini Hub, charging cables, home and car chargers, and a USB-C to HDMI adapter, all of which are compatible with Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook. The Retina MacBook is Apple's first device to use the universal USB-C port."Belkin is dedicated to creating quality products that support the current standard and make the...

Hunter Fan Company Announces First HomeKit-Enabled Ceiling Fans

Monday January 4, 2016 2:34 pm PST by
The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show is seeing the debut of quite a few new HomeKit-enabled devices, including the first HomeKit-connected ceiling fans, coming from Hunter Fan Company. The Symphony and the Signal are the only ceiling fans that support Apple's HomeKit home automation platform, and they're also Hunter Fan Company's first connected home products. The Symphony and Signal ceiling...

Honeywell Announces 'Lyric Round' Smart Thermostat With HomeKit Integration

Monday January 4, 2016 1:11 pm PST by
Honeywell today announced its first HomeKit-enabled product, introducing a second-generation Lyric Round Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat with HomeKit support. Designed to compete with existing HomeKit-compatible thermostats like the ecobee3 and the iDevices thermostat, the Honeywell Lyric connects to a home's Wi-Fi network to allow the thermostat to be controlled via Siri or by using an iOS device and...

CES 2016: Griffin Debuts Travel Power Bank and New Bands for Apple Watch

Monday January 4, 2016 10:20 am PST by
Griffin today announced several accessories for the Apple Watch as part of its CES 2016 offerings, including an assortment of Apple Watch bands and the Travel Power Bank, a new compact Apple Watch charger designed for on-the-go charging while traveling. The Travel Power Bank is an all-in-one travel solution with a built-in Apple Watch charger. Unlike most Apple Watch charging solutions, it's...

Samsung Announces Next-Generation 'Portable SSD T3' With USB-C Port

Monday January 4, 2016 9:33 am PST by
Ahead of this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung has announced its latest external solid state drive, the SSD T3. An evolution of the SSD T1, the Portable SSD T3 is Samsung's first SSD to include a USB 3.1 Type-C port instead of a standard USB B port. Devices that use USB Type-C are proving popular at this year's CES, with multiple companies introducing new USB-C docks,...

Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep to Offer CarPlay in Select Vehicles This Year

Monday January 4, 2016 9:20 am PST by
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ahead of CES today announced the fourth-generation of its Uconnect infotainment automobile system, which will bring Apple CarPlay support to select cars manufactured by the company in 2016. The Uconnect system uses an 8.4-inch touch screen for users to interface with various Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep models and control music, navigation, and phone calls. CarPlay...

CES 2016: Brydge Debuts BrydgeMini for iPad Mini 4, Shares New Details on BrydgePro

Monday January 4, 2016 9:06 am PST by
Brydge today officially unveiled its latest keyboard, debuting the BrydgeMini designed for Apple’s iPad mini 4. Brydge’s first BrydgeMini keyboard came out earlier this year for older iPad mini models, but at the time, a version for Apple’s latest iPad mini wasn’t available. Like all Brydge keyboards, the BrydgeMini is constructed from aluminum and attaches to the iPad mini using a set of...

CES 2016: Polar Debuts 'Polar Balance' Scale and Weight Management Service

Monday January 4, 2016 9:00 am PST by
Popular fitness company Polar today announced its latest product set to debut at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, the Polar Balance. Polar Balance is an iPhone-connected Bluetooth-enabled smart scale that works alongside the Polar activity tracker and the Polar Flow app as a complete weight loss service. The Polar Balance scale connects to an iPhone via the Polar Flow app, which allows...

CES 2016: Promise Technology Unveils Private Cloud Storage Bank 'Apollo'

Monday January 4, 2016 8:36 am PST by
High performance storage solutions company Promise Technology today announced its first foray into the consumer electronics market with the Apollo storage bank. The new device lets users, and a personal circle of private members, store and share data collected in the Apollo with the help of a companion app available to download from the iOS and Google Play App Stores. With the Apollo app,...

CES 2016: ZENS Announces Apple Watch Power Bank and iPhone 6s Wireless Charging Case

Monday January 4, 2016 8:10 am PST by
Wireless charging accessory manufacturer ZENS today announced two new products focused on wirelessly re-charging the iPhone 6s and Apple Watch. The ZENS Apple iPhone 6/6S Battery Wireless Charging Case includes a 1650 mAh battery pack that the company states will provide an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s with at least one full recharge throughout the day. Users can take advantage of the case's wireless...

Acer and Lenovo Debut First USB-C Monitors, Compatible With Retina MacBook

Monday January 4, 2016 7:27 am PST by
Acer has announced all-new H7 series monitors as the first to support USB Type-C, making them compatible with Apple's newer 12-inch MacBook. The monitors will be able to charge the MacBook, transfer data and display content over one USB-C cable, eliminating the need for multiple cables and adapters. Acer's new 25-inch and 27-inch H7 series USB-C monitors The monitors will be available in...