CES 2017

By MacRumors Staff
CES, held annually in Las Vegas in early January, is one of the major trade shows where technology companies show off their latest products. The 2017 show ran January 5–8, although companies began making announcements and holding advance press events several days earlier.

CES announcements cover a broad variety of products across consumer electronics from companies of all sizes. Many of the companies are on site at the show to demonstrate their products, some of which may still be in pre-production stages with releases planned for later in the year.

CES 2017 Articles

CES 2017: Yale to Add HomeKit to Select Smart Locks by Late March

Saturday January 7, 2017 3:23 pm PST by
Lock manufacturer Yale at CES 2017 this week announced that its lineup of Real Living Assure smart locks will be compatible with HomeKit by the end of March. By then, new Assure locks will be sold with a HomeKit module, which will also be available to purchase separately to add to existing Assure locks. HomeKit support will enable users to lock and unlock their homes by using Apple's new...

CES 2017: The Best Apple Related Accessories

Friday January 6, 2017 3:50 pm PST by
Apple may not take part in the annual Consumer Electronics Show, but the event is still filled with all kinds of Apple-related accessories from third-party vendors. Some aren't so great or are the same old thing, but others are novel, fun, and bring something new to the table. For this video, we spent a couple of days exploring the show floor to find some of the best Apple accessories of CES...

CES 2017: Mixtile Hub Promises to Expand HomeKit to ZigBee and Z-Wave Smart Home Devices

Friday January 6, 2017 1:17 pm PST by
Focalcrest, a Chinese company focusing on intelligent hardware solutions, today debuted a new HomeKit hub that promises to bring HomeKit connectivity to various connected home products that would not otherwise be able to interface with Apple's smart home platform. The Mixtile Hub, which is MFi certified by Apple, is designed to connect to ZigBee and Z-Wave products and interface with HomeKit,...

Pepcom at CES: HomeKit Accessories Galore, a Tiny Apple Watch Charger, an iPhone-Connected Car HUD, and More

Thursday January 5, 2017 12:50 pm PST by
One of the best ways to see the highlights of what CES has to offer is at the shows -- CES Unveiled, Pepcom, and ShowStoppers. MacRumors videographer Matt hit up Pepcom last night, where he searched for the coolest, most interesting products available on the show floor. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Amid the highlights at Pepcom were the motion-activated Ring...

CES 2017: Henge Docks Debuts New Horizontal and Vertical Docking Stations for 2016 MacBook Pro

Thursday January 5, 2017 12:43 pm PST by
Henge Docks, known for its range of docks for Apple's line of notebooks and iOS devices, today introduced new docking stations designed for the 2016 MacBook Pro. There are a total of three new docks: the Tethered Docking Station, the Vertical Docking Station, and the Horizontal Docking Station. The Tethered Docking Station, available in Space Gray, is designed to be an extension of the MacBook ...

Alpine Introduces $900 Infotainment System With Wireless CarPlay

Thursday January 5, 2017 12:31 pm PST by
While wireless CarPlay implementations have been supported since iOS 9, the functionality has so far been limited to BMW models. That will change next month, however, as Alpine has introduced a new aftermarket system with wireless CarPlay that will be available in February for a suggested price of $900. The wireless support enables drivers to connect an iPhone to CarPlay via Bluetooth and...

CES 2017: Razer Debuts 'Project Valerie' Triple Display Laptop

Thursday January 5, 2017 8:44 am PST by
Razer, known for its gaming laptops and accessories, today unveiled its latest product, the world's first triple display laptop. Project Valerie features a Razer laptop that's equipped with one main display and two fold out side displays, all of which are 4K. Each display measures in at 17.3 inches, for what Razer says is the most expansive viewing experience in a notebook. Project Valerie is...

Hands-On: OWC's 'DEC' Adds an SD Card Slot, Ethernet, and USB Type-A Ports to the MacBook Pro

Thursday January 5, 2017 8:18 am PST by
With the release of the 2016 MacBook Pro, there were a slew complaints over the compromising thinness and the removal of ports. For professionals who rely on the MacBook Pro, this latest iteration fell short of expectations. The outcry was so loud, in fact, that Apple slashed prices on its USB-C adapters, a move rarely seen from the company. This is the DEC from Other World Computing. It's a...

CES 2017: Honeywell Debuts Two Home Security Cameras, Adding HomeKit to Lyric Security System

Thursday January 5, 2017 6:54 am PST by
Honeywell today unveiled two indoor security cameras and confirmed plans to add HomeKit to its Lyric Security system at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The semi-cylindrical Lyric C1 camera captures 720p video at 30 FPS with a 135-degree viewing angle, while the circular Lyric C2 camera records in 1080p at 30 FPS and has a 138-degree viewing angle. Both models have a built-in speaker and microphone for...

CES 2017: Promise Technology Unveils New 2TB Apollo Cloud With Lower $199 Price Tag

Thursday January 5, 2017 6:00 am PST by
Promise Technology today unveiled the latest version of its Apollo Cloud personal cloud storage device, which offers 2TB of storage for $199. The 2TB Apollo Cloud joins the original 4TB model which is priced at $249. The Apollo Cloud is designed to combine the ease of use of the cloud with the security of local storage, making network-attached storage simple and accessible for anyone. The...

CES 2017: Clarion, JVC, and Kenwood Debut New Aftermarket CarPlay Systems

Thursday January 5, 2017 6:00 am PST by
Clarion, JVC, and Kenwood have introduced new CarPlay systems at CES 2017 this week in Las Vegas, providing iPhone users with additional aftermarket options for adding Apple's in-car software to their dashboards. Clarion's new flagship NX807 unit is a 7-inch HD touchscreen with tilt control. In addition to CarPlay, it is SiriusXM ready and features an HDMI input, dual USB ports, support for...

CES 2017: Incipio's 'Kiddy Lock' Case for iPhone 7 Keeps Kids From Accessing Home Button

Thursday January 5, 2017 5:00 am PST by
Incipio today introduced a new Kiddy Lock Case for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, which is designed to prevent children from accessing the Home button on the two devices with a sliding cover and a secure latch. The Kiddy Lock Case fully covers the Home button and renders it inaccessible, preventing kids from opening apps, accessing Touch ID functionality, making phone calls, and more....

CES 2017: Misfit Debuts Its First Touchscreen Smart Watch, the Vapor

Thursday January 5, 2017 5:00 am PST by
Misfit today introduced the Misfit Vapor, its first smart watch that includes a touchscreen. Vapor is Misfit's most advanced wearable device yet, with fitness, sleep, and heart rate tracking along with GPS and standalone music functionality. Vapor has a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display that's attached to a traditional watch band, for a setup that's not too bulky and can fit a wide range of...

CES 2017: D-Link Unveils HomeKit-Enabled Security Camera With 180º Field of View

Thursday January 5, 2017 4:44 am PST by
D-Link has unveiled its first HomeKit-enabled home security camera at CES 2017 this week. The new Omna 180 Cam HD is the first product in D-Link's forthcoming Omna family of HomeKit-enabled devices. The cylindrical Omna 180 Cam HD features a 1080p camera with a 180-degree field of view, a built-in microphone and speaker with two-way audio, infrared night vision up to 16 feet, and motion...

CES 2017: August Unveils Smart Lock Mortise Kit and Integration With Logitech POP Switch

Thursday January 5, 2017 4:20 am PST by
At CES today, smart lock maker August announced the newest addition to its home security line, called the August Smart Lock Mortise Kit. The company called the new product the first solution in North America that converts mortise style door locks into smart locks. Mortise locks are typical in multi-unit apartment buildings and integrate the locking bolt functionality directly into a door's...

CES 2017: Huawei to Pre-Load Amazon Alexa Virtual Assistant in its Flagship Smartphone

Thursday January 5, 2017 3:02 am PST by
We've seen it in third-party speakers and cars already at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but Amazon's Alexa is also about to become a smartphone personal assistant. Chinese mobile company Huawei used CES 2017 to announce it will be the first handset maker in the U.S. to pre-load the voice-activated AI into a phone. The HUAWEI MATE 9 will be the first smartphone to ...

CES 2017: Ford to Integrate Alexa Virtual Assistant into its Cars From Next Month

Thursday January 5, 2017 12:31 am PST by
Ford has announced it is teaming up with Amazon to integrate Alexa virtual assistant into its cars, allowing vehicle owners to access shop, search, and control smart home features on the road. The partnership means owners of Ford cars equipped with the SYNC 3 AppLink system will be able to access Amazon's Alexa voice-activated virtual assistant from the driver's seat, enabling them to check...

CES 2017: Nvidia's 'GeForce Now' Cloud Service to Bring High-End PC Gaming to Mac

Wednesday January 4, 2017 7:21 pm PST by
Tonight at its CES 2017 keynote event, Nvidia announced GeForce Now for Mac and PC, a cloud gaming service that allows low-end Mac and PC users to play high-end PC games. The service is similar to an identically-named service for Nvidia Shield users. Nvidia says that there are an estimated 1 billion PC users who have integrated GPUs that can't play games "to their full potential." GeForce...

CES 2017: Speck Launches New Drop-Protective Presidio Cases for MacBook Pro and iPhone

Wednesday January 4, 2017 6:00 pm PST by
Speck, best known for the cases and accessories it makes for Apple's line of products, is showing off two new protective cases at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. The Presidio Clear is Speck's first drop-resistant laptop case, while the Presidio Show is its latest iPhone case. The Presidio Clear is made with a dynamic transparent material that Speck is calling "Impactium Clear," and...

CES 2017: SanDisk Launches 256GB Flash Drive With Read/Write Transfer Speeds Up to 420MB/s

Wednesday January 4, 2017 5:00 pm PST by
Western Digital today announced the launch of its latest SanDisk-branded product, a 256GB SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive, which it says is the fastest, highest capacity USB flash drive the company has ever made. Designed to provide the speed and reliability of a solid state drive in the form factor of a small USB flash drive, the SanDisk Extreme Pro can reach read speeds...