CES 2020

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 2020 show ran January 7–10, 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 2020 Articles

Best of the CES Show Floor: Samsung's Ballie, HomeKit Shower Heads, Brydge Keyboards, Concept Phones, and More

Thursday January 9, 2020 4:19 pm PST by Juli Clover
It's CES week and thousands of companies are in Las Vegas showing off their newest and best tech-related products. CES is wrapping up today and tomorrow, but there's still plenty to see. Over the course of the last couple of days, we've scoured the show floor for the most unique and interesting products, some that are Apple related and some that are neat, but more general tech. Subscribe to ...

TiVo's Planned Apple TV App 'In Limbo'

Wednesday January 8, 2020 3:16 pm PST by Juli Clover
During the January 2019 CES event, TiVo demoed a TiVo app to the Apple TV, but a year later, the project is "in limbo" and an Apple TV app is no longer being actively developed. In an interview with TechHive at CES 2020, TiVo vice president of consumer products and services Ted Malone said that while ‌Apple TV‌ app plans haven't been canceled, it's not TiVo's focus at this time. "My bet is...

CES 2020: JBL Debuts Soundbar With Detachable Speakers and AirPlay 2 Compatibility

Wednesday January 8, 2020 11:53 am PST by Juli Clover
Speaker company JBL this week announced the upcoming launch of the JBL Bar 9.1, a new soundbar that offers AirPlay 2 and a unique detachable speaker setup. The JBL Bar 9.1 offers wireless surround sound thanks to the included soundbar base and two detachable battery powered rear speakers that can be removed and placed anywhere in a room for optimal sound. There's a base soundbar with four ...

Twitter Adding 'Conversation Participants' Option to Limit Replies to Tweets

Wednesday January 8, 2020 9:14 am PST by Juli Clover
At CES, Twitter's director of product management Suzanne Xie outlined some new features that are coming to the social network, and The Verge has shared details on what we can expect. In the future, Twitter will add a "conversation participants" option on the screen where a tweet is composed. Twitter users will be able to choose between four options: Global, Group, Panel, and Statement. The...

CES 2020: Satechi Debuts New 108W Power Adapter With Dual USB-C Ports and USB-A Ports

Wednesday January 8, 2020 8:00 am PST by Juli Clover
Satechi today announced the launch of a new 108W Pro USB-C PD Desktop Charger, which is Satechi's most powerful power adapter to date, able to charge up to four devices at one time. There are two USB-C ports, one of which is 90W for charging even Apple's new 16-inch Retina MacBook Pro and one of which is 18W for charging the iPad Pro and iPhones with a USB-C to Lightning cable. Along with ...

CES 2020: August Debuts Smaller and Sleeker Wi-Fi Smart Lock With HomeKit Support and No Bridge Required

Wednesday January 8, 2020 7:03 am PST by Joe Rossignol
August today introduced a new HomeKit-enabled Wi-Fi Smart Lock. As the product name implies, the lock features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, eliminating the need to use a bridge that was previously required. August says the Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45 percent smaller and 20 percent slimmer than its Smart Lock Pro. Available in matte black and silver, the lock also sports a sleeker design with more ...

CES 2020: Samsung Debuts New T7 Touch SSD With Fingerprint Sensor for Securing Files

Wednesday January 8, 2020 6:00 am PST by Juli Clover
Samsung today announced the launch of its new Portable SSD T7 Touch, an SSD with 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB of storage space. According to Samsung, the SSD T7 Touch combines a sleek and compact design with the fastest transfer speeds that are offered by the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard. Users can expect to see read speeds up to 1,050MB/s and write speeds up to 1,000MB/s, with the SSD T7 Touch coming in ...

Apple's Privacy Officer Jane Horvath Uses CES Appearance to Defend Company Stance on Encryption and Software Backdoors

Wednesday January 8, 2020 2:40 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple's chief privacy officer attended a discussion panel at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday to debate the state of consumer privacy, marking the first time in 28 years that Apple has been at CES in an official capacity. Apple's privacy officer at CES 2020 panel (Image: Parker Ortolani) Jane Horvath, Apple's senior director for global privacy, joined an all-female panel...

CES 2020: Bosch Smart Home System to Support Apple HomeKit Later This Year

Wednesday January 8, 2020 12:54 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Global home appliance company Bosch has announced that its smart home products are about to gain broad support for Apple's HomeKit platform. In a ">press release titled "New Year, New Perspectives," the German company said that in combination with iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and HomePod, its Bosch Smart Home System would soon offer numerous operating options, including interaction with other...

Mophie Working on AirPower Replacement Able to Wirelessly Charge Multiple Devices Regardless of Position

Tuesday January 7, 2020 1:37 pm PST by Juli Clover
Mophie parent company Zagg at CES told Bloomberg that it is developing a wireless charging mat that has capabilities that Apple attempted to implement in the now-canceled AirPower, but was unable to make work. The charging accessory will charge iPhones and other mobile devices regardless of where they are placed on the charging mat, a feature that the ‌AirPower‌ was supposed to have. Apple's ...

CES 2020: LIFX Unveils New Filament Bulbs, Switches, Candle Bulbs, and Light Strips

Tuesday January 7, 2020 12:39 pm PST by Juli Clover
LIFX, known for its line of HomeKit-connected lights and accessories, is debuting several new products at CES, ranging from bulbs to light strips, with highlights below. LIFX Filament LIFX's new filament bulbs are an answer to the Hue filament bulbs that came out in late 2019. The ST64 Teardrop debuted at CES, but LIFX also plans to make a G95 Globe bulb. The bulbs are HomeKit-enabled and are ...

CES 2020: Netgear Debuts Nighthawk M5 WiFi 6/5G Mobile Router, 4G LTE Orbi Router and Nighthawk WiFi 6 Mesh Router

Tuesday January 7, 2020 12:17 pm PST by Juli Clover
Netgear at CES is showing off its new Nighthawk M5 5G WiFi 6 Mobile Router, which supports all versions of 5G (mmWave and Sub-6GHz) and WiFi 6. The M5 mobile router is equipped with Qualcomm's X55 modem and it will work with mobile networks that support 5G, offering speeds up to 4Gb/s. Ahead of the widespread rollout of 5G, it also works with 4G. According to Netgear, the M5 is designed...

CES 2020 Pepcom: Compostable iPhone Cases, AirPods Pro Cases, Foldable PCs, Fancy Trash Cans and More

Tuesday January 7, 2020 11:52 am PST by Juli Clover
Today is the first official day of CES, and thousands of companies are in Las Vegas demonstrating their newest tech-related products. At CES, there are several major media events where companies can set up a booth to show off their products, and last night, one such event, Pepcom, took place. MacRumors attended Pepcom, and in our latest YouTube video, we rounded up some of the most interesting ...

CES 2020: Zagg Debuts New Keyboard Cases for Apple's Low-Cost 10.2-Inch iPad

Tuesday January 7, 2020 11:16 am PST by Juli Clover
Zagg at CES is showing off a trio of new keyboard cases that are designed for Apple's low-cost 10.2-inch iPad, including the Slim Book Go, the Rugged Messenger, and the Messenger Folio. Priced at $99, the Zagg Slim Book Go for the 10.2-inch ‌iPad‌ offers up an ultra slim keyboard design along with a detachable case, and it is designed to be Zagg's most portable keyboard for the device. It ...

CES 2020: Alpine and Pioneer Debut Largest-Ever CarPlay Receivers With Up to 11-Inch Hovering Displays

Tuesday January 7, 2020 8:55 am PST by Joe Rossignol
In what has become an annual tradition, car audio brands like Alpine, Pioneer, Jensen, and JVC/Kenwood are showcasing new aftermarket CarPlay and Android Auto receivers at CES in Las Vegas this week. Alpine is debuting a new CarPlay and Android Auto receiver with an 11-inch capacitive touchscreen, which it claims is the largest on the market, offering 49 percent more surface area than its...

CES 2020: Philips Hue Line Gaining New Outdoor Lights and HDMI Sync Box Improvements

Tuesday January 7, 2020 8:05 am PST by Juli Clover
The popular HomeKit-enabled Philips Hue line of lights is expanding, with Signify today announcing the upcoming launch of additional outdoor lighting options. There's a new wall-mounted Appear fixture, priced at $140, which is designed to create a directed triangle of light that reaches both up and down, with the aim of elevating the home's curb appeal. The new low-voltage Lily XL...

CES 2020: Plugable Launches 100W Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Docking Station

Tuesday January 7, 2020 8:02 am PST by Juli Clover
Plugable today announced the upcoming launch of the Plugable TBT3-UDZ, a Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Docking Station that offers 100W power delivery, making it suitable for Apple's most powerful notebooks like the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. The Plugable TBT3-UDZ allows for two additional 4K displays to be connected to a Mac using HDMI or DisplayPort without the need for an external adapter, and...

CES 2020: Satechi Launches New Trio Wireless Charging Pad

Tuesday January 7, 2020 8:00 am PST by Juli Clover
Satechi today announced the launch of a new three-in-one wireless charger that's able to charge multiple devices at once, including the Apple Watch, AirPods, and an iPhone equipped with Qi-based wireless charging capabilities. Satechi's Trio Wireless Charging Pad is features a minimal design with a plain black design that includes an ‌Apple Watch‌ charging puck, an ‌AirPods‌ cutout that works...

CES 2020: Eve Unveils New 'Eve Cam' With HomeKit Secure Video Support

Tuesday January 7, 2020 8:00 am PST by Juli Clover
Eve Systems, known for its line of HomeKit-enabled smart home accessories, today announced the upcoming launch of the Eve Cam, an indoor home security camera that supports iOS 13's HomeKit Secure Video feature. The Eve Cam was built from the ground up with data security in mind, with ‌HomeKit‌ Secure Video offering up a more secure way to manage footage captured with home security cameras. ...

CES 2020: Razer Debuts New Dual-Sided iPhone Game Controller in Partnership With Gamevice

Tuesday January 7, 2020 6:53 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Razer today announced a new dual-sided game controller that attaches to the top and bottom of an iPhone. Created in partnership with Gamevice, the controller plugs into the Lightning connector, allowing it to be powered by the iPhone rather than a battery. The controller itself has a built-in Lightning connector for pass-through charging of the iPhone. The direct connection also allows for...