A MagSafe charger smaller than Apple’s however made by a third-party? Ruggedized rubber onerous drives from an organization identified for Mac-matching aluminum enclosures? Synchronized stereo audio system with color-shifting temper lights in your bed room? Sure, the annual pre-CES Pepcom occasion happened in Las Vegas final night time, and these had been only a few of the merchandise we noticed on the ground. Learn on for extra particulars…
Chances are you’ll or could not consider that Zolt will be capable to ship on its promise of a $20 MagSafe adapter for its new 70-watt Laptop computer Charger Plus ($100), which it says is the smallest 13″ MacBook Professional/Air-capable charger round, and ships with a cable/tip set appropriate with 90% of PCs. Whereas we’re very skeptical that Apple will license the MagSafe connector to the corporate – or anybody, actually, given its monitor file – Zolt mentioned that it was at the moment in NDA-covered discussions with Cupertino to make the cable occur. Apple customers who don’t need to wait out that exact negotiation will discover three USB charging ports on the facet helpful for charging non-MagSafe units such because the iPad, iPhone, and iPod.
Yantouch, a Taiwanese maker of some pioneering color-shifting lamps and audio system, debuted Daisy ($130/$250), a brand new mixture lamp and speaker with a couple of tips. Along with gently or abruptly altering colours and matching the beats of music, Daisy now can stream music from a single Bluetooth gadget to each audio system, separating their left and proper audio channels. Yantouch additionally confirmed a brand new iOS app referred to as Gentle Jockey able to making granular, intuitive coloration adjustments to Daisy and the most recent variations of its earlier merchandise, the Jellywash (V3) lamp and Diamond (V5) color-changing speaker.
Tylt, creator of the 3200mAh iPhone 6 Energi Sliding Power Case we reviewed last month, debuted a brand new $100 iPhone 6 Plus model of Energi with 3500mAh – sufficient for a 91% recharge of a useless iPhone, in line with the corporate. Like the sooner model, it has a case that detaches from a battery sled.
G-Technology, the Western Digital/Hitachi GST model accountable for cool Mac-ready storage options, confirmed three new “rugged family” drives: ev ATC (1TB) is accessible in USB 3 ($180) or Thunderbolt ($230) variations, every shipped with a case able to being dropped from 6 toes heights, submerged in water, and run over by vehicles. ev RaW (500GB/1TB, $100-$130) is a USB 3/SATA drive with an easier rubber body that allows it to resist roughly 4.5-foot drops. They’re departures for the corporate, which historically has centered on all-aluminum enclosures however not too long ago shifted considerably to plastics in making Mac Professional-matching RAID drives.
iHealth debuted iHealth Gateway, a brand new assortment of private well being monitoring equipment made for senior residents with out iOS units, all linked to a central hub that may be checked by caretakers or relations from afar. Glucose displays, a fall monitor, a blood stress monitor, and different choices will all work with the Gateway hub. The units will initially be rolled out to senior care-providing facilities earlier than making a shopper debut later this 12 months. A brand new model of the previously-released Wireless Body Analysis Scale was additionally proven, including temperature and humidity measurements to the prior gadget for a $100 worth.
Lepow, an ingenious developer with significantly cool industrial designs, confirmed an up to date model of its $40 9000mAh battery Virtue. The brand new mannequin is being described as a digital theater in your iOS gadget, including a Wi-Fi hub and 32GB of storage that can be utilized to retailer and stream movies all through a house – or any area with out Wi-Fi of its personal. It’s unclear what the value and precise launch date can be for the brand new model.
Brookstone confirmed the most recent variations of its Huge Blue audio system: the Huge Blue Splash ($160, proven in white) is a water-resistant speaker with styling harking back to its Huge Blue Social gathering, solely a lot smaller, whereas Child Blue ($70, proven in pink) is a single-driver speaker within the smallest enclosure but launched for the household. Intriguingly, Huge Blue Button ($70, proven in black) is a Bluetooth distribution gadget that splits one Bluetooth sign into separate left and proper channels, then pairs along with your alternative of a number of Bluetooth audio system to rebroadcast the sound in broad stereo.
Brookstone additionally confirmed Perfect Bake ($70), a baking-focused model of its Excellent Drink kitchen scale, this time packaged with bowls and able to weighing meals all the way down to a tenth of a gram. It allows you to comply with recipes utilizing a linked app, merely including particular person substances till the app indicators that you just’ve hit the appropriate weights. The trick is aided by app recipe updates, which Brookstone was demonstrating with cookies baked the night time earlier than. Perfect Bake is available now.
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