CES 2016 is considered to be the biggest show for consumer electronics. All electronic giants usually launch their accessories and other tech-related products at this venue. In simple words, it’s a paradise for tech lovers.
Many industry giants have released some of the awesome products. We have selected the few which might fascinate you. Let’s dive in to cruise the tech wave.
CES 2016: Amazing iPhone and Apple watch Friendly Gadgets Announced So Far
Pelican ‘Marine’ Waterproof iPhone 6s/6s Plus Case
Pelican is known for its rugged and highly secure cases. The company announced waterproof case for iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, and 6s Plus. It keeps your iPhone intact from drop. As of now, it is available in black color and it also features waterproofing. It is engineered with five layers of military-grade shock protection that takes utmost care of your iPhone. The case can easily keep your iPhone intact up to 2 meters deep in water for 30 minutes. Pelican case for iPhone 6 and 6s are priced at $79.95 while for iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus it is tagged at $89.95.
Olloclip ‘Studio’ Mobile Photo System
Riding on the wave of high confidence in Kickstarter 2015, Olloclip has dared to enter the 2016 edition of eminent CES. Olloclip focuses its attention on the security of iPhone, and therefore, it has come up with a case compatible with iPhone 6/6s or iPhone 6/6s Plus. Along with the case, Olloclip also introduced Studio accessories that improve mobile photography on iPhone. The brand has showcased four pieces – Finger Grip, ¼-20 Mounts, Cold-Shoe Adapters, and Kickstand.
Belkin – Watch Valet
Last year, Belkin released Valet dock charger for iPhone and Apple Watch. This year the company launched “Watch Valet” charging station specifically for Apple Watch. Watch Valet is surely a best-in-class product when it comes to quality standards. It features a convenient viewing angle that enables you to operate your Apple Watch even while it is charging. The finish and outlook will suit your desk or your bedside table. Watch Valet is tagged at $89.99 and ready for sale on Belkin website.
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iPhone Connected LifeFuel’s Water Bottle
LifeFuel debuted at CES 2016 with their first water bottle that can be connected to your iPhone. It gradually dispenses flavors and supplements in the water your drink. Apart from that, it also keeps track of your water, supplement, and flavor intake. The bottle can be charged wirelessly and it can run through all day long. The supplements of flavors can be released in water either by using the screen on the bottle or by the app installed on your iPhone. For more details, you can watch the complete video given below.
For further information please visit LifeFuels.com.
Sleep Number’s New “IT” Smart Bed
This isn’t the first product from Sleep Number; the company has a wide range of beds and pillows for smarter sleep. The latest “IT” smart bed is no different. It has a biometric sensor that monitors and keeps track of your heart rate, movement, and breathing. With the help of collected data, users will get a recommendation to make the necessary changes in their sleeping habits. The company claims to make their users “Smarter, healthier, and happier” after using this smart bed.
You can check more details by visiting company’s official website.
Apple’s HomeKit Enabled Ceiling Fan From Hunter Fan Company
Hunter Fan company announced the first ever HomeKit enabled ceiling fan. The company has launched two different models called: Symphony and Signal. Thanks to the HomeKit support, you will now be able to control fans with Siri voice command. The retail price for Symphony is tagged at $329 while the Signal will cost $379. Sale of both the models is expected in spring 2016 via Amazon and Company’s official website.
Griffin unveiled a set of accessories for Apple Watch at CES 2016. The list of accessories included power bank and set of wrist bands for Apple Watch. We have listed them below with complete details, just have a look.
#1. Travel Power Bank for Apple Watch
The Travel power bank resembles a keychain and it can charge your Apple Watch almost four times. It’s very compact in size and you can easily allocate it in your pockets. It has a micro USB input to charge the power bank. The Travel power bank has a single power button to turn On/Off the power bank. Under the hood, it carries an 800mAh battery, which seems bit low but good enough for your Apple Watch. The power bank is tagged at $69.99 and expected to be available from the second quarter of 2016.
#2. Apple Watch bands
Along with the Travel power bank, Griffin also launched a set of bands for Apple Watch. The bands offer a wide range of variants and different colors. Furthermore, the range is divided into two categories: Trainer Watch bands and the Uptown leather bands.
The Trainer Watch band have been crafted from Silicone and are sweat-proof priced at $39.99. They are specifically designed for 42mm Apple Watch models. It is expected to be available from Q3 of 2016.
On the other hand, the Uptown Leather bands are a bit costly with a price tag of $59.99. The same is expected to arrive in the third quarter of 2016.
Incipio had acquired ClamCase last year, today at CES 2016; Incipio announced a set of keyboards for iPad. These include one for the iPad Pro, three for the iPad Air 2, and one for the iPad Mini 4. Details of each of them are listed below.
#1. ClamCase+ for iPad Pro
The keyboard for iPad Pro features backlit, full QWERTY keyboard, Apple Pencil storage, and a full 360-degree rotation hinge. It is tagged at $170 and it is expected in the second quarter of 2016.
#2. ClamCase Prompt for iPad Air 2
ClamCase Prompt is an interesting keyboard with Bluetooth connectivity along with a small OLED screen on its back. The screen displays a notification when the keyboard is covering the iPad Air 2. It is priced at $200 and expected to arrive in the second quarter of 2016.
#3. ClamCase+ Power for iPad Air 2
ClamCase+ Power keyboard is unique in its own ways. It works as a power bank as well as a keyboard. It has a 6000mAh battery which charges the keyboard as well as the iPad Air 2. It also has a micro USB port to recharge keyboard as well as the backup battery. ClamCase+ Power is tagged at $200 and expected to arrive in the second quarter of the current year.
#4. ClamCase Pro for iPad Mini 4
The keyboard for iPad Mini 4 pairs using Bluetooth and offers a 360-degree hinge. There isn’t any mention about backlit for this variant by the company. It will be available in the first quarter of 2016 with Gray and Silver/white color options.
Hyper’s iShowFast Lightning Drive
iShowFast lightning drive is basically highly advanced pen drive made specifically for Apple products. The drive supports USB as well as the Lightning connector. This comes in handy when you have no or very poor internet connection. You can simply plug this drive into your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to stream your data. It also helps you transfer files from one device to another. The USB 3.0 delivers a transfer speed of 140MB /s (Read) and 45MB /s (Write). On the other hand, the lightning connector supports the speed of 30MB /s (Read) and 20MB /s (Write). The drive is ready for sale on Hyper’s official website in pink, rose gold, and space gray color.
It also features different capacity ranging from 16GB to 128GB. You can check their availability and pricing from their official website.
Honeywell announced a HomeKit enabled thermostat at CES 2016. The device is priced at $249.99 and it is available to pre-order on Honeywell’s official website. The product launched by Honeywell is termed as Lyric. This device lets the control temperature of your house using your iPhone or iPad. The app designed to execute this function also supports Siri commands.
Home automation industry seems to be booming at CES 2016. iDevices has announced a range of products compatible with HomeKit to make your life a bit easy. The list consists of new Socket, Wall Switch, Dimmer Switch, and Wall Outlet. There is no mention about prices and exact release date, but all of them are expected to hit markets by the next holiday season.
Brydge is an accessories manufacturing company that announced two keyboard cases for iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4. The variants are named as BrydgePro and BrydgeMini. Both the variants feature a 180-degree hinge and both of them are made from 100 percent aluminum. The pro version connects via Bluetooth version 4.0 while the Mini variant uses a Bluetooth version 3.0.
Both the models are available for pre-order and will be shipped in April 2016. Having a look at pricing, BrydgeMini will cost $99.99 while the BrydgePro variant is tagged at $189. Lastly, both the cases are available in gold, silver, and space gray color option.
Lenovo and Acer USB-C monitors
Lenovo and Acer have announced monitors with a different choice in sizes. If you have a 12-inch MacBook and wish to have an external monitor, then Lenovo or Acer can be a perfect solution. Lenovo has the edge over Acer, as it has almost a zero border screen. On the other hand, Acer beats Lenovo on design and color front.
Lenovo’s ThinkVision X24 Pro is the model that features a 1920×1080 resolution priced at $399 and available in May. Acer’s H7 series monitors offer 2560×1440 resolution in 25- and 27-inch variants, starting at $499.99 available from February 2016.
Lastly, Lenovo’s ThinkVision X1 is a 27-inch model that boasts a stunning 3840×2160 resolution. It’s is tagged at $799 and will be readily available from May 2016.