The latest in consumer electronics and technology are unveiled every year in early January from CES in Las Vegas! This year’s show begins Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES 2018 is the world’s largest annual innovation event and draws more than 150,000 industry professional attendees to witness the next generation of consumer technology. More than 3,500 exhibitors will debut 20,000 new products across more than 2 million net square feet of exhibit space.
The show is not opened to the public, however, Emmy Award Winning TV Host, Media Personality and The Digital Lifestyle Expert® Mario Armstrong partnered with a few companies below to give an insider’s look at some of the exciting products people will be able to see and use this year.
Take a look…
HP ENVY X2 powered by Intel
According to a recent Intel study almost 40 percent of people take their mobile PCs with them outside the home at least a few times a year. To meet the needs of people looking to be always-connected, Intel has been enabling the Always-connected PC (ACPC). At CES 2018, Intel worked with HP to the introduce their latest ACPCs, HP ENVY x2. Built for the ultra-mobile user for connected productivity with optional 4G LTE, it is thin, light and durable featuring a durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4, offers battery life up to 15.9 hours and transforms into laptop, reading and tablet modes.
- Available for purchase Spring of 2018.
- For more information, visit www.intel.com.
Samsung Portable SSD T5
The Samsung Portable SSD T5 is a must-have external drive for users in search of dependable, secure portable storage solutions. The drive offers transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s – up to 4.9 times faster than the average external hard disk drive product. The T5 is available in capacities up to 2TB, and has a lightweight and pocket-sized design with a shockproof aluminum exterior – allowing users to bring their data anywhere. It is now available in two distinct finishes – alluring blue for the 250GB and 500GB models, and a deep black for the 1TB and 2TB capacities. The T5 also allows data to be accessed and transferred across multiple devices. With the drive’s Android app, users can view remaining capacity and make drive password changes from anywhere, at any time.
- Pricing as follows:
- 250GB: $129.99
- 500GB: $199.99
- 1TB: $399.99
- 2TB: $799.99
- Available for purchase at www.samsung.com and select retailers.
- For more information, visit www.samsung.com/T5.
Ooma Home Security
Ooma Home Security is the most complete and affordable DIY solution for protecting family and property. The system includes motion, door/window, water, siren, smoke detector and garage door sensors as well as Butterfleye, Ooma’s new AI-powered video camera that detects and recognizes people, pets and sounds to prevent false alarms. Ooma Home Security’s Remote 911 call feature also connects users with their local emergency services dispatcher from anywhere in the world, providing all-encompassing protection and peace of mind for consumers.
- Priced at the following:
- The Butterfleye video camera retails for $199.99, the water sensor for $29.99, the motion sensor for $34.99, the door and window sensor for $24.99, the garage door sensor for $29.99, the smoke detector for $59.99 and the siren is for $39.99.
- DIY monitoring is free.
- Available for purchase on www.ooma.com or on Amazon. The video camera and new sensors will begin shipping in first quarter of 2018.
- For more information, visit www.ooma.com/home-security.
Philips SmartSleep is the first sleep technology that is clinically proven to enhance sleep in consumers who do not get enough sleep due to lifestyle. It’s the complete sleep solution of a comfortable headband paired with a mobile application that tracks and reacts to sleep patterns. By using customized tones to provide a boost to the wearer’s natural slow wave activity during deep sleep, SmartSleep improves sleep quality to increase energy and alertness the next day. SmartSleep is designed for people ages 18-50 who do not have sleep disorders or hearing loss. Leveraging knowledge of the true functionality of sleep and sleep stages, Philips is pushing ahead toward a future where the total sleep ecosystem can be used to improve sleep and, ultimately, lives.
- Priced at MSRP $399.99, but may vary by retailer.
- Available for purchase this spring at www.philips.com and Amazon.
- For more information, visit www.philips.com/smartsleep.
Streamlabs™ Smart Home Water Monitor
Streamlabs is the easy, smart home water monitor. Referred to as the “Internet of Water™” – the fusion of IoT (the Internet of Things) and plumbing manufacturing – Streamlabs is developing and commercializing smart home technology. For the first time ever, consumers can have the peace of mind that their home is protected from water damage. Easily mounted to the main water line in minutes without pipe cutting, Streamlabs delivers real time water consumption data and leak protection directly to the Stream smartphone app. And with seamless integration with Alexa or Nest, the Streamlabs water monitor makes any smart home even smarter.
- Priced at $199.
- Available for purchase online at www.streamlabswater.com and Amazon and starting February 1st at www.homedepot.com and www.lowes.com.
- For more information, visit www.streamlabswater.com.