CES 2017 - The best gadgets and gear from Las Vegas Overview Updated January 7, 2017

CES 2017 - The best gadgets and gear from Las Vegas

CES 2017 - The best gadgets and gear from Las Vegas

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December 2016 - January 2017

CES 2017 is set to kick off in Las Vegas on January 3rd with some of the biggest names in electronics hitting the showroom floor. We’ll have coverage on all of the best gadgets and gear at 9to5Toys.

CES 2017 Stories January 7, 2017

It’s been a huge week at CES 2017 in Las Vegas with a number of new products across nearly every category. For 9to5Toys, that includes a bevvy of new TVs, smart home gear, headphones and much more. We’ve combed through all of this week’s releases to put together a list of the best of the best.

Head below for our favorite TVs, storage, cordcutting gear and more from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas…

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CES 2017 Stories January 6, 2017

Kodak first announced its 360-degree PIXPRO action camera over two years ago. While it was generally well-received, the single lens design made for less than optimal footage. Fast forward to CES 2017, and we’re getting an in-depth look at the brand’s upcoming dual lens Orbit 360 4K VR. As the name suggests, the latest version ups the resolution and adds virtual reality capabilities. Two 20 megapixel sensors should work together for a substantial increase in image quality.

The new Orbit will have Wi-Fi connectivity and offers many of the same functions that make top-end action cameras like GoPro popular. With the growth YouTube is seeing in VR footage and affordable headsets littering the market, this new Kodak camera might be coming along at just the right time. The Orbit 360 4K VR is set to retail for $499 when it hits online shelves later this month.

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Whirlpool unveils its iOS/Android-connected All-in-One Smart Washer/Dryer Combo at CES 2017

Whirlpool is showing off its transfer-free home laundry system with the new Smart All-in-One Care Washer and Dryer Combo at CES. While not the first of its kind, it offers a suite of interesting smart features with the connected Whirlpool iOS/Android apps and Amazon Dash.

Anova has established itself as the leader in the sous vide category for consumers with its smartphone-connected line of cookers. At CES, the manufacturer has announced three revamped models alongside fresh details on its new countertop oven. The entry-level model drops to $99, making this Anova’s most affordable entry-point into the world of sous vide. It will offer Bluetooth controls and the same smart functionality as previous generation models. A base $199 Wi-Fi version will remain with the top-of-the-line $299 ‘Pro’ rounding out its offerings with a new touchscreen display (price subject to change). Learn more about sous vide cooking in our Kitchen Tech series.

This news also brings more information on the Anova Precision Oven with its searing, baking and steaming functions. Slated to arrive late this year, it will be able to communicate with the brand’s other sous video cookers while in-use. Anova envisions its entire lineup working together to prepare better meals. For instance, you might sear your steak in the oven after it has worked through a sous vide bath. A touchscreen panel allows chefs to set the desired internal temperature of the meat, as opposed to the oven itself. Anova promises that this will result in better tasting food that is precisely cooked. Final pricing has yet to be announced.

Our CES 2017 Guide has all of this week’s best announcements, swing by for more.

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After the success of Alexa, as well as Siri and Google Assistant (to perhaps a lesser extent), Mattel is looking to cash in on the voice assistant market with a new product designed for kids. The happy-go-lucky Aristotle by Nabi has a number of interesting features designed for younger users including a “natural language processing” software that specifically studies your child’s speaking habits. Alongside the voice assistant component is a camera that allows parents to monitor happenings in the room. Aristotle is designed to grow alongside your kid. Initially it will offer bedtime stories and other basic games. Over time, it will expand with homework help and additional features like internet search.

The software is backed by Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant, so it has plenty of phrases loaded up and ready to use. It’s name is somewhat curious, as it will require the child to say ‘Aristotle’ to activate the voice assistant. Question marks aside, it’s no surprise that an established player like Mattel is expanding into this market. AI has proven to be a popular tool for adults and it’s only natural that this tech would trickle down to younger ages, too. Aristotle is expected to hit store shelves in June with the speaker and camera kit retailing for $300.

Our CES 2017 Guide is the place to be for all of this week’s announcements, swing by for more.

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CES 2017 Stories January 5, 2017

The OjO Commuter Scooter made its debut at CES 2017 this week with an impressive zero emissions build and 300 pound weight capacity. This is just the latest commuter-friendly ride to arrive on the scene over the last year, following Segway’s minPRO electric transporter and others. OjO blends the familiarity of a two-wheel scooter with a 25-mile range battery that can hit speeds up to 20 miles per hour. The aluminum chassis is reinforced to carry loads up to 300-pounds, which is particularly notable for a commuter-focused ride like this.

A 500W HyperGear motor and gear system is designed for maximum torque that can handle hills “up to 15%+ grades.” This should be especially helpful in traffic-heavy cities where two-wheel transportation is making a serious play amongst younger working class citizens. Between the handles is a non-glare touchscreen display that offers a number of gauges, including speed, distance traveled, lighting controls and more.

OjO has outfitted its commuter scooter with a motion activated alarm system and wireless key fob for extra security. Additionally, it has dual Bluetooth speakers so riders can enjoy their tunes while riding. OjO is releasing its Commuter Scooter in seven colors on Amazon for $1,999.99.

Our CES 2017 Guide is the place to be for all of this week’s announcements, swing by for more.

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Take a look at Dell’s new Canvas workstation display and Totem radial controllers

Dell is unveiling the Canvas workstation at CES 2017 alongside a slew of new PCs and a massive 8K display. The digital drafting table-like display was developed with Microsoft and is powered by a long list of Windows 10 devices. The 27-inch QHD touch-screen carries a 2560 x 1440 resolution and is aimed at designers and stylus wielding designers/artist.

UBTECH introduces a series of new robots at CES including the smart Alexa-enabled Lynx Humanoid, more

We have already seen our fair share of robotic companions at CES 2017 this year including Kuri and LG’s new helper bots to escort you through the airport. And now we are getting a host of new models from the makers of the Alpha Series bots headlined by the new Lynx humanoid:

Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Play brand is designed with affordability in mind, but its latest release seems to buck that trend. The new Beoplay M5 wireless speaker was just uncovered at CES 2017 with a myriad of connectivity options including AirPlay, Chromecast, Bluetooth and Spotify connect. Additionally, it plays well with Bang & Olufsen’s existing Beolink Multiroom system. But at $599, it’s bound to be a tough buy for most consumers.

The M5 is a 360-degree speaker, so it will offer coverage in all directions when placed centrally in a space. It’s rather small at just 7.5-inches tall but B&O promises massive sound from this tiny cylinder. If anything is going to keep shoppers away, it’s the price. At $100 more than the SONOS PLAY:5, we can’t imagine many reaching for the M5 first. What it does have as an advantage is the ability to play from just about any modern device without any extra software. If you’re someone that appreciates Bang & Olufsen style, then perhaps you can swallow the larger price tag. The M5 is available for ordering today from online retailers like Amazon.

Catch up on all the latest news and releases from CES 2017 here.

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Razor’s new Blade Pro is the “world’s first portable laptop with three built-in monitors”

Gaming hardware company Razor is revealing the new 17-inch Razer Blade Pro portable gaming system at CES 2017. It is essentially “the world’s first portable laptop with three built-in monitors”. A proprietary “deployment mechanism” designed in-house allows the two additional side screens to slide out from the main display. The three 17.3-inch 4K IGZO displays are housed in a unibody CNC aluminum chassis that weighs in at about 12 pounds and is just 1.5-inches thick.

All of those customized and even synced to game-events color effects you see in the images are powered by Razer Chroma. The keyboard, monitors and trackpad can be lit up with a dazzling array of lighting effects as per the user’s settings. The system is powered by a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 which is more than enough power for VR applications like HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, according to Razor.

Polaroid is marking CES 2017 as the reveal for its new Pop Instant Camera that’s a modern take on the company’s popular releases from the 70’s and 80’s. The square camera has a four-inch touchscreen display that is backed by a 20MP sensor. It will also record full 1080p video but that’s obviously not its main feature.

There is room for a microSD card up to 128GB in size but we reckon most will be printing with the built-in Zero Ink system. Users will be able to pump out 3.5-by-4.25-inch still images. Thankfully, Polaroid has advanced past the old shake to activate days. Now the image simply comes out looking just like a regular photo. We’ve yet to see final pricing on this model but we can guess that it will ship in the $100-$150 range given the company’s releases the last few years.

Our CES 2017 Guide is the place to be for all of this week’s announcements, swing by for more.

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Misfit has worked hard to standalone amongst the crowded world of fitness trackers with unique and screenless designs. Today, they are diverting from past trends and releasing a new model that is built around a large touch-enabled display. The new Misfit Vapor was announced at CES 2017 with an attractive stainless steel casing and a swimproof design to 50 meters. Much like Apple Watch, users will be able to swap out bands as needed for different situations. Vapor is driven by a 1.39-inch OLED screen that is backed by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor.

Of course, it will feature all of the popular fitness tracking sensors including heart-rate monitoring, an accelerometer, GPS and more. There is 4GB of internal storage that can handle offline music and apps (more on this at a later date). A built-in Bluetooth radio offers audio playback with compatible wireless headphones. Best of all, users can expect a full two-days of battery life on a full charge. The Misfit Vapor is slated to ship in black and rose gold with a $199 price tag. It is expected to be available for pre-order shortly with an anticipated summer ship date.

Catch up on all the latest news and releases from CES 2017 here.

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With the arrival of iPhone 7 (and its lack of a 3.5mm jack) we’re seeing more manufacturers dive into the world of wireless headphones. The latest of which is popular microphone-maker Blue. You might recall, the brand first dipped its toes into the headphone market with its Mo-Fi cans over two years ago. Blue is using CES 2017 to share details on its new Satellite wireless cans that feature a funky and retro design. It’s choosing to stick with the built-in amplifier found on its previous releases, hoping to guarantee top-grade audio even in a wireless build.

Blue is using a unique dual-driver design that handle separate responsibilities. One takes care of the audio while the other drivers the active noise cancellation system. The analog amplifier works in tandem with this system to support Bluetooth 4.1 and Apt-X, but users will also receive a 3.5mm cable if that is desirable. There are controls on the outside for Bluetooth pairing, amp, volume and more. Final pricing and release details have yet to be announced, but we’re expecting to see Blue’s latest release by the end of the year.

Our CES 2017 Guide is the place to be for all of this week’s announcements, swing by for more.

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Sony took to the stage at CES 2017 last night to unveil its first entry into the competitive OLED TV market. Up until this week, LG has largely been the only company to ship this technology in its displays. There are two new 4K HDR sets coming down the line that Sony promises will deliver “wider brightness range, higher contrast and spectacular picture quality.” Its X1 Extreme processor powers this new line alongside a proprietary software algorithm.

Initially, Sony will release the A1E series in 55, 65, and 77-inch sizes with support for Dolby HDR in its slimmest panel yet. Another notable feature is Sony’s new Acoustic Surface sound technology that puts the speaker system directly into the display. Only time will tell if it is able to recreate worthwhile audio, but it certainly is helpful in creating an incredibly thin design. Sony is continuing to lean on the Android TV platform for its built-in streaming services and content management. Final pricing and availability has yet to be announced.

It’s been a big week so far at CES 2017, swing by our guide for all of the latest news including new TV releases from Samsung, LG and others.

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CES 2017 Stories January 4, 2017

As usual, we have seen some amazing displays this year at CES, but the new LG Signature 4K OLED W-series are certainly the thinnest. The two part system allows LG to keep the brains of the operation in the under-mounted sound bar while the impossibly thin display sits atop. The wallpaper design brings the 65-inch display down to just 2.57-millimeters! More details below: expand full story

Samsung is the latest TV maker to unveil new models at CES 2017 with its QLED line. While the brand is promising improved picture quality, the most notable feature is its stunning design. Samsung will drop its SUHD line in favor of its new QLED sets that feature HDR, better viewing angles and increased color reproduction. Today’s announcement is no doubt in response to LG’s dominance in the high-end TV market with its OLED displays.

The new design will allow consumers to mount these TVs directly onto your wall. A new proprietary mounting system provides very little gap between the back and your mounting surface. Additionally, there are two new stands made from aluminum and stainless steel that lends itself from Samsung’s Serif line. A new cable management system reduces clutter with a nearly “invisible” connection between set-top box and TV. This happens with a new cable Samsung has developed that is almost clear like a fiber optic cable. Final pricing has yet to be unveiled, but we know that each TV will have the usual smart functionality and a variety of inputs.

Our CES 2017 Guide is the place to be for all of this week’s announcements, swing by for more.

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Panasonic announces the LUMIX GH5 with 4K 60p/50p recording – preorder now

We’ve know that the Lumix GH5 was on the horizon, but thanks to today’s Panasonic announcement at CES 2017, we know more details, including the release time frame and price for what is sure to be a record selling camera.

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is the follow up release to the venerable GH4, and it appears to be an absolute doozy of a camera. The 20.3 megapixel mirrorless shooter sports in-body image stabilization thanks to its 5-axis Dual I.S. feature, along with groundbreaking new video characteristics. The camera is now available for preorder on B&H’s website and on Amazon.

Griffin looks to make your morning routine smarter w/ new the Connected Toaster, Coffee Maker and futuristic HUD Mirror

Accessory maker Griffin is introducing three new smart home appliances this year at CES 2017 with the Connected Coffee Maker, Toaster and a futuristic HUD Mirror.

LG tries to take over the world with new lineup of adorable life-size robots for the home, airport and more

LG has had a busy week at CES 2017 thus far with new Nano Call UHD TVs, modular home theater sound bars and new entries in its vacuum lineup. But now its time for its IoT and artificial intelligence divisions to step into the spotlight. The company is bringing 4 new smart robots for inside your home, to take care of the yard work and to guide you through the airport: Head below for the details:

TCL has revealed at CES that it will be releasing 25 new Roku-enabled TVs across its entire lineup in 2017. Already an excellent value buy, these upcoming models will add fresh features such as HDR compatibility and new designs. The C-Series will be available in sizes ranging from 49 to 75-inches with 4K up-scaling, 802.11ac connectivity and three HDMI 2.0a ports. Additionally, a new advanced remote will bring private listening and voice search capabilities. This will serve as TCL’s high-end model for 2017, offering the best picture across the entire lineup.

The mid-range P-Series will also sport an HDR panel starting at 50-inches, with many of the same features listed above. TCL’s main difference between the two models is a thicker bezel that is more in-line with its 2016 offerings. Budget shoppers will look to the S-Series that still offers 4K resolutions but lacks some of the high-end features like the latest HDMI specifications.

TCL is expected to begin shipping its latest TVs to manufacturers, including Amazon. At the time of publication, only the C-Series is known to start at $500.

Our CES 2017 Guide is the place to be for all of this week’s announcements, swing by for more.

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Moen, one of the leading faucet brands in North America, is introducing its U by Moen smart shower at CES this year. Described as a next gen Wi-Fi/cloud-based shower system, it creates a personalized experience through its connected digital five-inch controller and the iOS/Android companion apps. More details below: expand full story

LeEco has introduced a pair of technology-infused bicycles at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Covering both road and mountain varieties, these new smart two-wheelers are built around a four-inch touchscreen display that runs on a special version of Android software. Riders will be able to receive turn-by-turn GPS directions and manage device features like messaging or music playback. Additionally, the built-in sensors are designed to track a variety of fitness data.

Both models are made from Toray carbon fiber frames with the road bike weighing in at 18-pounds while the larger mountain version is listed at nearly 27. This is largely due to its SR Suntour XCR Air fork on the front and additional components made for rough terrain. LeEco has yet to release final pricing information on these two models. If you’re a fitness enthusiast and Android user, these new rides might be an attractive alternative to mounting your device on long rides.

You’ll find all of our coverage from CES 2017 here.

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Popular drone and accessory maker DJI is showing off some new and updated products this week at CES 2017, including a new GS Pro aerial mapping app for iPad, a special edition Phantom 4, and new handheld gimbal products for iPhone users as part of its Osmo line. Head below for all the details: expand full story

Mohu has been leading the way with its cordcutter-friendly antennas as more and more consumers are looking to drop their cable provider. Today at CES 2017, Mohu has announced its newest product called the Airwave. This antenna takes your local over-the-air content and turns it into streaming video on your favorite media players or devices. This includes the fourth generation Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, iPhone, Android and more.

Airwave does not require a coaxial connection, rather it uses your home network to beam content to the Mohu app on each device. A 14-day guide will provide users with a familiar layout that includes content descriptions and more. Unfortunately, there is no mention of DVR functionality at this time. Mohu’s latest release is another positive step forward for cord-cutters. The ability to enjoy local content on your Apple TV, in particular, makes this product extra attractive for someone using a service like Sling TV or DirecTV Now. The Mohu Airwave will launch exclusively at Best Buy this Spring for $149.99.

Looking to cut the cord? Check out this 1byone HD antenna that we currently have on sale for just $9 Prime shipped.

Catch up on all the latest news and releases from CES 2017 here.

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Not to miss out on the fun of CES 2017, LEGO has gone to the Las Vegas event with one of its most intriguing releases in years. LEGO BOOST is a new sub-brand of robotic coding kits designed for kids that have an interest in building programmable creations. It’s designed for kids ages seven and up, making it more friendly to younglings than the previously released Mindstorm collection. The $160 base kit includes the Move Hub with a six-axis sensor that drives the movements of each build. LEGO BOOST pairs with your iPhone or iPad for step-by-step tutorials on each build.

Initially, users will be guided through a basic build of a Getting Started vehicle to familiarize with the process and software. There are five available models that include building instructions after that: Vernie the Robot, the Guitar 4000, the Multi-Tool Rover 4, Frankie the Cat, and an Autobuilder. Of course, every piece has LEGO’s iconic studs, so you can customize each design as you see fit. The iOS app leverages your device’s internal microphone and speaker to communicate between the builder and vehicle. LEGO is expected to begin shipping its new BOOST line “later this year.”

Hit up our CES 2017 guide for all of the latest news and releases coming out of Las Vegas.

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