CES 2018 is set to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada starting January 8th, 2018. The annual Consumer Electronics Show is one of the biggest conventions with all of the biggest names in tech showing off their latest releases.
CES 2018 Stories January 12, 2018
This past week at CES in Las Vegas, VTech was honored with the Best Peripheral Award for its newest Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2. The award was presented by KAPI (Kids at Play Interactive) and the panel of judges selected the VTech watch from over 500 tech products released in 2017. With its two cameras, watch faces that teach kids to tell time and included games, this is definitely not just a toy watch.
You may have heard of Heatworks before, the brand behind those sleek iPhone-connected water heaters. CES 2018 delivered a new creation from the brand that’s designed for apartment dwellers and those running low on space. Tetra is a countertop dishwasher from Heatworks and design group ‘frog’ that offers smartphone features, a unique (and attractive) design along with the ability to clean an entire load in 10 minutes.
Of course, you can control the entire thing with your iPhone, too.
CES 2018 Stories January 11, 2018
Parents have enough to worry about when they have a sick baby at home. So why should they have to try to take the little one’s temperature while they are sleeping? Well, now there’s a better solution out there. It’s called TempTraq and it is a wearable baby thermometer that can record and send alerts to your devices wirelessly without disturbing your resting baby.
We’re less than a month into the new year, but it’s starting to look like the smart home in 2018 will be defined by all-in-one hubs. Leading up to and during CES, we’ve already seen several companies looking to try their hands at the centralized gateway concept. Milo is one such hub, that packs Z-Wave Plus and Zigbee device compatibility alongside Google Assistant integration.
After hitting the scene back in June, Sphero spin-off Misty Robotics is ready to unveil its first product. The advanced robotics company is looking to move away from the consumer-friendly toy space with new high-end offerings geared toward developers. Today at CES, Misty unveiled its first release that will be available on a limited-basis as the company feels out potential interest.
The Misty 1 will retail for $1,500, which is a significant jump in price from Sphero’s typical offerings. Initial plans are to offer around just 50 units to start, with potential expansion coming down the line according to CEO Tim Enwall.