Best of CES 2019 Overview Updated January 11, 2019

Best of CES 2019

Here is the best news and more from CES 2019

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January 2019


All of the latest news and more from CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

CES 2019 Stories January 11

At CES 2019, Ecovacs Robotics showed off its latest robot vacuum, the Deebot Ozmo 960. What differentiates the Ozmo 960 from some of the company’s other high-end cleaners is the implementation of AI that detects obstacles like cables, socks, and more. Once it finds these items, the robot avoids them entirely so it doesn’t clog itself and or damage the item in question.

Without a doubt, this is a feature that every robot vacuum should have, but don’t. Thankfully this type of innovation is bound to expand throughout the rest of the market since it is what consumers expect from automated devices. expand full story

CES 2019 Stories January 10

When it comes to taking photos or shooting video on your camera, generally speaking, an SD card will be your go-to storage method. With video files (and photos) only increasing in size as the resolutions climb, it’s getting harder and harder to shoot lengthy sessions of either photos or videos without having multiple cards around. With Lexar’s 1TB SDXD card, that’s a worry of the past.

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One of the biggest trends of CES 2019 appears to be consumer-focused laser projectors. We’ve already seen familiar brands like Hisense and LG unveil their own home theater projection system this year. Now newcomer Vava is stepping up to the plate with its own 4K laser projector.

From a distance, it appears that Vava is checking all of the boxes on its latest release. You’ll find 4K and HDR certification here, along with a 30W Harman Kardon audio system plus support for select DTS codecs. The question is, can Vava compete in an already crowded market dominated by some of the biggest names in the game? More below.

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CES 2019 Stories January 9

Microsoft’s Surface Studio is the king of Windows-based all-in-ones. In my book, Apple still rules the roost here, but the Surface Studio is a good competitor for artists who want to draw on their desktop. Now, Lenovo is entering the mix with its Yoga A940 all-in-one. Coming in at more than $1,000 below Microsoft’s Surface Studio price, this could become the go-to all-in-one for artists.

Lenovo didn’t skimp out on specs, either. The Yoga A940 should hold its own against both the Surface Studio and even some models of the iMac, though the iMac Pro still wins in the all-out power department. Lenovo’s Yoga A940 sports some very unique (and awesome) features, however, so keep reading to learn more.

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The Jammy portable guitar has gone through its fair share of iterations, but the company is now showing off the latest model. This new version has clearly addressed some of the potential customer concerns over previous form factors and is now ready for pre-orders. expand full story

Smart locks have been as popular as ever at CES 2019, with a variety of new models entering with HomeKit, AlexaKey by Amazon support and much more. Now we’re getting a look at the latest from Lockly, the Secure Pro, which shakes things up by touting five — count ’em, five — different ways to lock and unlock your front door. Head below to see how it stacks up to the competition.

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As expected, CES 2019 has delivered a number of new products across just about every category. At 9to5Toys we’ve been bringing you all of the best TVs, smart home accessories, and more throughout the week. Now, it’s time to name our favorite products that have come out of Las Vegas this week.

Head below for this year’s 9to5Toys Best of CES Awards…

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CES has been laden with various new TVs and monitors, but it looks like HP has taken the crown with its new Omen X Emperium 65 gaming display. This 65-inch behemoth is part TV, part streaming media player, and frankly, an over-the-top solution for the hard core gamers out there. For the spec-heads out there, this one checks all the boxes, including 4K, HDR and G-Sync Ultimate certification. Basically, if you’re looking for a next-level gaming display for your living, look no further. But you’re going to have to pay for it.

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CES 2019 Stories January 8

At CES 2019, Sony has announced five new Extra Bass Bluetooth speakers that are scheduled to join its existing lineup in the near future. These new models come in all sorts of shapes and sizes with its largest, the GTK-PG10, easily being the most intriguing of the bunch considering that it will hold on to four drinks within its built-in cup holders. expand full story

Once you have tried Qi charging, plugging in a cable immediately feels antiquated. That being said, very few folks that I know have actually forked over the money to buy Qi chargers for their smartphone. Unless manufacturers begin bundling Qi chargers with their gear, some may skip Qi altogether and go straight for OTA charging when seeing what Powercast has showcased in its upcoming Nintendo Joy-Con grips. The company’s new grips not only extend Joy-Con battery up to 38 hours, they also charge without a cable or charging pad. expand full story

Cord-cutters will soon have two new ways to ditch their cable providers thanks to SiliconDust. At CES 2019, the company announced its new Scribe Duo and Servio, which marks the first appearance of built-in DVR functionality in the lineup of HDHomeRun. The tuners were already some of the most popular ways to enjoy content without a cable subscription, but the upcoming models make it even more alluring to bring one of them into your home theater setup. Hit the jump for all of the details.

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Audio-Technica showed up at CES 2019 with major additions to its QuietPoint wireless headphones lineup. Noise cancellation was certainly a big deal for AT this year and its new flagship over-ears are leading the way with the company’s most advanced system yet. Head below for all the details on AT’s new Bose QuietComfort competitors and the rest of the new lineup. expand full story

Dell’s Alienware division decided to make a huge announcement at CES 2019, claiming that it’ll be the first manufacturer to sell a laptop with a 240Hz display built-in. Alienware will also offer an OLED version of the m15 gaming laptop, for those who would prefer that.

Also on the OLED front, Alienware announced a 55-inch 4K gaming monitor (more like display at that size). This massive screen features a 120Hz refresh rate, which is rare on 4K OLED monitors like this. Dell is also updating its XPS and G-series laptops with OLED as well, which is great for consumers everywhere. More details below.

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Portland-based manufacturer Grovemade is introducing a new accessory today for Apple Watch. This handmade, pad-style dock is designed to match the brand’s existing lineup of products. As expected, each Apple Watch dock is sourced from local materials where possible, something Grovemade has been priding itself on for years. More below.

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Straight from CES 2019 in Las Vegas, audio gear manufacturer Samson is announcing its new Satellite USB/iOS Broadcast Microphone. We’ve seen our fair share of content creator gear at this year’s trade show but can Samson’s new Mac and iOS mic standout from the pack? Head below for all the details. expand full story

It seems like everyone wants to put a splash of color on your walls these days. Just this morning, Nanoleaf introduced even more smart light panels. Now, upstart LaMetric is throwing its hat into the ring with its own smartphone-controlled lighting system. And we have to say, it looks pretty intriguing. LaMetric Sky doesn’t just light up your room, however. It can also relay data, time, and more. It’ll even tell you how many Instagram followers you have. Head below for more.

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Whirlpool is unveiling a series of new intelligent gear for your home at CES 2019. The new Whirlpool smart countertop oven is filled with interesting tech advancements to make your life easier but it’s certainly going to cost you. Head below for all the details about Whirlpool’s CES 2019 lineup. expand full story

So far one of the highlights of CES 2019 has been AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support landing on Samsung, Sony and Vizio TVs. Panasonic is looking to shake things up at the trade show in a different way, which is where the newly announced GZ2000 4K OLED TV steps in. Claimed to be the “World’s Most Cinematic TV”, it’s headlined by top-notch color accuracy, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, as well as a few features that will be making their debut on the home theater display. Head below for a closer look.  expand full story

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