CES 2020: The best new tech out of this year's Las Vegas showcase Overview Updated January 10, 2020

CES 2020: The best new tech out of this year's Las Vegas showcase

The best tech from CES 2020

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show is slated to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will run from Tuesday, January 7th to Friday, January 10th, 2020.

As it does each year, the 2020 CES event is slated to unveil the hottest new tech, home goods, TVs, and more from a wide range of brands. 9to5Toys will be giving out its annual Best of CES awards, as usual, denoting our favorite new releases out of Las Vegas.

CES 2020 is expected to showcase a substantial number of smart home products covering just about every category. HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Assistant are once again expected to play a key role throughout this year’s event.

Major players in the TV space are also expected to make a splash, including notable releases on the high-end and with new home theater-grade displays hitting the scene. LG, Sony, Samsung, and VIZIO will all make announcements throughout the week.

Aeotec and Inovelli unveil new Z-Wave hubs, light strips, sensors, more at CES

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Smart home technology dominated much of the CES discussion this year, and Z-Wave technology managed to stay front and center. With Jasco, one of the more prominent players in the space, opting to focus on Zigbee 3.0 for its most recent batch of releases, other companies have been able to stand out with a unique batch of interesting products. From new Z-Wave gateways and sensors to miniature smart plugs and modular color light strips, there’s plenty to look forward to. Head below for a closer look at what Inovelli and Aeotec had in store for us at CES.

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Scosche’s latest dash camera uses your phone for GPS + cloud storage, more

Scosche’s latest product is an all-new 1080p “smart dual dash camera.” It’s powered by Nexar and is dubbed the NEXS2. It uses the technology built into your smartphone alongside the Nexar safe driving app to record, capture, store, and upload footage to your personal Nexar Cloud. This dash camera won’t just let you relive some awesome road trips, but it could be the key to proving your side of the story in the case of an accident.

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Behind the scenes at CES 2020: Hands-on with the best tech from Vegas [Video]

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CES can be an exciting time or a dreaded event for some journalists. The veterans are jaded and the newbies, like me, are overwhelmed by emails, appointments, and events. But despite all of that – we get to see some really cool stuff that we are excited to share with you all. If you’ve been watching 9to5Toys, you’ve no doubt seen a lot of the announcements and our favorites from the show, but here is another look inside what CES 2020 is like and some of what we saw. Be sure to check out the video below to see CES in more detail.

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New app-controlled KEEP cannabis storage container is as smart as it is dope

With a whole lot of products being being shown love at CES 2020, a new smart storage container called KEEP had to fly largely under the radar. This is because it is made specifically to store cannabis, a drug that has been legalized in many states likes Washington, Michigan, Maine, and others, but has yet to receive similar treatment on a federal level. No matter where you stand on the subject, on the merits of technology alone, KEEP is a very smart cannabis storage container. Continue reading to learn about its impressive feature set.

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Yale Smart Delivery Box announced and aims to put a stop to porch piracy, more

On the same day August debuted its new Wi-Fi Smart Lock, Yale has taken the wraps off of a new app-controlled storage lineup. Products announced include Yale Smart Delivery Box, Cabinet Lock, and Safe. Each of which joins Yale’s burgeoning smart home lineup. Of all three, the Delivery Box seems to be the most interesting as it offers a unique approach that aims to ward off porch pirates. Keep reading to learn about each of the new Yale smart storage products.

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MSI’s laptops have 300Hz displays and futuristic desktop packs a Gaming Dial

MSI took CES by storm with several announcements. However, a few stood out to us. One such launch is the MSI GS66 Stealth Gaming Laptop, which offers a triple-fan cooling design, 99.9Whr battery, and, most importantly, an optional 300Hz display. The company also announced a desktop that has an entirely futuristic design that even includes a Gaming Knob. Keep reading to learn more.

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New August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45% smaller, integrates with HomeKit, more

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While the v these days, there are a few brands that stand out from the crowd and August is one of them. Earlier today at CES 2020, the new August Wi-Fi Smart Lock was officially unveiled with a design that’s more compact than ever. It is described as “45% smaller in volume and 20% slimmer than the August Smart Lock Pro.” Continue reading for more details.

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Arcade1Up unveils NBA Jam cabinet with Wi-Fi, Star Wars pinball, more at CES

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Update: Pre-orders are now live for Arcade1Up’s new NBA Jam, Frogger, and Pac-Man arcade cabinets.

While CES has been packed with forward-thinking product releases, some companies instead look to grandstand with more nostalgia-driven debuts. That’s precisely what Arcade1Up is doing this year, with a showcase full of upcoming additions to your game room. Headlined by its first arcade cabinet with built-in Wi-Fi, Arcade1Up is bringing online multiplayer to NBA Jam. Also, on the horizon, there’s a 3/4th-scale Star Wars pinball machine, a SEGA Golden Axe cabinet, and more. Hit the jump for the rundown on all of Arcade1Up’s new retro gaming machines.

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9to5Toys Best of CES 2020 Awards

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CES 2020 has delivered some of this year’s hottest tech across nearly every product category. We’ve brought you coverage of the latest in TVs, gaming, Apple and Google-friendly tech, and more. Now, it’s time to hand out this year’s 9to5Toys Best of CES awards. Head below for all of our top picks from 2020’s event.

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ILIFE debuts three new cleaning bots with laser nav, mopping, more at CES 2020

ILIFE is showcasing three new robot vacuums at CES 2020. The affordable robotics company is expanding upon its current offerings with new entries in all three of its existing product lines. With a focus on enhanced performance and cost-effective design, ILIFE is unveiling a new high-end model with laser navigation as well as the V9 vacuum and an upgraded floor washing mop bot. All the details are down below.

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Amazfit HomeStudio takes on Peloton with a 43-inch display and treadmill combo

Pelton took the fitness world by storm for better or worse in 2019, and thus, CES 2020 has seen several new releases geared towards this category. The latest of which comes from Huami’s Amazfit brand, which is introducing its HomeStudio treadmill that features a massive 43-inch HD smart mirror, surround sound speakers, and more. Pelton Tread made waves with its all-in-one design featuring a huge display, but AmazonFit HomeStudio goes further with an even more intensive design. Head below for all the latest details.

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Jasco’s Zigbee 3.0 lineup launches at CES with new outdoor smart plug and more

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Jasco is one of those smart home brands that has consistently and reliably been populating the market with diverse offerings in the Z-Wave and Zigbee space. This year for CES, the brand is back with a new suite of products which focus on the latter in terms of connectivity. Launching with a variety of refreshed smart home accessories, alongside  some new additional to the Zigbee 3.0 collection, Jasco’s Enbrighten products look to cover just about any area of your setup. Head below for a closer look at the upcoming lineup of devices.

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Razer’s Tomahawk is the “first truly modular desktop system” with Intel NUC

Razer is one of the biggest names when it comes to PC gaming these days, offering high-end laptops, peripherals, and more. The company is making waves at CES 2020, now offering the “first truly modular desktop system utilizing the new ultra-compact Razer Tomahawk N1 chassis.” If you’re in the market for an ultra-compact desktop with the power of a full-sized setup, this could be the answer.

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Upcoming AUKEY Omnia Series is comprised of pocketable GaN MacBook chargers

AUKEY is back at it again with a fresh batch of MacBook, Nintendo Switch, and smartphone-friendly USB-C chargers at CES 2020. The new AUKEY Omnia Series is comprised of five new GaN chargers that continue the ongoing trend of shrinking power adapters. The smallest charger found in the lineup delivers 61W of power and the largest tops out at 100W. Continue reading to learn more.

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Acer’s craziest product at CES 2020 is a $14,000 gaming chair, more

Acer is making waves at CES 2020, announcing a plethora of new devices. From AMD Ryzen 4000-powered laptops to 55-inch 4K OLED gaming monitors and more, they’ve announced it all. You’ll find all of Acer’s CES 2020 announcements below, including the soon-to-be-available Thronos Air gaming chair that clocks in at $14,000.

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Plugable’s new 14-port Thunderbolt 3 dock has 100W charging + dual 4K60 output

Plugable has been crafting Thunderbolt 3 accessories for many years now. Thanks to all of the company’s experience, it has now delivered one of the most powerful Thunderbolt 3 docks to date. It boasts a total of 14 ports that are powered using one Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C cable. Additionally, the dock is able to supply 100W of power to a compatible MacBook or PC.

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Configure your own modular Insta360 One R action cam with up 5.3K video, more

The new Insta360 One R combines a 4K action camera with a 360-degree shooter in one versatile hybrid system. This is very much the same as the company’s previous-generation 360-degree cameras but with a new modular design that effectively allows customers to create their ideal action camera system. All the details are down below.

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LIFX brings new filament bulbs, TV lightstrip, in-wall switch, more to CES

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This year’s CES event is already off to a notable start, and one of the more eye-catching products falls to LIFX’s new line of smart home accessories. Leading the way, you’ll find a new triage of Edison-style filament bulbs from LIFX, alongside a TV-centered multicolor lightstrip, in-wall switch, and redesigned app focusing on automation. Much like we’ve seen in the past from the company, HomeKit highlights the new releases alongside integrating with other ecosystems and value-packed price points. Head below for a closer look at all of the new unveils from LIFX at CES this year.

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Alienware’s Concept UFO is a Windows gaming PC shaped like a Nintendo Switch

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CES is a great place to get a sneak peek at some of the prototypes in development, like Alienware’s new Concept UFO. It is a small handheld gaming system that is essentially a full-on Windows 10 gaming PC in the shape of a Nintendo Switch in almost every way. Head below for a closer look and more details.

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Razer intros Kishi gaming controllers for iPhone and Android at CES 2020

Razer has detailed a handful of new products at CES 2020, including its Kishi universal mobile gaming controllers designed for iPhone, Android, and more. The latest from Razer delivers compatibility through USB-C and Lightning-enabled controllers that are designed to improve your mobile gaming experience with dedicated thumbsticks, buttons, and more. Head below for additional details.

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TiVo Stream 4K ditches DVR functionality, backed by Android TV

CES 2020 rolls on this morning as TiVo has unveiled its latest creation, the TiVo Stream 4K. While everyone knows the brand for its popular DVRs, today, we see a departure from the set-top box for a new dongle design. Not only is TiVo making a switch to stay in line with Roku and Amazon’s streamers, they are dropping the price as well. The new TiVo Stream 4K will retail for a fraction of the cost of its previously-released products. Head below for more.

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Synology unveils latest budget-friendly NAS, the DiskStation DS420j, at CES

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Synology is taking to CES this year to officially unveil its latest affordable home storage solutions with the debut of its DiskStation DS420j NAS. Designed for managing a user’s data backup and file sharing needs, this four-bay model enters with a compelling $286 retail price for its feature set, 112MB/s transfer speeds, and the usual suite of Synology software capabilities provided by DSM. Head below for a closer look at Synology’s new DiskStation DS420j NAS.

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AMD gives us our first look at Xbox Series X ports with dual HDMI + dual USB-C [U]

Update 1/6 @ 7:57 p.m. The image AMD used in their official press event was actually a 3D render, their official statement to 9to5Toys is below.

Today at CES 2020, AMD released some new information about the Xbox Series X that has us clamoring for more. During the reveal of the console last month, Microsoft didn’t show us anything but the top and the front, leaving the rear off any images or videos. This left us to wonder what type of I/O the latest console from Microsoft would pack, leaving our speculations to roam wild. Well, at CES 2020, AMD gave us our first look as to what we can expect the Series X to be capable of, and could it be…quad display support?

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Origin’s new PC gaming rig has a built-in Xbox One or PS4 Pro console

At CES 2020, Origin PC unveiled its new Big O system. The hybrid desktop computer comes packed with an Xbox One S or a PS4 Pro alongside robust PC gaming internals to create a single, multi-platform gaming beast. It will undoubtedly come at a price, but it also might be one of the most powerful and versatile all-in-one gaming systems out there too. All the details are down below. 

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TP-Link announces new Wi-Fi 6 routers, mesh system, more at CES 2020

TP-Link, a leader in consumer and business networking and smart home gear, announced a selection of new Wi-Fi 6 products at CES 2020 along with True Smart Home Security through HomeCare Pro, Powered by Avira. Leading the way is the latest Deco Mesh Whole Home Wi-Fi 6 setup, which packs 802.11ax wireless technology. You’ll also find new Wi-Fi 6/802.11ax routers with the Archer product line, featuring up to 6.6Gbps network throughput and new range extenders.

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TCL launches the new Dolby Atmos and Roku TV-ready Alto 9+ Soundbar

Today at CES 2020, the TCL Alto 9+ Soundbar has been unveiled. It features an aggressive look that houses triple-channel speakers. While TCL doesn’t get specific, it does compare its new release with options “typically reserved for high-end home theater systems.” This is due in part to its support for Dolby Atmos and RAY·DANZ technology, which beams sound towards reflector units to create “an even wider soundstage than mainstream digital signal processing.”

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New Weber Connect Smart Grill Hub helps you cook the perfect steak every time

Today at CES 2020, the new Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub is making its first appearance. The next generation grilling thermometer tool brings the usual temperature control to the party along with a series of smart features, an expandable hardware design, companion app integration, and much more. Head below for more details on how to ensure your steak (or just about anything really) is cooked to perfection every time.

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CORSAIR’s K95 RGB PLATINUM XT packs Elgato Stream Deck tech + more at CES 2020

CORSAIR, along with one of its latest purchases, Elgato, just launched a selection of gear to make your streaming life easier at CES 2020. You’ll find the Elgato 4K60 S+ external capture card with 4K60 HDR10 capabilities, the Elgato Key Light Air, which offers customizable LED studio lighting in a small package and the CORSAIR K95 RGB PLATINUM XT mechanical keyboard that integrated with Elgato Stream Deck for an all-in-one experience.

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New Android TV projectors arrive from Epson at CES 2020

Epson has taken to CES 2020 to unveil its new EF-100W and EF-100B Smart Streaming Laser Projectors backed by Android TV. Both of these portable projectors are capable of pushing images up to 150-inches in size with dedicated support for Google Assistant voice search built directly into the remote. Head below for full details on the latest from Epson.

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Royole’s new Mirage Speaker features a wraparound touchscreen, 5MP camera, more

Royole hit the CES 2020 show floor with its new touch display smart speaker. While we have seen a couple of screen-laden speaker combos like the Echo Show 8 or the Lenovo Smart Display 7, the wraparound, curved display on the new Royole Mirage Smart Speaker, is something else entirely. You’ll find some visuals and more details down below.

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LG 8K TVs steal the show at CES alongside smaller OLED panels, more

Following this morning’s unveiling of Samsung’s expansive lineup of new TVs, LG has taken the stage at CES 2020 to detail its display offerings for the new year. LG is taking the wraps off a few groundbreaking products, including its 8K display and the brand’s first 48-inch 4K OLED offering. Today’s announcement follows last year’s rollable TV that stole the show at CES. However, these new products deliver a slew of noteworthy specs like ATSC 3.0 compatibility for OTA 4K content. Head below to find out more about all of LG’s 2020 offerings announced at CES in Las Vegas.

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Elgato unleashes 4K60 S+ Capture with an SD slot, zero lag, and no PC required

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Elgato 4K60 S+ has arrived, and it’s shaking up the notion that video game streaming requires a dedicated PC. It doesn’t require a computer at all. That’s because Elgato’s latest device features a built-in HEVC chip for real-time 4K60 encoding and an SD card slot for storing it all. Continue reading to learn more.

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New Super Retro Champ handheld console plays both SNES and SEGA Genesis games

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My Arcade is unveiling its new 16-bit Super Retro Champ handheld today. Dedicated retro consoles have been all the rage over the last few years, but My Arcade is turning its attention to Super Nintendo and SEGA Genesis cartridges with its latest release. With a sizable display, built-in controls, and compatibility for two of the best libraries in gaming history, retro gamers will certainly want to take a closer look at this one. Jump below the fold to learn more about My Arcade’s new portable handheld console.

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HyperX debuts the ‘first’ wireless Qi gaming headset at CES 2020

HyperX showed up to CES 2020 with its new wireless Qi gaming headset. While there are options on the market with what might be considered alternative charging methods, HyperX claims the Cloud Flight S headset is the very first gaming cans to support the wireless charging standard. Clocking in at slightly above the previous generation Cloud Flights, HyperX’s latest will be ready for prime time next month. Head below for all the details.

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JBL takes the wraps off $100 colorful AirPod competitors at CES 2020

As expected, CES 2020 is delivering a fresh batch of AirPod competitors. Today’s announcement comes from JBL, which is rolling out a colorful alternative to Apple’s popular earbuds. Aside from a rainbow of case choices, JBL is undercutting the alternative with an aggressive $100 price tag. This is alongside an upgraded version for $150, both of which are detailed below.

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Ring announces upgraded home security products, solar-powered lighting at CES

Ring has taken to CES 2020 to detail its latest products, including six new security-minded accessories designed to help users feel safer at home. Alongside a new gate monitor are Alexa-enabled smart light bulbs and outdoor lighting. Its been a rather tumultuous few weeks for Ring following reports of questionable security practices, so today’s showing at CES 2020 is all the more important for Amazon’s security subsidiary. Head below for additional details.

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Samsung unveils bezel-less 4K and 8K TVs at CES 2020, refreshes The Frame

CES 2020 is underway in Las Vegas, and the latest batch of TVs from Samsung has officially been unveiled. Headlining is a gorgeous new 8K QLED TV alongside a refresh Frame and Samsung’s first auto-rotating display. While all of the new TVs are certainly going to get a lot of fanfare this year, it’s the bezel-free 8K panel that is sure to take CES by storm. You can find all the details down below on this year’s most significant Samsung TV announcements from Las Vegas.

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