Allison interviews Hongbin Zhuang from Emotech about their Olly digital personal assistant. Olly is a fast and efficient learner capable of proactive assistance. As a result, Olly’s personality evolves depending on your interaction patterns. Emotech is planning to start a limited Olly production run for testing in the third quarter of 2017. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor where Olly earned four CES Innovation awards.
Allison interviews Armen Gharabegian from Shadecraft about their new autonomous robotic shade called the Sunflower. This novel shade tracks the sun to keep a desired spot shaded throughout the day. The Sunflower connects you to the IoT and the smart home ecosystem from the outdoors. The Sunflower is solar powered and includes an integrated camera for security and image capturing, controlled lighting, speaker system, and charging capability. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor.
Allison interviews Dave Marsh from Cobra about their new automobile backup camera. Cobra’s HD backup cam is integrated into a license plate frame that you can easily install yourself with no wires. The battery powered camera sends rear facing video via Bluetooth directly to your Apple or Android smartphone when the accompanying Cobra app is installed. The backup camera video is quickly activated on your smartphone by pressing a button on a remote provided by Cobra. The Cobra HD backup camera will be available in April 2017. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor.
Allison interviews James Packer from CrazyBaby about their new Mars bluetooth speaker and bluetooth earbuds. The Mars speaker is comprised of a bass unit (Mars Base) and is topped off with a levitating tweeter (Mars Craft). The Mars Base includes a 3-3/4 inch low frequency driver and the Mars Craft sports a 1-3/4 inch driver for mid and high frequencies. The Mars speaker uses CSR aptX loss-free transmission to produce high quality audio. It can be controlled through voice with a mic on the unit or through the crazy baby app available on iOS and Android. CrazyBaby’s Air earbuds produce hi-fi quality audio and work for 4 hours on a single charge. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor.
Allison interviews Sierra Coughlin from iDevices about their range of new home automation products. Sierra focuses on the Instant Switch which is a bluetooth remote light switch. The Instant Switch wirelessly controls any existing iDevices switched product and is HomeKit compatible. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor.
Allison interviews Jen Warren from Belkin about their new Thunderbolt 3 dock and other products. This dock supports speeds up to 40 Gbps and provides up to 85 Watts of power to your computer while also providing connectivity to other monitors and peripheral devices. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor.
Allison interviews Myriam Marcetteau from Acoustic Arts about their highly directional speakers. This specialized speaker is designed to direct sound with a very narrow beam so that only the person at which the speaker is directed hears the audio. This device has applications where individuals in public settings (such as waiting rooms, transportation, museums and commercial centers) would like listen to audio without distracting others. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor.
Allison interviews Vijay Narayanan from Bluemint Labs about their Bixi sensor and app for touch-free control of smart devices and apps. The Bixi sensor seamlessly connects with your favorite devices and thousands of connected apps to make your smart home even smarter. The Bixi App works across all iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems. As of CES 2016, Bixi was pursuing crowd funding to complete its development. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
Allison interviews Jean-Michel Thiers from MagTarget about their new combination mount/charger for the iPhone. The MagTarget mount has a strong magnetic pull that keeps your iPhone secure while being safe for GPS, compass, and other electronics. It also charges and syncs the iPhone through its Lightning connector. The MagTarget is designed for one-handed installation and removal and it easily rotates from portrait to landscape. You can install the mount on a bare phone or over your case. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
Allison interviews Frédéric Amadu from Arkamys about their new system for recording 360° audio for use with 360° video. Arkamys’ 360° sound creates an immersive and interactive virtual experience by mixing 3D sound and 360° virtual reality video. The solution includes both the 360° recording capability and real time audio rendering and positioning adaptation. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.