Allison interviews Jamie Siminoff, CEO of Ring, about their new Floodlight and Stick Up cameras. The Floodlight Cam replaces the traditional motion detection floodlight but adds a security camera and two-way talk capability. The Stick Up Cam lets you hear and speak with anyone on your property and is battery powered with an optional solar panel. The Stick Up Cam is available now and the Floodlight Cam begins shipping in April 2017. The setting is the Pepcom Digital Experience show floor.
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 Michael Porsbo from Oticon about their new line of hearing aids. Opn hearing aids are connected to the internet for ease of use and higher levels of automation and notification. Additional functionality is provided by the If This Then That (IFTTT) service to integrate with Oticon and other services. The setting is the CES Conference show floor.
It’s an action-packed show this week. I recommend listening to the latest SMR Podcast, not just because I’m on but because it’s a fantastic episode. We’ve got interviews with Willow about their wearable breast pump, Whistle’s pet tracker and activity monitor, CrazyBaby’s levitating speaker called Mars, Cobra’s wireless backup camera on a license plate frame, and we’ve got a Dumb Question Corner from Uncle Bob about VPNs and secure messaging services. Bart brings us up to date with another segment of Security Bits.
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 Heather Wajer from Whistle about their new GPS pet tracker and activity monitor device. Whistle is a small device that fits on your pet’s collar and is both GPS and cell enabled. Using the device coupled with the Whistle mobile app, you can track your pet’s location and monitor their activity from any location. You can also set up a Whistle zone by choosing your home or other safe area and receive an alert whenever your pet leaves that area so you can begin tracking them on the Whistle map. The setting is the Pepcom Digital Experience show floor in Las Vegas.
Allison interviews Kristy Burns from Willow about their innovative breast pump. Willow is the only wearable breast pump that fits in your bra, moves with you, and is easy to take with you. Willow tucks inside your bra and works quietly while you go about your day, allowing you to pump without the need for a private place. The pump’s smart design is augmented by Willow’s milk-tracking app. The Willow breast pump will be available in the spring of 2017. The setting is the Pepcom Digital Experience show floor.
Allison and I got an up-close view of Faraday’s FF91 through one of the engineers who helped designed the car. The FF91 was unveiled at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Here’s a short video of some exterior views of the FF91 and below are some of the car’s specs:
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.