Allison interviews Christopher Neal from Elgato about their Eve series of wireless indoor and outdoor sensors and controllers. These devices include window/door sensing, motion sensing, indoor and outdoor environmental sensing/control and irrigation sensing/control. All Eve devices can be monitored and controlled though the iOS Eve app. Elgato Eve devices are HomeKit enabled and they interoperate with hubs and products from other companies. The setting is the CES Conference show floor.
Allison interviews Alan Jacobson from Satechi about a range of products all matched to the colors and finishes of Apple’s MacBook, MacBook Pro and iPhone. Alan described a power strip, dock, headphones, headphone stand, Apple Watch charging stand, numeric keypad, mousepad, laptop stand, USB-C disk enclosure, magnetic phone mount and bluetooth presenter, all offered in aluminum, space gray, gold and rose gold colors. The setting is the CES Conference show floor.
Allison interviews Brad Kaminski from Synology about their new Disk Station network attached storage systems. Synology offers a various Disk Station hardware solutions with increasing levels of storage. Synology’s Disk Storage Manager controls the hardware, is browser based and runs on any operating system. Synology’s software is not proprietary and supports disks of all sizes in a single enclosure to maximize use of your available hard drives. Synology’s support is valid through the lifetime of the product at no cost to the user. The setting is the CES Conference show floor.
Steve and I are back from CES with tales of adventure. We’ve got interviews with Akoustic Arts who are developing a highly directional audio antenna, Belkin with a Thunderbolt dock and more, Kwikset with their HomeKit-enabled locks called Premis, and Luma with their mesh routers. After that we have an installment of Security Bits with Bart Busschots.
Allison interviews Daniel Peck from Luma about their new WiFi mesh router. Luma routers are controlled from the Luma iOS or Android app and use BlueTooth LE for easy set-up. A set of three Luma routers is generally sufficient to provide high speed WiFi throughout a normal home. The setting is the Pepcom Digital Experience 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 Ashton Good from Kwikset about their new Premis line of smart locks for home use. Premis smart locks have a capacitive touchscreen and allow you to control and monitor lock status from anywhere using the Premis iOS app and an Apple TV. Premis locks are HomeKit compatible and use Apple’s approved end-to-end encryption to ensure security. The setting is the CES Conference 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 Steve Schell from New Matter about their new affordable MOD-t 3D Printer. The MOD-t is one of the most competitively priced 3D printers on the market today at $399 US. The unit is very quiet and is designed for DIY makers, families, educators, and many others. MOD-t is available for purchase now. The setting is the CES Pepcom Digital Experience show floor in the Mirage hotel.
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.