CES 2018 Overview Updated January 7, 2019

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January 2018 - January 2019


CES 2018 kicks off in Las Vegas on January 9th with some of the biggest names in electronics hitting the showroom floor.

We’ll have live coverage and be reporting on all of the best new Apple accessories and related products here at 9to5Mac.

Read below for all of our CES 2018 coverage:

CES 2018 Stories January 7, 2019

Jabra claims AI-powered noise-cancelling headphones can tune out a passing train

Anyone who has used ANC headphones in a noisy environment will know that active noise-cancellation makes a big difference. But Danish company Jabra claims that it’s latest headphones go one better, using AI to tune out specific types of noise …

CES 2018 Stories January 18, 2018

Traveling can disrupt even the best laid plans, and with today’s connected lifestyles, the stress of an unexpected situation is only exacerbated if you’re worrying about keeping your devices powered up. Combine that with the chaos and and spectacle that is the annual Consumer Electronics Show, and you’ve got the perfect storm for a travel headache.

Earlier this month, I spent 5 days in Las Vegas for CES 2018. With me came The Carry-On, modern and thoughtfully designed luggage with USB power sent over to try out by Away. Over the course of the show I put The Carry-On to the test, traversing miles of hotel, casino, and airport carpeting to bring you my thoughts. Let’s take a look at how well it held up and how it kept my devices charged…

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CES 2018 Stories January 15, 2018

Hyper’s combo 8-in-1 USB-C Hub + 7.5W Qi wireless charger & iPhone stand goes up for preorder

First announced during CES, Hyper’s new combo 8-in-1 USB-C Hub for Mac with a built-in 7.5W Qi Wireless charger and stand for iPhone officially goes up for preorder today on Kickstarter.

CES 2018 Stories January 12, 2018

January’s annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas can be thought of as a technology forecast for the upcoming year. As 2018’s convention comes to a close today, thousands of companies and attendees head home armed with insights that will shape the future of the industry.

As you may know, Apple never attends CES in a public capacity, but has significant influence on the products on display. Touring the show floor and observing the sights and sounds of CES, one theme in particular stood out to me: anticipation. A silent impatience filled the air, an invisible twiddling of thumbs. It feels like everyone is waiting on Apple.

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CES 2018 Stories January 11, 2018

Waze announces in-car mapping for iOS users w/ Ford Sync 3

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Waze announced that it is bringing its popular crowd-sourced navigation platform to select Ford vehicles with SmartDeviceLink and iOS….

Every year at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the world’s largest technology brands take over the city to show off some of the biggest and most impressive innovations that will shape the coming year. Walking the show floor feels like touring a monument to optimism – a vision of the future where everything is faster, easier, and more intelligent. Like the bright lights and musical sounds of Las Vegas itself, colossal, brightly decorated booths lure in passing visitors like a carnival.

Every circus has sideshows, though, and CES is no exception. Wander away from the noise and excitement of the main hallways, and you’ll find yourself in a gadget funhouse, where reality begins to distort and surprises lurk around every corner. Here awaits the world of unusual Apple accessories and product clones.

Step outside the big top and join me in a look at some of my favorite strange and copycat Apple gear at CES 2018.

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CES 2018 Stories January 10, 2018

First Alert, known best for its home safety devices, has been a relatively early adopter of support for new Apple protocols. The company previously introduced the Onelink Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector with support for HomeKit, and this year at CES 2018 is showing off a new product that combines the safety features of a smart smoke detector with the home convenience of an AirPlay 2 speaker.

We stopped at First Alert’s booth to see (and hear) the new accessory in person.

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Nanoleaf, makers of popular HomeKit-compatible ambient lighting panels, made two significant announcements at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Both a 12-sided, customizable remote control and brand new square lighting panels debuted on the show floor. We stopped by Nanoleaf’s booth for a full hands-on demonstration.

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Each year, the Consumer Electronics Show is filled with brands exhibiting their newest and best products. Even though Apple doesn’t make an official appearance at CES, the company’s presence is made known through the hundreds of accessories on display designed for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

Last year, we brought you the inaugural 9to5Mac Best of CES Awards to spotlight our favorite products introduced at the show. Once again for 2018, we’ve been pounding the pavement (and hotel carpet) in Las Vegas all week hunting down what’s new. Here are our 2018 picks:

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As the iPhone’s camera continues to improve with every generation of the device, shooting professional looking video with smartphones becomes more and more of a viable solution. To tackle this market, DJI introduced the original Osmo Mobile, a compact gimbal for your iPhone that allows for smooth stabilization and quick control over camera movement. This year at CES, DJI built upon what they’ve learned from customers and announced the Osmo Mobile 2. We took a hands-on look at what’s new.

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Philips Lighting, makers of the popular HomeKit-compatible Hue lights, is announcing several major new initiatives at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Not only is the company launching an updated version of it’s Hue app for iOS in coming months, an all-new Mac app will be debuting soon in coordination with an over-the-air software update for existing Hue products.

Finally, Philips has promised a line of new Hue products coming this summer…

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CES 2018 Stories January 9, 2018

Alpine introduced a Jeep-specific CarPlay in-dash system with a 9-inch display back in 2016, and now at CES 2018 the company has unveiled a new version that fits most cars. Aftermarket CarPlay displays are typically limited to 6.1-inches or 7-inches to fit standard dashes, but Alpine’s 9-inch unit called iLX-F309, or HALO9 for short, uses a floating design to bring the bigger screen to more cars.

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iDevices is launching several new products at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, two of which have been co-developed with manufacturing company Hubbell. A Wi-Fi enabled EV charger and ceiling fan controller will be the first two products iDevices plans to co-develop with portfolio brands of Hubbell.

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You can now control HomeKit with a big red button thanks to Fibaro

Apple HomeKit makes smart home automation easier than ever, but sometimes there’s nothing simpler than hitting a big red button to shut everything down. Now you can do exactly that with Fibaro’s latest version of The Button.

Expanding its presence in the growing smart home market, Brinks today introduced new members in the ARRAY line – outdoor lighting equipped with built-in cameras, and a new connected lock. The announcement comes as the company opens preorders for its previously announced ARRAY Smart Deadbolt.

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CES 2018 Stories January 8, 2018

Incase is known for its high-quality bags and sleeves, and the company today has uncased its latest offering: the IconConnected Power Sleeve. This sleeve takes the traditional Incase Icon sleeve and combines it with a 14,000maAh battery capable of charging your MacBook Pro or any other device…

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Netgear’s Arlo Baby Camera adds HomeKit video streaming support

Fans of Apple’s HomeKit smart home platform looking for connected cameras have been faced with a limited number of supported options. Today at CES 2018, Netgear plans to add an offering of its own, announcing the delivery of HomeKit support for their Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitor Camera. 

As part of its CES 2018 product announcements, Elgato today introduced a new Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock. Designed for on-the-go users, the dock packs HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3, and gigabit Ethernet connectivity in a small and portable package…

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Orbit adds HomeKit support to its line of B-hyve smart irrigation products

Orbit, makers of irrigation products spanning from sprinkler systems to landscaping accessories, has announced at CES 2018 that their line of B-hyve smart irrigation products will be receiving support for HomeKit and the Apple Home app.

Several HomeKit-compatible security accessories have already made their way to market, but today Abode Systems has entered the space with a DIY option called Iota.

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Other World Computing has made a name for themselves among professional Mac users with their line of powerful and fast external hard drives and adapters. This year at CES, OWC is showing several new products, all featuring Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

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Canary has unveiled a more affordable version of its home security camera that launches today. Canary View is priced under $100 and offers many of the same great features as the more expensive Canary All-In-One. Canary also has a new Amazon Alexa skill as well as an upcoming AI-powered security feature to show off.

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Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off with an event called CES Unveiled, a preview of some of the newest products that will be on display at the show. A brief walk around the booths at this year’s Unveiled revealed that accessory makers are doubling down on smart home products in 2018 – and that means new HomeKit accessories.

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CES 2018 Stories January 7, 2018

CES 2018 has arrived, and 9to5Mac is on the ground all week in Las Vegas to bring you coverage of the newest gear and accessories being announced on the show floor.

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