CES 2019 Overview Updated February 5, 2019

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January 2019 - February 2019


CES 2019 kicks off in Las Vegas on January 8th with some of the biggest names in technology 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 2019 coverage:

CES 2019 Stories February 5, 2019

Update: The Eve Light Strip is now available to order for $79. It communicates to HomeKit over WiFi, no bridge required.

Connected home company Eve (formerly Elgato) is back again at CES with an update on its previously announced Eve Energy Strip and Eve Light Strip. Last year at CES the company introduced the Eve Room and Button and later restructured its focus exclusively on smart home devices.

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CES 2019 Stories February 4, 2019

When it comes to FaceTime chats and video conferencing, it can be difficult to position your device in a way that creates a flattering and professional representation of yourself. It’s even tougher to compose a properly lit scene in rooms that may have limited lighting. Video accessory maker Lume Cube is hoping to change that with its new Lume Cube AIR VC, a video lighting solution that mounts right on your devices.

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CES 2019 Stories January 14, 2019

Last week I attended CES in Las Vegas to help bring you 9to5Mac’s coverage of the latest tech products and Apple accessories going into 2019. While hands-on videos are one of the most effective ways to share the news, they can also be the most challenging to create amidst the chaos that is the show floor. This year, I decided to take my video workflow iOS-only and see what I could learn along the way.

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CES 2019 Stories January 10, 2019

Giant laptops and tablets are back, but how large is too large? [Poll]

At CES this week, we’ve seen a wide array of unique gadgets, some great electric vehicles and whatever this thing is. Shrinking bezels with more screen are certainly all the rage this year, and 17-inch laptops are back in the limelight.

At CES 2019 this week, TiVo showcased new applications for the Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku. The new apps will allow existing TiVo users to view live and recorded content on multiple TVs using their existing hardware, as opposed to shelling out for additional TiVo Mini boxes.

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CES 2019 Stories January 9, 2019

Earlier this week at CES 2019, Signify expanded its Philips Hue line of outdoor lighting products with a new outdoor motion sensor and a variety of wall-mounted fixtures. 9to5Mac went hands-on with the new products to get a better look.

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Today at CES AMD unveiled its next-generation GPU, the Radeon VII (pronounced seven), the world’s first GPU with a 7nm process. This news is particularly intriguing for Mac users, given the outright lack of support for competing Nvidia cards in macOS Mojave. It’s highly likely that macOS will gain future compatibility with AMD’s just-announced hardware in future releases. expand full story

When it comes to using your iPhone as a mobile video rig, you’ll find a variety of products from stabilizers to lenses to external lighting. Few solutions, however, put a strong emphasis on audio. Microphone manufacturer Shure hopes to change the status quo with its new MV88+ Video Kit, a collection of accessories designed to help you create professional videos with great sounding audio.

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In our third annual 9to5Mac Best of CES Awards, we want to celebrate new technology for the Apple ecosystem in four categories: best entertainment tech, best iPad and Mac tech, best iPhone tech, and best HomeKit tech. Our picks celebrate new technology that will come to market throughout 2019 and expand how we use our iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

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Nanoleaf’s colorful light panels have long been popular with HomeKit fans looking to add a little bit of visual interest and ambiance to a wall or a room. After introducing the Canvas Light Squares at CES 2018, Nanoleaf is expanding its lineup again this year with hexagonal light panels. We took a hands-on look.

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Native Union has announced new versions of its dual coil Dock Wireless Charger and Clic case for iPhone XS and XS Max today with the Terrazzo Collection. The new iPhone accessories certainly stand out as unique options in a crowded market of wireless chargers and cases.

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CES 2019 Stories January 8, 2019

Lifestyle fixture company Moen launched its U by Moen Smart Shower back in 2017 as a push into the smart home space. While the shower system originally shipped with an iOS app to allow users to customize their shower experience and save presets, HomeKit support was absent. At CES 2019, Moen announced it will be updating the fixture with not only HomeKit support, but Alexa Routines as well. We took a hands-on look at how the integration will work when it launches.

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Smart doorbells have eluded the HomeKit community since its inception, continuously promised but never delivered. At CES 2019, Netatmo may finally be ready to offer a solution. We took a hands-on look at what the company is calling the world’s first HomeKit-compatible doorbell.

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Update: Lutron has added that while HomeKit support won’t be available at launch, it does plan to add support in the future.

As part of CES 2019, Lutron has officially unveiled its new fan speed controller, a smart wall switch that replaces your basic on/off switch and works with existing ceiling fans. Fan speed controller adds smart home control that gives you remote access from Lutron’s iOS app and support for scheduling actions and automation.

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CES 2019 is bringing us new wired and wireless aftermarket CarPlay head units from brands including Sony, Kenwood, and JVC. These are the latest CarPlay screens coming this year.

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HomeKit enthusiasts will instantly recognize Nanoleaf’s triangle and square shaped light panels. We’ve reviewed both the original system and 2018’s Canvas upgrade, calling it a “beautiful screensaver for your wall.” Today, Nanoleaf is adding a new shape to the lineup.

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This morning at CES, Leviton has announced three new smart home products for its Decora smart home lineup and also refreshed its My Leviton app with new UI and more. Headlining the new releases is Decora Voice, a smart light switch with dimming, scheduling, and Alexa voice control built-in.

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Satechi has announced two new USB-C PD chargers at CES 2019. The 30W and 75W travel chargers feature both USB-C and USB-A for convenience to charge any device. Notably, the 75W charger offers two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports, perfect for simultaneous charging of a MacBook, iPad Pro, iPhone, and more.

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With the introduction of the Apple Watch and later AirPods, Apple broke new ground on integrating sensors and vital health tracking tools into wearable technology. The company’s health ambitions were cemented with the Apple Watch Series 4, which introduced fall detection and a sensor to let you take ECGs on the go. Other companies are also exploring the intersection of wearable technology and wellness. Starkey has been an early leader in what they refer to as the “healthables” market. At CES 2019, the company previewed new updates to its line of intelligent hearing aids.

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At CES 2019 today, LifeProof has unveiled its new LifeActiv Power Pack 20. The LifeActiv features dual 10,000mAh batteries with a 74-watt-hour capacity, packed in a water, dust, and drop proof design.

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Last year at CES alongside a preview of the Hue 3.0 iOS app, a new line of Philips Hue outdoor lightning products was teased and later released in July. Joining the existing line of exterior bulbs, light strips, and lamps today are a new Philips Hue Outdoor sensor and several wall-mounted light fixtures.

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CES 2019 Stories January 7, 2019

Moshi introduces SnapTo iPhone wireless charging car mount, new USB-C headsets at CES 2019

Accessory maker Moshi is debuting several new products in Las Vegas this year at CES 2019. A new system for wirelessly charging your iPhone while on the go and an expanded headphone lineup take advantage of the hardware changes on recent iPhones and iPads.

OtterBox announced at CES 2019 today that it is partnering with PopSockets on a case designed specifically with PopGrips in mind. PopSockets are the incredibly popular plastic circles that people are attaching to the back of their iPhones.

The new “Otter + Pop” case from OtterBox + PopSockets aims to fix a few of the biggest annoyances with the concept…

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At CES 2019, Brilliant has announced that it is adding HomeKit support to its Brilliant Control product. The Brilliant Control is a sleek replacement for your existing light switches and features a touch display and camera. HomeKit support further expands its capabilities.

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