Please join me in offering a warm thank you to TextExpander – and the folks behind it at Smile – for joining us and sponsoring our CES 2020 coverage this year. Sifting through all the noise at CES to highlight products that are relevant for all of us Apple-focused-folk takes a lot of effort, time, and expense. It often starts in mid-November, and continues through this week. Without TextExpander and sponsors like them, this simply wouldn’t be possible at the level we’re able to do it for you this week.
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LAS VEGAS – At Pepcom at CES on Monday LiftMaster (and, their home brand, Chamberlain) were showing off their latest garage door opener that now incorporate a camera so you can remotely see what’s going on in your garage. These units also contain Wi-Fi and MyQ, meaning they’re HomeKit-compatible out of the box. Available now for $299 for the Chamberlain B4545 base unit, and $399 for Chamberlain B6765, which includes a battery backup and LED lighting.
LAS VEGAS – At Pepcom here at CES on Monday, Speck was showing off their latest Presidio2 line of cases that use Presidio2 Armor Cloud technology. Like an air bag for your iPhone, Presidio2 incorporates air capsules around edge to resist damage upon impact, cushioning your iPhone when it falls and keeping things safe. Expect to see these available in the spring.
LAS VEGAS – Aukey, a leader in charging products, was showing off their Omnia line of chargers at Pepcom Digital Experience on Monday. These are all built with Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology allowing them to be cooler and smaller than those made with silicon. The highlight of the line is their 100W USB-C PD charger that’s a full 66% smaller than Apple’s comparable model. These are all due out in Q2 of this year.
LAS VEGAS – Live from CES 2020, Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun share their thoughts on the new stuff they’ve found. Cool Stuff Found includes JBL’s new Quantum gaming headsets, Legrand’s smart electrical panel, ChronoLife’s smart Nexkin shirt, SanDisk’s latest (r)evolution of the thumb drive (it’s got a lot of storage and it’s fast!), Bluetooth’s first audio evolution in decades, and even more. Listen, enjoy, and let us know what you think at [email protected]
Please join me in giving sincere thanks to Other World Computing for helping sponsor our TMO CES 2020 coverage this year. OWC’s new ThunderBay Flex 8 is just one of their newest products that you’ll want to check out.
LAS VEGAS – As USB speeds and capabilities increase, so expands the concept of the thumb drive. At CES Monday, SanDisk was showing off their new Dual Drive Luxe USB-C, a thumb drive supporting USB 3 speeds over both USB-C and USB-A. Capable of delivering up to 150MB/s, the 1TB model will be $249.99 and 500GB will be $89.99, both due to be released in Q1 this year.
Targus adds both a 5,000mAh battery pack and a side holster with a Qi coil in the new Cypress+ and Mobile ViP+ bags, unveiled at CES 2020.
LAS VEGAS – John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton attended CES Unveiled 2020 on Sunday night, sifting through hundreds of products and companies to bring you this gadget-focused collection of Cool Stuff Found. Listen and enjoy!
It is my pleasure to welcome and thank iMazing and DigiDNA for coming on board to help sponsor our CES 2020 content here at TMO this week. Covering CES is a big task and takes a lot of resources. We need the time and manpower to comb through all the noise in Las Vegas this week to filter out just the stuff you want to know about. Without companies like DigiDNA helping us do this, our coverage wouldn’t be nearly what you get today.
LAS VEGAS – Igloohome’s smart locks shown here at CES Unveiled 2020 have a special feature: they don’t use Wi-Fi and yet they’re remotely programmable. This is accomplished by first pairing your phone with the lock, a process that also creates a rotating token like you might use with your bank. When you want to create a new code, everything is already set and the code is already active because of the pre-negotiated token, all happening behind the scenes. The deadbolt is US$299, the keybox is $189, and the padlock is $109. The other two dual locks will be available later this year.
LAS VEGAS – Sengled has added a HomeKit compatible hub and was showing off their new LED Filament bulbs and more at CES Unveiled 2020 on Sunday, January 5, 2020. Priced to move, Sengled’s new HomeKit-compatible hub is just US$30, their full-color candle bulbs are just $24.99, and the amazing Edison “filament” LED bulb is just
It is once again my great pleasure to welcome back Evgeny Cherpak as our TMO sponsor this week with Remote, his app that lets you use your iPhone to control your Keyboard, Mouse, Apps, System Commands, Media Controls and more. You may have seen or heard me talk about this before, but now you can try it for free. And, if you’re quick, you can unlock all of its features for free, too, with the promo codes we have at the bottom of the post proper.
Please join us in taking the makers of 4K Stogram for sponsoring TMO here this week. 4K Stogram is an Instagram Viewer and Downloader for macOS that lets you. With it, you can download photos, videos, and stories from your friends’ public and private Instagram accounts, backup your Instagram profile and import your list of Instagram subscriptions. And best of all, you can get started for free.
We geeks love both our gadgets and our apps that help us use them. And for this particular geek, well, I have some favorites. Lucky for us all, some of those favorites are offering sales for Cyber Monday 2019, and I wanted to make sure you were aware.
Sonos‘s speakers have been long-time favorite for us here at TMO and Mac Geek Gab, both for listening to music and enjoying the sound from our home theaters. This weekend Sonos is running a rare sale on their popular Home Theater products.
It’s our pleasure to welcome Defense Shield by X-Doria back as our TMO sponsor this week. As we previously noted, Defense makes different types of great accessories for your iPhone, including that great Defense Vertical Duo Charger we recently highlighted. This week, as you’ve likely seen, we’re focused on the Defense Shield iPhone Cases.
Please join us in thanking Defense by X-Doria as our sponsor here at TMO this week. Defense makes all kinds of great accessories for your Apple devices, including iPhone and AirPods cases, Apple Watch Bands, and wireless charging solutions. And, as you’ve probably seen from the site this week, the Defense Vertical Duo Charger is a great-looking, multi-functional wireless charger.