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All of The Mac Observer’s coverage for CES 2020, both on-site and from afar.

Cool Stuff Found and Your Questions Answered – Mac Geek Gab 798

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

You like Cool Stuff Found? Good! So do your two favorite geeks. Listen as John and Dave begin this episode sharing you – and their – new finds over the past couple of weeks. Apps, utilities, gizmos, and gadgets to help you truly increase your enjoyment and productivity with your technology. Then, of course, questions! Listen to answers to your (and other listeners’) questions about migrating drives, software subscriptions, Catalina Mail, Photos, APFS, and more. It’s all about having fun and learning five new things in the process, folks!

CES – Victrola Shows off Past, Present, and Future

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

LAS VEGAS – At CES 2020 Victrola put together what appeared to be a retrospective exhibit which actually included pieces of the past, present, and future all rolled into one. Want a turntable with Alexa support? Look no further. Enjoy, along with the sights and sounds of the CES 2020 show floor.

CES – Solo New York Recycled Hybrid Backpack

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

LAS VEGAS – Solo New York was showing off their Re:cycled backpack series at CES 2020, all of which are made from recycled water bottles and other biodegradable materials. The Hybrid backpack here easily converts between being a briefcase and a backpack, perfect for that on-the-go lifestyle where you’re not sure what mode you’ll need to be in throughout the day.

CES Wrap-up, Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found – Mac Geek Gab 797

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

John and Dave are back from CES with new stuff they’ve learned, Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more. Of course, your questions are featured, as well, including analyzing USB power draw, fast external drives, folder permissions, and more. Press play to learn five new things with your two favorite geeks!

CES – Elliptic Labs Virtual Smart Sensors

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

LAS VEGAS – Elliptic Labs has developed software that uses a smartphone’s speakers and microphones to do motion sensing – and a lot more – without adding any hardware to the phone. I happened to meet CEO Laila Danielsen on a bus where she showed us just one demo application of their tech.

CES – OWC Mercury Elite Pro Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds RAID, Ports, and Power

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

OWC Founder and CEO, Larry O’Connor, takes us through the details of their Mercury Elite Pro Dock. This is a Thunderbolt 3 Dock and Dual-Drive RAID all-in-one. RAID 0 or 1 is done in hardware, or you can configure it as a JBOD and manage it yourself. With seven ports, including Ethernet, two USB 3.1 Gen 1, DisplayPort 1.2, SD Card, and Gigabit Ethernet, this US$299.99 device might be exactly what you need to complete your setup.

BenjiLock Introduces BenjiLock TSA, Updates Original Product

· John F. Braun · News

LAS VEGAS, NV — BenjiLock is introducing BenjiLock TSA, the latest version of their fingerprint lock at CES 2020.  Robbie Cabral, Inventor and CEO, highlighted the features of this lock.

CES - IEVA Introduces Stylish Twin.C Environmental Sensors

· John F. Braun · Product News

LAS VEGAS, NV — IEVA is introducing their line of stylish Twin.C Environmental Sensors at CES 2020.  Fatima Sall, Public Relations, told us about what the stylish but functional sensors can do for you.

CES - Moovy Shows Moovy Go Hub, a 12-in-1 USB-C Dock

· John F. Braun · Product News

LAS VEGAS, NV — So you have a new USB-C Mac, PC or tablet, and want to plug your stuff into it—Moovy claims to have “the most advanced USB-C dock with wireless charging.”

CES 2020: Satechi Releases Mega 108W USB-C Desktop Charger

· Andrew Orr · Link

Satechi unveiled a massive 108 watt USB-C PD desktop charger with two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports to charge up to four devices at once.

Ideal for the home, office or travel, the 108W Pro USB-C PD Desktop Charger features an ultra-sleek and modern design that complements users’ favorite accessories. Compatible with a wide variety of USB-C devices, the charger combines four ports into one compact, high-speed power bank, making it the only charger user’s need to take with them while on-the-go.

It’s available now to purchase for US$79.99.