CES 2021 Shows Medical Cannabis Tech Still Navigating Around Apple's Bans

· Dave Hamilton · Analysis

Screenshots of Mode and Pax iPhone apps before banning

CES is always a place where innovation can be found, some of which is forced by physical realities, others by market forces. The cannabis technology industry finds itself innovating around both of these things, especially when it comes to serving Apple users. This year there are at least two companies, Mode and Puffco, showing off devices serving users in spite of Apple’s blockade.

CES 2021: OWC's new Thunderbolt Dock adds Ethernet, USB, and More Thunderbolt Ports to Your Mac

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

At CES this week, OWC has announced the latest iteration of its Thunderbolt Dock, this one leveraging the new features unlocked by macOS Big Sur to allow you to add more Thunderbolt ports to your Intel or M1 Macs. With three, fully-capable Thunderbolt ports on the back, plus one on the front to which you connect your Mac, the possibilities are wide open. In addition to those, there are three 10Gbps USB-A ports, Gigabit Ethernet, SD card, headphone out, and a USB 2.0 port, giving you expansion options for days, including the ability to add up to two 4K displays or a 5K/6K/8K display. This self-powered hub will also deliver up to 90W of Power Delivery to your Mac laptop. Pre-orders are available today with units shipping later this month.

CES 2021: OWC’s new Thunderbolt Dock adds Ethernet, USB, and More Thunderbolt Ports to Your Mac

CES 2021: Plugable USB-C 7-in-1 Hub Brings Ethernet, Charging, and 4K HDMI

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

At CES on Tuesday, Plugable announced their new USB-C 7-in-1 hub, following the work-from-home trend of bringing Ethernet and 4K video to users in an easy-to-pack form factor (to use at home now, and for when we can go places again!). In addition to two 5Gbps USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 4K HDMI, SD and microSD card slots, the Plugable hub includes a USB-C Power Delivery charging port capable of up to 87W of USB-C pass-through charging for your laptop and USB devices. Shipping now, this hub is available at Amazon for $34.95 at the time of publication.

CES 2021: Plugable USB-C 7-in-1 Hub Brings Ethernet, Charging, and 4K HDMI

CES 2021: PopSockets Launches PopPower Charger, Supports iPhone Fast Charging Mode

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

PopSockets announced the PopPower at CES 2021. It is a Qi-certified charger, and is compatible with all Qi-certified devices. It supports the Qi standard’s new Extended Power Profile (EPP), providing continuous delivery of up to 15 watts of wireless power. It costs US$60 and supports fast charging mode on Apple (and Samsung,) products.

CES 2021: PopSockets Launches PopPower Charger, Supports iPhone Fast Charging Mode

CES 2021: Disruptive Technologies Launches Second Generation of Temperature Sensor

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Disruptive Technologies launched the second generation of its Temperature Sensor at CES 2021. The company said the sensor can deliver over 15 million data points – 30 times more than the previous generation while maintaining the same form factor and size. It also has the same 15-year battery life. Data generated by the sensor is end-to-end encrypted. It is €49 ($USD 59.60), or €39 per sensor if you order 25 or more, with deliveries starting in May.

CES 2021: Earin A-3 Brings 14.3mm Dynamic Drivers to True Wireless Earbuds

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

Earin, the company who brought the first true wireless earphones to market, has announced their latest model, the Earin A-3. Sleeker than all previous models, the A-3 fits completely in the outer ear, with no stem, and yet is still able to pack a 14.3mm dynamic driver to deliver full sound. Available later in Q1 2021 for US$199, Earin A-3 uses the combination of a microphone, an accelerometer, and an adaptive algorithm to monitor voice and background noise in real-time, removing ambient noise and giving wearers high quality music and calling experiences. With 5-hour battery life, USB-C and wireless Qi charging, and Earin’s past performance, we expect these to be winners. Look for Earin A-3 at both Earin.com and Amazon later this quarter.

CES 2021: Earin A-3 Brings 14.3mm Dynamic Drivers to True Wireless Earbuds

Nooie Shows Full Featured Cam Doorbell

· John F. Braun · News

nooie cam doorbell

Nooie is showing their latest product, the Nooie Cam Doorbell, at the Techfluence CES Preview event.

These Translation Earbuds Even Work Offline

· Jeff Butts · Cool Stuff Found

If you love the idea of a universal translator right in your ear, I think I’ve found it. Translation earbuds aren’t exactly new, but these ones sure are. I’m talking about the world’s first translation earbuds that can work completely offline. Timekettle has been leading the pack in translation devices since the company was founded in 2016. Combining cutting-edge AI and hardware, Timekettle’s earbuds combine cutting-edge AI and hardware. The company has already sold its translation earbuds in 94 countries, to more than 300,000 consumers. Their M2 translator earbuds are the world’s first offline translations earbuds, and they’re getting honored at this year’s CES. They don’t need an Internet connection at all to instantaneously translate between 11 different languages. When connected to the Internet, the M2 earbuds support 40 languages and 93 accents. If you want to talk to someone who speaks a different language, just have them wear one of the two earbuds. Translations happen within two seconds, but most of the time they’re almost instaneous. Oh, and the Timekettle M2 earbuds can also play music and connect you to Siri. It’s no surprise Timekettle is being honored at CES 2021 with an Innovation Award.

These Translation Earbuds Even Work Offline