CES (Tradeshow)

CES is the acronym for the (International) Consumer Electronics Show, one of the largest consumer-electronics shows in the world. Although it is held in Las Vegas today, the first CES happened in June 1967 in New York City and Bob Gavin, the CEO of Motorola was the opening keynote speaker for that first edition. Subsequently, CES was held twice a year: the summer edition was in New York, and the winter edition was in Las Vegas, that is, until 1998 when CES became a once-a-year show. CES has been the introduction place for key products and technologies, including: Pong (1975), Nintendo NES (1985), Tetris (1988), Compact Disc (1991), HDTV (1998), Xbox (2001), Blu-Ray (2003), OLED TV (2008).

Ring Door View Cam Can Be Installed Without Wires
#CES2019 – If one of your concerns about putting together a smartphone is potentially having to rewire and reinstall everything, Ring could help put your mind at ease with its latest Door View Cam smart doorbell. This is because the Door View Cam’s installation is pretty easy and does not require any wires.

Satechi Unveils New USB-C Travel Chargers
#CES2019 – These days as we’re starting to see more companies start to adopt USB-C for their devices, it means that we will need more USB chargers. Now if you’d rather not deal with having to bring multiple chargers with you on the go, Satechi might have something for you that they recently announced at CES 2019.

JBL’s Endurance Peak Are True Wireless Earphones For Working Out
#CES2019 – Headphones and the gym seem like they are a perfect fit, delivering fitness enthusiasts their dose of motivational music to run that last mile or to make that last heavy lift. However since we typically sweat a fair amount during our workouts, it means that our headphones need to be water-resistant to a certain degree.

Lutron Launches Alexa-Enabled Fan Speed Controller
#CES2019 – In the future when we walk into our homes, saying a single spoken word or phrase will turn on the lights, set the thermostat, turn on the TV, and our dinners will start cooking. That sounds like the home of the future, although for the most part, a lot of that is already possible if you’re willing to pay for it.

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Huawei Matebook 13 Premium Laptop
Huawei is extending its PC Laptop market reach with the new Huawei Matebook 13, a premium laptop priced just below the current Matebook X Pro we previously reviewed. The goal is to bring the same look and feel as the X Pro but make it slightly more affordable.

Lenovo Yoga S940 Laptop Aims For New User Category
The Yoga S940 is a laptop that Lenovo has designed in pursuit of new usage models, that may be underserved even by the current high-end PC laptops offering.

Lenovo Smart Clock With Google Assistant For Your Nightstand
Many of us tend to have a clock on our nightstands to keep track of time. In this day and age when everything is either “smart” or has a virtual assistant, why not the humble nightstand clock? Lenovo has launched the Smart Clock with Google Assistant at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019. It’s designed for the nightstand and does indeed feature Google’s personal assistant.

Lenovo Yoga C730: A 15.6-inch AMOLED 2-in-1 Laptop
Lenovo is back with an AMOLED 2-in-1 laptop which seems to be aimed at Creative users. The Lenovo Yoga C730 is a high-end laptop that is the second OLED laptop from the brand, the first one being the X1 Yoga Gen3 with OLED which we previously reviewed.

Lenovo Yoga A940 Is A Uniquely Designed, Feature Rich AIO Desktop
#CES2019 – All-in-one (AIO) desktop systems are pretty common and one of their main selling points is that it is a desk saver. This is compared to regular desktop systems where the chassis itself can be big and bulky. Lenovo has recently unveiled their own AIO desktop system with the Yoga A940, but it definitely is not your run-of-the-mill system.

Lenovo Smart Tab M10 and P10, Powered by Amazon Alexa
Lenovo and Amazon have partnered to launch a couple of new Lenovo Smart Tab tablets named M10 (~$199) and P10 (~$249) that are powered by Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa.

Sony Unveils An Outdoor Speaker With Cupholders
Looking for a nice speaker for your next outdoor party? Consider the one that Sony has unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas this week. It’s part of the new lineup of audio products that the company has unveiled at this busy trade show. The GTK-PG10 outdoor speaker is unique in that it has cupholders.

DJI's $650 Mavic 2 Controller Has A Built-In Display
DJI has launched a new controller for its drones that costs $650 and features a built-in display. The controller doesn’t support all of its drones as it’s expensive than a couple of them in the first place. It’s only meant for use with the Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro drones. Think of it as an expensive R/C controller that has a 5.5 inch 1080p display which runs Android.

Roav Bolt Is Anker's Own In-Car Google Assistant Accessory
In-case Google Assistant accessories are a big thing at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas this week and Anker is not one to sit on the sidelines. The company has announced its own in-car Google Assistant accessory called the Roav Bolt. It’s quite similar in its form and function to JBL’s Link Drive.

Dell XPS 13 (9380) Gets New Webcam, CPU and Colors
CES if the traditional time for Dell to update its Dell XPS 13 design (Model 9380 this time), and we got eyes on it. At first glance, it looks very much like the XPS 13 we’re all familiar with by now.