Its no secret that connected car solutions (infotainment) are moving just as fast as those for the connected home. QNX, a Blackberry subsidiary is at the cutting edge of the infotainment sector. This year at CES 2015 they unveiled another concept car (something they have been doing at CES for the last few years) based on the Maserati Quattroporte GTS sports sedan.
ChargeAll, maker of innovative mobile device chargers, is unveiling the world's smallest phone charger with two fast charging USB ports, at the CES this week. The phone charger is almost twice as fast as the standard Apple iPhone charger and half the size of the standard Apple iPad charger, ChargeTech packs twice the power in a form factor that will fit in the palm of your hand, said ChargeAll.
Honeywell is showcasing the latest additions to its Lyric family of products at CES 2015. Its professional-grade home security system can help you stay in control of your home comfort and security whether you are at home or away. Honeywell Lyric range features awareness cameras, motion, smoke and intruder detectors; the Lyric home security will also integrate with a range of home automation products, such as connected thermostats, lighting, shade and lock controls.
GUESS Watches has announced the launch of their new wearable tech timepiece, GUESS CONNECT, a partnership with Martian Watches of California. The multi-function, fashion chic smartwatches include models for both men and women. The design is based on GUESS's global best-selling style called RIGOR, this boldly styled smartwatch is powered by Martian technology that is updateable and replaceable to keep GUESS CONNECT watches fresh and relevant for years to come.
NETGEAR's AirCard 785 4G LTE mobile hotspot has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Honoree in the Smart Home category. The device is the world’s first “unlocked” 4G LTE mobile hotspot with simultaneous dual-band WiFi coverage. For homes that have no or limited fixed broadband connection, the AirCard 785 can be and ideal solution, offering 4G broadband connection. Its unlocked state mean it is not automatically tied to a service provider's service plan.
The results of the 2015 International CES honorees are out and the smart home category has 24 awardees. Again the organisors and calling it a success with the amount of manufacturers submitting their product up 14 percent increase. Each product is judged based on its overall engineering qualities related to technical specifications and material, aesthetics and design qualities; the product’s intended use and function; its unique features and how the design and innovation of the product compares to others in the marketplace. (See Photos below).