With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) now in full swing in Las Vegas (USA), some of the products making a buzz include a series of household monitors, a new-gen turntable and an in-sight display for cyclists.
Two years after causing a sensation with its Mother universal monitoring device -- complete with stick-on sensors for keeping track of all kinds of household objects -- Sen.se is back with a set of new-gen smart sensors called Peanuts. These little Bluetooth sensors each have a specific function, including a “thermo peanut” temperature monitor, a “sleep peanut” sleep monitor and a “never lose peanut” that sends alerts to a smartphone when a favorite object is moved. Each Peanut is priced at $29 or €29.
French start-up Withings presented its new Go fitness tracker (for walking, running, swimming, etc.) and sleep monitor at CES 2016. This wearable boasts an always-on e-ink screen for at-a-glance access to the day’s data. Notifications alert users when particular goals are achieved. The Withings Go is announced with an eight-month battery life and is due out in Q1 2016 priced at $69.95 or €69.95.
Sony has got CES buzzing with a vinyl turntable that can play old-school records and rip 33rpm vinyl discs to Hi-Res digital audio files when connected to a computer via USB. The Sony PS-HX500 is due for release in April 2016 priced around the $540/€500 mark.
Fitness-tracker specialist Fitbit was on-hand in Vegas to present its latest smartwatch. The Blaze is a particularly stylish model that stands out from the rest of the firm’s range with a look reminiscent of the Apple Watch and a color LCD. The Fitbit Blaze is announced at $199.95 or €229.95 and is expected to ship in March 2016.
Garmin Varia Vision
The Garmin Varia Vision is a high-tech in-sight display designed for cyclists. It shows navigation information and performance data right in the line of sight, so cyclists won’t need to take their eyes off the road. Inspired by the Google Glass project, this device promises eight-hour battery life and has a touch screen that’s resistant to rain and works with gloves. The Garmin Varia Vision is slated for release in Q1 2016 priced at $399.99 or €399.99.