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Enhanced Security Measures Continue for CES 2017



PrintThe Consumer Technology Association (CTA), owner and producer of CES, has announced that it will continue to implement advanced security measures at the upcoming CES 2017 to maximize the safety of all attendees. The security measures are designed to provide a safe and secure environment while ensuring attendees have an efficient and productive experience.

CTA is working closely with law enforcement officials at all levels to maximize security on-site at CES 2017. This year’s security measures include bag restrictions and metal detectors.

Only two bags, each smaller than 12”x17”x6” may be brought into official show venues. Rolling bags of any size will not be permitted on the show floor. This includes luggage, carry-ons, laptop and computer bags and rolling luggage carts. All attendees are encouraged to consider their bag type and use clear bags (mesh, plastic, vinyl, etc.) to expedite the process of going through metal detectors and check points.

While all attendees will be subject to metal detector screening upon entering show premises, CTA will conduct searches at specific points to ensure quick and easy access to exhibit halls and reduce the number of times attendees have to go through security.

For efficient entry on-site, all attendees must have an official CES badge and government-issued photo ID before entering CES show venues. To speed entrance at all venues, attendees are strongly encouraged to register online and to pick up badges at the airport or hotels before arriving at the show.


Link AKC Named CES Best of Innovation Award Honoree



link-akcLink AKC is the company dedicated to improving the bond between dog and owner to make dog ownership easier. It has announced that its smart dog collar has been named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree in the Wearable Technologies Category.

The Link AKC team is a group of dog lovers, tech experts and designers who have combined the best of design and technology to elevate dog wearables to a lifestyle product category that epitomizes the evolution of the best in breed smart home, wearable and mobile technology. By tapping into The American Kennel Club’s 132 years of devotion to our best friends, Link AKC is able to help owners better understand their dogs.

Link AKC’s smart dog collar, which represents new advancements that combine sophisticated smart home, wearable, and mobile technologies, scored higher than all other submissions in the wearable technologies product category.

The Link AKC’s smart collar is designed to be both fashionable and functional. Providing an aesthetically pleasing look, the smart device is adorned with stylish latigo leather and features a convex-shaped design that comfortably fits the natural shape of a dog’s neck. Additionally, the collar and accompanying app helps dog owners stay fully connected with GPS and location monitoring while also managing their pup’s well being via activity tracking and insights, temperature notifications, vet and health reminders, and more.

The Link AKC smart collar is now available for a discounted pre-order price on linkakc.com as well as on Amazon. Collars are expected to ship by early 2017.


Securifi Named as CES 2017 Innovations Award Honoree



Securifi Almond 3Securifi, a leading provider of devices in the connected home space, announced that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for its latest product, Almond 3 Smart Home Wi-Fi System.

Securifi has been redefining next generation consumer routers since 2012. After changing the Wi-Fi game with Almond – the world’s first easy to use and attractive router, Securifi is turning the humble home router into a Wi-Fi, security and smarthome platform. Their mission is to create affordable Wi-Fi and smart home products for the masses.

Almond 3 redefines the connected home by integrating a mesh router and a smart home hub. With Almond 3, homeowners get a device that provides seamless whole home Wi-Fi, a hub to control smart home devices, a built-in siren for home security, and voice control through Amazon Alexa – all in one device. Multiple Almond 3 units can be combined to create a powerful Wi-Fi network that eliminates dead zone across users’ homes.

Securifi’s Almond 3 will be displayed at the company’s booth: #41935 at CES 2017, which runs January 5-8, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Belkin Named as CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree



Belkin - LogoBelkin, market leader in mobile accessories, announced that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in two categories: Portable Media Players & Accessories and Portable Power. The two products are Belkin’s Powerhouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone and Belkin’s Valet Charger Power Pack.

Belkin’s Powerhouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone offers consumers an easy 2-in-1 solution for turn-key charging. It has the following consumer benefits:

  • Built-in Apple Watch magnetic charging module with integrated lighting connector for the iPhone
  • Integrated 2-in-1 charging solution optimally charges the Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously
  • Elevated design keeps the Apple Watch and iPhone protected and easier to see while charging
  • MFi certification ensures that this product passed rigorous mechanical, stress, and electrical tests per Apple standards

Belkin’s Valet Charger Power Pack offers consumers on the go a way to charge Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously. The Valet Charger is more than just a powerful 6700mAh portable battery. A built-in Magnetic Charging Module offers a battery boost for the Apple Watch, while a USB port connects via Lightning cable to simultaneously charge your iPhone. With 2Amp power, this 2-in-1 portable battery delivers 1 Amp to optimally charge the Apple Watch and 1 Amp to charge your iPhone. The Valet Charger is the perfect partner to keep your devices charged, anywhere.

Belkin’s Powerhouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone and the Valet Charger Power Pack will be displayed at CES 2017, which runs January 5-8, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Targus Mobile ViP Backpack Named CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree



targus-mobile-vip-backpackTargus, a leader in the mobile computing accessories category, announced that its Mobile ViP Backpack was named a CES 2017 Innovation Award Nominee in the Computer Accessories category. The award-winning backpack will be displayed at the CES Innovation Awards Showcase.

The Mobile ViP features Targus’ innovative SafePort Sling protection system, its patented checkpoint-friendly design that helps users zoom through TSA airport screenings with the laptop safely inside, and a convertible floor that accommodates larger supplies, if necessary. Plus, the pack doesn’t slouch thanks to its structured and tailored design.

The CES 2017 Innovation Award helps reaffirm that the Mobile ViP Backpack is a valuable product in the market – with quality engineering, design, and aesthetics – which aligns with Targus’ mission to create cutting-edge, quality-made products to carry, protect, and connect mobile devices so that professionals can perform at their best everywhere they work.

The award winning Mobile ViP Backpack will be displayed at the CES Innovation Awards Showcase, which runs January 5 to 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


MSI’s VR One and Stealth Pro Recognized as CES 2017 Innovation Honorees



msis-vr-oneMSI, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, received the distinction of International CES 2017 Innovation Honoree for its ultra-powerful and mobile VR-ready GS63VR Stealth Pro gaming laptop; and the world’s thinnest and lightest VR backpack PC, the VR One.

Recognized under “Tech For a Better World”, and “Gaming” categories, MSI’s VR One backpack PC is the world’s thinnest and lightest virtual reality backpack PC weighing less than 8 lbs. Powered by the latest in gaming technology and a unique cooling system to prolong gaming sessions, the VR One comes with swappable batteries, eliminate cables and cords, and is now available to deliver a truly wireless VR experience.

Honored under the “Virtual Reality” category, MSI’s GS63VR Stealth Pro is a mobile 17-inch gaming laptop with the power of full sized desktops. Armed with Intel’s 6th generation processor and NVIDIA’s VR-ready GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs, the GS63VR Stealth Pro weighs only 5.35 lbs., measures less than 0.7-inches thick, and designed for mobile gamers who seek the best performance without sacrificing mobility.

MSI’s VR One and GS63VR Stealth Pro will be showcased during CES Unveiled New York on November 10th at the Metropolitan Pavilion. MSI’s entire lineup of gaming products will be in exhibition during CES 2017 at the Venetian Las Vegas Level 3, San Polo Hall – Room 3505 from January 5th to 8th


Blink Wins Second Consecutive CES Innovation Awards Honoree Recognition



blink-logoBlink, the ultra-affordable, truly wire-free and battery-powered home security and HD video monitoring system, announced that it has been named as a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree. The brand won recognition for its Blink 2.0 system, marking the second consecutive CES Innovation Award victory for the brand within the Smart Home category.

Unveiled earlier this fall, Blink 2.0 takes the brand’s signature features – unmatched battery life and ease of use – to the next level. In an effort to further solidify Blink’s competitive advantage, the company’s world-class engineering team did not simply increase battery life, they doubled it. Blink’s revolutionary cameras now run for an industry-leading two years on just two AA lithium batteries, with the ability to record up to 60 second and auto-stop recording when motion is no longer detected.

Blink upended the smart home security industry last year, taking CES and the consumer tech market by storm with an unbeatable price point ($99), unprecedented battery life, and unmatched ease of installation and use. Blink has continued this momentum as demonstrated by its announcement of two-year battery life and the title of CES Innovation Award Honoree for the second year in a row.

Blink will be at CES Unveiled on January 3 and CES 2017 from January 5-8 at Booth #40136 in the Smart Home section of the Sands, Hall A-D.


Beyond Tablet Honored with CES 2017 Innovation Award



beyond-screen-tabletBeyond Screen Limited announced that is has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for its Beyond Tablet product. It is the world’s first smart tablet without a display screen. Beyond Tablet encourages families to have fun together, instead of everyone staring at a screen.

Beyond Tablet is a tangible game and education platform for children and families. Beyond tablet is a large smart tablet without a display screen, and offers a tangible interactive experience with cards, blocks, and figurines.

It is an electronic board for family games, a smart digital musical instrument, and an interactive surface for children to play games designed to enhance their working memory, cognitive flexibility, and mental discipline to remain organized and focused.

The Beyond Tablet product from Beyond Screen Limited will be displayed at CES 2017 which runs January 5-8, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the Innovation Awards Showcase. The Beyond Tablet will also be displayed at the company’s own booth located in the Kids & Technology section.


2breathe Sleep Inducer Wins 2017 CES Innovation Award



2breathe-sleep-inducer2breathe Technologies is a leading pioneer of digital therapeutic devices. They have announced that their 2breathe Sleep Inducer has been selected as an Innovation Award Honoree in the CES Fitness, Sports, and Biotech product category. The product was showcased at CES Unveiled New York at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

2breathe induces sleep via guided breathing using a full-pattern Bluetooth respiration sensor and patented real-time coaching technology. Guiding tones composed from the user’s breathing prolong exhalation to reduce neural sympathetic activity and induce sleep. A detailed session report shows users the number of breaths taken, how well they followed the tones and when they fell asleep.

The underlying technology for 2breathe is based on the founders’ first product, RESPeRATE. It was invented by co-founder and CEO of 2breathe, Erez Gavish, and his father, scientist Dr. Benjamin Gavish. When 90% of RESPeRATE users reported an improvement in sleep, they decided to adopt the guided breathing technology onto a smartphone and created the 2breathe Sleep Inducer solution.

2Breathe Technologies Ltd. Will be at CES 2017 at booth #51044.


HiMirror Named CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree



himirrorHiMirror is a consumer electronics company within New Kinpo Group, a global electronics company. HiMirror announced that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Smart Home products category.

HiMirror is the world’s first personal beauty and health consultant providing a revolutionary approach to daily beauty; offering in-depth, personalized skincare analysis based on the evolving condition of a user’s skin as she or he ages.  HiMirror recognizes and identifies problem areas so you can react quickly with their suggested solutions.

HiMirror provides you effective care plans based on the results of the perfect Skin Index Synthesis, a combined assessment of your Heathiness, Clarity, Firmness, Texture, and Brightness. It takes a photo of your face and provides comprehensive analysis of your skin. HiMirror points out your dark circles, pores, red spots, dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, or problems with your complexion.

HiMirror launched in the United States in October and is available for purchase through its website. The standard device retails for $189 and includes profile set-up for four users on the device. HiMirror’s companion product, the Smart Body Scale ($79) provides body and weight analysis and corresponding exercise solutions.

HiMirror will be at CES 2017 at booth #42513.