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Jabra Boosts Jabra Elite 4 Active at CES 2022



Jabra announces its latest addition to the new Elite series, with the Jabra Elite 4 Active. Bringing the Elite Active range to a broader audience, the Jabra Elite 4 Active allows for a new year, new you attitude, particularly suited for those who love an active lifestyle, including popular workouts like yoga, boxing, or running.

This latest product in Jabra’s true wireless range allows for heavy usage with an IP57-rated water and sweatproof durability. Their athleisure design also guarantees a unique, secure fit, designed to stay in while you work out. At €119/$119, the earbuds offer a price-conscious option for those who are looking for a true wireless solution that does not only support their active lifestyle but offers excellent call quality to connect with friends and colleagues. While providing a long battery life of up to 7 hours of play-time (up to 28 with the charging case), the Elite 4 Active also boasts fast-charge capabilities.

Also unique for a product in this price category is the Alexa Buit-in or Spotify Tap playback experience and Google Fast Pair. The latter provides the experience of instant paring when switching on. This creates a seamless connecting experience to Android devices. The Spotify Tap playback allows for faster access to music. Both features make it easier than ever before to make the most out of your Jabra earbuds.

To ensure maximum focus for the wearer, the Elite 4 Active blocks out noise at the gym with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). In addition to this, the immersive workout music experience is further enhanced via the customizable equalizer. These earbuds also include HearThrough for added awareness. Perfect for urban runs, so individuals can remain safe with an awareness of their surroundings when running.

The Jabra Elite 4 Active offers great calls with 4-microphone technology, protected by a special mesh covering for added wind noise protections, so you can be heard loud and clear on calls. Adding to a comfortable fit outside of sports, with a wing-free, ergonomic design, Jabra also provides something for everyone, as these earbuds come in color themes consistent with the existing Elite Active range; navy, black, and light mint.

Calum MacDougall, SVP at Jabra, said, “We all understand the importance of keeping fit and healthy, but working at your own pace is essential. The new Jabra Elite 4 Active offers a relatable alternative for those who love an active lifestyle but are not looking for the intensity of its more aspirational sister in this range, the Jabra Elite 7 Active. Again, Jabra steps up to offer something that’s just right for everyone’s own personal journey.”

Elite 4 Active Key Features:

  • Secure active fit with ergonomic, wing-free design
  • IPS7-rated water and sweat proof durability
  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
  • 6mm speakers and customizable equalizer
  • HearThrough technology for added awareness
  • 4-microphone call technology
  • Up to 7-hours play-time (up to 28 hours with charging case)
  • Use either earbud with mono mode
  • Alexa Built-in or Spotify Tap playback, and Google Fast Pair

The Elite 4 Active will be available from today and available at selected retailers for MSR €119/$119.

Visit Jabra at Booth 16746 CES 2022


Arlo Clinches 2022 CES Innovation Award for All-New Arlo Security System



Arlo Technologies, Inc., a leading smart home security brand, today announced the Arlo Security System, a comprehensive DIY security monitoring solution that rounds out the Arlo ecosystem for greater peace of mind. Recognized as a 2022 CES Innovation Award honoree, the Arlo Security System features a first-of-its-kind, all-in-one multi-sensor capable of eight different sensing functions – a standout feature compared to single-sensing solutions – a security hub with an integrated keypad. The system effortlessly works with Arlo security camera devices, the Arlo App, and Arlo Secure service plan to provide home and small business owners with the ultimate security and monitoring setup.

Consistent with Arlo’s philosophy to deliver simple, yet innovative home security solutions, the all-in-one multi-sensor can be configured for a range of security purposes. Capable of recognizing motion, door/window openings and tilt, water leaks, light/temperature changes, and T3 and T4 smoke/CO alarm versatility in a compact design and can be placed anywhere without hardwiring.

“We engineered the Arlo Security System to not only complete Arlo’s ecosystem but to address pain points common with other solutions on the market,” said Tim Johnston, SVP of Product at Arlo. “The system’s standout all-in-one multi-sensor simplifies life for consumers with its versatility ensuring they can enlist one intelligent sensor to tackle a variety of use cases. Additionally, the system seamlessly works with existing Arlo security camera devices in a user’s household to layer on important information for complete, whole-home peace of mind – a benefit not available with competitive offerings.”

The Arlo Security’s System’s modular hub serves as central control and offers built-in features such as a siren, motion and smoke/CO alarm sensor, and an integrated backlit keypad for seamless day and night management. The hub is also the first-of-its-kind to feature NFC technology so users can quickly arm/disarm the system with a tap of their mobile device. Users also benefit from ARLORF technology in the multi-sensor and hub which provides stronger encryption with larger range and anti-jamming properties.

Visit www.arlo.com for the latest news from CES 2022.


Baracoda’s Bathroom of the Future at CES 2022



It’s brilliant when all the smart health devices you use for grooming and self care automatically connect to their respective platforms. No pulling out your smartphone to open an app, no dangling wires to stay connected. This is what the BConnect Hub delivers, and it’s the first step in Baracoda Daily Healthtech’s Bathroom of the Future.

Set up a family dashboard and access it when you want – whether that’s once a day, once a week, or after you know you’ve had a good month. And then consider the larger implications…

“The big picture for health tech and devices that keep track of biorhythms and habits is to move toward technology as the driver for prevention and wellness, to change lives and empower self-care, and to make this technology affordable and accessible to those who need it most,” says Thomas Serval, CEO and cofounder of Baracoda.

The daily self-care and grooming routines that occur in a household’s bathroom offer the potential to gather quantitative data necessary for clinical studies that focus on behaviors and preventative health care. At the core of the collective connectivity to gather real-time data to share with researchers and/or a patient’s healthcare provider is the BConnect Hub, a sleek plug-in universal receiver for all connected devices on BConnect’s encrypted, interoperability protocol.

Baracoda’s Bathroom of the Future creates a full connected ecosystem of products that privately (with opt-in, of course) collect data from all selected smart devices to make it easy for individuals to track their self-care progress through a personal dashboard. So whether your checking your weight, combing your hair or scrambling to get ready for the day’s activities, your quantified metrics will be waiting for you whenever you’re ready to take a look.

Baracoda Daily Healthtech at CES 2022:

BBalance, the first designer-style connected bath mat with AI and footprint recognition, can let you know, for example, that you child needs bigger shoes, your grandmother is at risk for falling, your yoga classes have improved your spine health – and you lost two pounds this month.

BCool, the first eco-friendly, battery-free, mercury-free connected thermometer, helps you keep track of your 4-year-old’s fever, your 2-year-old’s symptoms and is always ready the next time someone in your family comes down with a high temperature.

BMirror, the smart mirror that notifies you that, for example, the mole on your chin is changing color and recommends a dermatologist appointment, and lets you see how you’d look if your hair were one shade lighter.

Anyone who prefers keeping their smartphone out of the bathroom while using connected devices to improve the results of a holistic self-care routine can still “BConnected” in Baracoda’s Bathroom of the Future.

Visit Baracoda at Booth #8419 LVCC


CES Announces Return to Las Vegas for CES 2022



The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced CES 2022, the world’s most influential technology event, will return to Las Vegas next year. Following a successful all-digital CES 2021, CTA will convene the tech industry in-person and digitally, giving a global audience access to major brands and startups, as well as the world’s most-influential leaders and industry advocates. CES heads back to Las Vegas Jan. 5-8, 2022, with Media Days taking place Jan. 3-4, 2022.

Some 1000 companies have committed to showcasing their most innovative technologies in Las Vegas and companies are continuing sign up. Attendees can expect to see global brands including Amazon, AMD, AT&T, Daimler AG, Dell, Google, Hyundai, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, and Sony. Companies including Caterpillar, Indy Autonomous Challenge, and Sierra Space are planning to make a Las Vegas debut in 2022. Eureka Park will return with startups representing countries around the world, including large delegations from France, Italy, the Netherlands, and South Korea.

“We’re thrilled to return to Las Vegas – home to CES for more than 40 years – and look forward to seeing many new and returning faces,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Hundreds of executives have told us how much they need CES to meet new and existing customers, find partners, reach media and discover innovation.”

Digital audiences will also experience the spirit of the live event in Las Vegas. The CES anchor desk, which debuted at CES 2021, will travel to Las Vegas and connect the digital audience with exhibitors, conference sessions, keynotes, and product announcements from the live event. New content will also be added once CES departs Las Vegas, enabling attendees and exhibitors to continue connecting and exploring.

“Our customers are enthusiastic about returning to a live event in Las Vegas,” said Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, CTA. “Global brands and startups have shared that plans are already underway and are committed to sharing the magic of an in-person CES with even more people from around the world.”

CTA will be reviewing guidelines for coronavirus safety measures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in addition to state and local guidelines. CTA will be following applicable federal, state, and local laws, adapting CES plans accordingly and sharing updates with its audiences.


Intel Announces Four New Processor Families at CES 2021



In a world where computing is pervasive and intelligence is distributed across every surface – from the cloud to the network to the intelligent edge – Intel highlighted at CES 2021 how it is driving technology leadership to define the future of computing for people, business and society.

To help people navigate through this extraordinary time, Intel introduced new processors for business, education, mobile and gaming computing platforms – all designed to offer the premium PC experiences people deserve, with the most choices and no limits.

For business, Intel introduced the 11th Gen Intel vPro platform, an unrivaled business platform delivering the industry’s highest performance and world’s most comprehensive hardware-based security. The new 11th Gen Intel Core vPro processors unveiled today are based on the world’s best business processor for thin-and-light laptops2 and, when combined with the new Intel Core vPro platform, offer:

Intel Hardware Shield, providing the world’s most comprehensive security deep in hardware for business and the industry’s first silicon-enabled artificial intelligence (AI) threat detection to help stop ransomware and crypto-mining attacks. It is also equipped with Intel Control Flow Enforcement Technology, ground-breaking technology to help shut down an entire class of attacks that long evaded software-only solutions.

Intel 10-nanometer (nm) SuperFin technology, delivering industry-leading performance, Intel® Iris® Xe graphics and the world’s biggest Wi-Fi improvement in 20 years – with integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) that enables up to six times faster uploads and downloads in the office and nearly three times faster speeds at home versus standard Wi-Fi 55.

Eight times better AI performance, enabling businesses new compute power to keep pace with the fast-changing software ecosystem, and up to 2.3 times faster creation and video editing compared to the previous generation.

Up to 23% faster productivity than the competition when using apps like Office 365 and the best business collaboration experience, enabling more than 50% faster office productivity compared to the competition while on a video conference call.

Intel also launched the Intel® Evo™ vPro® platform, the best laptop experience for business users Laptop designs verified on the Intel Evo vPro platform are stylish, thin and light and provide an amazing immersive visual experience. They also offer remarkable responsiveness, instant wake and real-world battery life. More than 60 new laptops from top manufacturers will be available this year, combining the security and manageability of vPro and the amazing on-the-go experiences of Intel Evo. Additionally, Intel announced Intel Evo Chromebooks, enabling a new class of premium Chromebooks.

New Processors and Partnerships for Best Education Platform

Use of the PC as an essential education tool has accelerated greatly worldwide over the past year. To meet the growing needs of students, Intel introduced new N-series Intel® Pentium Silver and Celeron processors with an unmatched balance of performance, media and collaboration for education systems. The processors are designed on Intel’s 10nm architecture, delivering up to 35% better overall application performance and up to 78% better graphics performance gen on gen. This enables smooth application performance and browsing while multitasking, plus advanced camera and connectivity features for an enriched video conferencing and viewing experience.

As critical as advancing technology for meeting students’ evolving needs is putting laptops in their hands. Even with accelerated adoption, up to 30% of U.S. school children still lack internet or laptops for learning, and the pandemic has only exacerbated those requirements. During the last 15 years, Intel has invested more than $1 billion globally in education, including training for more than 15 million teachers. Last April, Intel launched the Online Learning Initiative and has provided hundreds of thousands of devices, as well as connectivity and resources, to students worldwide. Intel will continue these efforts in 2021 along with partners from inside and outside the technology industry.

New Line of 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H-series Mobile Processors for the Best Gaming Platforms

Intel launched a new line of 11th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors for gaming that extends the 11th Gen mobile family of products and pushes the limits of what’s possible for enthusiast-level gaming in laptops as thin as 16 millimeters. Led by the Intel® Core™ i7 Special Edition 4-core processor with up to 5 gigahertz (GHz) Turbo, these H35 processors are specifically targeted for ultraportable gaming. They feature new Gen 4 PCIE architecture for connecting to latest discrete graphics and deliver amazingly low latency and immersive game play on the go. At CES, Acer, ASUS, MSI and Vaio announced new systems powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core H35-series processor for ultraportable gaming, with more than 40 designs from top manufacturing partners launching in the first half of 2021.

For mobile enthusiasts who want desktop-caliber gaming and creation performance, Intel also announced an 8-core processor that will start shipping later this quarter. This platform is unique in the industry with features that would normally only be found in high-end desktop systems – including up to 5GHz, 20 lanes of PCIe Gen 4.0 architecture for fastest storage and discrete graphics, and Intel® Killer™ Wi-fi 6E (Gig+).

New Line of 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H-series Mobile Processors for the Best Gaming Platforms

Intel also demonstrated next-generation desktop technology for gamers and enthusiasts coming to market in 11th Gen Intel Core™ S-series desktop processors (“Rocket Lake-S”). Featuring 19% gen-over-gen instructions per cycle (IPC) improvement12 for the highest frequency cores and headlined by the Intel Core i9-11900K, these processors will bring even more performance to gamers and PC enthusiasts at launch in the first quarter of 2021.

Additionally, Intel demonstrated “Alder Lake,” the next-generation processor that represents a significant breakthrough in x86 architecture and Intel’s most power-scalable system-on-chip. Due in second half of 2021, Alder Lake will combine high-performance cores and high-efficiency cores into a single product. Alder Lake will also be Intel’s first processor built on a new, enhanced version of 10nm SuperFin and will serve as the foundation for leadership desktop and mobile processors that deliver smarter, faster and more efficient real-world computing.


Panasonic SoundSlayer Named as CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree



At CES 2021, Panasonic is thrilled to announce that its SoundSlayer Gaming Speaker (SC-HTB01) has been named as a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Headphones & Personal Audio category. The announcement was made ahead of the first-ever, all-digital CES 2021.

Designed in collaboration with SQUARE ENIX® Co., Ltd., the SoundSlayer enhances the gaming experience for full audio immersion into a player’s favorite games. It provides powerful surround sound with a 2.1 channel, 3-way speaker system with a built-in subwoofer – all within a single compact body.

“The SoundSlayer Gaming Speaker was designed with serious gamers in mind. The three gaming sound modes provide an immersive audio experience within the action of consumers’ favorite games,” said Ellison Ferdinand, Product Manager Home Entertainment Group, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, North America. “We are delighted that it has been recognized as a CES® 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree. And thank you to SQUARE ENIX® Co., Ltd, for your collaboration to develop a gaming speaker with high-fidelity sound.”

With state-of-the-art audio technologies such as Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X and DTS: Virtual X™, gamers can experience the world of artistic games filled with intensity and tension. The combination of these audio technologies creates a 3D stereophonic technology system and acoustic space that envelopes the play in every direction. It is optimized for use with FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online from SQUARE ENIX® Co., Ltd. and provides an unparalleled, immersive audio experience.

The speaker is equipped with three gaming sound modes expertly created through joint development with the FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online sound team.

  • Role-Playing Game mode – Ideal for role-playing games and optimized for FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online. This mode creates a sense of reality and intensity, enabling gamers to feel as if they were inside of the game’s virtual world.
  • First-Person Shooter mode – Provides accurate audio location which allows users to hear subtle sounds such as footsteps, giving gamers the advantage in first-person shooter and third person shooter games.
  • Voice mode – Enhances human voices and further contributes to the immersive experience. Recommended for adventure games, where clear dialogue can provide important clues.

Switching between the three modes, based on the game, will create an experience filled with intensity, tension and a high level of reality no matter what an individual’s preferred gaming style may be. Users can enjoy video games and movies with powerful, immersive sound by simply placing the speakers in front of a PC monitor or TV without obstructing the view.

A special edition of the SoundSlayer featuring Final Fantasy artwork will be demonstrated in the Panasonic virtual booth at CES 2021.


Ergomotion Showcases Smart Beds at CES 2021



Ergomotion, the largest manufacturer of adjustable bases worldwide, is excited to showcase the future of technology for better and healthier sleep at this year’s all-digital CES. Ergomotion will be focused on how the adjustable bed base category is evolving in the well-tech space, providing solutions that will be essential components to a smart, connected home, for a happy, healthy lifestyle.

Going above and beyond the traditional adjustable bed base that includes temperature controls, wired remotes, and wand offline voice control, Ergomotion will present an effortless integration with smart home connectivity. With much of its focus on the holistic wellness approach, Ergomotion will be pioneering wellness-tech solutions that will embrace the times we spend at home in our beds.

The most recent products by Ergomotion include aromatherapy integration, apps that provide concise and consistent health data while you sleep and customized circulation cycles that will allow you to soothe muscle pain while regenerating body, mind and spirit.

“Ergomotion is creating remarkable products that align with the new era of technology, one that will allow the adjustable bed base category to rise to the occasion and allow consumers to experience sleep inspired by technology,” says Johnny Griggs, Chief Operating Officer at Ergomotion. “Not only are our adjustable bed bases the ultimate sleep technology solution, but the products are designed for smart home connectivity, providing both convenience and efficiencies from the time we wake.”

Ergomotion is preparing to dive in deeper into the smart home connectivity, working with IFTTT systems that will allow your home to become more efficient from the comfort of your own bed. Creating corresponding connections and integrating them to users’ daily life can help promote health and wellness with simple combinations from the Ergomotion smart bed. The consumer electronic space is constantly evolving, and innovative smart bed technology is being developed to enable full control of your sleep experience.

“Today’s technology is advancing rapidly, and we’re excited to join the movement,” says Sherry Chapman, Head of Marketing at Ergomotion “Sleep has always been a necessity but it’s even more vital now for better physical and mental health. With the amount of technological solutions available, Ergomotion can provide ways to live more efficiently.”

You can learn more about Ergomotion at www.ergomotion.com