1st Show of 2023 #1642

I am back from CES 2023, and the 35 hours of live coverage we did is in the can and being processed into specific episodes. The show was back to pre-pandemic attendance by companies, and it felt like a normal CES. So far, I have escaped getting the crud from the show and back with a full schedule with my company. Lots of great tech news today and back to a normal publishing schedule.

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Twinkly Lights Up CES With New Entertainment Hub For Gamers

Leading Italian smart lighting brand Twinkly announced the newest addition to its application portfolio, the Twinkly Entertainment Hub, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023. Coming to the market this spring, the new platform will feature an innovative algorithm that will allow anyone from gamers and streamers to musicians and entertainers the ability to seamlessly connect Twinkly lights to audio and video content – turning anything into a deeply immersive experience.

During the show, Twinkly will also be showcasing its newest product – Twinkly Squares – alongside its core line of products including Flex, Dots, Curtain, and Strings with an interactive gaming setup in-booth, an area with musicians playing live music, and more. Attendees will also get a sneak preview at a new, budget friendly product coming to market in Fall 2023, Twinkly Candies.

“Striving to continuously bring together high-quality lighting with the volatile trends of the industry, we at Twinkly are continuously on a mission to find new ways to innovate in the world of smart-lighting,” says Andrea Tellatin, Twinkly’s CEO. “With the holiday season behind us, we took a deep dive into the many ways our products can completely transform a space, homing in on homing in on audiences like gamers, streamers, musicians, and entertainers for inspiration for what’s next. That’s where our newest creation, the Twinkly Entertainment Hub, was born.”

The new Entertainment Hub desktop application takes gaming and entertainment to a whole new level by providing a fully immersive experience that allows users to reflect on-screen visuals alongside any form of audio into a LED Twinkly Light Show. Key features include:

Accurate Audio Synchronization: With visuals created straight from the audio output source with the processing power of a computer, the responsiveness and accuracy of the music synchronization will be smarter than anything seen on the market today.

Screen Mirroring: With the ability to reflect on-screen visuals into a screen of Twinkly LED lights, users can mirror any video played from any platform, unlocking a whole new set of of possibilities from gameplay to audio visualizers in music parties.

Real-time Control: Using the mapped layouts from Twinkly mobile app and the handful of keyboard shortcuts for effect selection, users will have complete control of the visuals in real-time.

RGBfy Synchronization: Able to connect with the entire range of Twinkly products using external RGB-supported devices and peripherals, users can choose between the 16+ million available colors to enhance both experience and gameplay.

In addition to the Twinkly Entertainment Hub, the brand will be showcasing its core line of products, including the recently launched Twinkly Squares – an interactive mosaic made of dazzling “mega” pixels that came to the market in Fall of 2022. Other products showcased will include Strings, Flex, and Dots, specifically.

CES 2023 attendees can see all of Twinkly’s products at booth #53846 in the Venetian Expo A-C Smart Home Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where they will be conducting product demonstrations throughout the show.

Nagualep NA-2 Kitchen Waste Recycler At CES 2023

Nagualep, creator of the electric kitchen waste recycler NA-2, showcased how it intends to change people’s relationship with organic waste at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Nagaulep’s latest NA-2 kitchen waste recycler features an intelligent sensing system to efficiently reduce organic waste volume by 85%, and weight by 95%, with the goal of reducing the environmental impact of food waste and landfills.

After experiencing record growth in 2022, Nagualep is now aiming for higher in 2023, with the goal of reducing 1 billion pounds of food waste globally. “With the average American household wasting around 1,000 pounds of food waste every year, Nagualep provides an accessible way for people to start making a difference, and become a part of the solution today, by reducing their home’s waste footprint by up to 90%.” Said Jordan Sherman, marketing director at Nagualep.

A New Model of Waste Processing

The Nagualep NA-2 works by heating food waste up to 126 degrees Celsius for dehydration and sterilization (kills 99.9% of bacteria). At the same time, food waste is ground into a dry material that is 85% less volume, and 95% less weight. NA-2 features an intelligent sensing system that stops operation automatically when processing is complete, with an operating cycle taking as little as 1.5 hours, which using just 01kWh to 0.5kWh per cycle, or about the same as using a coffee maker. It is quiet too, operating under 45 decibels, which is about the same as a typical refrigerator.

“Turn Waste Into Treasure”

Nagualep says the NA-2 can turn kitchen waste into a natural, chemical-free fertilizer that can be used in a home garden. Operation is simple, with only a single button on the top to begin processing. While many users report that they use NA-2 after every meal, some users were surprised at how it made preparing meals much more convenient, as all of the egg shells, vegetable stems, seafood shells, and chicken bones find their way into NA-2, rather than the trash can.

Creating a Better Home Life, While Saving the Environment

“While living in Canada, I discovered there were not many convenient ways to responsibly manage kitchen waste,” said Na Pan, the founder of Nagualep.

“I did not want to install a garbage disposal under my sink since they are loud, require a lot of electricity and water to use, as well as not being the best for the environment. I ended up using a lot of garbage bags, and could not stand the smells or taking out the trash every day. I tried something called an electric compost machine, but it was loud, and took several hours to complete operation, so I decided to found Nagualep and began developing NA-2.”

Changing Garbage Disposal Habits in America

After considerable success in Asian markets, Nagualep is planning to make some big moves in the US in 2023. “We have been thrilled with the adoption of Nagualep in Asia, and could not be more excited to introduce this technology to American homes,” Jordan said. “When we think about making a difference, there is often a imagined element of sacrifice, but with Nagualep, you really do get to have your cake and eat it too. We are seeing people reduce their waste footprint by as much as 90% in Asia with NA-2, and our fans rave about how much more convenient kitchen life has become. At the same time users are reporting lower utility bills, and vibrant, colorful home gardens. A common theme across reviews is that once people get a taste of Nagualep, they wonder how they ever lived without it.”

NA-2 retails for $699 MSRP and can be found on Amazon and at www.nagualep.com.

Visit Nagualep’s at booth #50647 in Tech West, Venetian Expo Level 2.

WowWee Launches MINTiD Dog-E Robot Dog At CES 2023

Dog-E was launched at CES by WowWee – a global innovator of robotic toys and consumer entertainment products. Dog-E is a groundbreaking robot dog that is unique to every owner as a result of over a million possible combinations of colorful lights, sounds, and personality traits.

Dog-E is a smart, app-connected robot dog with life-like movements, audio sensors to hear sounds, touch sensors on its head, nose and sides of its body, and a POV (persistence of vision) tail that displays icons and messages to communicate. As soon as you turn on your Dog-E, your all-white pup comes to life through the minting process, which reveals its unique colors and characteristics. The minting process can begin by petting its head, touching its nose, or playing with it, among a long list of other interactions.

“We are excited to announced the launch of MINTiD Dog-E, as we combine cool, cutting-edge tech with social relevance, revolutionizing the toy category for robots once again,” said Sydney Wiseman, VP of Brand Development & Creative Strategy at WowWee. “With Dog-E, we are reimagining robot dogs, thinking about the joy that a kid – or kidult! will feel when one is ‘MINTiD’ just for them!”

We all love when something is made uniquely for us – something we can truly call our own. The Dog-E companion app allows multiple members of a family to mint and save their own individual profiles in a single Dog-E. Each member of the family can have a Dog-E profile with its own unique look and personality using the app. With so many personalities available, some Dog-Es will love resting time, while others might always be hungry; some will be cute and shy, while others might be feisty and playful!

By using the app, you can train your Dog-E to learn your name, program movements based on how you want to play and interact with it, and teach it your favorite tricks like giving kisses, singing, and responding to claps. Your Dog-E can “talk with its tail” by displaying emote, icons, and messages. Dog-E will let you know when it’s hungry, wants love, and when it wants to play – each in unique ways, depending on the personality you have ‘MINTiD.’

Dog-E is available now for pre-order at https://dog-e.com Pre-order customers will receive a bonus accessory pack of 4 collars in a variety of colors exclusively for your Dog-E.

Available at retailers and online in the US and Canada fall 2023 MSRP $79.99 $99.99CAD.

Panasonic Automotive Launches nanoe X Portable Air Purifier at CES 2023

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, a tier one automotive supplier, announces the launch of its nanoe X portable in-vehicle air cleaner that provides and protects cabin air purity in North America.

This purifier not only reduces odors, but it helps inhibit viruses, bacteria, mold, and allergens, both airborne and on surfaces. The air purifier will be on display at the Panasonic booth #16317 LVCC Main Hall.

Panasonic’s unique, patented nanoe X technology has been used in a wide range of products from hair dryers to air conditioners to indoor air quality solutions; it is now being deployed in a new, portable in-vehicle product that ensures cars can provide a healthier cabin with cleaner air.

With American drivers spending an average of more than 17,600 minutes behind the wheel each year, innovations like the nanoe X in-vehicle air cleaner can enhance the comfort and quality of the environment where people spend so much of their time.

“The product is a simple solution that can enhance the driver and passenger experience by making their surroundings cleaner and cabin air healthier to breathe,” said Andrew Poliak, CEO of Panasonic Automotive Systems. “Over the past few years, vehicles have evolved to become the second home – and with more travelers on the road, we are pleased to offer consumers a way to enhance the air quality and wellbeing of their families, passengers, and themselves in their vehicles.”

The patented nanoe X technology uses hydroxyl radicals proven to inhibit harmful substances and reduce odor intensity. “Nanoe’ are nano-sized electrostatic atomized water particles produced by applying a high voltage to water collected from the air and contains hydroxyl radicals (highly reactive components) that easily act on various substances. Panasonic’s nanoe X takes this process of producing hydroxyl radicals and increases it exponentially compared to conventional products, delivering the next evolution of in-cabin air quality.

The nanoe X air purifying product is certified by California Air Resource Board (CARB) as well as UL-ETL, the Underwriters Laboratories and the Electrical Testing Laboratory, two testing and certification authorities for U.S. safety standards for lighting, electronics, materials, and equipment.

In addition to its advanced scientific approach and safety certification, the nanoe X air purifier offers simple operation and activation, cleaning car cabins in approximately two hours at a whisper-level sound of approximately 36 decibels. The after-market product is USB powered and adaptable to most vehicle brands or models. With no need to adjust the vehicle’s factor-installed air filtration system, the Panasonic nanoe X purifier can be manually placed into the cupholders of most vehicles.

This product launch is part of Panasonic’s broader GREEN IMPACT initiative that is aimed at achieving a better quality of life for society and a sustainable global environment. As part of its commitment to virtually net-zero by 2030 and working toward 300 million tons in avoided emissions by 2050.

Babyark Launches The World’s Safest Car Seat At CES 2023

babyark, a tech company reimagining child safety, announced today the launch the babyark convertible car seat at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The car seat introduces holistic approach to safety, focusing on both the materials it is made of and the technology that has been added to it. Developed by Shy Mindel, an aeronautical engineer turned parent, the seat is introducing a new standard of safety for children.

“I was surprised to learn that the most important people in our lives, our children, sit in safety seats primarily made out of plastic and Styrofoam,” said Shy Mindel, CEO of babyark. “While safety features for adults in vehicles have evolved dramatically over the past 10 years, child passenger safety technology has remained stagnant. babyark is approaching safety through the hardware, the actual seat, and the software, including the safety sensors that communicate with the app. The result is a car seat that takes a holistic approach to safety.”

Made of anticrash materials, the babyark energy absorption technology is built around a high strength steel SafeCoil shock-absorbing system that gently slows the seat’s forward momentum during a crash. Carbon fiber and D3O, the world’s most technologically-advanced impact absorbing polymer tested in extreme military applications, complement the babyark suite of safety solutions.

In addition to top materials, the babyark smart seat using IoT technology to supply caregivers with real time indications regarding child passenger safety at all times. With 14 sensors embedded in the base of the seat, it alerts the driver via the personal babyark app if the seat is installed correctly, if the child is buckled or if the child is forgotten in the vehicle. The app then provides instructions on how to ensure that everything is correct, giving caregivers the peace of mind that their child is safely in their seat on each and every drive. The app is available on Android and iOS.

“Car seats are a major source of anxiety for parents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 59% of car seats are installed incorrectly,” said Yifat Ryce, Chief Marketing Officer of babyark and licensed CPST. “Safety starts with installation, and the babyark app uses technology to simplify everything possible for caregivers, enabling them to do it right the first time and every time.”

babyark can be used for infants and children from four to 65 pounds, and allows for extended rear facing up to 55 pounds. The seat is available for pre-order now for a limited-time price of $990 and will officially be released in the Summer of 2023 for $1,190.

babyark is on display at Consumer Electronics Show in Booth #54959 at Tech West in the Venetian Expo.