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Aqara Previews New Devices At CES 2023

Aqara, a leading provider of smart home products, is set to expand its product portfolio in 2023 with the addition of innovative sensors, door locks, video doorbells and LED strips. Committed to providing seamless connected home experiences to millions of global users, Aquara continues to enrich its offerings with latest smart home technologies and device types.

Video Doorbell G4 is complementary to Aqara’s indoor home cameras, and together these cameras help users to keep an eye on their homes, families, and visitors anytime. This doorbell allows highly flexible installation as it can be battery-powered or wired for continuous power. It not only supports HomeKit Secure Video and local streaming to Amazon and Google smart displays, but it will work also work with Matter after the Matter specification for cameras is ready. The G4 features local, AI-enabled facial recognition, which can trigger different automations depending on the person, and the device also includes both the 7-day free cloud storage and the optional local storage via a microSD card.

Presence Sensor FP2 is a revolutionary addition to the Company’s wide-ranged sensor lineup. Based on the millimeter wave (mmWave) radar technology, the FP2 detects human presence even when the person is sitting still. It enables zone positioning, which allows users to define different zones in a room such as the bed, the dresser, or the sofa area, and the presence in each of these individual zone can trigger different automations for a more customized experience. Other features include multi-person detection, fall-detection and a built in light sensor.

Smart Lock U100 is the first deadbolt lock from Aqara, offering a secure and convenient home access solution that can be seamlessly integrated into the modern smart homes. The U100 lock is one of the few smart locks in the market that is compatible with HomeKit and supports the home key feature in Apple Wallet. Other access authentication options include fingerprints, passwords, Aquara Home app, NFC cards, and mechanical keys. Based on the Zigbee protocol, the U100 supports Matter via a compatible Aqara hub.

LED Strip T1 is a multipurpose RGB CCT lights trip that is intended to enrich smart lighting experiences for Aqara users. It produces up to 16 million vibrant colors and turntable white light and is addressable with gradient effects. HomeKit, Alexa and Google Home are supported, and Matter support via a compatible Aqara hub is expected to be added after its launch. The LED strip is Zigbee-based which means lower power consumption and less congested home Wi-Fi network, and it also serves as a repeater that enhances the Zigbee network.

These devices from Aqara will become available for purchase in the following months.

Committed to enabling seamless user experiences, Aqara has been working to integrate Matter into its existing and new devices. In 2023, new OTA updates will be pushed to Aqara hubs – beginning from the M2 – so that they can serve as Matter bridges and connect Aqara Zigbee devices to Matter.

Moreover, the Company also confirmed a new lineup of Thread-based devices with native Matter support this year, including the Door and Window Sensor P2 and the Motion and Light Sensor PT which are expected to hit the market in the coming months.

As part of the ongoing partnerships with Aqara, both Google and Samsung are featuring these new sensors on respective booths at CES 2023, along with other Aqara devices including the M2 as a Matter bridge.

Armored Fresh Returns To CES 2023 With ZERO Dairy TASTY Cheese

Food Tech company Armored Fresh will participate in the world’s largest consumer electronics and IT exhibition, CES 2023 in Las Vegas, USA, and introduce a new developed product called ‘Almond Milk American Slices.’

Armored Fresh will launch another developed plant-based cheese in the ‘Food Tech’ section at CES 2023, which takes place from January 5th through 8th. The company is expected to receive great attention as one of the participants of the ‘Food Tech’ section, as it was selected as an up-and-coming business last year at the same convention. Many are in anticipation of Armored Fresh’s new plant-based cheese that will be unveiled at CES this year.

The company previously launched plant-based cheese cubes at CES 2022, which are receiving such a sensational response that the product is currently being sold in more than 200 stores in New York. The cheese cubes have been successful at completely overturning the same delicious taste as dairy cheese. The company, however, is still focused on improving the quality of their products, as well as offering a diverse selection of cheeses.

The plant-based American slices, which will be introduced at this year’s CES, features a soft and chewy texture, and high-quality flavor. Armored Fresh paid attention to the cheese’s melting properties to further improve the unnatural texture, which is one of the biggest challenges of the existing vegan cheese market. Melting properties, which means the degree to which cheese melts when heat is applied, has long been considered technically difficult to implement in the vegan industry. Nevertheless, since Armored Fresh instigated their own research and development for improved product quality, their plant-based cheese has the perfect melting capabilities.

At CES 2023, Armored Fresh will set top a booth on the TECH EAST side of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) exhibition hall. The company will also give out samples of grilled cheese to show off the competitiveness of their new product. After the event, Armored Fresh’s plant-based product lineup will be expanded to include Cheddar, Pepper Jack, and Monterey Jack.

Rudy Yoo, Founder and CEO of Armored Fresh said, “It is a great pleasure to participate in CES once again this year. This year we will have the opportunity to show the world our very own Armored Fresh sliced cheese. Knowing that there’s a big demand for such alternative dairy products, we’re pleased to offer this superior zero dairy cheese. With big plans to expand into nationwide markets and European market opportunities, Armored Fresh is pleased to announce our next step into this journey of innovation. Be on the lookout for Armored Fresh cheese in your local store and shop.”

Visit Armored Fresh at CES 2023 at Booth #: CP-24, Tech East, LVCC, Central Plaza & Silver 3.

LG Showcases Smart Home Experience With HCA at CES 2023

LG Electronics (LG), a board member of the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA), will showcase a seamless smart home experience at CES 2023. Along with other HCA member companies, LG will demonstrate the interoperability enabled under the new HCS Specification 1.0, whereby smart home solutions from different brands work together seamlessly to deliver true connected convenience in the home.

Inside HCA’s booth at CES, LG will be exhibiting its latest smart home appliances – including the MoodUP refrigerator, WashTower laundry solution, ARTCOOL Gallery air conditioner, and Puri with Care AeroTower – together with those from other alliance members. Visitors will be able to see the realization of HCA’s “Any app to any device” vision, which presents users with the ability to manage each brand’s products via each brand’s smart control app, such as LG’s intuitive ThinQ app. This new level of interoperability is currently supported by HCA member companies including LG.

Utilizing existing industry standards to define Cloud-to-Cloud (C2C) interoperability guidelines, the new HCA Specification 1.0 has been established to ensure that home appliances, TVs and HVAC systems can interoperate seamlessly with one another, irrespective of brand. In addition to newly-launched models, consumers can continue using the smart home appliances and HVAC solutions, customers have already owned at home and are covered by HCA Specification 1.0, without having to install any major firmware updates.

Furthermore, HCA Specification 1.0 will help member companies to make the smart home more sustainable in the future, leveraging data collected from across the alliance members’ applications to gain insight into usage and improve energy management.

“As a member of HCA, LG is contributing to the realization of a safe, secure and interoperable connected home ecosystem,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of the LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “Through collaboration and open innovation, we will continue to provide consumers with solutions for a smarter, more convenient way of living.”

Visitors to HCA’s booth (#52739, Smart Home Hall, The Venetian Expo) at CES 2023 from January 5-8 in Las Vegas can experience the interoperability of HCA Member companies’ latest smart home solutions.

About LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company

The LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company is a global leader in home appliances, smart home solutions, air solutions as well as visionary products featuring LG ThinQ AI. The company is creating various solutions with its industry leading core technologies and is committed to making life better and healthier for consumers by developing thoughtfully designed kitchen appliances, living appliances, HVAC and air purification solutions. Together, these products deliver enhanced convenience, superb performance, efficient operation and compelling health benefits.

Mangoslab’s Cordless Hair Straightener Wins CES Innovation Award

Mangoslab, a Samsung Electronics spinoff from Korea focusing on innovative thermal technology products, will be attending CES 2023 from January 5-8 at Tech West, Venetian Hall D, booth #55653. Since winning the Best of Innovation Award for Nemonic, a sticky-note printer based on thermal technology at CES 2017, it has accumulated know-how and has become an industry leader.

The company will primarily be showcasing their newest product and brand, Aesty. The first hair straightener to ever receive a CES Innovation Award (2023), Aesty is a cordless hair straightener with several features that differentiate it from competitors.

At CES 2023, Aesty Cordless Hair Straightener will be introduced with an emphasis on minimizing hair damage based on its precise smart-heating technology. Aesty’s Dual Heater technology generates high-speed heat and maintains precise temperatures by using more than 150 sophisticated thermal control algorithms per second, resulting in hair styling without excessive heat. To attract visitors to their booth, Mangoslab has installed a thermal camera in order to show Aesty’s effectiveness and even heat distribution, and will be doing live product demonstrations throughout CES 2023.

Aesty’s Hidden Hinge design prevents hair from getting caught and snagging during styling due to an internally-located hinge. The Hybrid Mode feature enables the device to be plugged in during use, bypassing the battery as the power source and using direct power instead, effectively saving the battery for cordless use at a later time. Additionally, it is equipped with a 4-cell battery that can be used up to 410F degrees without the need for a cord, and generates a full charge in just 60 minutes.

“I think CES 2023 will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase Mangoslab’s cordless hair straightener, who won an Innovation Award amid record competition,” said Yongsoo Jong, CEO of Mangoslab. “Excessive heat damages hair, and damaged hair becomes more difficult to style.” Jeong continued, “We want to become a company that can ultimately contribute to users enjoying more self-expression while providing solutions to minimize hair damage through Aesty.”

Currently, Aesty’s Cordless Hair Straightener has been released in the US, and can be found online at their official website (www.aesty.) and Amazon. Visit Mangoslab at booth #55653.

Hubble Connected Celebrates Ten Years With “HubbleClub” Platform at CES 2023

Hubble Connected, the world leader in emotional tech and creators of the “connected nursery” is celebrating ten years of securely connecting, nurturing, and protecting families since the debut of its groundbreaking HubbleClub platform.

At CES, the company is demonstrating its continued leadership in the category, debuting its award-winning Guardian Wearable Baby Movement Monitors, and showcasing the award-winning Nursery Pal Dual Vision video monitor, and Eclipse Smart Soother Wi-Fi Audio monitor family at PEPCOM. Hubble Connected is the world’s only manufacturer with smart nursery products in every category controlled by a single platform the HubbleClub app. With its broad range of hardware products, along with the all-encompassing HubbleClub app, the company provides parents with a safe and secure platform to stay connected with their children anytime, from anywhere.

All Hubble Connected products work seamlessly with the free, easy-to-use HubbleClub app (available on iOS and Android) that provides parents full control from their smartphone. The pioneering app provides tools to help parents care, entertain, educate, and stay connected to their child, as well as a secure place to track their babies’ developmental progress, manage schedules and access a large library of resources.

Hubble Connected’s nursery ecosystem includes products designed to support the parenting journey and grow with families and are in multiple categories. They include Prenatal (Roo), Movement Monitors (Guardian family and Dream+), Video Monitors (Nursery Pal Duo Vision and more), SmartSound Machine (Eclipse family) and Healthy Nursery (Grow + Scale).

At PEPCOM, Hubble Connected showcased its new Guardian Wearable Baby Movement Monitor, family, including the Guardian+ ($149), Guardian Pro ($299), and the Guardian Cam ($199). Hubble Connected will also put the spotlight on its Nursery Pal Dual Vision, which launched in Fall of 2022 and is the only unit on the market featuring both a wide-angle and regular view camera in one unit. Rounding out the presentation is the Eclipse family of “smart soothers,” designed to promote healthy sleep routines for toddlers. Notably, the Guardian Wearable Baby Movement Monitors and Eclipse Smart Soother/Wi-fi Audio Monitors were recently honored with the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award Gold Seal as “Best in Family-Friendly Products.”

“Hubble Connected Founder & Chairman (and father of three), Dino Lalvani, noted: “Ten years ago we put Hubble Connected on the map with our first-of-its-kind HubbleClub app, which soon led us to launch our first hardware products using the most innovative smart technologies. As we look to the future, we’re exploring the use of thermographic technology and more use of AI. Today, just as at our founding, our mission is to make the smart ‘connected nursery’ part of everyday life for parents around the world. Everything we do is about giving families the best possible, most sensible solutions for protecting, monitoring, and raising their children all the way from infancy through adolescence, or as we like to say, ‘from womb to school.”

All Hubble Connected products are available now at Buy Buy Baby, Babylist, Best Buy, Hubbleconnected.com, amazon.com, additional specialty baby stores and more retailers across the country including Walmart and Walmart.com.

Vuzix Blade Powers Xander’s Real-Time Captioning XanderGlasses

Vuzix Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products announced that Xander, a Boston-based early-stage startup, is using the Vuzix Blade to power its XanderGlasses, a smart glasses solution that displays real-time captions of in-person conversations to help people with hearing loss. Xander will publicly unveil its first product at CES 2023 in Las Vegas.

XanderGlasses are designed to be used like a simple “on” and “off” device. They work anywhere people need them, whether they are at home, at work, or in a loud public setting. As XanderGlasses don’t rely on smartphone or cloud connectivity, they are remarkably reliable and perfectly private. In this augmented reality experience, captions are displayed seamlessly right in the field of view of the wearer.

Xander has already received awards and recognition at CES 2023 including CTA Foundation Eureka Park Accessibility Contest winner, AARP AgeTech After Dark Finalist, and CES Eureka Park Pitch Competition Finalist. XanderGlasses are expected to be available in Spring 2023. To learn more about XanderGlasses, visit Xander at CES 2023, booth #60517, or online at https://xander.tech.

“48 million people in the U.S. struggle with hearing loss and that will increase as the population ages. If you can’t hear what others are saying, XanderGlasses can help you see what others are saying,” explains Alex Westner, Co-Founder and CEO at Xander. “Our team has spent countless hours with people of all stages of hearing loss, and XanderGlasses is the result of our customer-driven approach”.

“We’re grateful to the CTA Foundation and AARP for supporting our mission to use sight to augment sound,” added Marilyn Morgan Westner, Xander Co-Founder. “Despite advances in other assistive hearing devices, there are situations where many people don’t feel fully satisfied. XanderGlasses can help people with hearing loss clearly understand others’ speech and feel more confident in conversations.”

“Healthcare remains a significant market vertical for Vizix and Xander’s selection of the Vuzix Blade to power its XanderGlasses is the latest example of how our products can directly improve people’s lives,” said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix. “With almost 50 million people in this country alone and 1.5 billion worldwide impacted by some level of hearing loss, the need for products like XanderGlasses is significant and we look forward to supporting their efforts to roll out their solution this year.”

About Xander

Xander is a Boston-based startup that uses augmented reality to enhance in-person conversations and strengthen human connections. Xander’s first product is XanderGlasses, captioning glasses for the millions of people with hearing loss seeking alternatives to hearing aids. XanderGlasses are lightweight, comfortable smart glasses that accurately translate speech to text in real-time, displaying captions of in-person conversations.

In addition to receiving a Catalyst Award from the National Academy of Medicine, Xander won the Eureka Park Accessibility Contest organized by the CTA Foundation at CES. Currently, the team is preparing a pilot with the Veteran’s Health Administration and anticipates launching in Spring 2023.

Degrii Provides New Smart Home Solutions At CES 2023

Degrii, a global leading developer of intelligent and powerful smart home appliances, is excited to unveil its latest product at CES 2023.

Degrii is always dedicated to utilizing advanced technologies on its products to deliver superior quality, high-performances, convenience and sustainable ideas to the consumer. To illustrate the breadth of its latest technological innovations, Degrii is presenting Degrii Wireless Multiroom Thermostat System, Degrii Zima Pro Cordless Robot Pool Cleaner in their lineup.

Degrii Zima Pro Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner is the world’s first intelligent pool cleaner with an ultrasonic radar, with a superior 5,000 ft radar coverage. The ultrasonic radar technology allows Zima Pro to plan paths, conquer corners, collect debris from any surface such as floor, wall, and waterline, as well as clean all types of pools and surfaces including vinyl, concrete and fiberglass.

With powerful 250W motors and find filters, Zima Pro can absorb and filter dust, rocks, algae, and mineral deposits with ease. It features a built-in purification system to disinfect the pool while cleaning. Moreover, real-time tracking and manual control makes it possible view and control the cleaning process based on user preferences via the Degrii App. The floating battery can last for 3.5 hours of cleaning time and will park alongside the pool wall automatically if the battery is low. Users can lift the Zima Pro during cleaning through the Degrii App with a click.

Degrii Wireless Multiroom Thermostat System consists of Smart Thermostat and Remote Thermostat. One Degrii Smart Thermostat can link up to 12 Remote Thermostat, which can independently control the temperature, solving the issue with uneven heating and cooling in different rooms. The thermostat system connects to the HVAC system to adjust the setting via a schedule setting by user’s preference and algorithm.

Users will have smart control over the heating and cooling via their smartphone with a few taps to create custom schedules, enable geofencing and energy tracker, and more. The thermostat system is designed to be user-friendly and simple to use, for example, users could assign the zone controls with just one action.

Degrii believes this extensive product lineup exemplifies its innovative and intelligent technologies as well as the versatile performance of its latest data-driven products. Be sure to find Degrii at Booth No. 50523, CES 2023 to see these ultimate innovative and impressive products in action!