As CES 2020 has finished, many products were revealed by the companies. Some products were based on mobile technology, some were on entertainment. But there was some line-up of products that were completely based on Smart Home technology. Today in this article you will get to know about some helpful and essential Smart Home Devices that will be launched soon for your home.
We all know that there was no new development in the smart home category for past many years. There were technologies introduced time to time but none of them was revolutionary. However, in this new year, some new home devices are been showcased, and the response of the crowd towards these products was amazing. Actually everyone was waiting eagerly for such type of new development in the smart home technologies. For companies to introduce a new smart home device is tough, due to the limitation of technology and artificial intelligence. All smart devices need to be calibrated in a proper manner so that they can function in the desired manner. That’s the reason why it takes time for new innovations.
Thus here is a list of some smart devices that will surely make your home smart:
Somehow Kohler manages to put Alexa-enabled smart speaker in a showerhead. This means that now you can do most of your work while taking a bath. Kohler finally designed a showerhead which not only saves your time and looks elegant. The idea to put a smart speaker in your bathroom is really a smart choice, kudos to the entire research & development team who imagined and designed this beautiful looking yet useful device. However, with the integration of Alexa, you can listen up to the latest news or pick your favourite playlist. Now you may be thinking about how to maintain and charge this smart device? You can easily charge the device that is implanted here. The speaker is detachable and charges wirelessly, it is attached with a magnetic string and charges with a cordless dock. According to the Kohler, this setup will be available in later 2020.
Total harmonic distortion: 1.5 watts at 1 kHz with < 1% distortion | Sync with: Bluetooth | Range: 33 feet | Water-resistant wireless speaker: Yes | Battery: 7 hours of runtime | Cable: USB charging cable | Speaker functionality: Streams your personalized music playlists, news and other audio
August Wi-Fi Smart Lock
Once again August is presenting its fourth generation smart Wi-Fi locks. The company has now evolved and changed their concepts, with this new product the company is clamming more proper security without any flaws. This time you can remotely lock and unlock the door, even a user can grant access to a guest without the keys. Thus the power of unlocking is completely in the hand of the owner. You can see the door status that who is entering or leaving, even if you are busy you can control it with your voice. It is also loaded with the voice assistant, it can be easily installed in your old deadbolt. Now the lock is powered with Wi-Fi and it doesn’t require any additional bridge to connect.
Dimension: Diameter: 72mm, Depth: 46mm | Products included: August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, DoorSenseTM sensor, 2 CR123 batteries, Lock adapter & mounting hardware | Requirements: Free August app for iOS or Android, iOS or Android smartphone, Single-cylinder deadbolt lock | Wi-Fi: Yes, internet connection (802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz) | Lock Compatibility: Works with your existing single-cylinder deadbolt
Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Plug
In this CES 2020, Wemo launched its new Wi-Fi-enabled smart plug to replace the old Wemo mini plug. This new model is pretty similar to Wemo smart equipment, it is more identical to Wemo mini. In terms of size, it is smaller than the mini smart plug. Talking about the connectivity and support it is paired with Wemo application and if you are not familiar to the given application then you can go for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit. With the help of this smart plug, you can even control whatever system you have plugged like a fan, lamp, A.C., etc. Company has announced that the product will be available for the consumers in the spring.
Wi-Fi Technology: 2.4GHz 801.11n | Minimum System Requirements: Wi-Fi router | OS: Android 4.1 or higher
iOS 9 or higher | Dimensions (LxWxH): 3.8″ L x 1.4″ H x 2.4″ D | Weight: 90.7185 grams | Electrical Rating: 120V~/15A/60Hz/1800W | Indoor Use: Designed for residential indoor use only
Royole’s Smart Speaker
Till now you have seen many distinct types of smart speakers but have you ever seen a cylindrical shape smart speaker? This year Royole has attended the CES and unwillined their new prototype of the smart speaker. The device is a collaboration between Royole and clear audio. One of the coolest features of this speaker is its shape and the display that it carries. It is paired with a 7.8-inch AMOLED screen which is wrapped around the body of the circular speaker. You may not find any difficulty while operating the device as it holds a very bright display and the quality of the display is good, touch capabilities are on points. The functionality of dragging is done perfectly. The entire material is made with high-quality material and the aesthetics look brilliant. According to the company, it will be available from March 2020.
Display: 7.8-inch flexible AMOLED display | Resolution: 1920 x 1440 | Wattage: 30W | Audio Driver: 48mm full-range drivers | Camera: 5MP Sensor | RAM: 2Gb | Storage: 16GB | Processor: Snapdragon 524 Qualcomm’s APQ8053
LIFX Smart Light Switch
Have you renovated or purchased a new home and installed all new smart home gadgets, and still searching for new stylish switches with a blend of technology then you landed on the correct page. Lifx is an Australian based company which produces illuminated panels, LED panels, LED bulb. Basically, it is an energy-efficient Wi-Fi enable, multi-coloured LED bulbs. Now they came up with there new innovation that is a smart light switch panel. This newly built four-button in-wall switch is high-tech Wi-Fi enable soft-switching panel which gives a beautiful appearance with some useful productivity. It works on lifx application and has a support of Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana, etc. The pre-order for this product will start in March 2020.
Software Dimming: 1% – 100% for smart bulbs only | Voltage Range: AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz | Operating System: iOS 9+, Android 4.1+, Windows 10 | Wi-Fi Router Requirement: 802.11b,g,n | Warranty: 2-year warranty | Installation Process: Professional installation required by a licensed Electrician | Wire base: Neutral wire installation required
So these were some home devices to make your home Smart, all these devices are displayed on CES 2020. Some were prototype and some were ready, so let’s hope all products may launch as soon as possible. For more tech-related stuff do visit Cell Opera.