Saturday, January 13, 2018

Emmanuel Akor

The best accessories for the iPhone, MacBook and HomeKit, presented at CES 2018

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The exhibition CES is devoted not only to large TVs, washing machines and refrigerators. Each year they are given the most attention, but this year was presented and many other interesting devices. Moreover, most of them were made up of accessories for MacBook, iPhone and HomeKit.
The best accessories for the iPhone, MacBook and HomeKit, presented at CES 2018

These are not just accessories, they correspond to the trends and technologies of 2018. Shortly, the popularity of smart home systems should grow, and so many unusual HomeKit accessories were presented this year.

Best accessories CES 2018 for iPhone

Wireless charging Belkin


The best accessories for the iPhone, MacBook and HomeKit, presented at CES 2018


The exhibition CES is devoted not only to large TVs, washing machines and refrigerators. Each year they are given the most attention, but this year was presented and many other interesting devices. Moreover, most of them were made up of accessories for MacBook, iPhone and HomeKit.
These are not just accessories, they correspond to the trends and technologies of 2018. In the near future, the popularity of smart home systems should grow, and so many unusual HomeKit accessories were presented this year.

Best accessories CES 2018 for iPhone

Wireless charging Belkin
Belkin company presented several wireless charges at once. Charges standard Qi are compatible with the iPhone X and the iPhone 8. In addition, their power is 10W, which means they support fast wireless charging.
Belkin Boost Up Chargers are available in different shapes, sizes and characteristics. Among them:
  • Boost Up Bold Wireless Charging Pad
  • Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand
  • Boost Up Wireless Car Charging Mount
  • Boost Up Dual Wireless Charging Pad
  • Boost Up Wireless Charging System
In addition, Belkin charging is now available in different colors, so now you will have a choice. They will be on sale in the spring or summer of 2018.
➤  Belkin
Osmo Mobile 2
The company DJI this year presented Osmo Mobile 2. This is a hand-held tripod / stabilizer for smartphones, and now its battery runs twice as long, it's easier to manage, and it costs almost twice as cheap as the original.
Unlike the original, Osmo Mobile 2 can shoot in an upright position.
The tripod will be on sale exclusively on the Apple website  com  on January 23rd.
Satechi Dual Charging Station
If you have an Apple Watch and an iPhone, then charging them at the same time can be inconvenient. Fortunately, Satechi has released a dual station for charging iPhone and iPad. It is made of silver/grey aluminium and consists of two separate stands.
One of the slots can charge Apple Watch, and to another, you can connect the Lighting cable and charge the smartphone.
Power Satechi Smart Dual Charging is 15W in total. The station will be available for sale in the spring.

Best accessories CES 2018 for MacBook

With the MacBook line, Apple completely switched to USB-C, so the USB-C docks became a necessity. This year at the exhibition CES they were presented a lot.
Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock
Elgato Mini Dock can be connected to the MacBook Pro 2016 or 2017 using the Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C port. It has an HDMI port, DisplayPort, USB 3 and Gigabit Ethernet ports.
Mini dock does not require an additional power source, so it's easy and convenient to take with you. In addition, at the bottom there is a slot for the Thunderbolt 3 cord, which is also very convenient. It will be released in the spring of 2018.
➤  Elgato
InCase IconConnected PowerSleeve
InCase IconConnected PowerSleeve has a built-in 14,000mAh battery and a USB-C port. It can fully charge your MacBook Pro more than once, and the iPhone and iPad - several times. Also in the case there is a USB-A port and a slot for storing the USB-C cord.
The only drawback of the case is that it can not charge the MacBook Pro while it is inside. The case will be available for 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro.
➤  InCase

Best accessories CES 2018 for HomeKit

Some of the presented HomeKit accessories were simply interesting, and some brought the technology to a whole new level.
Belkin Wemo Bridge
Belkin finally released the Wemo adapter for smart outlets and other electrical accessories compatible with HomeKit. The Wemo adapter can be connected to the old Wemo devices, and with it you can manage the accessories with Siri voice commands.
➤  Belkin
Kohler Sensate Faucet
If you need a smart home mixer for some reason, then the Kohler mixer is just for you. The company presented a mixer with support for HomeKit, Alexa and Google Assistant. You can control the mixer and monitor the amount of water spent. You can even ask Siri to dial two cups of water.
Luxury? Definitely. Practicality? Not really. The date of the mixer is still unknown.
➤  Kohler
Philips Hue Entertainment
Philips Hue lamps are already compatible with HomeKit, but the company added a new feature. It will allow Hue bulbs to sync and react to games, movies, music and more. Philips has worked on technology in cooperation with several companies. In addition, the company will release an update of the Hue application for iOS and a new program for the Mac, in which it will be possible to create and configure light commands for movies, games and music.
The company also presented special Philips Hue lamps for the yard.
➤  Philips
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