CES 2020: August, Satechi, Yale, Netgear, Eve Announce New HomeKit And Other Devices And Accessories
We’re now ambling toward the middle of CES 2020 week and that means the new product announcements just keep on coming. We’ve a whole raft of them that we want to share so we’re going to do it here, quickfire style.
With products from the likes of August, Satechi, Yale, Netgear, and Eve, there’s a lot to get through. So let’s not delay any longer!
Netgear M5 5G WiFi 6 Mobile Router
Netgear used CES to announce a new mobile router that supports all versions of 5G as well as WiFi 6. It uses Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem, which offers speeds of up to 5Gbps and it will also work in 4G areas for those who are yet to get the new hotness. It’ll launch in the second half of 2020 and we don’t know how much it will cost once it does.
Satechi 108W Pro USB-C PD Desktop Charger
Charging multiple power-hungry devices is becoming more and more common and Satechi’s new 108W USB desktop charger is perfect for that kind of thing. It’s available for pre-order at $79.99 and there are plenty of reasons to do exactly that. Those reasons start with a USB-C port capable of 90W of power and they continue to the second port that’s good for 18W. The two USB-A ports just sweeten the deal.
Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad
Satechi also announced the Trio Wireless Charging Pad, a device that is designed to charge an Apple Watch, an iPhone, and AirPods all at the same time. It’s available for $119.99, although you can save $20 right now by entering the code STCES2020 during checkout. What you’ll get is a gorgeous charger that should fill the gap left by Apple’s long-canceled AirPower mat.
Eve Systems also announced the Eve Cam, an indoor camera that takes advantage of Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video. There’s a 150-degree 1080p lens included and there’s a night vision mode that should make sure you can see what’s happening even when it’s dark. And then there’s the magic that HomeKit Secure Video offers, too.
With HomeKit Secure Video, activity detected by a compatible camera like Eve Cam is privately analyzed by your home hub (Apple TV or HomePod) using on-device intelligence to determine if people or pets are present.
When important activity is detected, you and anyone you share your HomeKit Home with will receive a rich notification that lets you view the clip right from the iPhone Lock Screen.
Recorded video is available to view for ten days from the Home app. It’s securely stored for free in supported iCloud accounts and doesn’t count against your storage limit.
Eve Cam will be available in April and will sell for $149.95.
August WiFi Smart Lock
Finally, we have August. The company is out with an updated version of its existing smart lock that’s smaller and doesn’t need a hub in order to function. And it supports HomeKit, too.
Just like other smart locks, you can lock and unlock your door using your phone remotely and see a rundown of access history from within an app. You’ll also get push notifications if you want to know whenever the door opens, and HomeKit support puts everything in the Home app as well. We don’t know when this lock will go on sale, or how much it will cost, but you can sign up to be notified of both things when they’re available.