Harman and Philips have just released an interesting take on noise-cancelling earphones and headphones - respectively - for the latest iPhones and iPads. The new head gear from the two manufacturers are now powered by the Lightning connector, eliminating the need for a separate battery to power them.
Apple hasn't even got the Apple Watch out of the door yet, but the Chinese knockoffs are already on the scene, and they aren't afraid to shout about it.
CES, which is held annually in Las Vegas, represents a chance for the world's most recognizable and innovative brands to descend on the Vegas Strip to showcase their latest and greatest wares to the world. LifeProof, the maker of waterproof cases for smartphone devices, has just used the trade show as a platform to introduce its latest waterproof offering, the fre Power, which not only offers the expected water resistance but also a large battery boost to the connected iPhone 6.
Apple’s CarPlay has suffered more false starts than an old Ford, but it may finally be starting to get a foothold in the automotive world. While you can go out and buy a new Ferrari with CarPlay built in, that doesn’t help those of us with cars already parked in our garages. What we need is aftermarket solutions.
It's fair to say that the accessories industry for premium smartphones, such as the iPhone, is going from strength to strength year after year. As devices become more and more sophisticated, and therefore start to hold more residual value, consumers are looking for new and tested methods of accentuating the functionality of the device and keeping it in top notch condition. As part of CES 2015, Antenna79 has introduced a brand new range of cases that it claims will not only add visual appeal to Apple's iPhone 6 and jumbo-sized iPhone 6 Plus, but will also provide a healthy boost to received signal strength and potentially improve battery life by up to two times.
Smart home systems have grown considerably in popularity over the past couple of years, and you only have to look at Google's acquisition of Nest to see that this emerging market is to be taken very seriously indeed. Apple is also flexing its muscles in this regard by embedding the HomeKit system into its iOS platform, and with CES upon us, one company has come up with a new system that integrates with Siri and HomeKit to offer seamless, voice-activated unlocking solutions.
CES has already delivered an abundance of weird and wonderful products, and whilst the inaugural tech event of 2015 will not see the launch of any Apple products directly, third-party accessory and peripheral makers look to be very much on their games. Although no specific date has been revealed for launch nor retail, Apple Watch is undoubtedly one of the most eagerly anticipated tech releases of the year, and one company has used this week's big trade show as the platform for its neat-looking Apple Watch stand.
This latest flash based storage stick gives all your Lightning port based iOS devices additional space of up to a whopping 256GB. Head on after the jump for further information on this neat little offering.
When Apple showed HomeKit off during last year’s WWDC we all immediately started formulating plans for having everything in our homes be controlled via our iPhones and iPads. We’re now in January of the following year and there are finally two HomeKit compatibly smart plugs being showcased at this week’s CES, though neither are going to be available to buy for a little while yet.
A new smartwatch from Alcatel is making waves at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas, and many are drawing comparisons to the premium Moto 360 from Motorola. What makes this smartwatch this interesting? Head on after the jump for further details on this gadget.