Everyone has their favorite bag for carrying around tech gear. Although throughout the years, I’ve seen plenty of equipment get damaged from accidentally dropping a bag. At CES 2016, Griffin announced Survivor, a new lineup of stylish, weather and crush-proof bags, while remaining TSA compliant with a zip-open lie-flat design.
A full-featured connected home would be awesome, but there are so many products and standards, each requiring its own hub and supported devices, that it is confusing and difficult to setup. TP-LINK wants to give consumers the confidence that whatever they buy will work in their home, which is why they created SR20. It is an IoT hub with a built-in AC1900 router that will work with Zigbee, Z-Wave or Wi-Fi devices.
For many years Apple has used MagSafe and MagSafe 2 power adapters for their laptops. MagSafe magnetically connects to the laptop’s case, so if someone would trip over the cord, the connector would safely breakaway without damaging the laptop or port. Although with Apple’s latest MacBook, MagSafe has been eliminated for a standard USB-C port. Griffin decided to bring back a magnetically connected cable by introducing BreakSafe USB-C Cable.
Portable storage has taken many faces throughout history from 5.25″ floppies to portable hard drives. Although if these storage mediums are dropped or exposed to extreme temperatures, critical data that’s stored on them can easily be lost. Samsung’s T3 is their latest portable SSD which is faster than a portable hard drive and is better at protecting data.
Popularity of wearables increased over the last few years. Despite their popularity, it is another device that we need to keep charged in our busy digital lives. Griffin aims to make lives a bit less stressful with Travel Power Bank. It is a portable charger for Apple Watch that is very light and stylish.
Routers have had MIMO for a while, but MU-MIMO is still relatively new and routers are just now starting to take advantage of it. Linksys announced two new routers, the first is EA9500 which has a max throughput of 5.3Gbps. The second new router is EA7500 that has a max throughput of 1900Mbps.
Luma is a dual-band wireless router that sits on your home network monitoring wireless and wired traffic to provide statistics, and deep-insight into what users are actually doing. Although, Luma is much more than just another wireless router with monitoring capabilities.
Synology is breaking into networking at CES Unveiled 2016. Their first router, RT1900AC, features dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with speeds up to 1900Mbps, and a very user friendly interface that works equally well on desktops or mobile devices.
Smartphone car mounts are great unless your phone is dying, then you end up trying to either stretch a wire across your dashboard, or forget the mount and just charge your phone. LUXA2 realized this is a common problem and invented Cigar Clip – a mount and charger in a simple form factor. Featuring the same awesome mount as LUXA2’s Smart Clip, plus a built-in 2A charger, Cigar Clip is positioned to be a useful device.
Whether someone is at home, work, school, hotel, or sporting events, chances are they would love to be connected to Wi-Fi. Cellular networks are much better than they were years ago, but there’s still nothing like a quality Wi-Fi connection. Like every radio, Wi-Fi access points only have so much output power, and even at ideal power levels for an access point, it may not extend to the far reaches of an area. A common way to reach hard to reach areas is with an extender. D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender will help extend a 2.4GHz b/g/n Wi-Fi network and also has a little bonus, audio streaming!
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