The Smart Lock was August’s first offering. Now they’re back with a trio of new smart security products: the updated Smart Lock that now links with Apple’s Siri, plus the Smart Keypad that can generate one-time user codes, and Doorbell Cam that gives you a 140º HD view of who’s at your door. They also launched August Access, a new app that makes controlling & monitoring the whole suite of products quick & easy.
If your connected, smart gadget-controlled home feels more confusing than intuitive, Savant’s new smart hub & universal remote could really simplify things. It gives you one-tap access to network and cable-TV stations, Sonos, Roku, Apple TV, game console, and even lighting. The remote features a color touchscreen and voice control. This is the first foray into a more cost-friendly product for the typically high-end Savant.
The Max360 radar detector uses app-enabled voice alerts & 360º protection to keep you from getting that speeding ticket. It features front & rear antennas to scan for signals & comes pre-loaded with Escort’s exclusive DEFENDER nationwide database of active red light and speed camera locations.
Every new device in the mix means yet another charger and cable to deal with. The Nomad Pod Pro eliminates one by charging your Apple Watch & iPhone at the same time. The 6000 mAh battery will deliver 2 full charges for both devices; the retractable Lightning connector cable will also charge your iPad.
Angee is an autonomous home security & communication system that gives you a full 360° view of your home with voice recognition, at-the-door identification, motion-detecting rotation, advanced learning, cordless portability, and a number of additional features, all with no subscription fees.
Chromecast 2 is the update to Google’s popular Chromecast streaming device. The app-driven device got an all-new look, a built-in HDMI Cable, and a new adaptive antenna system that delivers a better connection with automatic adjustments. They also rolled out Chromecast Audio, a device that lets you turns any speaker into a connected speaker for streaming.
Massachusetts-based Formlabs has just released their 2nd-generation desktop 3D printer. Their wi-fi enabled Form 2 is 50% more powerful and able to build objects 40% bigger than the first model. Unlike most desktop 3D printers, Formlabs’ employs a process called stereolithography in which a laser shoots into a bath of liquid photopolymer and cures it into a solid object bit by bit.
Logitech just added this ultra-mega remote to their popular Harmony line, allowing you to control just about everything in your home with a single, intuitive device. It will control 15 home products like thermostats, smart toasters, & window shades as well as being compatible with 270K different AV devices from all major brands.
CUJO is a guard dog for all your connected devices, offering security & protection from data breaches. But it looks more like a little puppy than a snarling man-eater. It tracks all data that comes & goes through your devices and alerts you to malware or odd activities. It even has a pair of eyes that open wide when it senses a digital intrusion.
SteelSeries wasted no time releasing the first dedicated game controller for the all-new Apple TV. And this full-sized wireless controller looks legit: a D-Pad, two thumbsticks, four shoulder buttons, and a menu button plus 40-hour battery life.