CES 2024 is right around the corner, and while the Consumer Electronics Show is usually seen as more general electronics showcase as opposed to the more niche CEDIA Expo, the show still usually puts out some incredible product news from channel titans like LG and Samsung as well as plenty of newcomers.
Already, we’ve seen plenty of interesting news rolling in for CES 2024, and once the event kicks off, there’s sure to be even more as media pundits start exploring the expansive show floor and start uncovering all the surprises exhibitors have in store.
To keep CE pros up to date on all the news and conversation surrounding CES 2024 that is relevant to them, CE Pro has put together our own definitive hub for the topic, so feel free to keep checking back—or even bookmark this page—to keep up to date with all the developments from CES 2024.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced it has officially begun certifying Wi-Fi 7 devices as of the start of CES 2024 last week. You may have noticed, even before this announcement, that there is a selection of devices already available that tout Wi-Fi 7 capabilities. You may have even already installed a Wi-Fi 7 router or access point for a client, which, if that’s the case, don’t fret.
According to an article from The Verge, plenty of new devices like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and any laptop running the BE200 card (which accounted for many of the laptops announced at CES 2024) will be able to take full advantage of Wi-Fi 7 networks moving forward.
Wearables have been a long running attendee at CES, and while they’ve rarely intersected with the CI crowd, that reality may be changing, as at CES 2024, Ultrahuman, a company primarily focused on wearables, introduced its own home monitor designed exclusively with advancing human health and wellness in the home.
Being called, Ultrahuman Home, the new device tackles a segment previously only touched upon by the likes of Delos and RePure, and while this mostly acts as a home monitor as opposed to a comprehensive control system, it helps keep track of nearly everything that goes into cultivating a healthy home environment.
At the CES 2024 show in Las Vegas, the home audio brand Victrola added to its selection of turntables with the introduction of its Stream Sapphire turntable.
The brand, which has been around for well over 100 years states the announcement of the new turntable extends its product line of streaming turntable solutions. According to the company, the Stream Sapphire builds upon the DNA of Victrola’s flagship Stream Carbon and also expands on the connectivity of the Stream Carbon with the ability to stream vinyl to Sonos, UPnP, and Roon integrated systems.
With LG announcing its own AI-powered mobile smart home hub before CES, it was only a matter of time before the company’s closest competitor Samsung did the same, announcing a new version of Ballie, enhanced by AI technology, alongside a plethora of other news.
First introduced at CES 2020, Ballie is getting major upgrades that turns the robot into an AI companion that can control smart devices and even project images and videos on walls to give users key information like weather or other content, the company says.
Abode Systems, a provider of DIY smart security products, has announced a powerful new smart security camera. The newly announced Adobe Edge Camera was developed in tandem with Xailient, a provider computer-based AI technologies, and Morse Micro, a Wi-Fi HaLow silicon vendor, creating a truly impressive offering with an insane 1.5 mile range. According to the company, the Abode Edge Camera is also the first wireless home security camera with AI edge technologies.
EcoFlow has launched a scalable, portable energy management solution during CES 2024 this week. Comprising an impressively large, smart whole-house battery generator and backup system, EcoFlow’s DELTA Pro Ultra has already been recognized with a 2024 CES Innovation Awards Honor for its design and technology.
The DELTA Pro Ultra is designed to be a residential power back-up system that, according to EcoFlow, can handle both extended outages and daily use. The battery can hold a total capacity of anywhere from 6kWh to 90kWh with 7.2kW output, allowing it to power household essentials such as lights and refrigerators for up to a month at max capacity.
Smart home device manufacturer Aqara is planning to release its Hub M3, a multi-protocol Matter controller with edge capabilities that features support for Thread, Zigbee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and infrared.
The Chinese manufacturer, which offers a partner program for installers, integrators and resellers, says the M3 retains essential figures from the Aqara Hub M2 such as ZigBee hub functionality and an IR blaster, but improves upon it with Thread and Bluetooth protocols, making the device a versatile Matter controller and Thread Border Router.
Panasonic and Amazon are teaming up to include Amazon’s Fire TV platform as the operating system in new TVs from the manufacturer, including new 55-inch, 65-inch and 77-inch OLED TVs for 2024.
According to Amazon, Fire TV built into Panasonic’s new OLED TVs is designed to enhance how users discover and consume content, with streaming apps and live TV channel integrated into the experience. Like other smart TV platforms, the home screen offers tailored recommendations designed to help users find content without scrolling too far.
Over the years, CE pros have seen a gradual introduction of what we can call ‘smart water’ solutions to the channel and this year at CES 2024, one smart water offering is getting a boost through the inclusion of everyone’s favorite efficiency too. Originally introduced in 2019 by Moen, the Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff is getting a major upgrade through the inclusion of AI, according to the kitchen and bath company.
According to the West Hartford, Conn.-based company, which announced the new smart lighting options at CES 2024 in Las Vegas, says the new devices can be controlled with several approved Matter controllers, including the latest from Amazon, Google, Apple and Samsung.
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