Smart Thermostat pioneer tado° presents its next generation software, enabling tado° to become a smart climate assistant

The Smart Home market, and in particular the smart thermostat market, is experiencing immense growth. tado°, as the European market leader in intelligent home climate control, has been playing a decisive role in this development since 2012.

With the next generation software, tado° becomes more than a smart thermostat, but also a smart assistant for climate control at home.

The brand new features like the advanced geofencing or the open window detection make tado° smarter than ever before, increasing comfort whilst saving even more energy. How much users have saved and why is visualized in the new tado° energy savings report.

In addition, tado° is one of the first smart thermostat companies that seamlessly integrates into the three leading home assistant platforms Google Home, Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa. tado° customers can intuitively use hands-free voice control to regulate the temperature at home for more comfort, convenience and savings.

IQbuds: Hear What You Want to Hear From the World Around You

Nuheara Ltd is proud to bring IQbuds to IFA. IQbuds are a super intelligent, completely wireless bluetooth earbud. These little earbuds pack a punch and are changing lives with Nuheara’s proprietary SINC (Super Intelligent Noise Cancellation) technology. Using tiny microphones located on the buds themselves, IQbuds work to pick up all the sound around you. SINC then allows you to customise; in real time, which sounds are amplified, and which sounds are depressed, giving you control over your auditory environment.

IQbuds excel at separating speech from noise, allowing users to amplify the sound of voices while turning down the noise in the background. No longer will you have to suffer through another social event where you can’t participate in the conversation!

With IQbuds you can enjoy your music while maintaining situational awareness, hold a conversation in noisy places, and go from place to place without ever needing to remove your headphones.

Light, power and sound via Alexa Voice: everything in a mysterious box!

Steuern Sie die Lichtfarbe ganz nach Wunsch – per App und Sprachbefehl

A bright and also surprisingly sounding treasure chest on the topic of Alexa Voice can be marvelled at on the table of the mail order company PEARL. Among others, two Luminea Home Control WLAN lamps can be seen, which can be comfortably operated via app and voice control. The ZX2832 model (RGB+W) is equipped with a white LED for lighting only and RGB for mixed mood light or warm white light. The ZX2831 model for lighting only is equipped with a white 10 W LED. Both lamps beat well-known and considerably more expensive branded products by several hundred lumens and should radiate more brightly to all sides than the products of their competitors.

LED strips (5 metres, RGB) incl. 12 V charger and Wi-Fi controller integrated in the box are also convincing with their superior technology. Here, the RGBW LEDs are directly installed on an LED (SMD 5050). It seems that in terms of price, Pearl is pushing the boundaries, since the strips from Buggingen are offered at least 20% cheaper than similar branded products.

Also in the box: The cool Luminea Home Control WLAN port, which can be used to switch all connected compatible consumers on and off – via app and voice control – from anywhere in the world.

The auvisio WLAN multi-room speaker ensures the right sound in the smart home. It provides a full 30 watts and has a powerful rechargeable onboard battery. With the help of the Alexa Voice Service (subject to having a prime account), it reminds you of appointments, plays your favourite music, wakes you up at specified times, informs you about the weather, answers your questions, and much more. The playback is done optionally via WLAN, AirPlay, Bluetooth 4.0 or AUX.

Ockel Computers, Microsoft and Intel put Windows 10 in your pocket

Exactly one year after showing a first concept of the Ockel Sirius A, the world’s most versatile Windows 10 mini PC, Ockel Computers will display a full working prototype of its latest innovation. The Ockel Sirius A is the third mini PC of the Dutch hardware start-up, that raised 1.2 million dollars on Indiegogo for the development of smartphone-sized Windows 10 computers.

The Ockel Sirius A is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but is just as powerful as a desktop PC. This unique ultra small machine is equipped with a full Windows 10 Home or Pro license, powerful hardware components, a 6-inch touchscreen and battery. The one of a kind design enables an incredible amount of connection ports: two USB 3.0 ports, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB Type-C, Micro SD and LAN.

Ockel signed partnerships with Microsoft and Intel to bring the project to life and expects to ship the revolutionary mini PC to Indiegogo backers this autumn.

Home is where the fresh air is: Smart roof window automation for perfect indoor climate.

Did you know that CO2 and moisture levels often peak in bedrooms at night as you breathe for several hours in a closed room? This can disturb sleep, cause unhealthy condensation and leave you feeling tired in the morning. What about damp bathrooms that suffer from condensation when you shower or bathe? Opening a window at just the right time can make all the difference. And overheating from too much sun in summertime? You have to remember to close those blinds and shutters in the middle of the day to keep out the heat.

If you have, or are considering getting VELUX roof windows in your house, there will soon be an innovative smart home solution that can solve all these problems. It’s called VELUX ACTIVE with Netatmo.

VELUX ACTIVE comprises a Wi-Fi gateway, sensor switch, departure switch and control app. Sensors monitor air quality (CO2), humidity, temperature and daylight levels. Data from the sensors is used alongside external weather forecasting data, user preferences and custom-designed algorithms to automate window opening and sunscreening to ensure a healthy, comfortable indoor climate at all times.

Roof windows are the best way to air out a house quickly and naturally, because warm, stale air rises and is quickly expelled through the roof.

In short, VELUX ACTIVE not only gives you full control of your windows and shades via a convenient app, it can also take care of ventilation and sunscreening for you, so that your home will always be a healthy, comfortable place to be.

VELUX ACTIVE with Netatmo already won two prestigious CES awards in Las Vegas in January 2017, and the product is due to launch globally in Q1 2018.

http://www.velux.com/article/2017/the-future-of-smart-homes

Tile Unleashes Most Powerful Line of Bluetooth Trackers: Tile Pro Series

Ever worry about not being able to find your handbag, sports bag or even your keys? Well, worry no more. The new Tile Pro Series featuring our most powerful Bluetooth trackers to date, Tile Style and Tile Sport enable you to find your things wherever life takes you.

Waterproof and durable, Tile Sport and Tile Style feature twice the Bluetooth range (now up to 200 feet) and twice the loudness of our previous products alongside a whole host of new features.

In addition to being able to ring things when they’re close by through the app, anyone who owns a Tile can also help you find things. In fact, the Tile community spans more than 230 countries and territories and locates over two million unique items every day. Working together, it has recovered lost and stolen cars, bikes, bags, jewellery, pets, passports, cameras and, of course, countless keys and wallets.

Tile now even works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant so you can ask those all-important ‘Where are my keys?’ questions at home, without looking at your phone.

The new Pictar for android will be announced at IFA Berlin!

miggo, a young brand that has infused the imaging industry with fun and exciting products designed for today’s advanced digital cameras, today announced that Pictar, its highly‑anticipated camera-grip for the iPhone will be also available for selected android based models coming from Samsung and Huawei.

 “When we launched the crowdfunding campaign for Pictar in 2016, we were blown away by the reaction and feedback we received from media and consumers alike,” said Guy Sprukt, co-founder of miggo.  “We set out to develop a solution addressing an unmet need and wanted to put forth an accessory that would make the iPhone feel and shoot like a real camera – we could not be prouder of the result. We’re confident that Pictar will be well received among consumers and are eagerly awaiting what they’re able to do and create once they snap in and start taking images.”

Pictar is a powerful iPhone camera-grip that connects easily to most iPhone and iPhone plus models and gives users unprecedented control over the iPhone’s camera through a user-friendly app. Pictar is controlled by no fewer than five external buttons, and includes a patented, revolutionary interface which uses sound frequencies to activate the camera, which saves battery power compared to the standard Bluetooth connection. Pictar was born to address mobile photographers of all levels – from social recorders to professionals – who wish to get more from their iPhone camera and miss that good-old feeling of firmly holding and easily controlling a traditional camera. Including padded pouch, wrist and neck strap.

A few of the key external features include:

  • Multi-state shutter button – to lock focus and exposure and trigger the shutter
  • Zoom ring – allows users to zoom in and out with one hand
  • Selfie button – effortlessly switches between front and rear camera
  • Exposure compensation wheel – to achieve perfect exposures for each shot
  • Smart wheel – offers quick access to preset modes, including manual, shutter priority, sport, landscape and macro
  • Tripod mount – for added stability
  • Cold shoe – allows for mounted LED lights

Fits:

  • iPhone 4s to 7 Plus (and ready for iPhone 8)
  • Samsung “S” and “S” Plus line
  • Huawei “P” and “P” Plus line.

FRITZ! stands for intelligent WiFi – Engineered in Berlin

FRITZ! – That sure sounds German.

Ja, richtig!

With its FRITZ! product line, AVM is a leading manufacturer of broadband and Smart Home devices for DSL, cable, LTE (4G) and fiber optics in Germany and Europe. Intelligent Mesh WiFi, Multi-user MIMO, crossband repeating and MIMO powerline provide loss-free streams on all devices, no matter where they’re located in your home. What makes FRITZ! unique, is FRITZ!OS. It reveals intriguing potentials in your home network and its auto update function provides new features and latest security standards.

Independent test reports frequently confirm the outstanding quality of FRITZ! products. To date we have received close to 1000 awards. We are looking forward to your review!

Royole showcases its new 3D Virtual Mobile Theatre

Royole Corporation, a leading innovator and manufacturer of next-generation human-machine interface technologies and products such as advanced flexible displays, flexible sensors, and smart devices, will be at this year’s ShowStoppers event showcasing its new 3D Virtual Mobile Theatre, the Royole Moon, as they expand throughout Europe.

The Royole Moon’s immersive technology creates a cinematic experience that transports users straight into the action of a blockbuster movie, videogame or music, but in a personal, mobile environment.  While viewing through Moon, users get the experience of a giant, scalable curved screen with realistic 3D-effects all generated through unrivaled, proprietary optical system technologies.

With active noise-cancelling headphones, Moon allows for a truly immersive entertainment experience so that users can easily find themselves lost in the drama of their movie or game. Royole Moon features two AMOLED-displays, providing a sensory busting 3000ppi and 1080p resolution for each eye, so users come as close as possible to the experience of sitting in their own private movie theatre.