CES 2019 lets us know, The Future Is Here

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     There were many great items that unveiled at CES this year. The CES or as many know it as the Consumer Electronics Show opened in Vegas last week with a bounty of futuristic goodies for everyone.

Amazon Alexa will have a good amount of integrations this year like working with many home security systems. Many camera angles and set ups, thermostat connections, door bell, lights etc etc. Since Amazon purchased Ring, it's no surprise that the company added Alexa voice controls to all its newly launched sensors for its Z-wave security system. There's the Smoke & CO Listener ($35), Flood & Freeze Sensor ($35), Dome Siren ($30), and First Alert Z-Wave Smoke/CO Alarm ($40).  It really looked like Amazon was kicking Ebays tucass at the show with all the new technology they are bring out. The Key by Amazon is looking very cool with its Auto Integration. Right now Amazon can deliver your package into yes into your garage and with a camera installed you can watch it happening. Soon everywhere they can deliver to your trunk while you are at work and they will send you a pic of it being done.

Lock firm Schlage announced a new smart lock at CES, the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt, that is tightly integrated into the Amazon ecosystem. You can use voice controls with Alexa, enable Amazon Key deliveries with a paired Amazon Cloud Cam, and integrate it with a Ring Video Doorbell or Ring Camera to lock or unlock the door through the Ring app's live video feed. The lock by itself costs $250 and begins shipping in March.

How about some smart window shades from Ikea that range $136 per window Eu. Hey Alexa put the shades up half way. These should be in the states by the late spring 2019.

If you don’t know already or are not on the list, Alexa is going to be available for your car now. Alexa play Pandora, Alexa put on the kitchen lights, Alexa turn up A/C Open the garage door put on the coffee maker and get my slippers. Wow its all coming together in 2019.

Something you can already see at new home builders is smart showers. Moen is leading the way here with the smart shower, set the temp, the pressure, the head (yes from the top to the sides), The radio station and more.

LG is moving full steam ahead (Pun Intended) with its SmartThinQ / ThinQ AI brands and announcing more smart stuff at CES 2019. LG showed off two other smart home products: a new Styler steam closet and a Smart Mirror. One thing that really impressed me was from LG, its their 8K bendable TV. Its about the thickness of cardboard and can be rolled up. You can also make an entire wall of screen. They had a huge tunnel made of it.


Here comes the Y-Brush, this clever device lets you trim your teeth-brushing time to 10 seconds. You add toothpaste, position the Y-Brush in your mouth and turn the motor on. As the brushes vibrate, you make a chewing motion for 5 seconds after which you remove it, flip the Y-Brush and repeat. And unlike the usual quirky devices we see at CES, this one's actually slated to ship soon -- in April -- and you can preorder it for $125


Now you can pre-order the Harley-Davidson Livewire. To get the first product electric motorcycle from American staple Harley-Davidson you'll have to shell out a lot of greenbacks, almost 30,000 of them. The Livewire has been in development for years but at CES it finally got a price and is now available to preorder.  


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