Consumer Electronics Show 2015: Our highlights – The Viking Blog

Each year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) plays hosts to thousands of exhibitors who are ready to share their ground-breaking gadgets with the world.

The 2015 show was an undisputed success, spawning some incredible tech. Here’s our rundown of the gadgets that impressed us most…

New Mophie Juice Packs

From video calling to mobile shopping and social networking, we’re demanding more and more from our smartphones. Such activities can seriously drain our phone’s batteries, with many devices requiring a recharge midway through the day.

That’s where Mophie Juice Packs come in. Available for both Apple and Samsung devices, the specially designed, sleek cases feature an external battery pack to provide extra charge when you need it.

At CES 2015, Mophie unveiled the long-awaited cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which can provide 100 and 120 per cent extra charge respectively. Offering extra protection too, we need one of these cases in our lives soon!

Honeywell’s Lyric smart thermostat

Keeping energy costs to a minimum is a priority for many. While setting heating systems to a timer can reduce energy usage while you’re out of the house, a change in your schedule can render this useless.

Thankfully, the Honeywell Lyric smart thermostat aims to put an end to this. Controlled via your mobile device, the thermostat recognises your location and adjusts the temperature accordingly. That way it’s warm while you’re home and cooler when you’re away, helping to cut the costs of your energy bills.

You can create set temperature programs for specific events, such as home exercise sessions or periods when you’ll be out of the house. These can be recreated at the touch of a button – simple!

3Doodler 2.0

In early 2013, 3Doodler was introduced. As a pioneering 3D printing pen, it enabled users to bring their drawings and doodles to life. The good news? The device has just got even better.

WobbleWorks unveiled the brand new 3Doodler 2.0 at CES 2015. Weighing in at just 50 grams and 75 per cent smaller than the original, the new pen offers improved controlled for users. A stronger shell, redesigned nozzle and accessories also enhance the device.

The Kickstarter page for the 3Doodler 2.0 has currently raised over $1.29 million, smashing the initial $30,000 target.

Sengled Boost

The next gadget on our list is no ordinary light bulb. The Sengled Boost is a smart LED light bulb with a built-in Wi-Fi repeater. The bulbs can help boost Wi-Fi connectivity in areas of low coverage, while still illuminating the room.

Sengled unveiled two other bulbs at the event, the Sengled Pulse and Pulse Solo. These two bulbs were similarly impressive, featuring a multi-channel wireless speaker. With them, users can stream music without the need for bulky stereos or PCs.

The dates have already been announced for the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. It will run from January 6th-9th in Las Vegas. We’re already looking forward to it!

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