At the CES 2013, Whirlpool, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of home appliances, is showcasing some cool, high tech concepts for the kitchen of the future. The highlights from the Whirlpool 2020 showcase at their CES booth include Art Gallery Hoods, White Ice Kitchen Collection, an innovative Fireplace, CoolVox refrigerator, FreshConnect and 6th Sense Live technology. The most enticing of all these concepts is the Whirlpool Fireplace, which is designed around the concept of social gathering.
Would you like to use a fork that keeps a tab on your eating habits? Check out the HAPIfork electronic fork from the house of Hong Kong-based HAPILABS that monitors your every bite and sends feedback. Being showcased at the CES 2013, the HAPIfork has a sensor in its handle and alerts you with its indicator lights when you are eating too fast. It vibrates like a cellphone and the light switches from green to red to tell you that you need to slow down. The battery-operated HAPIfork offers an easy solution to digestive problems and poor weight control.
For those who are always concerned about their home security, Silicon Valley based iSmart Alarm has unveiled a new alarm system at the CES 2013, which works with iPhone to take care of your home security. Offering a modern spin on traditional security systems, the iSmart Alarm system lets iPhone users arm, monitor and disarm their security systems anytime and anywhere in real time, thanks to the iCamera video and picture alert and notifications. Easy to set up, the wireless and portable alarm system lets you monitor your house in real time and help you make the right decisions.
Samsung is busy rolling out its new product lineup at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013. The America’s fastest growing home appliance brand unveiled the new WA50F, a high-efficiency top-load washer that combines an industry-leading 5.0 cu. ft. capacity with better wash performance and quality design. The washing machine lets users wash up to 36 towels in a single load. The new Samsung WA50F boasts AquaJet cleaning technology that uses water jets in a waterfall motion to penetrate dirty clothes, and gently wash and rinse big loads of your laundry.
At the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in Las Vegas, innovative technology solutions firm Rambus has introduced its new line of highly efficient, long lasting and innovative LED light bulbs. The revolutionary Rambus LED light bulb offers the light output of a traditional bulb, coupled with the energy efficiency, durability and reliability of advanced LED and optical technology. The highlight is an A19, 60-watt equivalent, which consumes to one-quarter the power of the traditional incandescent bulbs and lasts up to 25 times longer.
Belkin, the company that specializes in connectivity devices, has announced the expansion of its famous WeMo line with a new internet connected light switch. Offering Wi-Fi-connected remote home automation to the homeowners, the WeMo Light Switch is internet connected and lets users control wired household lighting from anywhere. The WeMo Light Switch connects to your existing electrical wiring and lets you turn on and off the lights remotely through a smartphone, tablet or PC. The light switch can be controlled via the free WeMo app.
iRobot, one of the leading firms in the global robot industry and most famous for its Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner, has now introduced the new Mirra 530 pool-cleaning robot that promises to offer an easy, economical solution to pool cleaning. Developed for use in in-ground pools, the Mirra 530 cleans the surface and the water without using the pool’s filtration system, hoses or booster pumps, thereby cutting down on electricity bills. The cleaning bot uses iAdapt Nautiq Responsive Cleaning Technology to ensure proper cleaning of the pool.
iHome, the manufacturer of award-winning clock radios and speaker systems for iDevices, has announced its CES 2013 lineup, which includes the company’s first Lightning-compatible docks for iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad with Retina Display and iPod touch. Other products on display will be Bluetooth speakers, headphones, Boomboxes and a new Cord Cruncher Cable. Priced at $149.99, the iHome iDL100 alarm clock dock features two Lightning docks and a universal USB dock to charge and play audio from iDevices. An auto sync feature synchronizes the unit with the time on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. The dock also comes with an aux-in jack for 3.5mm audio cable.
Surge protectors are quite an important household item, as they safeguard your electronic devices from the voltage spikes. BITS Limited, maker of energy saving surge protectors, will introduce its True Surge Smart Strip surge protector at the 2013 International CES. The company was named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its True Surge Power Squid last year. The True Surge Smart Strip, unlike other surge protectors on the shelves, disconnects power to all devices completely in the event of a surge.
Switch Lighting, a Silicon Valley form with a mission to replace the inefficient incandescent bulbs with affordable LED bulbs, has now announced to make the first public debut of its SWITCH 3-Way LED bulb at the CES 2013. The 3-Way LED Bulb was recognized as a CES “Best of Innovations” honoree in the Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies product category in October at the 2013 International CES Press Preview. The Switch 3-Way is 25/50/75 watt-equivalent LED bulb that works in three-way lighting fixtures. The Switch 3-Way design uses up to 80 percent less energy than the incandescent bulb.