At CES 2020, Orbit expanded on its B-hyve line of smart home products with the B-hyve XR Smart Sprinkler Timer. This sprinkler system controller features a weather-resistant case that can be mounted indoors or outdoors. Users can access information like zone runtimes and weather delays from the connected smartphone app or the device itself, plus commands can be carried out with Alexa support.
The HZ2000 is a new "Hollywood-quality" OLED TV from Panasonic that comes in 65" and 55" versions. It features Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos for premium picture and audio. With built-in Alexa support, users will be able to operate the new HZ2000 —doing things like adjusting the volume, changing channels, and more — with simple voice commands.
Pioneer, one of the leading manufacturers in aftermarket audio products for vehicles, introduced a new line of infotainment receivers at CES 2020. The NEX series features five different models with a variety of screen sizes ranging from 6.8" to 10.1". They all include features like Hi-Res Audio playback, 13-band graphic equalizer, and Alexa voice support, just to name a few.
If you've ever wanted to fold up a stereo speaker and bring it along with you wherever you go, look no further than this collapsable smart speaker by POW Audio. The 12" Una Ulta boasts huge sound and up to 20 hours of use on a single charge, all tucked inside a water-resistant chassis. Other notable features include Bluetooth 5.0, charging via USB-C, and voice control via Alexa.
Ring's been in need of some positive press after the security debacle of late 2019, and CES 2020 was the perfect place to shift the narrative. The Amazon-owned smart home company took the wraps off its new Control Center, which will allow users to manage their connected devices and third party services, plus let them opt out of having their footage shared with the Neighbors app. A number of smart home products were also announced, including a smart LED lightbulb, a Solar Floodlight, Solar Steplight, and Solar Pathlight, all with Alexa support.
Up-and-coming electric vehicle manufacturer, Rivian, joined the likes of GM and Lamborghini to announce its own Alexa announcement at CES 2020. The company plans to bring Alexa to its upcoming vehicles, as well as the 100,000 EV vans that Amazon ordered for its delivery efforts. Drivers will be able to summon Alexa to control important vehicle features, such as the air conditioning system, windows, and more.
LG wasn't the only OEM to have an 8K TV at CES. Samsung's next generation of 8K televisions made an appearance, as well. The Q950 has a stunning 99% screen-to-body ratio, flat rear panel, and a quantum processor with improved content upscaling. Of course, Alexa is on board to help users adjust TV settings and bring up content.
If you're looking for a modern Alexa-powered alarm clock, we've got you covered. Enter Sandman with Doppler, a bedside clock with a colorful digital face, stereo speakers for music playback, and quick icons that let you access your favorite apps with a tap. The Doppler can be controlled with the on-device buttons, via the official app, or with Alexa voice support.
French electrical equipment manufacturer Schneider Electric took to CES to shed some light on its Wiser Energy Smart Home Monitor. With a bit of help from Alexa, users can tap into Wiser to track the energy consumption of smart and non-smart devices throughout their homes. It can even help manage the amount of power that flows from one plugged-in appliance to another.
At CES 2020, the 3rd Gen Sengled Smart Hub that already included Alexa voice controls gained support for more than 64 smart lights, plus Zigbee 3.0 integration. Owners will now be able to set up their Sengled LED bulbs by using Alexa, as well as link their Sengled account to other Alexa-connected devices within their homes.
If you've ever needed some help from a digital assistant while preparing a meal in the kitchen, you'll want to take a look at this product from Sharp Electronics. At CES, the company showcased the Sharp 24 in. IoT Microwave Drawer, a built-in oven that features airflow control for flush mounting, a touchless opening mechanism, and it can be controlled via the Sharp Kitchen app or with Alexa voice commands.
Samsung may have attempted to steal the show with it's nearly-bezeless TV, but Sony had some fresh announcements of its own. Its new 8K Full Array LED, OLED, and 4K Full Array LED TVs can optimize their sound and visual pictures based on your home's environment. They also promise a more immersive viewing experience and up to 120fps when gaming. Sony's new lineup works with Alexa, so you can adjust TV settings or pair up with an Alexa-enabled smart speaker to cast audio throughout the house.
TCL had several Alexa-enabled products to show off at CES this year. First up, the TCL Alto 8+ soundbar supports 4K Fire TV streaming and can be controlled via the Alexa-powered remote. Second, the new LINKHUB Wi-Fi Mesh system is capable of streaming 4K/8K video, promises an ultra-fast connection, and Alexa support lets users change Wi-Fi settings with voice commands.
Wi-Fi 6 routers are hot this year, and TP-Link has refreshed its sleek Deco mesh routers to take advantage of this new standard. The series consists of the premium X90 (AX6600), X60 (AX3000), and X20 (AX1800), all of which include remote management through the Deco mobile app and Alexa support.
ViewSonic showed off two new lines of portable projectors at CES 2020. The premium offering dubbed the X-Series features 4K, built-in Harman Kardon Bluetooth speakers, and it includes a Smart TV interface for quick access to your favorite content streaming platforms. As expected, users can summon Alexa to surface content and control the projector's settings, just like on a smart television.
Vizio came out swinging this year with a bunch of new products. First up, its 2020 range of soundbars — which includes the Elevate Sound Bar, M-Series Sound Bar, M-Series All-in-One Sound Bar, and V-Series Bar — have voice assistant input that users can tap into by plugging in an Alexa speaker via a 3.5mm headphone jack. The upcoming Vizio Voice Remote will also come with a push-to-talk feature that gives users another way to control their SmartCast TVs with voice commands.
When you think of connected technology, barbecue grill manufacturers probably aren't the first names that come to mind, but that hasn't stopped Weber from bringing its own unique innovations to CES 2020. The new Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub instantly turns any "dumb" grill into an intelligent one by offering up real-time food temperatures, how-to grilling instructions, and Alexa integration arriving later this year.
Wemo's updated Wi-Fi Smart Plug — which is now the smallest of its kind with native Alexa support — can turn practically any home appliance into an intelligent one. Its sleek design allows two Wemo smart plugs to be used side-by-side without overcrowding the electric outlet. Once the plug is installed, users can control their appliances via the Wemo app or with Alexa voice commands.