CES 2019: Amazon, Lenovo, HiMirror Announces Trending Smart Devices

Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt

Amazon has released a wide range of products such as keys, doorbells, ring, Ikea roller blinds at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas. Amazon has launched Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt, which is the first Wi-Fi enabled smart lock key and is available at $249.99. You will be able to keep track and control garage door via the integrated Key app. Amazon Prime customers will be able to receive shipments in their garage with the ability to track them via the app.

Amazon has launched Ring Door View Cam ($199) using which you can request the bell to perform specific actions via Alexa. Moreover, the doorbell automatically delivers alerts when the motion is detected.

In addition to Amazon, Lenovo and HiMirror also launched Alexa enabled devices at the CES 2019. The Lenovo Smart Tabs is capable of transforming into Alexa smart screen via a Show mode. The tablet ships with a smart dock that can be detached and can be converted into smart hub solution. Lenovo also announced the launch of Yoga C730 2-in-1 laptop integrated with Amazon Alexa.

HiMirror also announced the launch of HiMirror Mini and the HiMirror Enterprise with an integrated entertainment center and Amazon Alexa. The HiMirror Mini features a 10.1-inch display, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 8MP camera with support for touch wake-up functionality. The embedded smart mirror is capable of performing 25 body type analysis such as BMI and Skeletal Muscle Mass.

While Hamilton Beach has launched an exclusive Alexa powered smart coffee maker, Ikea has announced the launch of Kadrilj and Fyrtur smart roller blinds. Somfy also launched Tahoma gateway hub, which enables you to customize and automate motorized shades. Moen announced the launch of Flo by Moen, which is a water supply control system powered by Amazon Alexa. Whirlpool launched Smart Countertop Oven, while D-Link has launched Exo routers.

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It looks like manufacturers have decided to tap the rich potential of Amazon Alexa to design and develop smart devices. The companies have written off the trend that Alexa is only to be used for fetching news and music. Amazon Alexa is having amazing possibilities that it can be used effectively to enhance your lifestyle.

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