CES 2018: The Best of ShowStoppers With Nanoleaf, GameSir, iZotope, and More

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The last major CES 2018 event, ShowStoppers, took place last night and there were hundreds of companies showing off their newest wares. Much of what was at ShowStoppers was available at other shows, so MacRumors videographer Dan hunted down some of the more obscure and interesting products that were being demoed this time around.

    First up was the Nanoleaf Remote, which is designed to work with the Nanoleaf Light Panels and other HomeKit accessories. The Nanoleaf Remote is a dodecahedron with built-in LEDs and support for touch gestures to activate scenes. Each side represents a different HomeKit scene, and whichever side is facing upwards is the scene that's displayed. It's a nifty little accessory that will be available for $50 later this year.

    For kids, the Playbrush attaches to any manual toothbrush and turns brushing into a game, while a new game, Beasts of Balance, turns real-world towers into fantasy worlds on your iPad. It's a sort of modern-day Jenga with appealing visuals and a fun digital component.

    Gaming company GameSir was demoing a customizable controller for iOS devices with a trackpad and a unique button layout, Neo, a company that makes smart pens, was showing off its latest offering, and audio company iZotope demoed its Spire Studio, designed to allow musicians to mix and record music while on the go.

    Make sure to stay tuned to MacRumors for additional CES coverage, because we're hitting up the show floor over the course of the next couple of days. We're highlighting new products and accessories relevant to Apple users over the course of the week, so check out our CES 2018 hub to see all of our coverage.

    Article Link: CES 2018: The Best of ShowStoppers With Nanoleaf, GameSir, iZotope, and More
  2. imran5720 macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2013
  3. lionsy macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2010
    England, UK
    That controller (GameSir?) has the same input as the Steam Controller just without the depth that allows you to know where your thumb is without looking. The steam controller is awful though, so it'll be interesting to see if that track pad is any better.
  4. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    I was impressed by the Under Screen Finger print tech being shown.
    2 different companies with 2 different versions will be coming out which is always excellent for consumers, meaning competition.
    Won't be that long I'm sure before we start to see some big name, mainstream brands of phone appearing with under screen finger print tech, which I'm sure many people will love.

    Surprised there is no Front Page news story here about thus coming soon finally.
  5. imran5720 macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2013
    because these are mechanical censors , and its not secure and apple , Samsung or google will probably never use them
  6. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    I like the "Rubix Cube" that lights up you for what homekit device you give you control, or the game boy type.

    I could see putting your phone in the top part, and game-pad on the bottom a winner :D for me
  7. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Mechanical ?

    Not sure that's the correct term, as it's all solid state of course!
    I understand there are going to be 2 competing technologies.

    Optical and Sonic.
  8. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.

    Impressive, but, a big BUT, is it secure!
  9. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    The only thing I saw at CES that I might get this year are those ridiculous Nanoleaf square grid lights for my new office that I'm hoping to build this year. Not a whole wall, just an accent panel. I know they're expensive, but it's more about having a cool lighting centerpiece for the space and connecting them to some of my other HomeKit stuff.
  10. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    Because it's an attempt to bury the story just before this one as quickly as possible.
  11. ThisIsDill macrumors newbie


    Jan 10, 2018
    The only showstopper at CES so far has been the power....
  12. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Would not have happened at an Apple Event.

    1: They would have secretly placed code in the lights, to dim them, rather than have them go out totally.

    2: Deny they did anything, despite people at the show commented they felt the lights should be brighter than this.

    3: Then publicly come clean that they did dim the lights to avoid accidents in the dark and this was actually a "feature."

    4: People then started to ask, Why did Apple did not fit better/larger power lines to the lights in the 1st place, as they knew people would expect the light to be fully bright for the entire time the show is on. ;)

    (Apple has yet to comment on this last point!)
  13. djlythium macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2014
    Yea, that's hot tech. I could see A making the fID sensors smaller, and integrating them into a seamless no-notch bezel on the phone (similar to Geskin's 2018 iPad Pro w/ fID concept), but also incorporating tID into the home bar area, so it's not too localized, but allows for lock screen activity w/o unlocking the phone. In conjunction with the accelerometer and the M co-processor, as soon as the phone is moving, the fID and tID sensors are already activated and scanning. It'd be instantaneous unlock.

    However, the opposite argument is that having tID is redundant and less secure, so what's the point.
  14. miniyou64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2008
    Its not less secure if it requires both.
  15. Dan Holmstock macrumors member

    Dan Holmstock

    May 11, 2016
    Culpeper VA
    IMHO, its more of what we think we can do, vs we think what you could do with it if you needed it. Its amazing how far we come with technology, but now it seems like HERE IS SOMETHING we can create we just hope you can find a reason to use it.
  16. djlythium macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2014
    Yea, that’s true.
  17. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    This is 100% natural, how it should be, and is called evolution.

    Can you imagine is Apple invented the world! How far back we'd be.

    Nature makes everything it can in every permutation it can.
    The good things survive and get improved upon generation after generation.
    The things which don't work well, fall by the wayside.

    I'd not wish it any other way, and without this happening, non of us would be here.
    Apple would have made a dinosaur and stuck with it.

    Like cars. We did not wait a few
    The 1st car was made in about 1808
    Thousands of ideas, concepts, methods, materials, designs etc etc have been tried from that date right up till today.
    99.9% of them fell by the wayside, leaving us with the 0.1% of ideas that were the great ones.

    In 1808 they did not think. "Lets wait 210 years" and then make the perfect car in 2018.
    No, they tried anything and everything and the car evolved.

    Such has been with computers, and phones, and gadgets.
    And let's pray it continues.

    God can you imagine an Apple world.
    We'd all have 4 cars to chose from, 2 homes to live in. 3 holidays to pick from, 1 coffee brand, 5 types of cloths.

    What a sad state that would be
  18. caryhartline macrumors newbie


    Sep 27, 2013
    Why would MacRumors have any interest in burying their own story about a bug in Apple's software?
  19. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    Funniest of all was the power going off leaving all the hi falutin tech jerks helpless. Kind of a reminder of how fragile all this is faced with a disruption of energy supplies from an EMP or a solar flare put us back in the Iron Age instantly.

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