The Best Apple Related Accessories at CES 2018

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  1. artfossil macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2015
    Au contraire, The Osmo Mobile 2 looks like a great product at an affordable price.
  2. synergize macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    I will be able to wash my X under my new faucet and control the temp of the water simultaneously, cannot wait!
  3. radiology macrumors 6502


    Feb 11, 2014
    Westlake, OH
    EXACTLY! What a bunch of crap...
  4. Eriamjh1138@DAN macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2007
    BFE, MI
    My glob. What a disappointing bunch of crap.

    All of it.

    Edit: I didn’t even read/see the other comments when I made mine!
  5. B's iPhone macrumors regular

    B's iPhone

    Jul 9, 2008
    Where it's cold
    Some of the smart stuff is way out of line.
    Some of it does catch my interest though.
  6. Sill macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2014
    People who think voice-controlled smart everything/anything is the fyootcher.

    Watch for:

    smart can-openers - they not only open the cans, they read the labels and add calories, keep track of nutritional information. So you don't have to.
    "Ok Proctor-Silex, open my can of tuna."
    "Ok Dave, your tuna will be opened, but first, It has 90 calories, 15 grams of protein, and you should be concerned about your mercury levels."
    "just open the damn can, Proctor-Silex"
    "Ok Dave, we're slowing the main fan."


    smart bbq grill lighters - they light the fire while cautioning you against the dangers of char-grilled meats
    smart wall paint - it tells you when its dirty and needs to be repainted
    smart litter boxes - tell you when the litter smells
    smart paper towels - tell you when a towel sheet has become saturated and you need to select a new sheet
    smart grass - it yells at the neighbor kids and tells them to get off of it
  7. WBRacing macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2012
    Virtually all of this stuff is laughable - a voice controlled shower? Given that quite a few times I have to turned on my hue lights by voice only to find that one of the bulbs in the group gets ignored, would this also mean that once in a while I could find myself getting in to a freezing cold shower?

    Whilst I like smart home stuff, right now I will only buy in to plug and play. I am a very, very long way off even considering buying in to equipment that would require a builder as part of the installation.

    Honestly, these products are the very definition of solutions trying to problems. Problems that really do not exist IMO.
  8. oldtime macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2007
    Yeah, I want, like, none of this stuff. Maybe the Hyper hub would be handy if I had a MBP connected to an external display.
  9. scotttnz macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Some of it looks cool, but only really for novelty value. Nothing that makes me want to part with the sort of money they are asking.

    I love the look of that Nanoleaf wall, but wouldn’t pay more than a couple of hundred for the whole wall, because I know after a few days of playing with it, the novelty would wear off. Same reason I haven’t bought into hue lights or a drone.

    To me, most of the home automation stuff is solutions looking for a problem that, other than niche cases, the ROI isn’t there for me, and I’m not shy about spending money on tech.
  10. Soccertess macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2005
    hyper drive 8-1 looks sweet. HOWEVER, most of those ports should ALREADY be included on a 2500 laptop!

    Can't believe people actually think 4 limited use USB-C reports is acceptable!
  11. carloslegarda macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2007
    I was actually very interested in this. Main application = Saving water. Second= Saving time.

    You don't need to stay at the faucet and wait until water reaches the line you need in a measuring cup. You can put the receptacle under the faucet. Command a liter of water and do something else while the faucet fills it up.

    For the shower, you can turn it off while applying soap or shampoo and turn it on, at exactly the temperature you desire, to rinse even with your eyes closed.

    I think it's brilliant.
  12. Regbial macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2010
    So much crap we don't need. I'm glad I got into minimalism this year.
  13. bbzzz macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2008
    Still broken though, mAh doesn't tell you how much storage you are buying, you need to know the voltage too or more simply quote it in Wh.
  14. gwaizai, Jan 12, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018

    gwaizai macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2016
    How about a smart (ass) kitchen trashcan?

    You: "Hey I got my hands full, hurry up and open."
    Can: (disinterested yawn) "PHUUUK UUUUUUUUUU!..."
  15. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    DEAR $DEITY, WHY!?!?! Wouldn't a motion sensor...

    Oh, okay. That actually makes sense.

    Yeah, that was my thought process as I was reading it. WTF would you use Siri to turn a water faucet on and off, when a motion sensor (in addition to an actual handle) makes a lot more sense. I mean, that brand already has motion sensor and "tap-sensor" faucets. Siri for on/off seemed ridiculous. Then I got to the part about dispensing set amounts ("of liquid"? How about just "of water"?) *THAT* makes sense, if it's reasonably precise. "Siri, pour me half a gallon of water," if it gives pretty close to an actual half gallon, would be great. "Siri, pour me 2 ounces of water" with enough accuracy that it's not going to ruin a recipe by giving you 3 ounces would be awesome.
  16. Return Zero macrumors 6502a

    Return Zero

    Oct 2, 2013
    welcome to the internet of sh**

    it's the future, or something
  17. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    I like the shower and the faucet but I don't like that I need to rely on their cloud to use it, why can't I use my cloud.
  18. Supermacguy macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    CES most interesting stories: power outage, and the Aflac duck. Everything else is junk. Worthless junk.
  19. cyberlocke macrumors regular


    Mar 23, 2009
    Yeah, I kinda want to throw up and the absurdity and laziness of most of this stuff. It's a waste of money, resources, and eventually landfill space in a fruitless attempt to entertain ourselves and (for the sellers) make a buck.
  20. jjhny macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2005
    This is like an Onion article.

    They must be kidding.
  21. macguru212 macrumors 6502


    Apr 17, 2009
  22. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    Watch the older BBC sci-fi show Red Dwarf. They occasionally have on an intelligent talking toaster.

  23. Fawzi macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2006
    It's worth noting that Belkin offers 40% off to registered Wemo users for the Wemo Bridge. This brings the price down to 25$.
    Mine is on its way...
  24. Combi06 macrumors newbie


    Oct 5, 2016
  25. scott911 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2009
    helpful tip: dji osmo customer service (even to someone who has only had one for 14 days - ie RETURNABLE) was really really poor.

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