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Chillax: Products dedicated to parents and their children @ CES 2022



Chillax smart baby productsAs the world gets more complex, keeping track of our babies’ every need can be more difficult. Some parents are working long hours either away from home or in the home, while others are trying to just maintain the home. It’s simply impossible to be with them every second of the day. That’s where Chillax Care comes in – a company with products and services to help you keep an eye on your baby while also helping them to grow without being with them every minute.

Who is Chillax?

Chillax, a company founded in 2020, is passionate about making products that assist families in their everyday lives. Chillax was created for parents, by parents, with the goal of helping little ones sleep better while providing complete peace of mind to parents. With a decade of experience in the baby and consumer electronics industry, the company has combined its expertise in design, engineering, and personal struggles as parents to create solutions with advanced features, durability, and the highest reliability for a seamless parenting journey.

What is the Chillax Baby Mood AI?

The Chillax Baby Mood AI is a monitoring system that uses advanced facial recognition technology to track a baby’s mood and behavior. The AI can distinguish between different emotions, such as anger, sadness, joy, and surprise, allowing parents to better understand their child’s emotional state. This information can help parents adjust their parenting style in order to provide the most beneficial environment for their child.

The Chillax Baby Mood AI also includes a noise and motion sensor to detect if a baby is awake or asleep, as well as the ability to track heart rate and oxygen saturation levels. This data can be used by parents to ensure that their child is getting enough rest and is not in any danger of things such as SIDS, roll-overs, or face coverings. There are 3 styles of mounts: one for the crib, one for the wall and a portable one to be taken away from the sleeping area, such as a playpen or stroller.

The most unique aspect of the product, however, is its ability t help train your baby in natural sleep cycles. Using colored lights on the base of the mount, the baby can learn the cycles of the day, preparing him or her for proper activities. A yellow light indicates the beginning of the day, mimicking the sun. A blue light indicates that it is time to be asleep. Other states can indicate active playtime and quiet playtime.

What are some of the other Chillax products?

In addition to the Chillax Baby Mood AI, Chillax also offers a number of other products that help parents keep an eye on their children. They offer a simpler baby monitor, the Daily Baby, that transmits audio and video to a dedicated receiver or phone app over Wi-Fi. Its small size allows you to install it just about anywhere, but it doesn’t have the advanced features from above. They also offer the Giraffe Cam, similar to the Daily Baby, but with a clip-on base and no dedicated receiver.

In addition, to tie everything together, the company offers Chillax Care – is a service that provides live streaming and recording of your child’s room for 24/seven peace of mind. This way you can see what is happening at home even when you can’t be there.

All Chillax products are designed to be easy to use, durable, and reliable, making them the perfect choice for any family.

Summary

The Chillax Baby Mood AI will ship later in 2022 for $499. To learn more about the full line of Chillax products, you can head over to their website.

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Mosqitter: The solution to safely reduce mosquitoes @ CES 2022



Mosqitter mosquito repellantDid you know that mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on the planet? Mosquitoes can transmit diseases like malaria, dengue, and Zika. In fact, 700,000 people die from mosquito-borne illnesses each year. Mosqitter is a company that is dedicated to helping reduce the number of mosquitoes in the world. Their mission is to make the Earth more ecological by reducing the use of insecticides and chemicals. Their solution will enable many countries to save resources while protecting their citizens’ health in a natural and sustainable way.

What is Mosqitter?

Mosqitter is a company that has created a product to help reduce the number of mosquitoes in the world. Mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting some of the deadliest diseases on earth. Their solution is a safe and effective way to reduce mosquitoes without using chemicals or insecticides. The company’s mission is to make the Earth more ecological by reducing the use of harmful chemicals.

Mosqitter’s solution is a safe and effective way to reduce the number of mosquitoes without using chemicals or insecticides. The company’s mission is to make the Earth more ecological by reducing the use of harmful chemicals.

How does Mosqitter work?

Mosqitter’s solution reduces mosquitoes through the use of an attractant. This attractant mimics human breath and draws mosquitoes near, where they are then trapped and killed. Specifically, it attracts female mosquitoes, which are the ones that bite humans. This reduces the population in 2 ways: by eliminating the existing ones and preventing future breeding. Unlike many solutions, this one does not require any sort of maintenance, in that there are no supplies to replace.

Mosqitter’s mission is to make the Earth more ecological by reducing the use of harmful chemicals. Their solution is a safe and effective way to reduce mosquitoes without using chemicals or insecticides. Mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting some of the deadliest diseases on earth; the solution offers a safe and effective way to reduce their numbers without using harmful chemicals.

The product comes in three different models, depending on the size of the area that you’re looking to protect. The Mosqitter Classic is designed for small areas, like a balcony or patio. The Mosqitter Plus is for larger areas, like a yard or garden. And the Mosqitter Pro is perfect for commercial applications, like campsites or outdoor events.

The most important part is that it is designed specifically to be used outside. The body is intended to be installed and left alone. So long as you have power, you’re good to go. It can even withstand most types of severe weather, so you don’t even really have to worry about it in the rain, snow, and more. In the case of a hurricane you might want to bring it in, but otherwise, you’re pretty safe.

Summary

Mosqitter devices are available for purchase on their website. They also have a listing on Amazon. You can also find them in select stores worldwide. To learn more about Mosqitter’s commitment to helping reduce the number of mosquitoes in the world, the details of the products, or to make a purchase, head over to the company’s website.

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Kwikset Halo: The uncomplicated wi-fi smart locks @ CES 2022



Kwikset Halo Smart LocksKeeping your home secure is important to anyone, whether you own or rent. But, traditional locks require you to carry keys and are only usable when you are in front of them. The ability to check the status of your door, or even let in a family member who has forgotten their key is a big advantage. That is what the Kwikset Halo smart locks are all about.

What are Halo locks?
Halo locks are Wi-Fi-enabled smart locks that can be controlled with your smartphone using the Kwikset app. Kwikset Halo is the latest in smart lock technology, and it offers ultimate security and convenience. With Kwikset Halo, you can manage your locks from anywhere there is an internet connection. Lock and unlock, manage user codes, view lock activity, receive lock notifications, and much more!

The company offers several different products within the Kwikset Halo brand, each with its own set of features.

Halo Touch
The Halo Touch integrates biometrics into the lock, allowing you to lock and unlock the door with just your fingerprint. It can hold up to 100 fingerprints for 50 users, which is a huge collection of users. While a standard home might not have that many people coming and going, a larger rental property might, with cleaning staff, owners, maintenance workers, etc.

All of the user management is done from the app, making it easy to add and remove new people, or even rescan fingers. And because Kwikset is a lock company first, you know that the security is still going to be top-notch. You can get one right now for $249.

Halo Touchscreen Deadbolt
The Halo Touchscreen Deadbolt is the most advanced product in the Kwikset Halo lineup. This lock offers all of the features of the other locks, but it also has a touchscreen keypad for easy entry. The touchscreen keypad can be personalized with up to 16 user codes, and you can choose to have either a numeric or alphabetic code.

This lock operates on four AA batteries, which are included, and it fits standard door preparations. It is available in both satin nickel and Venetian bronze finishes. They are available now for $229.

Halo Keypad
The Halo Keypad is the most basic product in the Kwikset Halo lineup. It is a keyless, touchscreen entry lock that operates on four AA batteries, which are included. This lock fits standard door preparations and comes in both satin nickel and Venetian bronze finishes.

It can hold up to 20 user codes, and you can choose between numeric and alphabetic codes. The best part about this keypad is that it’s Bluetooth-enabled, so you don’t even need an internet connection to use it! Just pair it with your smartphone and you’re good to go. You can get one right now for $199.

Summary
The locks are all available now from Amazon, Home Depot, and Lowe’s. To learn more, you can also check out the company’s website.

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Felaqua Connect: The smart water bowl for your cat @ CES 2022



Felaqua Connect by Sure PetcareIs your cat drinking enough water? Many cats don’t and it can be a sign of serious issues. Catching the problem early is important, but can be a challenge to do unless you watch your cat every minute of the day. Felaqua Connect by Sure Petcare is the smart water bowl that encourages your cat to drink, designed with leading veterinary behaviorists. The device connects with your cat’s microchip, providing insights into drinking behavior that may otherwise be missed.

What is Sure Petcare?

Sure Petcare is the company behind Felaqua Connect. They are a pet technology company that creates products to make life easier for both pets and their owners. Their aim is to use technology to help us better understand our pets, and in doing so, improve their quality of life.

The company has a wide range of products to help keep your pet healthy, including a connected feeder which we were introduced to at CES 2020. They also offer pet doors, so your animals can come and go at will, and a tracking collar so you know where they are.

What is Felaqua Connect?

Felaqua Connect is the bowl that your cat would choose to drink from – its wide, shallow bowl presents water in a way that is more visible and appealing to your cat. Used with the Sure Petcare App, the bowl tells you how often, when and how much your cat drinks. Felaqua Connect is the perfect way to ensure that your cat is getting enough water, especially if you’re not always around to watch them drink.

The Felaqua Connect bowl was designed in collaboration with leading veterinary behaviorists. It’s important to know how much and how often your cat drinks, as dehydration can lead to health problems for cats. Felaqua Connect makes it easy to keep track of your cat’s water intake and could help you avoid any health issues down the line.

How does Felaqua Connect work?

Felaqua Connect works by connecting with your cat’s microchip. This allows the product to keep track of how much and when your cat drinks, as well as any changes in drinking behavior. Felaqua Connect will even send you a notification if your cat hasn’t had a drink for a certain amount of time.

Felaqua Connect attaches to your cat’s microchip and monitors movement around the bowl. When your cat approaches the bowl, they will trigger an ultrasonic sound that is only audible to them. This encourages them to drink, as they will associate the sound with getting a drink of water. It also has an LED light that can be turned on or off depending on your preference.

Summary

The Felaqua Connect is available right now. Prices start at $115 for just the bowl but can also be purchased with the Internet Hub for $199. To learn more about the product, explore the other products that are available, or purchase one for yourself, you can head over to the company’s website or Amazon.

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Invoxia Smart Dog Collar: Get smarter about your dog’s health @ CES 2022



Invoxia Smart Dog CollarDo you worry about your dog’s health? You should be because heart conditions in dogs are more common than you think. However, with the Invoxia Smart Dog Collar, you can monitor your dog’s heart and respiratory rate with medical accuracy. This collar also tracks your dog’s activity levels and daily routine, so you can share this data with your veterinarian. By establishing a diagnostic baseline, you can keep tabs on your dog’s health and prevent any serious problems from developing.

Who is Invoxia?

Invoxia is a French company that specializes in the development of innovative telephony solutions. In addition to their Smart Dog Collar, they also make a large collection of other GPS-enabled products for business and industrial purposes. With products like these, it’s no wonder that Invoxia has been awarded seven CES Innovation Awards!

What is the Smart Dog Collar?

The Smart Dog Collar is a device that monitors your dog’s heart and respiratory rate, tracks their activity levels and daily routine, and sends all this data to the cloud. Once this data is available, it can be used to track activity and behavioral changes, and even location, all from a convenient mobile app. You can even share the data with your veterinarian.

Combining GPS tracking with biometric data, the collar is able to monitor your dog wherever they are. On a normal day, it tracks movement, behavior, heart conditions, and even pulse. This can give you a better idea of what is going on with your dog, and whether or not something has changed in their daily routine. Big changes in things like sleep patterns or respiratory rate can indicate that something bigger is going on, giving you an early warning sign.

Not only is the collar good for heath reporting, but it’s also good for general safety, as well. On an unusual day, let’s say your dog gets out of the yard and disappears. The active tracking GPS built into the collar will give you the ability to find where they have gone and hopefully get them back.

Who is the Smart Dog Collar for?

The Smart Dog Collar is for anyone who loves their dog and wants to keep them healthy. This collar is perfect for dogs who are at risk or already suffer from heart conditions, as it provides accurate medical information that can help with diagnosis and treatment. The collar is also a great way to keep tabs on your dog’s health and prevent any serious problems from developing.

How does the Smart Dog Collar work?

The Smart Dog Collar works by monitoring your dog’s heart and respiratory rate, tracking their activity levels and daily routine, and sending all this data to your veterinarian. This collar is perfect for dogs who are at risk or already suffer from heart conditions, as it provides accurate medical information that can help with diagnosis and treatment. The Smart Dog Collar is also a great way to keep tabs on your dog’s health and prevent any serious problems from developing.

Summary

The Smart Dog Collar is expected to launch in Summer 2022. To learn more about the company, the product, and to be notified when it becomes available, head over to the company’s website.

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Homey: Control all of your devices from anywhere with Flow @ CES 2022



Homey connected home companionConnected homes have become a normal part of our lives, but they can be more frustrating than helpful. This is because not all of our devices work together. Unless you go out of your way, every item you add to your home uses a different app and runs on a different platform. You might get lucky and have access to them through a service like Alexa or Google Assistant, but that’s not guaranteed. Luckily, Homey is here to help literally bridge that gap.

What is Homey?

Homey is the one-stop-shop for all your smart home needs. With this system, you can control all your devices from one central place, no matter where in the world you are. Homey also allows you to automate just about anything with its powerful Flow feature. Flows are simple to create and use and allow you to automate your entire home with ease.

This is all accomplished with a small spherical device that looks like it’s on wheels (though it’s not). It features a colored LED ring around its center to indicate power and activity. This unassuming little device is part of a system that is able to take all of the many connected products on various platforms and give you a single entry point for all of them.

How does Homey help?

If you have a connected home, you know that the disconnected platforms make things incredibly difficult. You’re incapable of combining a light bulb from one company with a speaker from another into a single routine – everything has to be in one system. Homey bridges the gap between these different platforms, allowing you to combine devices into a single scene.

Take, for example, wanting to trigger a Monster Smart Illuminessence Prism to change to green and an Amazon Echo to play a particular sound every time someone subscribes to your Twitch channel. For the Monster Prism, you would have to use the Razer Chroma platform and the Echo speaker would require an Alexa integration. But assuming there are connectors for both platforms and an app for Twitch, you would be able to create a single routine to trigger everything at once.

Expanding the Homey system

The Homey App Store also provides access to a wide range of apps that can be installed on your device, making it even more versatile and customizable. There are tons of apps at your disposal, and you can install those applications similarly to how you install apps on your smartphone. With over 750 apps available, finding the app to pair with the brand of your devices shouldn’t be a problem.

Not only that, but you can also find apps for other familiar services like Twitter and Discord. So, this experience can be broader than one would imagine initially. These applications pair with your devices for the purpose of teaching Homey how to control your device. Once your Homey understands, set up those Flow Cards for easy access to your preferences.

Summary

Whether you’re looking to control your lights, thermostat, or any other devices, Homey has you covered! To learn more about the product or get one for yourself, check out the company’s website.

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Picoo: World’s first game console designed for outdoor play @ CES 2022



Picoo game consoleIn a world where technology is constantly pulling us indoors, Picoo has created a game console designed to get kids outdoors and active again. The system is a portable, screenless console that requires no access to Wi-Fi or mobile networks during playtime. This makes it perfect for outdoor use, as it eliminates the need for any connectivity. It is also Bluetooth enabled, so parents can use the accompanying app to control gameplay.

How does Picoo work?

Picoo is comprised of two main parts: the console and the controller. The console attaches to a belt worn by the child, while the controller can be used either in hand or attached to a stick for further reach. Both are water-resistant, making them perfect for outdoor play in any weather condition.

Games on the console are designed for gross motor skills development, social and communication skill-building, creativity stimulation, and imaginative play. The style of gameplay helps to foster something that traditional videogames cannot: discovery. Because the kids are outside, they are exploring and discovering new aspects of their world. This exploration encourages and improves imagination, which is the key to personal development.

Being outside and moving around is also great exercise, something that can be lacking in kids’ routines. This has been even more evident in the past few years with things shut down in parts of the world. Exercise will help with physical development as well as building strength.

With over 25 games currently available (and more being developed all the time), Picoo has something for everyone.

Who is Picoo for?

Picoo is for kids aged three and up. It’s a great way to get younger children active and engaged in outdoor play, helping them work on essential skills and have some fun along the way. By eliminating the screens, the game becomes more about playing rather than focusing on something external. This helps to foster social interactions that get lost in traditional video games.

Because of the wide range of games that come with the console, plus the additional games that are available, Picoo really can be enjoyed by everyone. While asking most adults to go outside and ply tag results will result in confusion and answers of no, this product can provide the perfect way to break down that barrier and get adults running around like children having fun outside.

Summary

Picoo is available now in a variety of options. The primary kit is the Starter Set, which includes 4 Picoo controllers, 5 games, 4 helper cards, and 2 USB-C charging cables. The included games are Lightning Bolt, Whack-a-mole, Zombierun, Hide-and-Seek, and Kaleidoscope. Many more games are available to extend the fun.

For educational and group settings, Picoo can be purchased in larger sets. Rather than 4 controllers, the educational set comes with 12 controllers, plus the accessories to make them work, including games and chargers.

All of these options are available now. To learn more about the product, the games that are available, and purchase one for yourself, you can go to their website.

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Morphée: a brand that designed a better night’s sleep @ CES 2022



Morphée sleep aidesMany people struggle with getting good sleep. Whether it’s stress or noise, guests or lights, lots of things can affect your patterns. A lot of research has been done on how to improve sleep, but it is usually confined to sleep clinics. The problem is that you don’t live at a sleep clinic – you live at home. Morphée brings the results of sleep research into your home to improve your sleep quality.

History

Morphée is a brand that was created with the intention of designing better nights. The company’s story started in 2016 when flatmates Charlie and Guillaume decided to combine their talents. Charlie is a born entrepreneur and Guillaume is a marketer with a creative spirit. They set about to help improve the quality of sleep for people around the world.

The parent company, Audiozen, has done extensive research into sleep and design to create products that promote sleep and relaxation. They have partnered with designers, doctors, sophrologists (sophrology), and sleep centers to develop their nighttime lineup for adults as well as children.

In 2020, Morphée welcomed My Little Morphée which introduces meditation to children. They also partnered with new collaborators and expanded abroad in 2020. Foreign distributors have joined the team, and the brand is continuing to grow. They offer their products in new countries through partners and dedicated online shops.

The solutions

The company offers a couple of different Zen products. The original Morphée device is designed for adults and brings a sense of elegance to its design. The new My Little Morphée is designed for children and has a fun and whimsical design instead.

One of the common traits between the products is the lack of a screen. Everything is controlled mechanically so that there is nothing obvious and visual to distract your attention. It also means that, without digital components, there are no additional electromagnetic waves in the room and near your head. Everything is controlled by keys on the surface of the device.

Both products also focus on personal meditation. The goal is for the user to be able to enjoy “quiet breaks” away from external stimuli. This quiet time helps put the user into a state of calm, allowing for easier and more restful sleep. It also sets the user’s emotional state into a place of personal confidence and encourages emotional versatility.

The products

The prime device, the Morphée, is a puck with three key-like dials. The first key chooses a theme between 8 choices. The second key chooses your session, with each theme having 8 unique sessions. The third key allows you to determine the length of your session, either 8 or 20 minutes. Altogether there are 210 possibilities.

The kids’ device, My Little Morphée, works similar to its more advanced sibling. There are 2 keys and an hourglass in this case, however. The first key once again sets the theme, while the second key sets the universe in which they want to travel. They can choose desert, forest, island, and more. The hourglass on the side is used to determine the length of the session. Altogether there are 192 possibilities on this device.

Summary

Everyone can do with a better night’s sleep, and Morphée is here to help. Both products are available now for $99.99. To learn more about the product or to purchase one for yourself, you can head to the company’s website or Amazon.

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On2cook: The world’s fastest countertop cooking device @ CES 2022



On2cook world's fastest cooking deviceDo you ever wish that you could cook a delicious meal with minimal effort? Have you ever felt like cooking is an impossible task and wished there was someone who could do it for you? Well, wait no longer! On2cook is the world’s fastest at-home cooking device.

How it Works

It works on the revolutionary Combination Cooking Technology which simultaneously combines induction, heat, and microwaves to cut your cooking time by up to 70% and reduce energy consumption by up to 40%. If this idea sounds familiar, you must be a fan of 30 Rock, because it’s very similar to the Trivection Oven that was introduced by Jack Donaghy on the show. The best part of On2cook? This one’s real!

Not only does this product make it possible for anyone to be able to cook a healthy meal in just minutes but it also preserves water-soluble nutrients, retains color and texture as well as consistency.

At-Home Use

Everyone has a night where they think, “Maybe I’ll just order out because I can’t be bothered to cook.” But ordering Uber Eats or DoorDash is expensive adds up quickly. With On2cook, you get the speed of delivery with the cost and quality of home cooking.

This device, which is slightly larger than an air fryer and looks similar to a waffle maker, can serve multiple purposes. It can be used as a traditional oven. It can be used as a convection oven. It can be used as an air fryer. It can even be used as a microwave. It can prepare rice in just 5 minutes, or chicken in just 15 minutes. With the Ai-powered app, you can get recommendations on how to use it better.

It’s also able to go the other way and replace slow-cookers. It can be set to slow cook, replacing a crockpot or sous vide cooker.

The On2cook also improves energy efficiency. The device is able to produce faster results and still uses 40% less energy to get the job done. All without losing the nutritional value of the food.

Because everything is self-contained, it also means less mess to clean up. There’s no splashing or massive cleanup.

Commercial Use

On2cook isn’t just for the home kitchen. The device can also be deployed in commercial kitchens, improving efficiency and costs. A restaurant could deploy several of these in a row and cook multiple meals at once, all improved by the built-in AI. However, if the chef wants to determine the specs on their own, that’s possible, too.

It’s also perfect for a portable kitchen, like a food truck. For a truck that takes orders and delivers the food to a location, the driver can set the cookers to prepare the food and, while it’s cooking, you can drive to the destination. For stationary food trucks, you could be preparing several meals at the same time, as opposed to a more one-on-one ordering process.

On2cook will address all gaps in the kitchen that impact work efficiencies, such as time management, recipe management, and ordering of ingredients.

Summary

The company expects the On2cook to be available on the market within the next 6 months, pending certifications. The device price is expected to be $500. Learn more about the product at the company’s website.

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Fixbid wants to save you from bad home renovations @ CES 2021



Fixbid contractor hiring toolFinding a quality and trustworthy contractor can be an absolute nightmare. Almost everyone who has done home remodeling work has a story about someone involved in the project who was or caused a problem. When my family built an add-on to the house, we ended up with a large collection of issues (we still have one door we can’t use nearly 30 years later). But, the mobile app Fixbid wants those issues to be a thing of the past.

There have been contractor rating platforms before, but they never quite work. The problem has always been that the scores come exclusively from customers. And who takes the time to review someone? Unhappy customers or people being incentivized. Joe Lycett showed just how easy it is to become the top water purification system on Trust Pilot without ever having a product. The process is far too easy to game, making the scores fairly useless.

Fixbid set out to fix this problem by using actual certification metrics. Rather than just hoping that customer reviews are accurate (which they are not), Fixbid uses the American Rating Company as its basis. All contractors that are listed on the system are all Diamond Certified Contractors, giving a higher level of confidence in hiring them.

Of course, the goal of the platform is to help you pair up with a contractor that offers the service you need, whether it be electrical, plumbing, solar, and more. You can find, communicate, and even pay for the services all through Fixbid.

The service is currently available in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, with plans to expand that service area in the future. To learn more about the service or explore the available contractors, head to the Fixbid website. From there, you can register and download the app.

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