Every time at CES, we eagerly watch for the innovative products that would floor the digital markets soon. The reason for the anxiety is just to adopt them and ease our daily routines so that our day would turn more productive. All the eager-beavers... even this year, the event has brought to you a bunch of interesting and exciting products that perfectly adjunct your favourite smartphones. Read on.
Griffin's PowerBlock Wireless Fast Charging Pad
While Apple's much-awaited AirPower mat is still on the delay lines, Griffin fills that gap. It has launched its new 'PowerBlock wireless fast charging pad' that can charge both iPhones and Apple watches simultaneously much like AirPower. The 7.5-watt Qi charger comes with two spots, one for housing an iPhone (or any other Qi-enabled device) and the other for Apple watch.
Besides this, we can witness 'PowerBlock Wireless Charging stand' - a 10-watt Qi device that powers up your iPhones in both landscape & vertical orientations and 'Reserve Wireless Charging Bank' - a 5000mAh power bank that charges iPhones sans wires, at the event.
Price/Availability: 79.99 USD (Rs 5700 approximately)/ Q1 2019.
Mophie's 'Juice Pack Access'
Mophie back-cases usually come with lightning connectors that plug into your iPhone's lightning port… well, this is how they charge your iPhones. But in case of charging your iPhones that lack the 3.5mm headphone jack, these cases would be a major downside for you as they won't allow you to connect other peripherals (accessories) like lightning headphones, etc.
To cope with this, Mophie has got a new scenario. This time it goes with Qi wireless charging technique for its new 'Juice Pack Access' back case. The case equips Qi coil that transmits (wirelessly) 5W of power from its internal battery to the iPhone. So this gives full access to the lightning port… where you can connect lightning headphones, fast charging cables, adapters, etc., even while charging your mobiles.
Powering up Juice Pack is damn easy… you can either go with Qi charging pads or through the case's USB C port.
Compatibility: iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR
The 'Juice Pack Access' packs compatible with iPhone X, XR, and XS come with 2000mAh battery capacity whereas the one for XS Max has 2200mAh capacity.
Price: 119.95 USD (Rs 8500 approxiamtely)
Tech21's 'Evo Type'
For all those who still think that physical keyboards have some merit, then here is Tech21's 'Evo Type', a keyboard case. Specially designed for Pixel 3XL phones, the case equips a built-in soft keyboard that offers PC-style typing. Well, Evo Type doesn't come with any physical buttons but the touch sensors underneath offer such a typing experience.
The device has NFC option with which your smartphone connects to it. So, just slide in your smartphone, adjust it to your comfortable angle and start typing. The keyboard draws your mobile's charge to power itself.
Belkin Rockstar In-Ear Lightning Headphones
Belkin, the pioneer of audio space is with a new set of headphones, Rockstar, that equip lightning connector. So, all the latest iPhone users, no need to search for external adapters to reuse your old earphones… just plug-in the Rockstar to your iPhones and enjoy your music!
The silicon tips of the headphones snug fit into your ears isolating ambient noise. The interesting facet of Rockstar is it is Mfi-certified, which is Apple's licensing program for developers. These sweat and water resistant headphones come in white and black colours.
Availability: Summer 2019
(Image Courtesy: Griffin, Mophie, Belkin)