As the International CES 2016 begins to wind down, we wanted to point out that there won’t be any CES Best of Show Awards given out by iLounge this year. Our on-site staff was limited this year, and we didn’t think it was fair to our readers — or to these companies — for other members of our staff to participate in making such judgments without seeing the products in person. Visit our CES page for the full index of reports from this week, and from past Consumer Electronics Shows. We’ll be back next week with more of our typical content.
CableJive has introduced two new add-ons for its HeroDock for the iPhone — a Landscape Dock that can hold an iPad mini, and the other to dock an Apple Watch. As seen above, the final iPad mini dock will require a Lightning connector in another position for it to work properly. The new attachments are expected to arrive in Q3; pricing has not been announced.
One of the early companies to offer mobile wireless storage solutions for iOS devices, Macally has now entered the game with its first Lightning USB flash drive, with a Lightning connector on one end and a USB connector on the other for easily storing files and transferring them between a Mac/PC and an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via Macally’s companion iOS app. It’s expected to be available in the next couple of months, but there’s no firm pricing as of yet.
Puregear has also announced a new USB charging station that can charge up to four iPads at once with individual 2.4A USB ports, although you’ll need to supply your own cables. A USB-C port is also included for charging other devices. MSRP is $55; availability has not been announced.