iHome unveils new SmartPlug, speakers at CES 2016

iHome unveils new SmartPlug, speakers at CES 2016

iHome has unveiled a collection of several new products at this year’s CES, including an updated version of its original HomeKit-enabled SmartPlug, a new model building on its Kineta speaker lineup, and several new speakers and clock radios.

iHome unveils new SmartPlug, speakers at CES 2016

The new iHome Control iSP8 SmartPlug ($50), expands on the company’s original HomeKit-enabled plug, adding power consumption monitoring capabilities and compatibility with Android, Nest, Wink, and more in addition to the iOS HomeKit support. A remote control is also included in the package to allow the plug to be used without a smartphone or tablet.

iHome unveils new SmartPlug, speakers at CES 2016

The new Kineta K5 ($70) builds on the new K-Cell battery equipped speakers iHome debuted last year with a new design, Bluetooth-enabled wireless FM clock radio, and built-in speakerphone. It’s equipped with Reson8 speakers and includes the same K-Cell battery technology as the original models — a removable battery pack that can be popped out to recharge mobile devices on the go.
iHome unveils new SmartPlug, speakers at CES 2016
iHome unveils new SmartPlug, speakers at CES 2016
iHome unveils new SmartPlug, speakers at CES 2016

iHome’s new iBT9, iBT35, and iBT37 ($40) are a new lineup of Weather Tough rugged speakers — IP67-rated portable waterproof rechargeable Bluetooth speakers designed to be weather/water and shock resistant. All include a built-in mic with digital voice echo cancellation for speakerphone capabilities.

iHome unveils new SmartPlug, speakers at CES 2016

The iDL44 ($100) is a new variation on the clock radio speakers that iHome has become known for. This one features a Lightning dock for connecting and charging an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, with a design that is supposed to be more case-friendly. The iLD44 also features dual alarm clocks, room for up to 6 FM presets, EQ controls, Reson8 speaker chambers, a USB charging port, and Time Sync to keep the clock in sync with the connected iOS device.

iHome unveils new SmartPlug, speakers at CES 2016

The iPL24 ($70) is a smaller clock radio variation designed for optimal use of space, featuring many of the same features of the iDL44 in a more compact design, including the new case-friendly Lightning dock design, dual alarms, FM radio support, a Reson8 speaker chamber, Time Sync, a 1A USB port, and an auxiliary in jack for connecting other audio devices.

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