Anker’s Multi-Brand Reveals in Security, Power, Sound, Projection
At its annual Anker On Board event in New York City Oct. 22, Anker Innovations showed new products in its Nebula, Eufy and Anker brands.
Colorful re-designs announced for pre-order in the charging products arena were aimed at attracting customers to the company’s premium-level charging lineup that gel with their personal aesthetic, said CEO Steven Yang in an announcement statement.
The company has also partnered with office furniture maker Steelcase via a co-developed product, Steelcase Flex Mobile Power, an enterprise-level, high-capacity mobile power solution that brings portable charging to offices and co-working spaces.
In the Eufy Security brand range, the eufyCam 2 was introduced; the company says it will be one of the first security cameras to support Apple HomeKit Secure Video, via an update to customers later this year. With it, the Apple Home app and Siri may be used to stream live video from it to an iPhone or iPad. The eufyCam 2 sends notifications directly to iPhone or iPad whenever it detects motion, so that customers can see live video immediately from the lock screen of their devices. Apple Secure Video will allow iOS customers to privately and securely capture activity from eufyCam 2 cameras in iCloud. Using the Home app, iOS customers will be able to see live video of their security cameras as well as view 10 days of recent activity detected by them. Customers that have 200 GB iCloud plan can add one camera at no extra cost; those with a 2 TB plan can add up to five cameras. With Apple TV, HomePod, or iPad as the home hub, HomeKit Secure Video uses on-device intelligence to privately analyze activity captured from the eufyCam 2 to detect whether it sees a person, vehicle or an animal before securely sending it to iCloud, ensuring that users are only notified when there is important activity detected in their home. EufyCam 2 will come with full Apple HomeKit Support at launch, with Apple HomeKit Secure Video to come as an update later in the year.
Other key features of the fee-free EufyCam 2 include: 365-day battery life on a single charge; 1080p Full HD; smart image enhancement; and night vision. It will be available at Best Buy for $349.99.
In the Nebula brand, the 4K Cosmos Max portable projector is launching. Cosmos Max is said by Anker to be the first 4K home projector designed with 3D Audio. It features four 10-watt Dolby Digital Plus-endowed speakers, 1550 ANSI Lumens of brightness and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The Nebula Cosmos Max features four 10-watt speakers optimized by Dolby Digital Plus, 1550 ANSI Lumens and 100,000 to 1 contrast ratio. It is available for pre-order on Kickstarter for $999 vs. its regular MSRP of $1,699.
Also in the Nebula brand, a Fire TV Edition soundbar was unveiled, incorporating video streaming 2.1-channel sound, and 4K HDR support as well as an Alexa-enabled voice remote. It is available on Amazon for pre-order now and will ship beginning Nov. 21.