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CES 2021: Drones and more sophisticated wi-fi

Redaction 16 January 2021

What about drones? Oops! Of course, there was no lack of innovations! Sony introduced the Airpeak, a professional use device with four propellers that is aimed at the film and audiovisual industry. The equipment can carry a professional camera and the images captured will not suffer damage from stability. Sales of the device are expected to begin in the first half of 2021, but the official date and price have not been released.

As for games, Sony has announced release dates this year for the following PlayStation 5 games: Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Horizon: Forbidden West, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Little Devil Inside, Solar Ash, Stray and Ghostwire Tokyo.

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Routers also did not do badly during CES 2021. Companies took advantage of the event to take Wi-Fi technology forward, bringing to the market the first wave of devices prepared for Wi-Fi 6E, which brings a new frequency to the standard after twenty years and a much broader spectrum, dramatically reducing the risk of interference, producing less data loss and contributing to better quality connections.

TP-Link demonstrated the Archer AX96 and Archer AX206, both with Wi-Fi 6E, the former reaching maximum speeds of 7.800 Mbps, while the latter breaks the 10 Gbps mark. The company also unveiled new mesh routers, which allow it to expand Wi-Fi coverage in a home by creating a network of interconnected equipment: the Deco X96 and the Deco X76 Plus. The problem with these devices is that they use the 6 GHz frequency to communicate with each other, so if the user has a cell phone or any other device compatible with Wi-Fi 6E, they will not be able to take advantage of the technology and will need to connect it to old frequencies.

Netgear has revealed the Nighthawk RAXE500, another high-performance router that is the first in the line to use Wi-Fi 6E. With its three frequencies, it will be able to support maximum speeds of up to 10,8 Gbps, with the suggested price of $ 600.

CES also showed solutions for those who exercise at home. Wondercise, for example, goes far beyond ordinary smart bands: it is a multipoint system, with sensors that are worn on legs and arms. All of them work together to provide more accurate results in real time and compare them with the movements made by the instructor that appears on the screen of the cell phone or smart TV.

And the system also shows, in the form of points, how well the user is following the indications. Thus, it is possible to know immediately what needs to be adjusted. In addition, sensors track heart rate and calorie burn. The company says the battery lasts up to seven days on a charge.

Wondercise includes unlimited access to more than 300 classes of different modalities, such as hip hop, tai chi chuan, yoga and others. The device is expected to hit the market at the end of the first quarter of this year and the price has not yet been released. Access to the platform will cost $ 35,99 (about 190 reais) per year or $ 4,99 (something like 26 reais) per month.

In addition to the sensors on your arms and legs, how about having some inside your shoes? That's what Digitsole's Walk Active Smart Insoles promise. They are able to count the number of steps taken, as well as the speed of movement and the calories burned during exercise.

And if you forget to drink water, your problems are over! The HidrateSpark STEEL is a water bottle that accompanies the user's lifestyle and alerts you when it's time to drink water again, while monitoring the amount already drunk. The bottle is made of stainless steel, vacuum insulated and keeps the water cold for up to 24 hours.

And to relax after exercise, Bodyfriend launched the Quantum massage chair, which comes with an integrated sound system, voice control, artificial intelligence and temperature control system. The model won the CES 2021 Innovation Award in the Smart Home category and costs 6 thousand dollars, about 31 thousand reais.