This year’s 8th COMPUTEX d&i awards attracted 271 entries from 118 companies. A total of 72 winning products were selected. We pick six smart home related products—smanos K1 SmartHome DIY Kit, Amaryllo iCamPRO FHD, Coasia AIR MENTOR PRO, Gunitech Gunilamp Smart BT Plug, StarVedia IC731z, and UGCC In Case of Emergency Ring.
smanos K1 SmartHome DIY Kit – Wireless DIY home security kit
The K1 is smanos’ latest wireless smart home gateway, combing butler- and guard-like functions into a stack of aesthetically-pleasing round discs. The discs come with aluminum frames and texturized plastic surfaces, designed for everyday use. The smanos K1 connects to up to 50 wireless accessories with ease, and its intuitive operation both on-site and on the smartphone is a breeze. Users, young or old, can reply on their basic senses to see, hear or touch to check if K1-enabled things at home are working properly. Such connected but wireless objects include locks, HD cameras, alarm detectors/sirens, and environmental sensors.
The gateway, designed by Chuango Shenzhen R&D Center, won d&i gold awards with the right amount of design for differentiation, yet smooth integration into the home environment.
Amaryllo iCamPRO FHD – Home security robot
The iCamPRO FHD is the world’s first robotic home security camera that can see, hear and sense its surroundings. An auto track moves objects 360° so you’ll never miss an event, even in the dark. A simple QR code scan easily allows for a one-minute installation. It sends full HD audio and video data through an advanced 256-bit encryption system. Two-way audio and picture alerts via Google’s server are sent to storage, and boasts a sleek and modern design. It’s so small that it can be easily held in your hand. All of these great features are why it has won top honors for the Best of Innovation Awards at CES 2015.
Coasia AIR MENTOR PRO – Air quality monitor
The Air Mentor is a 6-in-1 indoor air quality monitor. With the Air Monitor, people can be aware of the air quality around them. It can detect concentrations of CO2, VOC together with CO, PM2.5, PM10, temperature and relative humidity. The overall design style fits the yoga environment. The combination of LED light shows the corresponding level of air quality with different colors. Its smartphone APP provides explanations of the numbers and changes. Its cloud platform can analyze the air quality patterns and gives effective advice to users. The built-in rechargeable battery makes it mobile for temporary use.
Gunitech Gunilamp Smart BT Plug – Smart BT device
With the latest built-in Bluetooth 4.0 CSRmesh technology, Gunitech Corp. developed the smart BT plug, “guniplug”, that can be integrated in home appliances and USB devices to perform wireless control, including on/off switch, on/off timer, power saving mode, etc. With the group remote control feature, the guniplug Smart BT Plug not only allows users to simultaneously control multiple sockets, but also serve as the best electricity manager. It can perform automatic analysis of power consumption on individual or group switches. With a remote control nearby, users can always enjoy the convenience offered by the guniplug and gunilamp.
StarVedia IC731z – Pan/Tilt Z-Wave IP camera
The IP camera offers not only security but also a modern lifestyle. It is compatible with all those Z-Wave devices to control lights, temperature, door locks, blinds, security sensors, music and even coffee machines. The camera, supporting 320-degree pan and 90-degree tilt, features Z-Wave controller, dual-lens, zoom, Dropbox storage, SD card recording, two-way audio, motion detector and thermometer.
UGCC In Case of Emergency Ring – Medical alert door access ring
The NFC Medical Alert and Door Access Ring from Union Genius Computer Co., Ltd. (UGCC) is made with jewelry-grade fine ceramics. It is water resistant up to 30 meters for one hour and completely dust-proof, with an IP rating. It not only provides unlocking MiFare-enabled secured gate access, but is also a Safe Return device for people with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, as well as a tool for retaining medical data for the rest of us. Each ring has its own web URL so that the EMT or police can access a patient’s personal information, medical data and emergency contact from the Internet without a special App to read.
For the first time, COMPUTEX d&i awards winning products are out of the glass cases into the open for interaction. They will be showcased at Nangang Exhibition Hall, Booth #I0407.