CES 2021

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro: Balance of style and performance

Feature-packed IdeaPad

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Lenovo has a pair of laptops that oozes style and performance in a range of configuration options — the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro and Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro. Choose your perfect entertainment specs, display size (14-inch and 16-inch), and an all-metal chassis exterior in either fashionable Cloud Grey or Storm Grey hue.

For the first time on a Lenovo IdeaPad laptop, the display is offered with wider 16:10 aspect ratio to better accommodate for multitasking with Windows and the occasional movie night.

With less bezel on all sides for an impressive 90 percent screen-to-body ratio and colorful 100 percent sRGB quality, the IdeaPad 5i Pro and IdeaPad 5 Pro deliver better learning and entertainment experiences from wherever you are in the house, thanks to more stable Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. D

isplay is certified safer by TÜV Rheinland for having Eye Care technology to reduce blue light to help protect your eyesight while working long hours.

Effortlessly portable and weighing just 1.45kg for the 14-inch size and 2kg for the larger 16-inch, and with smarter features like an IR camera with Windows Hello to help keep you better protected while logging in hands-free.

Plus, the IR camera’s clever time-of-flight (ToF) sensors provide everyday efficiencies via attention-sensing software from Glance by Mirametrix, like pausing your video when you walk away to get more coffee. Your laptop will even call out with an alarm if it’s ever moved when your back is turned.

Show Mode on Lenovo PCs makes interacting hands-free with Alexa on your PC easy and more convenient. Alexa can help you remember important events, meetings, and tasks, with reminders that alert you even when you are away from your PC.

Your laptop is set to Intelligent Cooling Mode by default to help you leverage balanced AI-enhancements to optimize battery life; to shift your laptop’s performance, just use Lenovo Q-Control by pressing Fn+Q to go up to Maximum Performance mode or down into Battery Saving mode. And when you opt for the display with the higher refresh rate spec, you’ll have the ability to slow down screen refreshes for added control over battery life while engaged in lighter work — just press Fn+R.

Enjoy a larger trackpad over previous generations, plus the bouncier feel of soft-landing switches via the improved keyboard with optional backlighting. Experience quality entertainment and immerse yourself in a whole new world of sound with Dolby Atmos and sharp imagery of the up to 2.8K high-definition display resolution offered across the 14-inch laptop models.

Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro

Also, on the Intel-based Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro, you can expect:

  • The remarkable performance of up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor
  • Up to NVIDIA MX450 graphics to accelerate your laptop for work and play
  • Up to 14-inch 2.8K (16:10) IPS display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 400 nits of brightness
  • Or, go big with up to 16-inch 2.5K (16:10) IPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate at 350 nits bright
  • Get up to 16GB DDR4 of memory and up to 1TB SSD PCIe M.2 of storage on either size
  • The 14-inch laptop offers a 56.5WHr battery and Rapid Charge Boost
  • With 75WHr battery capacity on the 16-inch with support for Rapid Charge Express
  • The 16-inch model also offers single cable Thunderbolt 4 technology

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro

If you opt for the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro powered by the next-gen AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors (coming soon):

On the 14-inch IdeaPad 5 Pro:

  • Choose from the next-gen AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors (coming soon)
  • Up to NVIDIA MX450 GPU
  • Up to 16GB DDR4 of memory and up to 1TB SSD PCIe M.2 of storage
  • Up to 14-inch 2.8K (16:10) IPS display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 400 nits of brightness
  • Offers 56.5WHr battery capacity and Rapid Charge Boost

On the 16-inch IdeaPad 5 Pro:

  • Choose from the next-gen AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors (coming soon)
  • Enjoy several graphics options, including up to the next-gen NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs (coming soon)
  • Up to 32GB DDR4 of memory and up to 1TB SSD PCIe M.2 of storage
  • Up to 16-inch 2.5K (16:10) IPS display with high 120Hz refresh rate at 350 nits bright
  • Offers 75WHr battery capacity and Rapid Charge Express

Get the Most Out of Your PC with New Vantage Enhancements

Across the Lenovo portfolio, one app that’s always got your back is Lenovo Vantage and this month, it’s getting a refresh across several of its features. In the latest update, Lenovo Vantage offers users with some of the newest Lenovo devices a better view into the performance of their Smart Battery, displaying such status updates as battery capacity retention, predicted lifespan and temperature.

Lenovo Smart Assist is another feature where the new Vantage updates will further enhance the user experience across the entire Lenovo consumer PC portfolio. Its intuitive updates include improvements to the hands-free login feature with Windows Hello, as well as expanded application and browser support for its hands-free video playback and Super Resolution 2.0 video upscaling capabilities.

This update also sees an expansion of the recently launched Vantage Smart Performance Services to global markets, granting more users access to one-click scans, fixes for malware and zero-day virus removal, for all-in-one PC performance, maintenance and enhanced security. And with new progressive web app caching that loads Vantage in mere seconds, you’ll be able to access all of these new and existing Vantage features faster, no matter where you are in the world.

Pricing and availability

The 16-inch IdeaPad 5 Pro laptop with up to latest AMD Ryzen H-Series Mobile Processors and up to next-gen NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs will start at US$ 1149.99 and is expected to be available starting May 2021.

The 14-inch IdeaPad 5 Pro is not available in North America at this time but is expected to be available in EMEA in March 2021 and will start at EUR 799

The 16-inch IdeaPad 5i Pro laptop is not available in North America but is expected to be available in EMEA starting March 2021 and will start at EUR 899.

The 14-inch model is also not available in North America but is expected to be available in EMEA in March 2021 and will start at €699 (including VAT).


This is a press release from Lenovo

Accessories

Oblio is a 2-in-1 UV-C sanitizer and wireless charging station

Keeping it clean stylishly

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Admit it or not, UV-C sterilizers and sanitizers are now revolutionizing our home and office spaces. At CES 2021, Lexon Design took cleaning accessories up a notch.

Introducing Oblio, this vase-like UV-C sanitizer helps prevent the spread of harmful bacteria found on our smartphones. It has a built-in UV-C LED, which extinguishes the DNA of microorganisms found in viruses, mold, and germs.

Oblio is capable of extensive disinfection, sanitizing your device for a 20-minute cycle. Through lab testing, it has been proven effective to kill 99.9 percent of viruses, including H1N1.

Just like Samsung’s personal sanitizer, Oblio also lets you charge your devices wirelessly. With a 10W wireless charging capability, you can fully charge a smartphone in three hours. Additionally, it comes with an LED indicator. This is so you’ll know the charging status of your device inside.

But what sets it apart from other sanitizers? Apparently, Oblio’s meaning and design. The name Oblio means “forgot” in the native language of Italian designers Manuela Simonelli and Andrea Quaglio.

Its meaning echoes the accessory’s vase shape, ingeniously designed to help people disconnect — literally forgetting their smartphones so they can be more present.

Price and availability

Oblio sanitizes and charges all Qi-enabled smartphones, regardless if it’s iPhone or Android. The 2-in-1 accessory is already available at prominent retailers worldwide such as Best Buy, Nordstrom, MoMA Design Store in the US, Fnac Darty in Europe, and more.

It retails for US$ 79.90 and is available in four colors: White, Gold, Dark Blue, and Matt Black. You can get it through its official online store at Lexon Design.

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Hedgehog protects your smart home from cyber attacks

This homeware keeps people, data, and devices safe

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Protecting your home is more than just smart locks, CCTVs, and firewalls for your digital premises. With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) or those appliances and devices that are becoming smarter, life has been easier. However, the price of convenience comes with the risk of a new threat: cyber attacks.

These days, both enterprises and homeowners must increase security at all levels. As such, we need an extra guardian. Meet Hedgehog, the “world’s first whole home” cybersecurity device.

Launched at CES 2021, Hedgehog was described as a home’s digital guardian, protecting the household from possible attacks that firewalls and anti-virus software can’t.

The digital guardian we need?

Unsure how you can possibly be attacked? Imagine if your smart fridge got hacked, or if your smart vacuum malfunctioned. How about if your smart locks break and make it possible for actual thieves to enter your home.

These situations aren’t far from happening in our reality. After all, cyber criminals are actively and increasingly targeting everyday people. Home networks are easy to target to access personal and corporate data, especially at an age where people are remotely working from home.

Hedgehog aims to protect the entire home and all IoT devices inside a network. From phones, fridges, PCs, speakers, webcams, tablets, and Smart TVs — basically anything that’s smart enough to use the Internet and make your life easier.

A smart, functional homeware

Despite being a digital guardian, Hedgehog doesn’t dismiss your existing firewalls and anti-virus software. Rather, it works alongside those security measures and other home security products, offering holistic protection. It simply shields all the people, devices, and networks within a home.

Even though it’s a smart piece of technology, designed to look like homeware. Its unassuming look helps it blends easily. It’s also smart enough to install itself and connect to an existing Wi-Fi connection.

And when it does, it watches the entire household, identifying anything suspicious, and alerts the home-owner via an app. It also neutralizes threats quickly and effectively, protecting both data and people.

Price and availability

The Hedgehog device and its annual subscription are available to pre-order at a discounted price of EUR 99 with no subscription fees. It’s available in two colors: Orange Belly and Midnight Blue. Get more information about the device and its offers through this link.

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Combine and change scents using Ninu’s sustainable, smart perfume

Wear the right scent that matches your every mood

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Of all things that could get smarter, it’s a perfume. Yes, you read that right. At CES 2021, Ninu launched the “first smart perfume in the world,” with a connected device that’s capable of changing scents with every spray.

It’s a unique approach to an everyday item, interesting enough to pique our curiosity. After all, it has an unassuming yet elegant look.

The fusion of beauty and technology

How does it work? This AI-powered perfume uses an app to personalize a scent, fusing ingredients with only a few clicks. It lets you wear the right scent appropriate for every mood and look.

It seamlessly delivers an astonishing perfume through its electronic micro-precision extracting system, guided by its Ninu’s very own assistant — Pierre, the perfume master.

Pierre, just like Siri and Alexa, is an AI assistant that executes whatever wishes you have regarding your scent and helps you have full control over anything you do on the app. The assistant also notifies you when you’re running low on stock.

Feel sexy and earth-friendly

Despite being able to design a premium perfume bottle, assembled with the best of tech, Ninu believes the most important thing is the fragrances themselves. After all, Ninu used 100 percent vegan, sustainably-sourced ingredients — with a wholesome procedure designed in France.

This smart perfume is more than just a smart accessory. It presents itself as a sustainable, essential item that makes you feel fresh and sexy, and also earth-friendly.

Ninu uses natural ink in packaging cartons and uses less packaging to scale down plastic consumption. Instruction leaflets are replaced with a QR code, therefore, fewer papers. Moreover, perfume bottles are made from recycled glass since every 10 percent increase in recycled glass housing cuts down CO2 emissions by five percent.

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