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Motorola brings baby monitoring to CES 2019 with Hubble

CNET logo CNET 08/01/2019 Molly Price
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Motorola is upping the baby monitoring game with smart camera baby mobiles, a camera with interchangeable platforms and a health-tracking baby bed insert, all on the Hubble Connected platform. 

Halo

The Halo baby monitor attaches to a cot or crib for an overhead view of the baby. The 1080p camera includes IR night vision up to 10 meters and two-way audio that can be activated when motion or audio is sensed. On your smartphone, you can use the Hubble app to view the camera's feed and respond to alerts.

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Above the camera, a ring of soft light glows and changes colors, while a virtual mobile projects scenes onto the ceiling. There's also the option to play lullabies or your own voice recordings through the Halo's speakers. The Halo is available now at BuyBuyBaby with an MSRP of $249. Pair the Halo with a portable, baby monitoring screen for a Halo+ package with a retail price of $299.

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Motorola DOX

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In addition to the Halo baby monitoring, Motorola also introduced a camera with interchangeable stands. Expected in the second quarter of 2019, Motorola DOX can be used for indoor, outdoor, crib mount or pan, tilt and zoom functionality.

Pricing for the Motorola DOX hasn't been announced yet, but the team told me they estimated the price to be around $200 for the camera and a stand.

Comfort Cloud

Rounding out Motorola's lineup of baby-centric tech is the Comfort Cloud. This smart baby cushion aims to bring health stats to parents via the Hubble app. A smart sleep strip sensor is placed into a special insert on the baby cushion and monitors sleeping patterns based on heart rate, respiratory rate, sleep cycles, body movement and sleep time.

Stats can be seen in the app and you can receive alerts when something doesn't seem right. The sensor strip charges via Micro-USB and can hold a charge for approximately eight days. The Comfort Cloud is expected to be available with an MSRP of $199. 

The most interesting PCs, laptops and tablets of CES 2018

a stack of flyers on a table: Dell's XPS line of laptops are among the best Windows devices you can buy. Unveiled at CES 2018, the newest 15-inch XPS laptop is a 2-in-1, meaning it doubles as a tablet. Plus, it's powered by Intel's 8th-gen CPU and AMD's Vega M GPU. The XPS 15 2-in-1 will be available from spring, and starts at $1,299. That converts to roughly £960 or AU$1,650.

Dell's XPS line of laptops are among the best Windows devices you can buy. Unveiled at CES 2018, the newest 15-inch XPS laptop is a 2-in-1, meaning it doubles as a tablet. Plus, it's powered by Intel's 8th-gen CPU and AMD's Vega M GPU. The XPS 15 2-in-1 will be available from spring, and starts at $1,299. That converts to roughly £960 or AU$1,650.
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