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Roundup: The best Apple ecosystem electronics spotted at day two of CES

The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing in Las Vegas, Nev., and AppleInsider offers a roundup of some of the best Apple-compatible devices we've spied at the event, including a unique car heads-up display, reversible USB plug Lightning cables, an iOS-connected asthma monitor, and more.

SenseHUD dashboard-mounted screen pitted against new CarPlay units






SenseDriver Technologies' new SenseHUD will use an iPhone to power its dash-mounted display, providing drivers with directions, speed, calls and other information. The hardware connects via Bluetooth and uses a special app to drive the display.

Images from the handset are reflected using a special electrochromatic LCD, which automatically adjusts to one of three viewing levels depending on ambient lighting conditions.

SenseHUD will launch this summer for $99, and stands as an alternative to the many CarPlay-related kits unveiled at CES this week. In particular, both Pioneer and Kenwood showed off new third-party aftermarket head units compatible with CarPlay that are set to hit the market soon.




CarPlay support was also announced this week by Volkswagen, which will incorporate Apple's platform into its next generation of vehicle infotainment systems. CarPlay is set to become available in select Volkswagen models that will hit the road later this year.

Fitbit's latest wrist-worn devices land amid wearables deluge






Fitbit was onhand at CES this week showcasing its expanded lineup, featuring the Charge step tracker, pulse-checking Charge HR, and the GPS-enabled Surge "fitness super watch."

The Surge, in particular, offers more smartwatch functions, such as music controls, caller ID, notification alerts and more. Battery life is also pegged at up to seven days under normal use.

The Surge retails for $249.95 and is available now, while the lower end Charge HR sells for $149.95.

ADAM asthma monitor coming with HealthKit support






One of the more interesting iOS-connected devices discovered by AppleInsider at CES this year is the Automated Device for Asthma Management, or ADAM. The accessory from Health Care Originals aims to provide users with a complete solution for managing their asthma by predicting and logging attacks, and recommending behavior changes.

Set to launch in the second quarter of this year, ADAM will connect to an iPhone and count coughs, measure respiration, weheze, heart rate and more. The accessory will boast HIPAA-compliant data storage, and support for Apple's HealthKit is in the works.

Griffin to launch Lightning cable with reversible plug






"iDevice" owners may find interest in Griffin's new $30 Lightning cable with reversible USB plug. Coming in March, the licensed Made for iPhone accessory will allow the USB end of the cable to be plugged into a port in either orientation.

That means both ends of the cable will be insertable with minimal fuss, as Apple's Lightning also works in either direction.

For even more, see AppleInsider's full coverage from the show floor at CES 2015.