By TWICE Staff On Jun 6 2011 - 3:01am
WallWizard Taps 5 New
Independent Sales Firms
City of Industry, Calif. —
TV mount supplier Wall-
Wizard announcied the appointment of two distributors
and three sales agents who will represent the
WallWizard brand in Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Finland,
India, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, expanding
the company’s global reach.
The following firms and reps have been appointed:
- Nick Libertone of Australia’s Convergent Technologies;
Aditya Gupta of India’s The Soundsmiths;
Michael Holm Nielsen, Holmes ApS, for Denmark,
Sweden, Finland, and Norway; Teo de Lange of TST
International Consulting Services in The Netherlands
; and in Brazil, Carlos Rocha of Samurai Industria de
Of the recent additions to the company’s independent
sales force, WallWizard general manager Abe
Chavez stated, “The addition of these new international
channel partners proves that the WallWizard
Product Line has global appeal. Furthermore, it allows
our company to remain true to our corporate mission,
which is to deliver unique and innovative TV mounting
solutions for dealers, integrators and retailers worldwide.”
iLuv Debuts iPad 2 Case
With Bluetooth Keyboard
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. —
iLuv Creative Technology
has introduced its iCK826 Professional Case
for iPad 2 with removable Bluetooth keyboard.
The leatherette case combines a number of innovative
features designed specifically for professional
The iCK826’s sports a removable Bluetooth keyboard
designed so that the keys react and respond
to the user’s touch in the same tactile manner as a
traditional computer keyboard, providing a typing experience
that is familiar to the user and completely different
than that of typing on the device’s touchscreen
“There is no doubt that the iPad products have
changed the game in mobile computing,” said Pia
Chon, marketing director at iLuv. “The iCK826 adds
tremendous value to an already amazing device by
making it just as easy to create documents and media
as it is to consume them on an iPad. This will make
the iPad a much more powerful and versatile device
for many consumers, particularly those who prefer to
type on a traditional physical keyboard.”
The iCK826’s keyboard includes a micro USB port
for charging of the internal battery that will last up to
30 days on a single charge. Secured with four Velcro
strips sewn into the leatherette case, the Bluetooth
keyboard can be easily removed.
It also has a retractable kickstand, a leatherette closure
with chrome accents that, when set in the open
position, rotates out of the way of the screen.
The inside of the case is lined with a micro suede
inner lining to protect the back of the iPad 2 from
Designed specifically for the iPad 2, The Professional
case features openings for the front and back
cameras as well as a cutout for the iPad 2’s speaker
so not to inhibit sound
The iCK826 is currently available at select iLuv retailers
V-MODA, HBO Team For
“True Blood” Headphones
Hollywood, Calif. –
V-MODA and HBO have inked a
licensing deal to bring to market a collection of headphones
that embodies the spirit of the award-winning
HBO vampire series, True Blood.
Scheduled to launch this summer, the “V-MODA for
True Blood” collection offers six models ranging from
ear buds to headphones, including a brand new style
specifically crafted for the line.
V-MODA is touting the headphone line’s “almost immortal
durability made possible by the company’s MaterialEDGE
military-tough testing processes and over
four years of quality engineering. The product line’s
timeless materials – metal plates, Kevlar-reinforced
cables and luxurious fabrics – ensure functionality
that, like True Blood’s vampires, can span years without
signs of deterioration. And most importantly, each
product has been masterfully tuned alongside legendary
musicians, producers and DJs to deliver “supernatural”
“The fantastical world of True Blood speaks to the
vision and values of the V-MODA Tribe,” said chieh
visionary officer and DJ Val Kolton. “Our products
have been carefully crafted for those whose style and
sophistication have evolved through the ages. With
each season, more and more people have found it impossible
to resist the allure of True Blood and we think
the same will be true of the new “V-MODA for True
Blood” line. Like the show, it’s boldly seductive.”
“Music is a very integral part of the story telling for
all of our programming, especially True Blood,” stated
James Costos, HBO’s licensing and retailing VP. “So
it made sense for us to partner with V-MODA which
is an extremely forward-thinking music accessories
company. In addition, their brand mirrors the edgy,
provocative qualities that are so closely associated
with the show.”
Shipping in time for the show’s fourth season premiere
on June 26th, the “V-MODA for True Blood” line
will be unveiled and available at select retailers, including
and the HBO Shop
in New York City.
Gemini Debuts FirstMix
USB DJ Controller
— Gemini, a division of GCI Technologies,
recently unveiled the FirstMix USB DJ controller,
designed with two touch-sensitive job wheels.
The FirstMix connects via USB and reportedly enables
users to DJ using their iTunes or other music
library. It ships with Cross LE DJ software from Mix-
Vibes and is also compatible with other DJ software.
Features include the ability to mix songs together,
add effects, play music in reverse, adjust bass and
treble output, and record a set.
Suggested retail is $79.95.
Joel Seigel, President and CEO of
Gentec International announced an exclusive distribution
agreement for Tamrac camera cases and accessories
for the Canadian market. Gentec will commence
distribution of Tamrac products effective July 1.
“We are very excited about adding this impressive
line of products to ouri maging division offerings,” stated
Mr. Seigel. “We look forward to bringing Tamrac’s
level of international success to the Canadian market.”
“We are pleased to welcome the Gentec team as
part of Tamrac’s group of 82 premier international
distributors,” stated Ryan Cyr, president of Tamrac.
“Their organization and high level of professionalism
will certainly complement our product line up.”
Iogear Ships Multi-Link
FOOTHILLS RANCH, CALIF. —
Iogear said it’s
now shipping the Multi-Link Bluetooth keyboard with
touchpad (model GKM611B), which allows wireless
management of up to six Bluetooth-enabled devices.
The device has a slip-resistant design, and the
touchpad comes with left and right mouse buttons. It
operates off two AA batteries and weighs 1.9 pounds.
Suggested retail is $79.95.
Apptwee Bows Apple
Remote App, Dongle
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. —
Apptwee has released the
RI universal remote control for iPad and iPhone.
The Apptwee RI device, which is priced at $19.99,
along with the free app, turns an iPhone or iPad into
a remote control that replaces “all other” IR controls,
the company said.
The device, which is no larger than a U.S. quarter,
plugs into the iPhone or iPad audio jack and can control
a database of products currently at 225 popular
brands, more than 72 device types, and 845 models
of TVs, home entertainment, automation and lighting
systems, computers, projectors and other IR-controlled
The RI requires no batteries or charging, weighs a
fraction of an ounce, fits in your pocket, can travel anywhere
and is simple to use, Apptwee said.
If a call comes in on the iPhone, it can be answered
via the speaker mode. Once the call is over, the RI resumes
at the last-used remote control user interface,
the company said.
The RI is compatible with any Apple iPhone or iPad
device that supports OS version 4.2 or higher, including
iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4G, and the iPod Touch 2G
and higher. It is currently available at Amazon.com
the RI app is downloadable for free from the Apple
Verbatim Mouse Adds
CHARLOTTE, N.C. –
Verbatim announced the compatibility
of its ultra-compact Easy Riser Wireless
Bluetooth Mouse with the new Motorola Xoom tablet.
Motorola, in conjunction with Google recently released
a software update for its tablet, allowing users
the ability to add and use a Bluetooth mouse, further
expanding the device’s already-impressive functionality.
When connected via the XOOM’s Bluetooth option,
users can enjoy cord-free convenience for computing
“Xoom users can now experience the portability,
convenience and performance Verbatim has to offer.
With a simple flick of a switch, the height of the Easy
Riser mouse easily can be adjusted,” said Ron Hanafin,
Verbatim product manager.
The Easy Riser Bluetooth Wireless Mouse comes
with two AAA batteries and can be purchased for
$29.99 at Amazon, Fry’s Electronics and B&H Photo.