By TWICE Staff On Oct 3 2011 - 4:01am
Line Now In U.S.
OLD LYME, CONN. —
its colorful CX 215 in-ear headphones
and MX 365 ear
buds are now
available in the
U.S. These models
are based on
the Color Trends
2011, which are
focused on by
the fashion industry
colors of the
The CX 215 come in five colors —
red, orange, blue, green and broze
— for a $59.95 suggested retail.
Features include a finger-contoured
housing design for easy adjustment,
and three sizes of ear adapters.
The MX 356 come in bronze, dark
blue, brown, orange, red and white for
CARLSBAD, CALIF. —
launched an updated version of its
earphones line, which have the same
name as the company. The secondgeneration
Zipbuds have 11mm drivers
(instead of 8mm) and a zipper pull
that is said to be lighter than the previous
These Zipbuds also have aluminum
ear buds, meant to keep the weight
down even further. Five colors are
offered: black and black, pink and
black, blue and black, pink and white,
and blue and white.
Suggested retail is $39.99. Sports
ear clips are included.
IRVINE, CALIF. —
introduced its PS 20 BT Bluetooth
earphones with 14.3mm drivers. They
have a “half in-ear” design, meant to
combines the bass response of inear-
style buds with the high frequency
response of open-ear style headphones,
the company said.
Features include a lightweight,
glossy housing, four sizes of silicon
tips, in-line controls and a carrying
pouch. Talk time is listed at six hours,
with six hours of music time and 250
hours of standby.
They also have the company’s OmniPair
technology, enabling users to
eight devices at once, and use up to
two of them simultaneously. Suggested
retail is $149.Western Digital Ships
HDDs For Macs
IRVINE, CALIF. –
Western Digital released
the latest version of its My Passport
portable hard drives for Macs.
The My Passport Studio models
come in 500GB, 750GB and 1TB capacities
with respective price points of
$129, $159 and $179.
The Studio models have an all-metal
chassis and feature two FireWire 800
ports and a USB 2.0 port, along with
encryption and password-protection
The My Passport for Mac drops the
FireWire port, metal enclosure and security
It comes in the same capacities with
price points of $99, $119 and $129, respectively.
All models are available immediately.
Targus Adds More
ANAHEIM, CALIF. —
the latest additions to its tablet accessories
The new Targus Swivel Stand for
iPad and iPad 2 rotates 360 degrees
and adjusts from flat to nearly vertical.
It features a lid that closes to contain
the iPad and is compatible with Apple’s
Smart Cover or the Targus Vucomplete
Each Swivel Stand purchase comes
with a free download of Mattel’s Uno
and Magic 8 Ball iPad apps.
It is available now exclusively through
Best Buy at a $39.99 retail price.
Also new is the Targus Lap Lounge,
a bean bag lap cushion designed to
hold any tablet up to 10 inches. Its attached
stand holds the tablet in horizontal
or vertical angles. A zippered pocket
stores a tuck-away carry handle and can
also double as an accessory pouch. It
includes a built-in stylus loop.
It weighs 1.5 pounds and comes in a
white and gray color scheme. It will be
available “soon” at a $49.99 suggested
Targus also introduced two new tablet
The 3-in-1 Stylus for Capacitive Devices includes a built-in pen and laser
pointer. It has a black and silver finish, a
rubber tip, is 5.3 inches long and weighs
less than 2 ounces. The pen uses a
standard D1 refill and includes one additional
refill. It will retail for $34.99.
The Targus Executive Stylus & Pen
combines the functionality of a stylus
with a built-in executive roller ball pen.
It is also rubber tipped, is 5.5 inches
long with a gun-metal finish, and weighs
just more than an ounce. It will retail for
Targus said the styluses work with
any capacitive touch device.
Belkin’s In The Kitchen
PLAYA VISTA, CALIF. –
cooked up a new lineup of kitchen accessories
for the iPad and other tablet
The line includes the Chef Stand +
Stylus, designed for cook’s who use a
tablet for reading recipes. A non-slip
rubber base supports the device in
landscape or vertical mode.
The stylus allows scrolling without
touching the surface of the tablet. It features
a magnetic tip that awakens the
tablet from sleep mode.
The base is hand washable and case
compatible and retails for $39.99. It is
works with most tablets, Belkin said.
Also new is the Belkin Fridge Mount
featuring maximum-strength 3M Command
Strips that snap the tablet securely
to a refrigerator door or wall without
damaging surfaces when removed.
It accommodates any tablet between 7
and 10 inches with case in place. It retails
Finally, Belkin’s Kitchen Cabinet
Mounts suspend a tablet on any cabinet
or shelf. It also accommodates any tablet
between 7 and 10 inches with case
in place and retails for $49.99.
“The iPad and other tablets open up a
whole new world in the kitchen and we
are just now beginning to unlock their
potential as the next must-have kitchen
gadget,” said Jamie Elgie, product management
senior director for Belkin’s mobility
division. “We’re excited to unveil
products that will make life in the kitchen
easier for everyone from professional
chefs and bakers to moms and kitchen
In-Wall iPad Mount
its iRoom iDock, a motorized in-wall
iPad mount, is now available.
The iDock is designed to be flushmounted
while a motorized docking
system opens and closes to securely
store the iPad. The custom-installed
dock, which can be used with the
iPad and iPad 2, includes both power
and composite audio internal connections.
It comes in two models: an
iDock Landscape ($1,199) and an
iDock Portrait ($999).
A flush-mounted socket is used to
integrate the iDock, Bracketron said,
with the iDock connected to the power
supply and inserted into the flushmounted
The mount’s faceplate comes in
three colors — brushed aluminum,
piano black and opal white – or it can
be color customized so that the bezel
matches a user’s interior design.
A one-touch proximity sensor activates
when someone is nearby and
switches the iDock to the open position,
allowing users to insert the tablet.
After 10 seconds the iPad door
closes again automatically, Bracketron
said. Users can disable the sensor
to lock the iPad permanently in
place if they wish.
The iDock also automatically charges
the iPad battery while mounted.
According to the company, it will automatically
open during a power outage
so the iPad can be retrieved.
FREMONT, CALIF. —
introduced Harmony Link, a device
that when coupled with an app turns
an iPad, iPhone or Android smartphone
into a universal remote control.
The Harmony Link, which operates
via Wi-Fi, is a puck-sized device designed
to fit next to a TV. When set up
with the Harmony Link app, the two
enable users to browse a personalized
schedule of their favorite shows,
channels and genres while turning on
the correct devices needed for the
For example, if users select “Watch
a movie,” the DVD player and TV will
turn on, or whatever combination of
A/V equipment the user has predetermined.
Up to eight devices can be
controlled. An IR mini-blaster accessory
is included, so devices inside
closed furniture can be used.
It will be available in October for a
$99.99 suggested retail.
More than one iPad, iPhone, iPod
Touch or Android smartphone can be
used at a time, Logitech said, each
customized with the user’s favorite