Accessories Suppliers Descend On Orlando For CTIA Wireless 2011
By John Laposky On Mar 21 2011 - 3:01am
ORLANDO, FLA. —
This week’s CTIA Wireless 2011
Expo will feature a robust accessories presence, with
exhibitors sprinkled throughout the Orange County Convention
Center, in addition to a featured Accessories
Pavilion and an iAccessories Pavilion.
is launching its HD Bluetooth
speakerphone, an in-vehicle hands-free solution
that uses voice commands to not only
control phone functions but also to interact
with social-media sites.
Boasting V Array technology, the Super-
Tooth HD features dual 5-watt speakers and
a 5.4-watt amplifier, making it three times
more powerful than any other speakerphone
on the market, according to the company.
Dual microphones pick up voices more clearly
than previous models, SuperTooth said.
Using the speakerphone’s voice commands,
drivers can answer incoming calls,
select pre-dialed phone numbers, check
battery level and retrieve voicemail. Super-
Tooth’s included Handsfree Assistant feature
allows drivers to compose and send
Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS messages all via
voice. The SuperTooth HD can also read incoming SMS
and email messages via specific apps. The SuperTooth
Handsfree Assistant incorporates Dial2Do’s voice-to-text
No installation is required; the device clips on to a sun
visor, and a USB cable and in-car charger are included.
The SuperTooth HD is compatible with all Bluetoothenabled
phones, including iPhones, BlackBerrys, and
other smartphones with Android or Windows Mobile operating
SuperTooth HD will debut in booth 5625, and will be
available for a suggested retail of $129 beginning in April
at department, specialty and mobile phone stores nationwide.
Mizco International’s Cellular Innovations
introducing three new Bluetooth devices at the show.
The new HFBLU-CK6000 hands-free car kit synchronizes
with a phone’s contact list and supports text-tospeech
messaging. It features dual noise-canceling microphones
and voice dialing. It includes an orange LED
display that displays caller ID in five languages, talktime,
cell reception and battery life.
It is available for immediate dealer delivery at a suggested
retail of $79.99.
Also new is the HFBLU-NC901 multi-point noise-canceling
Bluetooth headset. Able to connect to two devices
simultaneously, it also features dual noise-canceling
microphones, automatic pairing, voice-dialing and callcanceling
functions, while providing up to five hours of
talktime and 150 standby hours. It will be available for
delivery this month at a suggested retail of $39.99.
Cellular Innovations’ new MP-FMBLU universal FM
transmitter plugs into a vehicle’s power outlet and pairs
with a Bluetooth cellphone to transmit calls to the vehicle’s
stereo system. Music playback automatically stops
when a call comes in and resumes after the call ends.
The Bluetooth 2.1 transmitter features a 3.5mm audio
jack, a USB port and a SD/MMC slot to support music
playback from MP3 players, USB devices and memory
cards. A full-featured IR remote control is included so
anyone in the car can control music playback.
It will retail for $29.99 with immediate availability.
Mizco is in booth 4449.
will launch a new line of PowerSkinbranded
silicone smartphone cases with built-in battery
to double talk and standby time. The company said it will
display its entire PowerSkin collection for iPhone 4, Samsung
Galaxy, Samsung Vibrant, HTC HD7, HTC Evo, and
MyTouch 4G smartphones.
The line can be seen in C2 Wireless’ booth,
iLuv Creative Technology
just prior to the show that it has been named
an official partner in the Samsung Mobile Application
Partner Program (SMAAP) and will
develop a wide range of accessories for Samsung’s
“The iLuv and Samsung partnership will
strengthen the marketplace and reiterate the
importance of being responsive to customers
who look for value,” said Pia Chon, marketing
director at iLuv. “We are happy to work with
Samsung and build upon our history of innovations
that offer new and smart ways to enjoy
one’s mobile/connected life.”
“iLuv was chosen for its experience and
ability to quickly offer unique accessories for
Samsung mobile products, such as the cutting-
edge Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab,” said
Jongin Kim, product strategy VP for Samsung’s
mobile communications business.
The first wave of iLuv products under the SMAAP program
will be on display in Samsung’s booths, 2440 and
iLuv is a division of jWin Electronics.
will show its expanded line of poly
sleeves for electronic devices, including its new line of
CleverWraps for tablets and e-readers.
Like the company’s original line of mobile phone
sleeves, the new models protect against incidental contact
with water, sand, grease, dirt and other harmful
materials, CleverWraps said. The lightweight protective
material offers a precise, snug fit and allows for full device
functionality, including use of the power switch, keyboard,
touchscreen and speakers. The new line includes
three size variants to fit popular e-reader and tablet models
such as the Kindle 2, Kindle 3, Nook, Nook Color,
Sony DailyEdition, Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy.
CleverWraps is located in booth 4290.
Clear-Coat Scratch Protection
will show its suite of
custom full-body protective device wraps in booth 5233.
The company offers custom full-body wrap kits for the
following devices, among others: Apple’s iPhone 3 G S
and 4, iPod Nano and Touch, and iPad and iPad 2; Black-
Berry’s Storm and Storm 2; the HTC Inspire and G2; Motorola’s
Atrix, Cliq and Droid models; Nokia’s N97; the
Palm Pre; and the Samsung Memoir.
The kits retail from $24.99 to $34.99.
Also showing protective film kits is NLU Products
NLU is also showing its Ciderz line of ultra-thin side
protectors that are specifically cut for the iPhone 4, featuring
larger ports and jacks for easy use with third-party
accessories. They are available in nine “flavor-inspired”
colors such as black cherry and bubble gum.
will bring a broad line of cellphone accessories
including new Bluetooth headsets and in-vehicle
hands-free kits, mounts antennas, signal boosters, and
novelty battery, keyboard and phone covers and faceplates,
as well as holsters and pouches. ESI is in booth
will feature a number of current products
in its i.Sound line of handheld device accessories in
The i.Sound 2 in 1 Charger & Back Up Battery is designed
for iPhone and iPod models. The system features
a 1,000mAh polymerized lithium-ion battery that provides
up to 30 hours of additional music playback,
six hours of video or three hours of talk time.
Included is a USB charging cable and USB
AC adapter which can be used to charge the
iPhone/iPod and battery pack simultaneously.
The device is compatible with all iPhone and
iPod models with a 30-pin connector.
It’s available now at a suggested $49.99.
The i.Sound iMan Portable Sliding Speaker
System Works with any audio device using
3.5mm or 2.5mm output. It features two 34mm
speakers with dual 2-watt x 2 full-range drivers
delivering 100Hz to 20kHz frequency response.
It’s powered via USB, AC (adapter
sold separately) or 4 AAA batteries.
It includes a protective carrying case, USB
Power Cable, 3.5mm audio extension and
2.5mm adapter. It is shipping now at a suggested
Dreamgear is also showing its i.Sound Portable
Power Max, a 16,000mAh backup power
brick for Apple portables and other USB-powered
It supplies up to 480 hours of power and includes
five USB ports for simultaneous charging
of several devices. It includes a USB to
mini/micro USB cable, LED status indicators,
and a built-in flashlight.
It retails for $129.99 and is shipping.
In addition, Dreamgear’s licensed Sesame
Street line of i.Sound accessories will be exhibited.
The line includes iPhone, iPod and iPad
cases, sleeves, portfolios and headphones featuring
Elmo and Cookie Monster.
Other popular licensed characters and
brands will be exhibited by Mobo USA
booth 5337. The company’s portfolio includes
licensed phone accessories, including cases,
chargers and screen protectors, under brands
such as Disney, Looney Tunes, Snoopy, Hannah
Montana, and its most recent additions,
Eric Maaske Rebel Spirit and KALI.
, in booths 5327 and 5328 will
be showing its broad range of customized vinyl
skins for cellphones and almost all portable
handheld devices, including tablets.
The company’s portfolio features hundreds
of pop culture-inspired designs, and the most
recent introductions will be on display including
skins featuring Elvis Presley, The Ramones,
ATHF, Rihanna and Muse.