Pelican Offers Rugged Options For 5S & S5

Pelican Offers Rugged Options For 5S & S5

By Lisa Johnston On Apr 18 2014 - 2:51pm

The Voyager case has a $50 suggested retail.
The Voyager case has a $50 suggested retail.


Torrance, Calif. — Pelican Products has launched two series of rugged cases for the iPhone 5/5s and Galaxy S5 smartphones.

The ProGear Voyager case features multiple layers of polycarbonate and energy-absorbing TPR. It meets military (MIL-SPEC) standards, Pelican said, and comes with a detachable, spring-loaded belt clip holster. Suggested retail is $50; a variety of colors is offered.

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Toshiba Announced ‘World’s Fastest’ MicroSD Cards

Toshiba Announced ‘World’s Fastest’ MicroSD Cards

By TWICE Staff On Apr 18 2014 - 1:12pm




Irvine, Calif. — Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) announced what it called “the world’s fastest” MicroSD cards.

The UHS Speed Class 3-enabled cards are offered in 32GB and 64GB capacities. Minimum write speeds are said to be 30MBps, with a maximum read speed of 260MBps for the 64GB version and 145MBps for the 32GB card.

Maximum write speeds are 240MBps for the 64GB version, and 130MBps for the 32GB card.  

The cards are especially geared toward users who want to record 4K video, TAEC said.

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Nationwide East Adds Online Tracking System

Nationwide East Adds Online Tracking System

By TWICE Staff On Apr 18 2014 - 9:34am




Demorest, Ga. – Nationwide East, a division of the Nationwide Marketing Group, has developed Business Manager Plus, a secure online tracking system that allows member dealers access to paid rebates, invoices and payments.

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Voice-Search Updates Added To Fire TV

Voice-Search Updates Added To Fire TV

By Greg Tarr On Apr 18 2014 - 9:28am




Seattle — Amazon said Friday that Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime Anytime are integrating their full catalogs into Fire TV’s unified voice search.

The service enhancements join Vevo in offering voice-search capabilities for full over-the-top (OTT) content catalogs.

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Sonos Burning Bridges With Planned Software Upgrade

Sonos Burning Bridges With Planned Software Upgrade

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 18 2014 - 7:04am




Santa Barbara, Calif. – Beta-test software for Sonos’ wireless multiroom-audio system will eliminate the need to connect a $49 Bridge to a wireless router in the majority of homes, the company announced.

The Bridge enables Sonos’ active wireless speakers to “communicate with one another to construct a wireless mesh network” that “ensures rock-solid signal strength with no interruption, even throughout the largest homes,” the company said. The Bridge also enables multiple wireless speakers to play back in sync.

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Sony: High-Res Audio Efforts Picking Up

Sony: High-Res Audio Efforts Picking Up

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 18 2014 - 6:59am

Sony’s audio team includes (from left) public relations manager Maya Wasserman,
Sony’s audio team includes (from left) public relations manager Maya Wasserman, senior product manager Seiji Ijuin, senior business manager (portables) Patricia Bauer, product trainer J.P. Torres, product marketing manager Aaron Levine, product marketing manager (soundbars and HTiBs) Brad Parker, and home audio division director Jeff Hiatt.


San Diego — Sony is stepping up its efforts to promote high-resolution audio (HRA) downloads while the CE and music industries continue working together to develop a common HRA definition, unified messages to consumers, and strategies to promote better audio to music enthusiasts, Sony marketers said during a press briefing.

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Abt To Hold 2nd Annual Earth Day Recycling Event

Abt To Hold 2nd Annual Earth Day Recycling Event

By Steve Smith On Apr 17 2014 - 3:06pm

Abt is holding this Earth Day event for the second year in a row.
Abt is holding this Earth Day event for the second year in a row.


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Stereo Advantage To Carry SVS Line

Stereo Advantage To Carry SVS Line

By TWICE Staff On Apr 17 2014 - 3:24pm




Girard, Ohio — SVS reported its high-performance audio line is being carried by New York retailer Stereo Advantage.

“Stereo Advantage understands the unique challenges of selling high-performance audio products, and they have continuously evolved to meet the needs of the modern audio and home theater consumer,” said Gary Yacoubian, SVS president, in a statement, praising the retailer’s “stellar sales service through its online store or expert installation from its ‘Smart Squad.’ ”

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Eyefi Adds New Cloud Service

Eyefi Adds New Cloud Service

By Greg Tarr On Apr 17 2014 - 1:32pm




Mountain View, Calif. – Camera connectivity resource Eyefi revealed Thursday a new cloud-linked service it said gives cameras “smartphone-like” image sharing convenience.

The new Eyefi Cloud offering automatically synchronizes photos to mobile devices to view, edit, and manipulate them on and offline.

The Eyefi service automatically takes transfers, organizes, syncs, and shares and image anytime, anywhere for instant access by smartphones, tablets, PCs or smart TVs, the company said.

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LG Develops Open SDK For Smart TVs, STBs, Mobile Devices

LG Develops Open SDK For Smart TVs, STBs, Mobile Devices

By Greg Tarr On Apr 17 2014 - 1:27pm




Santa Clara, Calif. – LG Electronics said Thursday that it is creating a new set of app development guidelines (SDK) to allow mobile applications to easily scale to big screen TVs with more fluid device-to-device connectivity.

 

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