Monster Names Petra Exclusive Fulfillment Partner

Monster Names Petra Exclusive Fulfillment Partner

By TWICE Staff On Apr 9 2014 - 9:20am




Edmond, Okla. — Petra Industries reported it has been named the exclusive fulfillment partner for Monster Products.

As the exclusive fulfillment partner, Petra is Monster Products’ only full-line distributor. Petra will supply Monster products to both retail and e-commerce dealers, which includes drop-shipping orders directly to consumers purchasing online, the distributor said.

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Suit: Sony Violates Trademark In Promoting Smart Watch

Suit: Sony Violates Trademark In Promoting Smart Watch

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 9 2014 - 9:15am




Deerfield Beach, Fla. — Oko International, the manufacturer of Android-brand watches and smart watches, is suing Sony over the Japanese company’s use of the word Android in combination with the words watch and smart watch in promoting a smart watch.

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D&H Adds TCL TV Lines

D&H Adds TCL TV Lines

By Greg Tarr On Apr 9 2014 - 9:12am

D&H will begin carrying TCL LED LCD and Roku TVs, including the model above.
D&H will begin carrying TCL LED LCD and Roku TVs, including the model above.


Corona, Calif. — TCL has reached an agreement to have D&H Distributing begin carrying its LED LCD TV lines May 1.

The North American home-theater products distributor will carry TCL’s full LED HDTV line, with models ranging in size from 23 inches to 55 inches, the companies said.

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Sprint, Kyocera Team On Feature Phone

Sprint, Kyocera Team On Feature Phone

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 9 2014 - 8:27am

Kyocera’s feature phone with slide-out keyboard is called the Verve when sold wi
Kyocera’s feature phone with slide-out keyboard is called the Verve when sold with Sprint and Boost Mobile service, and it’s called the Contact when sold with PayLo service.


Overland Park, Kan. – Sprint and its prepaid brands Boost Mobile and PayLo will launch a low-cost feature phone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard, underscoring a continuing need to offer low-cost feature phones, particularly with no-contract services that don’t subsidize phones.

The Kyocera-made phone features CDMA 1x data technology, which delivers data at real-world speeds averaging 80Kbps to 100Kbps.

The phone is called the Verve when sold with Sprint and Boost service, and it’s called the Contact when sold with PayLo service.

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Spring Break Expo Eyes Greater Trade-Show Focus

Spring Break Expo Eyes Greater Trade-Show Focus

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 8 2014 - 4:35pm




Daytona Beach, Fla. – SBN Expo Group has scheduled its 29th annual Spring Break Expo for March 20-24, 2015, and promised to turn it into more of a trade show, though consumers will still be invited.

SBN is "moving to make it more of an industry trade show,” said SBN founder, autosound retailer and IASCA president Paul Papadeas.

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Samsung Launches Smart Home Service

Samsung Launches Smart Home Service

By Alan Wolf On Apr 8 2014 - 4:26pm

Samsung is kicking off its Smart Home ecosystem this month in the U.S. and Korea
Samsung is kicking off its Smart Home ecosystem this month in the U.S. and Korea.


Seoul, South Korea – Samsung will begin rolling out a proprietary connected-home platform in the U.S. and Korea this month.

Its Smart Home Service, first announced at 2014 International CES, will allow users to operate select Samsung home products including smart TVs, majaps, cameras, smartphones and wearable devices through a single application, which connects the devices through a wireless home network.

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Pioneer Promotes Thin Car Subwoofers For Deep Sound

Pioneer Promotes Thin Car Subwoofers For Deep Sound

By TWICE Staff On Apr 8 2014 - 3:20pm

The $180-suggested 12-inch TS-W3002S4 is one of three shallow-mount in-car subwo
The $180-suggested 12-inch TS-W3002S4 is one of three shallow-mount in-car subwoofers launched by Pioneer.


Long Beach, Calif. – Pioneer launched its next generation of shallow-mount in-vehicle subwoofers, which are designed for limited-depth applications and small enclosures.

The three new models in the ib-Flat series deliver more output, higher power handling, higher sensitivity, and more installation flexibility than their predecessors, the company said.

The products, which are shipping, are the $180-suggested 12-inch TS-W3002S4, $160 10-inch TS-SW2502S4 and $140 8-inch TS-SW2002D2.

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TWICE VIPs Adds Home Automation; Deadline Extended

TWICE VIPs Adds Home Automation; Deadline Extended

By TWICE Staff On Apr 8 2014 - 2:48pm




New York – TWICE’s second annual VIP Awards program has added home automation to its lineup of product categories, and its deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 30.

The home-automation category will include the following sub-categories: home-automation hubs, wireless multiroom audio systems, wireless multiroom video systems, video security cameras, thermostats, wireless door locks, lighting systems, networked window shades/coverings, smart electrical plugs and connected LED light bulbs.

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Report: Amazon Prime Instant Video Passes Apple, Hulu

Report: Amazon Prime Instant Video Passes Apple, Hulu

By Greg Tarr On Apr 8 2014 - 11:41am




Seattle – Amazon said Tuesday that video streams on its Prime Instant Video service nearly tripled year over year, passing rivals Apple and Hulu.

The e-commerce giant cited a report on Qwilt, showing the recent milestone.

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Lenovo Adds Low-Priced Android Tablets

Lenovo Adds Low-Priced Android Tablets

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 8 2014 - 11:40am

Lenovo’s 10.1-inch Tab A10 will be available at $249 or, with optional Bluetooth
Lenovo’s 10.1-inch Tab A10 will be available at $249 or, with optional Bluetooth keyboard, at $299.


Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Lenovo unveiled a series of low-priced Android tablets featuring 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, Android 4.2 OS, and screen sizes of 7, 8 and 10.1 inches.

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