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New York – Pyle Audio this week unveiled its Sound Flow, a portable, rechargeable wireless marine-grade Bluetooth speaker that is shock-resistant and waterproof.
The Sound Flow features a sealed, rubber casing with a metal hook for hanging. Its lithium-ion battery delivers seven hours of audio playback on a full charge. It ships with a USB charging cable.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Boston — Mimoco is expanding its limited-edition Mimobot character flash-drive collection in the buildup to the company's annual pilgrimage to Comic-Con International, the science-fiction convention in San Diego later this month.
The company, which debuted eight years ago at Comic-Con, will debut one new limited-edition Mimobot character each week for eight weeks. First up: the Chewbacca Variant drive, to honor its longest running co-branded collection, the Star Wars X line.
Newport Beach, Calif. — For startup Stelle Audio Couture, sales opportunities lie in appealing to fashion- and decor-minded women who shop at home decor stores and fashion-oriented stores.
Stelle (an Italian word for stars pronounced stel-lay) is building distribution for two Bluetooth portable speakers, one designed to look like a ladies’ clutch, and the other taking the shape of a foot-tall cylinder. All products are available in different colors or finishes.
City of Industry, Calif. — TV-maker Sceptre unveiled its first soundbar with DLNA networking, embedded Wi-Fi, and the Android OS, which enables users to download apps and games from the Google Play store.
The $299-suggested SB301524W Sound Bar 2.1, which is available in stores, could be the industry’s first Android-equipped soundbar. It is Sceptre’s most expensive soundbar and the company’s first networked soundbar.
San Clemente, Calif. - Sonance revamped its Visual Performance series of low-profile micro-trim in-wall and in-ceiling speakers to deliver a major enhancement in audio performance, the company said.
The series, designed to be visually unobtrusive, delivers better off-axis response, consistent frequency response at all listening levels, lower distortion at higher volumes, and deeper bass at higher SPLs, the company said.
New York — Three additions to Navvo Group’s Voco wireless multizone-audio system will ship later this year, said senior VP Tom Gotuzzo.
The products, which were shown during CE Line Shows here, are the V-Bar soundbar for TVs, V-Base TV base, and V-Pack, which is targeted to installers. The V-Base and V-Pack will ship sometime around the CEDIA Expo, which runs from Sept. 25-28, and the V-Bar will ship before the end of the year.
New York – U.K.-based Monitor Audio unveiled an expanded selection of high-end wireless-audio products and its first active soundbar, which also incorporates wireless-audio capabilities.
Monitor’s three networked products, all with built-in Wi-Fi, which debuted at CE Line Shows, here, will ship later this year.
The company already offers a pair of desktop computer speakers that use wireless technology to stream music from a wireless USB dongle plugged into a computer. The WS100 2.0 speaker system is available at a suggested $399/pair.
New York – iLuv Creative Technology turned up at CE Week with its first AC-only Bluetooth speaker and its second docking speaker with Apple’s 8-pin Lightning connector.
The $199-suggested MobiRock Bluetooth speaker, which shipped this week, features a well in which users can place a Bluetooth-equipped smartphone and charge it wirelessly using Qi wireless charging technology. A USB charging port is available for Bluetooth smartphones that lack Qi charging.
New York – AudioXperts, the luxury audio brand launched in mid-2012 by industry veteran Eli Harary, is coming to CE Week to preview its first portable Bluetooth speaker, the EVA BLU.
Petaluma, Calif. – Nortek subsidiary Core Brands plans fall shipments of the first two products in its Korus-branded wireless multi-room audio line, which is intended for do-it-yourselfers.
The $399 V600 and $299 V400 amplified tabletop speakers will be available at KorusSound.com and in retail outlets this fall, said the company, which markets multiple custom-install brands.