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Los Angeles — Tonewood Products is offering a line of iPhone cases made from the same high-end wood grains used for acoustic guitars.
The two-piece cases, in such materials as maple, rosewood and mahogany, are custom fitted for iPhone 4 and 5 models and feature a padded inner lining and exteriors that are unique to each unit due to the natural varieties of the hardwoods. Each case features wooden volume and power buttons, interior felt padding and rubber lining.
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.
New York — Samsung Electronics will team up Swarovski, the crystal and fashion jewelry brand, to make a splash at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, which begins tomorrow.
The two companies have collaborated to create an exclusive backstage Samsung Galaxy Lounge for VIPs and a limited-edition smartphone case adorned with Swarovski crystals for the recently launched Galaxy Note 3.
New York — ShopKeep POS, a Cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) retail-management platform, has announced the rollout of ShopKeep Mobile, a handheld POS device combining Griffin Technology's Olli hardware with the ShopKeep POS app.
Griffin’s Olli is an iPoud Touch case with a barcode scanner and magnetic card reader originally designed for the healthcare market.
Bundled with the ShopKeep POS app, the ShopKeep Mobile case allows for sales transactions anywhere in a store or a remote location.
Beverly Hills, Calif. – A line of fashionable iPhone 5 cases worn around the neck like necklaces will debut today from start-up Vanesa Rey.
The 14-SKU line of Necklace Cases features genuine leather and man-made composite "vegan leather" constructions with a snap-open wallet pocket for cards and cash. The case holds an iPhone with the screen facing the wearer for easy access.
City of Industry, Calif. — Evutec today announced the launch of a selection of iPhone and iPad cases selling at Apple Stores.
Exclusive versions of the company's Karbon S, SP and Wood cases rolled out today made from various composite materials, including DuPont Kevlar, as well as natural woods such as bamboo.
Torrance, Calif. — Tokyo design house Grapht has extended its line of officially licensed Keith Haring device cases, adding two new iconic images from the late American pop artist.
Haring's "Dog" and "Andy Mouse" images will now appear on a variety of cases for the iPhone 5s, 5c and the iPad Air, joining the company's current lines adorned with Haring works "Heart," "People," "Face" and "Chaos."
New York — Accessories makers spared no time in jumping into the new iPhone market, making cases available immediately for Apple’s new flagship 5S and colorful 5C phones.
Luvvit unveiled some of the first cases for the anticipated iPhone 5C before the smartphone had been officially announced.
Luvvit has 17 SKUs showing on its website, including a screen protector, its Hybrid Kickstand case, its Armor Shell case, and its Skinny hard cases available in several colors. All prices are $19.95.
Astoria, N.Y. — Luvvit, a CE accessories maker based here, unveiled some of the first cases for the anticipated iPhone 5C.
Although the smartphone hasn’t been officially announced yet, a Luvvit spokesperson confirmed that the cases have already begun shipping. The spokesperson said the cases had been tested with the actual device.
Port Washington, N.Y. — iLuv Creative Technology has debuted a line of accessories and cases for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet.
iLuv’s offerings include the FlightFit dual-layer protective case with stand, featuring a shock-absorbing TPU interior and impact-resistant high-gloss polycarbonate shell. Several colors will be offered.
Ontario, Calif. — Trident Case is rolling out a new packaging program for its rugged mobile device cases that adds a QR code to each box linking to a demonstration video.
“To show just how tough our cases really are, we put a simple QR code on each package that lets shoppers use their phone or tablet right in the store and watch our Tough Test video of that particular model getting battered, bruised and beaten, and coming out unharmed.” said Erin Luzzi, Trident's marketing VP.