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Brea, Calif. — Armorz is bringing to market the first Retina screen shield for the iPad Air and new iPad Mini made from Corning's Gorilla Glass.
The Stealth Extreme R transparent shield is 0.4mm-thick tempered Gorilla Glass with a 9H hardness rating, a layer of silicon adhesive to eliminate bubbling, and an oleophobic screen coating to fight fingerprints and smudges. It features tapered edges to reduce impact.
The Stealth Extreme R will be available at Armorz.com and Amazon.com in December.
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.
Sunrise, Fla. — IK Multimedia has begun shipping the iRig BlueBoard, a wireless MIDI pedal board for use with iOS devices.
The device lets iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac users transmit MIDI messages to devices via Bluetooth 4.0.
Setup is designed to be simple, with consumers just needing to turn on the device, launch the app, and assign the backlit pads to the desired control function. The app and software will convert Bluetooth signals to MIDI messages and route them to the music app running on the device, the company said.
New York — A number of new rugged protective cases for the Apple iPhone 5s and 5c have reached the market this week.
Trident Case released three new models.
The company has reworked its flagship Kraken AMS protective case for the iPhone 5s to accommodate the new phone's fingerprint scanner.
The Kraken AMS combines two cases: a soft silicone sleeve, called Perseus, and a hard, tough outer shell with a built-in screen protector, called the Kraken AMS Exoskeleton. Both are available separately in a variety of colors.
El Segundo, Calif. — MXL Microphones, a division of Marshall Electronics, has announced a line of cellphone- and tablet-compatible microphones for mobile audio and video recording.
The Mobile Media series, or MM series, is agnostic in design, working with iOS, Android and Windows devices as well as most mobile devices with a 3.5mm jack, the company said.
El Segundo, Calif. — Focusrite launched its iTrack Studio, billed as a one-box recording system for iPads.
The Studio kit includes the company’s iTrack Solo metal-cased dual-input audio interface, which Focusrite launched last year. It also comes with HP60S closed-back monitor headphones, a CM25S studio condenser microphone with included XLR mic cable, and a 30-pin cable to connect the interface to the iPad.
Port Washington, N.Y. –– iLuv Creative Technology announced a new line of cases and accessories designed for Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 3 tablet, which began shipping this week.
The line includes three varieties of cases as well as screen protectors and styluses designed for all three sizes of the Tab 3, which come with 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch screens.
Irwindale, Calif. — PureGear has injected some retro analog gaming action into the Galaxy S4 smartphone case market.
The Retro Game case line includes three varieties of cases with analog steel-ball games built in to the back: two maze varieties and a pinball model.
Groovy features a concentric maze in shades of blue and green; Amazing has a traditional labyrinth-style maze in hues of turquoise and red, and Undecided combines pinball-style tilt action with Magic 8 Ball-like "yes" or "no" answer slots.
Port Washington, N.Y. – iLuv Creative Technology has begun shipping its first audio dock designed specifically for Apple Lightning devices, the Aud 5 Lightning speaker dock.
Originally unveiled at the 2013 International CES in January, Aud 5 allows users to enjoy their favorite music from their iPhone 5 or iPod while simultaneously charging their device.
Newark, Calif. -- Logitech today launched pre-ordering for two tablet accessories, the FabricSkin keyboard folio for iPad and the FabricSkin folio for iPad and iPad mini without a keyboard.
The FabricSkin keyboard folio features a Bluetooth keyboard with full-size keys that are seamlessly fused into the interior fabric. The keys offer tactile feedback like a traditional keyboard, but with a much smaller profile. The keyboard delivers three months of battery life on a charge.
Newark, Calif. — Logitech has added two Bluetooth keyboards to its lineup: the Keyboard Folio and Keyboard Folio Mini, designed for the iPad and iPad Mini, respectively.
The keyboards are designed to offer more protection than the company’s Ultrathin keyboard covers. Features include full-size membrane keys, a flip stand, magnetic closures and instant on/off. Both are said to offer a three-month battery life on a full charge if the keyboard is used about two hours per day. Charging is done via MiniUSB.