San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
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.
New York — A number of Samsung-branded accessories were unveiled at Thursday's Galaxy S4 launch here, designed specifically to enhance some of the smartphone's new features.
The S Band is a waterproof biometric bracelet that syncs with the S-health 2.0 app preloaded on the S4. It tracks, among many things, steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled and sleep patterns.
Salzburg, Austria — iRoom, the European supplier of motorized, in-wall iPad docks, has established a U.S-based sales division and begun offering its product line in North America.
The North American division will be lead by president Chris Lehnen.
iRoom’s iDock features a proprietary motorized, charging docking system that opens and closes to securely store an iPad or iPad Mini in a wall. When the iPad is docked, it can be used for control of installed smart-home and environment applications and A/V streaming, or as digital signage.
Costa Mesa, Calif. — PowerSkin today introduced the PoP'n, an attachable external smartphone battery that sticks onto an existing case and connects via an interchangeable tip to charge any phone with a MicroUSB or Apple Lightning connector.
It is Apple MFi approved for the iPhone 5.
The 2,000 mAh pop-on XPal battery charger has a slim 10mm profile with small, flexible suction cups that adhere externally to the device. It features a high-gloss plastic exterior and a gray rubber connector tip that can flex up to 90 degrees to accommodate larger cases.
Santa Monica, Calif. — X-Doria this afternoon will roll out a line of iPhone 5 cases to complement the upcoming spring season.
The newly designed Dash Icon features textured fabrics with subtle puff prints to create a raised surface and a hard polycarbonate inner shell. It comes in Herringbone, Color Burst, Orange Bloom, Dandelions and Cubes designs. It retails for $29.99.
New York — Within hours of the introduction of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, Case-Mate rolled out a line of Built For BlackBerry-certified cases for the device.
The Case-Mate Crafted Woods collection was inspired by vintage automotive interiors, the company said, combining natural wood materials with polished brushed-aluminum accents.
Las Vegas — StickNFind will be in the iLounge Pavilion at International CES next week demonstrating its BluTracker, a Bluetooth 4.0 GPS locator with a half-mile range that works with a free iPhone or Android app.
The device is the size of a matchbook, with an RF signal and integrated antenna, and comes with a Velcro strap, which allows it to tuck away in small places such as on a pet collar, in a backpack or a child's pocket, the company said. It is water-resistant and has up to two months of battery life between charges. It recharges fully in about an hour.
Las Vegas — Hi-Fun USA will be at International CES next week to debut lines of Bluetooth accessories, portable speakers, iPhone and iPad add-ons, headphones and power cables from Italy-based design house Hi-Fun.
The company’s flagship product is the Hi-Call, a pair of knit winter gloves with a Bluetooth speaker and microphone sewn into the thumb and pinky of the left glove. To take or make a call, a user speaks into the thumb and listens through the pinky, without having to remove the glove.
Capacitive technology in the fingertips allows touchscreen use.