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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.
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.
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.
New York – Today’s Apple press conference debuting the new iPad Mini hadn't concluded when the first announcements of accessories for the new device hit TWICE’s inbox.
X-Doria, based in Santa Monica, Calif., unveiled a line of iPad Mini cases which are scaled down versions of the company's regular iPad cases.
Port Washington, N.Y. — Despite varying industry opinions on the iPhone 5 sales numbers Apple released last week, one thing is for certain: The new iPhone has been a boon for the accessory business, according to The NPD Group.
New York – Focusrite, the pro-audio equipment manufacturer, held a launch party Thursday night to debut the iTrack Solo, which is a compact two-channel interface for the iPad and iOS platform that is fully compatible with Mac and PC computers.
Focusriteʼs iTrack Solo is a dual-input audio interface designed for recording instruments and vocals, bringing its pro sound “quality to the world of iPad audio recording for the first time,” the company said.