Pyle Debuts Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Pyle Debuts Bluetooth Shower Speaker

By John Laposky On Feb 19 2014 - 4:40pm

Pyle Audio's waterproof Gator Bluetooth speaker/speakerphone
Pyle Audio's waterproof Gator Bluetooth speaker/speakerphone


New York -- Pyle Audio will debut this week a shower-friendly portable Bluetooth speaker/speakerphone.

The Gator Sound waterproof speaker and speakerphone is a lightweight, waterproof unit with a hook for hanging on a shower head, built-in microphone for hands-free calling, and a push-button control to connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device.

It features a rechargeable lithium battery, USB charging cable and enhanced bass production, the company said. It comes in blue, white or black and will retail for $49.99.

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Zagg Rolls Out Flagship Glass Screen Protector

Zagg Rolls Out Flagship Glass Screen Protector

By John Laposky On Feb 10 2014 - 10:46am




Salt Lake City — Zagg has begun the U.S. retail rollout of its new flagship military-grade InvisibleShield Glass screen protector through Best Buy stores.

InvisibleShield Glass, introduced at International CES, is constructed from multiple protective material layers including a tempered scratch-resistant glass surface with tapered edges for improved image clarity, touch sensitivity and impact protection, the company said.

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Wilson Electronics Taps 3

Wilson Electronics Taps 3

By TWICE Staff On Feb 10 2014 - 10:15am




St. George, Utah — Cellular signal-booster supplier Wilson Electronics has added three industry veterans to its North American sales staff.

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Jawbone Revisits Bluetooth Era

Jawbone Revisits Bluetooth Era

By Lisa Johnston On Jan 16 2014 - 11:33am

The new Era headset is said to be 42 percent smaller than the previous version.
The new Era headset is said to be 42 percent smaller than the previous version.


San Francisco — Jawbone has updated its Era Bluetooth headset so that it’s 42 percent smaller than the original model.

Jawbone said it reengineered the ear bud and audio porting system to route sound directly into the user’s ear. The Era no longer requires an ear loop and comes with three sizes of tips.

Jawbone is also using MEMS microphones for the first time in one of its headsets.

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Armorz Adds Gorilla Glass Screen Shield

Armorz Adds Gorilla Glass Screen Shield

By John Laposky On Nov 25 2013 - 1:44pm

The Stealth Extreme R transparent shield is 0.4mm-thick tempered Gorilla Glass.
The Stealth Extreme R transparent shield is 0.4mm-thick tempered Gorilla Glass.


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.

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IK Multimedia Ships iPad/iPhone Pedal Board

IK Multimedia Ships iPad/iPhone Pedal Board

TWICE Staff On Oct 10 2013 - 11:14am

The iRig BlueBoard is designed to fit inside a backpack.
The iRig BlueBoard is designed to fit inside a backpack.


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.

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New iPhones Get Rugged Case Options

New iPhones Get Rugged Case Options

By John Laposky On Sep 30 2013 - 4:04pm

Trident’s Kraken AMS iPhone 5s case with blue Perseus case and black AMS exoskel
Trident’s Kraken AMS iPhone 5s case with blue Perseus case and black AMS exoskeleton


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.

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MXL Debuting Mics For Mobile Devices

MXL Debuting Mics For Mobile Devices

By TWICE Staff On Jul 29 2013 - 10:30am

MXL’s MM-VE001  mobile videographer’s essentials kit will ship in September.
MXL’s MM-VE001 mobile videographer’s essentials kit will ship in September.


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.

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Focusrite Bows One-Box Recording Solution

Focusrite Bows One-Box Recording Solution

By TWICE Staff On Jul 11 2013 - 12:57pm

The iTrack Studio will retail for a suggested 249.
The iTrack Studio will retail for a suggested $299.


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.

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iLuv Offers Galaxy Tab 3 Accessories Line

iLuv Offers Galaxy Tab 3 Accessories Line

By John Laposky On Jul 9 2013 - 10:20am

The CEO folio has a stand for landscape viewing, card size accessories pockets,
The CEO folio has a stand for landscape viewing, card size accessories pockets, a stylus holder and a slot for a paper notepad.


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.

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