By Lisa Johnston
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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.
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.
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.
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.