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New York — Kensington’s computer products group expanded its line of tablet and smartphone accessories, including some SKUs for the new iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III, and debuted its first line of Ultrabook accessories.
New from the company are charging devices, security products, cases, docking stations and USB hubs.
Kensington also added new mobile device chargers to its PowerBolt and AbsolutePower car and wall charger line. The new products are compatible with most smartphones and tablets, including the iPhone 5's new Lightning connector.
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.
New York – Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement spearheaded a veritable tsunami of corresponding introductions from accessories vendors looking to protect the new device. Following is a roundup of the new market entries.
3D Systems said its FreshFiber 3D cases are currently available for the iPhone 5. The cases, which can be personalized using the company’s NameMelt app, can be purchased on FreshFiber.com and Cubify.com.
New York – It looks like suppliers and users of home and aftermarket car audio equipment will have, for the most part, dodged a bullet when Apple ships the new iPhone 5, new iPod Touch, and new iPod Nano with all-digital nine-pin Lightning connector.
New York — Sept. 28 is the date that the iPhone 5 comes to carriers other than AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.
Yesterday, prepaid carrier Cricket announced plans to make the iPhone 5 available Sept. 28, and now three regional carriers plan Sept. 28 availability. All of the carriers already offer the previous-generation iPhone.
The three national carriers will offer the iPhone 5 on Sept. 21.
Houston — Seidio next month will begin shipping its first waterproof, shock-proof case for the Samsung Galaxy S III.
The new Obex, Latin for “barrier,” features a two-piece polycarbonate and thermoplastic polyurethane construction that exceeds the military standards test (MIL-STD-810G) for device protection, which evaluates the case from 6-foot drops at multiple angles.
Sunnyvale, Calif. — Cirago International has begun shipping the iAlertTag, a virtual leash for the iPhone.
The device uses Bluetooth 4.0 to notify users if they become separated from their iPhones or iPads. Using an app, consumers can choose from two distances (10 feet and 20 feet), and they can also purchase a separate dongle that will allow them to remotely lock their laptop from the iPhone or iPad.
San Diego – Grace Digital today is introducing the EcoXpower pedal-powered smartphone charger and headlight for bicyclists.
The ruggedized EcoXpower comes with a universal mount that attaches to most standard and oversized bike hubs and a handlebar-mounted, water-resistant smartphone/GPS case.
Port Washington, N.Y. – Mobile phone cases are the most popular comsumer electronics accessory, according to a new study by The NPD Group, and they powered the mobile accessories category to a 32 percent increase in revenue growth in the first half of 2012, compared with the same period last year.
Revenues from phone cases grew 69 percent over the prior year, edging out stereo headphones with microphones, which grew 67 percent, as the fastest-growing mobile accessories category. In addition, average prices for cases rose 25 percent year over year.