By Lisa Johnston
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.