New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National Consumer Technology Industry divisio
Los Angeles — Consumer technology entrepreneur Bruce Borenstein and HealthSpot were named winners of the second annual Innovation Entrepreneur Awards (IEA) by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
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.
Paris - Parrot is bringing the Internet to the garden.
The company next month will launch Flower Power, a Bluetooth Smart wireless plant monitor and a dedicated app to help grow and maintain healthy plants.
Nashville, Tenn. –– Griffin Technology has teamed with Austrian design house Papernomad for a new folio for the iPad and iPad Mini made of water-resistant and tear-resistant paper that can be custom decorated by the consumer.
The new Papernomad Tootsie Folio can be drawn on with pencils, crayons, ink, markers, paint, and even coffee stains and lipstick, Griffin said, creating a completely unique companion case that tells its owner’s story and protects the device with minimum impact on the environment.
Atlanta — Case-Mate has launched a risk-free trial program for luxury smartphone cases called Style Box.
The program allows members to try an assortment of Case-Mate’s cases for seven days, keep their favorites and return the rest for free. In addition, Case-Mate will offer purchase discount incentives for Style Box customers — the more cases they keep, the more they save.
Los Gatos, Calif. — Zepp Labs took the wraps off a 1-inch sensor designed for measuring swing data for baseball, golf and tennis.
The square, 0.5-inch-thick Zepp 3D sensor features an ARM processor, several motion sensors and a battery life of eight hours. It can store up to 200,000 tennis swings or 2,000 baseball/golf swings, and can then upload the data a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth.
Gaimersheim, Germany — A consortium of German automakers has recommended its members use the Qi standard for inductive wireless charging in current and future vehicle models.
The Experts from Consumer Electronics for Automotive working group (CE4A) includes BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche and Daimler, and was formed to promote an active standardization of interfaces between consumer mobile devices and automotive engine control units.
Berlin –– Griffin Technology rolled out at IFA a newly designed MultiDock for charging, storing and syncing up to 10 handheld devices that can be daisychained with two other units to charge up to 30 devices.
Aimed at businesses and schools, the MultiDock features Griffin’s ChargeSensor technology that adapts on the fly to any connected iOS or USB device by providing the fastest charging rate for that device. Any combination of devices can be charged simultaneously.
New York — In response to a recent slew of media reports regarding lithium-ion batteries and battery-based charging devices heating up and catching fire, Voxx Accessories has sent out a letter to its dealers advising them to be very careful about what devices they choose to sell.
Boston - Gordon Brothers Group signed an agreement to purchase all Coby Electronics inventory, fixtures, equipment, intellectual property, global trademarks and patents and revive the business.
Gordon Brothers said it “will infuse capital into the company in support of the development of new products and go-to-market strategies for Coby that will enable an expedited return of the company’s various product lines to the marketplace.”
Zurich, Switzerland -- Logitech International surprised Wall Street and turned a profit in its fiscal first quarter.
Net income came in at $1 million, compared with a net loss of $51 million in last year's Q1.
The company reported sales of $478 million for the quarter, up 2 percent year over year. Gross margin surged to 35.2 percent, up from 31 percent a year ago.
Logitech’s retail sales for Q1 increased by 8 percent over the prior year. OEM sales decreased by 6 percent and sales for the company's LifeSize division decreased by 18 percent.