Zepp Labs Debuts Sports Training Sensor

Zepp Labs Debuts Sports Training Sensor

By John Laposky On Nov 13 2013 - 3:51pm


Zepp’s sensor can be mounted ona abaseball bat, golf glove or tennis racket.


Los Gatos, Calif. – Zepp Labs today has made available an app-powered multi-sport sensor and sports-specific mounts to track training data and improve performance.

The company is releasing three sports-specific packages, Zepp Baseball, Zepp Golf and Zepp Tennis, containing a sensor and a mount which attach to a bat, golf glove or racket, respectively, and deliver performance data such as swing speed, trajectory and tempo to the app running on a portable device.

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Beats Names Costello COO; Wood Joins Board Of Directors

Beats Names Costello COO; Wood Joins Board Of Directors

By Lisa Johnston On Nov 6 2013 - 12:58pm




Santa Monica, Calif. — Beats Electronics has named Matthew Costello as COO.

Costello takes the COO title from Beats president Luke Wood, who was named to the board of directors.

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4K SD Memory Cards Standard Set

4K SD Memory Cards Standard Set

By John Laposky On Nov 6 2013 - 12:02pm

The UHS-II bus symbol is found on cards supporting data-transfer speeds up to 31
The UHS-II bus symbol is found on cards supporting data-transfer speeds up to 312MBps.


San Ramon, Calif. –– The SD Association (SDA) has finalized a new class of memory cards certified and branded to support 4K Ultra High-Definition video products.

The new Ultra High Speed (UHS) Speed Class 3 (U3) symbol will indicate products capable of recording 4K by 2K video and will appear exclusively on SDXC UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards and devices and SDHC UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards and devices.

The UHS Speed Class 3 establishes a 30MBps constant minimum write speed.

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Monster Teams With Shaq

Monster Teams With Shaq

By Lisa Johnston On Nov 6 2013 - 9:58am

The first two products Shaquille O’Neal will endorse are the M7 tablet and Power
The first two products Shaquille O’Neal will endorse are the M7 tablet and Powercard backup battery.


Brisbane, Calif. — Monster announced it has signed Shaquille O’Neal on as an endorsement spokesman.

According to the company, O’Neal will work with Monster to market a variety of its products, including headphones. Further details about promotional activities weren’t available, but a Monster spokeswoman did say it will involve in-store POP and social media.

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Oregon Scientific, Pyle Add New Fitness Trackers

Oregon Scientific, Pyle Add New Fitness Trackers

By John Laposky On Nov 5 2013 - 12:31pm

The Ssmart Dynamo from Oregon Scientific is the company’s first fitness band.
The Ssmart Dynamo from Oregon Scientific is the company’s first fitness band.


New York –– Oregon Scientific has entered the biometric fitness tracker market with its Ssmart Dynamo activity band.

The band is a 24/7 activity tracker of physical activity including steps taken, distance traveled and calories burned. It also tracks rest time and actual sleep and, via Bluetooth Smart, wirelessly pushes the data to a mobile device.

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Optinvent Debuts AR Glasses, App Dev. Kit

Optinvent Debuts AR Glasses, App Dev. Kit

By John Laposky On Nov 1 2013 - 9:43am

ORA-S digital eyewear from Optinvent has a patent-pending FlipVu feature that al
ORA-S digital eyewear from Optinvent has a patent-pending FlipVu feature that allows the wearer to switch between full-on augmented reality or “Glance” mode.


San Francisco – Optinvent has introduced an alternative to Google Glass with its ORA-S augmented reality (AR) digital eyewear and is making its software developers kit (SDK) available immediately.

The platform runs the Android Jelly Bean OS and includes a large, high brightness display that is three times the size of Google Glass (85 inches at 15 feet, according to the company.) Its display is see-through and sits directly within the wearer’s field of view with a proprietary FlipVu technology that allows the wearer to switch from AR to Glance mode.

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Logitech Revenue Down, Says Turnaround On Track

Logitech Revenue Down, Says Turnaround On Track

By Lisa Johnston On Oct 24 2013 - 12:04pm




Newark, Calif. — Logitech International reported another down quarter, but it expressed confidence in the progress of its three-year turnaround plan.

Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 was $532 million, down 3 percent compared with the prior-year period.

Second-quarter GAAP operating income was $17 million, while non-GAAP operating income was $37 million. Year-to-date GAAP operating income was $17 million, while non-GAAP year-to-date operating income was $49 million.

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Borenstein, HealthSpot Named CEA Innovation Entrepreneurs

Borenstein, HealthSpot Named CEA Innovation Entrepreneurs

On Oct 23 2013 - 8:50am

Bruce Borenstein
Bruce Borenstein


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).

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Parrot’s Flower Power Brings Gardening Online

Parrot’s Flower Power Brings Gardening Online

By John Laposky On Oct 21 2013 - 1:19pm

Parrot’s Flower Power plant sensor
Parrot’s Flower Power plant sensor


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.

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Griffin Debuts Paper iPad Folios

Griffin Debuts Paper iPad Folios

By John Laposky On Oct 10 2013 - 1:00pm

Griffin’s first Papernomad product is the Tootsie Folio for iPad and iPad Mini.
Griffin’s first Papernomad product is the Tootsie Folio for iPad and iPad Mini.


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.

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