New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National Consumer Technology Industry divisio
Las Vegas — Goal Zero used International CES to launch two solar-powered generators, including a 1,250-watt model designed to back up critical home appliances such as refrigerators, freezers and home health care equipment.
The Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit features a solar-powered lead-acid battery with three AC, 12-volt and USB outlets and is rated for continuous use. It can be fully charged in about 20 hours with two included 30-watt Boulder 30 solar panels.
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 — Beats Electronics named Ian Rogers CEO and announced a new music service known as Project Daisy.
Rogers will report to Beats CEO and co-founder Jimmy Iovine and president/COO Luke Wood. Rogers will also step into the leadership position at MOG, the streaming music service Beats acquired in 2012.
Project Daisy is set to launch in late 2013 as a stand-alone company under the Beats Electronics umbrella.
LAS VEGAS — The annual Monster Retailer Awards drew an overflow crowd to the Ballroom of the Paris Hotel, where Grammy-winning artist Alicia Keys wowed it with a, well, monster live performance.
Before the concert kicked off, head monster Noel Lee presented the company's Most Monstrous Awards to its best-performing retail partners of the previous year, with the top honor, the Gold Award, going to Australian CE chain Harvey Norman.
This year’s winners, by category, were as follows:
Las Vegas — Scosche is introducing a host of new products at International CES this week, including a new line of climate-control installation kits.
The kits have 4.2-inch color touchscreen AC controllers that can be used with single or dual climate controls by plugging directly into the factory AC harness. Features include eight hard keys, the ability to accommodate ISO single- or double-DIN mounts, and factory-matched color.
Las Vegas — One year after Monster’s very public split with Beats by Dr. Dre, the manufacturer is trying to reach as many different consumer demographics as possible, and it’s using a ton of star power to help.
In a celebrity-studded press conference on Monday, Monster expanded several of its existing headphones lines and launched its very first gaming headset, the MVP Carbon.
LAS VEGAS — Metra Home Theater Group will debut several lines of pro A/V accessories aimed at the professional installer at International CES this week, in booth 13427.
New video product launches include three new HDMI extender models, an HDMI cable tester, and two new flat-panel tilt mounts. New audio solutions from the company include a new IR kit, two new component shelves, an in-line surge protector for HDMI products, a universal learning remote and an accessory lockbox shelf.
Avenel, N.J. -- Mizco International today announced that its Digipower division has entered into an exclusive agreement with Fromm Works to distribute the Quik Pod brand line of extendable hand-held telescopic monopods and tripods.
According to Digipower president Maurice Mizrahi, the distribution agreement agreement covers Quik Pod's line of Pro, Pro+, Explorer II, DSLR, and DSLR/POV models through its United States dealer network.
Las Vegas — Monster announced that Alicia Keys would headline its annual awards show at International CES in January.
The 2013 Retailer of the Year Awards will be held at the Paris Ballroom of the Paris Hotel on Jan. 9. The awards will begin at 8:45, with Keys’ performance to follow.
Nashville, Tenn. - Griffin Technology has opened five "micro stores" in the U.S. since November, after testing the concept in London during the Summer Olympics.
Griffin said the stores, located in malls in San Jose, Calif, Seattle, San Francisco, Nashville and Annapolis, Md., are "an effort to give consumers a unique opportunity to interact with and experience Griffin products in a way they are unable to anywhere else."