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Salt Lake City — CE accessory manufacturer Zagg announced CEO and chairman Robert Pedersen has stepped down.
Randall Hales, president and COO, has been named interim CEO, and Cheryl Larabee has been named chairperson of the board of directors.
Zagg said in a statement that its board of directors will conduct a search for a new permanent CEO. According to its website, Pedersen co-founded Zagg and is the company’s largest shareholder.
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The XDJ-Aero is engineered to wirelessly play tracks from smartphones, tablets and laptops using a mobile app or the company’s Rekordbox software. Users can mix and arrange tracks stored on their devices via Wi-Fi, as well as on USB memory devices and computers via included DJ software.
The XDJ-Aero can also create its own wireless access point when Wi-Fi isn’t available or not in range, Pioneer said. The app reportedly allows up to four devices to be identified as sources for playback.
MONTREAL — Sonomax and Altec Lansing announced they were partnering to outfit Altec’s headphones with Sonomax’s SonoFit technology.
SonoFit is a patented disposable custom fitting system for in-ear headphones.
“Altec Lansing is licensing the Sonofit technology to bring custom-fit to an affordable level,” an Altec spokesperson told TWICE. Products should begin shipping this summer.
Satechi Ships iBase Speaker Dock
SAN DIEGO — Satechi said it has begun shipping its Divoom iBase speaker and dock station for use with the iPod, iPhone or iPad.
The round speaker features four fullrange neodymium dynamic 2.5-inch drivers and a vertical support to keep the device in place while it charges. It measures 6.25 by 6.25 by 2.1 inches and weighs 20.6 ounces.