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LOS ANGELES — No one has been anticipating the release of the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 more than the third-party gaming accessories manufacturers.
Like a case maker to an Apple announcement, the E3 gaming show ushered in announcements from accessory makers in the days leading up to the event and throughout the show itself.
LOS ANGELES — While much of the focus was on console gaming, accessory makers didn’t neglect mobile gaming by any means.
Although the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 may have dominated the headlines, consumers will still seek to accessorize their smartphones and tablets for optimal gaming. Liam Callahan, an analyst at The NPD Group, described console and mobile gaming as “separate markets,” and said, “I don’t see consumers choosing one over the other if they own both devices.”
Snow Lizard, Otis Technology Team For Ruggedized Line
MIAMI — Outdoor accessories supplier Snow Lizard Products announced a partnership with Otis Technology, the global leader in gun-cleaning systems, for a line of rugged smartphone cases and charging devices and mounts for smartphones and tablets.
Snow Lizard said the synergistic relationship with Otis “perfectly complements the company’s products aimed at recreational shooters, hunters, sportsmen, military personnel and law enforcement.”
LOS ANGELES — The iconic California surf lifestyle brand Hang Ten will start appearing on a line of mobile accessories from Trexta.
Starting this month, the familiar twofooted logo will be included on a collection of device cases and covers that feature leather, fabric, wood and plastic finishes for iPhones, iPads, Galaxy smartphones and other tablets and devices to be announced.
Creative Launches Sound Blaster Headphones Line
MILPITAS, CALIF. — Creative Technology announced its Sound Blaster line, consisting of the Evo ZxR and Evo Zx models. Both wireless headsets feature a built-in multi-core Sound Blaster SB-Axx1 processor for audio enhancement and customization.
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — Innovative Technology has introduced its first portable power product, a rechargeable power case for the iPad.
The Justin Power Case pairs a lightweight iPad case with an 11,600 mAh rechargeable battery and a universal USB charging port, allowing it to charge almost any device. The battery packs enough power to recharge the iPad twice, or an iPhone or comparable smartphone up to seven times, the company said.
FREMONT, CALIF. — Logitech has purchased a Kickstarter- funded startup, TT Design Labs, creators of the TidyTilt iPhone case and the Justmount iPhone wall mount.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
NEW YORK – Bose came to noisy Grand Central Terminal in New York City to expand its noise-canceling headphone lineup with its first in-ear noisecanceling model, said to be the first in the industry with a selectable Aware mode that lets users hear car horns or conversations while listening to music.
Mimobot Adds Sulu To Star Trek Drive Line
BOSTON — Mimobot has expanded its exclusive line of Star Trek character flash drives, adding a limited 1,000-unit release of Captain Hikari Sulu.
BOSTON — BlueFlame Technologies, a new CE accessories manufacturer, is planning a significant expansion into the market this summer and fall, one it marked with the announcement of its ShowerSling water-resistant Bluetooth speaker.
The company, which is a division of music instrument maker First Act, launched in September 2012 and came out of the gate with a variety of smartphone and tablet accessories, including portable speakers, tablet stands, sync and charge cables, Bluetooth receivers and cleaning products.