Griffin Teams With ShopKeep To Offer Portable POS Management To Retailers

John Laposky On Feb 3 2014 - 1:00am

Griffin Teams With ShopKeep To Offer Portable POS Management To Retailers

 

NEW YORK — ShopKeep POS, a Cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) retail-management platform, has announced the rollout of ShopKeep Mobile, a handheld POS device combining Griffin Technology’s Olli case with the ShopKeep POS app.

Griffin’s Olli is an iPod Touch case with a barcode scanner and magnetic card reader originally designed for the health care market.

Bundled with the Shop- Keep POS app, the ShopKeep Mobile case allows for sales transactions anywhere in a store or a remote location.

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DeviceFidelity Cases Add NFC To iPhones

John Laposky On Feb 3 2014 - 1:00am

DeviceFidelity Cases Add NFC To iPhones

 

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — DeviceFidelity has announced a plug-and-play solution for adding NFC secure payment capabilities to iPhones.

The company has partnered with Incipio and Otterbox to offer Isis Mobile Wallet-ready cases through AT&T retail stores.

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Ion Audio Brings Audio Mix To CES

TWICE Staff On Jan 27 2014 - 1:00am

Ion Audio Brings Audio Mix To CES

 

LAS VEGAS — Ion Audio went to International CES with a plethora of new products, including what it called the only plug-in party system.

The Party Ball projects multicolored lights in a 360-degree arc. The device features internal sensors that enable the lights to move and pulsate along with the music source, the company said. It can screw into any ceiling-mounted light socket.

An extension cable and a wallpower adapter are also included.

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Acoustic Research Expands AR For Her

Lisa Johnston On Jan 27 2014 - 1:00am

Acoustic Research Expands AR For Her

 

LAS VEGAS — Acoustic Research used International CES to broaden its fashion-themed AR For Her CE line.

The line, which launched last fall, now includes a backup battery with a panic alarm and a second portable Bluetooth speaker.

The Zipstick backup battery, which will ship in the spring for a $34.99 suggested retail, has a 2,20 mAh lithiumion battery, LED flashlight and panic alarm. It will be offered in polka dots and white. A version without a panic alarm will be in $29.99 in black, Cobalt, Animal Print, Cayenne Polka Dot, white and red.

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Trident Case Ships Improved Kraken Line

John Laposky On Jan 27 2014 - 1:00am

Trident Case Ships Improved Kraken Line

 

ONTARIO, CALIF. — Trident Case has begun shipping a redesigned line of its flagship Kraken AMS-series protective cases for the iPhone 5 that it said shaves 20 percent off the thickness of the case without any loss of protection.

The cases have been upgraded with an added layer of dual-injected thermoplastic elastomerinterior cushioning that makes the new series 20 percent thinner than the models it replaces.

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MXL Names Dealer Of The Year

TWICE Staff On Jan 27 2014 - 1:00am

MXL Names Dealer Of The Year

 

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. – MXL has named online retailer Musician’s Friend as its Dealer of the Year.

Musician’s Friend president Gene Jolly and merchandising VP Chris Tso accepted the award.

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Solar Charging Options Brighten With CES Intros

John Laposky On Jan 27 2014 - 1:00am

Solar Charging Options Brighten With CES Intros

 

LAS VEGAS — Solar charging technology took a large step forward at this year’s International CES, with retail prices dropping and charging times shrinking significantly.

New from Third Wave Power is the mPowerpad 2, which the company claimed captures solar energy faster than any solar charger on the market, enabling it to charge an iPhone after just more than an hour of sun exposure.

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Accessories Briefs

TWICE Staff On Jan 27 2014 - 1:00am

Accessories Briefs

 

Beats Music Launches

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. — Beats Electronics muchanticipated music-streaming subscription service became available last week. Beats Music features a catalog of 20 million songs, according to the company, all available for a $9.99 monthly subscription fee.

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Skullcandy Plans Its 1st Women-Specific Headphones Line

Lisa Johnston On Jan 27 2014 - 1:00am

Skullcandy Plans Its 1st Women-Specific Headphones Line

 

LAS VEGAS — Skullcandy has announced its first headphones specifically targeted toward women.

The line consists of ear buds and headphones with adjustments in clamping pressure and form-fitting female-specific ear gels with Pureclean. The company plans to highlight the differences in men’s and women’s hearing while promoting the line, citing studies that said women’s hearing is more sensitive than men’s at higher frequencies.

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Trident Expands Heavy-Duty Cases To Medical, Fashion Spaces

TWICE Staff On Jan 7 2014 - 1:00am

Trident Expands Heavy-Duty Cases To Medical, Fashion Spaces

 

LAS VEGAS — Trident Case is at International CES to show a bolstered line of its heavy-duty protective device cases.

The company is unveiling a broad new range of cases in its Kraken AMS, Cyclops, Aegis and Apollo series along with the first models of its new Medical Series and Industrial Series.

Trident is also announcing new custom printing options for Aegis cases.

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