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TAMPA, FLA. — Manhattan took the wraps off its newest wireless mouse: the Contour.
Designed for mobile users, the Counter has a six-button design, including a top-mount push-button to switch DPI from 1,000 to 2,000. It uses 2.4GHz technology and features the company’s RightTrack technology for use on most surfaces.
Suggested retail is $29.99.
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.
NEW YORK — Mobile Edge has introduced two lines of cases, including specialty cases for those who carry both a laptop and a tablet.
The new Mobile Edge Slimline Ultrabook cases come in a top-closure briefcase form and a top-flap messenger form. Each includes a padded Ultrabook compartment (up to 14.1 inches) plus a separate fleece-lined tablet pouch.
NEW YORK — While youth electronics had a flat year in 2012, preschool tablets and augmented reality toys are expected to help propel the category into a strong 2013, and they will have a prominent presence at Toy Fair 2013, held here this week.
Nearly half of the top 10 toys in terms of U.S. dollar sales were in the youth electronics category, according to The NPD Group. LeapFrog dominated the list, taking four slots (including the No. 1 position) with its Explorer gaming system and LeapPad tablet and their related accessories and software.
LAS VEGAS — The Alliance For Wireless Power (A4WP) demonstrated its initial flexible charging working spec to reporters at a breakfast at International CES earlier this month. The group — made up of 30 member companies, including Samsung, Qualcomm, Powermat and Texas Instruments — showed off charging surfaces that transfer power from a distance of up to 30mm through materials such as tabletops or car consoles. The spec allows charging of multiple devices simultaneously without physical contact to the charging surface.
LAS VEGAS — Disney at International CES earlier this month demonstrated its first foray into alternate reality (AR) gaming.
DreamPlay, an AR app that runs on a smartphone or tablet, will interact with a line of DreamPlay toys to trigger interaction and content on the device’s screen.
NEW YORK – The days of having to dig out that specific charger for a portable device out of a basket of similar chargers may be numbered as more powerful power solutions, designed for simultaneous charging for multiple devices, reach the market.
PNY Technologies last week announced the launch of its new portable PowerPack line of mobile chargers, including models with dual USB ports (one 2.1-amp, one 1-amp) and charging capacities of 7,800 mAh and 5,200 mAh, respectively.
LAS VEGAS — Soul Electronics, the headphones manufacturer helmed by rapper Ludacris, used International CES to launch its Tim Tebow line and had Tebow himself introduce them at a press conference at the Venetian.
Tebow skillfully side-stepped questions about his current NFL status — one of the models is named the Jet, which, as Tebow pointed out, really refers to its designated audience, the business traveler — albeit with a red face.
NEW YORK — Perhaps to no one’s surprise, the everexpanding headphones category was ubiquitous at this year’s International CES, visible in every hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as off-site at multiple hotels in the area.
The trend of celebrity-stamped models showed no signs of retreating, although many manufacturers are attempting a different tack on this trend.
LAS VEGAS – Plantronics’ Clarity division, which markets technology for senior citizens, has teamed with ClearCaptions to launch Ensemble, an amplified home phone that allows individuals with hearing loss to read incoming phone calls.
Through a 7-inch tablet-based display, Ensemble captions conversations in real time while also amplifying incoming sound up to 50dB.
GIRARD, OHIO — SVS, a manufacturer of high-performance home audio products, announced the launch of the SoundPath audio interconnect cables for all low-frequency and full-range interconnect applications.
These new audio cables are engineered to achieve state-of-the-art electrical performance and flawless signal transfer through a smart, efficient design that maximizes value and maintains signal integrity, according to the company.