Accessory Suppliers Give CES Sneak Peek

TWICE Staff On Dec 16 2013 - 1:00am

Accessory Suppliers Give CES Sneak Peek

 

LAS VEGAS — International CES is typically a minefield of CE accessories manufacturers. Whether holding official placeholders on the show floor, manning tables at the mini tradeshows of Showstoppers or Pepcom, or securing suites in off-site locations, you can scarcely order a drink without tripping over a new iPhone case, a pair of headphones, or a Bluetoothenabled something or other.

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Accessories Briefs

TWICE Staff On Dec 2 2013 - 1:00am

Accessories Briefs

 

Logitech Marries Gaming & Power For iPhone

NEWARK, CALIF. — Logitech took the wraps off its first iPhone gaming controller, the PowerShell Controller + Battery.

The device attaches to an iPhone 5, 5s or a fifth-generation iPod Touch running iOS 7 for console-style gaming with a D-pad, shoulder triggers and face buttons. It also has a 1,500 mAh battery that will charge the Apple device during game play, and comes with a headphone extender to prevent the cable from interfering with game play.

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Horizon Hobby Using GoPro To Make Inroads Into CE Channel

Lisa Johnston On Dec 2 2013 - 1:00am

Horizon Hobby Using GoPro To Make Inroads Into CE Channel

 

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. — Horizon Hobby, a manufacturer and distributor of remote- control devices, is looking to expand its distribution into the CE channel as a result of interest in one of its newest products, the Blade 350 QX quadcopter.

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MuseMini Readies Portable Bluetooth Audio Receivers

Lisa Johnston On Nov 18 2013 - 1:00am

MuseMini Readies Portable Bluetooth Audio Receivers

 

SAN FRANCISO — CE accessory maker Muse Mini is readying a pair of portable Bluetooth receivers that will enable consumers to turn any pair of headphones into wireless headphones.

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Power/Charging Update

TWICE Staff On Nov 18 2013 - 1:00am

Power/Charging Update

 

BlueFlame Bows Magnetic Conductive iPhone Charger

BOSTON — BlueFlame has begun offering The Conductor, a magnetic charging case and wall plate for wirelessly charging the iPhone 5.

The wall plate is plugged into an outlet and secures the iPhone 5 in its case magnetically for quick conductive charging.

The Conductor this week was named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards honoree.

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Zepp Labs Debuts Wireless Sports Training Sensor

John Laposky On Nov 18 2013 - 1:00am

Zepp Labs Debuts Wireless Sports Training Sensor

 

LOS GATOS, CALIF. – Zepp Labs has shipped an apppowered multi-sport sensor and sports-specific mounts to track training data and improve performance.

The company is releasing three sports-specific packages, Zepp Baseball, Zepp Golf and Zepp Tennis, containing a sensor and a mount that attach to a bat, golf glove or racket, respectively, and deliver performance data such as swing speed, trajectory and tempo to the app running on a portable device.

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Velodyne Expands Bluetooth Headphones

Lisa Johnston On Nov 18 2013 - 1:00am

Velodyne Expands Bluetooth Headphones

 

MORGAN HILL, CALIF. — Velodyne Acoustics introduced another pair of Bluetooth headphones last week, the vBold over-ear model.

The vBold headphones feature Bluetooth 2.1 with a 30-foot range, nearfield communications (NFC) technology and AptX coding. They have 40mm drivers, a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz, impedance of 32 ohms, and sensitivity of 105 dB/1kHz/1 mW.

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Beats, Pills On Tap From Beats By Dre

Lisa Johnston On Nov 18 2013 - 1:00am

Beats, Pills On Tap From Beats By Dre

 

LOS ANGELES — Beats Electronics added a wireless version of its recently updated Studio headphones, updated its Pill wireless speaker, and introduced an enlarged version of the Pill, known as the Pill XL.

It also debuted several accessories for the Pill, a first for the company.

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MONSTER BEATZ

TWICE Staff On Nov 4 2013 - 1:00am

MONSTER BEATZ

 

ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Monster attended Best Buy’s 2013 Business Group Holiday Leadership Meeting earlier this month, where it showcased its products at a vendor expo and offered training to Best Buy executives. It also held a private event at The Grove, here, with a performance from Monster advisory board member Swizz Beatz. Shown above are Beatz (left) and Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly.

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Parrot's Flower Power Brings Gardening Online

John Laposky On Nov 4 2013 - 1:00am

Parrot's Flower Power Brings Gardening Online

 

PARIS — Parrot is bringing the Internet to the garden.

The company next month will launch Flower Power, a Bluetooth Smart wireless plant monitor and a dedicated app to help grow and maintain healthy plants.

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