By Lisa Johnston
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
NEWARK, CALIF. — Determined to capture share in the crowded tablet accessories market, Logitech debuted a new Bluetooth speaker and an NFC-capable speakerphone in October.
NEWARK, CALIF. — Logitech International reported another down quarter, but it expressed confidence in the progress of its three-year turnaround plan, and analysts remained optimistic the accessory maker was on the correct course going forward.
Revenue for Logitech’s second quarter of fiscal 2014 was $532 million, down 3 percent compared with the prior-year period.
HOUSTON — Following a successful pilot in New York City this summer, Goal Zero is taking its Street Charge solar-powered public device-charging stations to cities around the country on a “Solarize America Tour.”
The solar panel and lithium battery- powered Street Charge kiosks allow the public to charge their smartphones using built-in USB ports and charging tips, day or night.
LOS ANGELES — OEM supplier Suncraft Solutions announced a partnership with Petra Industries for distribution of the company’s Stanley brand of TV mounts in the U.S.
The mount line, which debuted during the summer, includes 10 models for LCD/LED and plasma televisions ranging in size from 26 inches to 100 inches and weighing up to 220 pounds, and is aimed at the consumer do-it-yourself markets.
NEW YORK – Braven and Jabra have expanded their portable Bluetooth speaker selections in a market that has grown at triple-digit percentage rates in units and dollars so far this year.
The NPD Group’s Retail Tracking Service found retail-level unit sales of Bluetooth-only speakers, excluding Bluetooth-equipped speakers with docking pins, rose 379 percent for the year through August on a dollar gain of 213 percent.