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NEW YORK — Long-time CE veteran Ron Goldberg’s new start-up, Kineticane, is bringing to market the Isowalk, an intelligent mobility aid that can be described as a “smart cane.”
The Isowalk features a native pendulum movement that is naturally self-propulsive. A radically re-imagined handle and grip provides dramatically improved comfort, leverage and stability, the company said. It is lightweight and has a strategic center of gravity that makes the device “virtually effortless to use,” according to Goldberg.
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 — Start-up Claris Healthcare, begun with the goal of keeping seniors safe at home, according to founder Geof Auchinleck, will begin shipping its first product in the fourth quarter, the Claris Companion tablet.
The device is a simplified all-in-one computer tablet that allows seniors to easily send and receive text and email messages; visit websites; and receive photos, event and medication reminders, wellness surveys and exercise programs.
NEW YORK — In response to a recent slew of media reports regarding lithium-ion batteries and battery-based charging devices heating up and catching fire, Voxx Accessories has sent out a letter to its dealers advising them to be very careful about what devices they choose to sell.
ONTARIO, CALIF. — Trident Case is rolling out a new packaging program for its rugged mobile device cases that adds a QR code to each box linking to a demonstration video.
“To show just how tough our cases really are, we put a simple QR code on each package that lets shoppers use their phone or tablet right in the store and watch our Tough Test video of that particular model getting battered, bruised and beaten, and coming out unharmed.” said Erin Luzzi, Trident’s marketing VP.
NEW YORK — As summer drew to a close, headphones manufacturers geared up for the fourth quarter with a steady stream of announcements in the last days of August and the start of September.
On tap in time for the holidays are some of the industry’s first nearfield communications (NFC)-equipped headphones, including models from Sony and Harman International’s AKG.
DELRAY BEACH, FLA. — SMS Audio made its third product introduction of the month, this time unveiling on-ear versions of its Sync by 50 wireless headphones.
The company also announced a partnership with Rhapsody that provides two months of free service with the purchase of select SMS Audio devices.
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. — The Mobile High-definition Link (MHL) 3.0 interface standard announced today by the MHL Consortium doubles the bandwidth of the previous spec to transmit 4K (Ultra HD) video resolution and a wider color gamut to TVs.
NEWARK, CALIF. — Logitech unveiled a wireless keyboard with a Window 8-friendly integrated touchpad.
The TK820 keyboard, which uses the company’s proprietary Unifying 2.4GHz wireless receiver, has a built-in 4-inch touchpad that supports 13 multi-touch Windows 8 swipes. Consumers must download Logitech’s Set- Point software; the software also lets users customize keyboard settings and hot keys.
Unifying technology enables consumers to use up to six compatible devices with just one nano receiver.
SANTA FE SPRINGS, CALIF. – DIY security supplier Swann introduced its Doorphone 870, a color video camera/ doorbell system. The 870 has a 3.5-inch LCD screen that provides a 60-degree viewing angle for monitoring the entrance to a home with color video and two-way audio communication when the doorbell button is pushed. The camera features night and low-light viewing up to 13 feet. It mounts easily to a door, the company said, and runs off a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.
SAINT GEORGE, UTAH — Health and wellness accessories supplier Endevr has introduced a digital medical ID wristband that stores essential medical and contact information that can be read with a smartphone.