Endevr Introduces Digital Medical ID Bracelet

John Laposky On Aug 26 2013 - 12:00am

Endevr Introduces Digital Medical ID Bracelet

 

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.

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Others Alternatives Gaining Momentum

John Laposky On Aug 26 2013 - 12:00am

Others Alternatives Gaining Momentum

 

NEW YORK — Bedding and furniture are by far the most popular categories in which traditional CE and majap dealers expand their footprints, but several others are gaining traction or hold the promise of growth and profit potential.

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Beyond CE: Profitable Alternatives For Retailers

John Laposky On Aug 26 2013 - 12:00am

Beyond CE: Profitable Alternatives For Retailers

 

NEW YORK — Once upon a time, the retailing world revolved around the department store.

If you needed a new TV, sofa, suit, coffeemaker or a refrigerator, you headed to the local flagship and browsed their departments, while (mostly) commissioned salespeople guided you through their store’s unique product mixes. For some, those were the days.

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Canary

TWICE Staff On Aug 12 2013 - 12:00am

Canary

 

The Canary home security system, which had raised more than $1 million at press time on Indiegogo, was thought up by founder TK after being unable to find an easy-to-install, affordable home security system. The single-device Canary system is designed to be set up within 30 seconds.

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FitBark

TWICE Staff On Aug 12 2013 - 12:00am

FitBark

 

FitBark, a wireless activity tracker for dogs, debuted on Kickstarter in April and is currently undergoing its second campaign after responding to consumer feedback. The device enables consumers to receive fitness levels and a “BarkScore” progress meter via a smartphone app.

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LittleBits

TWICE Staff On Aug 12 2013 - 12:00am

LittleBits

 

LittleBits, which are tiny circuit boards that that snap together with magnets, began as a freelance project founder Ayah Bdeir did for a New York City design firm. The modules are sold individually and as kits and bundles; a starter kit (like the one shown below) is priced at $89. The company is planning to announce new products in the fourth quarter.

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Absolute Technology Introduces Wi-Fi-Boosting iPad Mini Folio

John Laposky On Aug 12 2013 - 12:00am

Absolute Technology Introduces Wi-Fi-Boosting iPad Mini Folio

 

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Absolute Technology unveiled its Linkbook for iPad Mini, a signal-enhancing, folio-style case that promises to provide up to two times the Wi-Fi signal to the tablet.

The Linkbook uses proprietary electromagnetic waveguide technology to resonate with the iPad Mini’s internal antenna and provide improved signal performance, increasing upload and download speeds.

The case, available in black, is constructed from a heavy-duty woven fabric for protection with a soft microfiber interior lining.

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Ion Audio Readies Job & Party Rockers

Lisa Johnston On Aug 12 2013 - 12:00am

Ion Audio Readies Job & Party Rockers

 

CUMBERLAND, R.I. — Ion Audio, an InMusic brand, is readying the Job Rocker and Party Rocker wireless sound systems for shipping.

The two devices were first announced during International CES in January.

The Job Rocker wireless sound system is geared for construction sites and home-improvement projects, the company said. It can stream music via Bluetooth to its 50-watt speaker from up to 100 feet away; the battery life is said to provide up to 50 hours of playtime.

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DoMark Plans Phone, Tablet Photo Printer

John Laposky On Aug 12 2013 - 12:00am

DoMark Plans Phone, Tablet Photo Printer

 

TORONTO — Smartphone and tablet accessories supplier DoMark International is planning to bring to market a wireless cartridge printer for photos taken by a portable device.

The Imagic cartridge printer will allow durable fade-free photos to be printed from any smartphone or tablet simply by connecting wirelessly and printing, without the use of dye ribbons, ink or sheets of chemically treated paper, the company said.

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Trident Inks Arkon For Mount Solutions For Its Cases

John Laposky On Aug 12 2013 - 12:00am

Trident Inks Arkon For Mount Solutions For Its Cases

 

ONTARIO, CALIF. — Trident Case, maker of ruggedized smartphone and tablet cases and shells, has announced a partnership with mount maker Arkon Resources to market a line of customized device mounts that are compatible with Trident’s cases.

More than 25 mounts will be configurable with Trident’s Kraken AMS series protective cases, offering maximum flexibility for placement. Trident said the line will be marketed to consumers such as outdoor enthusiasts and enterprises such as construction companies, warehouses, police departments and schools.

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