San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Las Vegas - Telco supplier Ericsson is teaming up with internationally known electronic-music producer and DJ Avicii to produce the world’s first crowd-sourced song created from sound files contributed via Internet by people all over the world.
Las Vegas – Chinese cellphone supplier ZTE came to CES to burnish its high-end credentials, launching its most sophisticated smartphone to date.
The 4G LTE-equipped Grand S is a quad-core 1.7GHz Android phone with 5-inch 1080p display and 6.9mm-thick chassis.
Executives called the phone the world’s thinnest quad-core LTE phone with 5-inch full-HD display.
The phone will launch first in China in the late first quarter or early second quarter, and the company is in discussions with U.S. carriers to launch the device.
Las Vegas — Ecko Unltd. launched glow-in-the-dark earphones at International CES this week.
Offered in six colors, the Glow earphones have 7.8mm drivers, a tangle-free cord, in-line mic and carrying case. Frequency response is listed at 20Hz to 20kHz, with an impedance of 16 ohms at 1kHz, and a sensitivity of 98dB SPL at 1kHz.
They’re currently available for a $29.99 suggested retail.
Ecko Unltd. is a division of Mizco International.
LAS VEGAS – DarbeeVision (LVH suite 1965) is revealing here its consumer-priced video clarity and depth enhancement device called Cobalt.
While DarbeeVision’s original product, the Darblet, is optimized for high-end home theater video enthusiasts, the Cobalt has been designed to add Darbee Visual Presence depth and clarity to HDMI video for a $269 suggested retail price.
Las Vegas — Chinese cellphone supplier Huawei added its name to the growing list of suppliers offerings smartphones based on the Windows Smartphone 8 OS.
The Ascend W1 will be available in China and Russia this month, followed by the U.S., Eastern Europe, Middle East and other countries at unspecified times.
Las Vegas – Pioneer’s car audio division outlined a speedy timetable for bringing head-unit control of core iPhone 5 audio/video functions to multiple in-dash head units.
The company also expanded its selection of in-dash navigation systems to three from two and unveiled three new A/V multimedia head units.
Las Vegas — Scosche is introducing a host of new products at International CES this week, including a new line of climate-control installation kits.
The kits have 4.2-inch color touchscreen AC controllers that can be used with single or dual climate controls by plugging directly into the factory AC harness. Features include eight hard keys, the ability to accommodate ISO single- or double-DIN mounts, and factory-matched color.
LAS VEGAS — Women In CE presented its 2013 Legacy Awards to Marcia Grand, VP/publisher of TWICE, Tara Dunion of CEA, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Helen Heneveld of Bedrock Learning and Marla Suttenberg of Sapphire Marketing at a reception at the Paris Hotel, here, Tuesday evening.
Best Buy and WOLF were presented with the Carol Campbell Inspiration Award, which was accepted by Best Buy’s Liz Haesler, merchandising VP of appliances, trend, home essentials and Pacific sales. The event’s master of ceremonies was Tricia Nystrom, senior merchant/audio, of Best Buy.
LAS VEGAS – Huawei came to International CES to underscore its transition from a low-end to a high-end cellphone supplier with the launch of its first Windows 8 phone and a pair of superphones that include the world’s first smartphone with 6.1-inch screen.
LAS VEGAS — The Digital Entertainment Group, a CE and Hollywood studios-backed home video promotions group, revealed during this week’s International CES that after seven straight years of declines, U.S. home video revenue showed growth from the prior year.
The group cited market research showing a 0.23 percent increase, to $18 billion in the year, following multiple years of shrinking revenue brought on by the declining growth of the aging DVD format. In fact, annual home video revenue dropped $4 billion between 2004 and 2011.