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LAS VEGAS — Metra Home Theater Group will debut several lines of pro A/V accessories aimed at the professional installer at International CES this week, in booth 13427.
New video product launches include three new HDMI extender models, an HDMI cable tester, and two new flat-panel tilt mounts. New audio solutions from the company include a new IR kit, two new component shelves, an in-line surge protector for HDMI products, a universal learning remote and an accessory lockbox shelf.
LAS VEGAS – LaCie will introduce three new storage devices this week, including a limited edition Blade Runner hard drive.
The Blade Runner was created in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck and the company plans to have a production run of just 9,999 custom-built models. The 4TB unit marks the 20th anniversary of the LaCie-Starck partnership.
The Blade Runner is now available at the LaCie online store and specialty retailers with a $319 street price.
Las Vegas – SuperTooth will be at International CES next week to feature two items, the new Disco Twin Bluetooth stereo speakers and the HD-Voice in-car speakerphone that speaks 12 languages.
The Disco Twin pairs two portable, 16-watt rechargeable speakers featuring true stereo sound with a high efficiency bass reflex system in back. Stereo music can be streamed wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device by pairing to both speakers, which channels audio to each.
Las Vegas – Multiple companies will get together at International CES to demonstrate Mobile Emergency Alert System (Mobile EAS) technology, which will send emergency alerts to Mobile DTV-equipped cellphones, tablets, laptops and in-car navigation systems.
The technology is capable of sending alerts with video, audio, text, and graphics. It’s designed to complement the recently activated cellular-based emergency-alert system that transmits up to 90-character text messages to mobile phones.
Las Vegas — LG Electronics plans to introduce its full 2013 line of smart appliances next week at International CES.
The platform, which includes refrigerators, laundry pairs, ovens and robotic vacuum cleaners, boasts an upgraded Smart Control feature that allows users to operate the appliances with voice commands via nearfield communications (NFC)-enabled smartphones, or to monitor them remotely over the Internet and on LG smart TVs.
Las Vegas — Celebrities will be out in full force next week at International CES.
A full slate of artists ranging from Will.i.am to snake venom expert Donald Shultz are scheduled to be on hand.
Actress Felicia Day will serve as ambassador for the Entertainment Matters at CES program.
Maroon 5 will make a guest appearing during Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul Jacob’s keynote address Monday evening at the Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom on level 5.
Las Vegas — Ten One Design is demonstrating its Pogo Connect pressure-sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 stylus at its International CES booth next week and is hosting a Drawing Challenge to give away an iPad.
CES attendees can stop by Ten One Design’s booth, North Hall 6032, to design a custom masterpiece in two minutes or less using the Pogo Connect, for the chance to win an iPad and Ten One Design’s full line of Pogo styluses. The winner will be chosen based on creativity, uniqueness and ingenuity.
Las Vegas – JBL will update its selection of tabletop digital-media speakers at International CES by expanding its lineup of models equipped with Apple’s Lightning 8-pin connector.
The two new Lightning-equipped speakers will enable docking of the iPhone 5, fifth-generation iPod touch, 7th-generation iPod nano, iPad mini, and fourth-generation iPad without a 30-pin-to-8-pin Apple adapter.
The Harman brand is also launching a new AC/DC Bluetooth speaker.
Las Vegas — Coby will debut its latest tablet, the MID7065, during International CES, here, next week.
The company’s newest tablet features a 7-inch display and gives users access to Google Play and Google Mobile services.
The MID7065 runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The device can connect to the web via Wi-Fi and it has Bluetooth 2.1 and a front-facing 0.3-megapixel camera, Coby said.
Shipping is slated for the first quarter with a $149 suggested retail.
Las Vegas – Digital Stream will go to International CES with an 8-inch RCA-brand Android tablet that incorporates a standard over-the-air ATSC DTV tuner and a mobile-DTV tuner, which is compatible with encrypted Dyle TV mobile-DTV broadcasts.
The $299-suggested RCA Mobile TV Tablet, available in the spring, will be the industry’s first dual-tuner mobile TV, the company said.