New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National Consumer Technology Industry divisio
WHEAT RIDGE, COLO. — Headphones manufacturer Able Planet took the wraps off a headset that is designed to also function as a listening device for the hard of hearing.
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.
ATLANTA — Case-Mate has launched a risk-free trial program for luxury smartphone cases called Style Box.
The program allows members to try an assortment of Case-Mate’s cases for seven days, keep their favorites and return the rest for free. In addition, Case-Mate will offer purchase discount incentives for Style Box customers — the more cases they keep, the more they save.
NEW YORK — While fashion is a prime driver when it comes to smartphone and tablet case sales, protection is paramount to many users. Suppliers that have exhausted the number of color choices for their lines are differentiating themselves by thinking outside the box when it comes to construction materials and protection standards. Pictured here are some recent innovative cases and protective accessories to hit the market.
NEW YORK — Feeding consumer demand for full-fledged DSLRs, both Nikon and Ricoh recently introduced new models to satiate continued U.S. preferences for larger professional-looking gear.
Nikon’s D610 is the next installment in the class to the D600 and will be available at the end of the month at a $1,999 suggested retail for the body only or $2,599 for the body and an AF-S 24-85mm VR lens.
NEW YORK – The component-audio market isn’t as big as it once was, but you couldn’t tell by the recent influx of new products ranging from CD/SACD players, integrated amps, DACs, headphone DACs, and other devices catering to the high-performance crowd.
Many of the new products turned up at the recent Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver and CEDIA Expo. They include an expanded Sony high-resolution series, new components from McIntosh, and a headphone amplifier/music decoder/USB DAC from Auralic.
Alpine Wants Dealers To Socialize
TORRANCE, CALIF. – Alpine wants its dealers to socialize.
The aftermarket car electronics company has developed a social-media handbook to help dealers engage in their own social-media activities. The company is also encouraging dealers to participate in its Play Big social-media campaign, which encourages dealers to post and share pictures of the dash fabrications they have crafted to install Alpine’s 8-inch INE-Z928HD A/V navigation system.
ARLINGTON, VA. — The mobile electronics aftermarket is muddling through 2013 despite a surge in installed- navigation dollar volume, a slight gain in speaker dollar volume, and a slight gain in unit sales of multimedia head units, CEA factory-level sales statistics show.
EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – MobiTV, developer of live and on-demand video delivery systems for multiscreen viewing experiences, recently introduced new HDMI dongle capabilities affording video system operators a cost-effective entry into the home.
NEW YORK – Pyle Audio introduced its answer to the action video camera category by unveiling the Hi- Speed HD PSCHD60.
The go-anywhere HD still camera and video camera hybrid was designed for action sports enthusiasts “looking to relive every hairpin turn or monster jump, while sharing their high-resolution photos and videos with family and friends,” the company said.
NEW YORK — Phase 3 of T-Mobile’s “uncarrier” strategy includes dramatically lower rates for international calling and international roaming, plus a promotional partnership with singer and songwriter Shakira.
The plans were announced by T-Mobile president/CEO John Legere during an outdoor concert by Shakira in Manhattan.
The carrier also announced the nationwide expansion of its LTE network months ahead of schedule to reach more than 200 million people in 233 metropolitan areas.