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16 August, 2012 SANTA CLARA, CA – Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, fitness, outdoor and mobile navigation, today announced a new Fleet Management Protocol tool kit to enable solution providers an interactive navigation and two-way mobile information delivery system plus value-added features for a complete fleet management solution. Magellan will display its fleet management solution at the Great American Trucking Show (Booth #12024) August 23-25 in Dallas.

The Magellan Fleet Management Protocol tool kit enables fleet management system integrators and solution providers to integrate their service with the Magellan® RoadMate® Commercial 5190T-LM and 5190T GPS navigators. The RoadMate GPS devices connect to a Telematics transponder with a specially-designed interface cable and the Magellan Fleet Management Protocol tool kit to provide seamless connectivity between professional drivers and the dispatcher or office monitoring center.

Advantages of using the Magellan Fleet Management solution include text messaging to facilitate sending and receiving messages to and from the driver and the dispatch center or monitoring office. Using the Magellan GPS navigator, drivers and their offices can easily communicate throughout the day about stops and destinations, estimated times of arrival and departure, necessary reporting, and itinerary planning, schedule and status updates.

“It is essential that fleet managers have reliable, instant and direct communications with their drivers to provide job details, make midcourse re-routing and optimize resources so they can ensure on-time deliveries,” said Stig Pedersen, Associate Vice President of Product Management for Magellan. “Integrating the Magellan Fleet Management Solution empowers professional drivers with the solution they need to be more versatile, increase route efficiencies, avoid traffic problems, and reduce fuel consumption.”

The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM and 5190T GPS navigators are specially designed for commercial business to increase efficiency, productivity and safety by providing drivers with a five-inch touch screen display and an extra-clear built-in speaker with an audio level up to 93dB to make it easy to hear voice directions in a noisy commercial vehicle environment. The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM and 5190T GPS also feature Bluetooth® hands-free calling, free Lifetime Traffic Alerts, itineraries for single or multiple stops and daily trips, the most efficient routing, and settings for navigation preferences. Over six million points-of-interest make it easy for drivers to quickly locate fuel stations, food and truck stop services. OneTouch™, a Magellan-exclusive feature, enables drivers to bookmark and assign a button to their favorite destinations or location-based searches for faster access.

Magellan understands the challenges of the fleet management business and has developed the tools that will enable its partners to provide more efficient solutions. Developers and system integrators interested in leveraging the Fleet Management features in the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM and 5190T GPS navigators can download the Magellan Fleet Management Protocol tool kit at

Verbatim Puts Style into Your Mouse

Author: Sven Rafferty
Monday, August 20, 2012

Charlotte, NC – August 20, 2012 – Verbatim, the global leader in data storage technology including portable hard drives, USB flash drives, CDs, Blu-ray discs and memory cards, announces the availability of Design Mice, a wireless and stylish combination of 2.4 GHz performance, user-friendly shape and artistic design.

Compatible with both Mac and PC, the Design Mice series marries technology and performance with joyful artistic design. Featuring an ergonomic shape that conforms to your hand and a comfort-grip scroll wheel with rubberized side grip to provide precision control, the Design Mice series is graced with an elegant pattern that is highlighted by different color contrasts.

In addition, it utilizes a 2.4 GHz wireless to ensure delayed-free cursor movement and a Nano USB receiver to prevent bulk. To make transporting and storing even easier, the Design Mice has built-in receiver storage that allows the receiver to easily clip onto the mice.

“The Design Mice series gives consumers the option of stepping away from conventional shaped and colored peripherals while still enjoying the ultimate in performance and comfort,” said Ron Hanafin, Verbatim Product Manager, Accessories and Peripherals. “We made the mice practical, stylish and performance driven, making them the perfect solution for all users.”

Available in five distinct colors; burnt orange, purple, red, blue and graphite, the Design Mice are backed with a 1-Year limited Warranty and can be found at for $19.99.

Design Mouse Features
Ergonomically Design available in five colorful and artistic designs
Easy Scroll with Comfort-grip provides ultimate precision
Plug in Nano Slot/Receiver with 2.4 GHz reliability and performance
Mac and PC Compatibility
For more information on Verbatim Design Mice or other mobile accessories and data storage offerings, including images, local retailers, or product samples, contact PR representative Pedro Chen at 305-374-4404 x 139 or

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Just a few weeks ago, Kickstarter showed off a new project featuring a watch that works in conjunction with your iPhone or Android smartphone called Pebble. Today another smartwatch hits Kickstarter called Cookoo. The sleek looking watch notifies you of incoming calls, calendar reminders, incoming texts, received emails, and when it’s time to charge your smartphone. All without ever taking our your iPhone or Android from your pocket or purse! Utilizing Bluetooth technology to make this magic happen, Cookoo is also water resistant “so you can wear it everywhere” so says the press release. You can also mute the watches audible alerts which then vibrates on alert. If you want complete “silence”, vibration can be disabled as well. One of my favorite features is it relies on a regular watch battery just like my current one so I don’t have to charge it ever week. Nice!

Pledges start at $50 which will net the first 250 people a black watch. Colors include white and blue at additional pledge cost. Hit the link below for more info.

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Kenmore, Wash. – May 23, 2012 – It began with a simple concept: a product that would reduce the everyday hassles of a connected life.  Now, ConnecteDevice is excited to announce that the cookoo™ watch is launching on Kickstarter. The cookoo watch is a wearable technology that extends your smartphone to your wrist. It’s a traditional timepiece with a high-tech twist to help you manage your connected life.

This watch uses Bluetooth® wireless technology to let you know what is happening on your phone in real time—even if your phone is out of sight.  Your iOS or Android smart device may not always be at hand, but the cookoo watch is. Using Bluetooth SMART technology, it lets you know when you receive a call, text, Facebook message, calendar notification and more! The cookoo watch is compatible with the latest Bluetooth SMART READY devices such as the iPhone 4S, new iPad, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S3, with many more to come.

All alerts can be customized and prioritized based on your preferences via the Connected App™ so the cookoo watch will only display the information that you care about most. When a notification is received, the corresponding icon will appear on the face of the watch along with a discreet beep or vibration.  For example, if you receive a Facebook message then the social networking icon will appear.

The cookoo watch’s COMMAND button can be configured with the Connected App.  It allows you to find your phone, check-in on apps like Facebook®, tag your location on the Connected App’s map, or take a group picture remotely—with more features and app tie-ins to be added as the Connected App develops.

The cookoo watch also comes with these great features:

  • Use the “Ack” button to mute the audible alerts or turn the vibrations on or off.
  • Water resistant so you can wear it everywhere.
  • Receive a reminder when your phone or tablet’s battery is low.

Most smart watches require daily or weekly charging; this is another area where the cookoo watch excels above the rest. The cookoo watch does not need to be recharged.  You can enjoy the benefits of the connected watch for up to a year (depending upon usage) before replacing the standard button-cell battery.

The cookoo watch will come in a variety of colors: black on black, brushed stainless on black, blue on black, white on black, and green on black (special Kickstarter edition).  It is expected to retail for $99.95 with blue and white color editions retailing for $129.95.

Pledge contributors will receive the following:

  • Pledge $50 and receive one of the first 250 black on black first edition cookoo watch
  • Pledge $80 and receive one black on black or brushed stainless on black cookoo watch
  • Pledge $100 and receive one blue or white color edition cookoo watch
  • Pledge $200 and receive one green on black special Kickstarter edition cookoo watch
  • Pledge $400 and receive 5 cookoo watches in any color (exc. Kickstarter edition)
  • Pledge $750 and receive 2 black on black cookoo watches, and a license to develop a Connected App
  • Pledge $1,000 for the retailer pack and receive 15 cookoo watches [or $67/pcs] in any color (exc. Kickstarter edition), 5 posters, and one point of sale display

  • Pledge $5,500 for the distributor pack and receive 100 cookoo watches [or $55/pcs] in any color (exc. Kickstarter edition), 20 posters, and 5 point of sale displays
  • and more rewards at higher pledge levels

For more information about the cookoo watch, check out its Kickstarter page or

Links to cookoo watch videos

The cookoo watch keeps you in the loop:



The cookoo watch helps you find your phone:·





About ConnecteDevice Ltd

We have teamed up with great contributors around the world, blending cutting-edge technology and engineering, European design, watch experts and world-class manufacturers.

We have a passion for innovation and solving real-world problems with technology, attention to detail, and clean execution. The cookoo watch exemplifies our commitment to high-quality, exceptional design.  ConnecteDevice is actively pursuing distributors worldwide for the cookoo watch.

SpiderArm Give Your iPad a 360 View

Author: Sven Rafferty
Friday, February 17, 2012

iPad accessories are quite popular and mounting options are increasing seemingly daily. While the option to mount your iPad is great, the flexibility of the mount hasn’t been. Now spiderArm Ltd. has announced it’s SpiderArm iPad mount which allows you to access your iPad in just about any way you wish. Connected to an arm, you are giving extreme flexibility to the height and reach of your iPad. The pivot head allows you to spin and tilt the iPad to any direction you desire giving you a true 360 degree option for you iPad. Take a look at the jump for more info.

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spiderArm™ iPad® 2 Modular Mount System Holds iPad where you want it – with 360° Adjustability and Home-to-Work Versatility
Ergonomic iPad Accessory Helps Reduce Neck Strain and Long-Term Injuries

Toronto, February 17, 2012 ─ spiderArm Ltd. announces the worldwide availability of its SpiderArm iPad® mount system, a complete interchangeable support system for the iPad 2. The modular system allows users to create a hands-free viewing set up that provides the most precise and enjoyable experience with their device; therefore reducing potential muscle fatigue, eye strain and neck strain that can occur from extended use of technology devices. The spiderArm retails for $79.99 and is available at and Amazon.

The system includes two base units; a two-way SurfaceMount™ that is padded to protect furniture and can be secured to a table or desk, and a three-way VersaMount™ for securing onto a wall, under a cabinet or near your work station. Much like spiders themselves who can survive in all types of habitats, the spiderArm system can be used in nearly any environment and the multiple mounts provided in the system means you can move your iPad from room to room – even from home to office – wherever you use your iPad the most.

Additional product features include:

Three modular extension arms with 270 degree joints that freely adjust to any angle and height. These arms help the user to “build” a system using either one, two or three of the arms, resulting in a set up that provides a precise, ergonomic and hands-free viewing experience customized just for them.
The spiderArm mount system provides endless uses and its versatility allows the user to place it nearly anywhere. The spiderArm may be used around the home, in the office, or for commercial and professional uses due to its rugged, polycarbonate construction.
The secureSnap™ outer casing allows for a quick attachment of the iPad; the device eases onto the base and is snapped onto the unit at all four corners for a secure fit. This casing is connected to the first and shortest “arm” provided in the system which features a ball joint connection and a 360 degree adjustment knob that provides a secure connection as well as the ability to angle it based on viewing preferences.
A fashionable yet durable, quality finish in piano-key white color and soft, anodized-finish aluminum tubes.
Under counter mount option keeps iPad safe from harm and away from spills and splashes in the kitchen, in a lab or on your desk.
“Each day we are seeing more medical reports and media coverage about the injuries being caused by poor posture, abnormal neck positioning and over exertion of arm muscles due to the extended use of electronic devices,” commented Tim Henderson, inventor of the spiderArm. “We expect our system to stand apart from other cases or stands on the market because it was designed with the iPad users versatile lifestyle in mind – one minute they are accessing recipes while cooking in the kitchen and the next they are viewing movies on their iPad in bed. The spiderArm is there for every situation to support their device and accommodate their viewing needs.”

Tim Henderson is the creator of the patented design behind the spiderArm. His background in design and production are evident in its superior construction and functionality. The product has been designed to accommodate the user’s personal lifestyle, and accessories are being introduced rapidly by the company to provide even more mobility of the product.

About spiderArm Ltd.

spiderArm Ltd was founded in 2011 with the intent to bring the best-in-design and usability to the iPad accessory market. The company is continuing to research and develop iPad products that provide best in quality, function and innovation for the end user. For more information, visit or call (800) 531-8289.

iPad® is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

You’ve seen our reviews of UNIEA products and you know that we dig what it’s got. Now you can dig ‘em for a mere $5.95 shipping no matter where you live in the world. Well, maybe not Antarctica. Maybe the BBC can drop it off on its next filming expedition down there. But everywhere else, dude you’re set! Take a look its website and shop with confidence!

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$5.95 Flat Rate Shipping Comes To


The program comes just in time for the Christmas shopping season.


USA — November 16, 2011 — Universal Electronic Accessories (“UNIEA”), a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electronic accessories, announced today that it will now offer $5.95 flat rate shipping on all orders placed on The shipping policy is not a limited promotion, but rather a policy that will remain in place indefinitely.


The new shipping policy covers all worldwide orders placed on, with no order minimums: customers can order as many UNIEA products as they want and pay just $5.95 in shipping. Shipping and processing times will take anywhere between 7 and 10 business days, depending on the shipping destination.


UNIEA’s new $5.95 flat rate shipping policy comes just in time for the Christmas holiday shopping season, where many shoppers will turn to ecommerce for making Christmas gift purchase, looking for great deals and avoiding the shopping crowds. According to E-Commerce Times, “Three out of four holiday shoppers said they plan to shop for holiday gifts online, and 75 percent said they are likely to purchase gifts online from small businesses. Nearly a third of holiday shoppers said that they would do half or more of their holiday shopping online, and nearly two thirds said online specialty, “niche,” or boutique retailers are one of the “best places” to shop for unusual or hard-to-find gifts.”


As a result, UNIEA’s new flat rate shipping will allow Christmas shoppers to stock up on multiple UNIEA cases, bags, and electronics accessories for one low shipping rate.


UNIEA will also be unveiling a deep Black Friday discount early next that, when combined with $5.95 flat rate shipping, will offer online shoppers one of the best deals in consumer electronics accessories this holiday season.


About UNIEA Ltd.


Founded in 2005, Universal Electronic Accessories (“UNIEA”) designs and manufactures high-quality accessories for consumer electronics, including iPod, Laptop, iPhone, and Smartphone. Headquartered in Hong Kong, UNIEA is consistently seeking to expand into new markets worldwide and promote our products to tech-savvy consumers who are in search of accessories for their electronics that combine protection and ergonomics with a hip style and look.


Given the unique quality and design of its wide-ranging products, the company is actively participating in various worldwide tradeshows and exhibitions. Instead of being a mere manufacturer of electronic accessories, UNIEA is committed to enhancing people’s life with products that speak to people’s needs and capture their imagination. For more information about UNIEA, please visit

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hey, it’s headphones news day. We earlier reported about Marshall’s new cans and now here’s V-MODA filling out Inbox with some limited sweetness. The limited edition Crossfad LP2 comes in matte black metal that come with 12 interchangeable colored ear shields allow you to customize your V-MODA experience. The detachable Kevlar reinforced cables with 24k gold-plated plug comes equipped, “with a 3-Button remote control optimized for Apple products including iPhone, iPad and MacBooks.” The headphones also work well with BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. Between the 2-year warranty and hard exoskeleton carrying case, this $200 pair of cans seems like a pretty sweet set up. Read the release below for more details.

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Los Angeles – November 16, 2011 – V-MODA, the multi-platinum seller of the world’s finest headphones, unveils the latest in its “Live PlayTM” series – the over-ear Crossfade LP2 Metal Headphones. Fine-tuning the design and customization options of the now legendary Crossfade LP, the special edition Crossfade LP2 brings legendary DJ-approved acoustics, virtually indestructible military-grade durability and customization options out of the box.

“The original Crossfade LP has become number #1 headphone of choice for professional performers, DJs, celebrities, and sound-minded individuals by virtue of its tank-like durability, live sound and variety of finishes” says Val Kolton, V-MODA CEO and DJ. “LP2 transports this philosophy to another dimension by removing virtually all of our own branding and focusing on what matters most – you.”

endorse yourselfTM

In a carbon copy world of “celebrity” headphones, V-MODA’s endorse yourselfTM customs program gives customers and performers the option of expressing themselves. Users can choose from an array of over 12 colors of interchangeable ear shields that can also be professionally etched with their own artwork and logos, letters or numbers. V-MODA’s endorse yourselfTM program is also available to existing V-MODA Crossfade series customers.

Details of colors and options are at

Live PlayTM Sound

A refinement to the critically acclaimed sound of the Crossfade LP, the heart of the Crossfade LP2’s Live PlayTM sound signature is its patent-pending and biggest-in-class 50mm Dual-Diaphragm Drivers and V-PORT 3D staging. This innovative driver displacement is energy efficient yet can recreate the sound of multiple drivers with the quality and consistency of a single driver. The driver’s diaphragm is constructed of a harder inner ring for mids and highs and a soft outer ring dedicated to deep bass extension so you can actually feel the music, even with low powered sources.

V-MODA’s labs, over years of research, found that many headphones artificially spike the highs above 8kHz to make up for older recordings, hearing loss and for users who listen at lower volumes. The Crossfade LP2, is however, fine-tuned with a 31-band EQ, which plays a vital part in creating it’s unique Live PlayTM sound signature while protecting the ears from permanent hearing loss or damage.

Military-Grade Durability

The Crossfade LP2 is tested under strict MIL-STD-810G military testing and V-MODA’s even tougher VMQA guidelines, of which a few are listed below

• Kevlar® reinforced detachable cables and 45-degree plug strain relief can each bend over 1 million times, over 100x industry standards
• Survives 70+ drops on concrete from 6 feet, approximately 3x the industry standard
• Headband can bend 10+ times flat, not break and retain its memory and shape
• Virtually inaudible sound variances across the spectrum of less than 2dB from unit to unit versus 10-30dB+ of inferior products
• MIL-STD-810G environmental tests including high and low temperatures, humidity, salt spray and UV exposure

Essential Ergonomic Comfort

Replaceable supple memory foam ear cushions isolate noise and immerse you into your own world of sound. Relentless research went into the precise shape and materials of the headband and ear cushions, resulting in a tailored, fashionable fit without unsightly gaps and minimal pressure on the head and ear. Although they deliver big sound, the Crossfade LP2 is extremely lightweight in design and perfect for hours of immersive listening.

trueHERTZTM – The Revelation of Headphones

Most headphone marketing simply does not tell the whole truth. Headphones often break too fast in and every unit sounds different due to quality control variance and individual fit. Upon this revelation over five years ago, V-MODA invested heavily on quality engineering and its own R&D labs to create a rugged product that provides the greatest sound for the greatest amount of people. Follow the trueHERTZ blog to learn more at

Crossfade LP2 Features
• Stylish interchangeable shields (matte black installed and gunmetal colors included)
• Detachable Kevlar®-reinforced cables with 24k gold-plated plug
• One 3.5mm fabric cable with a 3-Button remote control optimized for Apple products including iPhone, iPad and MacBooks
• One 3.5mm fabric audio cable universally compatible with all audio, tablet and smartphone products with a 3.5mm port including Android, BlackBerry® and Windows Phone
• Hard exoskeleton carrying case, ensuring headphones are protected in style
• 2-Year V-MODA Premier Warranty
• Immortal Life Program – 50% off lifetime discount to replace consumer-damaged headphones

The Crossfade LP2 is available today at and select retailers worldwide including, Microsoft Store, Guitar Center, and Newegg for $199 including two sets of plates. An additional set of color shields is $25 and can be customized with your own logo for $45. For more information and a brief video demonstration, visit

V-MODA is the maker of the finest professional quality and modern audiophile products. It’s products are distinguished by an extreme passion for music, materials, fashion-forward design and unparalleled quality. Led by professional DJ and Chief Visionary Officer, Val Kolton, V-MODA products blend the inspiration of Italian design, the essence of music, and the charisma of Hollywood. Together with design extraordinaire Joseph Bucknall, the world’s most influential producers, musicians and DJs, V-MODA is constantly challenging the norm and forging the remix revolution. For more information, please visit V-MODAʼs website,

Make Your iMac Do the Tango

Author: Sven Rafferty
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The iMac is a pretty ingenious computer and I’m always pleasantly surprised how good the speakers sound for such a small footprint for them to live in. But truth is, if you want to be rockin’ the iTunes or pumping the Steam, then you need real speakers. XtremeMac agrees and yet, keeps it small and complimentary to the iMac with its new Tango Bar. The bar sits right under your iMac or Apple Cinema Screen and plugs into an available USB port. Snug tight in this bar are six speakers configured with dual dome tweeters and midrange/bass drivers. Oh yea, the passive radiator takes care of those 808 lows, too. And if you caught that USB mention, then you’ll understand that this baby will also work on any laptop or PC as well. Drop in the fact it also comes with a line-in jack and this baby pretty much can be used on any audio device. Too loud? Jack into the headphone port, then. :)

Price, availability, and deets in the press release.


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Oakdale, MN – November 16, 2011 – XtremeMac, a leading designer and manufacturer of accessories and audio solutions for Apple devices, is excited to announce the U.S. availability of the Tango™ Bar.  The powerful 10 watt amplified USB powered sound bar features a sleek and stylish design while delivering high quality sound.


The Tango™ Bar enhances audio from any computer (Mac® and Windows® compatible) through its cutting edge technology that delivers twice the output of most traditional USB speakers. The six speaker configuration with dual dome tweeters, midrange/bass drivers and passive radiators provides for best in class audio.  The Tango™ Bar sports a clean and modern design featuring a simple plug and play USB connection, and an amber backlit volume control that provides added style and functionality.


The slim Tango™ Bar is built to fit perfectly beneath an iMac® or Apple® Cinema Display.  The single USB connection for both power and audio cleans up any workstation area by reducing cord clutter.  Additional connections include a headphone output, line-in jack and optional sub-out port for an additional subwoofer.


The Tango™ Bar is available now in the US for $99.99 at, and


For more information on the Tango™ Bar and XtremeMac’s entire line of award winning products, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


About XtremeMac:

Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, XtremeMac is a portfolio brand of Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN).  Founded in 2001, the same year Apple introduced the first iPod™, XtremeMac provides innovative solutions to protect, power and play Apple devices. The brand’s award winning cases, speaker docks and charging solutions incorporate leading edge design and advanced technology to enhance customer experience with Apple products. Additional information can be found at, Facebook/XtremeMac and Twitter/XtremeMac.


XtremeMac, Tango and the “X” logo, are trademarks of Imation Corp. iPod, Mac, iMac, and Apple are rtrademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.  Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Marshall is a well known for its brutal amplifiers and now it wants to make your ears bleed like at that last concert you attended. With the introduction of two new models, the Marshall Major, over-the-head, and the Minor, in-ear, headphones, Marshall brings good looks with great engineer. The Minor overcomes the problem of in-ear headphones falling out with its ingenious EarClick feature that prevents any slippage. Add in a microphone for smartphone conversations and you have a winner. Don’t worry you over-the-head users because the Major comes with the same mic. Keep your talk on. It also uses the same vinyl material found on the amplifiers. It’s all Marshall and all the details are below in the press release.

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Marshall White Headphones Now Available

Introducing Marshall White – all the great features from the original Major and Minor, but now available in an eyeball-peeling shade of white. Marshall White headphones are now available in all Marshall Headphones retailers, and online at

Marshall Major

The Major encloses vast amounts of the massive Marshall legacy. The exterior of the headband is made out of the same vinyl used in Marshall amplifiers and it bears the original Marshall texture. The Major comes equipped with a microphone and remote for use with cell phones incorporating the 3.5mm standard.

Marshall Minor

The Minor is an advanced and hard working in-ear model. In addition to its good looks it incorporates quite a few exciting features. EarClick construction ingeniously secures the earphone in the ear. The Minor comes quipped with a microphone and remote for use with cell phones incorporating the 3.5mm standard.

About Marshall Headphones
The heavy sound of Marshall has been carried over the world for nearly 50 years. Breathless roadies and roaring trucks have worked hard to make Marshall heard all across the globe. The success story of Marshall Headphones is constantly being written since being launched in 2010.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Smartphones are expensive, even with subsidies, and taking caring of them has become an important responsibility of the modern day phone user. With active lifestyles not slowing down because you have a phone that can map directions to your next event, Aryca has released a batch of cases for that very phone. The TIDE and WAVE encase your smartphone, iPhone or Android, and allow you to dive to depths down to 20 feet. Skiing, white water rafting, and swimming can now be all done with your phone. I’m not sure if Siri will work in these conditions, but at least your iPhone will after you dry off.

More info in the release below.

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Aryca™ Cases Keep Phones Dry and Safe At Depths Up to 20 Feet

SUNRISE, FL – November 16, 2011– Planning on getting away to enjoy a little fun, sun and surf this holiday season? Sharing photos with your friends and family has never been easier. Concord Keystone just added two new styles of heavy-duty waterproof smartphone cases to its line, so you can shoot video, capture images, view and playback, and email or text data, without leaving the water.

The new Aryca™ TIDE and the Aryca WAVE fully encase your smartphone, keeping it safe and dry at depths up to 20 feet so it can be submerged in water and used for wet and wild fun. The items are available at Concord Keystone.

The clear protective silicon membrane of the Aryca TIDE and Aryca WAVE supports full smartphone screen and call functionality and are the ideal protective smartphone cases when you are swimming, skiing, kayaking, white water rafting, snowboarding and more. The Aryca waterproof cases also protect the smartphone from snow and sand. When your spirit takes you to the extreme, gear-up your smartphone with the Aryca Tide or Aryca Wave to keep it safe, secure and dry.

Inserting a smartphone into Aryca cases is easy. Simply lift the safety latch at the side of the case, turn the cap counter-clockwise to open, place the phone in the case and close.

Both the Aryca TIDE and WAVE are IPX8 certified waterproof cases (up to 20-feet) and come with a neck strap and a floating yellow lanyard to keep phones buoyant and visible on the water’s surface.

The Aryca TIDE and Aryca WAVE cases are each designed for specific smartphones.

The Aryca TIDE is compatible with smartphones within dimensions of 4.88″ x 2.70″ x .55″ including the following:

Google: Nexus S 4G
HTC: Trophy, Droid Incredible/Incredible 2, ThunderBolt, Inspire 4G, HD2 US, HD7/HD7S, Surround, Arrive, Evo 4G/Evo Shift 4G
Kyocera: Zio M6000
LG: Ally, Quantum
Motorola: Droid 2, Atrix 4G, i1, Cliq 2
Nokia: C7
Samsung: Focus, Captivate, Transform, Galaxy S 4G, Vibrant
Sony-Erickson: Xperia Play CDMA, Xperia X10a

The Aryca WAVE is compatible with smartphones within dimensions of 4.55″ x 2.56″ x .55″, including the following:

Apple: iPhone 3GS/3G, 4S/4
Blackberry: Storm2 9550, Torch 9800
HTC: Freestyle, Aria
HP: Veer 4G
Kyocera: Echo
LG: Fathom, Cosmos Touch, Vortex, Thrive, Phoenix, Encore, Optimus S/T
Motorola: Bravo, Defy
Pantech: Crossover, Crux
Samsung: Soltice

Sony-Erickson: Vivaz

The Aryca TIDE and the Aryca WAVE are available in 4 colors – black, white, pink & yellow.
MSRP: $39.99


Florida-based Concord Keystone Trading, LLC and its sister companies, Urcovest, LLC, also located in Florida and Concord Keystone Trading Limited, located in Hong Kong, concentrate on developing, manufacturing, and distributing high-quality, low-cost imaging and other household convenience and portable power products. Urcovest and the Concord Companies market products under the following trademarks owned by Urcovest: Keystone ECO™, Easy Shot Clip™, Fun Shooter®, Concord®, Keystone®, and Easy Shot®; and the following trademarks licensed by Urcovest: Polaroid, 4U2ReUSE®, iPICKUP®, and iPICKUP2™. The Companies also sell private label products. Urcovest and the Concord Keystone Companies have strategic partnerships with manufacturing, development, and supply chain partners to bring high quality, cost effective solutions quickly and efficiently to markets and customers worldwide.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rock legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Lou Reed is going to get into your head with his limited edition Klipsch Signature Audio Edition X10i headphones. These limited edition headphones build on Klipsch’s already superb Image X10i in-ear headphones to deliver Reed’s New York avant-rock flavor in a first rate style. Customized to Reed’s liking – I like the purple myself – down to his signature, fans will be able to pick a pair or two up next month. Mmm, just in time for Christmas.

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INDIANAPOLIS (November 15, 2011) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker manufacturer, today announces plans for the launch of a limited edition headphone in honor of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Lou Reed. Boasting an all-new look inspired by the king of New York avant-rock, and complete with an authentic signature from the rock legend himself, fans will have the opportunity to score one of a very limited number of the Klipsch Signature Audio Edition Lou Reed X10i headphones available next month.

With an unwavering passion for live music and a legacy of iconoclastic sound that’s influenced rock musicians around the globe, The Velvet Underground star knew Klipsch was the only brand that aligned with his vision and expectations for a headphone he would be proud to call his own. To ensure the ultimate listening experience, Klipsch is customizing Reed’s favorite headphone, the award-winning Image X10i, for the limited edition run. The launch of the specialty headphones coincides with the release of Reed’s latest project, a collaborative album with Metallica titled “Lulu”. The album was released on October 31, 2011 in the UK, and one day later on November 1 in the U.S.

“I have been a fan of Klipsch products for eons,” said Reed. “I’ve always admired the unhyped bass, along with the clarity, depth of detail and extraordinary comfort of the company’s headphones. With Klipsch’s help, my dream headphone will soon be available to all of my fans – a serious model for the serious listener.”

Designed with multitasking music lovers in mind, these premium headphones feature an echo cancellation microphone for crystal clear conversations and three-button remote to handle phone calls and playlists at the touch of a button on Apple’s iPod, iPhone or iPad. Gracing the remote is Reed’s coveted signature.

Like all Klipsch in-ear headphones, the Image X10i utilizes the company’s patented oval ear tips for comfortable long-term wear, superior noise isolation and excellent bass. Unlike circular-shaped designs that put stress on the pressure points inside the ear, these soft exclusive ear tips naturally fit the contours of the ear canals.

“Being able to work so closely with Lou Reed on a project such as this is a dream come true for our brand and his fans,” said Mike Klipsch, president of global operations for Klipsch. “65 years ago, Paul W. Klipsch laid the foundation to recreate the powerful, emotional and memorable live music experience for all Klipsch listeners. We continue to strive for the same today and are honored to now have a unique sound solution connected to a true music legend.”

Available in a high-gloss purple finish with copper accents and complete with an authentic, collectible autograph card, the Klipsch Signature Audio Edition Lou Reed X10i headphones will retail for $399.99 (U.S. MSRP) at and select retailers on December 10, 2011. The first 50 customers to pre-order the product at will also receive a free copy of the “Lulu” album singed by Lou Reed.
About Klipsch Premium Speakers
For over 65 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction. Today, the brand’s diverse product portfolio encompasses home theater, professional cinema, installed whole-house contracting, commercial, computer speakers, iPod® docks and headphones. As one of the first U.S. loudspeaker companies, Klipsch continues to be the high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and home theater aficionados around the world. Klipsch Group, Inc. is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).

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