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Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Remember that classic look of radios from the late 80s and 90s? Relive the past in three colors along with the ability to stream from your Bluetooth device.  That’s right, the Geneva WorldRadio lets you listen to FM, wakes you up, belts out Pandora via your smartphone, and even supports DAB+ if you are in Europe.  It’s a bit on the pricey side at $300 but it sure is versatile and stylish.

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Boston, MA – November 29, 2012 Geneva, unveils the WorldRadio, a contemporary take on the classic world receiver; a radio that could receive all available radio stations using the broadcasting technologies of that era, such as FM, long, and short waves. Today, most popular local radio stations are broadcast over FM, by DAB digital radio in some European countries and thousands of others are available on the Internet. The new Geneva WorldRadio offers access to the complete offering of today’s radio stations, as the classic world receiver did for previous generations.

 

Geneva WorldRadio features a powerful audio system, digital color display with touch controls, digital FM tuner, Bluetooth receiver, and alarm clock, all contained within an elegant, streamlined chassis with aluminum handle and tuning controls. This high-performance amplifier and full-range loudspeaker play mid and high frequencies with absolute accuracy, and produce warm, rich bass below 80Hz.

 

 

 

WorldRadio can receive both FM and digital (DAB+ version, Europe only) radio stations, and can wirelessly stream your favorite Internet radio stations from any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet or laptop. Other audio sources can be connected via the 3.5 mm line input.  The rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery provides 6 hours of music playback.

 

The Geneva WorldRadio will be available December 2012 in a choice of 3 metallic finishes: silver, red, and black for $299.95 MSRP at www.genevalab.com and select retailers.

 

For more information on how you can tune in to the world with the new Geneva Sound System World Radio visit www.genevalab.com.

 

 

About Geneva:

Geneva is the Swiss firm that revolutionized home audio, with the first high-end audio system for the iPod generation. On the outside, Geneva Sound Systems are deceptively simple – the handcrafted, piano-lacquered exteriors seamlessly integrate into and enhance any interior setting. On the inside, the engineers fuse advanced electronics, patented acoustics, and the best components to project three-dimensional sound from a single, all-in-one furniture-grade cabinet. Geneva products have garnered accolades from leading audio and design publications, including a 2011 What Hi-fi? Sound and Vision Award for Product of the Year. Geneva Sound Systems are sold by the world’s leading fashion, design and electronics retailers.

 



Friday, August 24, 2012
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I was just thinking the other day how cool it would be to shove my Plex video to my AppleTV that is connected to my projector and the audio to a Bluetooth receiver connected to my Denon AVR-5803 system for optimal sound.  But alas, I couldn’t since the Denon is too old for Bluetooth (even though BT existed upon is release) and there was no accessories to be found to stick into the Denon’s Line In RCA input.  Until today.

New Potato Technologies has welcomed the brilliance of Bluetooth and brought to us the TuneLink Home using the same great technology it has applied to its auto product.  Coupled with the iPhone or Android app, you will be able to do much more than just shove audio to your receiver but also get a universal remote that does not require a dongle or IR blaster. Score!   For these two sweet features alone, you could pay nearly $200 but New Potato is bringing it home for half that cost.  I’m thinking of scoring this myself.  Take a look at the release below.

New Potato Announces TuneLink® Home, Simplicity for Your Connected Lifestyle

 

 

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WILMINGTON, NC–(Marketwire – Aug 14, 2012) – New Potato Technologies, an innovator and developer of app-enabled accessories for mobile devices, introduces TuneLink Home for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices.

TuneLink Home provides a wireless link between the user’s device and home entertainment system providing both hi-fidelity streaming audio and universal infrared remote control functions. TuneLink connects audio via analog or digital output to the entertainment system and includes a powerful infrared blaster that broadcasts commands from your device to your media equipment.

TuneLink Home allows users to experience their music or audio from ANY APP in their home without the hassles of wired connections or the complexities of other solutions. Just like TuneLink Auto before it, TuneLink Home includes a best-of-class Bluetooth transceiver that operates over ranges of more than 120 feet to deliver crystal clear audio to your entertainment system along with unique auto connecting and sharing features not found in other products.

TuneLink Home device is also a powerful programmable universal remote control and includes a comprehensive and growing database of over 80,000 pre-programmed remote control codes, the ability to learn new codes, and allows the user to create custom macros, personalize their remote skins, layouts, and functions. Equipped with a wide angle infrared LED array and an IR extender port, user commands reach their intended control target.

The TuneLink Home device is controlled by a free application that can be downloaded today from the iTunes App Store and soon from Google Play. It is a snap to setup, and is the only simple-to-use connected accessory that provides BOTH crystal clear streaming audio link and full featured dongle-free, battery-free, and truly powerful universal remote.

“Finally, the mobile device in your grasp is both your player and your remote, so stream your tunes and take control!” says Bill Leland, Chief Marketing Strategist of New Potato.

“Our mobile companions have become the center of our universe and we rely on them to provide our communications as well as our entertainment. These amazing devices hold all of our stuff and as users we want really seamless ways to access them within our connected lifestyles. TuneLink Home provides a simplified solution for connecting to and controlling your home entertainment system from your mobile device,” says Stuart Ross, CEO of New Potato.

TuneLink Home works with all A2DP Bluetooth capable iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android phone and tablet models. For more information on TuneLink Home, please visitwww.newpotatotech.com. The TuneLink accessory is available now at www.newpotatotech.comand in select retail locations for $99.99.



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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If you’re one of the few million people using your tablet instead of a laptop for your productivity suite, then you probably have already noted the need for a small an convenient keyboard. Verbatim has got your 101 keys, baby, and it tucked them away in a very small package. Some might even say cool.

Connecting to your tablet via Bluetooth folds in half when not in use and easily fits into a purse or briefcase. When opened, it will connect up to six Bluetooth devices such as an iPhone, iPad, Xoom, or Galaxy Tab.

Verbatim’s second generation Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Keyboard is now available at RadioShack, Amazon, Airport Wireless, B&H Photo, CDW and Fry’s Electronics for just $79.99.

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Charlotte, NC, November 15, 2011 – Verbatim, the global leader in data storage technology, has just announced its second generation Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Keyboard is now shipping to retailers nationwide. The new model is designed to work with Bluetooth-enabled iPhone, iPad, iPad 2 and Android tablet devices with HID keyboard support such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Motorola Xoom. Like the original model, the new keyboard also features an ultra-compact design that folds for maximum portability. It also comes with a high-quality carrying case for convenient storage in your briefcase or purse. Plus, enhanced Bluetooth capability allows you to pair the wireless keyboard with up to six devices at one time!

 

The Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Keyboard features quiet soft-touch keys that provide a crisp, responsive feel when typing. A built-in media console lets you play, pause and control your digital music with the touch of a button. The new model of the keyboard also includes new smart keys for added convenience for Apple iOS devices including cut, copy, paste and undo, along with brightness, power off and device locking keys. The ultra-compact wireless keyboard also includes a bonus iPhone stand that can be used to position the phone in a convenient viewing position while you type. When not in use, the stand slides into the keyboard body itself for easy storage and protection.

 

“With Verbatim’s latest wireless mobile keyboard, it is quick and easy to compose e-mail and other documents with your Bluetooth-enabled tablet or iPhone on the go,”  said Ron Hanafin, Verbatim Product Manager, Accessories & Peripherals. “Whether using an iPad or Android tablet, this thin-profile keyboard provides maximum portability and functionality.”

Verbatim’s second generation Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Keyboard is now available at RadioShack, Amazon, Airport Wireless, B&H Photo, CDW and Fry’s Electronics for just $79.99.

 

Features

•    Now compatible with iPad, iPad 2, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom and other Android tablet devices with both Bluetooth connectivity and HID keyboard support

•    Ultra-compact design- Keyboard folds and stores in carry case for maximum portability

•    Media console- Includes enhanced volume and digital music controls

•    Now pairs with up to six devices at one time

•    Extras- A carrying case for the keyboard and iPhone stand are also included, providing even greater freedom and mobility

•    Enhanced Function Keys- New, easy-to-use function keys for cut, copy, paste and undo and more

•    Works with 2 AAA batteries, included

•     Learn more in our product FAQs and Hot Key Compatability charts

 

About Verbatim

Verbatim’s businesses in the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific regions are wholly owned subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd.  MKM’s parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), is one of Japan’s largest chemical companies. Verbatim develops and markets innovative, high-quality products for storing, moving and using digital content. Known for its leadership in the optical, magnetic and flash storage and related accessories markets, the company provides reliable, unique technologies and products that are highly sought after and broadly distributed worldwide. For more information, contact Verbatim Americas, LLC, 1200 West W.T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28262. In Europe, Verbatim Ltd., Prestige House, 23-26 High Street, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9DU, UK, (+44) 1784 439 781. In Japan, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd., 4-1-23, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8415, Japan (+81) 3-5454-3972. Or visit the web site at www.verbatim.com and select the country of your location.



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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If you’re in the market for a new Blackberry phone and are either on or would like to be on the T-Mobile network, then you may wish to look at the upcoming BlackBerry Torch 9810 running on the latest BlackBerry 7 operating system. Packed with a 1.2 GHz processor, 3.2-inch TFT VGA touch-screen, and a 5-megapixel camera, the BlackBerry faithfuls will be happy to also find a slide-out keyboard. You can pre-order your Torch today from T-Mobile for $249.99 with a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year contract.

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Today, T-Mobile announced the upcoming availability of the BlackBerry® Torch™ 9810, the latest 4G BlackBerry smartphone to join America’s Largest 4G Network™. Powered by the latest BlackBerry 7 operating system and a 1.2 GHz processor, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 provides a fast and fluid premium smartphone experience. The BlackBerry Torch 9810 combines a brilliant 3.2-inch TFT VGA capacitive touch-screen display with a full QWERTY slide-out keyboard for a truly efficient and intuitive mobile communications experience.

Encased in a sleek and stylish form factor with a zinc grey color finish, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 is equipped with essential smartphone features, including access to BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), personal and corporate e-mail, and social networking applications; a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording; and access to BlackBerry App World™ for downloading premium applications and games.

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is expected to be available in an exclusive pre-sale for T-Mobile business customers beginning today, November 2. The smartphone is expected to be available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and national retailers, and online at http://www.t-mobile.com starting November 9. The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is expected to cost $249.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan.



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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SuperTooth was assteemed the Car Accessory of the Year award by iLounge for it’s SuperTooth HD Bluetooth hands-free device. As reported here on SvenOnTech, the HD unit has superb sound and amazing staying power with its 20 hours of talk-time and up to 1,000 hours of standby. The visor mounted HD stays out of your way and points the speaker toward your ears. All around, good stuff and iLounge agrees.

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SuperTooth HD Awarded ‘Car Accessory of the Year’ by iLounge

Recognized as the best Bluetooth speakerphone on the market with strong sound quality and ability to post messages on social networks via voice, the SuperTooth HD appears in the 2012 iPhone + iPod Buyers’ Guide

Nebias, France – November 2, 2011 – SuperTooth, leading manufacturer worldwide of Bluetooth speakerphones, just received distinction for its HD which was named ‘Car Accessory of the Year’ by the preeminent Apple authority iLounge, a distinction published in the 2012 iPhone + iPod Buyers’ Guide which went live November 1st.

“Of all the car accessories we tested for iPhones and iPods in 2011, SuperTooth HD was a real standout,” said Jeremy Horwitz, Editor-in-Chief of iLounge. “Excellent sound quality, a great industrial design, and impressive speech recognition technology made it worthy of our Car Accessory of the Year Award.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to receive this award from iLounge,” said Yves Le Reun, SuperTooth’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “We first debuted the SuperTooth HD in March and it continues to receive accolades for its unique design and ability to communicate on social networks via voice.”

According to the 2012 iPhone + iPod Buyers’ Guide, the SuperTooth HD is described as:

“The current visor-mounted speakerphone champion has Bluetooth 3.0 support, a rechargeable battery with 20 to 1,000 hours of run time, and the strongest sound quality we’ve heard from a device like this. Novel is an optional, subscription-based Siri-like speech to text service for all iPhones, turning your voice into SMS, email, Twitter or Facebook posts; it can read new messages to you, too. Even without this feature, it’s a very powerful pick… This easy-to-use $129 model redefined ‘premium’ features with strong audio quality and Siri-like voice controls that work even without an iPhone 4S. A very nice advance.”

To read the iLounge 2012 iPhone + iPod Buyers’ Guide, visit www.iLounge.com.

The SuperTooth HD is available now on SuperToothStore.com for $129. To learn more about the SuperTooth HD, visit www.supertooth.net/EN/HD/ and watch the video here supertooth.dial2do.com/home/learn_more.

To learn more about SuperTooth products, visit SuperTooth.net and follow SuperTooth on facebook.com/SuperToothFB and Twitter @supertoothkits.

About SuperTooth

SuperTooth, headquartered in Nebias, France, is the world leading manufacturer of Bluetooth speakerphones and portable accessories. In 2004, SuperTooth created the concept of a Bluetooth speakerphone that could be clipped onto a car’s sun visor. The company prides itself on being the only manufacturer of speakerphones owning its own factory, managing and operating the entire production and supply chain – from initial designs and concepts, to the manufacturing and packaging. Today SuperTooth has grown into the bestselling speakerphone brand in Europe with a 70% market share, continuing to expand its international presence in more than 35 countries. For further information, please visit: www.SuperTooth.net.



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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On the heals of Apple’s record breaking weekend of a reported 4 million iPhone 4Ses sold, Verizon and Motorola today revived the RAZR name and brought it to the Android 2.3.5, Gingerbread, powered device. Don’t let the name fool you, unlike its predecessor, this does not look razor thin but thankfully Motorola didn’t slice out features as this is packed with them. Putting an HD camera both in the front and rear, 8-megapixel on its backside, 1 GB or RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot ready, and an 1780 mAh battery for longer life, the Droid RAZR is impressive. Lack luster is the storage with only 16 GB internal and expandable via the microSD to another 16 GB makes the fractured storage less desirable than that of the iPhone 4S internal one-stop storage.

Get the full details below for more information on this $299 device that Motorola hopes to challenge the iPhone 4S with this Christmas.

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Today, Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) and Verizon Wireless announced DROID RAZR™ by Motorola, the world’s thinnest 4G LTE smartphone. A true marvel of design, this smartphone packs strength and smarts into a stylish package offered exclusively from Verizon Wireless.

Measuring 7.1 mm thin, made with KEVLAR® fiber for strength and Corning® Gorilla® Glass for scratch resistance, the DROID RAZR is ready to face the elements. Speed limits are just an illusion with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and Verizon Wireless 4G LTE. DROID RAZR customers can expect to rip through the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.

“DROID RAZR by Motorola combines style, performance and the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network into one innovative device,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “These are two iconic brands that separately symbolize the best technology available today. The combination will provide an unsurpassed wireless experience for customers.”

“DROID RAZR by Motorola is a testament to the innovation and design possibilities that stem from a strong partnership between Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless,” said Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. “We set out to design the best smartphone on the planet and delivered DROID RAZR which is thinner, smarter, stronger than any device on the market.”

Not only does DROID RAZR by Motorola deliver heart-pounding speed, but it has a mind-bending 4.3-inch hyper-vibrant display with more colors than most LCD HDTVs. The Super AMOLED™ Advanced display with qHD resolution dishes out beautiful images and smooth action so on-the-go movies and TV shows aren’t a blur, whether customers stream from Netflix™ or rent from Android Market™. It’s the first smartphone capable of streaming movies and TV shows through Netflix with up to HD resolution.

DROID RAZR customers can take advantage of the Super AMOLED Advanced display and 4G LTE speeds to stream videos with NFL Mobile, only from Verizon. Fans can stay up to date on news, schedules and scores from their favorite teams on the go. NFL Mobile is included at no additional charge for 4G LTE customers for the remainder of the 2011 season.

If cutting-edge visuals are its beauty, apps on DROID RAZR are its brains. Enter MotoCast™, the free Motorola app that lets you stream or download your music, pictures and more from your PC to your phone. The Smart Actions app helps automate everyday tasks and optimizes battery efficiency by letting customers create rules, such as automatically setting the phone to vibrate during work hours or dimming the display at a specific battery level. The revolutionary webtop application allows customers to combine the device with separately sold accessories, like the Lapdock™ 100 or HD Station, unleashing the power to edit documents and browse the Web with a full Firefox® browser on a larger screen – all while charging the device.

Additional features:
· Powered by Android™ 2.3.5, Gingerbread
· 1 GB RAM for a fast user interface and multi-tasking
· 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video capture and image stabilization technology for crisp and clear videos
· Front-facing HD camera for video chat over 4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi
· 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capable so customers can share 4G LTE speed with up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices
· Water repellent nanocoating protects the phone, and even the inside components, against everyday spills
· Remote wipe, pin lock and government-grade encryption for email, calendar and contacts as well as voice and video chat conferencing
· Use Quickoffice® to view, create and edit Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on your mobile device from anywhere at anytime
· Bluetooth 4.0 low energy
· 32 GB memory: 16 GB on board and 16 GB microSD™ card pre-installed (actual formatted capacity is less)
· Powerful 1780 mAh battery

The DROID RAZR will be available in early November for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement at all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at: www.verizonwireless.com; as well as at authorized retailers. Customers can visit www.droiddoes.com/droidrazr to pre-order DROID RAZR beginning on October 27. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license. Android Market is a trademark of Google, Inc. KEVLAR(R) is a registered trademark of DuPont used under license by Motorola Mobility, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2011 Motorola Mobility, Inc. All rights reserved.



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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T-Mobile has just announced the BlackBerry Curve 9360. You know, the new one running BlackBerry 7 operating system with the all new Webkit-browser. It comes in two stylish colors, black and merlot, well, I guess black isn’t too stylish anymore but merlot is pretty cool. The Curve comes with a 2.4-inch screen, full QWERTY keypad and navigation track-pad. A 5-megapixel camera with flash is packed into your black or merlot unit along with Wi-Fi so you can easily send movies or pictures saving on cellular data use. The Curve 9360 comes preloaded with some apps such as Foursqure – check in! – and BlackBerry Messenger.

Current T-Mobile customers can pre-order the device on September 21st while nationwide orders can be made on the 28th of September. Those desiring the merlot flavor will have to wait until October 12th. Your cost for either color will be $79.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying classic voice and data plan.

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Today, T-Mobile announced the upcoming availability of the BlackBerry Curve 9360, which combines powerful new BlackBerry features with an attractive price point. The new BlackBerry smartphone will be available in two stylish color finishes – black and merlot. Running the latest BlackBerry 7 operating system and utilizing the powerful BlackBerry 7 Webkit-browser, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 provides an intuitive smartphone experience, perfect for those who depend on their smartphone to keep their personal and work lives organized. The new BlackBerry Curve is designed to address a large and important segment of the global mobile phone market where customers are looking to upgrade their existing feature phone or existing BlackBerry Curve with an affordable, easy-to-use, full-featured and socially-connected smartphone.

Encased in a sleek package, including a wide 2.4-inch screen, full QWERTY keypad and navigation track-pad, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 is ideal for efficient mobile communications. The new smartphone is also equipped with essential smartphone features such a 5-megapixel camera with flash, video recorder and Wi-Fi connectivity for voice and data for a premium smartphone experience. The next generation BlackBerry Curve smartphone delivers the world’s best mobile communications and social experiences with the latest release of BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) pre-loaded and now extends the real time BBM experience to a range of other apps, such as Foursquare, allowing users to easily interact with each other from within the ‘BBM connected’ app.

The BlackBerry Curve 9360 is expected to be available in an exclusive pre-sale for T-Mobile business customers beginning today, Sept. 21. The smartphone will be available in the black color finish at T-Mobile retail stores and at select dealers and national retailers nationwide starting Sept. 28 and is expected to be available in an exclusive merlot color finish starting Oct. 12. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 is expected to cost $79.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying classic voice and data plan.



Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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While HTC has been in the news of late concerning Apple and its thinking HTC devices are a bit too much like an iPhone. Well, HTC revealed its Rhyme today in New York City showing off how very un-iPhone it is. Let’s see, the plumb color definitely isn’t iPhone. Uh, the Charm – “an innovative approach for discretely alerting you to incoming calls or messages while the HTC Rhyme is deep in your bag” – can’t be found near an Apple Store. Ya, the Sports Armband is something you can get from someone else but HTC gives your Rhyme the time with its own way to help you stay in shape. All in all, this HTC is a pretty sweet Android-driven smartphone that will excite many people when put on sale this September 29th for $199.

Need more convincing? Read the press release below.

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NEW YORK CITY – September 20, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of mobile devices, today unveiled HTC Rhyme™, a new kind of phone created for people who require advanced features but want a phone that is sleek and fits seamlessly into their lives. The result is the elegant HTC Rhyme that delivers a fresh approach of integrating distinct colors, HTC Sense™ and complementary accessories for a natural personal experience.

“HTC Rhyme represents an entirely new approach, based on recognition that there is a substantial group of consumers who want their phones to be more personal and complimentary to every moment of their day,” said Scott Croyle, vice president of design, HTC Corporation. “HTC Rhyme is focused on delivering this through a fresh new style and experience that includes a family of innovative accessories like the HTC Rhyme Charm and Docking Station that are meant to naturally integrate into people’s lives.”

Sleek, Fresh and Stylish
HTC Rhyme offers a smart, elegant unibody design with every detail carefully crafted to deliver a unique sensory experience. The materials, the curves, and the dimensions are all designed to feel great in your hand, without sacrificing advanced features. HTC Rhyme comes in three colors: Clearwater, Hourglass and Plum, the color Verizon Wireless will be offering in the U.S.

“The HTC Rhyme is an exciting new approach to the mobile lifestyle that integrates hardware, software and accessories in a unique way,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “We believe this clean, intuitive experience and signature design is a testament to HTC’s ability to interpret what customers have said they want in a mobile device. We are thrilled to offer the HTC Rhyme exclusively on the nation’s largest, most reliable network.”

HTC Sense
HTC Rhyme is not only defined by its soft, simple design and distinct color scheme but by the refreshed HTC Sense experience. This unique twist on HTC Sense carries over the visual language of the hardware design and includes an all-new home screen that provides a clean and uncluttered way to interact with the essentials. The home screen enables quick, uncluttered previews of your appointments, messages or whatever is important to you. HTC selected custom wallpapers to offer a variety of original art to complement the HTC Rhyme experience.

With a beautiful 3.7-inch WVGA, super LCD display and high-quality stereo sound, HTC Rhyme also offers advanced imaging capabilities that begin with its 5-megapixel camera that includes auto focus, power LED flash and instant shutter for capturing those memorable moments whenever they arrive. In addition, the camera features a number of photo-taking and sharing elements, including face detection, which ensures that friends are always in focus, action burst scene, which automatically takes five consecutive shots of a scene, and panoramic mode, which lets users stitch several photos for those larger-than-life views. The HTC Rhyme’s locked home screen can be customized to display the most important content, making it quick and easy to see social updates, photos, snapping a photo or the weather forecast by simply turning on the display.

HTC Rhyme makes entertainment come to life through HTC Watch, which features a wide selection of movies and TV shows that can be downloaded for instant viewing.

Integrated Accessories
HTC Rhyme’s suite of accessories is designed with the same sensory focus in both function and style. Created to help you experience HTC Rhyme as a natural part of your life, the integrated accessories make your phone more personal than ever before.

· HTC Rhyme Docking Station – The Docking Station simultaneously recharges the phone while turning the Rhyme into an alarm clock and music center so you can wake to your favorite songs played directly from the built-in Bluetooth capable speakers.
· HTC Rhyme Charm – The Charm is an innovative approach for discretely alerting you to incoming calls or messages while the HTC Rhyme is deep in your bag. The Charm is a small light-emitting cube that attaches to the phone by a cord that can dangle from your bag and also be used to quickly pull the phone out of your bag. It also makes it easy to find your phone buried in your cluttered purse or backpack.
· HTC Rhyme Sports Armband – The Sports Armband allows you to work out in style while keeping your apps and music close to you.
· HTC Rhyme Tangle Free Headphones – The Tangle Free Headphones take the hassle out of listening to your favorite music.
· HTC Rhyme Bluetooth® Headset – The wireless headset follows the same design cues as the phone itself and enables for easy hands free use.
· HTC Rhyme Bluetooth® Car Speaker – The wireless speaker clips onto sun visor in your car for easy and safe driving.

Availability
HTC Rhyme will be available in the coming weeks in the United States, exclusively with Verizon Wireless, and across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific in October. In the U.S., the Docking Station, Tangle Free Headphones and Charm will be included in the box.

About HTC
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative devices that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.



Friday, May 6, 2011
AHX Global itablet Thumb Keyboard

If you’re looking for a small compact Bluetooth keyboard for your iPad, tablet, or other Bluetooth pairing device, then you may be interested in the iTablet Thumb Keyboard. It’s small size isn’t what makes it unique or the backlit keys for low light conditions, but the fact that HX Global placed a touchpad on other side of where the keys are. The idea is, you can use your index finger to navigate your mouse-based tablet or notebook while using your thumbs to type. While I’ve never been a thumb typer, I know many who are and this may be your ticket. It comes in both black and white. No delay on the white shipping date.

Press Release
HX Global has announced the immediate availability of the itablet Thumb Keyboard, a new Bluetooth keyboard with patented rear-facing touchpad. It is compatible with a wide range of Bluetooth-equipped devices including iPad, iPhone, tablet computers (Android & Windows) and mobile phones.

The itablet Thumb Keyboard is also compatible with many other Bluetooth-enabled devices including the latest interactive IPTV systems providing a convenient way for users to interact with screen content from the comfort of their armchair. In addition, it can be used with commonly used gaming platforms including the Sony PS3 and Nintendo XBox 360.

According to Francis Davis of AHX Global: “The Thumb Keyboard provides a fast and intuitive way to create emails, tweets, texts and documents. It is the perfect antidote to the awkward onscreen keyboards used to enter data and text into today’s mobile devices that do not have proper keyboards.”

The itablet Thumb Keyboard is battery operated and ergonomically designed to be comfortable to hold and easy to use at the same time. The patented rear-facing touchpad provides fast and accurate cursor control using either index finger, and the keys are backlit for use in low lighting conditions. The compact size of this new keyboard (5.9 x 3.5 inches) also means that it can fit into a standard tablet carry bag.

This new keyboard is available in black or white versions with US and UK keyboard layouts. Other commonly used keyboard formats will be launched in Q3 2011.



SuperTooth HD

SuperTooth is a French maker of Bluetooth accessories and SvenOnTech already has a couple of its products in the labs for testing. Reviews are coming real soon. But today, we learn that SuperTooth pulled an HD and now has a speakerphone that goes beyond the phone! It will let you send SMS, E-mail, Facebook, and Twitter messages all from your voice. Dude, hands on the wheel the whole time. “No officer, I was not texting and driving. Seriously.” The gadget works with Blackberry and Android for the extra cool features and the iPhone and Windows Mobile for speakerphone only. (I thought there would be an App for that. Mmmm.) Deets below in the press release.

Press Release
SuperTooth, creator of the concept of a Bluetooth speakerphone that could be clipped onto a car’s sun visor, is launching the SuperTooth HD this year – the most advanced Bluetooth speakerphone on the market, with three times more power than other models and the ability to communicate on social networks all via voice commands.

“Using wireless devices in the car has been identified as the leading source of driver’s not paying attention on the road, with cell phone use increasing the likelihood of crashes fourfold,” said Yves Le Reun, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “The SuperTooth HD gives consumers a hands-free solution to talk and text on their phones so they can abide by the law and focus on driving.”

Boasting Twin Speaker V Array Technology, the SuperTooth HD features two speakers with a 5 watt audio output and a 5.4 watt amplifier, making it three times more powerful than any other speakerphone. The built-in dual microphones pick up voices more clearly. Together, these advanced audio features produce unrivaled audio quality in both emission and reception.

State-of-the-art voice commands are designed to provide a hands-free solution for phone use to make the driving experience safer. Using just voice commands, drivers can answer incoming calls, select pre-dialed phone numbers, check battery level or retrieve voicemail. The SuperTooth Handsfree Assistant feature allows drivers to compose and send Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and SMS messages all via voice. The SuperTooth HD can also read incoming SMS and e-mail messages on Android and Blackberry phones via the specific application. The SuperTooth Handsfree Assistant is powered by Dial2Do.

The SuperTooth HD is compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled phones, including iPhones, Blackberrys and other smartphones with an Android OS or Windows Mobile operating system.

No installation is required – just clip the SuperTooth HD onto a sun visor, pair it with the phone and enjoy comfortable and safe phone calls while driving. A USB cable and in-car charger is also included.

The SuperTooth HD will be available in April 2011 for MSRP $129 at department, specialty and mobile phone stores nationwide.