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Hubbell Incorporated Acquires Leading IoT Brand iDevices®

25 Apr 2017 Hubbell Incorporated Acquires Leading IoT Brand iDevices® [...]...

Hubbell and iDevices join forces to usher in the next evolution of smart home and IoT innovation. Avon, Conn. – April 25, 2017 – iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, announced today that they have been acquired by Hubbell Incorporated of Shelton, Connecticut. iDevices will join Hubbell’s large portfolio of brands that manufacture and sell electrical and electronic products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. The basis for acquisition is clear with the companies’ shared focus on innovation, synergistic product portfolios and common paths to market. By joining the Hubbell family, iDevices secures the backing and capabilities of a well-established industry leader, while Hubbell strengthens its innovation engine with iDevices’ knowledge and expertise in the connected Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace. Building on a Rich Heritage of Innovation and Invention Since its inception more than a century ago, Hubbell has been known for its creativity and consistent drive toward innovation. Founder Harvey Hubbell created early patents for the “pull chain lamp socket” and “separable plug and receptacle,” which pushed his company into an era of creativity; inventing new ways to serve its growing customer base of businesses, manufacturers, utilities and homeowners. Nearly 120 years later, Christopher…

Introducing Stadion, the Performance-Ready Bluetooth Headset

25 Apr 2017 Introducing Stadion, the Performance-Ready Bluetooth Headset [...]...

The latest addition to the Urbanears Active collection, Stadion is a performance-ready Bluetooth headset that adapts to everything – from the unique shape of your head to your most intense workouts STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – April 25, 2017 – Today Urbanears welcomes a brand-new addition to the Urbanears Active collection. Stadion ($99) is a wireless Bluetooth headset that produces quality sound while enabling the ultimate freedom of movement, with an on-target fit that stays comfortably in place no matter how gravity-defying the workout. Light and flexible, Stadion utilizes a unique combination of stretchy coils and EarClick technology to create a customized fit for any head shape, and ensure earbuds stay comfortably in place inside the ears. A 3-button control on the back lets users navigate their playlist, adjust volume, and pick up calls. Wireless and Bluetooth-ready, Stadion supplies up to seven hours of playback time per charge. “It can be a challenge finding the right pair of workout headphones that deliver your music without feeling restrictive,” says Oscar Axhede, Chief Evangelist & Co-founder, Urbanears. “With Stadion, we wanted to remove as many distractions as possible and make something that would almost become a part of you. It’s lightweight, there’s no cords,…

ECOXGEAR Launches EcoSlate – New Rugged, Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with Built-in Lantern

20 Apr 2017 ECOXGEAR Launches EcoSlate – New Rugged, Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with Built-in Lantern [...]...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 20, 2017 – ECOXGEAR, the leader in rugged, portable and waterproof consumer electronics catering to the outdoor world, launches the EcoSlate – an all-in-one audio system that combines a bright 200 Lumen flashlight, built-in power bank and backlit buttons to create the ultimate companion for any outdoor adventure. The portable and compact EcoSlate packs a punch with its incredible sound, boasting two 10W speakers and dual passive sub-woofers, with a Bluetooth range of up to 100-feet for a single speaker. It features a tough, drop-proof exterior that meets military specifications, is IP67 waterproof and even floats, to ensure tunes stay playing throughout any excursion. The EcoSlate also has an integrated USB port, letting users recharge any phone or tablet, along with a built-in lantern to light up any yard, campsite or path. Additionally, the EcoSlate is equipped with EcoConnect, which lets users pair two units for wireless stereo sound, filling up any campsite or outdoor area. Connect up to two units within a 30-feet range for 360-degree audio. The ECOXGEAR EcoSlate is available now in Electric Blue, Grey, Black, Mint or Orange for $149.99 at ECOXGEAR.com and Amazon.com. For more information about the ECOXGEAR brand…

Strava Makes Group Activity Planning Easy with New Club Events for Mobile

19 Apr 2017 Strava Makes Group Activity Planning  Easy with New Club Events for Mobile [...]...

SAN FRANCISCO – April 19, 2017 – Strava, the social network for athletes, enhances its social and community experience with the introduction of club events for mobile users. Club administrators can now create events via the Strava mobile app and share event details with other members. Club members will be notified of the event, and can then view event details, RSVP, access the route and share via other social media channels. Learn more about Strava Clubs here. “Bringing our Club Events feature to mobile is another way we’re continuing to help our community of athletes engage with one another,” said Will Lee, Product Manager at Strava. “From talking to club admins, we learned that they were looking for an easier way to plan group activities with members, especially on mobile. Club events on mobile allow athletes in a club to quickly organize a real-world activity. Bringing Club events to mobile is our latest step to help build thriving communities on Strava.” The events functionality on mobile builds on the recent introduction of clubs on mobile, making it easy to connect and engage with other athletes. Strava continuously evolves and add new dimensions to the social experience. Strava’s new club event…

V-MODA Unleashes Forza Metallo Wireless – World’s First Ergonomic Neckband Headphones

19 Apr 2017 V-MODA Unleashes Forza Metallo Wireless – World’s First Ergonomic Neckband Headphones [...]...

Uncompromising headphones for all day use in any environment featuring micro 5.8mm hi-res drivers, metal housing, 3D printing customization, sport fins and ‘TrapLock’ titanium neckband Milano – V-MODA, the award-winning maker of the world’s finest high-fidelity audio devices, today announced the availability of the highly-anticipated Forza Metallo Wireless neckband Bluetooth headphones. Designed by and for modern audiophiles, Forza Metallo Wireless is the high-performance and ultra-sleek companion for your demanding everyday life. It brings the 40+ editors’ choice award-winning V-MODA sound and new noise-canceling microphones to the era of Bluetooth neckband headphones. It features a newly developed 5.8mm dynamic micro Hi-Res driver, a futuristic sweat-resistant technology, patent-pending sport fins for hybrid sport performance and the world’s first jewel-grade 3D printing customization of in-ears. “All other in-ear wireless headphones have a variety of form factors with show stopping compromises, imperfect ergonomics or useless gimmicks. They either look like unsightly massive ‘plastic space ring around the collars’, Frankenstein bolts that will not stay in your ears or separate earbuds that are quickly lost, have reception issues and need a dongle or case,” says Val Kolton, V-MODA CEO. “Our first neckband Bluetooth headphone features a minimal design that can hide under a shirt collar,…

SteelSeries Announces the Evil Geniuses Signature Line of Professional Peripherals

18 Apr 2017 SteelSeries Announces the Evil Geniuses Signature Line of Professional Peripherals [...]...

SteelSeries teams up with Evil Geniuses for special editions of the Arctis Headband, Rival 300, Apex M500 and QcK+ gaming mousepad CHICAGO – SteelSeries, the fastest growing major PC gaming headset brand in the US*, today announced a new line of tournament-ready products in collaboration with its elite esport partner, Evil Geniuses. Winning more tournament prize money than any other esport organization in the world, Evil Geniuses has put their mark of approval on this branded line of SteelSeries professional gaming peripherals. The Evil Geniuses line combines more than 15 years of SteelSeries esport experience with the hands-on expertise of the best gamers in the world. Outfit your battle station with the gear that’s won millions in prize money – Arctis headset with a custom-designed Arctis headband, and the Evil Geniuses limited editions of the M500 Keyboard with Cherry MX Red keys, a custom-tuned Rival 300 and a QcK+ mousepad. “For years, SteelSeries has collaborated with Evil Geniuses to test and improve our products to ensure they are tournament ready,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, SteelSeries CEO. “Their winning culture and pursuit of excellence in esports aligns with SteelSeries’ commitment to supporting esport professionals with products that help them rise to the…

MSI Announces New Thin and Light GP62X GP72X Leopard Pro Series Gaming Laptops

18 Apr 2017 MSI Announces New Thin and Light GP62X GP72X Leopard Pro Series Gaming Laptops [...]...

 New line of gaming laptops sport 120Hz 5ms screen with blazing fast NVMe SSD and RGB SteelSeries Gaming Keyboard City of Industry, Calif. – MSI, a world leader in gaming hardware, continues to innovate its critically-acclaimed gaming laptops with the announcement of the new GP62X GP72X Leopard series. MSI continues to redefine gaming performance in a portable gaming laptop with a 120Hz 5ms screen, a NVMe M.2 solid state drive that breaks the current bandwidth limitation, and updated SteelSeries RGB keyboard with Silver Lining print. Screen tearing and jitters are a thing of the past with the all new full HD 120Hz panel with 5ms response time. The ultra-fast refresh rate lets you react instantly to your game, giving you a true MSI gaming experience. The GP62X and GP72X Leopard series gaming laptops use a NVMe solid state drive so gamers can experience full performance potential of the latest SSD technology with extreme read speeds up to 2,200MB/s. The line includes an Intel 7th Generation KabyLake processor, one stick of 16GB DDR4 RAM (upgradeable to 32GB) and up to a GeForce GTX1060 graphics card. MSI upgraded the GP62X and GP72X Leopard line with the brightest RGB keyboard by SteelSeries including…

AOC Announces New 40-Inch 4K UHD Display with 10-Bit Color

18 Apr 2017 AOC Announces New 40-Inch 4K UHD Display with 10-Bit Color [...]...

Fremont, Calif. – AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces the U.S. availability of the new C4008VU8 40” curved 4K UHD display with 10-bit color. The monitor features an 85% NTSC wide color gamut and flicker-free technology for reduced eye strain. The ultra-high definition display allows users to see more on the screen at one time, giving them more ‘real estate’ and allowing them to see more detail for sharper and more brilliant images. This makes the C4008VU8 a perfect monitor for creative projects or productivity. The C4008VU8 is available at Amazon and B&H Photo Video for $899.99 MSRP. The curved VA panels has a 3840×2160 resolution that boasts 1.07 billion colors, meaning the panel can present more depth and richer color to produce more vibrant images. VA is perfect for graphic designing, video editing or photo retouching. Users can view spreadsheets or watch movies from virtually any angle without compromising color uniformity. The C4008VU8 features a 60Hz refresh rate, wide-viewing angles and 5ms response time. Eye comfort is one of the most important considerations when working on creative tasks. Normal LED monitors adjust brightness using pulse width modulation, which creates flickers that can cause discomfort over…

ThinkGeek Drop Off Brand-New Star Wars Cargo at Star Wars Celebration Orlando

13 Apr 2017 [...]...

Join ThinkGeek and pick up some items exclusive to Star Wars Celebration Fairfax, Va. – Commemorate your time at Star Wars Celebration Orlando with some brand new ThinkGeek products launching at the show. Star Wars Geeki Tikis Series 2 There’s something about a tiki bar that just makes us smile. Maybe it’s the vibrant vintage kitsch feel. What better tiki mug to drink from than one that looks like a character from Star Wars? Choose to drink with C-3PO, a Jawa, Tusken Raider, Tauntaun, Wampa or Wicket the Ewok. Star Wars Jabba the Hutt and Salacious Crumb themed Geeki Tikis These two characters are special. You already knew that. But they’re extra special as Geeki Tikis because the Jabba and Salacious Crumb themed ones are only available on the site and at our booth and are limited to a single run. Nixon Rey Kensington Watch Never lose track of time while scavenging a Star Destroyer on Jakku again. This limited edition Nixon Kensington watch will look great even if you are fixing up the Falcon or out saving the galaxy. More Loot In addition to these items, ThinkGeek is offering an enamel Jabba the Hutt and Salacious Crumb pin as a…

Polar Announces Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer with Advanced Power Meter Compatibility and Smart Coaching

12 Apr 2017 Polar Announces Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer with Advanced Power Meter Compatibility and Smart Coaching [...]...

Polar’s latest GPS bike computer features advanced power meter compatibility and power metrics for serious cyclists KEMPELE, FINLAND – Polar, the leader in wearable sports and fitness technology for 40 years, introduces the latest addition to its cycling portfolio, the Polar M460. Featuring a sleek, all-black and fiber-like surface texture with improved button grip, the bike computer is equipped with integrated GPS, additional power meter compatibility, advanced power metrics and smart coaching, and Strava Live Segments, making it the ideal training tool for cyclists aiming to reach their goals. The Polar M460 will be available in April at www.polar.com from $179.90/€179.90 and includes a two-month Strava Premium membership. Learn more about the new Polar M460 here. “Polar’s experience working with professional athletes and coaches helps us develop the necessary technology to make Polar M460 a reliable tool for athletes during various stages of their training sessions,” said Marco Suvilaakso, Chief Strategy Officer of Polar. “Polar’s cycling products have become a staple for devoted cyclists who are passionate about their training and want to reach their goals.” The versatile Polar M460 boasts reliable, integrated GPS and barometer-based inclinometer, compatibility with an extensive list of third party power meters and advanced cycling…