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Now Available: iDevices® Instant Switch™, An Intelligently-Designed Wireless Remote Wall Switch

16 Feb 2018 Now Available: iDevices® Instant Switch™, An Intelligently-Designed Wireless Remote Wall Switch […]...

The Instant Switch quickly adds flexibility anywhere in the home with an additional way to control iDevices’ diverse ecosystem of smart products. Avon, Conn. – Feb. 16, 2018 – iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, announces the availability of the Instant Switch, a remote wireless wall switch that users can pair with their iDevices products via Bluetooth® technology for effortless smart home control. Instead of cutting holes or running wires, users can place the battery-powered Instant Switch anywhere in their home in seconds for flexible control of their favorite iDevices products*. For example, when paired to a hard-wired iDevices Wall or Dimmer Switch, the Instant Switch immediately creates a 3- or 4-way control configuration for added functionality and user experience. The Instant Switch is also perfect to control hard-to-reach places, outdoor lighting from inside, as well as provide additional access wherever it’s needed. Mount the Instant Switch with just a peel-and-stick to the wall using the included Command™ Strip from 3M. A built-in level ensures perfect placement and the pre-installed battery has a two-year lifespan. Since the Instant Switch mimics a permanently installed light switch, it can also be fitted with any standard rocker faceplate. The Instant…

Cell phone depreciation study reveals now is the best time to trade-in your old Samsung device

14 Feb 2018 […]...

Samsung devices depreciate faster than Apple The Samsung S9 is set to depreciate by at least 50% in the first month after launch The iPhone 8 lost the most value in the first month after launch, in comparison to the 8 Plus and the X Data from tech buy back site Decluttr.com has revealed that now is the best time to trade-in unwanted Samsung devices, ahead of the much-anticipated S9 launch at the end of February. Consumers can receive up to 25% more when trading-in ahead of a launch, in comparison to after major manufacturer releases. For those looking to upgrade, trading-in a Samsung Galaxy S8 to Decluttr.com could give consumers up to $290 to put towards the new S9. Decluttr’s study also compared the newly launched iPhone 8 with the Samsung S8 models. The analysis showed the Samsung Galaxy S8, which had a recommended retail price (RRP) of $720, lost 54% of its value in the first month after launch with an average rate of depreciation at 1-2% every month. After nine months, the handset had lost 67% of its value. The Samsung Galaxy S8+, which had an RRP of $820, lost 56% of its value in the first…

Zound Industries and adidas Announce License Agreement

6 Feb 2018 Zound Industries and adidas Announce License Agreement […]...

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, HERZOGENAURACH, Germany – (Feb. 6, 2018) – Zound Industries and adidas have entered into a licensing agreement for audio products. The partnership, stretching until 2024, will see the first headphone products hit the market in 2019. Under the terms of the licensing agreement, Zound Industries – headquartered in Stockholm – will design, develop, manufacture, market and sell audio products under the adidas Badge of Sport and Originals label. “This marks the next chapter for Zound Industries as we look to further strengthen our position as a leader within the sport and lifestyle headphone segments. The licensing agreement with adidas enables Zound Industries to do this with one of the most iconic, reputable and well-established global brands in the world,” said Pernilla Ekman, CEO, Zound Industries. The sports headphones segment within the global headphone market is showing strong growth. The new product portfolio will showcase user centric innovation with focus on technology, design, function and fit, drawing upon Zound Industries’ extensive experience and award-winning product portfolio. About Zound Industries International AB Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Zound Industries designs, develops, manufactures and markets audio products under several brands, including Urbanears and Marshall. With a strong focus on innovative technologies and…

ReKTGlobal Named as State Farm® Esports Agency of Record

29 Jan 2018 ReKTGlobal Named as State Farm® Esports Agency of Record […]...

New York, NY – January 29, 2018 – ReKTGlobal announces its selection as Agency of Record (AOR) for esports for State Farm. ReKTGlobal, the fastest growing business authority in esports and competitive gaming, will help State Farm make its first venture into esports, providing an integrated, long-term solution to help the insurance and financial company support, grow and develop the industry. State Farm had its first sponsorship in the esports space with Riot Games’ North America League of Legends Championship Series (NALCS), a deal made under the guidance of ReKTGlobal. State Farm will serve as North American sponsor of the 2018 League of Legends World Championship, Mid-Season Invitational, and All-Star Event. The NA LCS State Farm Analyst desk will provide expert analysis and breakdown of the NA LCS’ big plays. Following long-term, successful sponsorships with the NBA and NFL, State Farm hopes to unite communities of esports fans in the same way they have with traditional sports. “At State Farm, we have a long, proud history of partnering with sports leagues, teams and their fans,” said Ed Gold, Advertising Director at State Farm. “With ReKTGlobal, we’ll be able to engage esports fans in a more dynamic way and find creative…

ReKTGlobal Acquires Steve Aoki Co-owned Esports Powerhouse Rogue

17 Jan 2018 ReKTGlobal Acquires Steve Aoki Co-owned Esports Powerhouse Rogue […]...

Esports infrastructure services company ReKTGlobal acquires top Las Vegas-based esports organization LAS VEGAS – January 17, 2018 – ReKTGlobal, the fastest-growing business authority in esports and competitive gaming, today announced its acquisition of the Las Vegas-based esports organization Rogue. ReKTGlobal bridges the gap between the multi-billion-dollar business of traditional sports and the burgeoning business of esports and competitive gaming. The company connects professional sports and entertainment businesses – from teams and venues to brands and media companies – with esports leaders, aiming to bring the esports industry to its full potential. Rogue, known for yielding champions in multiple games including Overwatch and its rabid, loyal fan base, was founded in May 2016. The Las Vegas-based team quickly became a top pro esports team in North America with a global presence in the world’s most popular games. Rogue has strategically expanded its roster to include multiple pro esports teams and top pro players of CS:GO, Rainbow 6, H1Z1, Vainglory and Rocket League. Rogue’s rapid success and growth have attracted high profile sponsors and investors across the esports industry, sports, media, tech and entertainment worlds, including Grammy-nominated producer, DJ and EDM entrepreneur Steve Aoki, who is part of the Rogue ownership team.…

SCOSCHE® Industries Expands Line of MagicMount™ CHARGE Qi Wireless Charging Devices at CES 2018

11 Jan 2018 SCOSCHE® Industries Expands Line of MagicMount™ CHARGE Qi Wireless Charging Devices at CES 2018 […]...

SCOSCHE® Industries’ entire line of award-winning products will be on display during CES at LVCC South Hall 3, Booth 31116 LAS VEGAS – (Jan. 11, 2018) – SCOSCHE® Industries (pronounced skōsh/skohsh), innovators of award-winning consumer technology, powersports and car audio products and accessories, continues to lead the industry in wireless charging solutions, both home/office and vehicles, by expanding its MagicMount™ CHARGE product line at CES 2018. The new MagicMount™ Pro CHARGE line combines award-winning neodymium magnetic mounting and a 360-degree adjustable cradleless design for advanced wireless charging technology. Each new mount gives users the ability to position and charge Qi-enabled devices without connecting them to the charger via a USB or sync cable. The entire line of MagicMount™ Pro CHARGE products wirelessly charge at 5W or 10W Adaptive Fast Charging, for the quickest charge possible on a variety of Qi-enabled smartphones, including Apple®, Samsung®, Google®, Microsoft® and more. The mounts’ technology is Qi Certified by the WPC (Wireless Power Consortium) to support wireless charging on all Qi enabled devices, including cases, receivers, and battery covers. Additionally, SCOSCHE’s new line comes with advanced safety features like foreign object detection, ensuring the upmost protection. Whether users are on their way to work…

SCOSCHE® Industries Announces MagicMOUNT™ ELITE at CES 2018, New Series of Stylish, Secure Magnetic Mounts for Mobile Devices and More

11 Jan 2018 SCOSCHE® Industries Announces MagicMOUNT™ ELITE at CES 2018, New Series of Stylish, Secure Magnetic Mounts for Mobile Devices and More […]...

SCOSCHE® Industries’ entire line of award-winning products will be on display during CES at LVCC South Hall 3, Booth 31116 LAS VEGAS – (Jan. 11, 2018) – SCOSCHE® Industries (pronounced skōsh/skohsh), innovators of award-winning consumer technology, powersports and car audio products and accessories, continues to build on its multi-award winning MagicMOUNT™ system of magnetic, cradle-free, mobile device mounts by introducing the new MagicMOUNT™ ELITE line at CES 2018. The line will feature five different models and will provide consumers with the safety, convenience and functionality that MagicMOUNT is known for in a stylish new look. Touted as the number one mount brand in the U.S.*, the entire MagicMOUNT™ ELITE line is constructed from military-grade metal alloy and stainless steel and features sturdy ball-joint sockets for 360-degree device rotation to set the perfect, personalized viewing angle. With a full range of motion, users can position devices in portrait, landscape or anywhere in-between. As with the previous award-winning MagicMOUNT models, the new MagicMOUNT ELITE line utilizes powerful rare-earth neodymium magnets that are 100% mobile device safe. MagicMOUNT™ ELITE Dash (Part Number: XMED-XTET) for vehicles, as well as other surface applications, provides a compact, low profile unit that can be mounted on any…

Find your sound with RZA at the Apple Store

10 Jan 2018 Find your sound with RZA at the Apple Store […]...

Sign up for a skill-building Music Lab at your local Apple Store   RZA jams with PARISI on BLOCKS and NOISE at the Williamsburg Apple Store.   January 10, 2018 A music-making Today at Apple session is available at your local Apple Store from none other than the grandmaster of Wu Tang Clan: RZA. You’ll learn how to develop your sound using iPad Pro with a Lightpad Block, GarageBand, and other music creation tools from ROLI. It’s totally free and open to all! To celebrate the launch of this Music Lab at Apple Stores around the world, RZA will personally lead a session on Developing Your Sound at the Apple Union Square in San Francisco on January 27. Sign-up here. No problem if you can’t make the event. You can explore RZA’s techniques in the best possible way — first-hand — when you develop your own sound in a Music Lab at an Apple Store near you. The sessions will be led by Apple’s Creatives but will start with a video introduction from RZA. Then participants will hands-on with “Wu-Tang: the Saga Continues,” the exclusive collection of Wu-Tang sounds in the NOISE app. The Developing Your Sound with RZA is…

SteelSeries Announces Breakthrough in Gaming Mouse Technology and Introduces the TrueMove3+ Dual Optical Sensor System, Featured Exclusively in the Rival 600

10 Jan 2018 SteelSeries Announces Breakthrough in Gaming Mouse Technology and Introduces the TrueMove3+ Dual Optical Sensor System, Featured Exclusively in the Rival 600 […]...

Next-Level Gaming Mouse Features Adjustable Weight System, Split-Trigger Buttons and Silicone Grips   LAS VEGAS (CES) – January 10, 2017 – Today, SteelSeries announces a new innovation in gaming sensor technology with the Rival 600 gaming mouse and TrueMove3+ dual sensor system. Unveiled at CES 2018, the TrueMove3+ dual sensor system features the SteelSeries TrueMove3 as its primary sensor, but also features a second optical sensor that exclusively tracks lift-off distance. The Rival 600 is a gaming mouse designed for competitive gamers who want the most accurate sensor available and unlimited physical and technical customization options. This technology removes all possibility of jitter and cursor disparity on liftoff movements and offers the lowest lift-off distance in the market. “This is a breakthrough in gaming mouse sensor technology,” said SteelSeries CEO, Ehtisham Rabbani. “We took a massive leap forward in sensor innovation with Pixart with the TrueMove3 sensor in the Rival 310 and Sensei 310. Now we’re taking that innovation even further by combining the true 1-to-1 tracking of the TrueMove3 with a second optical sensor for precision. It’s the only dual optical sensor system in the world that can offer this level of precision and accuracy of movement.” The TrueMove3+…

SCOSCHE® Industries Bolsters Line of Rugged, Waterproof Wireless Speakers at CES 2018 with the All-New BoomBottle® MM

10 Jan 2018 SCOSCHE® Industries Bolsters Line of Rugged, Waterproof Wireless Speakers at CES 2018 with the All-New BoomBottle® MM […]...

SCOSCHE® Industries’ entire line of award-winning products will be on display during CES at LVCC South Hall 3, Booth 31116 LAS VEGAS – (Jan. 10, 2018) – SCOSCHE Industries (pronounced skōsh/skohsh), innovators of award-winning consumer technology, powersports and car audio products and accessories, is unveiling the next generation of its award-winning rugged, waterproof wireless speaker line at CES 2018 with the all-new BoomBottle® MM. Building off the portable, cylindrical design and saught after features that won the BoomBottle® + an Innovation Award at CES 2016, SCOSCHE has crafted the BoomBottle MM with a refined shape and has added additional functionality and exceptional sound quality to provide active lifestyle consumers with a Bluetooth speaker that is ready for any outdoor adventure. Sound quality is paramount to any speaker, and the new BoomBottle® MM boasts two six-watt speakers and two 40mm passive radiators, providing a full-range of crisp highs and deep bass tones, all situated in an IP67 rated dust and waterproof enclosure.  The BoomBottle MM also features auto-sensing indoor/outdoor EQ, ensuring listeners are always getting the best sound quality, whether on an adventure or taking a load off after a trek. Because keeping track of portable devices during outdoor activities can…