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Premier Mounts for iPad

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Premier Mounts VIP-100 and VIP-200 mounting frames for Apple’s iPadPremier Mounts introduces the VIP-100 and VIP-200 mounting frames for Apple’s iPad - a device that could quickly become the standard for touch screens in the Home.

The frames, designed to securely hold the iPad, complement the iPad's stylish look and easily fasten to any wall or table mount or stand with a compatible VESA 100 mounting pattern.

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Next Bluetooth Devices Will Rock

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Next Bluetooth Devices Will Rock

Bluetooth SIG formally adopts the full spec for Bluetooth low energy that will create a new ecosystem of innovative products and apps that will change the way we think about the things around us.

Bluetooth low energy is not just a variant of the existing Bluetooth spec: it’s an entirely new standard optimised for low power and internet connectivity. It marks a change in short range wireless, providing a new short range connection for a new decade.

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Brodit, 'Kingston' of Mobile Accessories?

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Brodit, 'Kingston' of Mobile Accessories?

Martijn Hoogeveen, CEO for ICEcat, says their e-catalog analysis after the first 4 months in 2010 shows 10 brands who out-perform others in the Top One Hundred online channel brands. The top three are Dell, Trust and Brodit.

"Brodit is a surprise. It is a Swedish mobile phone accessory provider, which data has become available for online channel partners. Especially, its compatibility table (shows which holder fits which mobile and which car model) is gold, and makes the company the Kingston Continue reading...

The "GBoard" Keyboard

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Gmail has keyboard shortcuts and this time last year Google offered users a free pack of color-coded shortcut stickers for tacking onto any keyboard.

Now Gboard, a specialized mini-keyboard for Google's e-mail service created by a film producer from California, can lead you to them for $19.99.

The device is powered by USB and users need to enable keyboard shortcuts within Gmail's settings.

Clicking on any one of 19 colored keys set in a standard size numpad-only keyboard performs a particular Continue reading...

Keyboard Protectors

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Keyboard Protectors

Yes, what could be simpler than a sheet that drapes over your keyboard to keep out dust, food, liquid spills and human detritus? Yet, it’s apparently much simpler in concept than in execution.

As a dealer, it’s important not just to sell one keyboard protector...but to addict the customer so he comes back to you for a consistent supply. These protective sheets shouldn’t be as disposable as Kleenex... but once you have one, you can’t live without it. You’ll want one for each computer and you’ll want to replace them every so often. You'll even want to introduce them to friends and family.

Anyone who lives on a computer, including this journalist, ends up amazed at what a garbage magnet a keyboard can be.

Some of us eat and drink in the vicinity and that’s just begging the Geek Gods to punish us with spillage. Some of us are growing old at our keyboards and losing our hair, strand by strand, and that’s just pathetic enough without seeing the evidence snarling under the keys on your PC in front of your very eyes.

And let’s not talk about swine flu and other passable contagions that can come from “guest keyboarding.” Filthier than a toilet seat says the research...a virus hotel where check-in is quick and easy...

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Your Hardware Bugs May Be More Serious Than Software Ones

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Your Hardware Bugs May Be More Serious Than Software Ones

CyberClean, Swiss Compound, Cleans Up Office “Staph” and Solves Keyboard “Grime Scene”

The keyboard is well-known to hold more germs than your toilet seat. Hey, don’t blame us for this info. In 2004, a researcher at University of Arizona found desks can support 10 million bacteria and the average office contains 20,961 germs per square inch. Keyboards averaged at 3295 per square inch and computer mice 1676. The toilet seat only averaged only 49 germs per square inch.

Which? ( a consumer association) in UK commissioned a microbiologist to test more than 30 keyboards in its offices. Compared to toilet seats and toilet door handles, one keyboard was 5X filthier. One keyboard held 150X over the level of acceptable bacteria and two other keyboards were found to contain Staph germs.

And now the filthy nature of keyboards is legend. You can catch diarrhea, menningitis, flu and other nasty stuff from your high tech office. Yet only 22% of workers clean their keyboards monthly (and 10% confess they have never, ever thought about cleaning their keyboards.)

And one reason why people don’t clean their keyboards is…well, it’s awkward to clean. The real bad stuff is in the cracks of the keypads.

At CeBIT, we found an easier to solve your customer’s keyboard "grime scene." CyberClean was shown on the stand of Joker AG from Switzerland. CyberClean boasts “Swiss Formula Patented Cleaning Action," a high-tech cleaning compound that cleans and kills germs from between those cavities and crevasses found on keyboards and other hard-to-clean surfaces.

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TuneBug Sits Well with Sound

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TuneBug Sits Well with Sound

Shown for the first time at CES 2009, the new “TuneBug” solves a problem for any Tour de France wanna-be and anyone who has a hobby with a helmet. (OK, hockey players and other contact sports excluded…)

How do you get real sound while racing around on a bike, skateboard, skis? TuneBug's licensed technology provides an answer. Activities that require helmets don’t easily allow headphones (and if not dangerous, it’s certainly illegal in some places to use headphones on a motorcycle, bike, skateboard, snowboard or skis.)

Bypassing traditional stereo speaker technology, the TuneBug uses “exciter” technology that projects sound waves through the surfaces it rests on. When placed on a helmet, the TuneBug creates a type of surround-sound that lets the sound of the surroundings slip through. The diminutive 40 oz. TuneBug attaches to helmets and functions as an independent unit (MP3 Player + Speaker), or can be connected to an iPod (or Zen or Zune) and used as a speaker. The helmet-friendly device with a Micro SD slot can store 2GB (about 400 music files), and approximately 5 hours play time.

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Sonance Designs Outdoor Rock Speakers

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Sonance Designs Outdoor Rock Speakers

Sonance developed three new models for the company’s Landscape Series. Two of these UV-resistant speakers, the RK83 and RK63, are outdoor “rock-like” speakers designed to blend into the environment. The RK63 Rock speaker is a 6.5” 2-way, roughly 10 x 11 x 14 inches and is rated for 100w maximum power handling; the 8” 2-way RK83 Rock speaker measures roughly 14 x 15 x 18 inches and is rated for 150W maximum.

The third new product, the SoundHenge Redux is actually an enclosure that looks like Continue reading...

The Master of (Accessories) Universe

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The Master of Accessories was next to me, standing on the ultimate accessory, a Segway, further emboldened by a red Porsche logo.
  Noel Lee, president and CEO of Monster Cable, doesn’t need a Porsche Segway to highlight his status. After all, most in the business would agree Noel invented the category of cable accessories for audio and video…

Go The Head Monster

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