CES 2015: Monster Superstar Backfloat Waterproof Speaker (Video)


CES 2015: Monster Superstar Backfloat Waterproof SpeakerDo you want to enjoy your favorite music in the pool or the shower? Bringing your phone with you is not a good idea. A Bluetooth speaker solves the problem, except most Bluetooth speakers are not waterproof. Enter the Superstar Backfloat from Monster.

This thing is completely, 100% waterproof. You can take it swimming with you and best of all – it floats instead of sinking to the bottom!

The speaker has a protective shell made of all-weather silicone that is extremely tough. The whole speaker is 2x larger than the original Superstar Bluetooth Speaker, which provides a wider Stereo array for more room-filling sound.

The speaker will last over 7 hours at 50% volume and sounds great whether it’s standing or lying flat. The Superstar Backfloat goes on sale in early 2015 with an MSRP of $169.95.

CES 2014: Nite Ize Steelie Mobile Phone/Tablet Mount


Nite Ize Steelie Mobile Phone/Tablet MountWith so many great location-based apps available for smartphones and tablets, it makes sense to use them on the road. But how do you secure a device to your car’s dashboard, while also making it easy to remove for safekeeping? One way to do that is with a car mount kit from Nite Ize (pronounced “night eyes”).

The Steelie Car Mount Kit consists of two pieces: a big chrome ball and a magnetic ring. The ball attaches to your vehicle’s dashboard and the ring attaches to the back of your device. If you don’t have a super square dashboard, don’t worry. Each item is secured in place with 3M’s super-strong VHB tape.

A powerful neodymium powerful magnet within the ring holds the phone or tablet in place. It can be tilted or swiveled to virtually any angle! Removing the phone or tablet takes just a gentle amount of force to separate the device from the base.

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CES 2014: Mimoco Introduces BatteryBot Mobile Chargers


Mimoco Introduces BatteryBot Mobile ChargersWe caught up with the folks from Mimoco in their booth at CES 2014. In the past, we have written about their line of MimoBot character-shaped USB flash drives on our sister site PremiumUSB Blog. We stopped by to check out what they’re working on now, and boy, are we glad we did!

New for 2014, Mimoco will be launching a line of BatteryBot USB mobile chargers. These power banks will provide a recharge to any smartphone or tablet while on the go. In a world of ever-more-powerful mobile devices, battery life is more critical than ever.

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Play RockBand for iMac with your Feet

BT105-AirTurnGadgets have quickly climbed your ‘essentials’ list. Whether at work or at play, devices such as iPads, smartphones and the like are now considered staples. Because of their versatility (special thanks to different applications and programs that can easily be downloaded and installed on them), gadgets can be personalized or customized according to the user’s preference. Some of these devices can be turned into tools for business or school presentations, or they can even be used as game centers for leisure and play activities. However, as compact as they are, using gadgets smoothly can sometimes be a lot challenging. If you have are sick of dealing with highly sensitive touch screens, clumsy handling, and other handling problems, our featured accessory, BT-105, is something to look forward to.

Perfect for customizing your device, the BT-105 made by AirTurn connects to iOS devices and enables users to make use of a foot pedal controller. This controller is designed for actions like turning pages of sheet music, lyrics, or tablature, and triggering musical effects – all while keeping your hands onto your musical instrument.

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myType Mobile Keyboard Pad for Smartphones and Tablets

As we grow increasingly reliant on our gadgets, we sometimes can’t help but expect our work to be readily available at our fingertips. Gadgets provide us with utmost convenience, and as a result, we end up being too dependent on our smartphones and tablets. But they can only do so much. For instance, they can only provide you with a keypad that’s as good a size as your smallest fingers. If you have big fingertips, they just won’t work for you. This is the problem sought to be resolved by the all new myType mobile typing pad while also offering undisputed portability.

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