5 Mobile Technologies to Watch at CES 2015


ces-2015-bannerIt’s almost time again for the International CES show in Las Vegas! Last year, we saw a huge increase in the amount of wearable and personal fitness tracking technologies. Here is a sneak preview at some of the technologies that we are looking forward to seeing in 2015:

AIRĀ² Floating Bluetooth Speaker by Axxess CE
This portable Bluetooth speaker appears to magically float in mid air! This product won a CES Innovation Award for 2015.
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College Logo Bluetooth Speakers from AudioSpice


MobileMars is excited to announce the latest addition to their catalog of mobile accessories: Bluetooth speakers! We are now stocking the BX-100 and LX-100 Bluetooth speakers from AudioSpice.

These speakers are printed with the logos of NCAA colleges and universities. They make an excellent gift item for students, alumni, and anyone who just wants to show their support for their favorite team. Let’s take a minute to explore each item and its features in depth.

BX-100 Speaker
bx100-college-speakersThe BX100 is a rectangular speaker that’s a little bit smaller than a soda can. The front grille features the team logo printed in full color. On top, there are four buttons for volume and song controls, as well as answering calls using the built-in microphone.

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Survey Finds 25% of Smartphone Owners Don’t Use a Case


NPD Survey Finds 25 Percent of Smartphone Owners Don't Use a CaseOkay, survey time. Do you use a case to protect your smartphone? Well according to a recent survey by the NPD Group, approximately 25% of smartphone owners do not use a case at all. The NPD Group is a market research firm based in Port Washington, New York. They have been studying consumer usage of electronics (and a dozen other industries) since 1984.

Their most recent survey (officially titled “Smartphone Case Segmentation Study”) asked more than 3,200 U.S. consumers ages 13 and up about their preferences regarding phone cases in September of 2013. What they found was surprising: 25% of smartphone users do not use a case to protect their phone.

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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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