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Speakal unveils new speakers for iPod, iPhone

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Speakal has unveiled its new lineup of speakers for the iPod and iPhone. The SBPKX-100 is a portable speaker system featuring a colorable LED light behind the front-mounted dock, DSP audio processing, an AM/FM alarm clock with 20 user presets, an LCD clock with iPhone/iPod clock synchronization, and the ability to run off wall power or AA batteries. The SB 12 is a tall, rounded system featuring touch controls and a front-mounted dock, while the iExecutive is a long speaker system featuring a top-mounted dock, a 20W subwoofer for added low-end response, an SD card slot, USB port, and Bluetooth for expanded audio playback options, an alarm clock, a radio with 20 user presets, and a video output. The Kurve is a tubular sound dock offering 20W of total power, a centrally-positioned dock, and an integrated LED with four levels of brightness. Finally, the SB5 is an oval-shaped speaker with a unique front grill pattern, a top-mounted dock, Bluetooth audio capabilities, and 27W of total output. Speakal’s new speakers for the iPod and iPhone are expected to be available later this year; pricing has yet to be announced.

MiLi shows MiLi HD dock for iPod, iPhone, iPad

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MiLi Power is showing its new MiLi HD docking station at the 2011 International CES. Compatible with the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, the MiLi HD features a top-mounted universal dock, a built-in Hi-Fi speaker, a “1080i” HDMI output, a mini-USB port, charging capabilities, and a one-year warranty. MiLi Power’s new MiLi HD docking station for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad will sell for $100; a release date has yet to be announced.

Breffo rolls out Spiderpodium Tablet for iPad

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Breffo has rolled out its new Spiderpodium Tablet flexible stand for the iPad and other tablet devices. Like the company’s prior Spiderpodium for the iPod, iPhone, and other handheld devices, the Spiderpodium Tablet is a flexible stand/cradle, consisting of eight flexible notched “legs” that allow it to hang from, secure itself to, or seat itself on a variety of surfaces, with a hole in the body to allow pass-through of the iPad’s charger. It also offers compatibility with encased devices and a folding design for travel. Breffo’s Spiderpodium Tablet for iPad and other tablet devices will be available January 12; pricing has yet to be announced.

iHealth intros Blood Pressure Monitor for iOS

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iHealth Lab has introduced its new iHealth Blood Pressure Monitor for iOS. The Monitor itself is a white plastic iPod, iPhone, and iPad dock with an attached blood pressure arm cuff, with a rechargeable battery, USB port for charging, and power button. It works with the company’s free iHealth BPM application to start pumping the cuff, displaying realtime results, and allowing users to track blood pressure history, view explanations of the results and graphs to chart them over time, and share the results via e-mail. iHealth Lab’s iHealth Blood Pressure Monitor for iOS is available now and sells for $100. For more information on the iHealth Blood Pressure Monitor, see our First Look article.

GripDaddy debuts new car mounts for iPad

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GripDaddy has debuted its new Headrest Mount and Arm Mount for the iPad. Both mounts are based around a metal, rubber, and acrylic mount that accepts unencased and some encased iPads; the Headrest Mount attaches directly to either the driver or passenger seat’s headrest—assuming the headrest uses two metal bars for support, placed no more than 7.25 inches apart—while the Arm Mount allows the iPad to be suspended between the front seats thanks to a variable-length metal arm attached to the driver’s seat; the same mounting restrictions apply. GripDaddy’s Headrest and Arm Mounts for the iPad are available now and sell for $80.

Helium Digital intros new accessories for iPod, iPad, iPhone 4

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Helium Digital has introduced its latest accessories for the iPod, iPad, and iPhone 4. The Carbon Fiber Defense Shield is a new film set for the iPhone 4, precision cut from carbon fiber, and including film pieces to protect the front, rear, and sides of the device. It is available now and sells for $15. The new SwitchPlates case for the iPhone 4 is a snap-on style case, featuring a unique changeable color plate system that allows users to swap out the rear cover for a one of another hue. Features include open access to all ports and controls and three included color plates; the SwitchPlates case for iPhone 4 is also available now and sells for $20. Finally, the HD-500 Multi-Dock Charging Station is a table-top charging cradle offering the ability to charge a connected iPod, iPhone, or iPad, and the ability to act as a simple cradle for passive portrait or landscape viewing. The HD-500 will sell for $25 and is expected to ship in February.

Westone to show four-driver earphones at CES

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Westone has announced that it will be debuting its new Westone 4 earphones at CES 2011. The Westone 4 are in-ear earphones featuring a four driver balanced armature design with 3-way crossover, making them the first such universal fit earphones from a major manufacturer. Other features include EPIC (Earphone Precision Interconnect Cable) cabling that guards against microphonics and Westone’s True-Fit technology. Westone’s Westone 4 earphones will sell for $449 and are expected to ship early in Q1 2011.

2011 CES will admit first 100 enthusiasts in special promo

In January 2011, over 200 iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac companies will show off their latest creations at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show—the world’s largest trade show for consumer technology and America’s largest annual trade show of any kind. We’d like to invite you to be a part of it.

Until now, the Las Vegas CES has been exclusively open to industry professionals, but this year, a limited number of consumers will be allowed to check out CES as part of a new program for technology enthusiasts. The program offers a special discounted one-day admission ($49) pass to the CES show floor, as well as a collection of considerable discounts offered by CES exhibitors, and other benefits.

Only the first 100 people to sign up at ceatechenthusiast.com using the promo code CES will receive show floor admission passes through this program, so sign up quickly. The special CES admission promotion is only available with this promo code, not with any other codes or promotions, and is valid for show entry on Sunday, January 9, 2011. You’ll have the opportunity to check out everything from new iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac gear to the next generation of HDTVs, camcorders, digital cameras, and other AV gear from major (and smaller) vendors.

If you’ve ever wanted to see the incredible size, scope, and new products of CES with your own eyes, now’s the time to make it happen. We hope to see you at CES and the iLounge Pavilion in North Hall this January!

2011 Best of Show Awards Submission Rules now available

If your company is interested in participating in iLounge’s 2011 Best of Show Awards, and has not yet received an e-mail from us containing this year’s submission rules, please send an e-mail to Jeremy Horwitz today. The rules have just been made available, and any company exhibiting Apple accessories or software at the 2011 International CES in Las Vegas is eligible for Awards consideration.

2011 iLounge Pavilion grows to become largest TechZone at CES

With more than four months remaining before the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show opens in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Association and iLounge proudly announced today that the Pavilion has already surpassed 40,000 sold square feet of iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac exhibitors, and has officially become the largest TechZone at CES.

Over 125 companies already plan to exhibit within the Pavilion in 2011, a marked increase from last year, and vendors have in many cases reserved considerably larger spaces than before. The growth of the Pavilion represents an exciting milestone for the industry: what was previously a highly diffused collection of Apple-related CES exhibitors has been unified, meriting one of the most prominent areas at the world’s largest consumer technology trade show. Because of the broad participation and great input we’ve received from last year’s event, the 2011 CES promises to be an even stronger follow-up for makers of iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac products.

Companies interested in exhibiting should immediately contact Tira Gordon, Senior Account Executive for CES, at [email protected]

2011 iLounge Pavilion grows to 50,000 sq. ft., adds iPad, Mac spaces

The Consumer Electronics Association and iLounge announced today that the iLounge Pavilion at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show has doubled in size from its 2010 predecessor, accommodating incredible demand from leading vendors of Apple iPod, iPhone, and Mac accessories. Spurred by the success of the inaugural iLounge Pavilion at the 2010 International CES, exhibit space for the 2011 CES iLounge Pavilion has grown from 25,000 net square feet to 50,000 net square feet, with leading accessory makers including Incipio, Mophie, and Scosche already slated to exhibit. A new section for Mac exhibitors and an expansion to include products for Apple’s new iPad will further increase the appeal of the growing area.

“The inaugural iLounge Pavilion was a tremendous success and a major destination on the show floor for the more than 120,000 individuals who attended the 2010 International CES,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “We received such positive response from exhibitors that we have already doubled the footprint of the iLounge Pavilion at the 2011 CES, making it the largest display of its kind in CES show history.”

“Due to the iLounge Pavilion at the 2010 CES,” said Wayne Ludlum, Vestalife Founder & CEO, “Vestalife was able to exceed our expectations and secure distribution for our award winning products in every country in the world.” 

“The 2010 CES was a phenomenal show for Incipio,” said Andy Fathollahi, CEO, Incipio. “The response to the product line was overwhelming. We are looking forward to being part of the iLounge Pavilion again for the 2011 CES and excited to be tripling our booth space.”

Companies interested in exhibiting in the iLounge Pavilion at the 2011 International CES should contact Tira Gordon, senior account executive for CES, at [email protected]

Special CES Giveaway: iLounge Limited Edition Cases + More

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If you’re in the vicinity of the iLounge Pavilion at CES today, stop by the iLounge booth early: we have a very limited number of iLounge Limited Edition Cases to give away to readers who ask for them. The cases are custom-branded and custom-colored Speck CandyShells—winners of our 2009 Accessory of the Year Award for their excellent, protective design—and we have some other goodies to give away, too. Find the iLounge booth at #3810 in North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Complete 2010 CES gallery posted online

The 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing—and with tons of new iPod and iPhone gear on display. To peruse all of what’s new from the show floor, visit our Flickr gallery, which has grown to over 400 photos showing everything from inside the iLounge Pavilion and beyond.

Update: The gallery has been updated with descriptions of all the pictured iPod and iPhone products from across the 2010 CES.

Visit the iLounge Pavilion at 2010 International CES

Tomorrow, January 7, 2010, the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show will begin to welcome an estimated over 110,000 visitors from around the world, and the iLounge Pavilion will open as an exhibition of new iPod, iPhone, and Mac hardware and software. Over 100 companies have come together for the Pavilion, and our Editors have spent the day preparing a brand new iLounge booth: inside, you’ll find a dedicated visual history of the iPod and iPhone families, giveaways, areas for visitors to relax and recharge their devices, and more.

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Visit the iLounge booth at North Hall #3810, immediately within the Grand Lobby of the 2010 CES. Doors open at 10am, and the show runs through Sunday at 4pm. We look forward to seeing you here.

Take an early tour of the 2010 CES iLounge Pavilion

The show doesn’t start until tomorrow, but you can get an early look at the 2010 CES iLounge Pavilion—including the iLounge booth—by browsing the latest photos uploaded to our Flickr account today. In the pictures, you can see photos of both the official iLounge booth and a variety of the 100+ surrounding exhibitors; stay tuned to our Flickr account for more pictures to come.

2010 CES iLounge Pavilion setup photos posted

Take a sneak peek at the behind-the-scenes setup of the iLounge Pavilion at the 2010 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada!

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We’ve posted our Flickr gallery of shots of the Pavilion as it’s under construction—more are coming soon!

Complete iLounge Pavilion CES exhibitor list, map published

With the 2010 International CES set to open three days from now in Las Vegas, Nevada, iLounge and the Consumer Electronics Association are excited to announce the availability of the list, booth numbers, and map locations of the over 100 vendors that will be exhibiting at the iLounge Pavilion, the first-ever unified iPod, iPhone, and Mac showcase at the world’s largest electronics trade show. The Pavilion will be located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, accessible from the Grand Lobby of CES. On-site registration is still open for those who wish to attend CES, which runs from January 7 through January 10.

CEA: Over 100 vendors, special spot for 2010 CES iLounge Pavilion

iLounge and the Consumer Electronics Association are pleased to announce that the iLounge Pavilion, a unified iPod, iPhone, and Mac showcase at the 2010 International CES, has expanded to include over 100 exhibitors, representing a record number of Apple-related vendors at the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology. In recognition of its growing importance, the iLounge Pavilion has been given a prominent new position in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, immediately accessible from the Grand Lobby of CES. The 2010 International CES is scheduled for January 7-10, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the submission deadline for iLounge’s official Best of Show Awards fast approaching. The full press release appears below.

CEA and iLounge Announce Over 100 Exhibitors, Special Location for iLounge Pavilion at 2010 International CES
Leading Makers of Apple iPod, iPhone, and Mac Accessories Join To Announce First Products of New Decade

Arlington, Virginia and East Amherst, New York (December 18, 2009) - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and iLounge today announced that the iLounge Pavilion, a unified iPod, iPhone, and Mac exhibition area at the 2010 International CES, has expanded to include over 100 exhibitors—a 150% increase from previous commitments, and a record number of Apple-related vendors at the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology. Based on tremendous industry demand and the iLounge Pavilion’s growing importance, CEA has given the Pavilion a new and prestigious space in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, immediately accessible from the Grand Lobby of CES, near both keynote speeches and attendee registration. The 2010 International CES is scheduled for January 7-10, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The iLounge Pavilion started as a 4,000 square foot area, and has grown to become one of the largest attractions at the 2010 International CES,” said Dan Cole, Vice President, Sales and Business Development for CES. “With over 100 vendors already in place, the Pavilion will be an amazing showcase of iPod, iPhone, and Mac products. The incredible demand for booths this year has enabled us to allocate 30,000 square feet for the iLounge Pavilion at the 2011 International CES, with space selection to begin shortly.”

The A-Z list of 2010 iLounge Pavilion exhibitors starts with AAMP of America and ends with Zenrin USA, including industry-leading car accessorizers Alpine Electronics, Dension, and Scosche, earphone developers such as Etymotic Research, Hearing Components, and Westone, case makers Case-Mate, Incipio, iSkin, OtterBox, and Tunewear, and numerous other leading international brands ranging from Griffin Technology and Simplism to Vestalife and XtremeMac. A full list of exhibitors can be found here and will be updated with additions as the event approaches.

Further details on the space selection process for the iLounge Pavilion at the 2011 International CES will be shared with 2010 exhibitors in the days to come. Interested developers should contact Tira Gordon at tgordon (at) ce (dot) org or 703-907-4324 to secure one of the limited number of spaces still available in the iLounge Pavilion at the 2010 International CES. Additional information on the 2010 event can be found at http://www.cesweb.org.

Vendors hoping to participate in iLounge’s annual Best of Show Awards, focused solely on products to be officially debuted at the 2010 International CES, should contact Jeremy Horwitz, iLounge’s Editor-in-Chief, via email at jeremy (at) ilounge (dot) com. The deadline for products to be submitted for Best of Show Award consideration is December 23, 2009.

iLounge & CEA announce over 40 iLounge Pavilion exhibitors

iLounge and the Consumer Electronics Association are excited to announce the first public list of exhibitors for the iLounge Pavilion, a unified iPod, iPhone, and Mac showcase that will be part of the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7-10 2010. The public list features more than 40 companies, including industry-leading accessory makers such as Griffin, Incase, Scosche, Macally, iSkin, AAMP/Peripheral Electronics, Power Support, Etymotic, Westone, and numerous other developers; additional names will be made public in the lead-up to the event.

“We’re thrilled that so many outstanding developers from North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia have already joined together to show off their latest and greatest Apple products at the Pavilion,” said Jeremy Horwitz, Editor-in-Chief of iLounge. “It is truly a one-stop destination to experience all things Apple at the consumer technology industry’s largest trade show.” If your company is interested but has not yet signed up for the 2010 CES, contact CEA Senior Account Executive Tira Gordon at [email protected] today, and see the official 2010 International CES web site for more details.

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