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Hot Products & Big Trends From CES 2013

As this year’s consumer electronics show comes to a close today, we would like to take a minute to share some of the Hot Products & Big Trends from CES 2013.  Since it is nearly impossible to see everything at this massive show,  we’ve relied on feedback from experts such as Gizmodo and iLounge to bring you this list:

Tobii Rex – Tobii’s technology uses your eyes to replace your mouse cursor. REX attaches to the underside of your LCD monitor and after about 30 seconds of training, the REX’s electronic eyes follow your own, allowing you to control your cursor with just your eyes. It’s amazingly accurate, although you’ll still need to “click” with your keyboard.

Incipio’s CashWrap – CashWrap ($60) is a mobile wallet for the iPhone 5 featuring an NFC chip and secure micro SD card.  The case pairs with an Isis-developed app, enabling you to reduce the number of physical credit cards you’re carrying around by virtualizing them. It will be released this spring. Thank you Incipio for creating a case where 2 of our necessities are combined into 1 simple solution!

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Harman’s Augmented Reality Windshield Display – Law makers across the country are working to make the roads safer by encouraging hands-free devices and banning the use of smartphones while driving. Harman’s solution: Fill the windshield with widgets and info, like weather apps and YouTube videos. Although hands-free, how can these distracting icons be any safer?

Basis Band – Being that we are health nuts here at LVM, we were stoked to learn about the Basis Band, a fitness/health tracking device shaped like a wristwatch. What’s most amazing about the Basis Band is that it doesn’t just give you data, it analyzes that data and gives you educated recommendations. For example, instead of simply stating how many calories you burned, it will tell you to get up and walk around the office for 15 minutes if you want to meet today’s health goal.  It’s truly the next generation of fitness trackers!

Samsung Flexible Displays – By showing off a phone with a flexible screen, Samsung is hinting at a day when we might fold up our large phone or tablet screens as if they were maps. The phone Samsung presented consisted of a matchbox-sized hard enclosure, with a paper-thin, flexible color screen attached to one end. The screen doesn’t appear flexible enough to fold in half like a piece of paper, but it could bend into a tube.

In addition to these ‘Hot Products”, there were a variety of ‘Big Trends’ evident at this year’s show.  The biggest trends from CES 2013, according to PCMag.com, were: Ultra High Definition (4K) TVs, Touch Screen PCs, Next-Generation Mobile Chipsets, In-Car Smartphone Integration, Digital Health, Non-Traditional Gaming Devices, Wireless Audio and Video, and Wireless Cameras.

How to Experience CES 2013 Virtually

CES 2013As you may already know, the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) begins TODAY in Las Vegas.  The Wall Street Journal breaks the show down in layman’s terms:

“CES, as the event is universally called, is used by many high-tech companies to show off what they have developed—as well as product plans for the rest of the year. The event has assumed increased importance as consumer purchases of goods have topped revenue from business customers for many electronics companies.”

If you are looking for the newest gadget from Microsoft or the trendiest new iPhone 5 case from Incipio, CES is the place to be.  If you can’t be there, however, you can still experience CES via minute-by-minute updates from top bloggers and reporters that are combing the show floor for the latest and greatest.  We recommend checking out the following outlets to discover the latest technological advances of 2013 and beyond:

Blogs:  Visit Engadget,  Gizmodo and iLounge.  Other suggested blogs are: CrunchGear, GearLive, SlashGear, PCMag, and CNET.

Twitter:  If you want to watch the tweet streams in the Twittershpere from all the active tweeters attending CES, search for CES trends like #CES13 and #CES.

Real-time coverage and daily wrap ups to watch:

Official CES Social information: Follow the news directly on CES’ Social Channels.

Finally, you can always come back and visit LVM’s blog for updates as well!

Incipio Audio Collection Featured In Boston Herald Holiday Gift Guide

Incipio’s audio collection was recently featured in the Boston Herald Holiday Gift Guide and praised for being an inexpensive audio option for those looking for headphone solutions.

The retro-styled Incipio f38 Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones were mentioned for being durable and providing plenty of fullness. In addition to the headphones, the trendy Incipio f10 Hi-Fi Stereo Earbuds were acknowledged and well received for having a thin, flat cord that tends not to tangle as easily as thinner cords.

In conclusion, the Boston Herald complimented Incipio audio products for being well-made, feeling good and sounding better than you’d expect for the money you paid.

Great product, Incipio! The entire article can be viewed at bostonherald.com.

Tavik and Incipio Featured in Locale Magazine

Locale Magazine’s Orange County Holiday 2012 issue is now available at newsstands and we’re thrilled to see products from both Tavik and Incipio featured in this special issue!

The Holiday Survival Guide, a section within this issue, features everything from gift ideas for that special lady or friend to Where to Find Good Cheer and Nearby Holiday Getaways. Tavik’s Holiday 2012 and Spring 2013 lines are mentioned as a great gift for The Guys. Meanwhile, Incipio’s Fixie Universal Tablet Stand was recommended for those looking to buy a gift for The iPad Junkie.

On a different note…why is it that every year the Holiday season approaches quicker than the last? Well, at least we’ll be somewhat prepared with this gift guide. Thanks Locale!

Want to read the full Holiday Survival Guide? Check it out digitally at localemag.com.

Incipio wins iLounge iPhone 4/4S Case of the Year

Congratulations to our client, Incipio on winning the prestigious, editorially-selected iLounge Best of the Year Award!

Incipio’s offGRID PRO was named iPhone 4/4S Case of the Year and is available in iLounge’s 2013 iPhone + iPod Buyers’ Guide. iLounge is the leading publication covering iPod, iPhone, and iPad accessories, and creator of the iLounge Pavilion at CES — now the largest dedicated exhibition area at the world’s largest consumer technology trade show.

The Best of the Year Award does not come easy. The iLounge editors test hundreds of new Apple products every year, and only select the very best to be included in their annual Buyers’ Guides. Not only does this coveted award appear in the Buyers’ Guide it will also be featured in a video presentation at iLounge’s centrally-located CES booth in Las Vegas.

Keep up the good work, Incipio!

Download the entire guide here: 2013 iPhone + iPod Buyers’ Guide

Incipio Announces Case Collection for the iPad Mini

It’s here! This week, Apple announced it’s newest device, the iPad mini and Incipio was quick to respond, releasing it’s first line of iPad mini cases – the LEXINGTON, LGND, NGP and top-selling feather. These four cases are available for pre-order online at Incipio.com and will soon be in retail stores nationwide.

The new iPad mini has everything the previous generation iPads have, just fitted into a smaller space. The iPad mini not only has a smaller 7.9 inch display (the iPad 2 has a 9.5 inch display), it also has an astonishing 10 hour battery life, advanced Wi-Fi that is twice as fast and access to fast data networks around the world. Another great aspect to the iPad mini is that all the apps made for the previous generation iPads work with the iPad mini!

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Vote Incipio as iLounge’s Apple Accessory Maker of the Year

PLEASE VOTE for our client Incipio®, who was just nominated for Apple Accessory Maker of the Year in the iLounge® 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards!  iLounge’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards give third-party developers, like Incipio, the opportunity to receive recognition for their exceptional work throughout the year.

Vote for Incipio as Apple Accessory Maker of the Year by visiting the official voting link at surveymonkey.com.

Results are determined by the thousands of readers who cast their votes on the iLounge official website, iLounge.com. Within the short, four question survey, readers will have the opportunity to vote for Apple’s top product of the year, iPod/iPhone/iPad accessory developer of the year, iOS application developer of the year and iOS game developer of the year. Voting is limited to one vote per IP address and can be cast until 12:01AM EST on Saturday, October 27. The Readers’ Choice Award recipients will be published on November 1st, in the 2013 iPhone + iPod Buyers’ Guide.

Incipio Runs ‘Case For A Cure’ Event Throughout October

For the fifth year in a row, Incipio is running its Case For A Cure event which fundraises to support the fight against breast cancer. Throughout the entire month of October (which happens to be National Breast Cancer Awareness Month), Incipio will donate 20% of each pink accessory purchased online at Incipio.com to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF).

“We are proud to contribute and bring awareness to this important issue for the fifth consecutive year,” said Andy Fathollahi, Chief Executive Officer of Incipio. “The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is sincerely motivated and dedicated to the cause and we hope our efforts will make a difference in their ongoing fight to end breast cancer forever.”

Indulge in your favorite pink Incipio product for your smartphone, tablet or MacBook at incipio.com/pink-products and show your support. Together we can increase funds and public awareness, all in hopes of finding a cure for breast cancer.

To learn more about BCRF’s mission visit Bcrfcure.org.

By the way, Incipio’s Case for A Cure event was recently featured on GeekSugar.com. Read their piece here: ‘Outfit Your Gadgets in Incipio’s Pink Gear For a Cause’.

Incipio’s iPhone 5 Case Collection Announced

Upon the recent iPhone 5 launch, Incipio’s iPhone 5 case collection was announced shortly after to be available nationwide and online on September 21st, 2012. Incipio, award-winning designer and manufacturer of mobile device accessories, will showcase five innovative carrying cases specially designed to enhance and protect the iPhone 5.

“The iPhone 5 is everything we had hoped for and more. We are thrilled to announce our best product line in the history of the company,” says Andy Fathollahi, Chief Executive Officer of Incipio. “Our design team has worked tirelessly on these cases and we are incredibly excited to share them with our customers. The line is designed to complement, enhance and protect this next-generation Apple device.”

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New iPhone 5 Means Business For Incipio

As the much anticipated iPhone 5 launch approaches, our client Incipio prepares for confirmation of what the next iPhone will be. This new iPhone 5 means business for Incipio, so this announcement is very crucial in determining if their predictions were correct.

Even though there have been rumors pointed toward Apple launching a larger iPhone for months, Incipio (a company largely shaped by Apple’s handhelds) remains cautious about acting on apparent rumors.

“No one knows what they’re going to do,” said Andy Fathollahi, founder of Incipio, who plans to watch the iPhone announcement with his team at their Irvine headquarters, blogged live on a big screen TV. “It’s like a sporting event, a quiet sporting event, because you’re just reading.”

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