Thursday, February 27, 2014

iPort unveils all-in-one charge case and stand for iPad Mini with Retina Display and iPad Air

iPort is now offering two new products – Charge Case and Stand for iPad mini with Retina display and iPad Air – on The iPort Charge Case and Stand is an all-in-one iPad case, wireless charger and stand – it features three distinct mounting angles allowing for FaceTime, movies, or typing, two charging orientations (portrait and landscape), and is the first of its kind to allow users to snap an Applesmart cover directly onto their ultra-slim, magnetically-equipped Charge Case.
On the heels of the company’s initial release of its Charge Case and Stand in November 2013, consumers worldwide can now order the product for a family of iPad models, including iPad Mini with Retina Display, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iPad 4th generation.
“The initial launch of Charge Case and Stand at the Apple Store and online was a huge hit,” said Derick Dahl, product manager at iPort. “The product is the culmination of 14 months of work as we analyzed nearly every iPad accessory on the market and identified the benefits of combining the best of a wireless charger, case and stand in a seamless design that serves to elevate the iPad experience.  Once customers get their hands on Charge Case and Stand, it transforms how they can use iPad in their lives.  We believe it’s the iPad side-kick everyone has been waiting for.”
The iPort Charge Case and Stand is an effortless solution for consumers – whether traveling, at work or at home, users can mount and dismount the iPad to and from the stand via small discrete magnets embedded into the case and stand. For the utmost portability, the charge case contains a removable module for use with Apple provided power supply.
Charge Case and Stand for iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display ship in February for $119.95 and $99.95 respectively, and will be available at the Apple Store in addition to 
For more information on the iPort Charge Case and Stand collection for iPad or to browse iPort’s full product inventory and categories, please visit and 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Nexus 7 tablet now available from Verizon

The Nexus 7 (Black, 32GB model) tablet will be available from Verizon Wireless starting Feb. 13 for $349.99 online and in stores. For a limited time, users can purchase the Nexus 7 for $249.99 with a new two-year activation. Users who have already purchased the Nexus 7 (2013 model) will also be able to activate their device on the Verizon Wireless network after they download the latest software update. Users can add the tablet to their Share Everything plan for an additional $10 per month.
The Nexus 7 runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and comes with a suite of Google apps, including Google Play to download additional apps, games, books, movies and more. The 7-inch full HD display creates a great movie-watching experience and the compact design makes one-handed use easy. Google Now is also available so users can get real-time information such as weather, traffic updates, news and more based on location.
To accessorize and protect the Nexus 7, the Nexus 7 Folio will be available in Black and Red color options for $49.99. The Speck StyleFolio for Nexus 7 also lets users protect their new tablet and doubles as a stand, ideal for watching movies or doing work. The Speck StyleFolio will be available in Blue, Black and Pink color options for $34.99.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Xfinity TV offers tips to experience the Sochi Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympic Games represent a time when nations come together to celebrate the world’s top
athletes and witness amazing feats of speed, endurance and skill. In 2010, 190 million Americans
watched the Vancouver Winter Olympics on their TVs and this year’s Games promise to bring even more  excitement.

Together with NBCUniversal, Comcast’s Xfinity TV is bringing you more ways than ever to enjoy all the action. No matter how, when or where you watch your favorite sports, events or athletes, Xfinity TV will  ensure you experience Every Minute. Every Medal. On Every Screen.

So what type of Olympics viewer are you? The traditionalist, the newbie or the superfan? Regardless,
Xfinity TV has you covered with tips to make the most of your Olympics viewing experience whether at  home or on the go.

The Traditionalist:
 You prefer getting your Olympics fix on the biggest screen in your house. With more than 500 hours spread across five different NBCUniversal networks, there will be more coverage than ever available for a Winter Olympics through your Xfinity TV service. If you miss an event or just want to replay a Gold-medal moment, you can tune-in to Xfinity On Demand to watch the full Opening and Closing Ceremonies, complete event replays, and medal-winning highlights.

The TV Everywhere Newbie:
 Picture this: Your favorite athlete is expected to take the Gold, but you’ll be at work during the
competition. You know you can watch it live online through but you’ve never
watched anything on a computer or mobile device before. Don’t worry. TV Everywhere is easy
with Xfinity TV. All you need to start watching is the username and password you use to access
your email account and Comcast’s online properties, including
 Once you get set-up, head over to to find integrated channel listings
of what’s showing where across platforms (live TV, Xfinity On Demand and online), set your
DVR, and even watch highlights and recaps from the Games’ can’t miss moments chosen
specifically by Xfinity’s editorial team.
 Don’t know your username and password? As an Xfinity TV customer, you can simply go to and select the option that fits, such as “Find Your Username” and
answer a few questions to verify your account.
 To ensure you don’t miss a moment while you get set-up, you’ll be given a one-time two-hour
Temp Pass to instantly watch live events on and the NBC Sports Live
Extra app.

The Sochi Superfan:
 You’re no stranger to TV Everywhere and plan to take is as many Gold medal moments as you
can. Together with NBCUniversal, Xfinity TV is making mass consumption easier than ever. For
example, once you sign in to you’ll stay signed in throughout the games.
 If you’re idea of the perfect day at home means watching live TV broadcasts while
simultaneously watching another event on your computer, one on your tablet and one on your
phone – all at the same time – Xfinity TV makes this Olympics multitasking easier than ever. As
long as you’re in your home and get Xfinity Internet, you’ll be automatically logged in to or the NBC Sports Live Extra app—no need to enter your user name and
password to access the online coverage.
 If you’re an Xfinity TV customer with an X1 set-top box, you’ll have unprecedented access to
NBC Universal’s coverage of the Games. For the first time, all 1,000 hours of NBC’s online
content will be accessible directly on the biggest screen in the house though the availability of
the NBC Sports Live Extra app on Comcast’s X1 Entertainment Operating System. Also, the
popular X1 Sports app will be refreshed for the Sochi Games, featuring Olympics-specific
content including: medal counts, search, and tune-in capability to live coverage and Xfinity On
Demand content.

New Xfinity Offerings for Sochi Olympics
-- More than double the amount of NBCU live streaming hours from Vancouver, including 13 new events
-- First time for live streaming of NBC’s Olympic Trial coverage on and on Xfinity TV Go app
-- SEEiT: The Sochi Games are the first SEEiT Olympics. SEEiT links Olympic-related conversations happening on  Twitter to viewership. Directly from Twitter, Xfinity TV customers will be able to tune to NBC’s primetime show or Instant On Demand: In select markets, Comcast is testing a new technology that makes NBC’s primetime show
available On Demand a few minutes after start, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies
-- X1 Sports Viewing Companion: the existing X1 Sports app will be refreshed for the Sochi Games, featuring Olympics-specific content including: medal counts, search, tune-in capability to live coverage and access points to Xfinity On Demand and the Live Extra app on X1.
-- More mobile app integration - Customers accessing Xfinity TV Go app will be seamlessly directed to the NBC Sports Live Extra app to
-- Set DVR recordings from the NBC Sports Live Extra app or the Xfinity TV Remote app
-- 4K Ultra HD: Xfinity Showcase Events in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco will enable audience to experience key highlights of the Sochi Games in 4K.

For more about the Xfinity Olympic viewing experience, visit

Bose unveils new SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III; promises better sound, longer battery life

Bose has introduced the SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III, the latest in its acclaimed SoundLink product line. The speaker has been redesigned, offers longer battery life, and accessory covers in five colors.

It connects  wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device, instantly allowing you to
share your favorite music out loud, wherever you are and wherever you go.

The new SoundLink III integrates Bose proprietary technologies to reproduce music with
fullness, clarity and depth. Four neodymium transducers and dual-opposing passive radiators
combine with a new digital signal processing algorithm and improved electronics to play
louder than its predecessor, while maintaining balanced and natural sound at higher listening

The SoundLink III is engineered for durability and grab-and-go use.  Its new industrial design is inspired by the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker -- sturdily built, with curved edges and a thin profile that eliminates the need for a built-in cover or stand. A silicone button panel protects from dirt and dust, and a wraparound metal grille resists fingerprints. For personalization and added protection, new accessory covers are available in gray, blue, green, orange and pink.

The SoundLink III weighs just 3 pounds, and measures about 5 inches high, 10 inches wide  and only 2 inches deep. It includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 14  hours of listening, so the speaker will play all day long without the need to recharge. The SoundLink III streams music wirelessly via Bluetooth A2DP. New Bluetooth LED signal lights make pairing and/or switching a
Bluetooth device easier. The six most recently used Bluetooth devices are stored in memory,
eliminating the need to pair again. And control is simple: use the buttons on the top of the
speaker, or through the smart device itself.

Pricing and Availability
The new SoundLink speaker III is available now from Bose for $299.95 at Bose retail stores, and toll-free at 1-800-444-BOSE (2673). Accessory covers are available separately for $34.95 each.