The Tiffen Company Launches Three Exceptional Davis & Sanford Tripods at CES 2014

Precision engineering and rugged design provide photographers and videographers a new range of exciting camera support options; see them first at CES at booth C9143

 

The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, will be showcasing three new tripods from its Davis & Sanford brand  at the 2014 International CES exhibition held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 7 – 10 (Central Hall, Booth 9143).

“The Tiffen theme at CES 2014 is ‘Ahead of the Curve,’ and these new Davis & Sanford tripods hit at the heart of this motto. Inspired by the tremendous work our customers produce, we designed three incredible Davis & Sanford tripods that will aid in their quest to create the world’s greatest images,” states Steve Tiffen, President and CEO.

New Davis & Sanford tripods shown at CES include the compact Steady Stick 3QR with quick release system as well as new additions to the existing Davis & Sanford lines: Magnum P336 and the Vista Attaras 4M Tripods. “Our customers will go to great lengths to capture the perfect shot and we have carefully crafted tripods to support their needs for versatility, performance and sturdiness. Whatever their vision is for the image, the new Davis & Sanford tripods are precision-engineered to make it a reality,” comments Steve Tiffen.

In addition to showcasing the brand new tripod lineup, Davis & Sanford will be featuring the Pro Elite series, winner of the Videomaker Tripod of the Year award (December 2013).

Davis & Sanford Attaras 4M – Part of the Vista Product Line
This affordable, rugged and ultra-light aluminum tripod is also amazingly versatile. The Attaras center post can be quickly released to form a 60-inch monopod. There’s no unscrewing of a leg or the head. Without breaking their rhythm, shooters can lift out the center post to use as a monopod in seconds.

Suitable for both still and video use, the Attaras 4M has a maximum height of 68 inches, minimum height of 22 inches, folds to 24 inches and weighs just 4.6 lbs.

Attaras 4M Highlights Include:

  • Suitable for pro performance, DSLR, mirrorless, point-and-shoot cameras
  • Video grounder three-section tripod with 11 lb. capacity ball head
  • Three position, 26.5mm independent leg adjustments
  • Adjustable four-section snap leg locks
  • Rubber feet add extra stability
  • Premium BQ11 ball head with quick release
  • High-quality Davis & Sanford Tripod bag included

Attaras 4M will be available in March 2014.

Davis & Sanford – Magnum P336 – Part of the Magnum Product Line
The blend of the standard rock-solid Magnum leg set and the ingenious Powerball PB36-18 head provides the ultimate combination of sturdiness and freedom of movement. This robust Powerball head with its incredible 18-pound capacity ensures that shooters have massive flexibility when it comes to adjustment and easy positioning.

The Magnum P336 has a maximum height of 72 inches, minimum height of eight inches and folds down to 27 inches. The center post diameter and height is 28mm and 14″, while the three-section leg sections have a diameter of 30mm. The total weight is 5.6lbs.

Magnum P336 Highlights Include:

  • Extra-sturdy body and legs for indoor or outdoor use with grounder feature for digital DSLR, still, video or scope uses
  • Premium PB336-18 three-way ball head with 18lb capacity
  • Two built-in bubble levels in head and one in tripod
  • Four position, independent leg adjustments
  • Adjustable three-section snap leg locks
  • Quick lift two-section center post for rapid adjustment and low-range shooting
  • Bottom center post hook for hanging equipment or adding weight to increase stability
  • Rubber feet add extra stability
  • High-quality tripod bag included

Magnum P336 will be available in late January 2014. Continue reading

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Sennheiser expands acclaimed headphone range with the launch of MOMENTUM Ivory at 2104 CES in Las Vegas

At CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the expansion of Sennheiser‘s acclaimed headphone range is gaining pace with the launch of the new MOMENTUM Ivory. Joining the classic Brown and Black editions, the new MOMENTUM family member features ivory-coloured ear cups, richly offset with a tan leather headband and the iconic stainless steel headband slider. The lighter shade adds a new dimension to the pure, clean aesthetics of the MOMENTUM range.

The Sennheiser MOMENTUM is now available in Brown, Black and Ivory.  (PRNewsFoto/Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG)

The Sennheiser MOMENTUM is now available in Brown, Black and Ivory. (PRNewsFoto/Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG)

Crafted from the finest materials, the MOMENTUM Ivory fuses understated design with uncompromising sound performance. An elegant headband slider of brushed stainless steel provides maximum comfort and adjustability; while the headband and the ear cups worked from soft and supple leather of the finest quality ensure ultimate wearing comfort. With the new colour version, Sennheiser reimagines its clean design in a lighter tone.

Beneath its luxurious exterior, the MOMENTUM Ivory embodies a refusal to compromise on sound quality. Audio specialist Sennheiser has taken technologies from its high-end headphone range to ensure a natural, authentic and richly detailed sound. The MOMENTUM Ivory includes a single-sided detachable cable with convenient in-line remote and microphone for Apple iDevices, for easy control of music playback and to make and receive calls on the go.

The MOMENTUM family of headphones is going from strength to strength with the launch of this new edition of the MOMENTUM and the seven colours now available in the compact MOMENTUM On-Ear range,” said Magdalene Tan, Product Manager at Sennheiser Consumer Electronics. “We have sought to achieve something new in the world of headphones by combining uncompromising sound quality with the finest materials, and a distinct, pure design. We’ve reimagined the concept of a contemporary, urban style with a classic, timeless feel.” A unique, uncompromising approach that has proved successful with both critics and discerning music lovers alike.

The MOMENTUM Ivory will be available through selected Sennheiser sales partners from January 2014.

LifeProof Announces fre with Realtree Camo for iPhone 5 & iPhone 5s at CES 2014

Award-winning waterproof case now with top-selling camo patterns

LifeProof(®), the award-winning maker of waterproof solutions for handheld technology, is taking smartphone protection to the next level at CES 2014 with the addition of Realtree(®) camouflage patterns to its arsenal of fre(®) for iPhone(®) 5 and iPhone 5s cases.

Based in San Diego, LifeProof designs, manufactures and markets cases for smartphones and tablets that deliver protection, style and functionality. LifeProof is built on the idea of giving everyone the complete freedom and confidence to use their mobile devices in any environment. Designed to defend against water, dirt, snow, shock and the hazards of daily life, LifeProof lets consumers use their mobile device everyday, everywhere, for everything — without worry.

LifeProof fre with Realtree camo offers a built-in screen protector composed of a thin, transparent film that helps to seal out water, snow, dirt and dust. The fre is designed to complement all features and functions of the device including speakers, volume controls, touch screen and cameras and is Touch ID(TM) compatible. The headphone jack and charge port are protected from the elements while not in use. The waterproof iPhone camo case meets military standards for shock and impact protection with an IP68 rating for liquid and dust protection.

LifeProof will offer the fre for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s with Realtree camo in AP(TM) Pink, Max-5(TM), Xtra® and Xtra Green patterns. These top outdoor styles will be on display at the LifeProof booth, No. 4427, in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall during CES 2014.

LifeProof is excited to expand the Realtree collection to our iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s customers,” said LifeProof CEO Brian Thomas. “Combined with the waterproof capabilities of the fre line, Realtree camo patterns will create the ultimate protective companion for outdoor enthusiasts who fish, hunt, hike or just want to remain undetectable in the wild.”

The LifeProof Total Water Protection Program is available as an option when purchasing a LifeProof fre case for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s with Realtree camouflage at www.lifeproof.com. This optional program offers repair or replacement should the registered user’s device sustain water damage while properly installed in a LifeProof case. For full terms and conditions, visit www.lifeproof.com.

Realtree is the world’s leading camouflage designer, marketer, and licensor with over 1,500 licensees utilizing the Realtree camouflage brand. Thousands of outdoor and lifestyle products are available in Realtree camouflage patterns. In addition, Realtree is committed to supporting individuals and groups that work to ensure our outdoor heritage, the conservation of natural places and the wildlife that resides there. Realtree is one of the nation’s leading contributors to conservation groups such as Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and others. They promote their products and relationships widely on television, as well as through their website and many other outlets.

These waterproof iPhone camo cases are available for iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s for $89.99 at www.lifeproof.com and select retailers.

Speck Closes the Gap Between Protection and Style with CES Lineup of New Cases for iPhone, iPad and Android

Speck, the leading designer of award-winning, slim-fitting protective cases today announced at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) two new cases for smartphones and tablets, CandyShell Inked for iPhone 5s and DuraFolio for iPad Air and iPad mini/mini with Retina display.  Both are skillfully designed for style, while also guaranteeing military grade protection in a slim-profile case.

Speck's new CandyShell Inked cases for iPhone 5s.(PRNewsFoto/Speck)

Speck’s new CandyShell Inked cases for iPhone 5s.(PRNewsFoto/Speck)

CandyShell Inked is Speck’s legendary CandyShell case now wrapped with high-resolution graphics in vibrant colors, for a bold new Speck look that guarantees military-grade protection. The printing process that our CandyShell Inked cases undergo uses an incredibly high print quality to achieve sharp graphics and brilliant colors resulting in a durable coating that resists scratches. The CandyShell has patented dual-layer casing in a single-piece construction that combines a hard outer shell which guards against impact, and a soft inner layer, which absorbs shock. Additionally, a raised bezel around the perimeter of the phone protects the screen from impact.

DuraFolio is Speck's new and most protective tablet case.  (PRNewsFoto/Speck)

DuraFolio is Speck’s new and most protective tablet case. (PRNewsFoto/Speck)

The ultra-protective DuraFolio is an innovation on Speck’s award winning folio case design for tablets. It is Speck’s most protective tablet case with an innovative dual-layer design that delivers unsurpassed impact protection harnessed into a slim, functional, and versatile folio. Unlike other protective iPad cases, DuraFolio only adds a slight .3″ depth to the device and its sleek, mighty construction is reinforced with a hard polycarbonate inlay and textured, grid finish for better grip. The impact CES-Logoabsorbing, dual-layer construction combines a hard shell exterior and a soft, cushiony interior to enable more sophisticated style and strong protection. It is fully adjustable for a range of typing or viewing positions, and a magnetic closure works with the iPad’s sleep/wake function to turn it on and off automatically.

Also new at CES is CandyShell Grip + Faceplate, now available for iPhone 5c. The new CandyShell + Faceplate design of 2013 was Speck’s first all-over protection system for iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and Samsung Galaxy S4 now extended with another of our best-selling products, CandyShell Grip.  The rubber ridges of CandyShell Grip work with a protective CandyShield Faceplate that bonds to the device and uses TrueTap(TM) technology to deliver a high level of touchscreen responsiveness.

CandyShell Inked for iPhone 5s has an MSRP of $39.95. DuraFolio has an MSRP of $59.95 for iPad mini with Retina display, and $69.95 for iPad Air. Both the CandyShell Inked and DuraFolio will be available in Q1 2014.

Speck’s new cases and the entire 2014 lineup is at booth #30432 in the South of the LVCC.

Hollywood Stars, Popular Musicians, Sports Legends and TV Personalities to Attend 2014 International CES

Celebrity guests promote latest innovations in consumer technology

The 2014 International CES® will feature Hollywood stars, popular musicians, sports legends and TV personalities promoting innovative products and technologies revolutionizing the ways consumers work, play, connect and access information. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Innovative television host, journalist and author Maria Menounos will serve as the Entertainment Matters Ambassador for theEntertainment Matters at CES program. Entertainment Matters is a content-focused CES program developed for Hollywood’s film, television and digital communities.

New for the 2014 CES, Variety’s Breakthrough of the Year Awards will celebrate a diverse range of talent from the fields of film, CES-Logotelevision, music, comedy and more at this premiere red carpet event. Actor, comedian, rapper and radio/TV personality Nick Cannonwill host the awards on Thursday, January 9in the LVH, LVH Theatre. Cannon is the host of “America’s Got Talent,” and known for his numerous film credits, including “Men in Black II,” “Drumline” and “Roll Bounce.”

At the Breakthrough of the Year Awards, Olivia Munn will be honored as Breakthrough Actress. Munn starred in the film “Iron Man 2,” served as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and starred in the HBO TV series, The Newsroom. Janelle Monae will be honored as Breakthrough Music Artist. The award-winning songwriter, performer and producer debuted her full-length album, The ArchAndroid, in 2010 and received a Grammy nomination. Her 2013 album, The Electric Lady, featured acclaimed singers Prince, Miguel and Erykah Badu. Amy Schumer will be honored for Breakthrough Comedy. Schumer is the creator, star and writer of “Inside Amy Schumer,” her Comedy Central television show. Most recently, she was featured on season two of HBO’s series, “Girls.” ActressKristen Bell will accept the Breakthrough Film honor on behalf of the film “Veronica Mars.” Bell starred in the “Veronica Mars” television series from 2004-2007 and will reprise the role in the 2014 film adaptation of the series. In 2008, Bell played Sarah Marshall in the comedy film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” She has also appeared in the comedy films “Fanboys,” “Couples Retreat,” and “When in Rome.” Actor Dean Norris will accept the Breakthrough Television honor on behalf of the hit CBS drama, “Under the Dome.”

Proclaiming “the Hoppa” as an innovation worth celebrating, DISH will welcome its trio of “Boston Guys” to the 2014 CES.  The three “Boston Guys” continue to star in DISH commercials promoting the in-home and on-the-go functionality of the Hopper®Whole-Home HD DVR.  The actors from the DISH commercials will appear at the DISH booth (LVCC, Central Hall, #8243) on Tuesday, January 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to greet CES attendees. Continue reading

LG Gets Its ‘GRUVE’ On At International CES®, Launches Newest Premium Headset Debuts with Wired and Wireless Options

LG Electronics USA today unveiled the hottest new addition to its premium line of mobile device accessories, the LG GRUVE(TM) Stereo Bluetooth Headphones. Demonstrated for the first time here today at the 2014 International CES®, the LG GRUVE is designed to provide superior HD sound quality and comfort. It pairs nicely with premium mobile devices like the LG G Flex, LG G2 and LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, which all boast immersive and cinematic viewing experiences.

Perfect for music lovers and busy professionals, use LG GRUVE wired or wireless.  (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

Perfect for music lovers and busy professionals, use LG GRUVE wired or wireless. (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

Perfect for music lovers and busy professionals, use LG GRUVE wired or wireless.  (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

Perfect for music lovers and busy professionals, use LG GRUVE wired or wireless. (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

Perfect for music lovers and busy professionals, people can use LG GRUVE wired or wireless based on their preference. LG GRUVE can pair wirelessly with any Bluetooth-enabled devices or directly plugged in with an auxiliary cable also making it ideal for schools, libraries, and other audio-learning environments.

LG’s consumer-centric design approach recognizes most people nowadays use their smartphones for more than just making phone calls and this shines through in the versatile LG GRUVE. With Google Voice(TM) Actions integration, users can hear text messages read aloud and access other useful features such as text to speech and voice activated dialing.

LG GRUVE is available in black and white, comes with a storage pouch, and reusable box for on-the-go convenience. It provides up to 19 hours of talk time and music play time, and using the wired option, which disables wireless functionality and saves even more battery power, boosts extended listening times.

Additional Features:
—  Equalizer (Bass, Normal, Treble)
—  Wired Audio Option
—  aptX Compatibility*
—  HD Voice Compatibility**
—  HD Streaming Audio
—  Advanced Multipoint
—  Talk Time: Up to 19 Hours
—  Music Play Time: Up to 19 Hours
—  Standby Time: Up to 39 days
—  Noise Reduction and Echo Cancellation
—  Audible Pairing Assistance
—  Audible Battery Status Alert
—  Microphone Mute

Key Specifications:
—  Bluetooth Specification: version 3.0
—  Supported Bluetooth Profiles: Headset (HSP), Hands-Free (HFP), Advanced
Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP)
—  Charging Time: under 3 hours
—  Dimensions: 6.30″ (W) X 6.91″ (L) X 2.48″ (H)
—  Weight: 4.83 oz.

LG Stays Ahead Of The Curve At International CES®, Announcing U.S. Launch Plans For LG G Flex

LG Stays Ahead Of The Curve At International CES®, Announcing U.S. Launch Plans For LG G Flex

First Curved, Flexible Smartphone Delivers More Immersive, Ergonomic Experience for Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile Users

LG G Flex is the World's First Curved Flexible Smartphone Coming to the US Soon.  (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

LG G Flex is the World’s First Curved Flexible Smartphone Coming to the US Soon. (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

LG G Flex, the world’s first curved, flexible smartphone*, will be available in the United States during the first quarter from Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile, LG Electronics announced today at the 2014 International CES(®)(booth #8204).

Combining unparalleled consumer benefits with the best of LG’s technological advancements, the LG G Flex represents the shape of innovation, a harbinger of the future of smartphones and is poised to reinvigorate excitement in the category during 2014,” said Morris Lee, senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing, LG Mobile Communications Company.

LG G Flex is the World's First Curved Flexible Smartphone Coming to the US Soon.  (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

LG G Flex is the World’s First Curved Flexible Smartphone Coming to the US Soon. (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

Purposefully designed to provide a cinematic viewing experience and ergonomic comfort, the innovative new LG G Flex incorporates many of LG’s futuristic technologies while still being a practical option for today’s discerning consumers.  A six-inch curved Plastic OLED HD display designed by sister company LG Display and a curved battery developed by LG Chem work in tandem to give LG G Flex its world’s first ergonomic curved, flexing form factor and the ability to overcome limitations of traditional flat smartphones. The LG G Flex offers an outstanding voice and sound experience because the distinctively curved, flexible design follows the contour of the face.

LG G Flex is the World's First Curved Flexible Smartphone Coming to the US Soon.  (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

LG G Flex is the World’s First Curved Flexible Smartphone Coming to the US Soon. (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

“We are excited to collaborate on the G Flex with LG, a leading innovator that is shaping mobile innovation with the first curved, flexible smartphone,” said Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and co-president, QCT. “At the heart of the new LG G Flex, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor helps to enable advanced features and capabilities for the best user experiences, in one of today’s smartest devices.”

Complementing the immersive viewing qualities of the LG G Flex, QuickTheater(TM) offers quick access to photos, videos and YouTube videos directly from the lock screen with a simple dragging gesture. New is Dual Window, which divides the screen into two separate applications so users can drag and drop information, such as articles and links between windows.

The LG G Flex also incorporates the intuitive rear-key design first launched with the award-winning LG G2, and adds new user experience features.  Urgent Call Alert changes the color of the rear-key LED based on the number of calls missed, and a face detection indicator changes the color of the LED when the camera is in focus for more accurate selfies. The LG G Flex also includes LG’s exclusive Knock feature so users can quickly activate or turn off the display with two simple taps on the screen.

The LG G Flex was first released last November in South Korea and then Hong Kong and Singapore in December. Pricing and availability for U.S. carriers will be announced at a later date.

Key Features Include:
—  Processor: 2.26 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon(TM) 800 processor with
quad-core Krait CPU
—  Display: 6-inch, HD (1280×720), Curved P-OLED (Real RGB)
—  Memory: 2GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC ROM
—  Camera: 13MP Rear-facing, 2.1 MP Front-facing
—  Battery: 3,500 mAh (Embedded)
—  Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
—  Size: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9- 8.7mm
—  Weight: 177g

*The flexibility of this product is limited. This phone may be bent flat up to 180 degrees for a limited period of time only. Do not bend inward or twist.