Wednesday, September 23, 2015

TRENDnet's AC1200 WiFi Range Extender is now available

TRENDnet's AC1200 WiFi Range Extender is now available
Advanced amplifiers and external antennas significantly reduce wireless dead zones
TORRANCE, Calif. - Sept. 22, 2015 - TRENDnet® (, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, announced today the availability of its AC1200 WiFi Range Extender, model TEW-822DRE. TRENDnet's AC1200 WiFi Range Extender provides incredible coverage to significantly reduce wireless network dead spots.
TRENDnet's AC1200 WiFi Range Extender provides high performance wireless amplifiers and external antennas that broadcast concurrent Wireless AC and Wireless N. The 5 GHz Wireless AC band provides better performance with less interference and has additional non-overlapping channels. Targeted beamforming improves real-time performance by directing the strongest wireless signals to specific devices.
"More and more devices are equipped with Wireless AC capabilities, but one drawback to the 5 GHz Wireless band is its weaker reach," said Evan Davis, senior manager of solutions engineering at TRENDnet. "TRENDnet's AC1200 WiFi Range Extender, paired with an 802.11ac client, assists to improve the range of the less congested 5 GHz band by providing nearly whole-home Wireless AC coverage."
Users simply plug the TEW-822DRE directly into an electrical outlet; the extender blends into most home environments with its off-white housing. This extender offers both extender and access point modes, and it features a gigabit port to extend a high performance connection to any wired device.
Pricing and Availability
TRENDnet's AC1200 WiFi Range Extender, model TEW-822DRE, is available worldwide through major retailers and other authorized TRENDnet partners, with an MSRP of USD $84.99.

About TRENDnet
TRENDnet is a global provider of award-winning networking and surveillance solutions to small and medium-sized business and home users. Building networking solutions since 1990, TRENDnet enables users to share broadband access, multimedia content and networked peripherals for true anywhere connectivity. TRENDnet's diverse product portfolio includes Wireless, Internet Cameras (IP Cameras), Switches, Power over Ethernet (PoE), Fiber, Gigabit, Home Automation, Network Video Recorders (NVR), Keyboard/Video/Mouse (KVM), Print Servers, Powerline, NAS Media Servers, Multimedia Accessories, and more. To learn more about TRENDnet, please visit

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

KENWOOD Announces Release of Two New Multimedia Receivers With Apple® CarPlay®

LONG BEACH, CALIF. – September 17, 2015 (MEDIAWIRE) – KENWOOD USA announced it is set to ship two new smartphone-compatible multimedia receivers this month. The Excelon DDX6902S (MSRP $850.00) and DDX6702S (MSRP $800.00) expand the family of units equipped with Apple® CarPlay®, the Apple-produced in-vehicle interface for iPhone®.  

While the pair’s predecessors—the Excelon DDX9902S and DDX9702S—are equipped with both Android™ Auto (a smartphone interface made by Google to work with late-model Android-powered smartphones) and Apple CarPlay, the two new units focus solely on the iPhone. Siri®, Apple’s voice-activated and voice-responsive intelligent assistant, is the user’s primary interface to select entertainment options, open apps, reply to text messages and get turn-by-turn directions. 

“We are committed to enhancing the connected lifestyle,” said Tony Mercado, marketing manager for KENWOOD. “iPhone users have deeply integrated relationships with their devices, and extending the safe function of those devices in the vehicle is vital. Adding the Excelon DDX6902S and DDX6702S to our current flagship units lets us deliver that fun and functionality to more consumers at lower price points.”
Each multimedia receiver features a high-sensitivity, 6.2-inch screen bordered on the left by a physical knob and menu buttons. In addition to controlling the multimedia unit, the screen connects to an optional back-up camera to automatically show the view behind the vehicle while in reverse gear.
Onboard entertainment options include a full suite of content including digital channels via HD Radio®, CD and DVD, and terrestrial AM and FM. Both units are also SiriusXM-Ready™ and can connect to the optional SXV300 tuner (sold separately) to access hundreds of audio channels (subscription required). With a connected smartphone, the entertainment options increase with built-in control of Pandora® Internet Radio and iHeartRadio®. 
Built-in amplifiers enable each unit to power directly connected speakers, making them ideal drop-in replacements for factory radios. For custom applications, the Excelon DDX6902S includes three 5-volt pre-amp outputs and a 7-band equalizer. The Kenwood DDX6702S includes three 4-volt pre-amp outputs and a 5-band EQ. For more details please visit the Kenwood website at

About JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation
JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of imaging, home and car entertainment, and navigation products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-950-5005 or visit us at, and

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Thursday, September 10, 2015


September 9, 2015, El Dorado Hills, CA -- Kidz Gear™, the award-winning Grown-up Performance, Built for Kids! brand, announced today the New Kidz Gear Bluetooth™ Stereo Headphones for kids, the Bluetooth headphones designed specifically for children.  Delivering a high-quality audio experience for children, the Kidz Gear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones (Model BT68KGXX) support Bluetooth version 4.0, as well as the Bluetooth Profiles:  A2DP, AVRCP, HF and HS.  Available in blue and pink, the headphones also include a patented removable omnidirectional Boom Microphone, ideal for children’s foreign language studies, audio/verbal test-taking at school and at home gaming and online chatting.

Essential Audio Gear for Kids provides True Freedom from Wires for Music Listening, Gaming, Dance, & Exercise Apps

Essential audio gear for children everywhere, the Kidz Gear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones are compatible with all devices that support Bluetooth 4.0, including iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Android smartphones and tablets, and computers (with a Bluetooth adapter).  The headphones will also quickly charge through USB with the included FREE cable.  Providingtrue freedom from cumbersome wires that kids can easily get tangled in, the Kidz Gear Bluetooth Headphones are perfect for everything from music, gaming, dance, and exercise apps that require movement, to watching movies and interacting with audio educational and entertainment apps.

Unique Removable Boom Microphone Design and KidzSync Audio-Syncing for Easy Setup

The Kidz Gear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones are designed with a one-of-a-kind removable Boom Microphone specifically designed for children that want to learn a language, play interactive games online and even use them in the classroom for audio/verbal test-taking.  The easy to use KidzSync audio-synching provided through a multi-button interface, the Bluetooth Stereo Headphones can be quickly setup and paired with a variety of audio/video devices.  The headphones also support wired usage if necessary and include high-quality audio components necessary to deliver an outstanding hi-fi audio experience.

Included with the Kidz Gear Bluetooth Headphones:

  • Removable Boom Mic
  • Audio cable
  • USB charging cord
“The Kidz Gear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones are designed to support the latest mobile devices in the market today,” said Jack Peterson, VP Sales and Marketing, Kidz Gear.  “Kids will love using the headphones to listen to music, learn a language or watch movies on their tablets, smartphones or computers.”

The Kidz Gear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones (Model BT68KGXX) are available immediately through the Kidz Gear site at, value priced at only $59.99 with Gear Up For Education! discounts available for schools and libraries. In addition, the standard Kidz Gear wired headphones are available immediately  through the Kidz Gear site and retail channel, including the Kidz Gear Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom Mic, priced at $29.99 and Kidz Gear Wired Headphones (without Boom Mic) for $19.99.  For more information, see thewebsitewww.gearforkidz.comFacebook:, and Twitter: @GearForKidz.

About Kidz Gear -- Kidz Gear is the Brand Adults Want and Kids Love

Kidz Gear headphones are not “toys,” but adult products built for kids.  Manufactured with the same high-quality, high-performance consumer electronics components found in adult headphones, the Kidz Gear headphones are designed to solve the never-ending battle between a child’s desire for his or her parent’s things and the parent’s fear of them destroying an expensive item. 

Incorporated in 2001, San Ramon, California Supply and Beyond, LLC is the exclusive manufacturer of the Kidz Gear brand of products and accessories.  The Kidz Gear brand was created by founder and mother Laurie Peterson with the purpose of developing a line of products and accessories with adult features, performance and quality but with ergonomic sizes, styles and prices for children.  The Kidz Gear product line has received rave reviews and awards from various Mother’s Group Organizations and industry publications.  The company is continually focused on bringing more products to market that support the company’s mission – Grown-Up Performance, Built for Kids!  For more information visit, email: sales@gearforkidz.comor phone: (877) Kidz-Gear.

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