Electronics

PopSockets Introduces Plant-Based PopGrip, Special Line to Benefit AAPI Youth
April 13, 2021 at 11:17 am

The PopGrip Plant, made from 35% plant-based materials, including corn starch, canola oil and castor beans, is set to hit the retail market in September of this year, according to Mariah Wakeling, vice president and creative director for iClick. Wakeling added that iClick will bring the PopGrip Plant to the promotional products industry in January 2022...

Finally, a Face Mask With Built-In Bluetooth Earbuds
January 28, 2021 at 10:02 am

We're not sure how it took so long to figure out, but finally someone thought of putting Bluetooth earbuds into a face mask. MaskFone, a face mask that not only features a Bluetooth headset and earbuds, but a five-layer filtration system. In short, it’s stylish and extremely functional...

BDA Sells Video Game Accessories Brand PowerA to ACCO Brands
November 11, 2020 at 2:51 pm

Bensussen Deutsch & Associates LLC (BDA), Woodinville, Wash., announced yesterday that it has sold its video game accessories brand, PowerA, to ACCO Brands Corporation. PowerA launched in 2009 and specializes in third-party video game controllers and accessories like headsets and chargers. “From our earliest days together, Eric [Bensussen] and I formed a partnership focused on…

Disney to Sell Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Merchandise 'Off-Planet' for the First Time
September 24, 2020 at 11:06 am

Part of the appeal of Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park was the fact that all of the merchandise was exclusive. You couldn’t get it unless you ventured a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. (OK, it’s just in Florida, but still.) Yes, the merchandise isn’t the whole reason people go.…

VisionUSA Collaborates With Rocketbook to Launch Home HQ Kits
September 15, 2020 at 12:23 pm

VisionUSA, in collaboration with Rocketbook, is launching a Home HQ Kit to offer customers a branded, high-quality, tech-savvy collection of customized essentials that make employees’ work-from-home experience more convenient, productive and efficient...

Wearable Tech Could Make Travel and Tourism Possible Again
August 26, 2020 at 12:37 pm

One of the biggest difficulties in limiting the spread of COVID-19 has been the daunting task of tracing contacts and mitigating the spread from tourists entering countries. An answer to the problem might be wearable technology. Singapore is one example that has used wearable tech to track returning residents during a 14-day quarantine...

QR Code Menus: The Touchless Revolution In Restaurants and Hospitality
August 3, 2020 at 11:24 am

Rather than picking up a menu, restaurant patrons scan a QR code. From there, the menu loads on your smartphone. This has helped against surface contamination during the ongoing fight against the spread of COVID-19, but it’s reduced the need for physical menus. Still, QR code stickers could be a source of new business for promo distributors...

C-Slide’s Work-From-Home Webcam Cover Receives National Attention on CNBC
July 30, 2020 at 11:16 am

C-Slide, Lehi, Utah, was featured in CNBC’s “Make It” list for being a critical product to have when working from home. With the current trend of working from home in less-secure environments, the need for C-Slide’s anti-hacking, privacy-protecting products has increased globally. “Cybersecurity experts everywhere are warning people to take webcam spying seriously now more…