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iHome Launches Two New “Made For Amazon” Speaker Docks That Transform Amazon’s Newly Announced Echo Input Into Powerful Music Systems With Added Features

The iAV2v2 brings the new Echo Input to the bedside with a large LED clock and USB charging ports; the iAV5v2 allows users to take their Echo Input with them wirelessly from room to room and out on the deck, features powerful stereo sound, Bluetooth audio and a sleek color changing body

iHome, the leader in award-winning speakers, portable devices and smart home control solutions, today announces that it has created the perfect companions for the all new Echo Input from Amazon. Whether users want the features of Alexa bedside or want to take it with them from room to room, iHome has a sound dock with awesome features for the Echo Input. By simply dropping their Echo Input in and connecting the cables, users immediately benefit from the excellent iHome sound and the unique features afforded by each.

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Sengled Lights Up The Home With New Smart Lineup

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Sengled’s flagship Element range continues to raise the bar in what smart lighting can do

Sengled is set to illuminate the modern home with the announcement of a new suite of lighting and smart home solutions that transform everyday devices into intelligent experiences. With the rise of the smart home, lighting is becoming an integral part of creating the desired environment at home. Sengled is a global leader in intelligent lighting solutions, and today’s announcement adds even more personalization options to its flagship Element smart lighting portfolio so customers can create the perfect ambience in their homes – inside and out.

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Catalyst Launches Waterproof & Impact Protection Cases For New iPhone XR, Xs, And Xs MAX At Pepcom Holiday Spectacular NY

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Catalyst, the award-winning manufacturer of protective waterproof cases, today introduces waterproof and impact protection cases for the iPhone Xs, XR and Xs Max at the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular in New York. The 100% waterproof cases are designed with the same features as the high-performance iPhone X case, having the highest waterproof specifications on the market with a waterproof rating of IP68 33 ft (10m) and drop proof MIL-STD to 6.6 ft (2m). The Impact Protection case provides enhanced drop protection to 9.9 ft (3m) and stay true to the Catalyst signature features: with a grippy rubber bumper, lanyard attachment, rotating mute switch and clear case back to showcase the iPhone.

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TripIt’s Siri Shortcuts For iOS 12 Provide Hands-Free Access To Travel Plans

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TripIt® from Concur®, the world’s highest-rated travel-organizing app, today announced new TripIt shortcuts for Siri on iOS 12. Now TripIt users can set up voice commands to access their upcoming travel plans using Siri.

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Ion Audio® Introduces EZ Vinyl 2 Conversion App, The Simplest Way To Convert Vinyl Records To Digital Format

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Newest version of popular software adds Gracenote® automatic track detection and improved track editing tools for greater versatility when converting old records into digital files.

ION Audio, a recognized leader in lifestyle consumer electronics, today announced the introduction of EZ Vinyl 2, the latest version of their ground-breaking conversion software that enabled people to convert their old analog vinyl records into digital files. ION Audio’s EZVinyl2 converter app makes the conversion process quick and easy. Building upon the highly acclaimed original EZ Vinyl, version 2 adds Gracenote automatic track detection and improved track editing tools, all utilizing a powerful new engine developed in partnership with UK based technology licensing company, Convert Technologies.

Once in digital format, the music on those priceless old records can be preserved forever without any physical degradation and they can be played anywhere, in a wide variety of devices such as iPad, iPhone, Android phones/tablets and Kindle Fire. Files can also be saved to your computer via iCloud (on iOS) or Google Drive (Android).

Users will be guided step by step with straightforward instructions and easy-to-use controls. The integrated Gracenote look-up service will identify the track from its online database providing artist name, song title, album title, album artwork, and genre tags. There is no need to worry about editing anything unless the user wants to do so; and EZ Vinyl 2 works with rock, pop, country, hip-hop, classical, jazz and everything else.

• Records cassettes or vinyl LPs in stereo directly to your iPhone, iPad, Android device or Kindle Fire • Automatically separates tracks by detecting silence between songs • Automatically detects song title and information from the Gracenote database, the world’s largest song catalog • Gracenote look-up service correctly identifies all music genres • Gain controls and VU meter allow easy level adjustment and monitoring • Includes simple editing tools to allow users to manually adjust their recordings • An integrated music player lets users listen to tracks instantly • Allows easy transfer to iTunes or other computers • Works best with ION Audio turntables/tape decks but supports all popular USB audio conversion brands

To use EZ Vinyl2, customers need a USB turntable or tape player (ION models are recommended for best performance, but other brands of USB equipment are supported) and an adapter cable to connect their mobile device via USB.

EZ Vinyl 2 is immediately available on the Apple App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App Store (For Kindle Fire Devices). UK Pricing is £9.99 local pricing may vary.
See http://www.convert-av.com/ion-ezvinyl2 for more information.

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