This edition features smartphone-related products and accessories announced for CES 2014

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Smart Power 6 Colors - 300 dpi

Powerocks, a leading manufacturer of fashionable power banks, announced the Smart Power 5200mAh colorful, portable and light-weight power banks that charge smart phones, tablets, and other devices on the go. Smart Power includes an intelligent Android App that precisely analyzes a device’s battery life, so you never have to worry about running out of batteries while on the go.


igrilliDevices, LLC, the premier app-enablement company and creator of the original iGrill, announced the release of their newest connected grilling products:  the iGrill2 Bluetooth Smart Meat Thermometer and iLP Bluetooth Smart Liquid Propane Monitor. Made for the serious griller, these app-connected products will take your grilling experience to the next level of excellence.

iGrill2 and iLP use Bluetooth Smart technology, which provides a flawless user experience by simplifying the pairing process.  iLP and iGrill2 work with the brand new iDevices Connected App for iPad (Generation 3 and up), iPhone (4S and up) and iPod touch (5 and up). The interface is user-friendly and totally responsive, with a device manager, personalized dashboard and fully customizable settings.  An Android version will be released in 2014.


paickPaick, the company creating new digital fashion ideas for life, launched Noble, the ultra-thin ½ inch portable 6000mAh power bank for business professionals.  Fashionably styled with a streamlined wallet-sized aluminum alloy high performance casing, Noble is much thinner than other power banks, which are usually over 1 inch thick.  Noble features an intelligent dustproof pop-up interface with two USB slots and 1 Micro USB slot that lets you pop-up for access to the USB charging slots or pop-down to keep it extra slim and free of dust.

YiFang Digital


YiFang Digital announced it is entering the wearables category at CES 2014 with a NextONE smartwatch and wristband pedometer. The NextONE wristband pedometer can be worn all day and night to track details about daily activity, including number of steps, distance traveled, calories burned, and overall intensity of the activity through its accelerometer sensor.

The NextONE smartwatch uses the Android 4.1 operating system and features a 1.55 inch TFT capacitive touch screen with 240×240 resolution, a 1.0GHz low power MCU, 4GB ROM, 512MB RAM, 290mAh battery, and a built-in microphone.

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