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Back to School 2014: The 13 best accessories


Once you’ve figured out your laptop and smartphone situation, chances are you’ll want to invest in a nice backpack or a few extras to make the dorm room feel like home. Our back-to-school accessories picks are a perfect mix of necessities and extravagant nice-to-haves. Check them out below, and head over to our guide homepage to see more.

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30
Aug
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BRAVEN announces the BRAVEN 705, a more colourful version of the 710



braven 705You’ve probably heard us gush about BRAVEN products before – most recently, I reviewed the BRAVEN 710 and it knocked my socks off with its amazing sound quality. BRAVEN is following up this pint-sized entry with another smaller form factor Bluetooth speaker, the BRAVEN 705. You will see that it closely resembles the 710, but the 705 is available in eight colours including bright cyan, magenta, yellow, purple, teal, bold black, grey and white. This is as compared to the two colours available to the 710.

braven 705It’s not immediately clear how different the 705 is to the 710, but I’d guess from the $99.95 USD asking price of the 705 that its construction is not of aircraft-grade aluminium. Having said that, the 705 is still going to be IPX5 water resistant which is sufficient for sustaining splashes and generally everyday use. Check out www.braven.com now if you’re interested on finding out where you can get one of these fab new Bluetooth speakers and let us know what you think of them in the comments below.

 

Press Release

BRAVEN Brings a New Spectrum of Color to the Audio World with BRAVEN 705 Speakers

Acclaimed portable Bluetooth speakers feature bold sound in vibrant colors for only $99.99

Salt Lake City – August 26, 2014  BRAVEN paints the audio world in vibrant colors with the 705 portable Bluetooth speaker. The ideal mobile speaker for tune lovers wishing to add a pop of color to their everyday music companion, BRAVEN’s 705 features an outstanding combination of HD sound, striking design, and colorful personality.


Available in eight lively colors, BRAVEN 705 offers more than just stunning looks. The 705 delivers amazing sound for over 12 hours, has the modern style and vivid colors to fit every occasion, and doubles as a portable battery to charge your smartphone and other USB devices.  A true multi-purpose speaker, the 705 is clutch-sized, can fill the room with loud and clear sound, and showcases a unibody design with clean lines and sleek curves.

“The BRAVEN 705 is a reflection of your style whether you’re hanging out in your bedroom, lounging by the pool, or walking to class,” states Andy Fathollahi, Chief Executive. “The colorful addition to the acclaimed BRAVEN 7 series delivers incredible sound in bright and bold exteriors that match any taste, personality, and décor.

BRAVEN 705 speakers are weatherproof and water resistant, with an IPX5 rating capable of surviving accidental splashes, drops, and bumps.  It also sports an array of features, including an integrated noise-canceling microphone to make and take calls wirelessly and BRAVEN’s TrueWireless™ Technology that allows pairing of any two 7-series BRAVEN speakers for left and right channel stereo sound.

The BRAVEN 705 is now available in bright cyan, magenta, yellow, purple, and teal as well as bold black, grey, and white color options for only $99.99.  For more information about BRAVEN 705 or the entire BRAVEN line, visit www.braven.com.  Visit our YouTube page to see the BRAVEN speakers in action.

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About BRAVEN

BRAVEN combines unparalleled style with cutting-edge technology to produce premium Bluetooth speakers for the outdoor adventurer and modern audiophile.  Founded in 2011, BRAVEN’s focus on audio quality, ease of use and superior features has quickly transformed the brand into a major player in the portable speaker industry.  For more information about BRAVEN, please visit www.braven.com or connect with on Facebook at facebook.com/bravenproducts and Instagram @bravenproducts.


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29
Aug
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[Deal Alert] Limefuel Lite 15,000 mAh external battery pack for $34.99



Just last week we saw the Limefuel Lite battery banks floating about on Stack Social and we tossed out a link on G+. A good number of people picked one up. At that time the sale was ending. Now it would seem they are back on the list of items you can save a little cash and pick up.

Limelite Limefuel battery


The big thing is the amount of power this monster contains. Coming in at 15,000 mAh, it should be more than enough power for a heavy user at least for a week. The Limefuel Lite offers up 2 US ports to charge two devices simultaneously, features a screen displaying exactly how much power the battery banks has left and even gives you a flashlight built in. The USB ports are split rated with one being a 1A out and a 2.1A out.

The sale is listed for another 5 days and will set you back just $34.99 versus the traditional $55 price tag that it generally carries. Head over to Stack Social and get on ordered. While you are over there, take a look around. There is a Wireless Charging kit for the Galaxy S5 too and the 3 year VPN unlimited subscription is still on sale.

Click HERE to snag the deal.


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27
Aug
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ASUS smartwatch will be called the ZenWatch as depicted in recent video



ASUS has pushed out a number of teasers for their upcoming smartwatch that will be unveiled officially September 3rd at IFA in Berlin. The new addition from ASUS will be their first Android Wear powered watch, and hopefully not the last. As usual, ASUS has released a series of teaser videos to build up the hype. The suspension is nearly killing me. The latest video offers up a sneak peek of the watch, along with its name, the ZenWatch,

ASUS ZenWatch Android Wear

In the video it appears to show little bits of a brushed aluminum with rounded corners. It certainly looks thin and the glass looks pretty. Details on the internal components used and battery life are non-existent at this point. We can only hope that ASUS is looking to bring a competitor in the Android Wear department. The Moto360 is undoubtedly the unreleased king and I don’t think ASUS will be able to compete with it if this one comes in near the same price tag. I’m not sure I have high hopes for the ZenWatch though, simply because the Zen branding from ASUS on the device front has typically been low-cost midrange series of devices. That could work for ASUS if the ZenWatch can pull great battery life and a lower price tag than Samsung and LG have done so far. We will have to wait and see.


What do you think of the teaser?

Source: ASUS YouTube Via: AndroidandMe

 


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27
Aug
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Limited Edition Plants vs. Zombies Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbuds will make you hunger for flesh



Plants vs. Zombies Skullcandy Ink’d 2 EarbudsLove Plants vs. Zombies? Need earbuds? Maybe these Plants vs. Zombies Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbuds might just be the product you have been looking for. Not interested in earbuds? Have no fear as Skullcandy and Astro Gaming are going to be creating a whole line of devices inspired by the hit game series by Popcap Games, Plants vs. Zombies.

Plants vs. Zombies Skullcandy Ink’d 2 EarbudsAs you might expect from licensed products, the themed Ink’d 2 Earbuds are coloured an almost iconic purple with green highlights, a colour scheme which is complimented by the packaging too. Apart from the striking appearance of the earbuds, they also feature Supreme Sound technology, a one-button in-line control for hands-free calling taking, and the usual staples like a flat cable and interchangable earbud sizes. The earbuds are available now for $24.99 USD, so if you’re interested in picking the up, check out  www.skullcandy.com or read the press release below.

 


Press Release

SKULLCANDY ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION
 PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES™ – INK’D 2 EARBUDS

 

Protect Your BRAAAAAINS with Headset Inspired by PopCap Games 
Classic Lawn-Defending Action Strategy Franchise

 
SAN FRANCISCO – August 25, 2014 – – Skullcandy, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKUL), the original lifestyle and performance audio brand, and its division ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment, announced the release of the Limited Edition Plants vs. Zombies™ Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbuds.  The new in-ear headset is the first in a series of products being developed by Skullcandy and ASTRO Gaming which are inspired by PopCap Games iconic Plants vs. Zombies franchise. 
 
“One look at our new Limited Edition Plants vs. Zombies™ Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbuds and gamers will see how perfectly we’ve captured the addictive fun and distinctive style of Plants vs. Zombies” said Aron Drayer, VP of Marketing, ASTRO Gaming and Skullcandy Gaming. “Our in-ear headsets deliver high quality game audio and are a great way to experience the game, listen to music, watch videos and communicate with your friends.”
 
The Limited Edition Plants vs. Zombies™ Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbuds feature set includes:

  • Supreme Sound technology, which has attacking bass, natural vocals and precision highs;
  • MIC1, an integrated one-button in-line control toggle providing mic clarity and device control;
  • Interchangeable silicone gel tips for a more custom in-ear fit;
  • Flat audio cable designed to eliminate tangling; and
  • Plants vs. Zombies special edition customizations, including, iconic zombie imagery on the Ink’d 2 baffles, unique deep purple cables with green highlights and classic Plants vs. Zombies packaging.


The Limited Edition Plants vs. Zombies™ Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbuds are available now directly through the Skullcandy website at www.skullcandy.com and from select retailers nationwide for an MSRP of $24.99.  Details about additional and upcomingPlants vs. Zombies-inspired products from Skullcandy and ASTRO Gaming will be announced in the coming months.
 
For more information about Skullcandy or its Limited Edition Plants vs. Zombies™Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbuds, please visit www.skullcandy.com.  For more information about ASTRO Gaming, please visit www.astrogaming.com.
 
About PopCap Games
PopCap is a leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 400 people in Seattle, San Francisco, and Shanghai.
 
About Skullcandy, Inc.
Skullcandy is the original lifestyle and performance audio brand inspired by the creativity and irreverence of youth culture. Skullcandy designs, markets and distributes audio and gaming headphones and other accessory related products under the Skullcandy, Astro Gaming and 2XL by Skullcandy brands. Skullcandy was launched in 2003 and quickly became one of the world’s most distinct audio brands by bringing unique technology, color, character and performance to an otherwise monochromatic space; helping to revolutionize the audio arena by introducing headphones, earbuds and other audio and wireless lifestyle products that possess unmistakable style and exceptional performance. The company’s products are sold and distributed through a variety of channels in the U.S. and approximately 80 countries worldwide, including the company’s website at skullcandy.com.
 
About ASTRO Gaming
ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment for pro gamers, leagues, gaming enthusiasts and their lifestyles. Spun-off from design powerhouse ASTRO Studios, known in the gaming world for designing the Microsoft Xbox 360™, Alienware PCs, and HP’s Gaming PCs, ASTRO Gaming produces a line of gamer-centric “tech-life” products, supporting this rapidly growing community. ASTRO Gaming’s product line includes the A40 Audio System, the A30 Cross-Gaming Headset, and theTransport Series of gaming gear bags.
 
All ASTRO Gaming products are available at www.astrogaming.com,www.astrogaming.co.uk  and www.astrogaming.fr
 
PopCap and Plants vs. Zombies are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc.


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27
Aug
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The CYSPO OmniStation is able to charge any, and all, of your devices at once



CYSPO OmniStationI like the idea of charging stations, however, a big gripe I have is that they don’t have enough scalability. Sure, it can charge the small number of devices you have, but have a few friends over and before long, they’ll be combing your place for a free power socket. Not so with the CYSPO OmniStation, which jams more than enough charging ability into one unit that looks awfully like a cyborg cephalopod. The CYSPO OmniStation is currently in the midst of its Kickstarter campaign which has already raised $33,946, leaping passed its $30,000 target. Check out their pledge video:

It’s a pretty nifty piece of technology, and even more so when you can interchange the cables for basically anything that charges with a USB cable. Also being able to use it for qi-wireless charging is just icing on the cake, and being able to put a photo on the charging surface keeps it from looking out of place in the living room when not charging a device. There are still 33 days in the campaign, and an OmniStation can be nabbed for just $80 USD; links to the Kickstarter campaign are below.

Source: Kickstarter


 

Press Release

CYSPO OmniStation: Charges all of your devices via wireless and wired charging

 
If you’re charging more than 2 or 3 devices daily, we think the OmniStation will simplify your life, free up your space and your outlets. 
 
Los Angeles, CA. Today everyone has at least 2 or 3 devices that need to be charged daily which means you need a lot of cables that end up tangled and messy. The OmniStation can charge all of your devices without tangled wires, without creating messy outlets, and without having to unplug one charger to use another. We love the idea of having wireless charging but we also realize that not all of our devices have wireless capability yet, and until the development OmniStation, there hasn’t been a single charging station that has been able to take care of all of our devices. Manage all of your chargeable devices with a single easy-to-use charging station. 
 

  • Universal Charging Station: Charge cell phones, cameras, bluetooth speakers, eBook readers, tablets and more.
  • Hassle-free wireless charging experience: The OmniStation utilizes the latest Qi Standard multi-coil free positioning wireless charging transmitter technology to create a simple and easy charging experience.
  • The OmniStation provides 6 customizable USB ports with interchangeable adapters, you can switch to your own cables with varying lengths for more charging flexibility.
  • There are two additional USB ports on the side; one port offers a faster 2.1A output for charging tablets and larger devices.

 
CYSPO wanted to design a charging station that will look good in any room, so we designed this simple but elegant shape that is simple to use. The charging station is available for pre-order on Kickstarter where its currently 106% funded with 34 days to go.


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27
Aug
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The Degauss Labs Dual Drivers in-earphones brings full mobile functionality and high fidelity sound



Degauss Labs Dual DriversA big gripe of mine when I review audio products that claim “mobile compatibility” is that they often only offer a token effort – usually only a microphone and an answer call button. This is only a small part of what is possible with in-line controls, and that’s something Degauss Labs has tried to address with their new in-earphones. The Degauss Labs Dual Drivers in-earphones include a 3 button in-line control which can be used to also allow users to control volume and skip tracks. What’s also quite neat about them is each earphone contains two drivers, as opposed to the standard one, one which handles the mids and highs, and the other handles the bass. This separate control allows for “a much richer sound and simply makes your favorite music sound better”.

For more information on where to pick up a set of the Degauss Labs Dual Drivers in-earphones, check the press release below.

 

Press Release

DEGAUSS LABS PRESENTS HIGH-END 3-BUTTON HEADSET FOR ANDROID SMARTPHONES

Stockholm, Sweden August 25th. The Swedish headphone manufacturer Degauss Labs today announced the Dual Driver in-earphones made for Android. These sound focused in-earphones has thrilling performance and function. The Dual Drivers are equipped with a full 3-button microphone, a historic feature that´s been lacking on many Android headsets but now delivered to the Android community with cutting edge price & performance.


Finally a high end earphone with 3-button microphone support designed for Android Smartphones!
This earphone with its 3-button headset gives Android users the possibility to talk, play, pause, set volume up/down, skip tracks and much more. Added to that is an incredible sound performance at an equally incredible price. These earpieces actually contains double of all, two separated speakers — one to handle the high and mid frequencies and one to handle the bass. This clean separation creates a much richer sound and simply makes your favorite music sound better. As the earphone circuitry split the signal path appropriately there is no added hardware, you just use them as your cheap bundle headset, plug in and go. Equally amazing is that this will sell at 79USD.

At 79USD the Dual Drivers delivers thrilling performance & full 3-button support Made for Android.

Free app enhances button functionality further
Headset Control Center is a free app Degauss Labs created to give Android users even better support for their headsets when using online music services and more. Simply insert your headset and take control over the player you have installed. Spotify, Deezer or Soundcloud and many more can now be managed through your headset buttons. This app is found on Google Play and works with most headsets on the market. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shengande.degausslabs&hl=sv


About Degauss Labs

Designed in Stockholm Sweden Degauss Labs has aimed its focus to the music interested Android users. Until now most makers has focused on iPhone users. With the market evolving with Google and many others getting into the music distribution business, this is changing. Degauss Labs is now offering all Android users a chance to step up and away from average earphones and their often limited headset button control. Weblink Dual Driver:http://degausslabs.com/earphone/dualdriver

Apple and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Google and Google Play are registered trademarks of Google Inc.


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23
Aug
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Moshi iVisor XT and iVisor Glass for Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Serious protection for your Device



Moshi iVisor XT and iVisor Glass for Samsung Galaxy S5 ReviewWe’re big fans of Moshi‘s products here at AndroidSPIN – they’re not to everybody’s taste nor are they the most heavy duty accessories around, but they more than make up for it in style and functional quality. Today, we’ll be taking a look at two screen protectors that Moshi has made for the Samsung Galaxy S5, the iVisor XT and the iVisor Glass.

Moshi iVisor XT and iVisor Glass for Samsung Galaxy S5 ReviewWe’ll start with the iVisor Glass. As the name suggests, the iVisor Glass is a tempered glass screen protector that Moshi currently only has available for the Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5S/5C. Moshi claims that their screen protector features “an atomically-strengthened structure that is stronger than glass found in typical glass screen protectors”. A very impressive claim.

Moshi iVisor XT and iVisor Glass for Samsung Galaxy S5 ReviewApplying the iVisor Glass is extremely simple, with a suction cap provided to help you get that perfectly aligned installation, as well as for removing the protector. Moshi says that their proprietary design will prevent any bubbles ever forming under the screen when applying the screen protector, and we’re likely to believe them; I applied and re-applied the iVisor Glass several times and not once did I see any bubbles.

Moshi iVisor XT and iVisor Glass for Samsung Galaxy S5 ReviewNext, we’ll take a look at the iVisor XT. We’ve had a look at some of Moshi’s iVisor range before, in particular the iVisor Anti-Glare for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (read the full review here), and the iVisor XT is another screen protector in this line, this time made of plastic.


Moshi iVisor XT and iVisor Glass for Samsung Galaxy S5 ReviewThe iVisor XT is likewise very easy to apply with no risk of bubbles thanks to Moshi’s proprietary design. As you might expect from a plastic screen protector, you do feel a lot closer to the screen than with a glass one, and gives a great feel for the screen.


Moshi iVisor XT and iVisor Glass for Samsung Galaxy S5 Review
A neat thing for both these screen protectors is that they can be removed, cleaned off with water and reapplied, effectively extending their lives as screen protectors should you feel the need to try something else in-between. Regarding the toughness of these screen protectors, I didn’t put them through rigorous tests, but I can personally vouch for their performance – I have been using the iVisor Anti-Glare protector on my Note 2 since I reviewed it a year again and there are only a few minor cosmetic marks on it.

In terms of pricing, the iVisor XT will set you back $24.95 USD whereas the iVisor Glass will be $39.95 USD.

Moshi iVisor XT and iVisor Glass for Samsung Galaxy S5 ReviewIn closing, the iVisor XT and iVisor Glass looks like a fantastic way to protect your Galaxy S5 depending on the level of protection you want. Both of these screen protectors are premium quality, and come with a big personal recommendation from me. If you’re hoping to pick one up, you can check out the product page for the iVisor XT here and iVisor Glass here, or we’ve provided Amazon links below too.

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19
Aug
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Android Powered TouchPico pocket projector puts an 80-inch screen in your Pocket



Portable projectors aren’t a new thing. There have been a number of them over years that have popped up, the Brookstone Pocket Projector is one that we looked at a while back. Samsung even gave it a run with a pico projector of sorts built right into a phone. Sprint even has the LivePro . While I have seen a number of pico projectors that range in price tags, abilities and brightness, there are very few that can offer up an interactive touchscreen to the projection. TOuchPico Pico Projector with a Touch side The TouchPico uses an infrared stylus that allows you to touch the surface of where the image is projected, allowing you to play games and control applications like you would with your finger on your touchscreen. This alone gives the TOuchPico a pretty unique ability and a totally different set of use case scenarios. The TouchPico goes beyond just being an independent device though. It also offers up the ability, via its own Wi-Fi creation, the ability to mirror your Android devices screen through the TouchPico without the need for wires. The device also offers up your traditional HDMI in port, AV/VGA in port and USB OTG port as well. That expands the conectability to your laptop, digital camera and a plethora of other devices. It also offers a micro SD card slot along with an audio out port.

The TouchPico is an interesting enough device to take a look at. I can see a use for it with my wife and kids as a fun way to play a few games together on the wall and for watching movies in a more theater style experience without the higher price tag of a more traditional projector. As the video depicts, the TouchPico would be a pretty cool teaching tool that gets kids up and interacting digitally.


The IndieGoGo campaign started out on July 27th and was looking to raise a small $55,000 to get these off the ground. It didn’t take long for that goal to be met and exceeded. They are sitting at nearly 1000% of their goal, that’s $527,838. The first round of deliver devices is already sold out at the $349 early bird price tag. The second round of $150 is up for grabs at $379 now with about 114 units remaining. When the device launches it will retail for an expected $499, so getting in now does save you a little cash. They also still have a number of ‘pay later’ backing options where you pay $99 now and the remaining later. The company has also just launched a new Thank You Program too. You can find the link on the page, but basically if you share out the campaign with your referral link and people come fund the campaign you can earn some credit towards your own purchase. A good way to get an even steeper discount. Near as I can tell, the referral program will refund you all the way up to the cost of the TouchPico or $349 in cash. Not a bad incentive. You will need to make your pledge first though.

TouchJet is also very interested in bringing developers on board. If you are a developer and make a pledge to the program they will coordinate immediately with you offline and can have a TOuchPico in your hands in 2-3 weeks. If you create something special for the device they will be pre-install it to every TouchPico sold this year.

To get more details and to make your pledge, direct yourself over to the TouchPico IndieGoGo campaign page.


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15
Aug
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Navdy, the heads-up display (HUD) that can be used in your existing Car



navdyI don’t get excited often, but a new product called Navdy has me properly excited. Navdy is a heads-up display (or HUD) device that can be used in existing cars; previous concepts we’ve seen in this space have needed to be custom built into the car, so a standalone option that anybody can adopt in any car is naturally extremely attractive. Check out the video that shows Navdy in action:

Able to be used in all cars made after 1996, the Navdy uses unique display technology to make it see like the display is about 6 feet away, and is controlled without touch, only voice commands. It can even read out notifications you receive from messages or social media, is compatible with iOS and Android, but its prime use is sure to be turn-by-turn car navigation directions displayed on the HUD right in front of the driver.

Navdy has just started taking preorders for the HUD device and has since broken $1 million in preorder sales in just its first week, eclipsing its intended target of $60,000 – that target tumbled in the first 2 hours. If you’re interested in preordering this nifty little gadget before it ships in 2015, you can put your hard-earned cash at www.navdy.com/preorder. The Navdy unit will set you back $299 USD, a 40% discount on the expected retail price ($499) of the device, with global shipping to be added on top of that.


 

Press Release

Navdy, the First Head-Up Display (HUD) That Works in Any Car Surpasses $1 Million in Pre-Sales in the First Week of its Campaign

SAN FRANCISCO– (August 14, 2014) – Today Navdy, the breakthrough HUD that allows drivers to view information from their smartphone as a transparent image floating outside of their car’s windshield, is announcing an incredible milestone. Navdy surpassed $1 million dollars in sales just one week into its pre-order campaign, hitting its original goal of $60,000 in just two hours.  Demand was so strong that during the first 24 hours of launch a Navdy device was being ordered on average every minute.

This incredible early adoption validates the company’s mission to make the experience of using smartphone apps in the car easy, safer and intuitive.  With Navdy, drivers no longer need to look down and fumble around with their phone to navigate, communicate or control their music.

Navdy’s instant success can be attributed to its advanced projection display, user-friendly touch-less gesture controls and comprehensive functionality. While competitors are working with auto manufacturers to build an infotainment system to be sold as expensive option packages for new cars, Navdy is the world’s first true HUD that works in the car you own on both iOS and Android and can be easily installed or shared between multiple cars.

You can still pre-order Navdy during its campaign at http://navdy.com/preorder.

To see how Navdy works check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKL4PJICS40

Navdy is the world’s first in-car platform that offers:

¦     Advanced display technology:  Projects a transparent image directly within your field of view that appears to float six feet in front of your windshield so you can maintain your focus on the road while viewing navigation instructions, incoming calls, speed, etc.  It’s the same technology used by airline pilots to keep their eyes on the runway while landing an airplane.

¦     Works in any car: The device can be easily mounted on any car dashboard.

¦     Intuitive touch-less gesture and voice controls: You never need to look away from the road while using Navdy. Glance-able apps are controlled with intuitive touch-less hand gestures, while voice recognition lets you ask for directions. Navdy’s noise cancellation technology and wide angle gesture sensors are specifically designed to create an optimal driving experience.

¦     All the apps you need:  Navdy works with navigation apps such as Google Maps for turn by turn directions, and music apps such as Spotify, Pandora, iTunes Music and Google Play Music. Navdy can read aloud or display notifications from text messages or social media apps, subject to Parental Control settings.  Navdy is compatible with iPhone (iOS 7+) and Android (4.3+) smartphones.

¦     Integrated with your car:  Navdy links to your car and is able to display information such as your speed, RPM, miles-to-empty, fuel economy stats, tire-pressure warning or battery-voltage warning from the car’s computer, all presented on your windshield within your field of view.  For the first time driver’s can customize their dashboard.

¦     Tuned for the driver: Critical information like turn-by-turn directions and your speed do not disappear when a phone call comes in the way your navigation app disappears to the background on a smartphone when a call comes in.  The information you need, when you need it is always present and clearly within your field of view.

Pricing & Availability

Navdy is still available at the introductory price of $299, a 40% discount from its projected retail price of $499.  Early customers will also be rewarded for spreading the word to their friends and family; every time someone buys Navdy from your referral you’ll earn a $30 discount, which means after 10 referrals your Navdy is free!  Early customers will also have the chance to vote on which smartphone apps and features they’d like Navdy to support when it ships in early 2015.

About Navdy

Navdy is based in the Mission District of San Francisco.  It was founded by entrepreneur Doug Simpson and serial inventor Karl Guttag, and is supported by a highly accomplished veteran team.  In 2013 it went through the acclaimed Highway 1 Incubator program and continues to work closely with Highway 1’s parent, PCH International, whose world class supply chain and manufacturing capabilities are used by companies such as Apple, Beats, and Google. For more information visit:http://www.navdy.com


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