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CE Today 8/14/23: News from Technics, Boogie Board, & vivo

CE Today 8/14/23: News from Technics, Boogie Board, and vivo

Explore the latest trends and news in the CE (Consumer Electronics) Space. Stay tuned daily for more updates. 

The EAH-AZ40M2 Are Next Generation of Technics True Wireless Earbuds 

Video courtesy of Technics.

On August 14, Technics, a brand name of hi-fi audio products owned by the Panasonic Corporation, announced the release of its new compact, lightweight True Wireless earbuds, the EAH-AZ40M2

The EAH-AZ40M2 earbuds have a 6mm driver that delivers clear sound with considerable range and depth. The acoustic control chamber optimizes airflow to deliver natural-sounding vocals and resonant bass. The harmonizer adds to the earbuds’ immersive quality by smoothing out trebles to create a dynamic range of sound. Unlike its predecessors, the EAH-AZ40M2 earbuds feature Technics’ Active Noise Canceling Technology that suppresses exterior noise to deliver a high level of noise-canceling. The earbuds also can operate for seven hours on a single charge and up to 24 hours with the compact carrying case. 

There are also several new features of the EAH-AZ40M2:  

  • Multipoint connections with up to three Bluetooth devices simultaneously. 
  • Two MEMS mics that actively isolate users’ voices and reduce surrounding noise with beamforming technology to deliver clear audio for calls 
  • Unique ambient sound modes ‘Natural Ambient’ and ‘Attention’ 
  • Smart capability with the technics Audio Connect app, where users can easily configure, control, and customize their audio experience with the EAH-AZ40M earbuds. 

The EAH-AZ40M2 ($169.99), as well as the EAH-AZ80 ($299.99) and EAH-AZ60M2 ($249.99), will be available on Technics.com, Best Buy and Amazon in August. 

Boogie Board Introduces Three New LCD Tablets 

The Boogie Board Magic Sketch Glow. Image courtesy of Kent Displays, Inc.

Boogie Board, the creator of reusable writing, drawing, and creativity products for home, work, and play has announced three new launches to its Magic Sketch and Sketch Pals product lines. Using reflex display technology via LCDs that make markings on the reusable board erasable with the press of a button, Boogie Board provides sustainable products that promote creativity and decrease clutter.  

“All Boogie Board toy products use patented LCD technology to provide kids a unique outlet for creativity that doesn’t require a screen,” said Hunter Morris, VP of Product Strategy and Marketing, Boogie Board at Kent Displays, Inc. “These are toys with built-in developmental and educational benefits that are ideal for at home or on the go.” 

The Boogie Board Magic Sketch Glow is the newest extension of the brand’s Magic Sketch line. Magic Sketch Glow offers a mess-free glow-in-the-dark play option that easily converts when the lights are on with eight templates to draw or trace in Colorburst writing. The Magic Sketch Glow is available at an MSRP of $29.99.  

The award-winning Sketch Pals line is growing with three Forest Friends characters: Felix the Fox, Morris the Moose, and Izzy the Owl. The Forest Friends characters are clippable to the Boogie Board and provide kids with the perfect creative companion. The tethered stylus ensures all the play pieces stay together. Available at an MSRP of $19.99 each. 

The Magic Sketch Creativity Kit is a young artist’s dream, featuring a reusable Colorburst drawing board, 18 templates, and two additional styluses. The kit also comes with a clear storage bag to keep the tools safely in one spot. The Magic Sketch Creativity Kit is available at an MSRP of $34.99. 

All are available for purchase on myboogieboard.com as well as select mass retailers and specialty toy locations. 

Meet the New V29 from vivo 

The vivo V29 in Peak Blue. Image courtesy of vivo.

On August 13, vivo unveiled the V29 as the latest smartphone from its V series that boasts a powerful design and an advanced range of features. The V29 features a 120 Hz 1.5K AMOLED display and a 6.78″ 3D curved screen. It also has an impressive resolution of 1.5K and a super-high pixel density of 452 PPI, which complements its ability to showcase 1.07 billion colors and a DCI-P3 cinema-grade color gamut nicely. Its Memory Booster offers abundant storage and ample support with 12 GB RAM + 8 GB Extended RAM. To ensure speedy charging and reliable long-term usage, the V29 contains an updated 80W FlashCharge and 4600 mAh (TYP) battery. 

The V29’s rear camera has an expanded 15.6 mm diameter ring light, allowing it to perform high-quality low-light and night photography. The 50 MP HD front camera possesses an expanded field view and autofocus capabilities. The Aura Light feature also provides studio-quality photos with its three-dimensional lighting effects that create even-lighted photos thanks to a light-emitting area nine times larger than a standard flash. The Smart Color Temperature Adjustment feature of the V29 is a lighting designer in users’ pockets, enabling an environment to become photogenic. This feature is enhanced by the 50 MP OIS Ultra-Sensing Camera, which allows the device to capture high-quality night images. 

Starting August 13, the V29 is available in over 39 markets, including India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Turkey, Mexico and the selected European markets. Availability, pricing, and model specifications may vary depending on local market conditions and consumer preferences, according to a press release. The V29 from vivo is available in the colors Peak Blue, Starry Purple, Velvet Red, and Noble Black.