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CE Today 9/13/23: News from Toshiba, OtterBox, & Wellysis

CE Today 9/13/23: News from Toshiba, OtterBox, & Wellysis

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

Introducing the Toshiba Z870 TV 

The Z870 TV by Toshiba TV. Image courtesy of PRNewswire.

Today, Toshiba TV announced the Z870 as its latest addition to its fleet of high-resolution TVs and displays. The main attraction to the Z870 is its Mini LED 4K display that delivers deep contrast and accurate color to capture every detail to provide an immersive entertainment experience. Quantum Dot Color is to thank for producing vibrant and accurate colors per frame on the Z870. The in-fitted REGZA Engine ZR performs behind the scenes to enhance each visual element, delivering a clear output that is visually stunning. 

Gamers can rejoice with the Z870’s 144Hz display, which is designed to address lags and frame drops that could disrupt gameplay. Features like Game Mode Pro and AMD FreeSync Premium keep the gameplay going by ensuring that onscreen play is fluid and responsive and guaranteeing seamless gameplay by eliminating screen tearing and stuttering, respectively. 

Complementing the high-resolution and -performance of the Z870 is the advanced audio output comprising the REGZA Bass Woofer Pro, ZR 2.1.2 Surround Sound System, and Front Firing Speaker. 

OtterBox Unveils New Line of Cases for iPhone 15 

The popular protective case brand OtterBox has released a new line of iPhone 15 cases after the launch of the new smartphone was announced at Apple’s event on September 12. The new cases will be compatible with the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. They are also MagSafe and are all made with 50 percent recycled materials. 

The Symmetry Series Soft Touch for MagSafe case for iPhone 15 Pro Max in the color Beet It. Image courtesy of OtterBox.

The Symmetry Series Soft Touch is a slim, smooth-to-the-touch line of MagSafe cases with OtterBox Drop+ protection and a raised beveled edge to keep the screen and camera safe. The Soft Touch line comes in semi-transparent black, pink, and yellow. The Symmetry Series from OtterBox also offers a variety of cases in various graphics and colors.

The Defender Series XT for MagSafe case for iPhone 15 Pro in the color Emerald Isle. Image courtesy of OtterBox.

The Defender Series XT is a new take on the Defender Series, featuring a slimmer profile while still being protective and durable. The rugged design is composed of clean lines and features a comfortable grip with a raised edge to protect the display. It also includes an integrated lanyard attachment for more ways to carry. The cases in this line are MagSafe-compatible. 

“OtterBox has 25 years of expertise in protection and our case offerings have evolved to not only keep devices safe, but also acknowledge personal style preferences,” said OtterBox CEO JC Richardson in a press release. “The new Symmetry Series Soft Touch goes beyond aesthetics to take tactile preferences into account, too. Our engineers are constantly innovating in design and in materials to deliver the cases we know iPhone users will love.” 

OtterBox Symmetry Series Soft Touch, Defender Series XT and the rest of the portfolio for the new iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max are available now on otterbox.com

Wellysis Achieves FDA Marketing Clearance for S-Patch Ex in US 

Video courtesy of Wellysis.

Wellysis, a spin-off company from Samsung SDS, announced its wearable electrocardiography (ECG) patch, S-Patch Ex, was cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 30 for marketing in the US. The product previously received the EU’s CE Mark in May 2021 and is currently being exported to 14 countries worldwide. S-Patch Ex is used predominantly on patients with symptoms such as palpitations. Most recently, the device is also used in research with long COVID patients for ECG monitoring in institutions such as Stanford University in the US and Liverpool Hospital in Australia. 

The S-Patch Ex is an ECG and heart rate recording device designed for use by healthcare professionals and patients both in home and clinical settings. It is embedded with Samsung Electronics’ next-generation bio-processor to ensure the accurate capture of ECG waveforms at a continuous stream of 256 samples per second. Weighing 9g, the S-Patch Ex is lightweight and delivers continuous test duration. It also integrates with mobile phones, tablets, and watches and is compatible with commercially available electrodes and batteries. Furthermore, the S-Patch Ex is reusable and equipped with waterproof and dustproof features, boasting an IP55 rating, ensuring durability in various conditions. 

“S-Patch Ex is designed with a patient-centric approach to ensure their comfort and ease of use in most daily activities. It also provides the most accurate information to the physicians. We are excited to introduce its outstanding features to the US market base with the FDA clearance in the US,” said Young Juhn, CEO and Founder of Wellysis in a press release

The S-Patch Ex is expected to be launched in the US market in September through partnerships with service and platform providers.