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The Joy Factory debuts wearable tech, charging devices


The Joy Factory ( will unveil a suite of digital companion products to complement devices such as the iPad, smartphones and e-Readers at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place Jan, 10-13 in Las Vegas. The products include:

° The US$49.95 Zip Mini Touch-n-go Multi-Charging Station (pictured) — it features a black circular charging pad design to charge multiple devices at the same time with its “ZipTail” charging receivers. With the included 2100mA power adapter, it can charge up to four cellular phones at once, depending on the power transformer on the device. The Zip Mini comes with a starter kit that includes one micro USB and one Apple 30-pin connector. Additional receivers can be purchased separately.

° MagConnect Mounting Solutions — The Joy Factory’s $89.95 product suite of MagConnect mounting solutions is constructed of carbon fiber for maximum durability. Featuring auto racing-type styling, the carbon fiber is light weight and supports the iPad 2. The magnetic ball and socket easily connects to the tablet case with a secure locking mechanism and works in sync with the articulated arm to rotate 360 degrees for greater viewing angles in landscape and portrait modes and retracts for quick storage.

° Paladin Waterproof & Rugged Case for iPad 2 — Building on the company’s success of the RainBallet waterproof case for the iPhone, The Joy Factory has adopted the waterproof technology and added new innovative features for the iPad 2. The $100 case meets the qualification of IPX 7 waterproof standard, meaning that it can withstand immersion in water up to one meter for 30 minutes. The case also meets the standard of military grade shockproof MIL-STD-810F.

Camera openings on the front and back of the case allow users to take advantage of the tablet’s camera and FaceTime features. All buttons on the Paladin are fully accessible, as are the charging port and the headphone jack.

° e-Glove — The Joy Factory’s new capacitive screen-compatible gloves are designed to work in sync with today’s tablets and smartphones. All 10 of the $24.95 gloves’ fingertips respond to the users’ touch on the gadget’s screen. Made of knitted acrylic fiber, the gloves are available in gray and gray/black color combinations.

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