PRESS RELEASE: TEK4KIDZ ONLINE APP MAKING COURSE FREE GIVEAWAY, ONE DAY ONLY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 AT TEK4KIDZ.COM
Cerritos, CA (September 1, 2017) –Tek4Kidz.com, an online educational tech company, is offering a trial version of their kid-tested, mom-approved coding course as a free giveaway. For one day only – September 4, 2017 – you can sign-up to receive unlimited access to one of their online coding courses. Regularly priced at $149 US, this is an incredible offer. . Through their innovative approach to teaching coding, Tek4Kidz is revolutionizing the industry in their quest to make coding easily accessible to all kids. Within a safe and unintimidating interface, kids can work at their own pace as they gain confidence and familiarity with the programming environment. Geared toward the 7 to 12 age range, the lessons are bite-sized, fun and highly interactive, implementing the apprenticeship approach, where kids learn how to code from the outside in.
From the very first lesson, kids will be coding, creating apps and fostering their natural excitement for the world of computer programming. Best of all, when their projects are finished, they can run their creations on any Apple or Android device with the free Tek4Kidz App Launcher, available on iTunes or Google Play!
For one day only, you can get the trial version of their coding course absolutely free. This includes unlimited online access allowing kids to tinker and play to their heart’s content. The regular version is valued at $149, so this free giveaway is something you don’t want to miss out on. But hurry, the free giveaway is only available on September 4, 2017.
To take advantage of this free offer, go to https://www.tek4kidz.com/promo/playground.
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GOgroove® introduces New BassPULSE 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Speakers
(Westlake Village, Calif) – The BassPULSE 5.1 is the newest addition to the GOgroove® product line and packs a powerful 5.1 surround sound experience, providing users with 360 degrees of audio immersion. The BassPULSE 5.1 features bass, volume, and LED controls. For users with a 5.1 enabled sound card the 5.1 surround sound feature provides a visceral pulse of sound throughout the room, taking gaming, music and movies to the next level.
For gamers, this innovative speaker system widens the audio range and offers directional perception for incoming threats. Immersing gamers in a 3D audio experience, users have the ability to hear someone sneaking up from behind, and can identify which direction gun shots are coming from. The BassPULSE 5.1 allows users to enjoy a new level of awareness that is sure to improve the kill ratios. In addition, gamers are engrossed in a room-filling audio experience, true surround sound audio experience at an affordable price. The BassPULSE 5.1 is also perfect for PC users who just want to enjoy their media with an added level of audio depth.
One of the key features of the BassPULSE 5.1 is the ability to switch from 5.1 surround sound to standard 2.1 for users that want to play music from their phone, TV or other devices. Thanks to the 2.1 mode, this universal sound system can play audio from any device with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. In addition to high-quality sound, setting up the BassPULSE 5.1 speaker is fast and easy (unlike most 5.1 systems on the market). All audio cables are color coded, making setup and installation seamless, hassle-free endeavor.
What sets this speaker system apart is the unique fusion of quality audio and bold aesthetics. With clear, LED illuminated acrylic components and sleek, black knobs and subwoofer housing, the design of the BassPULSE is very eye-catching. When pulse mode is activated, the BassPULSE 5.1’s LEDs will power on and pulsate to heavy bass – further immersing users in their favorite games, movies, and other media. Watching your speaker’s LED lights fire to explosions, gunfire, and other effects is thrilling – and truly something that must be experienced to be understood.
The BassPULSE 5.1 also features 5 neodymium full-range satellite speakers with 5-watts of power in each and a side-firing 10-watt subwoofer making this a fully loaded system. Whether you are an avid computer gamer, someone who enjoys watching movies at your PC, or just want to enjoy your favorite album in surround sound, the BassPULSE 5.1 speaker system is a must-have.
Accessory Power is located in the rolling hills of Southern California. Over the past 30 years we have grown to be an internationally recognized design and manufacturing consumer electronics company, with offices in United States, Asia and Europe.
The only Alexa-Enabled device with a built in touchscreen extends early bird pricing
New York, March 31, 2017 – The Clarity Speaker, the first standalone device to provide access to both Alexa and Google voice services, has announced the extension of its presale campaign to April 30, 2017, following an overwhelming response. Clarity, which is also the first and only Alexa-enabled product to boast a fully-featured touchscreen, has also announced that it will offer access to both Google Now and Google Assistant when it ships in June, well ahead of the rumored Amazon Echo touchscreen.
From blasting out favorite Spotify playlists to watching blockbuster movies, the android-powered touchscreen speaker offers great entertainment capabilities and acts as the hub for smart home automation while offering the power and skills of both Alexa and Google voice assistants. Clarity fuses the convenience and functionality of a conventional tablet with the dynamic possibilities of a smart voice-activated, connected speaker. During the extended presale period, Clarity can be purchased for $149 ahead of its shipping price of $199.
Clarity is a powerful, super lightweight, super portable Bluetooth and WiFi connected speaker, ideal for listening to music, podcasts or audio books. Content can be played from connected personal devices, internet radio stations or streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora.
Its two 5-watt speakers and spacious sound chambers deliver exceptional sound performance, and at just 2lbs with a six hour playback battery life, Clarity can be enjoyed anywhere.
Two Voices Are Better Than one
Clarity is the first device to allow people to use both the Amazon Alexa and Google voice assistants. A range of service and skills can be accessed through simple voice commands, such as “Alexa read the news”, “Alexa play Adele”, “Hey Google show me the route to the office” and “OK Google set my alarm for 7 a.m.” Because Clarity also has a built in touchscreen, it can display as well as play results found by these services.
Hub of the Connected Home
With Clarity, users can control and manage every aspect of the connected home. Using voice commands to control Alexa or Google, or leveraging the 7-inch touchscreen, users can control a range of devices including Nest, TP-Link, Samsung SmartThings, Insteon, Ecobee, Wemo and Hue Personal Wireless Lighting.
There’s an App for That
Clarity’s 7-inch touchscreen and built in camera allows it act as an android powered tablet providing access to apps and services you would find on any traditional device. From watching Netflix movies to video chatting and Skyping with family and friends, users can access and enjoy any of their favorite apps from the Google Play store.
Tech Specs and Availability
Clarity will ship in June 2017, priced $199. An early bird price of $149 is available through to April 30, 2017, on Indiegogo. Its full features include:
- Compact lightweight design – Dimensions 326 x 110 x 160mm | weight 2lbs
- 7-inch multi-touch screen with 1280×800 resolution
- Advanced near and far field capabilities
- Alexa, Google Assistant and Google Now enabled
- Powered by quad-core CPU
- Two 5-watt speakers
- Two megapixel camera
- 16G internal memory with expandable storage via Micro SD cards available
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 1600 mAh Li-Poly battery providing six hours of audio and 2.5 hours of video playback
- WiFi (2.4G and 5G Dual-Band) and Bluetooth (4.0) connectivity
Clarity is designed and manufactured by Pan Sea Co., Ltd., a company with a proven track record specializing in intelligent electro-acoustic products such as SoundPad. Its team has more than 20 years of experience in consumer electronics and acoustic technology and has spent three years developing Clarity.
“The response and demand for Clarity has been fantastic, beating all of our expectations,” said Dake Liu, CEO of Pan Sea Co. “We are proud to have developed an intuitive device with a number of industry firsts and are extending our presale campaign after popular demand to give even more people the chance to secure the Clarity Speaker at a discounted price.”
For further information visit www.clarityspeaker.com
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XOOLOO LAUNCHES DIGITAL COACH APP FOR TEENS AND ANNOUNCES FULL U.S. LAUNCH
New family device management solution puts teens in control of data to teach positive media habits and brings France’s successful Xooloo App Kids to the U.S.
San Francisco, CA – – Today, family device management company Xooloo (www.xooloo.com) launches Xooloo Digital Coach, its first product aimed at providing teens and parents with insight into teen media usage. Xooloo Digital Coach empowers teens to use relevant data and metrics to explore new technology responsibly. Xooloo is also announcing its global expansion from France to the United States, making Xooloo’s successful children’s app Xooloo Kids, available in the US, for younger kids to safely use their parents’ devices. Together, both Xooloo Digital Coach and Xooloo App Kids, now available via Google Play on Android, help families manage all aspects of their digital lives.
Xooloo Digital Coach enables pre-teens and teens to autonomously learn to understand and manage time spent on their devices through real time in-app notifications, self-monitoring dashboards and benchmarks of their phone and app time usage. It also lets teens view data on what their peers are consuming to give a realistic understanding of how their usage compares to other teens, prompting them to practice better digital habits (ex: How much time 14 year olds in their area are spending on Instagram per day).
Xoolo Digital Coach is managed through the corresponding app, Xooloo Parents, which gives parents insight into their teens’ digital landscape and the ability to have a comprehensive view of multiple children’s habits. Using the Xooloo Parents dashboard, parents use the data and metrics they are provided to set more effective and fair rules for their children as well as create custom boundaries per child. Parents are able to set time limits for individual apps or disable certain apps at specific times of the day (ex. No games or Snapchat after 10pm).
“Our goal is to empower children and teens to be responsible digital citizens. We strongly believe in facilitating open conversations between parents and their children about their digital habits,” says Gregory Veret, Founder and CEO of Xooloo. “We’re excited that Xooloo’s apps can open up that dialogue and encourage parents and children to work together in this space.”
For younger children without a personal device, Xooloo App Kids allows parents to safely share and transform their smartphones and tablets into a child’s personalized space that is fun for the little ones with approved games, apps, contacts, secure browsing, and more.
Xooloo Digital Coach (Ages 10+) Available through Xooloo Family Pack
(managed by the companion Parents app)
Self – Regulation: Digital Coach helps teens and their parents see a full picture of their app and internet usage, with personalized advice given by Digital Coach to help teens adjust their habits. With this ability, parents can give a sense of autonomy to their children, allowing them to build responsible digital habits for themselves.
Real time insights + benchmarks: By showing how teens compare to peers to help them understand how their usage stacks up, teens can analyze and adjust how much time they are spending on apps, social media, and the internet accordingly and parents understand how their kids compare to their peers, allowing them to set realistic expectations.
Time Requests: Teens can send their parents requests for additional time in certain apps, and view notifications that their parents have sent via the companion Parents app. Teens can also receive extra time-in-app rewards for practicing great digital habits.
Privacy is respected: There’s no geo tracking software and the content of messages or phone calls is never exposed.
“Dinner Time” feature: Parents can temporarily disables phones for a desired amount of time, giving families the option for tech-free dinners and meetings.
In-app Notifications: Children have free range to download apps, and parents receive a notification on their companion Parents app so that they can assess whether each one is appropriate without being intrusive.
Xooloo Kids (For Ages 8 and Under) – Available through Xooloo Family Pack
Security: Parents can turn their existing device into a safe device for children; parent’s existing settings, contacts, messages, and apps remain secure while the child has access to the device, giving parents peace of mind.
Time Management: Parents can set quotas and time slots for each day of the week to limit the time spent on a device.
Fun Zone: Children can easily enjoy a selection of games approved by their parents and watch cartoons on Xooloo TV.
Pricing Details (After initial free 30 day trial)
For more information, please visit Xooloo’s website: www.xooloo.com
Xooloo creates innovative solutions designed for kids that allows them to access their favorite technology without restrictions. Xooloo launched its suite of apps, Xooloo Digital Coach, Xooloo Parents and Xooloo Kids, in France by siblings Gregory and Aurore Veret and has recently expanded to the U.S. in 2017. Xooloo Digital Coach and Xooloo Kids are available for download on Google Play, companion app Xooloo Parents is available on iOS and Android.