Cesium’s iPhone X Picks Protect it!

You’ve heard it here first… Well, not quite… but just in case you had no idea, Apple’s latest and greatest has finally hit stores. As of this morning, The iPhone X has arrived and although its’ ”front and back are made from the most durable glass ever”, it wouldn’t hurt to protect it. Some Apple users around the globe have already taken to the web to share their photos of broken devices, so we thought we’d put a quick list of iPhone X compatible products you might want to stock up on!

 

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Source: http://bgr.com/2017/11/03/iphone-x-case-needed-cracks-easily/

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Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5046369/Apple-fans-smashed-iPhone-X-day.html

 

iPhone X – Drop Protection

1. Otterbox | From Defenders to sleeker protection, like Symmetry models, Otterbox has got you covered when it comes to certified drop protection!

Shop Otterbox for iPhone X

 

2. Griffin | Check out products from the SURVIVOR series. The name says it all!

Shop Griffin for iPhone X

 

3. UAG | These rugged, lightweight, drop-tested cases are ”ready for any adventure!”

Shop  Urban Armor Gear for iPhone X

 

4. blu element | Enter the DropZone!

Shop blu element for iPhone X

 

 

Screen Protectors for iPhone X

  1. Otterbox Clearly Protected for iPhone X

2. Blu Element Tempered Glass for iPhone X

3. Blu Element 30 Curved Gass (Case Friendly) for iPhone X – Black

4. Moshi AirFoil Glass for iPhone X – Clear

 

 

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About Wireless Charging

 

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Remember growing up and watching The Jetsons? That futuristic animated series that played on our T.V.s in the 1960s and 1980s, but was based in the 2060s? If you did, then it probably left you wondering what the future would have in store for us? This pop culture reference would not make sense to many millennials, but living in a very technology-centric society does make us wonder what the next advancements will bring us and what kind of impact they will have on our everyday lives.

Wireless charging has been around for a while and available for many different types of devices, but it is taking a bigger place in our lives with the mobile world embracing this technology and making sure that its newly released handsets are compatible with it.

You might have a few questions about this, so we thought we would answer them!

Why should Wireless Charging matter to me?

It’s simple! Wireless Charging is growing and is expected to reach 25 billion USD by 2023, according to a research by Global Market Insight, Inc.  Apple’s recent announcement that the technology will be used for their iPhone is said to be the reason for a spike in demand in consumer applications.

 

How do I know how to identify a CERTIFIED wireless device?

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Yes, the word certified is key! When it comes to wireless charging, look for the Qi logo to ensure that the product has passed Qi certification tests. This will prove that it is certified and thus reliable. You can also visit the Wireless Power Consortium website to check if the product is certified.

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But… what is Qi?

Qi, also known as ”power transfer”, is the wireless technology that allows for power to be transferred through inductive charging. It was developed by WPC (Wireless Power Consortium), a company that is ”building a future where all battery operated products can be charged without messy cables.” as it describes itself.

What products would Cesium recommend for Wireless Charging? 

Ventev has great options when it comes to wireless charging, 1 of which being the      Fast Wireless Charger featured below – Qi inductive wireless charging technology allows you to wirelessly power your compatible device by simply placing it directly on the pad. Cesium is now taking Pre-Orders.

 

 

Click  below to see this video by Ventev about Wireless Technology. 

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iOttie is also a great option for reliable Wireless Charging technology. A great example would be its Easy One Touch 4 Wireless Qi Charging Car Mount.

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More information about the Wireless Charging technology …

Simple. Efficient. Safe.

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Reach out to your Account Manager for additional information about Wireless Charging and solutions offered by Cesium Telecom.

 

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Cesium’s Picks!

Everyone has a favourite product… Something that facilitates their day to day in our technologically advanced era. Well, we at Cesium are no different! We suggest products to clients for their stores, but we also have our personal favourites and thought we would put a list together just for you. Perhaps you’ll discover something new? Scroll down to take a look at Cesium’s Picks!

 

  1. Did you say WATERPROOF?!  |  Click here for product info

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Dorron, Ontario Account Manager,  loves the LifeProof Fre for his Samsung GS7 (also available for Android and Apple devices). I use it as a backup case for when I’m traveling. I like to bring my phone to the pool or the beach, so the LifeProof case is great because I don’t have to worry about the phone falling in the sand or water.

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2. Your pet will give up on destroying THIS cable!  | Click here for product info

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Everyone LOVES cats… well… Cesium’s Business Developer, Timothy, certainly does and he praises the durability of the Native Union‘s Night Cable. ”My cat has destroyed at least 20 charging cables before this one, but doesn’t go near it after having tried to chew on it only once”.  Oh, and did we mention that this charging cable comes with a lifetime warranty?

Jay, Retail Account Manager from Toronto, also loves the Native Union Night Cable! ”Charges quick. Looks great and can be used as a weapon if someone breaks into my house in the middle of the night.Disclaimer: Jay is only kidding and Cesium does not recommend this product be used as a weapon, but this joke truly speaks to the cable’s robust and reliable nature. Native Union’s Night Cable is also available in Marine and Taupe.

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3. Don’t go on road trips without the Tylt 7X Smart Charger!  |  Click here for product info

Darren, product enthusiast and Account Manager out of Alberta, swears by this portable power block. ”The Qualcomm 3.0 Quick Charging is perfect for any Android device!” and Darren loves it because it allows you to charge multiple devices once. Don’t be fooled by its compact size, as it packs a lot of power,  13,400 mAh to be exact, and has a built-in USB-C cable.

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4. It charges (almost) everything!   |  Click here for product info

Ever get to a gathering or party and a friend or family member is desperately looking for a charger for their phone? For a moment, you think you can help them before you realize that you have a lightning connector while they need a Type-C… Well, not with the Nomad Ultra Rugged Universal cable! The name says it, it’s universal, so you can charge different devices with it. That’s exactly what our Warehouse Manager, Thomas loves about this product: ”I can charge Micro USB, Lightning, and USB-C all with the same cable”. This isn’t just great for helping out a friend in need, it also comes in handy if you have several phones or tablets at home!

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5. Stay connected… but safe!  |  Click here for product info

For an Account Manager, like our trusty Anna out of Ontario, who happens to work on the road quite a bit, a good car mount is essential when it comes to staying safe on the road. Anna says that this car mount is ”super easy to install. The Easy One-Touch system allows for the mounting and releasing of the device with just the push of a finger.  Easier to manage the use of my phone as it helps me keep my eyes on the road. Top mount rotates 360 degrees which adjusts to face the driver or passenger side”.

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Cesium Profile | Darren

CESIUM PROFILE | DARREN 

”Technology, mobile phone accessories and cool stuff…reviewed”.

Darren Zakowsky has been with Cesium Telecom for 4 years, now. It is no secret to his teammates and clients that he is a dedicated Account Manager. Everyone knows him as an individual who is not only passionate about advising his clients but also about products and technology, in general. Even if you don’t know him, having read this short introduction, it should come as no surprise that Darren also dedicates some of his free time to technology. For a little over a year now, he has been posting product reviews and unboxing videos to his YouTube channel Zak Tech Reviews. We asked Darren to describe his channel:  ”[In a nutshell, it’s] technology, mobile phone accessories and cool stuff…reviewed”. The ultimate goal of Zak Tech Reviews is for people to learn more about products. “If I can help […] an end-user make a purchase decision, then I’ve accomplished what I wanted,” Darren says.

A Channel’s Evolution

Creating a product review video might seem like an easy task, but it involves many hours of work, from filming to editing, posting regularly, and building and keeping a faithful audience. Darren started out with a written version of his reviews. After a bit of blogging, he decided to transition to video. In his beginnings, his equipment consisted of an iOttie car mount and a Pixel XL phone. The editing was done on YouTube Editor. The quality was not important to him at the time. The goal was to inform viewers and customers about the best products out there and share an entertaining sneak peek from a consumer experience point of view. Seeing his viewership grow and encouraged by his family, Darren decided to invest in his equipment. He is now filming with a Sony 4k camera, using a Joby tripod and uses HitFilm for editing. The quality may have changed, but the formula remains the same. Darren likes to keep it simple. A typical review of his will consists of an unboxing and a demonstration of how the product works without getting overly technical or critical. “People want to see that,” Darren says, and we couldn’t agree more. In a very tech-savvy era such as ours, and considering the accessibility to information the internet offers, product reviews have an important place in how consumers and buyers educate themselves before making a purchase decision.

The quality may have changed, but the formula remains the same. Darren likes to keep it simple. A typical review of his will consists of an unboxing and a demonstration of how the product works without getting overly technical or critical. “People want to see that,” Darren says, and we couldn’t agree more. In a very tech-savvy era such as ours, and considering the accessibility to information the internet offers, product reviews have an important place in how consumers and buyers educate themselves before making a purchase decision.

Darren posts videos to YouTube weekly and he is proud to say that he does it all himself! His dedication has allowed him to produce and share over 50 videos in the last months and his subscriptions and viewership (upwards of 7000 views in a 90 day period!) keep growing and growing.

Many of Darren’s reviewed products are available at cesiumonline.com (light sabers not included!)… Scroll down to take a look at some of our favourite Zak Tech reviews and head over to Darren’s channel to click subscribe and stay up to date with the latest and greatest in terms of mobile accessory solutions and other tech items.

YouTube   |   Instagram   |  Twitter  |  Official Website

 

Otterbox Cases for Samsung Galaxy S8 Unboxing / Demo    

Watch the video here | Buy Here |

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Blu Element 3D Curved Glass Screen Pro – Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ Unboxing  

Watch the video here | Buy  Here |

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Nomad Leather Lineup Unboxing                                                                                        

Watch the video here  |  Buy Here |

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Leave a comment below and let us know which one is your favourite

How do people break their devices?

I was rushing to leave home yesterday morning and dropped my phone. I had a sparkly fashion case on it, which cracked on impact, but allowed my device to escape the unfortunate event unscathed. Phew! Although I was relieved, I couldn’t help but wonder how often this happens to other people.  After a bit of research, I noticed that according to several sources on the internet, this is a very common occurrence among smartphone users. Some would even call it an epidemic.

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A survey conducted by Digitaltrends.com found that 50% of people, on a global scale, have experienced a broken smartphone screen. 

 

 

My most common M.O. for breaking a phone usually involves it slipping out of my hand and landing on a hard surface. This has happened to me more times than I care to admit, so I thought it would be interesting to find out how other people in the same boat break their devices.

HOW DO PEOPLE BREAK THEIR DEVICES?

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Data from pcadvisor.com

My next line of questioning revolved around what people who never drop their phones do differently. Luckily, PureWow.com/tech had the same question and conducted a survey which yielded these 6 tricks about how to avoid breaking your device:

  • Protect it with a good case
  • Stow it away (In your purse, briefcase…)
  • Avoid water (at all costs!)
  • Never walk and text
  • Keep it out of your toddler’s hands

 

This is great advice, overall, but somewhat limiting, except for the one about getting a good case. A smartphone represents an important investment. It is not only likely to be upwards of $500, but such devices have seen an evolution over the years, going from a simple telephone to important communication and work tools. With this in mind, why not take preventative measures to ensure their intended or even prolonged lifetime?

Here are some Cesium tips and tricks, as well as some suggested products:

Tips & Tricks…

1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT CASE FOR YOU…

or the type of activity you’ll be taking your phone on!

The average consumer might need a different kind of case if they are surfing the internet from their couch than if they are off hiking a mountain. UAG‘s cases cater to the thrill-seeker in you, with their rugged, lightweight, drop-tested protection. How can you go wrong with military tested protection?

A rugged option is always nice to have, even if you’re not a daredevil, so a happy medium between protection and fashion is also welcomed. Otterbox’s Symmetry series might be the right fit for you if you won’t give up a good looking case for ultimate protection.

2. THINK OF A SCREEN PROTECTOR.

It might fall, but it won’t be a fail.

Screen protectors are an easy, affordable way to prevent cracked and scratched screens. With options like the ones blu element and Puregear offer, there is no reason to have a cracked screen anymore. This will help you avoid new device and repair expenses, which represents major cost savings. Another great option is the one offered by Crystal Tech Nano 2.0, It’s a liquid screen protector which is not only easy to apply to your phone but will protect it from water and scratches for up to 1 year. It is a 1 size fits all product and it’ll enhance your touchscreen rather than hinder it.

3. BE CREATIVE

Think of different ways to avoid unfortunate drops altogether.

Other creative solutions exist out there. For instance, there is the Phone Loop. This simple, but effective and innovative product, is very easy to install. Selfie Sticks are also perfect for this time of the year when summer days are ahead and outdoor events start to crowd your calendar. Why not try a Puregear Universal Bluetooth Selfie Stick? The name says it all… it is a wire and hassle-free solution that fits and protects any phone and will help you capture your best memories!

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1. Otterbox Symmetry & other products

2. UAG Pathfinder & other products

3. blu element Tempered Glass screen protector iPhone 6/6S Plus | MSRP: $29.99

4. Puregear Curved Tempered Glass w/Installation Tray GS8  |  MSRP: $49.99

 Installation video: https://youtu.be/eg9KXibD240

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5. CrystalTech Nano Liquid Screen Protector | MSRP: $19.99

6. Phone Loop – Ninja Loop Strap | MSRP: $5.99 (min. order 5 units)

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7. Puregear Universal Bluetooth Selfie Stick | MRSP: $34.99

 

In the end, accidents happen, but there are many different ways to avoid maximum damage. All of the solutions listed above are available at cesiumonline.com.  Why not protect your phone at Cesium, the leading cell phone accessory distributor in Canada!

Leave a comment below to let us know your broken smartphone stories or interesting tricks!

 

Otterbox protection – Cesium selection

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Otterbox. The name is synonymous with protection. Everyone knows that if you want to protect your phone then you get an Otterbox. We all recognize and trust that yellow and black packaging when we see it on peg-walls. There is an Otterbox for everyone, no matter the environment your device will encounter.

Otterbox Series include – Defender, Commuter, Symmetry and Strada – with over 24 individual tests done on each case, and over 238 hours of testing overall, you know you can trust Otterbox with their patented Certified Drop+ Protection. We are not going to get into the details of each of these Drop Protection military tested series – that could take a long time. Rather, this blog is about what Cesium has to offer from this premium trusted brand.

When a new device comes to the market the first thing we ask is “does Otterbox make a case for it?” Over the years we’ve seen OtterBox shift from only supporting flagship phones, like the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy line-up, to supporting ‘tier 2’ devices such as the HTC 10 and OnePlus devices, and more recently some ‘tier 3’ devices based on demand. If OtterBox makes a case for a phone that’s on the Canadian market, then you can be sure Cesium will be carrying it in our portfolio.

In conjunction with the release of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Cesium has brought in EVERY series of case available, in EVERY color. Cesium currently has 55+ Otterbox SKUs available as part of our portfolio. This is a first for us, and it is a trend we intend to continue. We pride ourselves on our high stock rating – demand for Otterbox is always high, so we make sure to always have you covered!

At the end of the day it is about delivering value and protection to your customers, but it is also about making sure we can offer you more than just a “bulky black case.” OtterBox produces their cases in a full array of colours and patterns for you to choose from. There is an OtterBox for everyone. Want something slim and pink? Choose a Symmetry with a clear back and pink border. Need ultimate protection and a built-in screen protector? Check out the Defender series. You want that in Camo or Blue? We have that too!

We encourage you and your customers to experience more than just plain colours. Pick from the rainbow and make it interesting for your end-users. Need help deciding? Ask your account manager for a planogram and or suggestions based on sales numbers.

The next time you need to order OtterBox make sure you check out Cesium’s selection first. We have the various series, models and colours for the devices that are supported. We work very closely with our friends at OtterBox to make sure we have the stock and selection that’s in demand. Our local representative at OtterBox is located in Toronto and is always available with a quick text or phone call. OtterBox has the protection. Cesium has the selection.

MiPow – Essential for the On-the-Go, Pokemon-Go Lifestyle!

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“Gotta catch ‘em all!” That’s Pokemon Go’s tagline for their new addictive and interactive game that is available for Android and iOS. This past summer we’ve seen a surge of all sorts of people playing the game. The game uses augmented reality, which is a way of overlaying digital information on top of real world surroundings. You see the full picture by looking through the camera on your smart phone. As well, the game uses your phone’s GPS to tag your surrounding and gets you to move around in the real world. This results in a lot of physical movement, interaction with other players and crowds of people gathered at local park and hotspots (seriously, go search on YouTube).

The only downside: your phone’s battery will take a serious hit on power consumption. GPS alone uses a lot. So does your camera. Augmented reality uses twice as much. The game also needs your screen on to play. Again, screen power uses a lot of power. So what’s the solution? Plug in? Ok, but there isn’t always a plug-in around when you’re out walking around. How about a car charger? Well, not everyone will be near a vehicle or have one. The most economical and easiest solution is a portable power pack to carry with you!

There are so many choices when it comes to portable power, but MiPow takes it to the next level and really makes sure you have everything you need. Designs are sleek, modern and beautiful.

There are basically three choices when it comes to MiPow portable power: small (single full charge), medium (single full charge, plus some) and large (multiple full charges). But they’re also all very convenient to carry and use. Depending on your phone’s battery, and how you carry around things, there’s a MiPow for everyone. MiPow is also very strict on quality control. That’s why ALL MiPow products that have an iOS connector (lightning plug) are MFi certified by Apple.

On the small end MiPow has their Power Tube 3000 series. These are just a little longer than a tube of chap-stick, but will contain a full one-time charge for your phone’s battery (3,000mAh). On top of that, the Power Tube comes WITH the cable needed to plug into your phone. Ie: no more carrying around a separate power cable. The finish on the outside is a soft-touch plastic and there are LED lights to give you an indication of power level remaining. You can also use the MiPow app and Bluetooth pair with the Power Tube to track it’s location, power level and also use it as a Bluetooth dongle! The price is attractive at $59.99 for the iOS version and $49.95 for the micro USB version.

On the medium side MiPow has their Power Cube 5000 series. These are sleek and fit perfectly into a back pocket. As usual, they come with the connector to charge your phone and LED indicator lights. The Power Cube series provides a full charge and a half, for most phones (5,000mAH). Pricing is $79.95 (MSRP) for the iOS version.

Finally, on the large side MiPow has their Power Cube 9000 series. These are the ultimate solution for the hardcore Pokemon Go player and traveler. These will provide 2 or maybe 3 full charges, depending on your phone’s battery size (9,000mAH). In my case, with my Samsung Galaxy S7, I get 3 full charges! This model of MiPow is wrapped in a beautiful aluminum body and has LED lights to indicate the power level. And yes, connectors are present (as with all MiPows) so you don’t have to carry extra cables with you. There is even an extra USB port so a second person can charge their phone! Output level of the power is also at the highest (2.4 amps) so you get a fast charge out of the Power Cube. You can also charge a tablet with this model. Pricing is $84.95 (MSRP) for the iOS version.

All MiPow portable power batteries have a smart fuse and safety controls put in place. They help regulate the temperature of the internal lithium-ion battery and protect the user from short circuits. In short: they are safe devices and MiPow takes it seriously. MiPow also manufacturers their own batteries. No third party.

So there you go! You have your portable power, so get out there and catch ‘em all!

BlueLounge – Effortless Solutions & Conceptual Simplicity

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If you’re like me, or most people, you probably own a laptop, a tablet, a smartphone and probably a couple of other gadgets that constantly need to be plugged in and powered. Yes, these devices probably make your lifestyle easier (or in some cases crazier!) but, have you ever considered the “mess” that’s left behind with all those cords that you need to run tangled together? That’s where BlueLounge can help you with simple solutions to everyday problems.

BlueLounge is known for designing clever, simple, products to simplify your digital lifestyle. They’ve won numerous awards for their designs, including the Red Dot Design Award (Germany), iF International Forum Design Awards (Germany), Good Design Awards (Japan), Green Good Design Awards (United States) and Spark Design & Architecture Awards (United States). Found in 1999, and with design houses around the globe (Jakarta, Indonesia and Pasadena California), BlueLounge has made it their mission to simplify your digital lifestyle through innovation and style.

CableBox and CableBox Mini:

A great example of this would be your desk area. Look beside or under your working space. See that unsightly power-bar with all the cables sticking out everywhere? Yes…we all have one of those… So why not clean up the area? Make it a little nicer to look at and also safer for those around. BlueLounge can help with their CableBox. It’s as simple as it sounds. The CableBox (and CableBox mini) are the best solution for hiding surge protector and power bars, and the cable clutter that comes with them. It’s made from flame-retardant plastic; it is simple to use and looks great. Just drop your surge/power bar inside and place the lid on top. There are slots on both ends to allow your cables to run and also allow ventilation. The larger CableBox does not include a surge/power bar, but the CableBox mini DOES include a 4-socket surge protector.

This is a before and after of my office desk using the BlueLounge CableBox.

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So, now that we’ve cleaned up your power/surge bar area, let’s take a look at another area of your desk. Cables all over the desk running from one end to the next. Or maybe they’re on the floor because you dropped them…or have no way to properly get them to stay on your desk. That’s where the BlueLounge CableDrop and CableDrop mini can help. The CableDrop and CableDrop mini are clips that hold cables in place from slipping off of desks, walls, nightstands or anywhere you need to have them ready to use. Each unit is peel-in-stick using a semi-permanent 3M adhesive.

CableDrop & CableDrop mini:

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Now, how about your laptop bag? You know that long power cable you have to carry for your laptop? The one with the huge brick attached to it? It’s tough to carry around, let alone organize and pack properly. That’s where the BlueLounge CableClip can help. The CableClip is a simple cable wrap that helps keep charging peripheral cables neatly bundled for packing into drawers, bags or anywhere else you need cable management. It’s available in small, medium and large and grey, green or orange colours.

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Check out the whole BlueLounge collection for effortless solutions: http://www.cesiumonline.com/brands/bluelounge

Mad Catz | Samsung Partnership

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Mad Catz® Announces “Designed for Samsung” Mobile Gaming Products at Mobile World Congress

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT:MCZ) (TSX:MCZ), a global provider of innovative entertainment products, today announced the details of its mobile gaming controllers under the Designed for Samsung (“DFS”) Program.

As an official partner in the DFS Program, Mad Catz will introduce, alongside the much anticipated debut of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and SamsungGalaxy S7™ edge smartphones, DFS-compatible versions of its acclaimed Micro C.T.R.L.R™ Mobile Gamepad and S.U.R.F.R™ Wireless Media and Game Controller at the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. With the debut of these products, Mad Catz will become the first company to offer traditional video game controller hardware under the DFS Program.

Consumers can expect to unleash the full gaming power of their Samsung® smartphone or tablet with the Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad and streamline command of all of their Android-powered devices with the Mad Catz S.U.R.F.R Wireless Media and Game Controller. Additional shortcut buttons will also be enabled for the latest generation devices.

The Micro C.T.R.L.R provides a console-quality gaming experience for mobile devices, ideal for today’s increasingly popular controller-compatible mobile games. Featuring dual analog sticks, a responsive D-Pad, and shoulder and action buttons, the Micro C.T.R.L.R delivers all of the features gamers demand, in a gamepad that’s 20% smaller than a full-sized controller. Three modes of play provide multi-platform accessibility – including mobile gaming, PC gaming and a mouse mode – that enable users to easily navigate on-screen menus. When connected to supported Samsung devices, enhanced features allow gamers to access dedicated controls for recent apps, media and volume as well as navigating on-screen menus.

S.U.R.F.R, the ultimate multimedia surfer and game controller from Mad Catz, streamlines command of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Smartphones, Tablet or Android-powered media streaming device. Users can now play games, control media, navigate the web and input text, all with one compact device. Featuring true gamepad controls, a full QWERTY keyboard and a full suite of multimedia controls, the S.U.R.F.R puts favorite media right at users’ fingertips. Rigorously tested to meet Samsung performance standards, the S.U.R.F.R includes expanded navigation and shortcut features for supported Samsung devices. With one-touch hot keys, users can access recent apps, search the phone for desired content, access multi-window view, snap a screen capture and more!

“Samsung has vastly improved the way Android users connect with one another and utilize their mobile devices and, via this partnership Mad Catz, will provide Samsung Mobile consumers the opportunity to enhance their gaming and multi-media experiences,” said Andrew Young, Chief Technology Officer of Mad Catz. “We are proud to be a part of that ongoing innovation by supporting the DFS Program through our world-class GameSmart mobile gaming products.”

“With the introduction of the game-changing Samsung Galaxy S7, mobile gaming is poised to experience strong growth as additional mobile games are developed with controller support. Our DFS-enabled GameSmart products, including the Micro C.T.R.L.R and S.U.R.F.R, will deliver features and functionality that take full advantage of Samsung smartphone and tablets, as well as other Bluetooth® enabled connected devices. In addition, the DFS Program will allow us to display a ‘Designed for Samsung’ logo on packaging, helping to communicate to consumers the seamless compatibility betweenGameSmart products and Samsung smartphones and tablets.”

For more information or to pre-order, please visit: www.madcatz.com/DFS

About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT:MCZ) (TSX:MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz products cater to passionate gamers across multiple platforms including in-home gaming consoles, handheld gaming consoles, Windows PC and Mac® computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. Mad Catz distributes its products through its online store as well as distribution via many leading retailers around the globe. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Mad Catz maintains offices in Europe and Asia. For additional information about Mad Catz and its products, please visit the Company’s website at www.madcatz.com

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
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Otterbox – Strada Series

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OtterBox: the name is synonymous with unrivaled protection. OtterBox is the Number 1 protection brand in the world for your mobile phone.

Over the years OtterBox has slimmed down the design of their cases. The Defender Series was the “original” OtterBox, followed by the Commuter Series, and just over two years ago, OtterBox introduced an ever slimmer series called the Symmetry.

Just recently, Otterbox has added a new member to the series: The Strada.

The Strada Series of cases is a variation from the OtterBox cases that we are used to seeing. OtterBox has combined their Certified Drop+ Protection with a folio design to give us a seamless and timeless case. This modern and classic style combined with traditional OtterBox protection makes it a must-have for consumers.

The case portion of the Strada is a combination of TPU and polycarbonate, providing shock absorption and a strong structural design. The leather on the back and front cover of the folio is genuine Italian; this portion of the case wraps from front to back, seamlessly. The leather is of very high quality and is stitched into the case portion of the Strada. There is a magnetic latch that holds the folio closed and “clicks” to confirm the case is firmly shut. The Strada also has a “lay on table” design, so you can put it face down, with the cover open, and your phone will still be raised above the flat surface.

On the inside there is a single card slot for either a payment card or cash. The inside cover is lined with a micro fibre to protect your screen.

The buttons on either side of the case give satisfying and tactile feedback when used. All the buttons line up where they should, allowing you to still use your charger and headphones while the case is on the device.

If you’re looking to step up your game, when it comes to case designs and protection, then the OtterBox Strada is the right solution. Slim, quality craftsmanship and elegant with time-tested protection!

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The OtterBox Strada series is available for the Apple iPhone 6/6s and Samsung Galaxy S6. Colours include: Black, Maroon and Brown. MSRPs range from $49.99 to $59.95.

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