Tech Roundup: BodyGuardz, IFROGZ, Pluralsight, Strata Tech Roundup: BodyGuardz, IFROGZ, Pluralsight, Strata
Tech Roundup: BodyGuardz, IFROGZ, Pluralsight, Strata

BodyGuardz

Lehi—BodyGuardz, leading provider of mobile device protection, proudly introduces Trainr ProTM—a high-performance iPhone case that enhances the active on-the-go lifestyle through lightweight sport-grip materials, athletic-grade impact protection and a one-of-a-kind “snap-in” armband.

Trainr Pro uniquely takes exercise flexibility to the next level with a highly reflective removable armband that was designed for even the most vigorous workout sessions. In a “snap” and no wasted time, your iPhone will quickly transform into a supremely comfortable and adjustable workout accessory, and back again in moments.

“While using Trainr Pro it becomes immediately apparent how useful and fun this product is,” said Ryan Noel, BodyGuardz’ senior brand manager. “We’ve successfully designed an athletic accessory that’s capable of adapting to your lifestyle. Whether you’re out for a run, hike or simply love to hit the gym, Trainr Pro is a game-changing product that is ready to support you, while fully protecting your phone.”

For those who want the premium Trainr Pro’s look and feel without armband compatibility, the stand-alone BodyGuardz TrainrTM case is the perfect solution. Universally, both Trainr Pro and Trainr offer three-tiered device defense:

  • Soft elastomer material found in fitness wearables provides comfort/grip to prevent accidental drops
  • Transparent polycarbonate back keeps phone scratch-free, without hiding its color or design
  • Shear thickening Unequal® pro-athlete technology protects phones from impact damage

The Trainr Pro ($49.95) and Trainr ($39.95) iPhone 6s/7 and 6s Plus/7 Plus cases can be purchased online at Target, Best Buy and BodyGuardz, as well as select Target and Best Buy stores nationwide. Various color options include: black with gray accents(1), gray with mint accents(2) or gray with blue accents(3).

IFROGZ

Salt Lake City—IFROGZ, a leading brand in audio, today introduced two new models in its family of Bluetooth® wireless earbuds, the Impulse Duo™ Wireless and InTone™ Wireless, that allow customers to experience outstanding sound via a convenient, hassle-free form factor.

Impulse Duo Wireless ($44.99 SRP) – Features dual, dynamic 6mm neodymium drivers in each earbud (12mm total per earbud) to deliver a crisp, robust soundscape. Dual driver earbuds are popular with audiophiles as they allow each driver to be tuned differently to more accurately reproduce a wider sound range, providing deep bass, rich mids and clear highs in one package. The Impulse Duo Wireless earbuds come equipped with three different sizes of earbud tips for a customized fit and the IFROGZ Earbud Tips for Life™ limited lifetime warranty. If your earbud tips get worn, damaged or lost, IFROGZ will replace them – no questions asked1. The Impulse Duo Wireless earbuds are available in charcoal or silver.

InTone Wireless ($29.99 SRP) – Features powerful and lightweight 14mm neodymium drivers for outstanding, yet affordable sound. The InTone Wireless earbuds mimic the shape of the ear and are designed for those who can’t find a comfortable fit with traditional earbuds with adjustable earbud tips. The InTone Wireless earbuds are available in black or white.

The Impulse Duo Wireless and InTone Wireless earbuds are both equipped with IFROGZ’s signature features, including:

  • Wireless control: The wireless control magnetically clips to your shirt, removing the weight of in-line control modules pulling on the earbuds, and keeps music and call controls conveniently within reach.
  • Cable Management: When not in use, the wireless control with magnetic clip securely stores the earbud cables and prevents them from getting tangled.
  • IPX-2 sweat-resistance: A sweat-resistant design meets IPX-2 standards and keeps the music going through any workout.
  • Up to 10 hours2 of battery life between charges keeps your playlist going song after song.

“With consumer appetites for Bluetooth audio continuing to strengthen, we are excited about the new additions to our IFROGZ family of wireless earbuds,” said Brian Stech, president of ZAGG. “The Impulse Duo Wireless and the InTone Wireless earbuds not only deliver quality audio to the masses, but also provide a feature-rich experience that will surprise and delight those who are looking to free their sound by losing the cables.”

Availability:

The new IFROGZ Impulse Duo Wireless and InTone Wireless earbuds are available now at ZAGG.com and select retailers. For more information, visit ZAGG.com.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

Pluralsight

Silicon Slopes—Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform, today announced a new set of product features for its enterprise customers. The new features allow CIOs, CTOs, and engineering leaders to understand the technical aptitude of their teams, align learning to business objectives and reach breakthrough moments faster.

“Businesses have a choice – embrace the latest technologies or fail,” said Aaron Skonnard, CEO and cofounder of Pluralsight. “CIOs, CTOs and their teams are under increasing pressure to deliver the next big innovation, and the growing technology skills gap is their biggest obstacle to success. Our new enterprise features will help them combat the skills gap, learn and adopt the most critical technologies faster and gain a competitive edge.”

New features include:

  • Skill Analytics – enables CIOs, CTOs and technology leaders to quantify and deeply understand the strengths and weaknesses of their team’s digital skill sets, and gives visibility into popular subjects they may want to consider as part of their digital strategies.
  • Channels – allows technology leaders to build and share customized learning tracks that help their teams learn the mission-critical skills required to execute proficiently and meet business objectives.
  • Mentoring for enterprise – empowers enterprise tech teams to get live help from an expert mentor via video chat, bi-directional screen sharing, and messaging through the technology learning platform.

More than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on Pluralsight to enable technology leaders and teams to keep up with the pace of technological change and deliver key innovations on time, on budget, and securely. Through its platform, Pluralsight empowers technology leaders and their teams to learn directly from world-renowned industry experts on the most important trending topics like cybersecurity, big data, cloud, and AI.

Strata

St. George—Strata, a leader in 3D technology for more than 25 years, announced a major update to their flagship software Design 3D CX. This update includes the addition of Publish VR which allows designers to export their designs from Strata to virtual reality at the touch of a button, and Render VR which lets users take 360° stereoscopic images and share them on VR viewers like Google Cardboard.

Strata CEO, Jon Wright said, “This VR17 release version of Design 3D CX makes virtual reality more accessible to 3D designers – and the clients and decision makers they need to impress. With this new version, designers can export their designs to virtual reality and our new inStudio VR app seamlessly, and also share VR images with others who can enjoy them in a highly immersive format without having to ever purchase a VR system of their own.”

Getting the App: Design 3D CX

New users can get a free 30-day trial from Strata.com. Existing users can upgrade for $59.95.

Getting the App: inStudio VR

Strata inStudio VR is where Design 3D CX users can import their models and stage, view and alter their designs using an HTC Vive. The SE version of inStudio VR for HTC Vive is available directly from Strata’s website, or from the Steam Store – free for a limited time.

Gear VR and Google Cardboard/Daydream Sharing

VR visualizations can be shared using the VR image capture feature. Clients can step into a design using a standard smart-phone.