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CTIA Wireless Feature Article

May 08, 2012

Mobile Accessories Take Center Stage at International CTIA Wireless 2012 Conference

Part of the fun of purchasing a smartphone is making it your own by decking it out with accessories. At this year’s International CTIA Wireless conference, many companies will be exhibiting their collections of smartphone cases, docks, headsets and other accouterments.

“International CTIA (News - Alert) WIRELESS is the premier show to see the remarkable innovation and technology in wireless, telecom and broadband from the best brands around the world,” said Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA. “Our exhibitors represent some of the best innovators in the future of mobile technology.”

Everyone expects dazzling innovations and technology. Thanks to a variety of exhibitors, CTIA will also offer the latest in smartphone fashions.

Musubo will exhibit a number of smartphone cases including their Eden case, which delivers two layers of protection thanks to its silicone and polycarbonate construction.

Another company, LifeProof, is touting their Everywhere cases as “waterproof, dirtproof, shockproof and snowproof.”

Cases aren’t the only accessories that your smartphone needs for everyday fashion and function. Feinger LLC is showcasing an accessory that actually attaches your smartphone to your hand while you’re on the go via a knuckle strap, preventing you from dropping one of your most valuable possessions.

Bracketron will be showing off its MetalDock, a heavy duty charging station and dock designed for the iPhone (News - Alert) 4. The light weight of the dock makes it suitable for traveling or for users who use their iPhone as an alarm clock. Another company called Cobra is highlighting its JoyRide car dock, which won a Design & Engineering Award at CES (News - Alert) earlier this year.

Of course, the dangers of driving while talking or texting on a mobile phone make headset ownership almost a necessity. Next door at Pepcom, Jabra (News - Alert) will feature its Supreme UC Bluetooth headset. The headset can transition between a mobile handset and UC supported devices, switching between them with a touch of a button.

Sometimes, the best features are part of the phone itself. “Big buttons, a loud sound and large fonts” describe the DoroPhone Easy 740. Doro has dubbed this Android smartphone the “world’s first smartphone for seniors” who are interested in staying touch with friends and family, maintaining social contacts and “monitoring their conditions.”

Catch these and other exhibitions at the International CTIA Wireless 2012 conference in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Big firms like Motorola (News - Alert), RIM, Samsung and Nokia will be missing from this year’s conference, but their absence will allow some of the smaller firms to shine.

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