MOTA to Exhibit at CES Asia 2015

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We’re excited to announce we’ll be at the inaugural CES Asia in Shanghai from May 25 to May 27! We’ll be joining more than 100 top companies from 12 different countries.

The Consumer Electronics Association, the organization behind the tradeshow, is designing CES so that innovative companies from large economies can gain a stronger foothold in the Chinese marketplace, which is on pace to become the largest in the world.

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Tech Products to Keep Couples Connected: Portable Power

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February is here. Last week, the beloved (well, by some) groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. That means six more weeks of winter. Within those six weeks is Valentine’s Day: another reason for cuddling with your significant other before heading out into the cold and damp.

Couples will spend more on Valentine’s Day this year than last. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American will spend $142.31 on candy, flowers and apparel , up from $133.91 last year. The group expects total spending to reach $18.9 billion.

That’s a lot for traditional sweets and treats often devoured by night’s end. So how does one give a more lasting gift?  What’s perfect not only for your friend but for keeping you two together?

Here at MOTA the answer is clear: Portable Power – the best solution for maximizing not only your device’s battery life, but also your relationship!

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MOTA Successfully Crowdfunds Fourth Campaign

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We’re thrilled to announce our MOTA Wireless Charger for GoPro has passed its funding goals on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. It’s our second product to be successfully crowdfunded!

Wireless Charger_9The MOTA Wireless Charger for GoPro is the first portable power solution to wirelessly recharge the popular HERO3, HERO3+ and HERO4 camera batteries. GoPro users can keep the camera in its protective housing while recharging, so there’s no need to expose the camera to the elements.

The Wireless Charger is designed to not only charge your GoPro but also a spare battery and even a cell phone at the same time – with no need for external power!  So now you can do more than ever before. Go ahead – film uninterrupted, go for that prize shot and shoot at 4K. The Wireless Charger helps you stay on the go longer, anywhere you may be.

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New Year, New Office

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2014 was filled with many firsts for us here at MOTA. Whether it was introducing a new product category with our SmartRing or shipping the first battery case for iPhone 6 Plus, 2014 was an exciting year. And we started it with our move into a new office!

Our decision to relocate was driven by our growth. We had an extremely busy Q4, a very strong 2014 and an exceptional CES – where our SmartRing was highlighted in numerous best of CES features. As we continued to grow our product offerings and ship ever higher volumes of product, we realized that we needed a new place for our growing inventory.

In looking for new facilities around Silicon Valley, we bypassed Mountain View and Palo Alto, settling in San Jose because for its central location to shipping. Not only are we at the center of innovation, we’re helping to lead it!

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Best Kept Secrets of the SmartWatch

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Wearable technology can be a touchy topic for some. Every major tech company now has their own versions (albeit highly inadequate versions) of smartwatches that profess to check your email, clean your apartment, and brighten your highlights.

But what do smartwatches really have to offer? The smartwatch brands that profess to be able to make dreams come true and keep Courtney Love out of the bar all at the same time (sorry Courtney), are usually very bulky, come in obnoxious colors (or maybe just noxious), and basically look like they were designed for people who never have to use their wrists.

But now that you’ve discovered the MOTA SmartWatch and recognize all the sleek chic-ness that it offers, how do you convince your friends that this smartwatch is different from all the other ones on the market? Three simple tips are below:  Read More

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10 Amazing Things You Can Do With 3D printers.

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to create your own toy or model figurine? Whether it’s doodling in elementary school, sketching cartoons in middle school, creating realistic artwork in high school, or designing architectural building blueprints in college; every person had the same thought cross their mind at some point in their life. What if my drawings became real?

Drawing on paper with pencils and crayons are a thing of the past. Today’s technology allows us to do much more. The new MOTA 3D printer has the ability to bring all your images to life, making your art become a visual treat.  Now you can design and create your own detailed models right from the comfort of your home!

1) Can you believe this sweet fully functional camera was made by 3D printing?

Camera Credit to: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:113865 by LeoM

 

So what’s with the hype on 3D printers? Should I buy one for myself? What can I possibly make using a new 3D printer? We’ll let the awesome pictures below answer those questions for you. Read More

Choosing the Perfect SmartWatch to Suit Your Style

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Choosing an electronic device is hard enough, without having to add the extra chore of finding one that matches your style. As we’ve jumped from one technological advancement to the next, a growing trend of having a “stylish” device has developed. Giving those of us who are a little less tech and a little more sass, the dilemma of having to choose between having a capable device vs. having a pretty one. Read More

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Jaw dropping fashion items made by 3D printers

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Do you wonder how people would look in the future? What type of clothing will people wear for different occasions? We already know trends are constantly changing and one thing can lead to the next rather quickly. However, the next revolutionary step towards true fashion trend is the invention of 3D printers.

Outfits by Iris van Herpen and Materialise. Photo Credits to http://3dprintingindustry.com

3D printers are redefining fashion across the globe. Beautiful work of art is being created everywhere on a daily basis.

Everything from gorgeous extravagant dresses to futuristic stylish footwear can be envisioned with 3D printing.

Heavy Metal High Heels by Bryan Oknyansky can be found here http://www.shoesbybryan.com/
Red Heels by Pauline Van Dongen and made out of laser sintered nylon. http://www.freedomofcreation.com/for/high-heel-shoes-by-pauline-van-dongen
Biopiracy Heel Collection by Materialise, Julia Koerner and Iris van Herpen. http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/06/united-nude-designs-sculptural-shoes-for-iris-van-herpens-biopiracy-fashion-collection/

Previously, 3D printers were larger, required advance training to utilize, and the cost was only justified for commercial print companies. Technological advancements over the years has improved 3D printers dramatically making them smaller, easier to use, and affordable to install in any household.

3D printer frontside by MOTA LLC.
http://www.mota.com/3d-printer/

3D printer backside by MOTA LLC.
http://www.mota.com/3d-printer/

Want to harness the power and ability to create your own unique look?

Fashion designs that were previously unfathomable due to the restrictions of conventional garment materials are now possible…

Verlan dress by MakerBot and credits to Francis Bitonti Studio http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:146293

Creations by Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen. Credits to: AFP/Getty Images/Francois Guillot/Getty Images for IMG/Gareth Cattermole/Corbis/Britta Pedersen. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/oct/15/3d-printed-fashion-couture-catwalk#

Take a look at the out-of-this-world designs from artists working in current fashion scenes. 3D printing allows fashion designers to push the boundaries of their imagination to a whole new level!

Toronto-style worn necklace created by http://www.hotpopfactory.com/
San Francisco-based assorted jewelry by Fathom & Form
Premium Silver 3D earrings by Virtox http://www.shapeways.com/model/35448/eardrops.html

Everything from beautiful artistic jewelry to exotic glasses and ties can be designed from the 3D printing software.

Sunglasses by Protos Eyewear
Hex Tie by cahorton. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:218459

Designed in collaboration with Bradley Rothenberg, Victoria’s Secret, Swarovski’s design team and Shapeways printing. Model: Lindsay Ellingson Snow Outfit Credits to: http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/2383-victorias-secret-snow-angel-spreads-her-3d-printed-wings-video.html

Even the forefront of the beauty industries recognizes the power of 3D printing, just take a look at the mesmerizing models wearing extravagant dresses for the Victoria secret runway show. The results are simply stunning!

Stay on top of the latest fashion trends or start your own trends by owning a new MOTA 3D printer today.

All images are sourced from:

http://www.thingiverse.com
http://3dprintingindustry.com
http://3dprinterplans.info
http://www.shapeways.com
http://design-milk.com
http://on3dprinting.com/

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