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See Us At CES Asia 2015

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If you’re lucky enough to have been at CES Asia in Shanghai this week, you’ve had the opportunity to see the latest, most innovative developments from MOTA firsthand. Over the last two days, our booth has been crowded with thousands of consumer electronics trade attendees from all over the world.

But tomorrow, Wednesday, the event opens its doors to the public. Come see us at booth N1C68 in the New International Expo Center.

We have the first-ever public demo of the software for our MOTA DOI SmartRing.

The ring solves the problem of smartphone notification overload. Its VIP feature lets you select who and what appears on your finger discretely via a tactile alert and the world’s smallest scrollable text display in a wearable.

No need to hold a wrist up in front of you and move your other hand over to tap it. Simply glance at your palm and swipe the SmartRing’s screen with your thumb.

Avid GoPro users and dealers have watched us top off their HERO3, HERO3+ or HERO4 cameras wirelessly using the first production units of the world’s only portable wireless charger for GoPro. There’s no need to remove the camera from its housing, ensuring the safety of your most prized adventures.

And if you’re interest is the future, MOTA’s Kevin Faro outlined in a conference session what it will take to deliver genuinely useful personal robots to consumers. (Hint: there’s a reason, actually several reasons, why the only truly successful consumer robot thus far is a vacuum cleaner.)

Tomorrow’s the last day, so if you’re in the Shanghai metropolis, please come by and see us at CES Asia.

If you’re lucky enough to have been at CES Asia in Shanghai this week, you’ve had the opportunity to see the latest, most innovative developments from MOTA firsthand. Over the last two days, our booth has been crowded with thousands of consumer electronics trade attendees from all over the world.

But tomorrow, Wednesday, the event opens its doors to the public. Come see us at booth N1C68 in the New International Expo Center.

We have the first-ever public demo of the software for our MOTA DOI SmartRing.

The ring solves the problem of smartphone notification overload. Its VIP feature lets you select who and what appears on your finger discretely via a tactile alert and the world’s smallest scrollable text display in a wearable.

No need to hold a wrist up in front of you and move your other hand over to tap it. Simply glance at your palm and swipe the SmartRing’s screen with your thumb.

Avid GoPro users and dealers have watched us top off their HERO3, HERO3+ or HERO4 cameras wirelessly using the first production units of the world’s only portable wireless charger for GoPro. There’s no need to remove the camera from its housing, ensuring the safety of your most prized adventures.

And if your interest is the future, MOTA’s Kevin Faro outlined in a conference session what it will take to deliver genuinely useful personal robots to consumers. (Hint: there’s a reason, actually several reasons, why the only truly successful consumer robot thus far is a vacuum cleaner.)

Watch an excerpt:

“Robotics: Future Challenges and Opportunities,” CES Asia

Tomorrow’s the last day, so if you’re in the Shanghai metropolis, please come by and see us at CES Asia.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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As the adage goes: April showers bring May flowers. But just as not everyone can count on rain, not everyone always wants flowers. With Mother’s Day around the corner, what’s the best gift?

According to the National Retail Federation*, the average American family will spend $172.63 on moms this year, up from $162.94 last year. Even in our high-tech age, 80 percent of families will purchase a plain-vanilla, if loving, greeting card. Boring!

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MOTA Expands into Europe’s Largest Consumer Electronics Market

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We’ve reached a new milestone this spring. After our successful European debut at IFA Berlin last September, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re expanding into the United Kingdom and Ireland!

Through a partnership with Kondor, the UK’s leading consumer electronics distributor, our products are available at Kondor’s more than 12,600 online and brick-and-mortar retailers in the UK and Ireland.

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MOTA: Solving Tech Pet Peeves

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Pet peeves. We all  have them.  Whether it’s unnecessarily shortened words (à la prezzo for presentation), replying to all instead of just to the sender, or when someone says “literally” but they really mean “figuratively,” a few things can frustrate us to no end.

But what about pet peeves in technology?

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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 for its central location to shipping. Not only are we at the center of innovation, we’re helping 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