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In New York in February? Check Out Our Drones at Toy Fair!

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Toy Fair LogoToy Fair is one of the largest toy shows in the world. It’s where most every child would like to be, and we’ll be there next month with a flock of new drones.

They run from battle-ready, kid-friendly micro fliers to a compact high-performance camera drone that’s smaller than a sheet of paper but captures stunning 4K video from thousands of feet away.

And we’ll have our JETJAT ULTRA, selected by parents, industry experts and journalists as a finalist for 2017 Toy of the Year. Small enough to hide in a teacup, the ULTRA sends video right to your smartphone.

Take our latest drones up for a spin. Toy Fair opens at the Javits Center Saturday, February 18, and runs through Tuesday, February 22. We’ll be in booth 5947 on the first floor.

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New iPhones Tomorrow

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Apple unveils its newest iPhone line up tomorrow at 10:00 PT.

By many measures the iPhone 6s is the best-selling smartphone in the world. So, how could they improve on it?

Well, their phones could be even thinner and lighter. And of course higher performance.

Our sources in the heart of Shenzhen and elsewhere tell us what you can look for. In decreasing probability:

  • Apple Lightning connector / Bluetooth replacing the earbud jack for thinner design.
  • Cooler colors.
  • Increased water resistance.
  • New dual-camera system.
  • Higher-capacity storage.
  • Better optical image stabilization, including for smaller models.
  • Fingerprint reader.
  • Wireless charging.
  • 3D Touch or Force Touch home button, or even no home button at all.
  • Edge-to-edge organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen.
  • Iris scanner.

Mmmm, we’d love to see that OLED screen, whether watching a movie or using VR to pilot a drone.
Headphone jack OTOH, meh, no great loss: that technology’s been around since the beginning of landline telephones, longer even than museum pieces like folding maps and floppy disks.

Whatever Cupertino dishes up tomorrow, we’ll be there for you with accessories to make Apple’s latest phones even more fun and useful than they promise to be.

And those of you wanting to just hang on to what you’ve got, we’ve got you covered with a stylish array of MOTA mobile accessories. They’ll help keep your devices protected, juiced up, and raring to go.

 

MOTA Drones Streak through Toy Fair

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You made it through the Big Easy’s Mardi Gras, or maybe you’re gearing up for the Grammys in L.A., but if you’re in New York City this week, you’re probably wishing for temps out of the single digits.

Toy Fair could be enough to warm your heart. It’s one of the largest toy shows in the world, and we’re there with our newest just-for-fun drones!

One of them, the world’s littlest, even goes on an adventure. In an illustrated story we’re showing at our booth, JETJAT Nano™ takes off exploring. He has several airborne scrapes before his family finds him again.


It’s what Dr. Seuss might have written had The Cat in the Hat flown a drone on his own, and not too different from the rave reviews for Nano in WIRED magazine, Amazon, and elsewhere!

You can create your own Nano story: test fly the little guy right there, or take his newer brother, JETJAT Nano-C, up for a spin.

Think Nano plus a camera, making Nano-C the world’s smallest,lightest video drone.

Add a few more gumballs and you’ll get JETJAT Live-W. It’s small enough to land on your palm but smart enough to record live streams in hi def for a thrilling bird’s eye view of the show floor.

We’re also showing off our many other premium toys such as the Kendama wooden ball game of skill, fire truck engines that shoot real water, ultra-realistic construction trucks, and foam play and puzzle mats for the very young.

If you want to play with any of them, better hurry. The show opened this past Saturday and runs only through tomorrow, Tuesday. We’re in booth 4989 on the first floor of the Javits Center.

 

 

New Drones Landing at CES!

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Hope everyone had a happy turkey day and profitable Black Friday / Cyber Monday!

This holiday season we’re asking Santa to fly the world’s smallest, lightest drone, JETJAT™ Nano, to every household. “FUN FUN FUN!!!” wrote one customer over at Amazon, where it’s been flying out the doors faster than Santa’s sleigh.

 

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Our little Nano packs outsized performance in an über-small package. It gives everyone the thrill of flight, so we also launched Fly Safely! to encourage drone etiquette. See how to tread the sky lightly; download our nifty free infographic poster!

Now for the sneak peek: With New Year’s approaching, we’re excited to be jetjatting off to North America’s premier consumer electronics show, CES Las Vegas, Jan. 6 – 10.

We’ve cooked up a smörgåsbord of über-slick drones to demo, from powerful little personal flight machines to commercial-grade workhorses capable of autonomous missions.

Here’s a sneak preview of one:

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If you’re at CES please stop by our booth 72749 in the Sands Expo. We’re right on the main aisle.

We’ll have many more fun new products in the coming year.

Meanwhile don’t forget to show off your JETJAT Nano piloting skills to your friends!

MOTA Goes Worldwide!

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Team MOTA touched back down on California soil after a week in Dallas for Fall Toy Preview. Our diorama was a hit and the MOTA JetJat Nano drone was a hot product at the show.

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MOTA has grown substantially over the past few months and will continue to do so. Among our latest milestones we are happy to announce a new partnership with D&H Distributing, one of the largest consumer electronics distributors in the nation. Read about them at https://www.mota.com/partners-retailers/

Signing D&H, Tama in Japan and Kondor in the UK and Ireland means MOTA’s gone worldwide! Our products can now deliver happiness to your doorstep. Stay tuned for even more news about our rapid growth.

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The holidays are just around the corner and Team MOTA will be hard at work to deliver holiday cheer in the coming months. We hope you’re anxiously awaiting our new family of drones, some hot new products we can’t tell you about yet, as well as a plethora of toys.

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JETJAT™ Spotted Over Dallas!

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Forget Area 51, JETJAT Nano has taken to the Texas skies!

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After many late nights perfecting our latest and greatest gadgets and toys, a lucky few of us have decamped to Dallas to show some fun products at the Fall Toy Preview, including the world’s smallest, lightest drone: MOTA JETJAT™ Nano!

The show opens today at the Dallas Market Center and runs through Thursday. It’s a who’s who of the toy business.

If you’re at the event, stop by our booth #13-3331 and test fly JETJAT Nano for yourself! It makes the fun of drone flight possible for almost everyone.

If you prefer more traditional pleasures, we have just the item for you! Kendama was a classic form of entertainment and test of skill in old Japan. And now MOTA ‘is bringing fun times back, YEAH!’ (in our best Justin Timberlake Impression; sorry).

Kendama’s catching on big time at a schoolyard or park near you. Think you‘ve got what it takes to beat our team members? Challenge us to a match at the show!
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While some of us get to have all the fun at Fall Toy Preview, others are back home beavering away on CES in January. It’s the largest consumer electronics show in North America, and we’ll have tons of cool new products for it.

Meanwhile, here’s to prosperous fall and spooky Halloween for all!
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MOTA Heads to Japan!

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We are thrilled to announce a partnership with Japan’s largest consumer electronics distributor, Tama Electronics, for our wireless Charger for GoPro and other products. Japan is one of the largest consumer electronics markets in the world, and Tama has a long history serving Japan’s many specialist electronics retailers. We look forward to selling our products in Japan, now and for a long time to come!

Stay Cool with FanFan

Nothing beats the agony of seeing summer come and go so quickly…. Unless you live in warmer regions and wake up sweating to fall’s 90+ degree weather. The sleek new MOTA FanFan cools down you and your gadgets. Runs off your laptop or phone, including Apple Lightning. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, then good luck staying—or even looking—cool!

 

Everything On the Go

On the topic of cool gear/hot weather, if you’re a GoPro user you’ll want to pack along some power with your HERO 3’s/4’s. Take them for a spin while whitewater rafting or capture the rush that comes with parachuting from a plane. Every HERO needs a sidekick and MOTA has just that with MOTA Wireless Charger for GoPro. It’s the only charger that juices up the camera in its housing without need of a wall  outlet. How cool is that? Enough to score an “Excellent” rating from CNET. They recommended it for all serious GoPro users, “well worth the investment for keeping your camera powered up wherever you are”.

 

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A big THANK YOU, too, to all the backers and support during our crowdfunding. We are all very excited about this charge and are humbled by high-scoring reviews. Stay tuned for more cool new products on the way, no matter what the weather. They’ll be here faster than a presidential candidate can say “super PAC.”

Into the Summer with Free MOTA Products!

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Summer’s finally in the air! Days are warmer and longer, and many people are lining up to take a break, even briefly, from our busy work lives for some time in the sun.

You know what that means! Time to bust out our tech gadgets and take them for a run. Whether it’s a GoPro, a selfie stick or just your smartphone, staying connected and powered up helps make the season more enjoyable.

Starting this July 4th holiday weekend, we’re partnering with America’s tech radio show Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline for a very special, first-ever, MOTA summer product giveaway!

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Father’s Day Flash Sale!

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Did you know Father’s Day was invented by a woman? More than 100 years ago Sonora Dodd proposed a day to honor fathers. Her idea spread throughout America but wasn’t recognized nationwide until 1966.

Ms. Dodd was partial to roses for Father’s Day. This year Americans want consumer electronics for our dads. We’ll spend about $2 billion on Father’s Day gadgets, more than on sporting goods and home improvement tools combined.

And MOTA’s just made it easier for you to get the perfect gift for your dad or anyone in your life.

Visit our shop for some incredible prices on a selection of products in our first-ever Father’s Day Flash Sale! Read More

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 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

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

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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