Santa Monica, CA – (June 15, 2014) – X-Doria announces KidFit, a wearable wireless activity and sleep tracker created specifically for children ages 5-13. KidFit creates customized daily activity targets for kids and presents them in an easy to understand goal of 100 points. The KidFit app gives timely feedback on progress via brightly colored “Results Cards” and encourages kids to reach their daily targets. Built-in goals create ongoing challenges and engagement toward the child’s health goals. Available for $49.99 at X-Doria.com
With an easy and intuitive interface, Bluetooth 4.0 technology and a straightforward one-button design, setup is as easy as downloading the KidFit app, pressing one button on the KidFit wristband and answering a few simple questions. KidFit will automatically set daily activity and sleep goals for a quick start. Parents looking to further refine their child’s KidFit goals can customize active time and sleep goals, amongst other settings at any time. KidFit is housed in a colorful, “slap-band” style wristband that provides a continually adjustable, secure fit. With an IPX3 water resistant rating and rechargeable battery capable of up to seven days of monitoring, KidFit is a true 24/7 activity monitor.
Rather than just counting steps or calories, KidFit motivates a behavior change in children by making activities into a game, and encouraging any form of activity to meet daily goals. Built-in challenges centered around key measures of health, encourage continued engagement for both the short and long term. Goals focus on key metrics such as hitting your daily target score, getting enough sleep and distance traveled, so children are rewarded when goals are met. Parents also can create custom goals tied to real world rewards for extra motivation.
Parents are encouraged to spend a few minutes at the end of each day to sync data and discuss results with their child. KidFit can be synced to a parent’s or child’s iPod, iPad, iPhone or similar Android device. Synced summaries show achieved goals and a total score that includes three components: total KidFit score, sleep time, and progress toward goals. Users can view progress at a glance in an easy to understand summary or progress over time in animated graphs.
“Over the last three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. Today, one in three children in our nation is overweight or obese*,” says Matt Brown, Director of Product Development for X-Doria. “With KidFit, children don’t necessarily need to be athletic to be successful and healthy; they just need to increase their physical activity during the day and get enough rest at night. By staying active and healthy, children learn good habits that will stick with them and help fight immediate issues like poor self-esteem, illnesses or eating disorders as well as long-term issues like diabetes and heart disease.”
KidFit will be available on August 15th in black, aqua, hot pink, yellow and red for $49.99. Pre-orders are now being accepted at www.x-doria.com/kidfit. The first 1,000 orders will get $10 off the regular MSRP.
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X-Doria is a leading maker of fashion-forward accessories for mobile lifestyles. From the beginning, a commitment to approachable fashion and customer-centric design have been the
hallmarks of X-Doria products. Today, X-Doria continues to break new ground in fashion and design for mobile accessories. Products such as Scene Plus, Defense 720°, and now KidFit continue to lead the way in mobile accessories for a new generation of mobile consumers.
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The Samsung Galaxy S3 was the single most popular Android device in 2012. Selling millions of devices makes you popular, and that’s a great thing if you are interested in accessories. Accessory manufactures develop and release accessories for devices that will bring them a profit. So when the Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGS4) was announced everyone expected it too was going to be popular because the Galaxy brand is heavily marketed and is usually the highest selling Android device. I have been seeing many accessories marketed towards the SGS4 and a new brand that has come across my desk is X-Doria. X-Doria, mainly a case manufacturer for iOS devices, has recently entered the Android ecosystem by releasing some cases for the SGS4.We'll be looking at the X-Doria Dash Pro and Dash Icon cases for Samsung's latest flagship phone. via rootzwiki
This is the first time I have ever used an X-Doria case on any of my devices. They are testing the waters by offering three case series for the SGS4. I have for you the DASH ICON and the DASH PRO. They provide two different experiences as one is a snap on case and the other is a flip cover case. Let’s see if X-Doria has the chops to offer use quality accessories for our Android devices.
The Dash Icon is a hard shell polycarbonate snap-on case. We have seen these types of cases offered from many other manufactures. However, X-Doria differs by offering some fashion designs and color options. Any producer can do a simple snap-on case, so if you want to get my attention you need to do something different. X-Doria has caught my attention and they have done it with their use of fabrics, colors, and print designs. The Dash Icon case has a layer of fabric on the back to create unique designs like polka dots, tribal-style graphics, and birds. The slight thickness of the fabric raises tactile interest. It brings a unique experience to your case as it feels different and X-Doria is able to offer designs you don’t see every day.
The fabric has a nice texture to your palm that doubles great as grip. It also gets away from the plastic feel that the SGS line of phones is notorious for. I have the “Navy Dots” design option of the Dash Icon which is the red with navy blue polka dots. The polka dots are of a different material and look to be ironed on. I really like the way it looks but it seems with heavy long term use the polka dots may peel off. There is no definitive evidence or signs of peeling at the moment but I have my suspicions. The fabric material is red, looks great brand new, and is great for grip. My hands must get dirty because I have noticed that the fabric gets dirty. It is quite difficult to clean (as it is fabric) so applying the wrong cleaning product may damage the fabric. If you are a messy person beware of the fabric as it is prone to staining.
The cutouts for the physical buttons and ports are spot on. There are no obstructions for the camera, flash, volume rocker, and power button. As a snap on case the top and bottom of the case are open providing zero protection for your device. That is the nature of the beast when it comes to these type of cases. It does provide easy access to the microphone, headphone, and charging port.
If you are a fan of snap on cases but need it to look fresh then you need to check these out. The use of fabric is a nice change up of the stale solid color snap on cases. They provide four different designs but unfortunately they do not provide more color combinations. The Dash Icon retails for $29.99 through X-Doria.com.
The Dash Pro is a flip cover case that providing more features and “more” protection. Unlike the OEM flip covers, the X-Doria Dash Pro does not replace your battery cover but instead has you slide your phone into a pouch. It secures the phone into place to make sure that it does not slip out. The exterior of the Dash Pro is of a soft leather-like material that gives it a premium feel and look. The flip cover has a built-in magnet strong enough to not flip open up accidently. The flip cover is also a smart cover as it turns on and off your device when flipped accordingly. The flip cover can also be used as a stand which works great. Each viewing angle is useable and the notches are deep enough to hold the SGS4 firmly in place.
The inner portion of the Dash Pro consists of a cloth material that is soft to the touch. It's soft enough that it doesn't damage the screen or the device. However, it does attract dirt and will look dingy over time. Just like the Dash Icon fabric backing, this cloth material is difficult to clean. Like many flip covers this one is also weird to hold when using the SGS4. It actually feels you are holding on to the flip cover rather than the device when you flip the cover back.
The design of the pouch encasing the SGS4 has to be noted. For some reason large portions of the top, bottom and most notably the corners of the case are wide open. It is possibly to avoid tight fits but it is a big deal that they are open. This SGS4 was accidentally dropped while using the Dash Pro and it suffered cosmetic damage on the uncovered corner.
The cutouts for the camera and speaker are spot on. It is a bit awkward holding your device to take a picture as the flip doesn't have a cut out and you need access of the screen to take the picture. The volume rocker is only accessible when the flip cover is open. The cutout for the power button, charging, and headphone port are large enough for easy access.
If you are a fan of flip covers but need more coverage than the average cover offers, the Dash Pro is right up your alley. It provides a layer of additional protection but it does have its vulnerabilities. It provides the same features you expect from the standard flip cover plus the ability to use as a stand. X-Doria offers the Dash Pro for $29.99 in several colors and two designs. via rootzwiki
Along with doing a nice job protecting an iPad mini, the Dash Folio looks great.
I’ve been an iPad mini owner since release day late last year, and I’ve always been drawn to folio-type cases to protect the smaller tablet. While the form factor has never been my favorite to use with the full-sized iPad, it works much better with the iPad mini as the tablet feels much more like an actual book. And X-Doria’s Dash Folio does a great job of protecting Apple’s latest “blockbuster.” viaapp advice
Use And Feel
With the case, the tablet can be placed in a number of media viewing angles.
If you’ve seen any folio case, X-Doria’s take should be pretty familiar. The case protects the entire iPad mini with a a multi-layer, leather-like material. The actual tablet is placed in an integrated plastic cradle that does a nice job of holding the mini. Soft microfiber material protects the iPad mini’s screen when the case is closed. All of the tablets ports and buttons are still accessible.
And while the Dash Folio does a nice job of providing protection without adding a lot of bulk, the case also looks fantastic. Along with some subtle front accents, an integrated elastic band helps keep the case closed when needed. I’d have no problem using this case in pretty much any situation imaginable – all the way from a button-up boardroom meeting to a nice day at the local coffee shop.
The back of the front cover has a number of small indentions. Paired with a specific part of the tablet’s frame, users can place the tablet in a number of media viewing positions. It also collapses to provide a very strong and stable typing angle.
With integrated magnets in the front cover, users can also automatically turn the iPad mini on and off when opening or closing the tablet. Unlike some other folio covers I used, the magnets do a very nice job of activating this function.
Even though I’ve been trying the black version of the case, it also comes in a brown color. One word of warning, though. While the black version’s tray holding the iPad mini is a subtle cream color, the tray on the brown version is what could easily be described as a radioactive yellow that would definitely stand out in a crowd.
How Long Will It Last?
Even though the Dash Folio is just made of faux leather, the case feels great to hold in your hand. Not surprisingly, I’m a heavy user of my iPad mini, and the case looks as good as it did when I started using it more than a month ago.
If you’re looking for ultra-rugged protection, I’d look at something else like the OtterBox Defender. But for everyday use, this case is a great choice.
How Does It Stack Up?
The built-in hole for the back camera is another nice touch.
Comparatively, the Dash Folio does a great job stacking up against the competition. Most folio cases fall into two categories – expensive and made of high-quality material or flimsy and not designed to last. But the case does a great job of being inexpensive and well made. With the built-in camera hole, I can even recommend it over the recently reviewed BookBook from Twelve South.
Protects the entire iPad mini without adding a huge amount of bulk or weight
Multiple position stand is great for watching a movie or typing.
Looks classy and could easily be carried in and out of the boardroom.
Bright yellow enclosure with brown version could be distracting.
It’s really hard to find something negative to say about the Dash Folio. It’s one of the best folio cases I’ve ever used for iPad mini, and its comparatively inexpensive cost makes it a great choice for almost everyone.
Aesthetic Appeal: ★★★★★
Wow Factor: ★★★★☆
Build Quality: ★★★★☆
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For the style conscious aficionados out there, most protective cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4 might look too boring to flaunt in public. Well, if you want something that’s sure to dazzle people near and far, you ought to check out the X-Doria Engage Form VR Samsung Galaxy S4 case. via PhoneArena
Right from the moment we snapped our Samsung Galaxy S4 into place, our eyes just kept on staring at the optical illusion happening in the rear. It’s rather interesting, seeing that the vector design of the case causes light to bounce in a way that it appears as though it’s shimmering. Essentially, the outcome we see with our own eyes is a 3D-like pattern that changes at different viewing angles. In actuality, though, the case has some cuts and grooves that allow the effect to happen profoundly.
Beyond the eye dazzling look of the case, we really like that its maintains the handset’s lovely slim profile, as it’s very form fitting. In addition, the soft touch matte finish of the X-Doria Engage Form VR case is very resilient when it comes to combating debris and smudges – thus, it’s able to keep a clean appearance at all times.
We’ve seen an assortment of Galaxy S4 cases, but this is the first time we’re seeing something that really dazzles us with its shape shifting design. For $29.99, you’re bound to get some question from random strangers regarding the case, since you know, it’s the case’s standout highlight.
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–March 18, 2013 – X-Doria, a leading maker of fashion-forward accessories for mobile lifestyles, announces the availability of its Samsung line of cases for the Galaxy S4. All X-Doria cases provide a stylish and functional design, while keeping your device protected at all times.
The cases will be available at x-doria.com for the following MSRP:
Dash Icon-$29.99, Engage Form Vector- $29.99 and Dash Folio- $29.99.
Dash Icon- (MSRP $29.99)
Dash Icon cases for Galaxy S4 feature textured fabrics and vibrant colors. Subtle 3D “puff prints” create a raised surface and incite interest with a slim, form-fitted design. The strong polycarbonate one-piece inner shell is intended to give Dash Icon a precise fit for your smartphone. With full back and side protection, your Galaxy is well protected from scratches and impacts. Available Styles include: Herringbone Blue, Navy Dots, and Birds.
Engage Form Vector- (MSRP $29.99)
An eye-popping vector design of matte and sleek combinations set the Engage Form Vector apart from the rest with strong, patterned contrasts. It’s bright, on-trend colors are sure to be noticed. With a unique, 3D stand-out shape, your phone is not only protected but also dressed to impress. Available colors include: Blue, Pink and Silver.
Dash Folio- (MSRP $29.99)
The ultimate in luxury for your Galaxy, the Dash Folio’s leather-like exterior provides distinguished protection. Its multi-position stand allows your phone to be viewed in both portrait and landscape modes. Featuring a magnetic closure, your screen is protected from drops and scratches. This understated elegance serves style and function to keep your device protected at all times.
"Our emerging lineup of cases for Samsung Galaxy delivers unprecedented style and protection,” said Eddie Lee, Director of Industrial Design, "We’ve released three distinctly different cases, sure to appeal to everyone while keeping the same consistent eye-catching designs and safety for your Galaxy.”
The X-Doria Samsung Galaxy S4 cases are available at www.x-doria.com and retail for $29.99 U.S. MSRP.
X-Doria strives to be different in a world of one-dimensional mobile accessories. Our designs bring 3D textures right to your hand; yet its construction remains the most protective on the market. Our fashion-forward designs play with texture and depth while maintaining superior protection for your mobile phone or tablet. We continue to break new ground in fashion and design for mobile accessories by providing innovative products including the Defense 360, Engage Form, Dash Icon, and SmartStyle. X-Doria is all about giving you more - more style, more features, more function.
Learn more about X-Doria at www.x-doria.com.
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