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Vivitar Brings Fun to the Sky With All New 360 Degree Follow Me Drone at 2018 CES®

Vivitar Brings Fun to the Sky With All New 360 Degree Follow Me Drone at 2018 CES®

(CES Booth #16037) -- Vivitar, a legacy family brand of fun and affordable tech products, unveils at 2018 CES® this week the all-new Follow Me Drone - a quadcopter drone with a built in 360 camera. With its Follow Me function and camera, the Follow Me Drone can be synced to use its camera to follow your motion, offering 360-degree views of all the action. At an affordable price point of $179.99, Vivitar is making it easier than ever to own an automated drone for sporting events or other activities. The Follow Me Drone and other new offerings from Vivitar will be previewed at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 9 - 12, 2018, at the Central Hall, Booth #16037.

The Follow Me Drone comes with a built in Dual GPS Module to help keep it on locked in on the ground below while filming in the air. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows the user to take to the sky and control the camera and drone via the Smartphone APP (iOS and Android). Getting the drone in the air is not a problem, as the drone has a built-in auto takeoff and landing function, making it easy for even first timers to get it in flight. With the Follow Me function, the drone can track the controllers every move while it follows behind at a safe distance. With GPS LOCK hover mode, the 16.1 megapixel camera can take beautiful pictures and video without worry of drifting off location, capturing the perfect aerial shot. With a high-quality video feed and storage, the Follow Me Drone can be used for anything from capturing snowboard tricks to producing fun home movies.

The drone has a range of 1,000 feet and even has a return home function. The Vivitar Follow Me Drone will retail at $179.99. For more information, check out Vivitar at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Booth #16037, or visit http://www.vivitar.com.

About Vivitar 
Vivitar designs and manufactures affordable consumer electronics ranging from on-trend digital lifestyle products for millennial consumers to cameras and accessories for amateur and professional photographers. With a rich heritage dating back to 1938, the company's portfolio today spans mobile and audio accessories, cameras, and a constantly evolving array of specialty products in emerging electronics categories. It also is the largest supplier of digital still cameras, camcorders and accessories around the world, harkening back to its origins as an importer of photographic equipment and its subsequent development of industry-leading mass-market cameras, lenses and flashes. A division of Sakar International since 2008, Vivitar is headquartered in Edison, NJ, with offices in the United Kingdom, Latin America, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong, and global retail distribution through more than 100,000 mass market and specialty locations. For more information, visit http://www.vivitar.com or follow the company on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. 
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  • Melissa Hoistion
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Vivitar Unveils Brand New Smart Home Line at 2018 CES®, Keeping Homes Safe With New Wi-Fi Connected Devices

Vivitar Unveils Brand New Smart Home Line at 2018 CES®, Keeping Homes Safe With New Wi-Fi Connected Devices

(CES Booth #16037) Vivitar, a legacy family brand of fun and affordable tech products, unveils at 2018 CES® this week its expanded smart home line, including a range of new IP security cameras that make it easier than ever to keep homes safe. The new products include a multi-surface mountable camera, a doorbell camera for added security at the front door, a fun baby camera with night vision, and a smart plug and lightbulb with home and away timers. These latest offerings and more will be previewed at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 9-12, 2018, at the Central Hall, Booth #16037.

All of Vivitar’s new smart home products are scheduled to be available Q1 and Q2. The expanded line includes:

DB-208 IP Doorbell Camera ($99.99 or $119.99 with Indoor Chime) 

  • Never miss a visitor! Vivitar’s IP Doorbell Camera starts recording as soon as the doorbell is rung; can also be remotely activated
  • 3 month rechargeable battery
  • Free Cloud Storage
  • Built-in motion sensor alert and night vision mode makes this the ultimate first line of protection for any home

 

IPC 120 IP Baby Cam ($89.99) 

  • Enjoy total peace of mind with these fun baby cams! These cameras can pan, tilt, and zoom, and include IR night vision so you won’t miss a thing
  • Built-in wifi connectivity
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices
  • Comes in 3 colors including blue, pink and orange, perfect for any gender!

 

IPC 117 360 IP Cam ($49.99) 

  • This multi-surface mountable camera can be strategically placed virtually anywhere in your home
  • 360 degree view with Digital Pan-Tilt-Zoom
  • Built-in motion sensor alert and night vision mode
  • Free cloud storage

 

Wi-Fi Smart Sensors ($29.99) 

  • This collection of sensors can be strategically placed around the house to keep it safe while home, and secure while you’re away
  • The panic sensor and knob can be used in case of an intruder
  • Door and motion sensors alert owners when someone enters the house while they're away
  • The water leak sensor sends an alert if there is a leak, and allows you to fix it before it becomes an issue

 

LB-30 Soft White Bulb ($14.99) and HA-1005 Wireless Remote Plug ($24.99) 

  • This 450 lumens energy saver bulb can be installed in any standard full size bulb mount
  • Has multiple timers and away/home modes
  • The 10 amp remote pug also has multiple timers and works with iOS and Android devices

 

For more information, check out Vivitar at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Booth #16037, or visit http://www.vivitar.com.

About Vivitar 
Vivitar designs and manufactures affordable consumer electronics ranging from on-trend digital lifestyle products for millennial consumers to cameras and accessories for amateur and professional photographers. With a rich heritage dating back to 1938, the company's portfolio today spans mobile and audio accessories, cameras, and a constantly evolving array of specialty products in emerging electronics categories. It also is the largest supplier of digital still cameras, camcorders and accessories around the world, harkening back to its origins as an importer of photographic equipment and its subsequent development of industry-leading mass-market cameras, lenses and flashes. A division of Sakar International since 2008, Vivitar is headquartered in Edison, NJ, with offices in the United Kingdom, Latin America, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong, and global retail distribution through more than 100,000 mass market and specialty locations. For more information, visit http://www.vivitar.com or follow the company on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

  • Melissa Hoistion
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We Make the Holidays Fun: Tech Products from Vivitar That Your Whole Family Will Love

We Make the Holidays Fun: Tech Products from Vivitar That Your Whole Family Will Love

Vivitar, a legacy family brand of fun and affordable tech products, is helping families get ready for the holiday season with a range of enjoyable new products including action cameras, activity trackers, and smart home products. The highlight of the line is the all new DVR917 action camera, which captures video in crystal clear 1080p and features a 2.0” preview screen. Each of the new additions will make the perfect gift for any family member on your shopping list this holiday, from the adventure seeking brother, to the fitness loving sister, and parents who want to keep their home safe.

Vivitar has you covered for the holiday shopping season with a range of great presents, from stocking stuffers to larger gifts. Along with the DVR917 action camera, Vivitar is also offering two 360 degree action cameras, a brand-new fitness tracker, and a smart camera for the holiday season. The full range of products include:

DVR917HD: 4K Wi-Fi Action Camera (MSRP $99.99; Available at Best Buy) 
-Capture 16 MP photos in full 1080p HD resolution and 2.0” preview screen allows for playback of videos and photos 
-Built-in Wi-Fi (Video streaming & control) enables connectivity to the corresponding app to view and share your content with others 
-Wireless remote control allows you to control the camera remotely and various mounts and cases included for support of your next adventure

DVR988: 360 Action Camera (MSRP $199.99; Available at Best Buy) 
-Shoots 4K video, takes 16 megapixel still images, and features a 1.0” information screen and built-in WiFi to easily connect to a smartphone or tablet 
-The Vivitar 360 view app is compatible with iOS and Android, and includes virtual reality system support with a built-in gyroscope sensor 
-Share images and videos from your camera directly with friends, family, or social media

TYL5402: 5 in 1 Bluetooth Fitness Tracker (MSRP $49.00; Available at Walmart) 
-Track your steps, distance, blood pressure, heart rate, calories burned, sleep quality, and even set sleep and activity goals 
-Features shock-proof and sweat-proof design 
-Wirelessly sync data to smartphone and portable devices to receive and display text messages, phone calls, and social media notifications

DVR-978HD: 360 Action Camera (MSRP $99.99; Available at Walmart) 
-Capture 16 MP photos with the dual lens in 4K resolution for crystal clear photos and video recording 
-1.0” information screen for recording time and photos, along with battery info and built in mic that lets you captures the sounds of whatever you’re filming 
-360 degree recording angle so you don't miss a single bit of the action around you, while the wireless remote control lets you control the camera remotely from wherever you are

IPC-117: 360 View Home Security Cam w/ Digital Pan-Tilt-Zoom (MSRP $79.99; Available at Home Depot) 
-180° ultra wide angle 360 view with digital pan/tilt/zoom and built in motion sensor w/alert 
-Ceiling/wall flush mount bracket or stand and IR night vision 
-2-Way audio lets you have a conversation with whoever is by the camera

These products will be available in Best Buy, Walmart, and Home Depot stores nationwide this holiday season. For more information, please visit http://www.vivitar.com.

About Vivitar 
Vivitar designs and manufactures affordable consumer electronics ranging from on-trend digital lifestyle products for millennial consumers to cameras and accessories for amateur and professional photographers. With a rich heritage dating back to 1938, the company's portfolio today spans mobile and audio accessories, cameras, and a constantly evolving array of specialty products in emerging electronics categories. It also is the largest supplier of digital still cameras, camcorders and accessories around the world, harkening back to its origins as an importer of photographic equipment and its subsequent development of industry-leading mass-market cameras, lenses and flashes. A division of Sakar International since 2008, Vivitar is headquartered in Edison, NJ, with offices in the United Kingdom, Latin America, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong, and global retail distribution through more than 100,000 mass market and specialty locations. For more information, visit http://www.vivitar.com or follow the company on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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  • Melissa Hoistion
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Vivitar Turns Up the Tunes with the Launch of KidsTech Audio Line in Toys “R” Us Stores

Vivitar Turns Up the Tunes with the Launch of KidsTech Audio Line in Toys “R” Us Stores

Vivitar, a legacy family brand of fun and affordable tech products, is unveiling its new KidsTech Audio Line, which includes a range of headphones, speakers, and charging accessories. The focus of the line is the new volume limiting headphones, which come in both bluetooth and stereo models. The new additions are set to be available in all Toys “R” Us stores nationwide today, just in time for holiday shopping.

With parents expressing more and more interest in safe technology for their children, Vivitar has expanded its line to include safe options without sacrificing fun. Along with the headphones and speakers, the line also includes a wall charger, light-up cables, and external power bank to accommodate the new audio products. The full line includes:

VA50011: KidsTech Stereo Headphones (MSRP $12.99) 
Compatible with nearly every device including smart phones, MP3’s, and tablets 
Adjustable headband and comfortable earcups allow these headphones to fit snugly on kids of all ages 
Volume limiting technology keeps kids ears safe while listening to their favorite tunes 
Available in red, blue, pink, and purple

VA50012BT: KidsTech Bluetooth Headphones (MSRP $19.99) 
Compatible with all bluetooth devices 
Comes with comfortable earcups and a rechargeable battery with USB cord 
Volume limiting headphones which allow allow you to skip, pause, and rewind music tracks 
Available in red, blue, pink, and purple

VA60011BT: KidsTech Flexible Speaker (MSRP $11.99) 
Bluetooth speaker allows you to stream and listen to music wirelessly 
Flexible handle makes it easy to hang or rest the speaker on any surface 
Speaker lights up for additional fun!

VA60012BT: KidsTech Bluetooth Long Speaker (MSRP $14.99) 
Bluetooth speaker allows you to stream and listen to music wirelessly 
Rechargeable battery comes with USB charging cable 
Also includes a 3.5mm AUX cable for non-bluetooth devices

VA20011: KidsTech Assorted Wall Charger (MSRP $5.99) 
2.4 AMP dual USB wall charger 
Compatible with mobile phones, power packs, and iPads/tablets

VA30011: KidsTech 4000MAH Power Boost (MSRP $12.99) 
Strong lithium ion battery for a powerful performance 
Compatible with Android, iPhone, and Samsung devices 
Provides up to 2 full charges for your devices

VA40011: KidsTech 5FT Braided Lightning Cable (MSRP $9.99) 
5 ft cord allows you to continue using your device while charging from even the hard-to-reach ports 
USB charger is compatible with the latest iPod’s, iPhone’s, and iPad’s

“Toys R Us is the premier retailer for children’s products, and we’re thrilled at the opportunity to offer our Vivitar products at one of the most influential stores in the country,” says Melissa Hoistion, Director of Marketing at Vivitar. “Vivitar has been making audio products for adults for many years, and after seeing more and more children and tweens becoming tech savvy, we knew we had to create a safe, affordable line just for them.”

These products are now on sale at all Toys R Us locations nationwide. For more information, please visit http://www.vivitar.com.

About Vivitar 
Vivitar designs and manufactures affordable consumer electronics ranging from on-trend digital lifestyle products for millennial consumers to cameras and accessories for amateur and professional photographers. With a rich heritage dating back to 1938, the company's portfolio today spans mobile and audio accessories, cameras, and a constantly evolving array of specialty products in emerging electronics categories. It also is the largest supplier of digital still cameras, camcorders and accessories around the world, harkening back to its origins as an importer of photographic equipment and its subsequent development of industry-leading mass-market cameras, lenses and flashes. A division of Sakar International since 2008, Vivitar is headquartered in Edison, NJ, with offices in the United Kingdom, Latin America, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong, and global retail distribution through more than 100,000 mass market and specialty locations. For more information, visit http://www.vivitar.com or follow the company on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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  • Melissa Hoistion
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Vivitar 360-Degree Action Camera Lands in Best Buy Following Recent Sales Success

Vivitar 360-Degree Action Camera Lands in Best Buy Following Recent Sales Success

Vivitar, a legacy family brand of fun and affordable tech products, is bringing its highly popular DVR988 HD 360-Degree action camera to Best Buy retail locations across the country. Starting at just $199, this 360 camera features the latest in video quality and usability, and is designed to truly capture all of the action you need at every angle. The camera will be available and on display in the camera department at Best Buy stores nationwide at the end of May.

With the projected growth of the 360 degree camera market at 35% over the next 4 years, Vivitar created this camera with a mission of delivering the latest cutting-edge technology at a more affordable price point than its competitors. This is a model that continues to work well for Vivitar with their top three action cameras (DVR783, DVR786, and DVR794) listed by NPD as three of the top 20 best selling models for Holiday 2016.

The DVR988 360 camera allows consumers to add a unique perspective to their action photos and videos, with its built-in video stitching software that seamlessly integrates two views into one spherical 360 image. In addition, consumers can chose several different modes of playback including VR mode, circle mode, flat panorama mode and inversion mode. The camera shoots 4K video, takes 16 megapixel still images, and features a 1.0” information screen and built-in WiFi to easily connect to a smartphone or tablet, allowing instant peer-to-peer sharing of photos and video. By simply connecting to your device, you can share images and videos from your camera directly with friends, family, or social media. The Vivitar 360 view app is compatible with iOS and Android, and includes virtual reality system support with a built-in gyroscope sensor. Users can also easily upload 360 degree videos to YouTube to show off their latest footage.

“Best Buy is the premier consumer electronics retailer, and we’re thrilled at the opportunity to offer our Vivitar products at one of the most influential stores in the country,” says Edward Cohen, Vice President, Vivitar Technology Division. “Consumers are looking for the latest cutting-edge technology but at a price point that is more affordable. This 360 camera provides everything that consumers want and that the Vivitar brand is all about - fun, affordability, and ease of use.”

The DVR988 360Cam comes standard with universal mounts, a waterproof case, tripod, RF remote control, and starts at $199. For more information, visit http://www.vivitar.com.

About Vivitar

Vivitar designs and manufactures affordable consumer electronics ranging from on-trend digital lifestyle products for millennial consumers to cameras and accessories for amateur and professional photographers. With a rich heritage dating back to 1938, the company's portfolio today spans mobile and audio accessories, cameras, and a constantly evolving array of specialty products in emerging electronics categories. It also is the largest supplier of digital still cameras, camcorders and accessories around the world, harkening back to its origins as an importer of photographic equipment and its subsequent development of industry-leading mass-market cameras, lenses and flashes. A division of Sakar International since 2008, Vivitar is headquartered in Edison, NJ, with offices in the United Kingdom, Latin America, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong, and global retail distribution through more than 100,000 mass market and specialty locations. For more information, visit http://www.vivitar.com or follow the company on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

  • Melissa Hoistion
  • Tags: News
Vivitar Announces Expansion of Grooming Line With the Addition of New Beauty Tools at International Home + Housewares Show

Vivitar Announces Expansion of Grooming Line With the Addition of New Beauty Tools at International Home + Housewares Show

(March 18, 2017 - Booth #L12931) -- Vivitar, a legacy family brand of fun and affordable tech products, is unveiling the expansion of its grooming line at the International Home + Housewares Show, with the addition of a wide range of women’s beauty tools. The line now includes a 2-in-1 hair straightener and curling iron, heated volumizing brush, ceramic straightening hair brush, and various shavers and trimmers. The new additions are set to be available in retail stores nationwide by Summer 2017. These products and other new offerings from Vivitar will be previewed at McCormick Place in Chicago, March 18-21, 2017, in the Lakeside Center, Booth #L12931.

With the global grooming market on pace to reach more than $29M in 2020, Vivitar has continued to expand its grooming line in response to strong demand. Following the addition of women’s grooming tools to the line last year, Vivitar is now offering a series of new products aimed at making beauty care affordable and easy. The line includes:

PG-7150: Hair Straightener and Curling Iron (MSRP $29.00; Available Q2) 
Works great on virtually any hair type to achieve desired look while also minimizing frizz and static caused by humidity and other outside elements 
6 foot swivel cord lets you handle the iron with ease to target specific areas of your hair 
Utilizes the latest ceramic heat technology to heat up fast so you can style your hair within minutes

PG-7250: Heated Volumizing Hair Brush (MSRP $29.99; Available Q2) 
Features 180-degree smoothing technology to curl, straighten, or add much needed volume to dull and mundane hair 
Dual temperature setting on this styling tool ensures that hair never receives any heat damage or split ends caused by overheating 
Quick and convenient heat up process and easy on/off switch

PG-7100: Hair Straightening Flat Iron (MSRP $19.99; Available Q2) 
Ceramic heat technology to straighten hair in minutes, while reducing frizz and static 
Temperature ranges from 140-450 degrees Fahrenheit

PG-7200: Ceramic Straightening Hair Brush (MSRP $39.99; Available Q3) 
Smooths hair easily for salon quality results 
Temperature ranges from 140-450 degrees Fahrenheit and has a 60 minute auto shut off for safety 
Available in several different colors including aqua, red, rose gold, and white

PG-7000: Facial Power Brush (MSRP $19.99; Available Q3) 
Gentle cleansing brush that massages, and exfoliates for glowing skin 
Reduces pore size and leaves skin fresh and smooth

PG-7010: Lady’s Flex Shaver (MSRP $19.99 Available Q3) 
Gives a close, comfortable shave without irritation 
Can be used on wet or dry skin and works well with all hair types 
Shaver has a powerful motor and a flex head for a smooth shave anywhere on the body

PG-7016: Precision Trimmer (MSRP $9.99; Available Q3) 
Compact shaver safely removes all types of hair 
Can be used as a precise eyebrow styler or bikini line trimmer

These products and more will debut at the show. For more information, check out Vivitar at McCormick Place, Lakeside Center, Booth #L12931, or visit http://www.vivitar.com.

About Vivitar 
Vivitar designs and manufactures affordable consumer electronics ranging from on-trend digital lifestyle products for millennial consumers to cameras and accessories for amateur and professional photographers. With a rich heritage dating back to 1938, the company's portfolio today spans mobile and audio accessories, cameras, and a constantly evolving array of specialty products in emerging electronics categories. It also is the largest supplier of digital still cameras, camcorders and accessories around the world, harkening back to its origins as an importer of photographic equipment and its subsequent development of industry-leading mass-market cameras, lenses and flashes. A division of Sakar International since 2008, Vivitar is headquartered in Edison, NJ, with offices in the United Kingdom, Latin America, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong, and global retail distribution through more than 100,000 mass market and specialty locations. For more information, visit http://www.vivitar.com or follow the company on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. 
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  • Melissa Hoistion
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