Oregon Scientific at CES 2012: new weather monitoring and a Qi charging stations, an action cam and more

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Oregon Scientific at CES 2012: new weather monitoring and a Qi charging stations, an action cam and more
As usual, the folks at Oregon Scientific are rolling out a bundle of products at CES. When the weather gets bad, the company's new Portable Emergency Alert Radio can come to your rescue to keep you updated as the world ends (it is 2012, after all) for $79. It can tune into AM/FM radio, NOAA weather radio, and Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) location-based alerts, plus it can be charged via its solar panel or hand crank -- and a USB port's on board to keep all your other devices in the juice, too.

There's the ATCMini action video camera that joins the company's other, action cam offerings. The ATCMini weighs a scant 2.3 ounces and records 720p video at 30fps, shoot 1.3 megapixel stills and is waterproof up to 65 feet (20m). It stores all your pics and vids on a MicroSD card, and you can show off your extreme exploits on the big screen via a TV-out jack. The action cam comes with a helmet mount, but there are handlebar, surfboard, and skateboard mounts sold separately as well. PR and a gallery of either awaits you below, and stay tuned for our hands-on impressions later today.

Update: Don't forget to peep the Time and Wireless Charging Station+ and the Remote Weather Access Platform.

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Oregon Scientific Launches 6 New Products at CES –
from Wireless Induction Charging to Emergency Weather Alerts

Two products honored with CES Innovations Award
in "Health & Wellness" and "Personal Electronics" categories

Las Vegas, NV – January 9, 2012 – Oregon Scientific, a leading designer and worldwide marketer of personal electronics, today announced six new products for fitness buffs, outdoor and weather enthusiasts, and the home. Two of the products were recipients of the CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award, including a new induction charging station for mobile devices in the "Personal Electronics" category, and the industry's only touch-screen heart rate monitor in the "Health & Fitness" category. Other new products include a Portable Emergency Alert Radio that synchs up to the National Weather Service and also a Remote Weather Access Platform designed to help homeowners monitor their home's weather and environment data remotely via smartphone or tablet.

Oregon Scientific will unveil the new products at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, Meeting Room S117-S118, South Hall 2, Ground Level. The new products will include:

• Time and Wireless Charging Station+
The charging station uses Qi-enabled charging standard set forth by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). The Time and Wireless Charging Station+ is a recipient of the CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award and features a projection clock, weather forecaster and wireless charging station for Qi-enabled mobile devices or devices with Qi-enabled charging accessories. The station provides reliable indoor and outdoor temperature readings and weather forecasts based on barometric pressure. Even the iPhone 4 can be charged on the pad with a Qi-enable sleeve! (MSRP $129)

• Portable Emergency Alert Radio
The alert radio lets users know when the National Weather Service issues imminent weather or civil emergency warnings in the area, providing 24/7 updates from national agencies. The radio includes a digital AM/FM radio, weather band channels, NOAA Weather Radio alerts, and SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) technology that allow users to customize location-based alerts. The radio also features a hand crank and solar panel for supplemental charging in dire situations that will keep the LED flashlight, siren and radio operating. A USB-compatible cell phone charging port, powered by the hand crank, is also included for on-the-go charging in emergency situations. (MSRP $79)

• Remote Weather Access Platform
The weather platform synchs up with Oregon Scientific's professional weather stations, like the new WMR300, and uses traditional wireless frequencies and a "hub" to convert weather data into uploadable information to a personal website or via a smartphone (iOS, Android) app. The platform allows homeowners to stay on top of real-time weather conditions at preset locations around the house, monitoring microclimate from afar – including basements, attics, gardens and garages. Users can also track the historical weather data to share with neighbors or family online. (MSRP $149)

• Touch Advanced Weather Station
Perfect for a desktop or nightstand, this compact and user-friendly weather station provides full weather forecasts, accurate time and date, temperature, humidity and air pressure readings, and a crescendo alarm clock at the tip of your finger. The Touch Advanced Weather Station features a streamlined, contemporary design with no buttons to press and nothing to attach. The station displays indoor / outdoor temperature and humidity with up to 3 channels and utilizes touch screen technology to toggle between settings and customize screen content. Available nationwide at Target in exclusive colors. (MSRP $49)

• Gaiam Touch Heart Rate Monitor
The Gaiam Touch, a recipient of the CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award in the Health & Wellness category, features the industry's onlybutton free, touch-screen. Featuring a comfortable, slim design – 2 millimeters thinner than any other heart rate monitor on the market – the monitor builds on consumer research to create a more intuitive user experience. The directional touch-screen allows for easy navigation between heart rate, calories burned and workout time with just the touch of a finger. Available nationwide at the Oregon Scientific Online Store, Target, Sports Authority, Academy Sports, MC Sports and Athleta. (MSRP $99-109)

• ATCMini Action Video Camera
The ATCMini is a small HD video camera that is light enough to capture every action-packed moment, whether users are at the skate-park, biking down a muddy mountain trail, surfing, or diving underwater up to 65 feet. The lightest on the market weighing only 2.3 oz, the ATCMini features 720p HD video (30FPS), a 110 degree wide angle field of view, photo settings of up to 1.3 megapixels, and a built-in microphone. The ATCMini is hands-free and includes a hardshell helmet mount for motorcyclists and skaters with several mounting options sold separately: a handlebar mount for bikes and ATVs, a surf mount for surfboards, snowboards or skateboards, and a vented helmet mount for cyclists.
(MSRP $179)

For more information about Oregon Scientific's product offerings, visit us.oregonscientific.com.
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