MOBILE EDGE IN THE NEWS: Express PC Media Remote Review

How would you like to play and pause videos on your PC with a remote? You wouldn’t have to click a mouse or be right at your keyboard to turn up the volume. Now you can control your PC’s media players from across the room with the Mobile Edge PC Media Remote.

I’m one of those people who likes to watch movies from my PC on my TV. However, I don’t like having to use a mouse to pause/play videos. With the PC Media Remote, I can have the same watching experience with my PC like I can when watching TV.

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MOBILE EDGE IN THE NEWS:USB Wireless Optical 7 Button Mouse Review

With so many wireless mouse options out there, it can be a challenge finding the right one for you. Do you need a mouse for gaming or casual surfing? Well, the company Mobile Edge has created a wireless mouse that performs well in gaming and casual, everyday use.

I’ve been using Mobile Edge’s wireless mouse for some time now and putting it to the test. So far, I’ve noticed this mouse has a lot of great features like quick and easy to use… Read More

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It’s Summer Travel Season: Time to Get TSA Friendly

It's Summer Travel Season - Mobile Edge

Summer time fun! Bring it on!

Airports are always busy places and now that it’s summer, airport volume is bound to leap. It happens every year, especially in July—the busiest travel month of the year.

Headlines like “Summer Travel Likely to Increase TSA Waits” and “TSA Security Lines are ‘Insane’” and “Record U.S. Airline Traffic Expected This Summer” are sure to make even the most seasoned business travelers pause.

Why?

Beginning with Memorial Day and continuing through Labor Day, summer always means higher volumes of people at airports, especially inexperienced travelers heading out for vacations with their families. More volume and less savvy travelers is not a recipe for speed. According to the Transportation Security Administration, during the busiest days of the summer, TSA often screens more than 2.5 million passengers per day!

Summer is also the time of year most prone to weather delays. You heard that right. Nor’easters pounding the Mid-Atlantic and New England and Blizzards in the Rockies might get all the headlines, but summer weather—i.e. thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other severe weather—are toughest on airline travel.

If you’re a frequent flyer, you’ve probably got your own process to make time in the airport speedy and efficient. But just in case, we offer these reminders:

1. Get TSA Pre-checked. If you qualify, you’ll enjoy expedited screening lanes at more than 180 US airports. You won’t need to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts, and light jackets—and you’ll be the envy of other travelers stuck in those long, snaking, security lines.

2. Be prepared. To frequent flyers, inexperienced travelers are easy to spot. They over pack carryon bags, don’t separate their liquids, fail to remove laptops from their bags, and leave their keys or their phones in their pockets. As an experienced traveler, you know the drill: have your ID and boarding pass at the ready, and everything out of your pockets and into your carry-on approved bag.

3. Remember that all liquids, gels, aerosols, creams, and pastes must be 3.4 ounces or less and all must fit inside a single quart-size plastic bag and be placed in a bin for carry-on screening (if you’re not TSA Pre-checked).

4. Give yourself extra time, especially if the weather outlook is bad and you know the airport will be busy. You might be able to skate by arriving just 75 minutes before your flight in January, but come June and July, give yourself at least another 30-45 minutes.

5. Better yet, avoid travelling at peak times. That’s Monday through Friday between 7 am and 9 am, and between 4 pm and 7 pm.

6. If there are delays or cancellations, have a Plan B already in place. With airline websites and smartphone apps, it’s easy these days to check out alternate flights ahead of time. Having a backup plan in the works means you can move quickly if storms or other delays wreak havoc on your preferred itinerary.

Last but certainly not least, you can speed things up by gearing up properly for travel. Mobile Edge makes this easy for business travelers with a variety of TSA-friendly mobility solutions. Each of these Mobile Edge bags let you travel in style and security, and their rugged construction makes them extremely durable.

Choose among our ScanFast Checkpoint Friendly Briefcase 2.0, Professional Backpack, Alienware Vindicator 2.0 Briefcase, ScanFast Women’s Ultrabook/Tablet Briefcase, ScanFast Onyx Checkpoint Friendly Backpack, or a number of other ScanFast solutions designed to fit a wide range of fashionable and functional needs. Each is checkpoint friendly/TSA compliant and features a lifetime warranty.

About Mobile Edge

Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Mobile Edge provides durable and protective laptop cases, messenger bags, backpacks, and more for busy travelers, students, professionals, and gamers. Mobile Edge is known for its innovative and stylish designs, superior-quality, lifetime warranty, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Many leading computer manufacturers rely on Mobile Edge to design and build custom cases for their products.

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Style Your Dad for Father’s Day

Does your Dad need a makeover?

  • Gets his haircut at the same barbershop he’s gone to since he was a kid. P Check.
  • Wears socks with his Crocks. P Check.
  • Wears Crocks. P Check.
  • Insists that he can’t do without his fanny pack. P Check.
  • Wears baggy, no name Jeans from the big box store. P Check.
  • Turns those baggy, no name Jeans into cutoffs when the leg bottoms get frayed. P Check.
  • Didn’t get the memo that short shorts are out. P Check.
  • Considers wearing black and brown together a bold fashion statement. P Check.

Sadly, Mobile Edge can’t help out with the unforgivable fashion fails above, but we can help add some style to your Dad’s mobility gear.

1. Is your Dad a gamer? Don’t laugh. Some 28 Percent of eSports Fans and Players in the USA are over age 35. Mobile Edge recently introduced a refresh of its Alienware Vindicator family of backpacks, briefcases, slim cases, messenger bags, neoprene sleeves, and rolling cases. Timed to coincide with the release of Alienware’s next generation of bestselling gaming laptops, each of Mobile Edge’s Alienware 2.0 products comes with a lifetime warranty and is available in various sizes to accommodate 13-, 15-, and 17” laptops.

2. Is your Dad a busy professional and/or frequent traveler? Mobile Edge’s new Professional Backpack and Rolling Case combination provides a great option for busy professionals and travelers. Dads can pack essential electronics and other personal items in one convenient mobile-friendly unit, saving wear and tear on your Dad’s back. Mobile Edge also offers a complete line of checkpoint friendly laptop cases sure to be a hit with frequent travelers who want to speed through airport security checkpoints. The ScanFast™ Collection bags exceed TSA guidelines for checkpoint friendly carry-on luggage.

3. Is your Dad environmentally conscious? Mobile Edge’s Ecollection line of environmentally-friendly cases are made from either DuPont™ Sorona®, a pioneering material produced from corn stalks, or all-natural cotton canvas. Each packs a lot of style and function into a minimal carbon footprint. Of particular interest to eco-Dads might be the ECO Briefcase, a casual, lightweight alternative to the traditional briefcase.

4. For corporate, yet casual, Dads, the Mobile Edge Briefcase brings together form, function and style. Each case is meticulously crafted to integrate exclusive technology, including the Wireless Security Shield™, the bungee comfort system, and the patented SafetyCell™ computer protection system. Messenger bags are also an ideal laptop carry solutions for business professionals looking for a variety of styles, sizes, and functionality. Designs are available in nylon, leather, synthetic leather, and eco-friendly canvas materials.

5. And let’s not forget to accessorize. From power supplies, chargers, and cases, to notebook locks, security wallets, storage cases, and more, Mobile Edge’s wide range of accessories make perfect complements to your Dad’s briefcase, backpack, case, or messenger bag selection.

Do you have other gift ideas for Dad? If so, share them here.

In the meantime, be sure to honor your Dad this Father’s Day by recognizing him for all the things—big and small—he’s done and does for you all year long.

Have a healthy, happy, and joyful Father’s Day!

About Mobile Edge

Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Mobile Edge provides durable and protective laptop cases, messenger bags, backpacks, and more for busy travelers, students, professionals, and gamers. Mobile Edge is known for its innovative and stylish designs, superior-quality, lifetime warranty, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Many leading computer manufacturers rely on Mobile Edge to design and build custom cases for their products.

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MOBILE EDGE IN THE NEWS: Mobile Edge Cares: New Initiative Continues Mobile Edge’s Long-Standing Tradition of Giving Back

Anaheim CA, May 22, 2017—Mobile Edge, the leading provider of stylish laptop cases, messenger bags, and backpacks for busy travelers, students, professionals, and gamers is pleased to announce the launch of “Mobile Edge Cares,” a new initiative designed to help support and raise money for various charities each month through purchases made on the Mobile Edge website. Read more.

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Focus on Child Safety this May 25, National Missing Children’s Day

National Center of Missing and Exploited Children - Mobile Edge Cares

One of the greatest fears of any parent or caregiver is for a child to go missing. It’s a fear that for far too many becomes reality. According to FBI statistics, in 2016 there were a staggering 465,000 reports of missing children made to law enforcement.

“At the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), we believe that one missing child is one too many,” said NCMEC spokesperson and child advocate, Callahan Walsh. “That’s why we’re grateful to Mobile Edge for its commitment to helping bring missing children home and giving hope to searching families.”

Each May 25, the United States observes National Missing Children’s Day, a tradition begun in 1983 to focus attention on and remember all missing children, as well as encourage families and others to make child safety a priority.

Children go missing for a number of reasons: they run away, they are abducted by family members (often as a result of divorce), they are abducted by strangers, or they simply become lost.

As caregivers and responsible members of society, it’s critical that we become more aware of child safety and the ways we can prevent child abduction and exploitation.

· Maintain an up-to-date, quality photograph and descriptive information about your child. A Child ID Kit, prepared by the NCMEC, is available for download at Mobile Edge’s website. It’s an easy way pull together descriptions of your child’s identifying features, medical information, and photographs.

· Get involved in your child’s life, online and off, as well as monitoring your child’s whereabouts. NCMEC’s Take 25 Initiative encourages parents, guardians, and educators to Take 25 minutes to talk to children about safety.

· Supervise your child’s Internet use. Many predators lurk online. Set ground rules covering when your kids can go online, what sites they can visit, and limits on texting. Be sure to report abuses (cyberbullies or potential predators) to the website where the offense took place, the texting service, law enforcement, or www.cybertipline.com.

· Many missing children are located through the diligence of others who identify them because they spot them riding in a car, on a subway, at the mall, etc. NCMEC provides a useful online tool where you can browse images of missing children by state.

· Take notice whenever an AMBER alert is sounded. You’ll often see notices on highway signs, hear/see them on TV and radio, and even receive alerts on your cell phone. Since December 2015 there have been 800 children rescued and returned specifically because of AMBER Alerts.

· Support NCMEC. For example, for the months of May and June 2017, Mobile Edge’s Mobile Edge Cares initiative will donate 10% of MobileEdge.com sales in support of NCMEC through proceeds from the sales of our NCMEC Caring Case Collection.

“Children are this country’s greatest resource,” says Mobile Edge President and CEO G. David Cartwright. “That’s why Mobile Edge remains active year-in and year-out to raise awareness, build support, and help prevent child abduction and exploitation, as well as reunite missing children with their families.”

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Mobile Edge Cares: Supporting Our Military on Memorial Day . . . and Beyond

Happy Memorial Day!

For many, Memorial Day conjures images of family cookouts, rising gas prices, blowout sales on everything from cars to computers, and the unofficial start to the summer season.

It’s a lot more than that, of course.

Originally known as Decoration Day and designed to commemorate both the Union and Confederate soldiers killed during the Civil War, over the years, the observance has grown to honor all American soldiers killed while serving—some 1.2 million individuals dating back to the Revolutionary War—and was eventually renamed “Memorial Day.” It became a Federal holiday in 1971.

How Do You Celebrate Memorial Day?

· Many communities hold parades featuring marching bands, service organizations, and various military and veteran groups.

· Families gather for cookouts, reunions, and get-togethers.

· For some, the day represents the first trip to the beach or a park to enjoy the sun.

· For others, they make special visits to the graves of their loved ones who died while serving.

· Many institutions and individuals fly their US flags at half-mast until noon, and then raise them to full mast until sunset.

· Across the country, volunteer organizations place American flags on the graves of fallen service members.

How Mobile Edge Shows Its Support

While Mobile Edge joins millions of Americans every Memorial Day to honor those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice, we wish to show ongoing support for those who serve in the military and their families. One way we’re doing this is through Mobile Edge Cares, an initiative that supports various worthy charitable causes each month, with a particular focus on missing children, breast cancer, children’s hospitals, and our military veterans and their families.

This July, we are beginning to work with Operation Homefront, a top-rated charitable organization with 92% of its expenditures going to support military families. Operation Homefront works with the American donor community to provide life-changing short-term and long-term programs to help military families grow stronger, more stable, and more secure.

For the entire month of July, Mobile Edge Cares will be donating 10% of MobileEdge.com product sales in support of Operation Homefront, providing customers a unique opportunity through their purchases to show support.

Since its founding in 2002, Mobile Edge has contributed more than $500,000 to charities.

Won’t you join them and us?

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Honor Your Mom on Mother’s Day . . . and All the Year Through!

Happy Mother's Day from Mobile Edge

For those who need a reminder, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14—a day to give Mom a card, some flowers, and take her out to brunch or dinner in recognition for all she’s done and continues to do for your family each and every day.

In addition to the aforementioned “standard” Mother’s Day gifts and rituals, we at Mobile Edge thought it would be fun to suggest a few non-traditional gifts your Mom might enjoy.

1. Write your Mom a “thank-you” letter, recognizing all those things she’s done for you and the family over the years.

2. If you’re the creative type, write her a poem or a song. Rhyming is not necessary, just your genuine feelings, which she’ll surely treasure.

3. Make her a playlist for her phone or tablet. It can be sentimental, filled with tenderhearted songs, or contain songs she really likes. Either way, she’s sure to appreciate the gesture.

4. Make her a photo CD, DVD or thumb drive, collecting all those digital photos you’ve taken over the past year (or years). We all take so many photos these days and hardly ever print them out or put them in some sort of collection for easy viewing. Here’s your chance!

5. Start a scrapbook for Mom. Save mementos from trips, outings, and special occasions spent with your mother and the family and use these as “seeds” to start a family scrapbook that you can hand over to your mother to keep going forward.

6. Give your Mom a personal care kit (soaps, lotions, bath oils, wine, etc.) and a day (or the weekend) off to enjoy them . . . and it doesn’t have to be Mother’s Day; it can be any day or weekend of her choosing.

7. Get Mom’s car detailed. It’s probably something she’d never consider doing for herself. If detailing is out of the questions, at least wash it for her!

8. Make a donation to a charity in her name. One way to do this is by purchasing an item from Mobile Edge’s Caring Case Collection of backpacks and totes. Through our Mobile Edge Cares program, we donate 10% of the retail selling price of Caring Case Collection items directly to charitable causes, such as Breast Cancer and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC).

9. If your Mom is a busy professional or traveler, get her something she can really use. Mobile Edge’s new Professional Backpack and Rolling Case combination provides a great option for packing essential electronics and other personal items in one convenient mobile-friendly unit, saving your Mom wear and tear on her back.

10. You can even help Mom stay environmentally conscious with Mobile Edge’s Ecollection line of environmentally-friendly cases. These casual, lightweight alternatives to traditional briefcases pack a lot of style and function into a minimal carbon footprint.

Do you have other gift ideas for Mom? If so, share them here.

In the meantime, be sure to give your Mom the greatest gift of all. Take a few moments now and on Mother’s Day to honor your Mom for all the big things and little things she does or has done in your life, day in and day out, the whole year through.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Do Your Customers Match the eSports Demographic?


Participating in eSports, either as gamers or fans, is not just the purview of teens, young adults, and those members of society who prefer to hang out in their parents’ basements.

eSports by the Numbers

According to bigfishgames.com, the average age of gamers is 35 and the percent of households that own a device used for playing video games is 65%! As for gender, as expected the number of male players outpaces the number of female players (but not by as much as you might think): 59% male to 41% female.

Further, a recent report by esportsbettingreport.com shows that esports enthusiasts bring a lot of purchasing power to the table.

“It turns out that esports fans are not typically impoverished male students living in debt and on subsidies from their parents: Forty-three percent of eSports enthusiasts have an annual household income of $75,000 per year or higher — and nearly one third (31 percent) have a household income of $90,000 or higher. There is a large proportion of millennials in the demographic. Sixty-five percent of fans are between the ages of 18-34, but 60 percent are between 25 and 39 . . . and women make up a significant proportion of the fan base, registering 38 percent.”

The growth of the eSports industry bears watching as well:

  • According to CNN, the current worldwide eSports audience is estimated to be close to 300 million people and it’s projected to exceed 427 million by 2019.
  • As for revenue, eSports has grown from $194 million in 2014 to $463 million in 2016, and is expected to exceed $1 billion in revenues by 2019. Compare that to $13 billion for the NFL and $10 billion for MLB in 2016, and you’ll see that while esports has some catching up to do, it’s no longer an industry in its infancy.
  • Total prize money awarded in 2016 esports tournaments (of which there were 3,877) exceeded $93 million for an average tournament prize pool of more than $24K.

eSports = Big Business

The bottom line is that when it comes to esports, there are a lot of big numbers being tossed around in terms of people, purchasing power, and potential growth. Businesses should take note whether they are directly involved in the industry, such as game and console developers, or only peripherally involved, such as convention centers and hotels.

One place to learn more is at the third Biz eSports Summit this May 18-19 in Los Angeles, where fans, participants, students, startups, developers, publishers, tournament organizers, and virtually anyone else interested in learning more about the esports space will be on hand to hear from industry experts.

Topics to be covered there include monetizing strategies, regulatory updates, diversity and demographics, a look at team owner and player perspectives, e-league strategies and opportunities, and professional player contracts and negotiation must-haves.

Our Take

Mobile Edge has a keen interest in supporting the burgeoning esports industry and its players and fans. We continuously innovate new designs and adapt our products to meet the changing needs of customers so they can access cutting edge carry-and-protect solutions for all of their mobility and gaming needs.

Mobile Edge recently introduced a refresh of its Alienware Vindicator family of backpacks, briefcases, slim cases, messenger bags, neoprene sleeves, and rolling cases. Timed to coincide with the release of Alienware’s next generation of bestselling gaming laptops, each of Mobile Edge’s Alienware 2.0 products comes with a lifetime warranty and is available in various sizes to accommodate 13-, 15-, and 17” laptops.

About Mobile Edge

Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Mobile Edge provides durable and protective laptop cases, messenger bags, backpacks, and more for busy travelers, students, professionals, and gamers. Mobile Edge is known for its innovative and stylish designs, superior-quality, lifetime warranty, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Many leading computer manufacturers rely on Mobile Edge to design and build custom cases for their products.

The 3rd Biz-eSports Summit

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6 Tips for Easing the Return to Routines after Spring Break

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Spring Break is over. It’s time for many students to assess where they’re at in body and spirit before getting back to cracking the books. It’s also time for them to take inventory of their electronics—from gaming to productivity and everything in-between to make sure their gear made it through all the Spring Break revelry unscathed.

Many Spring Breakers have a tough time with the return to normalcy, especially if they’ve gone on a vacation or trip to some exotic locale. So how does one get back in the groove of attending classes, studying, and test-taking—especially after you’ve just spent a week partying in the sand and sun?

1. Just like riding a bicycle and falling off, the best thing to do upon your return is to get right back in the swing of things. Immediately getting back to normal student routines of classes, studying, and socializing can go a long way to easing the transition.

2. Get plenty of sleep and eat healthy meals and snacks. A well-rested and well-fueled body leads to a well-fueled brain.

3. Don’t be lulled into the trap of procrastination. The temperatures may be warmer and the days longer, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to be lazy. Staying on top of your studies and assignments can help you avoid feelings of overwhelm, which can actually feed the procrastination cycle.

4. Spring Break is sort of a reward for working hard all year long. With that in mind, just because you’ve returned to school doesn’t mean the rewards have to end. Reward yourself in small but meaningful ways to keep you motivated and productive, such as going to a movie, granting yourself quiet time, reading a book for pleasure, social activities, and so on.

5. Whenever there is a lot to do and there are lots of distractions, it’s time to get organized. Calendar your classes, block off time to study, make a to-do list, and arrange your books, papers, and assignments so you can spend more time studying and less time looking for stuff.

6. In addition to getting your schedule under control, getting your electronics organized can go a long way to keeping your mind focused on where it should be: your studies. Most students have laptops, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, and related accessories that they need to keep track of. Mobile Edge offers a wide range of stylish and student-friendly laptop sleeves, messenger bags, and backpacks to help students get organized, stay organized, and keep their gear safe.

The return to school after Spring Break can be a surprisingly stressful time for high school and college students as they gear up for the final stretch toward finals and, for some, graduation. Taking the time to be planful about your return to school routines and getting organized can go a long way to helping ease the transition back.

What tips or suggestions do you have for students returning from Spring Break? Share them here.

Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Mobile Edge provides durable and protective laptop cases, messenger bags, backpacks, and more for busy travelers, students, professionals, and gamers. Mobile Edge is known for its innovative and stylish designs, superior-quality, lifetime warranty, and commitment to customer satisfaction.

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