Product Focus: Electronics
It’s hard to beat electronics as incentives and rewards, since the category is so broad and deep, and new products are constantly being introduced that are guaranteed to provide a charge to your next program. Here’s a look at what’s new from a number of suppliers:
“Amazon.com Gift Cards are the ideal incentive for your employees, customers, business partners, survey respondents... anyone you want to motivate, reward, or show your appreciation to,” says Stephanie Robinett PR Manager for Amazon.com. The Corporate Gift Card program allows companies to purchase large amounts of Amazon.com Gift Cards for all their incentive or promotion needs. Amazon.com Gift Cards never expire, can be offered in amounts ranging from $1 to $5,000 per card and can be redeemed for millions of products in over 40 different categories. The current top-redeemed and best selling electronic product is the Amazon Kindle 2, Amazon’s new wireless reading device. Other hot electronic products include the Apple iPod touch 8 GB (2nd Generation) and the Canon PowerShot SD770IS 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom. Information: http://www.amazon.com/corporate-gc
The Best Buy Green Gift Card is a perfect promotion or incentive gift for any eco-friendly employee. The card is made out of recycled PVC plastic, and when the Green Gift Card is redeemed at any Best Buy retail location, it will be recycled again into new gift cards. “So you can reward your top people and the planet at the same time,” says Best Buy Representative Michelle Blair. These gift cards allow you to choose the rewards and incentives that really motivate and inspire – movies and music, cameras and camcorders, games, computers and thousands of other home entertainment and electronics items – all from more than 1,000 Best Buy stores in the U.S. or online at BestBuy.com. Corporate Best Buy Gift Cards give your incentive program a long-lasting impression that goes beyond the cash value of a card. The rewards that Best Buy Gift Card recipients choose for themselves are a tangible symbol of their success and a constant reminder of your recognition. For more information, visit http://corporategiftcards.BestBuy.com or call (877) 370-1234.
Coby Electronics Corporation is a prime manufacturer of consumer electronics offering a wide assortment of products including: LCD TVs and LCD TV/DVD combos, MP3 players, digital photo frames, portable and home DVD players, DVD home theater systems, portable stereos and radios, and a variety of accessories. Some top sellers include the DP702 a 7" digital photo frame, complete with the capability of setting your photos to music with MP3 audio playback; the MP600-2G a 1.44" video MP3 player with ultra-slim design and easy-to-use controls; and the TFDVD7008 a 7" portable DVD player, which enables you to enjoy movies and music at any time on the go. Coby prides itself on being committed to a strong premium/incentive business. “Coby Electronics is a perfect choice for your clients. We offer uniquely designed, well-priced, high quality personal electronics,” says Peter L. Kohan Premium Sales Representative for Coby. For more information on Coby’s Special Markets business, please e-mail or call (516) 775-8880.
DSI Systems is the nation’s largest distributor of televisions and satellite equipment. DSI has 25 years of experience providing efficient customer service with strong product lines, fast shipping, and dealer programs, offering over $50 million in inventory of television and satellite products, complemented by installation and consumer accessories. Lines include Toshiba, Pioneer, Sharp, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, DIRECTV, Onkyo, Sennenheiser, Monster Cable and Pinnacle Speakers. This wide selection creates a unique one-stop shopping opportunity for dealers. Although DSI is new to the premium and incentive industry, Director of Premium-Incentive Sales Ben Lewin says DSI has a number of exciting products to offer. “The Toshiba LCDs (26"-32"-37") are the biggest sellers,” Lewin says. “The demand is high, the price is right and these sizes will ship UPS. Volume still goes to DVD players, and Toshiba's SD4100 is our number one item. New for 2009-2010 and shipping in April will be the ZV650U series, a 1080p LCD HDTV featuring an amazing 240Hz panel. It will be available in 42", 47" and 55".” To begin a working relationship with DSI’s dedicated team, dealers are invited to call Ben Lewin, Director of Premium & Incentive Sales, at (314) 738-0205.
“The Special Markets Division of FUJIFILM has been involved in the Premium Incentive business for over 20 years,” says FUJIFILM’s Heather Chevreau says. “FUJIFILM USA offers a variety of award-winning digital cameras that will suit your budget and your image.” Currently, the J20 is the top-redeemed product. At only 17.4 mm thick, the FinePix J20 is the perfect on-the-go camera, fitting easily into a shirt pocket or handbag. Despite its size, the FinePix J20’s black metal body houses a 10 Megapixel CCD, a 3x Fujinon optical zoom lens and a brilliant 2.7” high resolution LCD that displays images with sharpness and clarity. The top selling product is the S1500, perfect for advanced or amateur photographers. The 10 Megapixel FinePix S1500 is equipped with a versatile Fujinon 12x optical zoom (33mm-396mm), 2.7” LCD screen and Dual Image Stabilization for the ultimate anti-blur protection. Lastly, new products include the FinePix Z30fd, designed for ultra-portability making it the ideal camera for the fashionista on-the-go. Boasting a high resolution 2.7” LCD screen, this 10 Megapixel camera is available in four hot colors – pink, orange, violet and black – and has a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens. FUJI FILM also offers offer a variety of Bundles that include the camera of your choice, a camera case and a 2GB SD memory card, competitive pricing, promotional materials, high-resolution images and product brochures. “We are dedicated to giving you and your program the attention it deserves,” Chevreau says. Call (800) 869-8600 or e-mail
In today’s difficult economic environment, people are seeking ways to cut their expenses without cutting out necessities. And there’s no better way to help them do this than by offering them the MagicJack, an innovative new phone device that can reduce their phone bill by hundreds of dollars per year by eliminating their monthly phone bill altogether. The MagicJack connects at one end into a USB port of virtually any Windows or Apple computer with a high-speed internet connection and then connects at the other end to any standard telephone or headset/mic. MagicJack provides free local and long distance calling in the U.S. and Canada, and even works when calling from overseas. In addition to the free calling, participants are also given a free local telephone number, voice mail box, Caller ID, Call Waiting and other features. MagicJack has been recognized as a PC Magazine “Editor's Choice” in 2008 and has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNBC and in other media. The MagicJack retails for $39.95, and each additional year of service costs only $19.95, so it fits most premium, incentive and gift programs perfectly. MagicJack is available and in stock at Harco. For information, contact Ruth Owens at (201) 894-8941 x124 or
Marketing Manager Gail S. Frei says PMC is especially excited about the Garmin nuvi 265WT. “GPS is still one of the hottest categories around, and Garmin is a leader in this industry,” Frei says. “One of Garmin’s extensive line of GPS products is the Garmin nuvi 265WT.” Avoid traffic tie-ups with Lifetime Traffic, receive alerts about traffic delays and road construction that lie ahead on your route and view traffic details or detour around the problem area. The nuvi 265WT’s intuitive interface greets you with two simple questions – “Where to?” and “View map” – and takes you there with preloaded maps and turn-by-turn directions calling out streets by name. It adds a crisp, sunlight-readable, widescreen 4.3-inch display and features over 6 million points of interest (POIs), plus custom POIs. It also features hands-free Bluetooth calling. PMC is the largest supplier of consumer electronics and appliances for the special markets channel. Their dedicated and experienced team will provide exceptional partner services tailored to customers’ specific needs. Learn more about the nuvi 265WT or PMC from Eric Anderson, Director of Sales, at 262-743-2095 x 108; . For more info, go to http://www.pmcusa.com
Denon’s Reference Audio Over-Ear Headphones were named to the “10 Best Gear 2009” list by Home Entertainment magazine. Perfect for any music lover, the real mahogany enclosures and magnesium frame of the headphones provide a dramatic design paired with a crisp and clear sound. Any energy-conscious top-performer will appreciate Monster’s Empowered PowerCenter with IR Control and Distribution and Clean Power Stage 3, an electronic device that allows you to use a remote control to automatically cut power to standby mode “energy vampires” like HDTVs, AV receivers, amplifiers and more. Available exclusively in March 2009, Boston Acoustics added a new model to its line of iPod speaker systems, the Horizon i-DS3 iPod Speaker System. The system is the first two-piece model in the group and accepts both iPods and iPhone models. Information: http://www.rymaxinc.com
Sony has a number of new products to suit all your incentive or promotional needs. The MHSPM1 enables you to record HD MP4 video and 5MP images, then easily upload them directly to the Web with the Sony Webbie HD camera. The ultra-compact Webbie HD camera also features a unique lens system that can swivel up to 270 degrees, allowing for easy self-shooting if you like to post videos of yourself on your blog. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 camera allows you to share the excitement of your experiences. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you upload your photos and videos to popular sharing sites directly from your camera. Lastly, your portal to the world, the fashionable VAIO Lifestyle PC, delivers your entertainment and computing in a single go-anywhere design. Features like built-in mobile broadband and real-time GPS functionality tell only part of the story. The bottom line is that this chic little computing sidekick will make a great fit with your life, whether it’s for business, pleasure, or both. Sony’s Jim Beyer emphasizes the benefits of taking advantage of Sony’s highly developed incentive and promotional programs. “Sony has an entire division dedicated to helping companies reach their objectives through the use of incentives,” Beyer says. “Imagine the powerful effect a Sony product can have in your next incentive program.” To learn more, visit http://www.motivation.sony.com or call (800) 833-6302.
TMS presents two of its top-selling products, the Yamaha Audio TSX-130 and the Tivo HD. TMS’s Rick Magee says the TSX-130 not only features a wide range of musical capabilities, it also includes an aesthetically-pleasing design. “Smart and sophisticated in any decor, this bedside companion plays your favorite music,” Magee says. “The TSX-130 is a compact, convenient and attractive way to add musical enjoyment to your bedroom. Versatile enough to play a wide variety of music sources, it’s sure to keep you entertained.” The TSX-130 also offers functionality. It can be set with an alarm to wake you to your favorite music and can also be used it as a handy table-top to hold eyeglasses or keys with its real wood top panel. TMS also offers Tivo HD, a premium High-Definition product at an affordable price. The new TiVo HD Digital Video Recorder combines the intelligence of the TiVo service with the razor-sharp clarity of HD recording. It’s designed as a universal cable box to work with any cable provider. The TiVo HD box also offers network connectivity, delivering the best of broadcast and broadband TV right to your living room. Call (843) 406-9460 or e-mail
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