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Consumer Product Events Presented “All Products” Product Preview

Melodie Elliott and Leslie Lancaster with BioOrb
Written by Shawn Martin
How often do you get a chance to check out all the latest offerings from cutting-edge companies and visionary entrepreneurs under one roof? LA-based media and influencers had that opportunity to get a jump on the ‘next big thing’ at Consumer Product Events “All Products” product preview, held at Rock Sugar Asian Kitchen.  From fashion and technology to pet products and skincare, there was no shortage of interesting items that may end up under your tree this holiday season.

The Brands
Let’s face it, you can’t do much with a fish. However, you can add some excitement to their ecosystem. BioOrb takes fish tank aesthetics to a whole different level, with dazzling aquatic spaces that you allow you to experience the wonder three-dimensionally. These tanks aren’t the old-fashioned glass enclosures with colored rocks inside, they are actual biospheres. If you don’t have fish, BioOrb’s tanks may inspire to invest in some.
Bio Orb Aquarium

Bio Orb Aquariums

Pet parents are every bit as indulgent as a traditional mom and dad. With that in mind, Doog USA is dedicated to designing canine accessories that promote both safety and adventure. While looking over their product line, which includes not only leashes, collars, paw protectors, and carrying mechanisms but also feeding systems, it was easy to imagine any pooch benefiting from these pet-centric products.

I was amazed at the new tech accessories on display. Gamers are going to be knocked out by the new line of headsets by HyperX. As a sponsor of over 500 e-sport gamers and athlete-influencers, such as Gordon Hayward, Joel Embid and DeAaron, Hyper X has established itself as a trusted brand in the world of gaming. These next level headsets will be on plenty of gamer’s wish-lists this season.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has been doing some amazing things in the realm of PED accessories. With the new Kingston Bolt, you can easily boost the storage capacity of Apple Devices. Basically, it extends the familiar concept of the flash drive to your i-Phone or i-Pad. The new Bolt joins the digital storage firm’s previous innovations in USB-sticks and multi-function chargers and transformers.

The quest to feel and look younger has inspired a cottage industry dedicated to developing effective solutions to problems as wide-ranging as back pain and sagging skin. There is no short supply of miracle cures. Finding the ones that actually do what they claim can be tricky. The “All Products” product preview featured plenty of opportunities to take a firsthand look at some of the best of these new products.

Tracy Halmos, the inventor of Backstrap, created her patent-pending design to lessen her own discomfort. An orthopedist, Halmos suffered from debilitating symptoms caused by sclerosis, herniated disc, and an assortment of other injuries. This wellness product has a simple, intuitive design that works effectively to alleviates back pain.

As we get more of our nutrition from drinking protein shakes and smoothies, we don’t often think about how eating less could be affecting our jaw and teeth. The lack of chewing is leaving us with saggy faces that make us look old before our time. The common solution is injections and fillers which artificially adds plumpness. If you’re afraid of needles like I am, you would likely prefer a more natural method. BLA Fit Appliance Inc., the brainchild of Dr. Maryam Bakhtiyari, exercises your face, keeping it looking taut and youthful.

Dr. Maryam Bakhtiyari

Dr. Maryam Bakhtiyari

Beautiful skin doesn’t come cheap, however, it can come cheaper than those European beauty creams that are becoming the status symbols of the vanity. American-made CIREM is affordable and effective. It was created by a pharmacist to give your skin the finest actives, including Vitamin C, retinol and Hyaluronic Acid, along with more exotic ingredients such as diamond dust and caviar. The idea of getting high-quality results at a lower price point is always irresistible.

Nutrient Body Sculpt is billed as “Hollywood’s go-to secret for that slimmer silhouette”. I also learned more about how Nutrient Body Sculpt combats aging and promote hydration among other benefits. The nutraceutical body wrap is imbued with vitamins and nutrients that are absorbed through the skin. This method ensures its various formulas deliver the results you are after.

HavFitness is engineered to prevent active women from experiencing unexpected issues without inhibiting their mobility. Bladder leakage isn’t just inconvenient, it’s also potentially humiliating particularly if you are a busy professional. The discreet triangular pads comfortably adhere to the urethra, allowing women to work, and play, with confidence.

One of the handiest new products on display was a fashion accessory from Alexx, Inc. that does that more than just accentuate your look. It also eliminates a major annoyance: rummaging through your purse looking for your keys. If you ever found yourself trying to lay your hands on your car or house keys in a handbag that seems to be filled with everything but what you’re looking for, you’ll appreciate this time saver.

In March of 2019, Barbie will celebrate a milestone birthday. To commemorate the icon’s 60th, Mattel has commissioned a fall line that recreates some of Barbie’s classic fashions from the 50’s and 60’s. Barbie x Unique Vintage has created vintage clothing that fans and non-fans alike can appreciate while cultivating their own unique style.

Looking for gift options for your kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews that don’t involve screen time? Books are still a good bet, provide they are written to keep young readers engaged:

The third in a series, Adventures of Camellia N: The Rainforest allows young readers to explore the oceans, the Arctic, and the rain forests while learning more about the animals that populate these remote habitats. Author Debbie Wideroe is a Pepperdine University professor and Harvard MBA with a gift for storytelling and a passion for the natural world. The latest installment in the series has garnered the Mom’s Choice Award Gold Seal.

Fan’s of C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling will easily become engrossed in the magic of Archibald Finch and the Lost Witches.  The book follows the adventures of an 11-year-old boy who uncovers an incredible family secret which serves as the catalyst for a journey through the underworld. Author Michel Guyon is a former foreign news correspondent who uses his knowledge of history to craft a tale that will capture the imagination of almost any child on your Christmas list. The powerful story is complemented by intricate text layouts and the fantastical illustrations of Zina Kostich. Readers have responded enthusiastically to this first book in the series, which is now available for shipping, by keeping it at number one for several weeks on three Amazon charts.

I don’t know what I would do without my morning cup of coffee. It isn’t an option for scores of Americans who suffer from acid indigestion. TruCup has found a solution with roasts that are acid-free and kinder to the digestive system. Rock ‘n’ roll fans will appreciate the clever titles such as “Born to be Mild”, “Stuck in the Middle”, and “Heart of Bold”.

Snack It Forward has redeemed junk food, making it healthier without sacrificing the taste. Peatos is a cheesy treat infused with all natural pea protein. You get all of the flavor and none of the guilt.

Rock Sugar Asian Kitchen, located  in the newly renovated Century City Mall, showcases the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Each dish on RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen’s extensive menu is authentic to its country of origin.

I came away from the “All Products” product preview with a multitude of gift ideas for the upcoming holidays. Hopefully, some of the items highlighted here will help you get a jump on your seasonal shopping.

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Shawn Martin