LAS VEGAS — Not many people would recognize the name Stillwater Designs, but Kicker carries strong brand recognition for the Stillwater-based car audio company.
Kicker has been an exhibitor at the International CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas for more than 30 years. The company has two booths — one representing the mobile audio side of the business, and the other hosting the home and personal products.
This year at CES, Kicker's mobile-audio unit debuted two lines of car speakers, including subwoofers and amplifiers, and a line of Powersports speakers for motorcycles, ATVs and boats. The company's home and personal products division showed four new audio docks, including three with Bluetooth, as well as seven over-the-head headphones and 11 sets of earbuds.
The new Bluetooth docks will work with iPhones and iPads, as well as other Bluetooth-enabled gadgets and devices with standard audio jacks. It also features a USB port for charging and a free app is available for custom tuning the dock's sound.
“As a global company, we have to think about all of the devices that use Bluetooth and market a universal solution,” said Kip Litsey, special operations manager.