CES 2013: Performance Designed Products Announces New Additions to Afterglow® and Rock Candy™ Lines at CES 2013

LAS VEGAS, NV - January 7, 2013 – Performance Designed Products LLC (PDP), the market-leading manufacturer of third-party video game peripherals and mobile device accessories, today announced new audio additions to its Afterglow ® and Rock Candy™ lines that will be shown at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Under the Afterglow ® brand, PDP is introducing Afterglow ® Wired On-Ear Gaming Headsets for the Xbox 360 ® and PS3 ®, which include:

  • Extraordinary sound, with studio engineered and professionally tuned acoustics.
  • 40mm tuned drivers
  • Incredible comfort, with a lightweight design specifically for marathon gaming
  • Enhanced features including a fully removable noise-cancelling microphone
  • Fully customizable headset with interchangeable headbands and ear cushions
  • Signature Afterglow ® lighting
PDP’s Afterglow ® Wired On-Ear Headset for the Xbox 360 and PS3 will have a suggested retail price of $39.99 and will be available in Summer 2013.

PDP is also introducing its first CE headphones. The Afterglow ® CE Headphones are available in on-ear and in-ear styles. The AFTERGLOW CE line will come in two designs, one for universal mobile use and a separate Apple iOS device specific design. The Afterglow ® Wired On-Ear Headset for Apple iOS devices feature LED lights and glow in the dark cables (to enhance the visibility of nighttime runners), in-line microphone and volume controls, and three lighting modes: On, Off, and Pulsing to the beat of your music. The Apple iOS edition suggested retail price and availability is TBA.

The Afterglow ® In-Ear Headphones includes the following features:

  • Universal compatibility (i.e., works with all mobile devices)
  • Extraordinary sound, with studio engineered and professional tuned acoustics
  • Lightweight sweat-resistant (designed specifically for runners and other exercising)
  • Memory wire ear hook to ensure perfect fit
  • LED lighting with glow-in-the-dark cable to enhance the visibility of nighttime runners
  • Three lighting modes: On, Off, and Pulsing to the beat of your music
  • Ergonomic charging case with cable management system
The Afterglow ® In-Ear Headset will be available Summer 2013, with the suggested retail price TBA.

PDP will also be releasing a new set of Ear Buds under it's existing Rock Candy™ line. This new line will work with all mobile devices and feature an in-ear hybrid design with 8mm speakers to provide ideal size and sound, in addition to incredibly comfortable memory foam ear buds and an in-line microphone. The Rock Candy™ Ear Buds will be available with multiple color options and a suggested retail price of $14.99 for release in Summer 2013.

"We’re proud to introduce new audio products that will build on the popularity of the Afterglow ® Wired and Wireless Headsets we released last year,” said Bill Otte, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at PDP. "Our team has worked exceptionally hard to bring more outstanding products to the audio market at an unmatched value."

The Afterglow® and Rock Candy™ line of audio products can be viewed, along with the full offering of PDP products at the  Las Vegas Convention Center, South 2 Hall – Booth #25505, during the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 8 th to 11 th.

Press Contact:

Candace Hinton


For more information, please visit  www.pdp.com.

© 2013 – Performance Designed Products LLC


About Performance Designed Products LLC

Performance Designed Products, a Lynn Tilton company, is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing products for all major video game platforms including the Sony PS3, PS Vita and PlayStation MOVE, Nintendo Wii U, Wii and DS systems, and Microsoft Xbox 360 and Kinect.  PDP also offers a full line of mobile accessories, including for Apple iOS and Android devices. PDP sells products under a number of well known brands, and its products can be found in major retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. PDP and the PDP logo are trademarks of Performance Designed Products LLC, registered in the U.S. and other countries.  All Rights Reserved.

About Patriarch Partners

Patriarch Partners, LLC, is a private equity firm and holding company managing 75 companies across 14 industry sectors with revenues in excess of $8 billion.  Founded by Lynn Tilton in 2000, Patriarch was built upon a proprietary patented financial model designed to manage and monetize the distressed portfolios of financial institutions. For more information, please visit www.patriarchpartners.com.

PDP, the PDP logo, Afterglow and Rock Candy are trademarks of Performance Designed Products LLC, registered (or pending applications) in the U.S. and other countries. Xbox 360 is a trademark of Microsoft Corp.. "PS3" is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Apple is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.  PDP’s Afterglow and Rock Candy products are not designed, manufactured, sponsored or endorsed by Microsoft, Sony or Apple. 


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