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24
May

Clip-on adds gesture control to Pebble Time and Android Wear watches


Aria is a small add-on that clips underneath a smartwatch band and lets you control the device with finger gestures. It’s an accessory for an accessory, which sounds kind of ridiculous, but it’s not like you have a lot of choices when it comes to adding gesture control to your gadget anyway. The remote control-like clip-on can access any feature you’d usually access through the touch screen or the watch dial, completely freeing up your other hand for tasks like eating, drinking or talking on the phone. Possible gestures include tapping, flicking your fingers, and closing and opening your hand — you can configure it all through its companion app.

Aria connects to a smartwatch via Bluetooth Low Energy, and it doesn’t need a battery of its own. Its designers created two versions of the accessory for Pebble Time and Android Wear watches, and they plan to put a campaign up on Kickstarter within the next few weeks. The Android Wear version will cost you quite a bit at $169, since it was created specifically for developers. If you own a Pebble Time, though, you’ll only have to pledge at least $69. According to TechCrunch, the clip-on can also control iPhone and iPad apps, but It won’t work with any Apple Watch, even if it’s the fancy 18K gold kind.

Filed under: Wearables, Mobile

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23
May

Divoom Airbeat-10 Review: A Bluetooth speaker for leisure and the bathroom






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The market for Bluetooth speakers, by now, is extremely saturated – there’s pretty much a speaker in every form factor to suit all needs and lifestyles. One form of speaker that I haven’t tried myself (having only dealt with medium to large speakers) is the small speaker, the kind that you can pocket and take with you anywhere. This is an area that the Divoom Airbeat-10 has staked its claim, so let’s check out just how good it is.

 

What’s in the box

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Divoom Airbeat-10 Review
Divoom Airbeat-10 Review

Most speakers only come with a few extra cables – one for charging, one for attaching auxiliary audio devices. The Divoom Airbeat-10 does this, but also includes a few accessories that could come in handy if you’re someone who likes to take your music with you everywhere – with the Airbeat-10, you’ll also get a suction cup which can allow you to stick your speaker up on smooth surfaces i.e. bathroom walls, and a clip that allows you to mount the speaker on poles, possibly on a bike handlebar or something similar. Both these add-ons have a simple screw thread which allows them to be screwed into the back of the Airbeat-10.

divoom Airbeat-10 reviewThe Airbeat-10 itself is a relatively rugged affair – covered mostly in a rubbery exterior, the Airbeat-10 feels like it would survive in most outdoor situations and only need a wipe down afterwards. It’s also tiny, measuring 87mm tall and 78mm wide when standing up – I may have relatively big hands, but I can grab the whole speaker in one of my hands. It also has a IPX44 rating, which means it’s splashproof, making it perfect for those beach, pool and shower activities. Naturally, this means that all the controls and ports of the Airbeat-10 are very well covered up.

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Divoom Airbeat-10 Review

On the side of the device, you’ll find the power button, a play buttons and the volume up and down buttons. Nestled between the play and volume down buttons is the in-built microphone – this allows the Airbeat-10 to also act as a speakerphone, just in case you need to take a call while washing the day away. Hidden behind a swivelling panel are the auxiliary cable output and the microUSB charging port.

 

How does it perform

Divoom Airbeat-10 ReviewSometimes its hard to judge just how good a speaker of this size should sound given that physically it simply can’t keep up with bigger speakers, however, the Airbeat-10 manages to hold its own quite well. It struggles to get full sounding bass, but otherwise, the treble and mid ranges sound well-rounded and clear playing a range of today’s popular tracks like Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk and Walk the Moon’s Shut Up and Dance.

Divoom Airbeat-10 ReviewAs you might expect from the way it looks , the Airbeat-10 is pretty well made – I did (completely accidentally) drop it a few times from waist height and it looked no worse for wear. I will say, however, that while the rubbery exterior gives the Airbeat-10 an incredible sense of insurance, it makes it an absolute dust magnet, though that can be fixed with a quick wipe down with a wet cloth – which you can do, because it’s splashproof.


 

What I like about the Divoom Airbeat-10

Divoom Airbeat-10 ReviewI really like the Airbeat-10 for its size. That might sound like I’ve fallen for the smaller speaker form factor, but it’s more the fact I like the whole package that you get with the Airbeat-10. The rugged exterior, the great sound and the lifestyle accessories make it a compelling choice for anyone looking for a multi-purpose Bluetooth speaker than can survive occasionally outside of the home.

 

What I don’t like about the Divoom Airbeat-10

Divoom Airbeat-10 ReviewProbably my only complaint concerns the battery life of the Airbeat-10. It’s quoted as 6 hours, and while I did experience slightly more than this during my tests, it is still a short amount of time given the kind of activities you might want to attempt with such a rugged speaker. Luckily, this is offset a little by the 2.5 hour charge-up time, and frankly the size of the speaker probably doesn’t allow for any more juice to be crammed into the frame, but that’s just how I felt during the course of this review.

 

Final thoughts

Divoom Airbeat-10 ReviewLike the previous Divoom products we’ve reviewed here at AndroidSPIN, the Divoom Airbeat-10 Bluetooth speaker is a miniature package with plenty to offer the active user. With enough insurance to let you use it in most situations around the house and during leisure activities, and great audio, the Airbeat-10 is a great choice for anyone looking for something that you’re not afraid to take places when you still want music.

If you’re interested in seeing more about the Divoom Airbeat-10, you can visit its product page here, or if you want to skip straight yo buying it, Amazon has actually discounted the Airbeat-10 right now, making it $29.99 USD (down from $49.90 normally) – we have an Amazon link down below if you’re interested.

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22
May

Razer’s latest gaming mouse mat is a light-up wonderland


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Think your mouse pad is a little lifeless? Razer thinks it can spruce things up. Its new Firefly gaming mat is ringed with customizable lighting that can glow and pulse in 16.8 million colors. It’ll even sync with Razer’s Chroma-badged peripherals, if you’re bent on putting on a coordinated show. The Firefly will undoubtedly be one of the most expensive mouse pads you could buy when it ships in June for $60, but you could easily justify the expense if you already have a flashy PC case sitting under your desk.

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21
May

The best accessories to upgrade your action camera


The best accessories to upgrade your action camera

“Have action cam, will travel.” That’s probably what was going through your mind as you pecked your credit card details in when buying your first GoPro, Drift, Sony or what have you. We promise, it won’t be long before you’re looking to kit it out with some accessories. In fact, more than any other gadget, the humble action cam craves to be accessorized and adapted for a seemingly unlimited number of applications. It’s lucky then, that there’s a truckload to choose from. If you’re thinking it’s all just poles and helmet mounts, you’re in for a surprise (though that’s definitely a good place to start). We’ve rounded up a bunch of the best that should cover everyone from the weekend warrior to pro film crews. This is your action camera, upgraded. (Psst: Check the galleries for more info on each product).

Getting started

Let’s start with the elephant in the room: Many of the coolest accessories are made for GoPro cameras, and they have a proprietary connector. So, the first thing you’ll want if you have a different brand of camera is an adapter like this one, available in stores, or on eBay for a few dollars. Conversely, if you have a GoPro, pick up the tripod mount, and hey presto, (nearly) all the accessories work on all the cameras.

As I suggested in the introduction, the second basic item is a monopod. Or, if I must use the word, a “selfie stick.” Unlike the cheap-looking ones people insist on using with phones, your action camera will need something a little more robust. For GoPros, I highly recommend the company’s own “3-Way” ($70). It articulates into a number of positions, and comes with a mini tripod inside the handle. It can also serve as a regular handgrip. If you just want a simple, durable stick, the Rhino Pole ($30) is one of our favorites. Made from carbon fiber, this 20-inch pole is light and strong. For an extra $20, you can get the extending “EXT” version, which lets you get a wider shot (i.e., more of the scenery), or reach places a shorter pole cannot. Both versions have a regular tripod (1/4-20) connection in the base of the handle, which means you can attach it to other accessories for even more creative options.

If you plan on using your action camera all day (or at least would like to), consider the PowerPole from Polar Pro ($100). The aluminum pole is extendable between 17 and 30 inches, and at 13 ounces, it’s built like a tank. That’s not the talking point, though; as the name suggests, the PowerPole has a 5,200mAh battery inside, and two USB ports near the tip. With this pole, you can charge your camera as you use it, for an additional 10 hours use, according to the company. For my part, I never did fully exhaust it; let’s put it that way. If your activity needs the camera in waterproof housing, you won’t be able to charge while you film (you can still use the pole, as the USB ports have rubber plug/covers to protect them), but you’ve still got a great monopod with a battery you can use between takes.

If you prefer to be behind the camera, Polar Pro has something for you, too — a phone case with a GoPro connector ($30 — available for iPhone 5/6 and Galaxy S5). At first, this might seem a little odd, but it makes a lot of sense. The case turns your phone into a rudimentary grip mount, but it makes even more sense when you use it with your camera’s companion app. Now, you’ve got a grip that doubles as a real-time viewfinder. Great for easy access to camera settings, too, and no need to spend out on a dedicated LCD screen accessory. Simple.

We can’t explore everything here (there really are some niche accessories), but there are some mounts that lend themselves to a wide variety of uses. The Capture POV by Peak Design ($70) is one example. The belt clip mounts a camera on anything you can fit between its jaws (most likely belts or backpack straps). In many ways, it’s like a more-versatile “Chesty” mount. The metal finish gives it a high-quality, rugged feel, and an adjustable pin lets you pivot the camera on one axis. There’s a quick-release button, too, if you need to pop the camera out to change settings on the go, or take a shot from a different angle.

Water sports deserve a special mention, given that waterproofing is a key selling point for many action camera owners. One of our favorites is Octomask ($80). The idea is simple: Make a diving mask, and add a GoPro mount for instant hands-free POV filming. The silicone skirt on the goggles is soft — great for comfort — and the choice of three goggle styles means there’s one for your preference. The tempered-glass lenses are strong and won’t scratch up like a cheap seaside pair — you can even get prescription lenses in them if you want. If you’re really brave, you could wear these for POV video on dry land, too. No judgment here.

If you’ve been adding the above items to your cart as you go, you’re going to need to keep everything organized, and that means a case. There are many, but we found SP Gadgets’ POV Case (starting at about $20) to be a good choice for the budding accessory collection. It’s available in three sizes, with the largest one ($50) having enough space for two cameras plus batteries, remote controls, grips, cables and more. We also like that it’s available in (almost, if you squint) Engadget blue.

The next level

Once you’ve got the basics covered, you can get a little funkier. Some action cameras, like Garmin’s VIRB, include data about your activity (speed, location, that kind of thing) you can overlay on your video. If yours doesn’t, no worries: A little upgrade can help. Blast Motion ($149) makes a small sensor that sticks to the back of your cam, and records acceleration, vertical height, rotation and hang time — auto detecting key events in your video as it goes. You can later overlay this info on your videos for, let’s be honest, bragging rights. It’s a little pricey if you’re just into showing off, but if you’re serious about your sport, the added data could be useful when reviewing performance videos.

If your dilemma is more about choosing between your point of view and, well, filming how cool you look doing whatever you’re doing, there’s an answer for that, too: the Flex Grip ($50) from UK Pro. It’s a handle grip with GoPro mounts on the top and bottom so you can have cameras facing forward and backward at the same time (or, both in the same direction). The top section is extendable and articulated so you can shoot from a variety of angles. You can also mount a light instead of the second camera if you’re less vain, or (obviously) filming in the dark.

Speaking of lights, SP Gadgets’ POV Light ($99) has GoPro mounts on the top and bottom, so it can slip in between your camera and favorite mount. It also houses two batteries that are GoPro Hero 3/3+ compatible, meaning you either get some spares in the bargain, or can re-use any from your old camera if you moved on to the Hero 4 (it can also charge both at the same time, which is another added perk).

Sometimes, you want to film from the same spot, but track a moving target (or add motion to time lapses). For this, there’s Galileo from Motrr ($180 with GoPro adapter). The small, motorized dock has been spinning phones around for a while, but it recently got a long overdue mount for GoPro cameras. By using your action camera, it frees your phone up so you can control Galileo’s motion over Bluetooth wirelessly, through an ever-growing library of compatible apps. If you’re craving panoramas, video globes, and other motion-perfect footage, this is a godsend.

If you want the reverse situation (for the camera to revolve around you), then look for the Rhino 360 Swivel Mount ($150). It’s basically two Rhino poles (that we already mentioned) screwed into a rotating bracket, so you’re getting two selfie sticks thrown into the deal (or, if you have two already, you just need the bracket). One pole has a counterweight, while the other holds your camera. You’ll almost certainly feel self-conscious wearing it, but the effect it creates is pretty sweet (see above). Mounted correctly, it gives a smooth, rotating third-person perspective that will baffle those who don’t know the secret.

What if you want a literal third-person view? There is, as they (don’t really) say, a mount for that. It’s conveniently called the… 3rdPersonView (€115 and up). It’s comprised of a thick belt (like a weight lifter’s) and an extendable pole that slots in the back. The pole can be set in the belt at a number of angles (like a hand on a clock face), and the angled section makes it easier to set the camera directly on you. The result is just as if someone were filming above and behind you (or see below). Along with the swivel mount, this is one of the most fun ways to wear your action camera, and another one that will leave people guessing how you got the shot.

By this point, you probably need a bigger, more robust place to store your growing collection of accessories. Plus, you want to look the part, too, right? UK Pro comes to the rescue (again) with its POV hard-shell, waterproof cases. The POV40 or 60 ($100/$150) will securely stash away your cameras, with plenty of space for batteries, housings, clips and more. There’s a handy slot for a tablet too. The pre-cut foam is designed for GoPros, but you can easily adapt it for your camera. But, most of all, the cases are relatively lightweight, yet tough as nails.

Going Pro

If you’ve got this far, it means you’re pretty serious about your action camera footage. Or, like us, just love a fancy gadget. The accessories that follow will (at least help) elevate your video above the rank and file of most YouTubers, and give it that professional spit and polish. We’re no longer looking at poles and cases, but tools to help you get a better quality (rather than type) of shot.

When people started adding cameras to drones, it wasn’t long before they created “gimbals” for them, to smooth out the camera movement. Some bright spark (in this case, FeiYu Tech) didn’t see why drones should have all the fun, and transplanted one of these gimbals onto a hand-held pole. The result? Some of the smoothest GoPro footage you’ll ever see shot on the ground. This is, without a doubt, the single best upgrade you can give your camera if you’re using a GoPro for general video projects (and ruggedness isn’t an issue). At $349, the price isn’t negligible (that’s almost as much as the camera itself), but the difference it makes is priceless.

With your footage ironed out, the next thing you’ll want to improve is the sound. There are two microphones we can heartily recommend (one lavalier/lapel mic, the other a shotgun) based on real-world experience. They also come recommended by GoPro’s own media team (via its Professional Guide to Filmmaking book). The lav mic is the EMW Omni from Countryman ($229), and ideal for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s water-resistant, so it can keep up with your outdoor pursuits. Secondly, its flat-headed design means you won’t get rustles and rubbing noise from your clothes — these can be especially problematic if you’re doing something active. Lastly, it’s highly configurable to perfectly match the kit you’re plugging in to (e.g., which connector it needs) and even the skin tone of the wearer. Most importantly, the audio it grabs is consistently good.

Sometimes, you don’t know you need something, until you see the difference it makes. Or, in the case of the Shure VP83F shotgun mic ($299), hear the difference. The VP83F is designed for DSLRs, so it has all the features you’d expect for grabbing great audio out in the field: 24-bit/48kHz WAV recording to microSD (as well as direct to your video), a windscreen, a headphone port for live monitoring and excellent, directional sound. The VP83F requires two AA batteries, which adds one more thing to remember in your kitbag, but it’s a small price to pay for the audible rewards. Just one pro tip, given the wide angle on action cameras: be careful where you place this, or it’ll show up in the shot.

Accessories can help solve that mic-placement problem, too. Specifically, the wonderfully named Norbert Sport Junior from K-Tek ($150). This DSLR-style frame mount isn’t just good for propping up your mic; it can also fit two action cameras side by side. Connect it to a mono/tripod, add a light and, well, almost any other accessory you might need (god knows we have plenty by now). The two grips on either side of the Norbert allow for steady handling, and a swathe of tripod screw holes along the top and bottom make this one versatile (and pro-looking) bit of kit — you can even use it with the FeiYu gimbal we mentioned above, as seen at 1:39 right here.

As we reach the end of this list, let’s look at something that will appeal to the action camera crew with a very specific need, aka the “one-person film crew.” Filming on your own throws up challenges, especially if you want to be in the film you’re trying to shoot. Enter Soloshot2 ($399). This ginger “robot” attaches to a tripod, and pairs with a GPS “tag” you either wear, or attach to something moving. The motors in the Soloshot2 track, pan and tilt your camera to keep the tag in frame from as far as 2,000 feet away. The Soloshot isn’t specifically designed for action cameras (in fact, it has features to control some camcorders and DSLRs), but given the problem it solves, there’s a certain slice of the action-cam crowd that will get just how useful this is.

Be sure to check the galleries for pictures and more information on everything featured here.

Filed under: Cameras, Misc, Peripherals, Wearables

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21
May

Cased-up vs naked: how do you feel about cases?


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There is quite a case for cases. Ever since smartphone design fully embraced the slate shape, people have been preoccupied with putting their product into a piece of plastic (or other material). The sheer number of cases available for any given device is impressive, but just look at a more mainstream device like the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the One series, and the selection is just short of startling.

While many of us do, in fact, use cases, there are also those who prefer not to. These people like to go “naked”; to display their device in the nude. In this feature, we will break the case culture down to four basic types of consumers in an effort to determine just why cases are so important to smartphone users.

Protection at all costs

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One of the largest segment of case owners are those individuals who purchase a case for purposes of protection. This might be from a sheer cosmetic point of view (to prevent scratches or damage), or it might be from a more basic need (someone who is clumsy and might drop their phone often).

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Users who obsess about keeping their phones perfect go over products with a fine-toothed comb. These individuals are the ones who will return an item continuously until they get one that is absolutely perfect. It is not uncommon to read their doings on sites like XDA Developers or Reddit where they will often complain about poor quality control issues or frustration about things such as an earpiece receiver that isn’t properly aligned or a 1mm scratch along the bezel of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

This extreme attention to detail may be derived from several motivating factors, including the desire to resale the product later, high expectations of quality control due to the expensive nature of the product, or else simply genuine “OCD,” wherein the user’s state of mental well-being is fixated on the presence of a flaw.

Long term usage

Another category are those users interested in long-term usage: users who don’t obsess over damage but who do want to protect their phone are likely to be those who plan to use their product for a long period of time. These individuals aren’t necessarily concerned with having the latest and greatest, but rather a single product that works well for years, even beyond the span of the device contract itself.galaxy-note-4-cases-i-biason

For these users, a case is essential as it will prevent drops and major damage that might otherwise jeopardize the product’s life span or functionality.

Fine for fashion

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The other main type of case consumer may approach the prospect of cases from a more superficial perspective: adding some visual flair to their product. If a product starts to feel old, one sure-fire way to reinvigorate it is to stick it into a case, preferably one that totally alters the look or feel of a device. Likewise, adding a case means that you can accessorize: it can match your needs and styles.

A case makes sense because it’s a relatively inexpensive way to make a statement, or to make something more personal. Someone who covets the color orange might be upset that their favorite flavor doesn’t get much love in the design department, but with the purchase of some protection, suddenly there is an ode to orange. “Fashionistas” might have a separate case for each day of the week (or month) or else seek to coordinate the case with their clothing or even the activity they are doing. Perhaps a night out on the town calls for a more rugged case, a bike ride in Central Park a more sporty one, or a romantic date a more subdued mellow one.

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The final “archetypal” customer is the person who doesn’t care about cases. This might stem from a desire to show off the design or build of their purchase. Perhaps they had a case to begin with but the product was scratched and therefore they wanted to go au naturel. Perhaps they never had a case but still try to keep their phone in mint condition.

Alternatively, this type of behavior might stem from a simple lack of interest in the condition of the product itself, viewing a phone as more of a tool than anything else. It is likely this type didn’t pay full price for the product (i.e. it was purchased on-contract) or else they have a lot of money to spare and just don’t care. The idea of someone paying $1000+ for a factory unlocked Galaxy S6 Edge and then treating it like garbage would be a fascinating find indeed.

If you have ever seen someone with a truly beaten up, battered phone, chances are they fit into this category. While you might feel sorry for the damaged device, they probably couldn’t care less.

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How about you?

Cases are a curious craft. While we have examined four basic types of users/behaviors, this is by no means a comprehensive list, nor is it meant to conclude anything about a person’s habits or thinking. At the end of the day, everyone has different needs and those needs may (or may not) be met with the coddling of a case.

What about you, the reader? Why do/don’t you use a case? Be sure to take the survey below, and leave us a comment with your own reasoning or horror stories about cases.

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May

Limited-edition Skrillex Live Case series launched by Google, brings more than protection and art to your device






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Google is always doing something crazy. Often times the things they are working on are hidden in the depth of the Googleplex only to be unveiled when they are good and ready to show it off. A recent collaboration that Google has been involved in has just been announced and boy is it an interesting one. The search giant has partnered up with electronic music sensation Skrillex to bring a series of limited edition cases for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Skrillex Live Case from Google

The Skrillex Live Case is much more than an artistic shell that depicts the Grammy-winning producers life long fascination with space though. With Google’s help, the Skrillex Live Case brings something pretty outstanding to your device, a button that gives you VIP access to Skrillex content and an a companion live wallpaper. Again, not just your average live wallpaper that shows some crazy colors or light flows. No, the live wallpaper will update over the course of your day depicting stunning images of Earth from the stratosphere. Where it gets a little bit cooler is that the images are being shot with a special designed satellite balloon that Google and Skrillex designed, names after his dog Nanou, and sent up not to long ago.


Another killer bonus to the project is that once the satellite balloon has completed its mission, a lucky fan will be able to actually win the darn thing and it is signed by Skrillex. As for the VIP access to Skrillex content, the buyers of the Skrillex Live Case will be given access to a free OWSLA album from the Play Store. You will also get updates about Skrillex sent directly to your phone. The button that is built into the case launches Skrillex’s music feed on YouTube. The button is customizable too. Meaning you can set it to open your camera, other apps or web links.

The Skrillex Live Case limited edition cases are all individually numbered and are available on the Google Play Store starting today through the end of June for $40. If Skrillex isn’t your style, don’t get all down in the dumps as Google states there are other collaborations already in the works that they can’t wait to tell us about.

Hit the Google Store to check out the cases and an order placed. I am thinking the Lil Planet one would look killer on my Note 4.

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19
May

Apple finally has a dock for your Lightning-based iPhone


Apple's iPhone Lightning Dock

When Apple switched the iPhone to the smaller, simpler Lightning connector back in 2012, it also ditched one of the iPhone’s most appreciated accessories: the dock. Yes, for the past three years you’ve had to either buy a third-party cradle or accept that your smartphone would lay flat on its back. At long last, though, you have an official option. Apple has quietly released the iPhone Lightning Dock, a simple perch that keeps any Lightning-equipped iPhone standing while it’s charging or playing tunes through the dock’s built-in audio jack. At $39, it’s certainly not the cheapest dock you can get. If you insist on first-party gear, though, you can order this peripheral today.

Filed under: Cellphones, Peripherals, Mobile, Apple

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Source: Apple Store

19
May

Android Case Blowout, $5.99 – $8.99


Don’t buy a case until you’ve browsed this list

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Verus USA has released a handful of promo codes for all of the hottest Android devices on the market and the savings are kind of a big deal. We’re talking high-quality protective and decorative cases for your S6, S6 Edge, One M9, G4, Note 4 and Nexus 6. None of these ring up over $8.99 (with coupon) and with a plethora of styles, features and colors to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find something in your wheelhouse.

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18
May

Five free Kindle books, ends 5/18


If you’re looking for a nice freebie to start your week off right, you’ve found it. Amazon has made the following Kindle books absolutely free of charge to help rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. There’s no cost but the free pricing ends today, 5/18. Share with a friend and claim each of these while you can!

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18
May

Xiaomi opens its online accessory shop in the US and Europe


We knew that Xiaomi was beta-launching its online accessory store in the UK this week, but now it’s become clear that other regions are also being supported. The Mi Store will be available at two separate time slots: 7PM PT/ 10PM ET (May 18th) for customers in the US, followed by 1PM CET (May 19th) for people in the UK, France and Germany. As we reported before, this is a limited launch that will allow the Chinese phone maker to tentatively test consumer demand in these markets. Only four products will be sold — a pair of headphones, a couple of portable batteries and its Mi Band fitness tracker — and they’ll be available in limited quantities. So if you’re interested in being an early Xiaomi adopter, it’s best to get in as early as possible. If the store is successful, who knows, we might not have to wait too long before its smartphones and tablets are also available in the West.

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Via: The Verge

Source: Xiaomi (Twitter)

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