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Oct

PhotoFast 4K Video Capture and Storage Kit Now Available at Apple Stores


Gigastone recently announced its MFi-certified PhotoFast 4K Video Capture and Storage Kit is now available exclusively through Apple’s online storefront and at select Apple retail locations in the United States.

The kit includes a Lightning to microSD card reader, 64GB microSD card with U3 speeds, SD card adapter, and keychain leash, ideal for capturing 4K video and high-resolution images from an action camera or drone and saving or viewing the content immediately after on an iPhone or iPad.

The kit requires using an app, namely the PhotoFast LIFE app, available for free on the App Store [Direct Link], as is always the case with external storage accessories. If needed, the MicroSD-to-SD adapter connects the reader to SD card slots on most MacBook Pro models for transferring 4K videos and photos to the desktop.

Gigastone’s PhotoFast 4K Video Capture and Storage Kit is $79.95 on Apple’s website.

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Oct

Apple Seeds Third macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta to Developers


Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra update to developers for testing purposes, nearly one week after seeding the second beta and two weeks after releasing the new macOS Sierra operating system to the public.

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 3 can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or through the Software update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 appears to focus on bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements to address issues that have been found since the operating system’s release. Few outward-facing changes were discovered in the first two betas, but it does include Photos support for the new iPhone 7 Plus Portrait feature introduced with iOS 10.1. New features discovered in the third 10.12.1 beta will be listed below.

macOS Sierra is a significant update that brings features like Siri support, a new storage optimization option, cross device copy paste, auto unlocking with the Apple Watch, and more. For full details on macOS Sierra, make sure to check out our roundup.

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Oct

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Release Date, Price and Specs – Roadshow


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Oct

2017 Nissan Rogue Release Date, Price and Specs – Roadshow


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Oct

2017 Infiniti Q60 Release Date, Price and Specs – Roadshow


3
Oct

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation) review – CNET


The Good The second-gen, mini-sized Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker is just as smart as the first at nearly half the cost, and it’s better at hearing you, too. It’s also the only Echo product you can connect to an existing audio setup.

The Bad Amazon’s Echo products still can’t offer audio that syncs across multiple devices in multiple rooms.

The Bottom Line The new and improved Echo Dot takes Amazon’s best-in-class smart home speaker and wraps it in an ultra-affordable package.

Apple is rumored to be working on a Siri-powered smart home speaker with built-in cameras. The Google Home smart speaker could go on sale as soon as tomorrow.

Alexa finally has some competition.

That’s almost certainly why we have a second-gen Amazon Echo Dot. With the price slashed to a near-absurd $50 (or £50 in the UK, where Alexa launched just last month), Amazon’s goal is obvious — get its virtual voice assistant into as many homes as possible now, before people have other options. That means that the Dot is designed to sell, sell, sell. And to step all over the arrival of Google Home.

Not that it needed much help. The original Echo Dot, launched just last March as a pint-sized follow-up to the surprise smash hit Amazon Echo smart speaker, was by all accounts just as successful as its predecessor. It sold out quicker than even Amazon had anticipated and won rave reviews, including an Editors’ Choice distinction here on CNET.

Now, after being out of stock for months, the Dot is back, and more affordable than ever. (It isn’t available in Australia, but were you to import one the price converts to about AU$65.) It’s just as smart as before, too, with all of the same Alexa tricks along with plenty of new ones thanks to a rapidly growing library of third-party voice app “skills.” And, despite the lower cost, it’s an even better performer than the first generation, with microphones that do a better job of hearing your voice commands over music playback or background noise.

In other words, the already-great Echo Dot got a compromise-free price cut. It was an Editors’ Choice-winner back in March — now, it’s close to a must-buy for just about anyone who’s reading this.

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Alexa in a nutshell

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The Echo Dot is always listening for its wake word, “Alexa.” Say it, and the Dot will light up and listen to your question or command.

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“Alexa” is Amazon’s cloud-connected, voice-activated virtual assistant. She’s Siri in a speaker. You wake her up by saying her name, or by saying one of your two other wake word options, “Amazon” or “Echo.” The array of microphones inside of the Echo Dot is always listening, and when they hear the wake word, they’ll record whatever you say next and send it off through the cloud to Amazon’s servers. Those servers will figure out what you’re asking for, then tell Alexa how to respond. All of it happens in about a second.

You can ask Alexa to do all sorts of things. For starters, she can stream music from Amazon Prime Music, Pandora, or Spotify. She can can play podcasts from iHeartRadio or TuneIn. She can set kitchen timers. She can look up facts. She can wake you up in the morning. She can tell your kids painfully bad jokes. She can read off the day’s headlines from whatever news sources you like (including, ahem, CNET). All you have to do is ask.

On top of that, Alexa keeps getting smarter thanks to an increasingly robust market of third-party voice apps called “skills.” There are over 3,000 of them at this point, and each one teaches Alexa a new trick. The Uber and Lyft skills let you tell Alexa to call you a ride. The Capital One skill lets you tell Alexa to make a credit card payment. The Domino’s skill lets you tell Alexa to order a pizza. A skill called The Wayne Investigation lets you talk your way through an interactive mystery set in Gotham City. You can browse through them all in the Alexa app, then pick which ones you want to enable. You can also just ask Alexa to turn one on by saying something like, “Alexa, enable the Jeopardy skill.” And, as of now, none of them cost anything.

Alexa can control a growing list of smart home gadgets, too, including connected lighting setups, smart thermostats, and popular smart home platforms. Ask her to turn the kitchen lights off or raise the temperature a few degrees, and she’ll happily comply. Here are some of the most popular options:

  • Philips Hue connected LEDs
  • LIFX connected LEDs
  • Ledvance Lightify connected LEDs
  • Lutron connected lighting setups
  • Haiku smart lights and ceiling fans
  • Belkin WeMo Switches
  • August Smart Lock
  • Scout Home Security system
  • Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat
  • Nest Learning Thermostat
  • SmartThings connected home platform
  • Wink connected home platform
  • Insteon connected home platform
  • GE smart appliances
  • Garageio garage door opener
  • Logitech Harmony Hub entertainment controller
  • Control4 smart home setups
  • Nexia smart home setups
  • Crestron smart home setups

We’ve been using Alexa to control gadgets like these in the CNET Smart Home for over a year now, and she’s terrific at it. If you have any interest in smart home tech whatsoever, then the Echo Dot is an absolute no-brainer.

Small, but mighty

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The new Echo Dot is a little smaller than the original, with two new volume buttons replacing the volume ring. It’s now also available in white.

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The new Echo Dot is a little shorter than the original because there’s no longer a ring around the top that you turn to control the volume. Instead, you turn things up and down using two new volume buttons on the top of the device. It’s also a bit lighter, with a glossy plastic casing instead of the matte black body of generation one. And, of course, it’s available in white now (which looks quite good, in my opinion). Other than that, this is the same Dot as before: same plug-and-play simplicity, same voice-activated smarts.

Like every other Echo product, the Dot is really just an access point for the Amazon Alexa cloud platform. That means that you’re getting the exact same Alexa features as you would with the full-size Amazon Echo or the battery-powered Amazon Tap. The Dot just has a less powerful speaker.

There’s an ace up the Dot’s sleeve, though, and that’s the fact that you can connect it with existing speakers and audio setups over Bluetooth or via line-in cable. Do so, and you’ll essentially make an Echo out of whatever speakers you like. The Echo and Tap can’t do that — with both, it’s the built-in speakers or it’s nothing.

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You can connect the Echo Dot with your existing audio setup using Bluetooth or a line in cable (not included).

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That makes Dot the most flexible of the three, and the most intriguing, too. After all, music is a big part of the Alexa experience, and most music lovers already have an audio setup they’re happy with. The Dot lets them give that audio setup a brand new brain.

3
Oct

Most Secure Android Phone


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Most Android phones claim to be good at keeping your private stuff private. But the Nexus 6P is the most secure Android phone you can buy, thanks to the latest Android software, and the fastest updates.

Best overall

Nexus 6P

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The Nexus 6P is the most secure Android phone you can buy, and one of the most secure phones of any available today.

Without disabling any security protections, the Nexus 6P is protected against known public security exploits and remote installations are monitored by Google’s scanning software which blocks potential malicious content. While security and privacy are two very different things, when you decide you want private things to stay private you need to make sure your phone is secure to keep them that way.

One of the things that make the Nexus 6P the best is that it uses the latest — and most secure — version of Android. It’s also updated monthly with fixes for security exploits (both known and unknown) directly from Google. For those who can’t wait for the update to reach them, the update files are hosted by Google for download and installation. More importantly, the changes and code behind these fixes are available for peer review so they can be made more robust. The people trying to break in are working hard, so the people trying to prevent it need to work harder. Google’s bug bounty program and developer community combined with Android’s open nature make the Nexus 6P the most secure Android phone you can buy.

Bottom line: The open-source nature of Android and the dedicated Android security team work in tandem to make the Nexus 6P the best phone when it comes to security and privacy.

One more thing: The Nexus 6P also shows us that a secure phone that’s great to use is a reality.

Why the Nexus 6P is the best

A phone you want to use can also keep your data safe.

Every device that can connect to the internet has exploits available that break the default security configuration. If your phone isn’t getting timely updates to combat them, you’re simply not secure. We keep a vast amount of private — and priceless — data on our phones, and we all should care about keeping it safe from outside attacks. After you read all the agreements and decide what you’re willing to give away, you should expect the remainder to stay private.

The Nexus 6P is updated directly from Google with the latest version of Android. Outside of any new features that may come with, the device security model has been updated and strengthened by a dedicated team who regularly audits and enhances the code used to build Android. On top of this, Google releases updates to the security model at the beginning of every month for the people who build Android phones to apply to their software. These are important. More important than any other update. the Nexus 6P will get every one of them for its lifespan.

Equally important, but often overlooked, is transparency. You shouldn’t have to trust a company when they say something is secure or updated, and the Android code for both the platform version and all updates is available for anyone to take a look at. Plenty of people do, and despite any opinions to the contrary, Android, as written, has proven to be a very secure platform. A phone like the Nexus 6P is the embodiment of this.

Most important of all is that the Nexus 6P is not only secure, but it’s a phone that you’ll want to use. No compromise is needed and you can have a great screen, fast processor, and top-tier camera in a phone that is designed to keep your data safe.

Best for the price

Nexus 5X

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Take all the software features and Google active role in keeping a phone secure that applied to the Nexus 6P, and you can apply them equally to the Nexus 5X. Add in the wallet-friendly pricing and you’ve got a phone that can let even people unable or unwilling to spend upwards of $500 on a phone has a safe and secure online experience.

The Nexus 5X is also no slouch when it comes to performance. The original issues have been worked out, and with the latest software from Google, the 5X is a joy to use. A fast and reliable fingerprint sensor and a flagship-class camera round things out to make the Nexus 5X not only one of the most secure phones you can buy but one of the best values as well.

Bottom line: If the Nexus 6P is too big or too expensive for you, the Nexus 5X can step up quite nicely.

One more thing: The Ice color is a close representation of Tiffany Blue. Your phone can be secure, inexpensive, and colorful!

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BlackBerry Priv

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BlackBerry’s Android debut brings a QWERTY sliding keyboard to a premium smartphone. And the security is nothing to sneeze at.

BlackBerry is legendary when it comes to mobile device management and security, and they follow that trend when they use Android to power their phones. In some ways, the Priv is more secure than any other Android phone — the bootloader and application manager use what BlackBerry calls a root of trust so that the phone just won’t work if software is able to get through the first line of defense. We’ve put that to the test, and while hyperbole usually surrounds any claim coming from a company who wants your money, this one rings true.

Two things keep the Priv from being our overall best choice — Android platform updates don’t come as quickly as we would like, and BlackBerry isn’t very transparent when it comes to the things they do to further harden Android. Monthly updates for existing and potential security issues come the first Monday of every month, and we have no reason to doubt BlackBerry’s commitment to security — we just shouldn’t have to take their word. If you’re looking for a secure Android phone that’s great to use and has a legendary BlackBerry keyboard, the Priv is right for you.

Bottom line: BlackBerry is a company with a reputation on the line when it comes to mobile security. they live up to expectations with the Priv.

One more thing: The BlackBerry is usually the first phone to get the monthly Android Security Bulletin update — hours before google releases the bulletin itself!

Best for simplicity

BlackBerry DTEK50

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BlackBerry says the DTEK50 is the world’s most secure Android phone.

Using the same methods as the more expensive Priv to keep Android up to date and hardened to BlackBerry’s specifications, the DTEK50 adds an enhanced version of their DTEK software tool to monitor application and system use to warn you when something isn’t playing nicely. While this software is available as an update for the Priv, the out-of-the-box experience on the DTEK50 lets BlackBerry claim the most secure title.

In addition to the things that keep the Priv from being our pick, the experience of using the DTEK50 isn’t as pleasant as the other phones on our list. Clearly designed as an entry-level phone for people who need connectivity and security, the phone is well worth the asking price. But it’s just not a smooth as any of the other phones here.

That shouldn’t tarnish the DTEK50’s reputation, though. If you’re looking for something safe and affordable with access to well over a million apps — and a tool to monitor them all — the DTEK50 may be just what you’re looking for.

Bottom line: BlackBerry knows that security doesn’t only apply to the flagship phones and the DTEK50 is a welcome addition for many users and IT managers.

One more thing: Scott Wenger, VP of design and devices for BlackBerry says DTEK stands for “Detection.”

Conclusion

Media outlets like to give Android a bad reputation when it comes to security, and it’s difficult to blame them. Old, outdated software from manufacturers with no real concern for your security or privacy are the norm when it comes to phones running Android. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

The Nexus 6P delivers a great smartphone experience that ticks all the boxes for reviewers and users alike, and with no modifications, your personal data is very safe. A team of security professionals and engineers are dedicated to keeping it that way. Any of the phones on our list will do a great job when ti comes to security, but the overall experience makes the Nexus 6P the best.

Best overall

Nexus 6P

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The Nexus 6P is the most secure Android phone you can buy, and one of the most secure phones of any available today.

Without disabling any security protections, the Nexus 6P is protected against known public security exploits and remote installations are monitored by Google’s scanning software which blocks potential malicious content. While security and privacy are two very different things, when you decide you want private things to stay private you need to make sure your phone is secure to keep them that way.

One of the things that make the Nexus 6P the best is that it uses the latest — and most secure — version of Android. It’s also updated monthly with fixes for security exploits (both known and unknown) directly from Google. For those who can’t wait for the update to reach them, the update files are hosted by Google for download and installation. More importantly, the changes and code behind these fixes are available for peer review so they can be made more robust. The people trying to break in are working hard, so the people trying to prevent it need to work harder. Google’s bug bounty program and developer community combined with Android’s open nature make the Nexus 6P the most secure Android phone you can buy.

Bottom line: The open-source nature of Android and the dedicated Android security team work in tandem to make the Nexus 6P the best phone when it comes to security and privacy.

One more thing: The Nexus 6P also shows us that a secure phone that’s great to use is a reality.

3
Oct

Digital Offers: Grab the ultimate computer security bundle for $29


A large majority of our life resides in our computers these days. From personal files to pictures, bank statements and much more, so you should be paying attention to how secure all of it is. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to ensure your computer is safe, or know that you are doing the most you can to protect yourself, and learning how can be expensive.

Luckily, it doesn’t need to cost a fortune to learn how to secure your computer thanks to this awesome bundle. The 7 part course will teach you from the basics to mastering applied encryption and beyond. You’ll gain a lifetime of access to the materials, which includes nearly 40 hours of training materials that you’ll be able to access when and where you need them.

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The parts of this bundle include:

  • Part 1: CISSP Certification Training Program (6 Hours)

    • Earn the internationally recognized CISSP security certification for information security professionals
    • Gain a career distinction w/ enhanced credibility & marketability
  • Part 2: VoIP Hacking & Penetration Testing Training (6 Hours)
    • Gain the knowledge & skills to create, secure & monitor a Voice over IP (VoIP)
    • Learn to use Metasplot, Nmap, Viproy, Nessus, Hping & other tools
  • Part 3: The Bible of Hacking (6 Hours)
    • Learn the fundamentals of Ethical Hacking from a professional & become a certified hacker
  • Part 4: Document Hashing & Secure Password Hashing Using the JCA (4 Hours)
    • Use the Java Cryptography Architecture to implement document hashing & secure password hashing into Java applications
    • Learn how to use salt & iteration count for secure password hashing under PBKDF2 from PKCS#5 security standards
  • Part 5: Become a Master of the Applied Encryption & Its Terminology (4 Hours)
    • Explore the common terminology & technical background of encryption technologies
  • Part 6: Understand TCP For Computer Networks (3 Hours)
    • Understand the processes & functions by which data is transferred
    • Learn how TCP performance is impacted & how to rectify common issues w/ TCP connections
  • Part 7: Advanced Mobile Application Penetration Testing (10 Hours)
    • Practice hands-on exercises designed to hack mobile apps in a legal environment
    • Learn how to assess a mobile app’s security & gain a valuable, employable skill

Priced at just $29 you get quite a lot for your money. With lifetime access to the more than 30 hours of courses, you’ll be able to learn more about computer security and have access to the information even while out and about.

Normally this bundle would run around $700, but if you pick it up now you can get it for 95% off, dropping the price to just $29. Don’t miss out on all this great information at a super affordable price.

See at Android Central Digital Offers

3
Oct

Honor 8 is launching in India on October 12


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Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is all set to launch the mid-range Honor 8 in India on October 12. The phone sports a gorgeous glass-backed design with two 12MP cameras. Under the hood, you’ll find HiSilicon’s 16nm octa-core Kirin 950 SoC, which has four Cortex A72 cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four energy-efficient Cortex A53 cores at 1.8GHz, and the Mali T880-MP4 GPU.

Other specs include 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, 8MP front camera, Wi-Fi ac, LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB-C, and a 3000mAh battery. On the software front, we’re looking at EMUI 4.1 atop Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The phone will be available in Sapphire Blue, Pearl White and Midnight Black color options, and the Indian pricing will be divulged at the launch event.

The Honor 8 is going to be strong contender to the OnePlus 3, the Mi 5, and LeEco’s Le Max 2 in India. Honor has priced its products competitively in the Indian market, so it will be interesting to see where the upcoming phone slots in. The Honor 8 costs $399 in the U.S., suggesting the phone will retail in the vicinity of ₹27,000.

As for the phone itself, here’s what Andrew Martonik said in his review:

Externally, it’s slick and can grab eyes with a few subtle design features while also feeling solid and built with high tolerances. The metal and glass protect really great internal specs that can power the phone through all of your regular tasks, with a battery that lasts all day (and then some), and you can view it all on a really top-end display.

3
Oct

Best Universal Lenses For Android Phones


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What are the best universal lenses for Android phones?

Your Android phone already captures beautiful photos, but artificially distorting the photo to add a fisheye, wide-angle, or macro look to your photos afterwards — something a smartphone can’t shoot normally — ruins the quality and feel.

Instead, using external, universal lenses are a great way to shoot creatively with your Android phone. All you need to do is attach the lens, aim, and start shooting your photography masterpieces!

Here are a few options to consider when looking for a Universal lens kit for your Android phone.

  • VicTsing 3-in-1 lens
  • Godzilla Gear clip on cell phone camera lens
  • Photojojo Magnetic lens series
  • Aukey Ora lens
  • Camkix Universal 3-in-1 cell phone camera kit

VicTsing 3-in-1 lens

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This small lens may not seem like it packs a punch, but the VicTsing 3-in-1 clip-on lens brings a new creative element to your photos with three different phone photography perspectives.

To attach on the lens, simply secure the piece over your Android phone’s camera with its sturdy clip, adjust, and start shooting! You have the option to shoot with either a fisheye, wide-angle, or macro lens, so be sure to play around and experiment with different shots to see what you like best.

The lenses are made from high-quality, optical glass, while the clip’s design makes it easy to slide and adjust to fit different smartphone’s cameras for the perfect shot.

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Godzilla Gear clip-on cell phone camera lens

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If you’re looking for a quick-clip camera option, then the Godzilla Gear clip-on cell phone camera lens may be an option to consider.

The lens comes with the common three pieces — fisheye, wide-angle, and macro — and works by clipping on to secure over your Android phone’s camera. While most clips are plain black, this one comes with a tiny Godzilla monster on it, while the lenses themselves are bright red.

The Gear clip-on also comes with a carrying case, so you won’t have to worry about them scratching in your pocket or bag. If you’re looking for fast-access to your lenses so you can shoot on the fly, you can even attach a keychain element to the clip to keep them easily accessible.

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Photojojo Magnetic lens series

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While some people aren’t terribly fond of magnetic smartphone photography lenses because they don’t tend to stay on as well as clip-on or band lenses, there are plenty of upsides to them. They’re less bulky, typically quicker to attach to your smartphone, and with the Photojojo Magnetic lens series specifically, you have a lot of room to really get creative with your photography!

Unlike some other lenses on this list, the full Photojojo Magnetic lens series — which in total with a pouch cost around $99 — has more than your three standard lens options. The set comes with a wide and macro lens, a super fisheye and fisheye, a polarizer lens, and a telephoto piece.

The lenses are made from a durable aluminum material, so if they slip off accidentally, you won’t always have to worry about them cracking in an instant. The lens glass itself is also thick, and is made from a high quality, high-clarity glass.

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Aukey Ora lens

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Turn your Android phone into a powerful photography tool with the Aukey Ora lens, equipped with a 120-degree wide angle lens and a 15x, high definition macro lens!

The Ora lens is designed with a durable aluminum material and a multi-coated glass to reduce glare and reflections from ruining your photo. The clip that the Aukey comes with is made from a soft rubber, so it won’t scratch your Android as you adjust it to fit perfectly over your phone’s camera.

Not only is the Ora extremely well designed and built from high-quality materials, but the best part of the lens is its powerful 15x macro piece that allows you to capture even the finest of your subject’s details with crystal-clear clarity.

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Camkix Universal 3-in-1 cell phone camera kit

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Clip on your Camkix Universal 3-in-1 cell phone camera kit to your Android phone, pick your lens, take aim, and start shooting phone photography masterpieces with this powerful, affordable, pocket-sized piece!

You can pick between shooting with a wide-angle lens, a fisheye piece, or a powerful macro lens; just unscrew the wide-angle on top to expose the macro below. With the Camkix, you also get a velvet carrying bag so your lenses don’t accidentally get damaged and scratched.

Unlike more phone lenses, the Camkix comes in a ton of fun colors to match and customize your Android phone. You can pick from black, blue, gold, purple, red, or silver.

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What do you think?

Are you a fan of using external lenses, or do you prefer to tweak your photos while editing? What are your favorite lenses to use? Do you think external lenses bring a clean, professional quality to your Android phone photography, or would you prefer to shoot on your own?

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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