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droid-turbo

Today's buzz is all about the Nexus 6 becoming available for pre-order, but at a sky high price of $649 for the 32GB version and $699 for 64GB, I'm not ready to take that plunge without trying one first. The DROID Turbo by Motorola, announced yesterday by Verizon Wireless and going on sale tomorrow, seems like [...]

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amazon-fire-tv-stick

If you had your interest piqued by the Amazon Fire TV that was released earlier this year, but you didn't want to pay $100 for it, the Amazon Fire TV Stick is for you.  It's only $39, but Amazon Prime members get it for only $19 if they order before 6:00 a.m. (PT) October 29, 2014. [...]

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ipega

If you enjoy playing games on your smartphone, the iPega Bluetooth Controller with Touchpad adds a traditional gaming controller to your mobile device for added fun and play-ability. The iPega which does not require any special drivers, is compatible with Android and iOS devices and features a built-in 2 inch touch pad. A special telescopic [...]

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ematic-tablet-1

I've been an Apple product user since 1987, and wear that badge with honor. So I've never really used Android more than just flicking around on demo models in stores or using a friend’s device. That's why, when Julie offered this unit to the team, I thought I'd take it for a test spin. What [...]

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iroller

If you own a smartphone or a tablet it's almost a sure thing that you have smudges and fingerprints on the touchscreen. Most of us rub the device on our pant leg or grab a tissue to polish off the nasty smears. If that way of dealing with this issue is just too mediocre for [...]

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From top

I have owned portable computing devices worn on the hip since I got my HP 200LX in 1994.  I remember going to Circuit City the day the first Palm Pilot was released to grab one. Afterwards I drove up to Woodstock to meet a friend and hike up Overlook Mountain in the Catskills after a [...]

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kindle-fire-hdx-qvc-tsv-2

QVC's Today's Special Value is Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX bundled with a Belkin case and an Amazon multi-tip Kindle stylus.  The 7" Kindle Fire HDX has a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, Adreno 330 graphics processor, 7" anti-glare HD color display with 1920 X 1200 resolution and an advanced polarizing filter, unlimited Cloud storage for [...]

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kindle-fire-hd-for-kids

This isn't some tablet-like toy that will disappoint your kids.  The Fire HD Kids Edition tablet is the latest-generation Fire HD tablet, wrapped in a kid-proof case.  Amazon is so sure of the protective abilities of this case that they'll replace the tablet for free if the kid manages to break it.  The Fire HD [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Kid Gadgets, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
marauders-map-phone-case-2

Fans of Harry Potter are sure to find the Marauder's Map case of interest.  The BeanBeanCase shop at Etsy offers this case in sizes to fit: iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4/4S, Moto X, Samsung  Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, and S5, and even the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  The case [...]

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aukey-luna-1

Ever since I bought a Qi wireless charger for my Samsung Galaxy S3, I've become a Qi snob. I even hacked my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to add that capability to it. Now if a smartphone doesn't have the ability to charge wirelessly, I'm not interested in using it as my primary device. Qi charging is so [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
lgg3-oops-1

Unlike some people, I don't coddle my smartphones. I almost never use a case and the same can be said for screen protection. I've been carrying my phone in the cargo pocket of my pants or my bag for years and have been lucky that I have not to have any mishaps involving drops. With Gorilla [...]

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martian-watches-notifier-8

  Last year, I reviewed the Martian Watches G2G smart watch, and I loved it.  Not only did that watch display information about incoming calls, emails, text messages, and other notifications, it had a Bluetooth speakerphone built in.  I loved the vintage styling of the G2G, and I loved that I could replace the watch [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
samsung-galaxy-s5-s-view-charging-case-2

While sitting in Starbucks over the weekend, I noticed the gorgeous white phone and case belonging to the lady sitting at the next table.  It was so beautiful that I wanted to ask her what phone she had.  The case and phone were incredibly thin, and the cover had a window that showed the top [...]

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lgg310

New Smart Features Offer a Simplified User Experience This post is brought to you by LG G3. Boasting a revamped user interface and host of new features, the new LG G3 is the ultimate in smart technology. Unveiling the first 5.5­Inch Quad HD display announced in the U.S. market, Laser Auto Focus, Smart Notice and [...]

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5 Lit

Charging devices is one of the unpleasant and time-consuming tasks that we gadget addicts must endure, thanks to the primitive state of electrochemical energy storage.  While ultracapacitors have not yet set us free from the torturous charging wait time, there are products that purport to make that wait time shorter.  Bench Soft sent us this [...]

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Pivos Xios XS 1

There are a lot of TV set top boxes out there. The closest I've come to using one is using Chromecast or our Xbox for streaming various forms of media. That's not to say that I haven't been interested, so when The Gadgeteer was offered the Pivos Xios XS Media Center for review (an Android/XBMC [...]

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mophie-juice-pack-for-galaxy-s5-2

Cases with backup batteries are usually designed for the iPhone, but mophie's newest case is for the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone.  This case covers the back and sides to protect your phone, and it wraps slightly around to the screen to keep it lifted off the tabletop should you lay the phone facedown.  Inside, there's [...]

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belkin-powerhouse-microUSB-dock-XL-2

This PowerHouse Micro-USB Dock XL is designed for Android tablets and phones, eReaders, and similar devices charged by microUSB.  It has a dock to adjust the microUSB plug so you can dock many of your devices while they are still in a case.  You can rapidly charge your device while photos, music, apps, and other data transfers. [...]

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airstand

The folks at NKMOS are at it again... they have created a new high end smart-device accessory. The AirStand is a high end minimalistic, CNC machined aluminum universal tablet stand. It is capable of folding flat but has a support that can rotate 360 degrees. It uses the same sticky pad technology that is found in their premium in-car mount [...]

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brando-otg1

I used to day dream about only needing one pocket sized device for all my communicating and computing needs. One device that would serve as my phone, my camera, my laptop and my desktop computer. That reality keeps getting closer because the hardware is already available with gadgets like the UNITEK Y-3068 USB 3.0 3-Port [...]

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