Android

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Logitech has unveiled the Logi ZeroTouch, a mount for cars that holds your phone and allows for gesture and voice commands. The ZeroTouch is an air vent or dashboard mounted magnetic holder for Android phones (sorry iPhone!) that works with a command app to provide hands-free control of your phone. Hands-free in that you don't [...]

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Posted in: Android, Car Gear, News
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I often waffle between wanting to use my device naked (aka no case) and using a big, bulky case to protect my coveted smartphone. Typically what I do falls between the two extremes with some sort of slim case that provides a moderate degree of protection without giving up too much of the devices sleek [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cases and Covers, Reviews
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One of the features that sets Android apart from other operating systems is its ability to be customized. Google isn't afraid to allow users to customize their devices to suit their individual needs. I assume Google was thinking along those lines when it created its newest product, Mode. Mode is a line of "snap-and-swap" watch bands [...]

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Posted in: Android, News, Watches and Clocks
nexdock

In the early days of PDAs (personal digital assistants), I remember daydreaming about a computer the size of a Palm Pilot with a color touch screen display that would plug into a docking station with a larger display, keyboard and mouse when I was at work or at home. That way I would only have [...]

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Posted in: Android, Computer Gear, iOS, News
htc10

HTC is attempting to get back into the Android Smartphone game with its newly released H10 model. The question is do they offer enough to sway users from the leader of the pack, Samsung's Galaxy S7? It comes with a very solid unibody aluminum design that underwent 10000 hrs of drop tests. The downside is [...]

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Posted in: Android, News
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Verizon sent me short term loaner unit of the LG G5 a couple weeks ago and I've been holding off reviewing it until I received the camera grip module. Since the grip module isn't due to get here for another week or so, I thought I'd go ahead and split the review into two parts [...]

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Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews
verizon1

Earlier today I told you about Verizon's trade-in event that will give you up to $300 of credit when you trade-in your old phone. Well now they are going to give Android smartphone users 2GB of free data (for 2 billing cycles) when they try Android Pay. Simply open the app to get started. Tap [...]

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Posted in: Android, News
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There are many different folding keyboards on the market for mobile warriors, prepared travelers, coffee shop surfers and tiny house Gadgeteers. These small keyboards are designed to take up minimal space while still providing a comfortable way to touch type on your mobile devices. I've tried many different ones over the years and I usually [...]

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Posted in: Android, Computer Gear, iOS, Reviews
Willmyphonework

With the proliferation of cheaper Chinese phones from companies like OPPO,  Xaomi and the recently reviewed verykool Spark LTE, there has been an increased popularity in the Western markets for these well specced but well priced phones. One of the questions you need to clarified before you put down  your hard earned (not so big as buying mainstream players :) ) dollars [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, News
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The verykool Spark LTE SL5011 Android phone is an affordable alternative to other Android smartphones in the market right now.  We here at The Gadgeteer have received a few of these to review, so let's take a look at this Spark LTE SL5011 and what features are packed in this 5" smartphone. Note: Images can be [...]

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Posted in: Android, Reviews

Samsung Gear VR review

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Julie and I just finished our Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review last week. Not only did we each receive loaner units of the S7 Edge smartphone, but the Samsung Gear VR as well. After trying it out, we both agreed that the Gear VR deserved a review in and of itself. Dave: I have been [...]

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Posted in: Android, Gaming Gear, Reviews
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The latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones are here! Dave Rees and I have each been lucky enough to score eval units of the S7 Edge and the Gear VR headset (we'll post a separate review of the VR headset soon) from Verizon Wireless. After a couple weeks with these devices it's time to let you know [...]

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Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews
sojitek-cable-1

I've been enjoying my Nexus 6P for a few months now, but I still miss the convenience of wireless charging. During the day it's no big deal to plug in a cable, but at night I just set the phone next to me on the night stand so that I can easy pick it up [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews
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This Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 8 am ET, The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be available for pre-order from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon. What’s new with the latest versions of the venerable S Series? Just about everything that is good with the S6’s has been improved. The S7 has the same 5.1" display [...]

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Posted in: Android, News
LG Stylus

LG will introduce the LG Stylus 2 next week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This phone, a sequel to the G4 Stylus, will be available in the United States later this year. It features a nano-coated thin-profile stylus tip that provides real pen-like feel and allows for more accuracy when note-taking and drawing compared to a rubber-tipped stylus.  The LG [...]

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Posted in: Android, News