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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
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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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Posted in: Android related, Articles
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  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
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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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Posted in: Android related, Cases, Covers, News
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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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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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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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Posted in: Android related, Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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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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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, News
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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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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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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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Posted in: Android related, News
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I recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to a LG G3 smartphone. Having reviewing the LG G2 last year, I was expecting the G3 to have Qi charging capability right out of the box. I was really disappointed when I found out that this would not be the case with the US versions [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, Reviews
SmartThings

There are a lot of home automation devices out there, each with their own app. As you work towards the smart home of your dreams, before long, you'll have multiple apps for your multiple devices. You can simplify things by controlling everything with the SmartThings Hub and iOS/Android app (you'll need at least iOS 7.0 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Home, Kitchen, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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Do you have a good memory? Do you remember everything that happened on your last birthday, vacation or family outing? Do you wish you had some pictures from that one time... at band camp? Although most of us carry a smartphone with a camera, we can't take a picture every minute to document our lives. That would [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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The StretchWrite is a stretchy grip that will instantly turn your favorite pen or pencil into a touch screen compatible stylus. Just put the writing tip of the pen or pencil in one end of the StretchWrite and stretch the other end over the opposite side. Now you can write with the pencil or ink [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Styluses
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There's a new-ish technology being used in many items, and I'm kinda digging it. It's the microsuction tech being used by case and stand makers for securing items to smooth surfaces. The folks at Lynktec use it to hold their new GripStand to the back of an iPad or tablet - or even a flat, smooth [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Home, Kitchen, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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Tablet users who enjoy using a real honest to goodness physical keyboard with their devices have a large selection of different Bluetooth keyboards to choose from, but one of the best in my opinion, is Apple's wireless keyboard. The only problem with this keyboard is that it wasn't designed for use with a tablet and is lacking [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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Android users are lucky because we have the ability to use OTG accessories with our devices. If you don't know what OTG is, it stands for On The Go. Here's an eWiki definition: USB On-The-Go, often abbreviated to USB OTG or just OTG, is a specification first used in late 2001, that allows USB devices [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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I reviewed the Belkin WeMo Smart Home Automation Switch about a year ago, and at the time, you really needed an iOS device to control the products.  There was an Android app, but it was in beta, but Belkin announced late last month that the Android app is ready.  Just like with the iOS app [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Home, Kitchen, News
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If you've ever seen those big, gooseneck inspection cameras that plumbers use to inspect pipes, you may have wished you had access to one when you drop a ring up under the bed or the cat has dragged off your socks behind the fridge.  DinosaurLifeStyle (alas, Andrew Baker, it still suffers from a dearth of dinosaurs...) [...]

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