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Put your phone front and center with this steering wheel mount

on Sunday, May 11th, 2014

If you like to use your phone’s GPS capabilities to help you navigate to your destinations, here’s a universal steering wheel mount from Allputer.com that looks easy to use. This mount uses a rubber strap that wraps around your steering wheel and offers a clip with jaws that open a max of 75mm, allowing itRead More…

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This phone case has a built-in remote control for the camera

on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

iLuv has created a new product category called “PROTECHnology by combining outstanding protection with intuitive technology.”  These Selfy cases not only protect your phone with a dual layer of shock-absorbing TPU and impact-resistant polycarbonate, but they incorporate a wireless remote control for the camera’s phone.  You’ll be able to take pictures and videos with youRead More…

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Android app spotlight: CCleaner

on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

By day I work at Cummins Inc. in the engineering application support group. Our main job is to help users all over the world with their application problems. We do a lot of troubleshooting, uninstalling and reinstalling of software. One of the tools in our tech arsenal is Piriform’s CCleaner, which cleans the gunk outRead More…

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These gadgets will make your Spidey senses tingle

on Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Tell the world that your favorite superhero is Spiderman with these useful USB / smartphone gadgets from Brando. There’s a 6000mAh power bank, a tiny OTG (On the Go) micro USB adapter for Android smartphones, a dual card reader for Android or Macs and PCs, and a USB flash drive with light up Spiderman eyesRead More…

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This Samsung camera takes selfies (and all your other photos) to a higher level

on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Why limit yourself to taking selfies in your bathroom?  With the Samsung NX Mini camera, you can photograph yourself anywhere in the world.  You can always see what you’re including in the shot, because the 3″ LCD touchscreen view screen can flip up and face forward.  The camera is slim (0.9″) and light (5.6 ounces),Read More…

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Keep your Samsung Galaxy S5 juiced with the Power Jacket with cover from Brando

on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Did you happen to snag yourself a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S5 Android smartphone? The next step after upgrading to a new phone is to go shopping for useful and protective accessories. It’s exactly like shopping for clothes, only different… Cases come in all manner of shapes, styles and colors, but how about combining aRead More…

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Reclaim your valuable desk space using the IDAPT Wireless Charger i4w Qi

on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

At one time or another throughout a day, desk space can easily become cluttered with gadgets galore sitting and charging (has anyone seen the mouse?). Rediscover the surface of your desk with the IDAPT Wireless Charger i4w Qi. When using this charger, you will use only a small amount of space to charge up toRead More…

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Martian Watches introduces their new Notifier smart watch

on Monday, April 28th, 2014

The new Notifier watch from Martian Watches still has the attractive analog watch face that makes telling time a snap.  It also has a 96 X 16 pixel graphic OLED display that’s used to display notifications from your iOS or Android smartphone – “caller ID, texts, Facebook, Twitter, Weather, Email, Calendar, Instagram, Pinterest, favorite games, yourRead More…

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Protect and amplify your Samsung Galaxy S4 with the LoudBY Sound Case

on Monday, April 28th, 2014

We’ve seen special cases and snap on accessories for iPhones and iPads that improve sound, but this is the first non-battery powered amplifying case that I’ve seen for an Android device. Designed for the Samsung Galaxy S4, the LoudBY Sound Case improves the smartphone’s sound quality using a audio channel groove in the case. TheRead More…

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Bluetooth keyboard and universal stand case for Windows 8 and Android devices

on Friday, April 25th, 2014

Although Adesso mentions Windows 8 in the title and Android in the description, the Compagno X Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard with Universal Case Stand for Windows 8 Tablets should work with any mobile device with Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology compatibility (backwards compatible with  2.1, 2.0, 1.2 & 1.1).  The aluminum keyboard has an 84-key US layout with scissor-switchRead More…

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Protect your new Samsung Galaxy S5 with a DRACOdesign Supernova Aluminum Bumper

on Monday, April 21st, 2014

Available in 5 colors including the Electric Blue that you see above is DRACOdesign’s latest bumper case for Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The Supernova bumper is made of ultra-lightweight airplane grade aluminum and provides maximum protection for the S5 smartphone. The bumper edge is raised by 1mm in height, which protects the phoneRead More…

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ZAGG introduces Auto-Fit keyboards for 7-10″ Android tablets

on Saturday, April 19th, 2014

The new line of Auto-Fit Bluetooth keyboards from ZAGG offers one-size fits all compatibility with a wide range of Android tablets from multiple manufacturers. The keyboards feature a spring-loaded cover that can expand to accommodate the specific height of the Android tablet. When inserted, the Auto-Fit keyboard turns the tablet into a pseudo mini laptop, with a cover thatRead More…

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Snag a copy of “Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin”

on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Posted in: Android related, News

Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin is a free 17 page guide that talks about Android web browser applications. In addition to Chrome (Android’s default browser) this guide looks at three other popular third-party browsers: Firefox, Opera and Dolphin. The browsers are graded on their user interface, speed, special features, standards andRead More…

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Deal: Amazon Appstore celebrates 3rd birthday by offering 14 free apps until 3-22 and other deals until 3-29

on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
Posted in: Android related, News

To celebrate its third birthday, the Amazon Appstore is offering 14 free apps through Saturday, March 22. In addition, they are offering discounts off selected apps and an in-app promotion for others in which in-app purchases will receive 50% back in Amazon coins. These other deals last through March 29. Here are the apps that are currentlyRead More…

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It won’t hold two of every animal, but the Arq Dock will hold your smart device

on Monday, March 10th, 2014

The title of this post is kind of funny because my household seems to have amassed two of every smart device we use, two iPhones and two iPads you get the picture. And like every household, the way we protect or enhance these devices varies by user. Anywhere between full-blown rugged protection to skinny andRead More…

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Keep your Moto G smartphone warm and toasty with this laser cut cover

on Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Portland Oregon based company Toast has just announced an addition to their line up of real wood thin, lightweight covers. This new easy to apply – peel and stick cover has been designed especially for the Motorola G Android smartphone. There are four woods to choose from including Walnut, Bamboo, Ebony and Ash. You alsoRead More…

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Add an eInk screen to your smartphone

on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

OAXIS produces cases for your iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy Note II that incorporate a 3.5″ ePaper screen into the back of the case.  The ePaper screen connects via Bluetooth and serves as an auxiliary screen.  Using a special app “allows users to control and manage the second screen to display images, notifications, reminders, andRead More…

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Give your device some hold while on the road with the Kanex Foldable iDevice stand

on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

We live in an ever-increasing mobile society, so I am always looking for items to help me function on the road. One item in particular is a decent portable stand for my iPad or iPhone. I have reviewed one stand here that is my current travel buddy, but it’s kind of big and bulky. Recently,Read More…

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Keep your eyes on the road with Garmin’s HUD+

on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Using your smartphone to help you navigate while driving is obviously commonplace these days. But the problem with using your phone or even a stand alone GPS is that they require you to look away from the road to view navigation information. Garmin’s new HUD+ is a small device that uses Bluetooth to pair withRead More…

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Julie’s gadget diary – Is Gmail sucking the life out of your Android smartphone?

on Sunday, February 16th, 2014

This is a quick tip for all my fellow Android users. Have you noticed that your Android smartphone is always warm to the touch or that your battery life has taken a nose dive? When I was using the Samsung Galaxy S3 as my primary phone, it would often feel warm even when I hadRead More…

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Did the Cadillac of smartphone car mounts just get even better?

on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Several years ago NKMOS introduced the Ultima, their top-of-the-line, CNC machined aluminum smartphone car mount. Well the designers/engineers at NKMOS have just raised the bar and are beginning a new Kickstarter project, the Ultima S. The Ultima S is even sleeker, more minimalistic and easier to use than its predecessor. While still made from high gradeRead More…

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Forget Bluetooth pairing with this speaker

on Friday, February 7th, 2014

The FAVI audio+ Set to Connect Wireless Speakers uses “induction technology to amplify the sound of your tablet or smartphones’ onboard speakers. The audio+ amplifies your device’s speaker by 6x, while also adding treble and bass-booster technology, giving you powerful sound without the added frustration of cables or pairing through Bluetooth. Simply set it on theRead More…

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You don’t need to be a magician to use Scosche’s magicMOUNT

on Friday, February 7th, 2014

Scosche has recently announced their new magicMount magnetic mounting system. The magicMount system has a cradle-free design that uses high-powered magnets to hold/secure your device where you want/need it. The magicMount was a finalist for the “Best of Show” at CES this year. It is available in surface ($15), car dash/desk ($20), window ($25), and poweredRead More…

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Google’s Nexus 5 now available in red

on Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Posted in: Android related, News

Have you been wanting to get your geek partner the perfect red gadget for Valentine’s Day?  You can now purchase Google’s Nexus 5 in bright red from the Google Play Store in 16GB or 32GB of storage.  This version of the flagship phone boasts all of the same features as the black or white Nexus 5Read More…

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The new LYNKtec TruGlide Apex stylus is fine – literally

on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

After suffering through years of wide tipped capacitive styluses, we’re finally starting tonsee styluses with fine tips. Last week I posted a review of the Adonit Jot Script stylus. It was the first iOS stylus that I’ve tested with a tip comparable in size to a to a ballpoint pen. The Adonit is a niceRead More…