Smartphone

lgg3-8

I'm crazy lucky (although some would use the word spoiled) because I have the opportunity to review any phone that runs on Verizon's network. I just tell my Verizon contact what I'd like to do a review and they send me a loaner phone for a couple weeks. Yeah, I'm definitely spoiled. So much so that I haven't really [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Featured Items, Reviews
triggertrap-for-smartphones

I've purchased remote shutter releases for all of the Nikon DSLRs that I own.  Some are wireless, some are wired, but they all require me to push a button to get a photo - and that's all it can do.  With the Triggertrap cable and an app for your smart phone (most versions of iPhone [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
amazon-fire-phone

After months of rumors, Amazon finally announced their new phone, the Fire.  The Fire is the first phone to be designed to give you instant access to the music, books, movies, games, etc., offered by Amazon.  It also has Dynamic Perspective, which uses a "custom-designed sensor system that responds to the way you hold, view, and [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
samsung-galaxy-s5-1

I'm bored with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which is the main phone that I use when I'm not in the process of testing other phones. We're right at the beginning of the new phone rollout season and so far Verizon Wireless has sent me the new HTC One M8 and now the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android [...]

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brando-spiderman

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 eyes [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
htc-one-m8-1

The new HTC One M8 smartphone is one of the sleekest Android smartphones currently on the market. Once again HTC has skipped the slick plastic case that people often tag with the word "cheap" and decided to go with a premium designed metal case that looks good and feels great in your hand. But is this [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Featured Items, Reviews
nokia-icon-1

I enjoyed reviewing the Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 RT tablet a few weeks ago and since it's been over a year, I thought it was time that I reviewed another Windows Phone device as well. Verizon offered to send me the Nokia Lumia Icon (aka Lumia 929), which is available exclusively from them. I [...]

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Posted in: Featured Items, Reviews, Windows Phone
Red_Nexus_5

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 5 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
verykool-s470-schettino-01

The verykool s470 is a full featured 4.7" no contract/unlocked dual SIM Android phone marketed as an affordable "buy it and use it anywhere" device. This is a market segment that's fairly sparsely populated in the US among the major phone OS platforms - for example the Nokia Lumia 520/521 (sub $100 no contract) in the [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Reviews
lg-g2

This post brought to you by LG. All opinions are 100% mine. It seems like I'm never satisfied when it comes to my phone. There's always some feature missing that is available on another brand phone or model. One of the latest Android smartphones on the market is from a company that you might not [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
htc-one-9

It's that time of year again when gadgeteers like us start checking our wallets and bank accounts to see how much extra money we have available for a potential new phone purchase. There are quite a few new phones coming to Verizon and they have been kind enough to send me some demo units of [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Reviews
Keyprop

Ever wish you had a way to prop up your smart phone for reading, Skyping or watching your favorite videos? The Keyprop by Integral Design may be the simple, stylish and portable solution you are looking for. The Keyprop is made out of polycarbonate and is over-molded with a rubberized TPE material. This means the Keyprop is [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Pocket Gear
CyanDelta

If like me your Android devices are rooted and running alternate ROMs  then you'll be sick of downloading 200+MB files everytime an update comes out. If you're running Cyanogen 10.1 nightlies then you'll be downloaded these files, well, every night.  CyanDelta Updater is an app that does incremental downloads of your CM 10.1 nightly downloading only [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
GText

I wrote an article on MightyText back in November; it's a plugin that allows you to send and receive SMS texts from your Android phone via your browser.  I can honestly say that I use MightyText almost everyday.  Well it just got better.  While previously I had to have a separate MightyText tab open, GText is a plug-in that allows [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
Screenshot_2013-05-22-23-13-52

I'm going to make a strange admission here for a gadgeteer:  I'm not really a power user on my phone or my tablet.  Though I use my devices for all sorts of things, though I love to play with alternate ROMs and want my devices to be fast and responsive, in the end I'm a [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Reviews
blackberry-z10-9

To be honest, I can't remember the last BlackBerry device that I reviewed. It's been many years ago and they've been off my radar until recently. The announcement of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone caught my eye because of the phone's good looks. But can this smartphone run with the iOS and Android big dogs, or [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Wireless

Three Australian illustrators were invited to create an exclusive piece of art using only the Samsung GALAXY Note II. Meet Andrew Millist and discover a stunning, digitally painted world of robots, turtles and pure happiness. Video sponsored by Samsung.

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Posted in: Android related, News
HTC-one

This morning HTC announced its new flagship smartphone, the HTC One, and boy is it a stunner. Designed with a zero-gap/unibody style sleek aluminum case and a 4.7" 1080p 468 PPI display, the One looks like an Apple fan's iPhone 6 fantasy. It features a 1.7Ghz quad core Snapdragon processor and will be available in 32GB [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
ting_gs3-3

The major cellular providers continue to force their customers into bigger, bolder, more expensive plans that many folks do not need. I admit that I moved our family to Verizon's Family Share Plan, where we pay a premium price for unlimited talk, text, and 6GB of data. However, there are many people that are not [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Reviews, Wireless
nokia-lumia-822-13

It's been so long since I reviewed a Windows phone, that they weren't even called Windows Phones back then. They were called Windows Mobile phones. So it's an understatement to say that I've been long overdue to try one. Verizon Wireless was kind enough to send me a loan of a Nokia Lumia 822 Windows [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Windows Phone