From watchbands to tempered glass protectors, we have your accessories covered for the (super stylish) Fossil Q.
Fossil's Q series smartwatches come in two styles: the digital display Q Founder and the more traditional Q Grant. The brand also released two stylish and functional bracelets, called the Q Reveler and Q Dreamer — fitness trackers that come in a variety of styles.
No matter what device is on your wrist, you'll want to some accessories to protect your investment, or customize your Fossil Q smartwatch to take your sense of style to the next level.
Tempered glass is often known as safety glass– and for good reason! Screens covered with a tempered glass protector are more resistant to breakage than they would be with a standard one. That's why this Fossil Q Founder screen protector is perfect.
Designed to fit edge-to-edge with bubble-free application, this screen protector will cost you around $18 on Amazon for the tempered glass option (and around $13 for the crystal clear and anti-glare protectors.)
If you really want to get the full experience from Fossil's dynamic new wearable devices, then check out the brand's activity tracker. Functional and unbelievably stylish (think the classic-ness of Tiffany's with the fashion-forward flare of Marc Jacobs), Fossil's Q Dreamer and Reveler pieces look like a bracelets, but function like an activity tracker.
How does it work? Well, the band receives filtered notifications and tracks everything from steps to calories, while cueing you to complete "creative weekly curiosity challenges."
If you find the Q Reveler or Q Dreamer are more your bag, you can also swap out those bands as well for any 12 millimeter band.
Because the Fossil Q smartwatches are newer products, there aren't a ton of exciting accessories to go along with the device... Yet! Let us know what your favorite version of the Fossil Q is, and how you choose to customize it in the comments below!
Though it may not be as brittle as a robin's egg, you should probably protect your Robin's screen.
All day long you're swiping and tapping on your Nextbit Robin's screen and dirt and dust on your fingers can cause little imperfections. If you keep your phone in your pocket, your change or keys can slice and dice your screen as well, even if it's scratch-resistant (eventually, they all get dinged up a little).
For now, Nextbit Robin screen protectors are kind of hard to come by, which is why we've rounded up some of the best ones we've found.
If you're the brand-conscious sort, you could get your screen protector straight from the horse's mouth (or robin's beak, as it were). At $25, Nextbit's tempered glass screen protector is a little expensive, but it gets the job done, covering up the most important part of your Robin.
The protector only covers the screen, so the glass edges surrounding it are left open, which might be a turn-off for some folks, but pair it with a Bruises case and you'll be good to go.
Nextbit's screen protectors are extremely thin, so it'll seem like your phone's wearing nothin' at all. Tempered glass is four times stronger than regular glass, so your Robin will be nigh-bulletproof (helpful for when it's out with Batman, i.e. you and your bad self).
Casebase offers a two-pack of tempered glass screen protectors, which, starting around $13, isn't a bad deal. These screen protectors have an oleophobic coating, meaning they'll repel the oils from your hands and other sources, keeping your screen free of smudges and fingerprints.
The ultra slim design maintains screen sensitivity, so you won't be having to tap apps twice or go back over your keyboard because you missed a few letters.
This Casebase screen protector comes with all of the necessary tools to make installation a breeze, and having the second protector is a godsend, just in case you screw up.
Skinomi's entry is made of soft TPU with a fascination ability: it's self-healing. This means that any little imperfections will eventually be smoothed out by heat and moisture. This is also UV-resistant TPU, so it won't turn yellow over time, which means you might only need one for the whole time you have your phone.
This one comes with a liquid solution that allows for adjustments during installation, so if you don't nail it the first time, you can still move it around and get it just right. Once it's on, it conforms well to the size of your screen, giving you total, top-to-bottom protection.
All Skinomi screen protectors come with a lifetime replacement warranty, so if anything goes wrong, you just ring them up and they'll send you a new one for free.
What separates IQ's LiQuidSkin from other screen protectors is that it's a single-layer film, which means ultimate clarity and sensitivity, so it's like your phone is naked but protected.
This is another TPU protector that's UV-resistant, so there's no worry of it yellowing as time goes by, leaving your Robin's screen completely clear. Installation is particularly simple with the LiQuidSkin, thanks to IQ Shield's own adhesive and their wet-install method, which allows you to make adjustments before your protector is in place forever.
Like all the other screen protectors in our round-up, this one only covers the screen, so the rest of the glass on the front is bare. If you're looking for total protection, then you probably want to pair your Robin with a case.
IQ Shield screen protectors are backed by a lifetime warranty and a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, so if yours doesn't work, you can get a new one for free. If it isn't as promised, you can send it back for a refund.
Mini Bluetooth speakers are smaller and often cheaper than traditional Bluetooth speakers. Don't worry though, small and less expensive doesn't mean you have to lose sound quality. We've compiled a list of some of the best mini Bluetooth speakers that you can find on today's market at three different price points.
This is one of Sony's smallest speakers, but it still weighs 1.5 lbs, so it isn't as comfortably portable as others.
Like a lot of Sony's portable speakers, the SRS-X33 has two separate passive bass radiators to deliver a great low-end sound without muddling the rest of the higher tones.
Not only does it work with Bluetooth, but it also has NFC compatibility, making it super easy and user friendly to pair with your phone. It also has a standard 3.5 mm jack, so it's compatible with anything that has a headphone jack.
This speaker also has a Micro-USB port for charging your phone on the go. Top this all off with a seven-hour battery life and you have yourself a mini Bluetooth speaker to be reckoned with.
Bose has always been a sound quality giant, and that hasn't changed with the Soundlink Color.
Available in some cool colors , like red, blue, and mint, the Soundlink Color looks a little different than most mini Bluetooth speakers. It's square design allows it to easily fit into bags or purses making it ideal for taking with you.
The sound quality is superb for such a small package and can even pair with two devices at once. Switching back and forth from the music on your phone and your friend's phone has never been easier, plus, it's battery life is approximately eight hours which gives you plenty of time to enjoy that high quality audio.
The UE Roll has a cool design meant to follow you wherever you go. It has a great waterproof rating, meaning it can even follow you into the shower! Plus, it also comes with a little life preserver that allows it to float, meaning you can bring this speaker to a pool party.
The sound on this tiny guy is impressive and can be even more impressive if you pair another UE Roll with it. It has an app you can download to completely control playback so you can control it from afar.
Ultimate Ears has released the Roll 2, which has all the great features of its predecessor but with a few key improvements. The Roll 2 boasts a slightly better sound — both in volume and tone — while also increasing the Bluetooth range to 100 feet.
The Roll 2 will run you about $99; however, you can find the original Roll at Best Buy for around $50. You could draw the conclusion that the value of the upgraded UE Roll 2 is offset by the savings of the original Roll. We will link to both version below and you can decide for yourself which way you want to go.
Embracing the all-in-one mentality, the Braven 705 model packs a punch with it's sound and versatility. With two built-in drivers and a passive rad for the low end, it's easy to enjoy the sound quality of this speaker at all ends of the volume spectrum.
It has all the connections you need to listen to your favorite tunes on your favorite devices. And, it even has a USB port that will allow you to charge your phone. Perfect if you need a boost to get you through a late-night dance party.
The 705 is yet another mini speaker that has a waterproof rating. While it can't be submerged in water, it can be splashed or spilled on without having to worry and the outer silicone shell provides some shock proofing, making the Braven 705 quite rugged for such a small device.
The OontZ Curve has a very unique shape. We will admit right off the bat, it's not the best sounding speaker on the list, but it is the cheapest and it makes our list because for the price, the sound is great! It can have a little trouble with music that is very tonally complex, meaning this probably won't be the speaker for you if you like listening to dubstep.
It only has five hours of battery life, which is considerable less than most of it's competitors, but it does have speakerphone capability making it especially useful when using Bluetooth.
For the under $30 price, you aren't going to find a mini Bluetooth speaker that packs the same punch. Money savers, this is a great option for you!
JBL's entry into the mini Bluetooth speaker world is quite impressive. This small circular speaker comes with a carrying case and a five-hour battery life, making it a great portable option for short trips!
The cool thing about the Micro Wireless is the impressive bass sound. It has a built-in bass port that offers almost unrivaled low-end sound in a speaker this small and inexpensive.
The JBL Micro Wireless can sound a little distorted if you crank the volume all the way up; however, it handles all types of music really well and doesn't seem to lose any quality when there is a lot going on in a song.
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Now through Tuesday, May 31 you can pick up a new case, quick charger, screen protector or wireless charger for your Android device and enjoy a 20% savings by using coupon code: RWB16 at checkout. There's an extensive selection of Android accessories to choose from, along with a convenient 60-day return policy and free shipping on all orders over $50 in the US and Canada.
When it comes to battery cases, Mophie is at the top of everyone's mind. But what about this year with the Galaxy S7?
Samsung unexpectedly impressed us with its own wireless charging-enabled battery case for the Galaxy S7, with a few clever design decisions that made it the only one to date we'd recommend. But when a company like Mophie that's known for its battery cases offers up its latest Juice Packs, we can't turn down an opportunity to try them out.
Mophie makes the new Juice Packs for both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and at $99 charges more than Samsung does while offering a higher capacity and a different set of features (and trade-offs). Does it all add up to the best possible combination in a battery case for your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge? We're here to find out.
Update: The codes are now expired. Be sure to keep an eye out for future deals!
Spigen is offering a number of its cases on Amazon for as little as $3 with coupon code. If you have a Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note 5, you'll want to check this deal out. Whether you are in the market for something thin or protective, you won't want to miss out on this opportunity.
Zivix has announced that the jamstik+ MIDI smart guitar now works with Androids running version 6.0.1. Jamstik has been available for iOS devices for a while now, with the improved plus model first introduced in April 2015. Changes to Android that come with the latest version of Marshmallow now make it possible to support the Bluetooth MIDI device, and after a quiet initial launch in April 2016 (with excellent user reviews), they're ready to ramp things up as well as bring more tools and third-party partners on board with one of the first Bluetooth MIDI devices of its kind for both Android and iOS users alike.
Xiaomi isn't shy about venturing into new segments, and that is exactly what the Chinese manufacturer did earlier today with the launch of its first drone. The Mi Drone is a quadcopter with a ball-shaped camera that can shoot 4K videos, all for ¥2,999 ($460). There's also a variant that offers a 1080p camera, which will retail for ¥2,499 ($380).
The selection we chose from Rerri is a little more of a standout piece. It's a genuine leather strap that has high contrast stitching in order to make it really pop. In addition, the clasp on Rerri's band is quite robust and sticks out as well, adding to the band's overall look. Plus, the clasp looks like it could take a beating, which is a plus for something that you wear all the time.
Like all leather, it's slightly water resistant, a little bit of rain or sweat won't hurt it much, but you aren't going to want to go swimming with it, or wear it in the shower for that matter.
Sports bands are typically made out silicone or a similar rubber-like substance which makes them perfect for getting wet. Sweat won't ruin a sports band at all, so you can be as active as you want!
Tech Swiss sports band
Typically, sports bands can be pretty plain looking; however, Tech Swiss's band breaks the mold. It's designed to look like a silicone version of a metal link band, giving it a unique look that most sports bands won't have.
The silicone is waterproof and the band's clasp and pins are made from stainless steel so you shouldn't have any problem getting this thing wet.
The band comes in a little on the thick side, sitting at about five millimeters — you will definitely feel this band on your wrist. If you don't mind the small amount of extra weight, this band could be a great choice.
If you want something a little out there, but still functional, this selection from Marathon could be for you.
It's made out of vulcanized rubber, so you know it's as durable as can be. The clasp and pins are also stainless steel so no amount of water should make them rust.
On top of looking a little extra stylish — due to the two lines of detailing — this band also comes infused with vanilla scent. If you have a problem with perfumes or scents at all, it would probably be best to steer clear of this one.
If you are looking for bold style, metal bands are a great way to make your watch stand out in a crowd!
Hadley-Roma Metal expansion band
Hadley-Roma's band is great for people who want a metal band that has a uniformed style and look to it.
The added bonus of the physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating makes this metal band a little more resistant to scratches and minor blemishes.
Unlike a lot of metal bands, this one doesn't have a clasp. It's actually an expansion band, meaning it will stretch to fit your wrist. It's compatible with watches that use 16-22 millimeter bands, making it perfect for your Fossil Q Founder.
Google released its MODE bands and they might be the most interchangeable watch bands you will ever see..
All you do it remove the original pin that presently in your Fossil Q Founder, then add the MODE pin, slide your MODE band over the pin, and lock it shut. That's it! There's a video on the MODE site that shows you exactly how to connect these bands.
Hadley Roma is currently the only company making them right now and they start around $50. Just remember that when you go to order yours you need the 22 mm band or it won't fit.
The Google Store is currently offering a $5 savings on the Chromecast and Chromecast Audio. Normally, each of these costs $35, but for a limited time you can grab one for $30. Whether you are looking to stream audio or video, there is a Chromecast for you.
The nicest-looking cardboard box projector money can buy, but not much else.
Ever wander through a store and see something on a shelf that you know can't possibly be as cool as it looks, but you buy it anyway because you just have to know? That was me this weekend in my local Books-A-Million, a store that has slowly transformed over the last five years from a decent bookstore to a decent toy store that also sells books sometimes. As I wandered up the main path through the center of the store, having just retrieved the last copy of Neil Stephenson's Seveneves — which you should absolutely read, by the way — three odd little boxes caught my eye. They all said Smartphone Projector 2.0 on the side, and claimed you could put your phone in the box and have a little theater powered by your phone.
Here's what you get in this weird little box, and how well it works.
Heavy-duty protection that won't feel bulky in your pocket.
Spigen's Tough Armor line of cases has been defending phones from drop damage for years, and you'll find the same level of sleek and stylish protection in the Tough Armor case for the Samsung Galaxy S7.
We'll provide a hands-on review of the Tough Armor's look and feel in your hand, the patented features Spigen's built into the case, as well as the overall design and build, so you can make an informed decision.