8 hours ago

Still don't have a Chromecast? Pick one up on Groupon for $20


You can save over 40 percent on one of the most capable streaming sticks today.

At $35 retail it's hard to think why you wouldn't have a Chromecast already, but if you don't yet you can pick up a refurbished one (or up to five, actually) on Groupon today for just $20.

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16 hours ago

Quick Look: Qmadix X Series Lite Cover for HTC One M9


The X Series Lite Cover promotes extra protection with dual-layers and I.D.C. technology, leaving little to worry about.

Sure, your HTC One M9 comes with UH OH Protection, but for some of us — that's just not enough. We decided to give the X Series Lite Cover from Qmadix a whirl to see how it fared with the HTC One M9, and whether it's a viable solution against impacts.

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2 days ago

Best wireless chargers under $20


Don't be put off by expensive wireless chargers. There are affordable options that do exactly the same thing.

It wasn't uncommon to see ridiculous price tags on the newest OEM wireless chargers, especially after flagship devices started packing Qi-compatibility. Shortly after, however, aftermarket manufacturers stepped in — providing essentially the same convenient chargers — but at a fraction of the price.

This brief list of affordable wireless chargers will give you the sweet freedom from cables that most of us desire without breaking the bank.

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3 days ago

VR for G3 — Google Cardboard for LG folk

VR for G3

LG's first step into mobile VR doesn't stray far from the current offerings, but G3 owners will still want one of these ASAP.

While the world of virtual reality gaming is heating up at an unprecedented pace, due in no small part to massive contributions from Samsung in Oculus Rift and HTC in Steam VR, there's a whole different kind of VR development happening in mobile. Games are a part of it, but not nearly to the scale of desktop-class systems. Instead, mobile VR is looking for ways to expand upon entertainment consumption. Samsung wants to put you in the middle of a live concert while you sit on your couch, while Google chooses to open up their platform to every idea — including a deep focus on inviting kids to the party.

Google Cardboard is an incredibly cool idea that grows in functionality every day, but if you've tried to stick a recent LG phone inside of these enclosures you might have noticed a slight design conflict. To resolve this, as well as test the waters for their own VR interests, LG has released VR for G3 as a free accessory to anyone who buys one of these phones from select retailers.

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4 days ago

Hands on with the ZENS Bluetooth Speaker and Qi Wireless Charger


The portable wireless charger that rocks your favorite tunes via Bluetooth while juicing up your device.

We've seen some pretty unique wireless chargers that stand out above your typical charging pad, but after spending some time with the ZENS Bluetooth Speaker and Qi Wireless Charger, it's become clear that this accessory is amazing to have around the house or workspace.

If combining music with portable wireless charging is up your alley, read on for the whole review.

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5 days ago

Top accessories for the Moto X (2014)


A phone can be awesome all on its own, but when you bring accessories to the party, it can reach new heights.

While users could certainly just buy a phone and have that be the end of it, if you want to help get the most out of your Moto X, there's a few accessories you should consider investing in beyond a simple case. And after our months with the Moto X, here are the accessories that we believe can take your Moto X experience to the next level.

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6 days ago

The best cases for the Moto X (2014)

It's dangerous to go alone. You better cover up.

Finding the right case for your Moto X can be tricky.

There may be a few reasons for this. First, the first Moto X was the first true Motorola flagship in a few years and casemakers weren't quite sure it'd do well enough to warrant making a case for it. Second, because of Moto Maker's customization of the phones, casemakers might have feared that users would forgo cases that would hide their design.

This year, things are different. The Moto X (2014) isn't an unknown. The Moto X (2014) is a phone people are starting to recognize. It is a phone that many are turning to in lieu of a Nexus they feel is simply too big. It has been here for months, and yet, compared to phones like Samsung's Galaxy line, case selection can be a little sparse.

Here are the best of the bunch.

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1 week ago

Top 4 battery packs for the Samsung Galaxy S6 available right now

Samsung Galaxy S6

The 2,550 mAh battery inside the Galaxy S6 isn't great, but that's okay — there are backups of all sizes that'll keep you going.

You never know when battery life may become an issue, especially while rocking your new Samsung Galaxy S6 everywhere you go. And, it's not like you can utilize a regular charger just anywhere. That's where having a battery pack for your Galaxy S6 comes in handy: Bailing you out of a bad situation.

We've selected our top four favorite battery packs for the Galaxy S6 that range from 3,000 mAh all the way up to 25,600 mAh. So, no matter what size you decide to go with — you'll have enough battery life to get you through the most demanding of days.

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1 week ago

Google said to be close to getting Android Wear watches to work with iPhones


Sure, the Apple Watch is just around the corner, but that's not going to stop Google from continuing work on getting Android Wear to work with iOS.

It's been rumored and reported for a while now that Google was working to get Android Wear to be properly compatible with the iPhone, and it appears that they're rapidly approaching the point of actually seeing a release.

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1 week ago

Top 5 chargers for HTC One M9


Need help finding the best chargers for HTC One M9? We've got you covered with 5 favorites that will do the job.

We know for certain that the HTC One M9 comes packed with Quick Charge 2.0, which is awesome. But, why not include a quick charger with the device to make the most of that feature? Instead, HTC's provided a standard 1.5A charger — which still has us scratching our heads — but there it is.

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1 week ago

The Logitech Keys-To-Go keyboard for Android is small enough to fit in a purse


Logitech has announced plans to launch a version of its Keys-To-Go portable keyboard for Android devices later in April for $69.99.

The Keys-To-Go keyboard was previously released for iOS products, but now Logitech is offering a version of the accessory that will work with both Android and Windows devices.

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1 week ago

Monoprice announces new USB-C accessories for your new Chromebook Pixel


Monoprice has announced a new line of USB-C cables and adapter accessories designed for USB-C devices such as Google's new Chromebook Pixel.

The new cables from Monoprice offer USB-C connections for USB 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1, and they'll let you use almost any USB accessory through the single USB-C port on your new Chromebook Pixel.

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1 week ago

Quick Look: PowerBot PB1020 Qi Wireless Charging Pad


Compact in size and simple in design, PowerBot's PB1020 Wireless Charger does everything you'd expect without the huge price tag.

We're always after the best wireless chargers that hold up to repeated use and don't require a lot of finagling to hit that sweet spot. PowerBot's PB1020 is currently one of the highest rated wireless charging pads available on Amazon, but what makes it such a popular choice?

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1 week ago

Flir FX takes aim at both home surveillance and action cameras


Flir's been working in the world of infrared imaging for years, but now they're delving into a new market: home security and action cams with the Flir FX.

Flir is taking on both Dropcam and GoPro with the Flir FX. This little camera is a roughly 2x2x1-inch block with a circular lens sitting front and center. There's an available home base that it can mount onto for home security purposes, as well as options for exterior mounts, car mounts, and even a waterproof sport case that you can strap onto your helmet, bike, or what-have-you (à la GoPro). With Wi-Fi, remote monitoring, and a nifty "RapidRecap" feature that compresses hours of activity into minutes, Flir's system is going toe-to-toe with Google-owned Dropcam.

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1 week ago

Top 5 heavy duty cases for HTC One M9


Searching for a rugged HTC One M9 case that can take a beating? You've come to the right place.

Designed to mitigate damage better than anything else out there, these cases for HTC One M9 are packed with layer upon layer of solid protection, inside and out. While some are bulkier than your standard skin case or hard case, they serve their purpose in absorbing impacts so your HTC One M9 doesn't have to.

There are a number of cases for HTC One M9 already available, but we've selected the ones that stand out and above the rest. Jump past the break to get the full line-up.

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