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4 months ago

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

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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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4 months ago

Quick Look: PowerBot PB1020 Qi Wireless Charging Pad

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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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4 months ago

Flir FX takes aim at both home surveillance and action cameras

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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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4 months ago

Top 5 heavy duty cases for HTC One M9

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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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4 months ago

A look at the new Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Pad

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Samsung Qi charger

Samsung needed a new wireless charger to pair up with the Galaxy S6, and it's a pretty nice piece of gear.

Even though it didn't actually offer a phone with Qi charging built-in, Samsung has previously sold a basic Qi charger for those who added it after the fact to their phone. Now that the Galaxy S6 has wireless charging from the start, it was as good a time as any for Samsung to refresh its wireless charger with a new design. The Wireless Charging Pad, as it's simply known, now looks like it belongs in the same design category as the GS6 and will likely be added on to plenty of phone orders in the coming months.

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4 months ago

Best Galaxy S6 cases under $10

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Shopping for the best cases for Galaxy S6 can be tough, especially if you're on a tight budget.

It's a breath of fresh air to see the amount of affordable options available for protecting the Galaxy S6, especially this early on. While it's easy to drop a few bucks on a typical gel case you can find at any mall kiosk, why not spend a few more and get a case that's going to look way better and last longer? This brief buyers guide includes 5 of the best cases for Galaxy S6 that will run you under $10.

The holy grail, if you will, for the economical online shopper.

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4 months ago

Hands-on: Aukey 10000mAh External Battery Quick Charger

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This new backup battery rocks a sleek design and Quick Charge 2.0.

We finally have our hands on one of Aukey's most popular external batteries, and first impressions are better than we expected. This battery seems to have it all: attractive design, moderate size, and the ability to rapidly juice up devices using Quick Charge 2.0. We'll dive a little deeper and check out how it works and if it's a respectable accessory to go with current Quick Charge compatible devices.

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4 months ago

Top 5 favorite chargers for Galaxy S6

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We all want the same thing: more time on our Galaxy S6 and less time plugged into an outlet.

With a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 in hand, it's safe to assume we're blowing through that first full charge before we're unglued from it. And since we're not counting on extended batteries to bail us out of a dead device this time around, we're looking for the best chargers for the Galaxy S6 straight from our very own ShopAndroid.com.

This brief roundup of our favorite Galaxy S6 chargers will give you some better direction on what's available and worth investing in. We're talking car chargers, wall chargers, backup batteries, heck — even a wireless charger for good measure. Have one in mind that's not on the list? Let us know your charger of choice.

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4 months ago

A quick look at wireless charging tech for the car

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If there's one place wireless charging is undeniably useful, it's in the car.

While we've been given a reason to think otherwise with the microUSB requirement in Android Auto and the existence of Quick Charge 2.0 accessories for the car, the ability to pop your phone into a car dock and know that it is already charging your phone is a huge deal for folks that spend a lot of time in the car. No need to mess around with cables, just a decent place to hold your phone while on the road. If wireless charging is the way your want your tech to be powered in the car, there's a couple of unique options for you to consider that are all more than capable of getting the job done, and we've spent a little time with all of them.

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4 months ago

Seidio's SURFACE Case gets a redesign for the HTC One M9

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Popular for its super-slim design and ability to handle drops like a pro, Seidio's SURFACE Case gains an extra layer for its HTC One M9 model.

Seidio's been a major part of the mobile accessory world for a long time, and we've always used a variety of their cases like the DILEX Pro, that sports two layers with a strong exoskeleton, the CONVERT Combo, that's similar to the OtterBox Defender, and of course the slimmest of the bunch — the SURFACE Case.

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4 months ago

ShopAndroid Easter Sale: 20% off all Android accessories!

Hop on over to ShopAndroid to pick up the latest accessories for your Android device and save 20%

Easter doesn't have to be just about the kids, you know. Treat yourself to a brand new case, quick charger, wireless charger or even a backup battery — our selection of Android accessories is quite extensive.

You'll even find accessories for the latest Android devices including the Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, Nexus 6 and Galaxy Note 4. Use coupon code: BUNNY15 and you'll save 20% on your entire cart!

We offer fast, free shipping on all orders over $50, and accept credit cards, PayPal and Amazon Payments. This sale won't last forever, so be sure to place your orders before midnight, April 5 to receive your discount.

Let's go shopping!

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5 months ago

Top 5 rugged cases for Samsung Galaxy S6

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When regular skins and hard cases just won't cut it, we look to the hardcore covers to keep our Galaxy S6 safe from impending doom

Whether you have a plan for protecting your Samsung Galaxy S6 or not, it's always a good idea to weigh your options before pulling out your wallet. There are a number of OtterBox-style cases for the Galaxy S6 already available, but which ones are truly worth the investment?

We've selected a handful of rugged cases for the Galaxy S6 that have proven themselves with previous devices in withstanding against the rigors of an outdoor lifestyle and a strenuous work environment. Jump past the break to get the complete rundown and let us know some of your personal favorites.

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5 months ago

Hands-on: Amzer Double Layer Hybrid Case for the HTC One M9

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HTC One M9 Amzer Hybrid Case

Good protection adds a kickstand to make better use of the screen and those speakers.

Here's a quick look at the Amzer Hybrid Case for the HTC One M9. It's got a soft silicone underlayer that fits up against your phone and protects the back, sides top and bottom while still giving full access to the ports and buttons. And on top of that goes a rigid plastic shell for the more serious protection.

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5 months ago

Planning ahead: HTC One M9 cases

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We've narrowed down our top cases for the HTC One M9 that should serve well in shielding against damage

With all the buzz around the HTC One M9, we're just sitting here, thinking ahead about how best to protect the device. Skins, hard cases, side pouches, hybrids — we're not biased. But we are taking our selections into serious consideration before hitting the streets with a brand new device.

Jump past the break and check out which cases for HTC One M9 made the list.

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5 months ago

This is pretty much the last way we'd ever charge our phone

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Neck pillows with batteries. Is nothing sacred anymore? (And were all the renders newer than the HTC Desire taken?)

Behold, the PowerUp Pillow. Currently going for a $25 pledge on Kickstarter.

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