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4 months ago

Boss Inbound! Last chance to save 20% on Android accessories!

Listen up, everyone. The boss is returning tomorrow, which means this is your last opportunity to make a sweep through ShopAndroid.com and save 20% on everything there, including cases for your Samsung Galaxy S5, that spacious 64GB MicroSD Card you've been wanting or even a couple wireless charging pads to keep around the house.

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4 months ago

Ballistic Every1 Case for the Samsung Galaxy S4

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Ballistic Every1 Case for the Samsung Galaxy S4

The Ballistic Every1 Case turns the Samsung Galaxy S4 into something different. Something ... dangerous. OK, maybe not dangerous. But it certainly turns it into something that's a little less prone to danger.

The case comprises two parts: There's a front cover that includes a plastic protector for the display, and holes for the front-facing camera, speaker and various sensors. It fastens onto the back shell via some pretty sturdy grommets. You're going to want to mind the instructions on the inside of the box, and even then I needed a little extra help to pry them open. (And once fastened, I've had no concerns about them coming loose.)

There are cutouts for the secondary microphones, and flaps over the microUSB and 3.5mm ports. The front home button also is sealed in rubber, as are the power and volume buttons, but all are still perfectly functional.

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4 months ago

Updated Qi wireless charging means your phones won't have to be directly touching the charger

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The new Qi v1.2 specification will enable wireless charging through even greater spans than before. The current Qi standard is capable of blasting power wirelessly through up to 7mm of space, but the new standard amps that up to 45mm (1.77 inches). This will make it much easier to embed Qi chargers inside of things (like desks, tables, cars, blocks of cheese, etc).

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4 months ago

Urban Armor Gear Composite Hybrid Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Urban Armor Gear Composite Hybrid Case

Add some extra ruggedness to your Galaxy S5 with this case from Urban Armor Gear

 

The Samsung Galaxy S5 isn't the most fragile phone on the market, but perhaps you looked towards the Galaxy S5 Active with envy over its rugged qualities. But you can make up that sort of ruggedness with a good Galaxy S5 case. Well, with the Composite Hybrid Case from Urban Armor Gear you can have a little of that on the regular Galaxy S5 and toughen it up for the rigors of everyday modern life.

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4 months ago

Boss is Away Sale: Save 20% on everything at ShopAndroid.com!

Boss is Away Sale!

Finally. A few days of freedom when the big cheese isn't constantly looking over your shoulder. It's a chance to relax a bit and get things done at your own pace (efficiently, of course!)

To celebrate the absence of our fearless leader we're offering 20% off everything at ShopAndroid.com until midnight, August 4. If there's a case for your Samsung Galaxy S5 you've been itching to get your hands on, now's your chance. Maybe a new charger for your HTC One (M8) is just what you needed for the office; those are 20% off, too! Anything and everything, folks.

Unsure about taking advantage of a great situation? FREE shipping is available on all orders over $50 in the domestic US and there are plenty of payment options beyond credit cards including PayPal, Bitcoin and Amazon Payments.

Simply use coupon code: BOSS14 upon checkout and enjoy an instant 20% off everything in your cart! We won't tell if you don't.

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4 months ago

32GB and 64GB MicroSD cards are insanely cheap today on Amazon

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Transcend MicroSD cards are on sale today only at Amazon. You can grab a Transcend 32GB MicroSDHC Class 10 (with adapter) for $13.99 (that's 63% off) or a Transcend 64GB MicroSDXC card (also with adapter) for $28.99 (42% off). If you've been wanting to increase the storage space of your smartphone, today might be a good day to make that purchase. Added bonus: they both come in "frustration-free" packaging, trading the irritating blister plastic packaging for a simple paperboard sleeve.

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4 months ago

Chromecast on sale for $29.99 at Amazon and 1sale.com

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If you have been waiting to see if you could get Google's HDMI dongle Chromecast for a lower price, you might want to check out Amazon and 1sale.com today as both sites are selling the device for $29.99.

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4 months ago

Motorola Roadster Pro Bluetooth Speakerphone review

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Motorola Roadster Pro

A premium product with a premium price

If your car doesn't have built-in Bluetooth of some sort, and you don't want a Bluetooth dongle hanging off of your ear, the Motorola Roadster Pro Bluetooth Speakerphone may be just what you're looking for.

In most places it's illegal to use your phone while you're driving, and chances are (Boomsound notwithstanding) the tiny speaker on your phone isn't going to cut it. You need something that's loud, but also easy to use. A few extra features never hurt, either.

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4 months ago

TYLT Energi Sliding Power Case for Galaxy S5

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TYLT Energi Galaxy S5 Sliding Power Case

It isn't the most efficient or price-conscious way to keep your Galaxy S5 powered up, but it will be a great choice for specific users

TYLT makes some great accessories, and is probably best known for its chargers, batteries and cases. Its latest product, the Energi Sliding Power Case for the Galaxy S5, combines a couple of those categories in hopes of reducing the friction involved with keeping your phone charged up at all times.

Sure there are external battery packs out there, as well as rapid wall chargers and even replacement batteries on devices such as the Galaxy S5 that can swap them on the fly, but all of those solutions have inherent compromises. If you need a case that can protect your phone and then quickly move to keeping it charged without powering down or fiddling with any parts, the Sliding Power Case may be one choice for you. Read along and see what this case is all about.

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4 months ago

Square getting an EMV chip update for more secure mobile credit card payments

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The little card reader that launched a mobile payments revolution — Square — today unveiled a new version of their card reader that is designed to work with the EMV chipped credit cards. EMV credit cards are a mainstay around the world and just starting to make headway in the United States (including a fraud liability deadline for businessses coming up in October 2015), and the new version of Square supports EMV in addition to the old-school magnetic swipe strip.

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4 months ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for July 30, 2014

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Looking to gear up for the summer? We've got some new sales on Android devices, accessories, and apps that you may be interested in...

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4 months ago

Last chance to save 40% on HTC One M8 Dot View Cases!

This is it, folks. Until midnight this Wednesday you can still buy the HTC One (M8) Dot View Case for the discounted price of $29.95!

 

Our ShopAndroid store team still has every color in stock, but we can't say for how long, especially given the rate you guys have scooped up these nifty cases during our special promotion this past week.

If you haven't already read our hands-on review, be sure to check that out for all the bells and whistles. Grab one for a friend, family member or just an extra color for your M8 case collection. For this price, you can't go wrong!

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4 months ago

Motorola offering 10% off their accessories just because

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Motorola is offering a 10% discount on most of the accessories sold through their online store using the checkout code JUSTBECAUSE10. You can apply this to anything that isn't already on clearance, and if you get $75-worth of gear, you get free shipping. That might be easy considering the Moto X is currently $125 off and Moto X cases are 50% off now too. The promo is running until the end of August, so you've got some time to take advantage.

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4 months ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for July 28, 2014

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Looking to gear up for the summer? We've got some new sales on Android devices, accessories, and apps that you may be interested in...

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4 months ago

Researchers think they can triple your smartphone battery life — but it won't happen soon

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A new research paper details the efforts of a team at Stanford University who are looking to create a lithium battery that, if successful, could lead to much longer battery life for smartphones and tablets, but it could take several years for that research to yield practical products.

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