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5 months ago

Hands-on with 360fly, a 360° action camera

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Ease of use is what 360fly is all about, and it doesn't get much easier than this.

Capturing video is usually about telling a single story. You're sharing the events from your perspective, and the viewer gets to see this window into the world you're trying to capture. The ability to share a story from a 360° perspective has become increasingly appealing over the last year, because it opens that window and gives the viewer some choice about what parts of the event you're capturing are the most interesting. This has lead to a huge push from several tech companies to produce 360° cameras that are significantly easier to use than strapping several GoPro cameras into a cube and stitching the video together later.

360fly is easily the most stylish of these alternatives, and the message with this little camera ball couldn't be more clear. If you've got one of these cameras and a smartphone, you have everything you need to capture everything around you and quickly share it with the world. Here's a quick look at how this camera works.

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5 months ago

Speck announces CandyShell cases for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

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Speck is the latest case maker to announce its lineup for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge with a set of five new cases in its CandyShell line.

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5 months ago

OtterBox reveals lineup of rugged cases for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

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Popular case maker OtterBox has unveiled its line of tough and rugged cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

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5 months ago

Ballistic's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases combine protection and style

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Ballistic has announced two new series of cases that the company will offer to protect the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The mobile accessory maker will offer both a Jewel Mirage and Urbanite Select line of cases, both available in a variety of colors and styles. Of the two lines, the Jewel Mirage will be the lower priced one, with cases starting at $29. These are clear cases with designs etched in them in various colors.

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5 months ago

LifeProof FRE case for the Galaxy S7 will be available on launch day

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LifeProof has announced that it will make its FRE case for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 available when the phone launches. While the Galaxy S7 already has built-in waterproofing, the FRE will add another layer of protection against dirt, dust, water and falls.

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5 months ago

A quick look at the Galaxy S7 LED Flip Cover case

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Samsung Galaxy S7 LED Flip Cover case

Mobile World Congress

If there's one thing you can count on with any Galaxy phone launch, it's flip-style covers. One of the case staples is the LED Flip Cover, which we've seen a version of for prior Galaxy phones and is now available for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

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5 months ago

Sony announces Xperia Ear wireless earpiece, teases Xperia Eye, Projector and Agent concepts

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This MWC Sony is launching more than just phones with the announcement of two new products, the Xperia Ear and RM-X7BT in-car Bluetooth commander. But it isn't done there — we're also getting a quick look atthree conceptual products, the Xperia Eye, Xperia Projector and Xperia Agent. Throughout all of the products, simple design and voice control are common themes.

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5 months ago

This Galaxy S7 case from Samsung offers swappable camera lenses

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The Galaxy S7 is shaping up to have a wonderful camera experience that can even best the already-great Galaxy S6, and Samsung is leveraging that focus on camera quality with a new case. We've seen clip-on and magnetic camera lens attachments for phones before, and now Samsung is offering up its own take on the idea with these screw-on lenses that attach directly to a thin silicone case.

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5 months ago

Samsung's Galaxy S7 battery case uses Qi wireless charging to keep your phone powered up

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The Galaxy S7 brings a considerable bump in battery capacity over the Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy S7 edge's battery even outdoes the marginally-larger Galaxy S6 edge+ launched late last year. Even still, there are folks who will have higher battery life expectations, and for those who push their phones hard it's going to come down to adding a battery case or a mobile battery charger.

Samsung has made a really interesting battery case for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to launch right alongside the phone, and while it offers the same tradeoff of additional size for battery capacity as any other battery case, it has a few tricks up its sleeves to differentiate it.

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5 months ago

Samsung Galaxy S7 launch sees a new angled wireless fast charger

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Wireless charging has long been a popular feature in smartphones, and for Samsung's recent offerings in particular. But the official Fast Charge wireless getup from Samsung has — until now — been a purely horizontal endeavor. You put your phone flat on on the charger, and it charges. And that's fine and all. But It also means your phone is at a pretty harsh angle to your eyes, and glancing down at notifications isn't all that much fun. That's where angled chargers have always had an advantage. But third-party chargers didn't always get the job done properly.

So with that we present Samsung's new angled wireless charger, debuting with the Galaxy S7. It'll work with other Samsung smartphones, of course, and the gist is the same. You place the phone on the charger, and it charges. There's a little foot on the bottom to hold things neatly in place, and the base of the charger is rubberized to keep the whole thing from moving around.

It's powered by a microUSB cable, which plugs into the base at the back.

All in all, a nice little update to a very capable fast wireless charger. We'll update with more pricing and availability information once we've got it.

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5 months ago

This is the Galaxy S7 edge S-View Flip Cover

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge S-View case

The launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S7 brings with it, of course, a host of accessories. And one of the most hotly anticipated Galaxy S7 accessories is, as always, the S-View Flip Cover. This is Samsung's simple-but-useful case for protecting the phone while adding a little bit of functionality.

Here's a quick look.

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5 months ago

Samsung's new Gear 360 camera lets you capture 360° video anywhere, edit it right on your GS7

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Samsung Gear 360

Samsung has made VR viewers affordable, and now the Gear 360 plans to bring VR capturing into the same arena.

Mobile World Congress

Watching 360° video on Samsung's Gear VR or Google Cardboard is a ton of fun, but it's not yet particularly easy or affordable create those experiences yourself. Most of the high-end 360° camera rigs involve several GoPro cameras and some heavy-duty video editing software, which is both understandable and mildly frustrating. The best solution would be a reasonably priced camera with an app for easy 360° recording and publishing, and while we've seen several companies try over the past year there have been tradeoffs in quality or performance with each.

Samsung is hoping to create an all-in-one 360° capture experience with its new camera, the Gear 360.

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5 months ago

Samsung Connect Auto brings KNOX security and Tizen OS to your car

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Samsung has announced Samsung Connect Auto, a new dongle that will bring both KNOX security and Tizen OS to your vehicle. This will plug directly into the ODB II port of your vehicle, which is often times found beneath the steering wheel. Once connected, it will offer a Wi-Fi connection thanks to a partnership with AT&T.

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5 months ago

LG Smart Controller lets your LG G5 control your Parrot drone

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On stage at Mobile World Congress, LG showed off a Parrot Drone controller accessory for its recently-announced LG G5. The LG Smart Controller allows you to take advantage of the modular design of the phone by docking it right into a controller for your drone. Once docked, your phone becomes the viewfinder for the drone, as it will offer a "three-dimensional control dial" for your Parrot drone.

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5 months ago

Snag GOOLOO's dual USB car charger for just $3 at Amazon with coupon code

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GOOLOO is hosting a deal at Amazon that drops the price of its dual USB car charger down to just $3 with coupon code PVL7RNOX, a savings of $4. With having two outputs, you'll be able to charge multiple devices at the same time without having to have a splitter or alternate between what gets charged. One of the outputs is at 2.1A while the other is at 1A, so one will charge faster than the other.

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