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5 months ago

Best cases for Amazon Fire HDX 8.9

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Best cases for Amazon Fire HDX 8.9

You're fired. Fired up about cases for your Amazon Fire HDX 8.9

Whether you are looking for a little added protection (or a little added style) for your Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, a case can be a good place to start. That's why we have rounded up some of the best cases we could find, to make your search a little easier.

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5 months ago

Save 20% on this Quick Charge 3.0 car charger from Aukey

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Amazon is currently offering a pretty sweet deal on Aukey's Quick Charge 3.0 Dual-Port car charger, dropping its price by 20%.

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5 months ago

5 reasons you should buy a 360-degree camera

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360 cameras

360-degree cameras are changing the way we look at the world – literally! So why should you pick one up?

With just a small 360-degree camera, you can capture your reality in a fully immersive, interactive way, allowing people to experience what it's like to fly a jet, explore the bottom of the ocean, be in the crazy crowd at the Superbowl, and so much more.

Besides capturing stunning photographs and videos, what else can 360-degree cameras be used for, and why are they worth spending money on? There are a ton of reasons why you should own a 360-degree camera; here are five of the best.

Costs are starting to come down

While some 360-degree cameras can be a wee bit expensive – Nokia's OZO costs around $60,000 – there are much much much less expensive options available out there.

Sure, you probably won't find a phenomenal 360-cam for less than $100, but think of what you're getting when you're looking to buy a camera like this! Spending a bit extra on a higher quality piece of equipment is the way to go so you can capture nearly real-life footage in the clearest ways possible.

You can find a good range of 360-degree cameras for less than $1,000 that still shoot amazing video and flawless photography. LG's 360 Cam costs less than $200 and has rave reviews online about the camera's photo and video quality, while the $400 360Fly captures incredible 360-degree footage in one convenient, wireless little ball.

Check out our list of the best 360-degree cameras that you can actually afford!

Some are small and portable

Most 360-degree cameras are wireless, tiny, and very easy to store & carry around, making them the perfect hassle-free tool to have in your arsenal.

While big DSLR cameras require storage for lenses, microphones, tripods, and all your other gear, a small 360-degree camera like the Ricoh Theta S is perfect for quick shooting and storage because it's only about 5 inches tall.

You never have to worry about setting up big rigs or scrambling to set up your gear to catch the perfect shot anymore. 360-degree cameras are portable and inconspicuous enough to be set up almost anywhere.

Complicated in the most simple way: They're easier to use than you think

Figuring out all the bells and whistles on a DSLR or even with phone photography can be a bit of a pain in the butt if you're not a pro or simply don't have the time to become a super expert with whatever you're shooting with.

Most 360-degree cameras are relatively simple to set up and start using, despite what you may think. Some even have one or two buttons, and that's it for capturing footage! While the technology may be advanced and intimidating, the way these cameras work is easier and easier to figure out on your own.

For example, the Giroptic 360-Cam has a simple five step set-up and clearly breaks down the buttons, charging, and other important things you need to know about their state-of-the-art camera. It's straightforward to shoot with, despite the complicated technology it uses to work.

Installation is simple with most 360-degree cameras: no headaches involved!

Browse, browse, browse: There's a huge selection to pick from

A couple of years ago, there might have been only a handful of options for good-quality 360-degree cameras, but now there's a huge variety to browse and pick from!

Almost every 360-degree camera out there has its specialty and does something different from the next one. This means you can really do your research and pick from dozens of options, rather than two or three.

Looking for a great sport/action 360-degree camera? Check out the shock, dust, and waterproof V360 or 360fly cams. Want a camera that shoots flawless video for your live stream? Why not pick up the Bublcam? Want a super simple, point-and-shoot 360-degree pocket cam? Then the Ricoh Theta S might be the best way to go.

Whatever you need, there's sure to be a 360-cam for you.

Get creative: There are a ton of uses for a 360 camera

The best part about these cameras is being able to share, and you have plenty of choices, from Facebook and YouTube to sites like Flickr or Ricoh's own website if you use the Theta S.

But you don't need to use a 360-degree camera for just capturing incredible footage and photography; there are some other creative ways in which you can use a camera like this in your day-to-day life!

The Giroptic 360-degree camera has a light bulb adapter available for $79, making it the perfect security camera to use at home. Just screw in the camera to any light fixture it fits in, and use your phone to check in on your house if you're out of town or on vacation.

What will you use your 360 degree camera for?

Do you have a 360-degree camera?

Do you own and use a 360-cam? What made you take the plunge? Sound off in the comments below!

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5 months ago

Pokémon Go Plus accessory now up for pre-order at Amazon for $35

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Pokémon Go is almost here, and the Pokémon Go Plus companion wearable is now up for pre-order on Amazon in advance.

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5 months ago

Best accessories for the Dell Chromebook 13

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Best accessories for the Dell Chromebook 13

Giving you ideas on how to accessorize your Dell Chromebook 13.

The Dell Chromebook 13 is a small, lightweight laptop that's powerful enough to get the job done, whether you bought it for work or for school.

It's great on its own, but there are many accessories that help you get the most out of your Chromebook experience. Here are a few of our favorites.

Dell Premier Briefcase

Dell Premier Briefcase

Whether you travel a lot for business or are taking a full load at school, you'll want a bag for your Dell Chromebook 13.

Dell's Premier Briefcase was designed with the business traveler in mind; however, students can make use of it too. It has multiple pockets for paper, pens, other tech, and even textbooks. If you're traveling on business, you'll appreciate how it helps you stay organized while you're on the road.

Additionally, its compartments are padded, so you don't have to worry about your expensive laptop getting smashed while you're struggling to navigate the packed center aisle of your airplane (or the campus bookstore). It's TSA-friendly too.

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iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case

iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case

Protect your Dell Chromebook's carbon fiber and magnesium alloy finish from scratches and other damage by snapping on this light, durable hard shell case from iPearl.

Made with Dow polycarbonate material in two pieces, it easily snaps onto the top and bottom of your Chromebook, surrounding it in a protective cocoon. It comes in clear and a variety of translucent colors that will enhance the sleek aesthetic of your laptop.

Another benefit is that it has retractable feet at the bottom for comfortable typing, as well as providing your laptop with extra ventilation.

If you're looking for a protective shell for your Dell Chromebook, the iPearl mCover is a great choice.

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Dell In-Ear Headset - IE600

Dell In-Ear IE600

Whether you want to tune out your overly chatty seatmate on the plane or listen to your favorite band while you're studying, you'll love the IE600 In-Ear Headset from Dell.

With audio drivers adjusted to perfection by Grammy Award winner Wave Maxx Audio, these earbuds will surround you with sound, while dampening outside noise.

You'll also appreciate the included microphone — whether you're chatting over Skype or Google Hangouts, the person on the other end of the line will be able to hear your clearly and distinctly.

Whether you enjoy listening to music, podcasts, or you simply need a communications device to go with your Dell Chromebook, the Dell In-Ear IE600 headphones would be great for you.

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Chromecast

Chromecast

Ok, maybe Chromecast can't help you focus on your work or your studies, but everyone needs a little break.

Why waste money on pay-per-view when you can slip this magic piece of tech into the back of any TV with an HDMI port? As long as you have Wi-Fi, you can stream an entire season of the Walking Dead from your Netflix account or all the YouTube you want; you can even mirror your phone's screen.

Go ahead and butcher your focus and productivity, at least for a little while, with Chromecast.

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Linksys USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter

Linksys USB3.0 Ethernet Adapter

If you prefer a wired internet connection when it is available, you'll need an Ethernet adapter, since the Dell Chromebook 13 does not have an onboard Ethernet card.

The Linksys Ethernet adapter leverages its USB 3.0 and RJ-45 Gigabit ports to give you fast data transfer speeds so that you can download large files or stream Netflix without a problem.

If you don't want to rely on your Dell Chromebook's wireless card all the time for your internet connection, this adapter could be for you.

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SanDisk 200GB microSD card

SanDisk Ultra 200GB MicroSD card

Even if you went with the 32GB solid state hard drive on your Dell Chromebook 13, you'll likely want to take advantage of its microSD card slot to increase your laptop's storage. You'd be surprised by how quickly your hard drive space gets eaten up.

Sandisk's Ultra 200GB microSD card is a good option because of its capacity and its high performance. It gives you 200 GB of additional storage, and with a read-write speed of up to 90MB/s, it's fast too. It's a Class 10 microSD card, so it can record and play back full HD video, also.

If you want more storage on your Dell Chromebook 13, you can't go wrong with the SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD card.

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AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - 24 pack

AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloths - 24 pack

Keep your Dell Chromebook 13 looking pristine with microfiber cleaning cloths. They're great for cleaning electronics because they're soft, super-absorbent, and don't leave any residue behind.

This set from AmazonBasics brings you amazing value, since you get 24 cloths, which you can reuse again and again to keep your Dell Chromebook 13 looking like it's fresh out of its box.

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How about you?

What accessories do you like to use with your Dell Chromebook 13? Let us know in the comments below!

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5 months ago

ZUS USB-C cable review: A decent right-angle cable that should've gone further

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There are lots of USB-C cables on the market. This one is a little bit different.

With more Type-C Android phones being released all the time, a lot of folks will be stocking up on spare cables. This last month, ZUS has been making a lot of noise about a new unique series of cables, with a successful Indiegogo having concluded on Monday. Their cable is reinforced and protected with Kevlar, but that's not the only thing that made it stand out to me.

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5 months ago

Google offers 20% discount on Nexus Live Cases for Father's Day

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It looks like Google has a little more in store for Father's Day, as the Google Store is currently offering 20% off Live Cases for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X to mark the occasion.

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5 months ago

This microSD card has transfer speeds of up to 80MB/s and is only $10 right now

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Right now you can score Samsung's 32GB microSD card for just $10 at Amazon, a savings of $18 from its normal price. While 32GB may not be the largest card on the market, it is often times plenty of storage to add to your phone or camera. With transfer speeds up to 80MB/s, the card will easily be able to store your pictures, HD video and more with ease.

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5 months ago

These Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases can be yours for as little as $4 for a limited time

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Right now you can pick up a variety of cases from Vena for your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge for as little as $4. That's right, you can pick from a number of colors and styles to find the right case for you, all while saving some big money on them. Most cases are 50% off, so you may want to pick up a couple to swap them out with your outfits.

The coupon codes will work with the seller of SF Planet or SF Planet fulfilled through Amazon, so you should be able to get free shipping on these cases as well. Included in this round of deals are:

Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7 edge

These deals usually don't last very long, so if you are interested be sure to grab one quickly. Let us know which case you end up deciding on in the comments.

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5 months ago

Best accessories for the LG V10

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Best accessories for the LG V10

Turn your LG V10 into a superstar with these great accessories.

You probably carry your LG V10 with you everywhere you go, but is your phone prepared for all situations? Accessories aren't just the icing on the cake; they help your V10 to be as useful as possible all the time.

Anker PowerCore+ 10050

Anker PowerCore+ 10050

Even though your LG V10 has a big enough battery on its own, you may still have times when you're not near a plug; the Anker PowerCore+ 10050 can help.

As its name suggests, this power bank holds a 10,050mAh battery, meaning it's large enough to charge the LG V10 three times without running out of juice. Plus, it has QuickCharge 2.0, which means your V10 will charge at the fastest speed it can, letting you stay on the go.

The Anker PowerCore+ 10050 is also pretty small, so lugging it around in a purse or a backpack isn't hard, and it's even got a matte aluminum finish, which not only looks stylish but also provides some durability.

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LG Official Spare Battery Kit

LG V10 battery

The LG V10 has a removable battery, and to take full advantage of that you'll want to pick up the manufacturer's official spare battery kit. You'll get a second 3,000mAh battery to swap in on the fly, so you can instantly recharge to 100 percent.

What's more, you'll also get an external charging dock for charging your a second battery outside of the phone. While quick charging is all well and good, nothing beats being able to switch batteries and be back up and running again in a matter of seconds.

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iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Universal Car Mount

iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Universal Car Mount

If you're on the road with your LG V10, the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Universal Car Mount can make your daily drives more convenient.

Although the LG V10 is a big phone, the iOttie car mount is sturdy enough to hold it in place, meaning you don't have to worry about your phone falling out of the car mount while you're driving around. It's easy to install, and its adhesive suction cup can adhere to just about any flat surface, making it easy to find the perfect location.

You'll always be able to access your V10 quickly since the iOttie mount has three pivot points and can even extend in length by a couple inches.

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Ringke Fusion clear case

Ringke Fusion clear case

If you require some protection for your LG V10 but want to keep the natural look of the phone intact, the Ringke Fusion case is the perfect choice.

This one-piece TPU sleeve fits the V10 snugly and doesn't block the usage of any buttons or ports around the phone, meaning you have full functionality of the fingerprint sensor and don't have to worry about any hassle while trying to unlock your phone. There's a dust cover on the headphone jack, so rest assured that your music will always sound great, and dirt won't prevent you from using your favorite headphones.

It's a little thicker around the edges of the LG V10 to protect it from a fall, and it even comes with a screen protector, so it protects the entire phone.

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Aukey Dual-Port Quick Charge 2.0 car charger

Aukey Dual-Port Quick Charge 2.0 car charger

If your long daily commutes are taxing on your LG V10's battery, you may want to consider picking up an Aukey Dual-Port Quick Charge 2.0 car charger.

QuickCharge 2.0 certification means your daily commute can give your V10 a huge boost in battery life in a short amount of time. It even has another USB port, meaning it can also charge any other device you want at the same time. Plus, this charger features over-voltage protection and short circuit protection, so all your devices are well-protected by any car trouble you may have.

The Aukey Dual-Port Quick Charge 2.0 car charger is a no-frills car charger that'll quickly power up your LG V10 and your other devices; there's no reason to pass this one up.

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SanDisk Ultra 128 GB microSD card

SanDisk Ultra 128 GB microSD card

The LG V10 can support up to 2TB of external storage and all you need to take advantage of that is the right microSD card.

The SanDisk Ultra is one of the quickest and most reliable cards around, and 128 GB is a lot of space for your phone, meaning you should be able to download or save all the files and apps you want. It's a class 10 card, so you know it can record and play HD videos with ease, meaning that excellent manual video camera on your LG V10 won't go to waste.

This card also comes with a microSD to SD adapter, which is a great bonus and will save you the hassle of running out and getting one the next time you want to transfer files to a computer.

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Yootech tempered glass screen protector

Yootech tempered glass screen protector

One of the things you probably love about your LG V10 is that big beautiful display; keep it looking brand new with a Yootech tempered glass screen protector.

The Yootech screen protector is only 0.26 mm thick, so you don't have to worry about the screen not picking up your taps and swipes. It covers the entire screen, but still has a perfect cutout for the two front-facing cameras, so don't worry your selfies are safe.

Its surface is oleophobic and hydrophobic, which means your fingerprints shouldn't muck up your screen and any oil or sweat from your hands should wipe off easily.

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UE Roll 2

UE Roll/Roll2

If you want to turn it up with your LG V10, why not get a portable Bluetooth speaker?

The UE Roll 2 has a cool design and a great water-resistance rating. It can withstand being submerged in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes — it can follow you into the shower, so you don't have to sing alone.

The sound quality on this small device far exceeds expectations, and is even more impressive if you create a stereo pair with another UE Roll 2. To top it all off, it has an app you can download to control playback, so you can don't even have to touch it.

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How do you accessorize your LG V10

Do you have cool accessories for your LG V10? We want to know about them. Tell us which accessories you use and why you love them by leaving a comment below!

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5 months ago

Best accessories for Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic

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Best accessories for Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic

You've got the watch, now it's time to accessorize!

Your Samsung Gear S2 deserves some stellar accessories. From unique bands to carrying cases, we've found the essential accessories that you're going to want to get your hands on.

Watch bands

One watch band is never enough. Get one for every occasion or try out as many different materials as you can. Just keep in mind that watch bands are made to fit either the Samsung Gear S2 or the Samsung Gear S2 Classic.

Samsung Gear S2 bands

V-MORO rubber watch band

V-MORO rubber watch band

To give your Samsung Gear S2 a sporty look and feel, have a look at the bands from V-MORO. With seven solid colors and patterns to choose from, there's a band to match every look and mood.

The elastomer rubber is softer and more pliable than standard silicone bands and won't irritate or rub uncomfortably on your wrist. Wear it to the gym or with your favorite casual clothes for a fun look any day.

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Casetify

Casetify Woodland Camoflag band

For band patterns you won't find anywhere else, look no further than Casetify. Known for their original artwork, the brand has crafted five bands for the Samsung Gear S2 that are sporty, fun, and stand out from the crowd. Pictured here is the Woodland Camouflage pattern.

You can order your bands in small or large sizes, so pay attention to the sizing chart that accompanies each pattern before your make a purchase. They ship for free worldwide and make a fantastic gift for a friend or a treat for yourself.

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Samsung Gear S2 Classic bands

eLander stainless steel band

eLander stainless steel band

The classic look of stainless steel links pairs perfectly with the Samsung Gear S2 Classic and this band from eLander is a standout example. It's available in silver, but the stainless steel black is equally beautiful.

It comes with a toolkit for removing extra links and fits virtually any wrist. The clasp locks securely so your watch won't jostle around on your wrist and it's an excellent dressed-up alternative to the standard leather band, at a reasonable price.

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Casetify

Casetify diamond pattern band

Coming soon to Casetify's online store is the collection of bands for the Samsung Gear S2 Classic. Samsung's official site has been teasing them for some time now and it looks like they're going to be worth the wait.

The patterns are fun, unique, and tailored specifically for the Gear S2 Classic. Five vibrant patterns are on deck; pictured here is the Diamond White pattern. Get on their mailing list for a notification when the bands are ready to order.

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If these don't catch your fancy, check out more of our favorites in our roundup of the best watch bands for the Samsung Gear S2 Classic.

Screen protectors

You didn't spend your hard-earned money on your Samsung Gear S2 or Gear S2 Classic to get the face all scratched up. Put a screen protector on it!

Spigen tempered glass screen protector

Spigen tempered glass protector

Spigen is known for creating products that fit well and protect your gear. Their tempered glass screen protector fits both the Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic and helps to stop your watch face from scratching, cracking, and overexposure to the elements.

It comes with easy-to-install wings so that you don't get gunk or fingerprints on the underside of the screen protector. The edges won't lift up on you and the tempered glass is incredibly thin, maintaining the touch sensitivity of the screen.

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Skinomi TechSkin screen protector

Skinomi screen protector

An alternative to tempered glass comes from Skinomi SkinTech. It still protects against incidental scratches and daily wear but is thinner than tempered glass and designed to be replaced if or when necessary, which is OK, since you'll receive six for the price of one.

The edges of the screen protector won't roll up and the TPU is UV-resitant, which means won't yellow over time. It remains virtually invisible to keep the original clarity of the screen as it should be.

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Charging docks

Get something nice to hold your watch while it charges. A charging dock keeps in in sight and displayed for bragging purposes, and wireless charging docks mean there's no need to tediously plug in your Gear S2 or Gear S2 Classic every night.

Samsung Wireless Charger Dock

Samsung charging dock

Samsung offers their own white or black charger dock for the Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic. If you're feeling brand-loyal and want to stick to the product line, it's a well-reviewed charger for the price.

The cradle holds the watch securely on any flat surface, like your office desk, coffee table, or nightstand and it doesn't obstruct your view of the watch face, allowing you to show off the band you're currently using.

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Henoda charging cradle

Henoda charging dock

Take your pick of five colors when you buy a charging cradle from Henoda. It's small, lightweight, and made of soft rubber that will be easy on your Samsung Gear S2 or Gear S2 Classic.

The non-slip base will keep the charger in place on any flat surface, and if you already have a charger or cradle that you use at home, the Henoda is a great alternative for travel or to keep at your desk.

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Bluetooth headphones

On your morning commute, your daily jog, or just around the house, Bluetooth headphones come in awfully handy when you're wearing your Samsung Gear S2 or Gear S2 Classic.

Samsung Level U Pro Bluetooth headphones

Samsung Level U Pro headphones

Treat yourself to the Level U Pro headphones from Samsung. Available in black or bronze, they are well-designed and pair perfectly with the Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic.

The joints are flexible and the headphones is lightweight and comfortable, as well as sweat and water-resistant, so a long run or a quick dash out into the rain won't do any harm. The battery life has up to nine hours of talk or play time, which is more than enough to get you through the day with vivid, concert-quality sound.

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SoundPEATS QY7 Bluetooth headphones

SoundPEATS Bluetooth headphones

Choose from 10 color combinations with headphones from SoundPEATS. Designed for active users, they fit snugly but comfortably in-ear and won't move, no matter how much you do.

Eight hours of talk or play time means you won't be searching for a way to charge them throughout your work day or your workout and the sweat-resistant material won't get sticky or uncomfortable. No matter how active you get, the Bluetooth connection won't waver.

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Carrying case

Your watch won't always be on your wrist. A carrying case will give you a safe place to put it when you're not wearing it.

BSI black leather case

BSI leather case

Compact and lightweight, this leather case from BSI will protect your Samsung Gear S2 or Gear S2 Classic when you need a safe place to store it. The outer case is a hard shell that can handle being tossed into your gym bag, carry-on, or suitcase.

The inner case is lined with soft fabric, so your watch won't be damaged when you're on the go and there's even room in the middle of the case to coil up and store a charging cable, so you don't have to rummage around the bottom of a bag to find it when you need it.

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CASEBUDi watch travel case

CASEBUDi travel case

How about a case made of ballistic nylon? They exist, they're inexpensive, and they do the job well. CASEBUDi makes travel cases for watches of all sizes and the Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic will fit nicely.

The soft interior cushions your watch when the case gets tossed around in your bag, and the zipper and case come with a one-year warranty, so if the case is damaged in the process of protecting your watch, you can get a replacement easily.

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Found your favorites?

Have you come across some excellent accessories for the Samsung Gear S2 or Gear S2 Classic? Let us know in the comments below and tell us why they're the best of the best!

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5 months ago

HTC will throw in a free headset when you buy an HTC 10 for Father's Day

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HTC is currently offering a few nice deals for Father's Day. Customers can get their hands on some discounted accessories, and in one case, they could get a free headset or pair of headphones with the purchase of an HTC 10.

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6 months ago

Best car mounts for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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Best car mounts for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Keep your hands to yourself when driving, with a car mount for your Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Don't be that guy (or gal) who's got their phone in their ear while driving at 60 miles per hour down the road. It's dangerous and you could get a hefty ticket — really. We mean it.

Stay safe while you're driving and use one of these car mounts with your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 instead.

Logitech Drive One-Touch Smartphone Car Mount

Logitech Drive car mount

If you drive more than one vehicle regularly, then take a look at Logitech's Drive car mount.

It has a suction cup that you can attach to your dashboard or the windshield — a single twist mounts and unmounts it — no screws or sticky adhesive residue to worry about.

What's more, you don't have to fumble around with latches or brackets — the Drive secures your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 using magnets. It comes with magnetic adaptors that you stick on the back of your phone or case. Once you've attached one of the adaptors to your phone, just place it on top of the mount and drive. It's that simple.

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Tylt VU Wireless Charging Car Mount

Tyllt VU Wireless Charging car mount

Take advantage of the Qi wireless charging capabilities of your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and enjoy hands free functionality at the same time with this car mount from Tylt.

You have the option of securing it to either your dashboard or the windshield, depending on which location works the best for you. Its Micro-Gel suction cup will stick to most surfaces and it supports landscape and portrait orientations. Since it uses three charging coils, it will charge your device no matter how it sits in the cradle.

Another nice thing about this mount is that it has an extra USB port so that you can charge two devices at the same time. If your friend's phone is running low on juice, it's no problem — they can charge it while you carpool.

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ProClip Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Phone Holders

ProClip car mount

ProClip has car mounts for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in just about every situation you can think of.

Strong and durable, all ProClip car mount configurations are made from high-grade ABS plastic — known for staying glossy and resisting scratches.

The mount itself supports viewing your device in landscape or portrait orientations and your phone will slide in and out of the mount easily. You'll never have to worry about fumbling with your phone while you're in the car again.

Whether you want a mount with a phone charger or one that will work with an Otterbox Defender case or both, ProClip has you covered.

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Kenu Airframe+

Kenu Airframe+ car mount

The Kenu Airframe+ works well with larger phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 because it has a spring-loaded jaw that's expandable up to 3.4 inches. Even if your phone is in a heavy-duty case, it will still fit on this mount.

It fits securely in your car's air vents, so there are no screws and no adhesives to worry about. It's small enough to fit in your pocket, and when you're not using it in your car, it transforms into a stand for your phone so that you can read or play games in comfort, no matter where you are.

This mount is adjustable and holds your device, whether it's in landscape or portrait mode, and you can change the viewing angle for ultimate visibility in the car.

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Ram Mount Twist Lock Suction Cup Mount

Ram Mount car mount

Ram Mount's Twist Lock Suction Cup Mount provides a strong and flexible solution for operating your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 hands-free in the car.

It attaches to either your windshield or dashboard with a suction cup and, like the Drive from Logitech, mounts and dismounts securely with a twist.

Using a rubber ball and socket system with two adjustment points at either end, its arm is very flexible — the positions you can adjust it to are almost endless.

Like the Kenu Airframe+, the Ram Mount has a spring-loaded holder that adjusts for a perfect fit around your phone, whether or not it's in a bulky case.

If you want a car mount that you can adjust to a tee and that fits your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 like a glove, then this might be the one for you.

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Logi ZeroTouch car mount and app

Logi ZeroTouch car mount

Logi, the company formerly known as Logitech, has created a unique smartphone car mount solution with its ZeroTouch mount and accompanying app.

The mount itself comes in two flavors: a dashboard/windshield version and an air vent version. Regardless of which one you choose, it secures your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with magnets, like its other car mount, the Drive.

The unique thing about this mount is that it has an app that you can download for free that helps you control your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with your voice.

Take a look at our review to find out more about the mount and its app.

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Best shower speakers of 2016

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Best shower speakers of 2016

Sing along with your favorite tunes in the shower with these great speakers.

If you're sick of belting out your favorite tunes in the shower a cappella you may want to consider getting a speaker to use in the shower.

We've compiled a list of the best shower speakers you can find to help you sing like nobody's listening.

Polk Audio BOOM Swimmer

Polk Audio BOOM Swimmer

This tadpole-looking device was conceived by the folks at Polk Audio to be as versatile as possible. The tail-end of the speaker is bendable, making it easy to wrap around shower curtain rods or even your shower head pipe, meaning there is always a convenient place to put it.

The Swimmer's waterproof rating is even greater than it needs to be for use in the shower. It can be submerged in up to 3 feet of water for half an hour without suffering any damage, meaning it can even fall into the tub when you're taking a bath.

The sound quality is not bad; although, there is very little bass, which isn't a surprise when you're talking about something this small.

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Photive Hydra

Photive Hydra

The Photive Hydra is perfect for people that want a shower speaker and are more concerned about sound quality than convenience. Sporting a passive subwoofer and two 40mm drivers, the Hydra delivers a fuller sounding low-end, while still providing pleasing, clear treble.

Its IP66 rating won't allow the speaker to be submerged, but it can handle water jets and splashing just fine, making it more than durable enough to withstand your daily shower.

The Hydra is a little bulkier and bigger than most of the other speakers on the list, but it's still compact enough to fit on the edge of your tub or on your shower caddy.

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SoundBot SB510

SoundBot SB510

The SoundBot SB510 is perfect for people who want an easier way to control their music while they are listening in the shower.

The simple interface on the front of SoundBot will let you control playback or adjust volume with just a tap of its buttons, meaning you don't need to get out of the shower and touch your phone to change songs. Plus, there is even a speaker and microphone for taking calls, so you won't miss anything important just because you're bathing.

It's water-resistant rating only protects the SoundBot from splashing; however, It installs super easily with a suction cup that is attached to the back of the speaker, so you should have no problem finding a place for it that's out of harm's way.

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UE Roll/UE Roll 2

UE Roll/UE Roll 2

The Ultimate Ears Roll has an IPX7 rating, meaning submerging it in up to 3 feet of water for about half an hour won't cause any damage, so your daily showers won't affect it at all. Plus, on the back, it comes with a bungee cord loop, making it easy to wrap or tie the speaker around your curtain rod or shower head, so it stays out of your way while you're headbanging in the shower.

The Roll 2 was just released and it does come with a couple of improvements. It has better sound, regarding both volume and quality, than its predecessor, and it also has an increased Bluetooth range of 100 feet, meaning your phone or tablet doesn't even have to be in the hot, steamy bathroom while you're getting clean.

We have links to both versions below because you may be able to find the original model of the Roll on sale, though the value of slightly better sound may not be worth the price difference. That's a decision best left up to you.

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Braven Mira

Braven Mira

The first thing you will notice about the Braven Mira is the impressive sound quality for such a small device. It manages to stuff two drivers and a passive radiator into its small protective housing, giving the Mira the ability to sound full and provide some decent bass.

The hook on the back of the speaker allows it to hang easily from your shower head or it can even be used as a kickstand, allowing it to sit nicely in the corner of your tub. Plus, the battery lasts for up to 12 hours of playback, so even the longest shower takers should get more than enough time between charges.

Its waterproof rating is IPX5, meaning it can handle being hit by the stream from your shower head, which is more than enough protection for the average user.

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Fugoo Sport

Fugoo Sport

Although it's another speaker you will need to rest on a shelf or the side of your tub, the Fugoo Sport is an awesome device.

The thing that stands out the most is its 40-hour battery life. If you are truly using this in just the shower, you could probably go for weeks without needing a charge. With a waterproof rating of IP67, not only can you submerge the speaker in 3 feet of water for 30 minutes, but it's also dust-proof, meaning dirt and other particulates won't cause you any problems.

On top of it all, the sound quality is very good. The Fugoo Sport has six drivers that are spread out across all four sides, giving you clear, well-balanced 360 degree sound.

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What's your favorite?

Are you a shower singer? Let us know your favorite speaker to take into the shower with you by leaving us a comment below!

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6 months ago

UE Roll 2 review: A small speaker that packs a big punch

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Logitech's UE Roll 2 is a waterproof Bluetooth speaker that offers great sound quality in a small package.

In a flooded market it can be hard to stand out, but Ultimate Ears (UE), a sub-brand of Logitech, does a pretty great job with its speakers. Speakers range in price from as low as $10 to over $200, and the differences can be hard to spot at times. Ultimate Ears has been around for a while, making a variety of Bluetooth speakers, headsets and more. In that time, the company has dialed in on some great designs that offer lots of benefits.

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