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3 weeks ago

Darkside features have come to the Orbotix Ollie app

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An update to the Ollie controller app applies a fresh coat of paint and new features if you're running the Darkside variant.

While most of the rolling robots made by Orbotix have a cute, harmless look to them, the Darkside version of their Ollie robot is all about attitude. The murdered-out design extends from the two sets of tires and glossy shell all the way out to the packaging, including a little card with glossy red letters letting you know just how serious this little toy is about being hardcore.

When we first tried out the Darkside Ollie, the one place you didn't get this goth teen vibe was the app. Since both versions of Ollie use the one app, and the theme for that app was designed to compliment the friendly blue and white Ollie, it was to be expected. An update to the Ollie app last night has changed things, and now when you pair a Darkside Ollie to the app you get a darker, redder experience to match the angry little robot you just removed from the box.

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3 weeks ago

Amzer Pudding TPU case for the Galaxy Note Edge

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Protecting the curves of a Note Edge isn't easy, but the Pudding TPU case is a simple way to do it.

Just like its Pudding cases for other devices of any size, Amzer's offering for the Galaxy Note Edge is a simple way to add some basic protection to this big phone with a funky curve. There aren't any fancy features, but when you just need some durable rubber and plastic to protect your Note Edge from occasional bumps and small drops, this one will do.

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3 weeks ago

A quick look at HTC's Clear Hard Shell Case for One M9

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HTC keeps transparency a top priority with their clear hard shell for the One M9, so you don't have to feel bad about using a case.

There seems to be a large number of users that would prefer not to use any cases for their HTC One M9, and that's completely understandable — everyone has their own opinion on how they want their device to look. However, not every case still lets the sleek design of the M9 to shine through like this OEM hard shell does.

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3 weeks ago

Naztech 10400mAh Universal Power Bank review

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With the ever growing number of devices that people are carrying around with them, there is more need than ever for ways to keep said devices charged.

Some people, like myself, carry around at least one usb power brick with them so that they can charge their devices throughout the day. This effort is useless if you are somewhere without outlets or if you want to charge on the go. Thankfully with the use of the Naztech 10400mAh Universal Power Bank you can charge up to 5 separate devices at once and still have enough juice to recharge your devices again later.

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3 weeks ago

Top 6 cases for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

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Cases for Galaxy S6 Edge

Are you protecting your Galaxy S6 edge with a case or leaving it up to chance that its curves will offer enough grip to keep it off the ground?

When it comes to cases, most of us have our favorites that we tend to stick with — whether they be affordable for your budget or designed to deal with damage better than the rest. Once in a while, though, it's good to branch out from that comfort zone to try something new for an even newer device.

We've selected 6 cases for the Galaxy S6 edge that include staff favorites, as well as community choices from the forums. Simply great cases that will keep your device safe from wear and tear.

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4 weeks ago

A quick look at the Samsung S-View Flip Cover for Galaxy S6

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Samsung S-View Flip Case

Samsung brings back its popular S-View Flip Case for the Galaxy S6 with all the smart features we've come to expect

Unlike many other cases for the Galaxy S6, flip covers aren't always the easiest manage. However, Samsung has done a great job at making the S-View Case a rare exception. Having the ability to utilize the Galaxy S6 without actually opening the case means more time protected from damage and less time flipping the cover open for basic functions.

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4 weeks ago

A quick hands-on with the LG G4's new Quick Circle Case

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Today's announcement of the LG G4 also brought with a new Quick Circle Case, and this one's taking a cue from one of LG's other circular interfaces: webOS.

As with the G2 and G3 before it, the LG G4 has an optional Quick Circle Case. It replaces the back and adds a flap-style cover to the front with a prominent and large circle at the top that exposes the display. But with the G4 they've given the interface a bit of an overhaul, and they've adopted a lot of the visual design of the LG Watch Urbane LTE.

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4 weeks ago

Mophie's Juice Pack for the LG G4 will extend its battery life by up to 80 percent

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The just announced LG G4 will be supported by Mophie with a new Juice Pack made especially for the smartphone that will extend its battery life by up to 80 percent.

This will be the first battery smartphone case from Mophie made for an LG device, and it is priced at $99.99. Pre-orders for the Juice Pack are now being taken at Mophie's website.

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4 weeks ago

Save 20% on accessories for Galaxy S6, S6 edge, HTC One M9 and more!

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Spring Sale

Spring is in full swing, and flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and HTC One M9 are hot off the shelves. And, with new devices come new accessories.

This week, the fine folks at ShopAndroid are offering 20% off everything in store, so that you can grab the perfect case, quick charger, screen protector, or wireless charger for your new device.

To save 20% on your entire cart, simply use coupon code SPRING15 at checkout. You'll want to get your shopping in soon, though, because this sale is only happening until midnight, May 2.

Let's go shopping!

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4 weeks ago

Samsung's Level On headphones go wireless, Level Link audio adapter announced

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Samsung has unveiled two new models in its Level series of premium audio products, the Level On Wireless on-ear headphones and the Level Link wireless audio adapter.

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1 month ago

A quick look at the Logitech Keys-To-Go ultraportable keyboard

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Logitech Keys-To-Go ultraportable keyboard

Keyboards haven't yet outlived their usefulness, and Logitech continues to make some of the best for adding a little something extra to your tablet. Here we've got a quick look at the Logitech Keys-To-Go. It's a ridiculously thin keyboard for tablets. The one we have here is technically marketed for Android and Windows — it's got a telltale Windows key as well — but it'll work with iOS, too. (If you just have to have one sans Windows key, there's a more iOS-friendly one available, too.)

There are a couple ways to use this keyboard. The sexier of the two is to already have the tablet propped up somehow (perhaps with Logitech's own propper-upper), and then have the keyboard away from the display in a more comfortable manner. We'll call that "future mode." But given the resolution of tablets these days, you might want it closer. So there's a removable plastic clip that lets you stand the tablet up in the usual position right behind the keyboard.

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1 month ago

Quick look: Spigen Neo Hybrid Case for the Galaxy S6 edge

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Slim, dual-layer protection for your Galaxy S6 Edge that's got curves.

Spigen's wasted no time crafting their revered Neo Hybrid Case for the Galaxy S6 Edge, and right off the bat — you can tell they've nailed it. What sets it apart from other cases is the superior design that keeps slimness a top priority without breaking the promise of quality protection.

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1 month ago

Best screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy S6

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Keeping the 5.1-inch display of the Galaxy S6 safe from scratches is a top priority and shouldn't be overlooked.

Not everyone is after cases for the Galaxy S6 to keep them protected, but a screen protector is something most of us can agree is a smart investment. Finding that perfect protector, however, is key to keeping the quality, feel and response that we're all after.

Luckily, there are some great screen protectors for the Galaxy S6 available that will keep your worries at bay and your display clear of imperfections. Check out some of our favorite picks after the break.

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1 month ago

Cruising with the iOttie Active Edge Bike and Bar Mount

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Bike mounts for your phone are useful, as long they're sturdy and don't block necessary ports and buttons.

Admittedly, it's been a few weeks since I'd taken my Trek Madone out for a lengthy spin. So, once we received the iOttie Active Edge Bike and Bar Mount in the store, that gave me a reason to test the waters on an accessory that I'd never used before. Now I'm wondering how I ever rode without one.

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1 month ago

Kwikset Kevo — an almost awesome smart lock

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Kwikset Kevo

It's not what you'd call a complete thought, but Kwikset's Kevo smart lock introduces some unique ideas into the smart lock ecosystem.

The folks at Kwikset have been trying to make locks and deadbolts smarter for a while now, and as a result their products are usually considered some of the best for people looking to add some smarts to their home. Their latest smart lock, the Kevo deadbolt, is an attempt to take what they've learned so far and make the act of locking and unlocking the door more natural. You basically make your smartphone the key, and assuming you keep that key in your pocket you need only reach out and touch the lock when walking up to the door to unlock it. It's simple, reasonably user-friendly, and Kwikset's software for Kevo extends this functionality in a way that makes a lot of sense.

To accomplish this, Kwikset basically walked away from all of the things that made their existing smart locks functional and user-friendly.

This, as well as some painfully absent device support, is where things start to go wrong.

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