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7 months ago

GOOLOO's jump start kit and battery pack is on sale at Amazon for $36 with coupon code

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GOOLOO is offering $14 in savings on its battery pack that doubles as a jump start kit for your car or motorcycle, making it only $36 with coupon code FUOIZDSY. Unlike the rest of the battery packs we've featured here, this one also doubles as a jump start kit for your car or motorcycle, allowing you to get it going if the vehicle's battery runs down.

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7 months ago

ASUS Chromebit is coming to India in January for ₹7,999

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At the Google for India event in New Delhi, the search giant announced that the ASUS Chromebit — a full-fledged Chrome OS machine the size of a HDMI stick — will be launching in the country in January for ₹7,999 ($120).

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7 months ago

Stay in shape with these fitness gifts for the holidays

Get started on setting new goals for the new year and stay on top of managing your health with these great fitness gifts for the holiday season.

The past few years have brought an explosion in fitness technology. Where we used to be limited to basic pedometers and then fitness trackers that were little more than glorified pedometers with a Bluetooth radio, today's fitness devices are tracking our movements in all dimensions, monitoring our vitals, and are even smart enough to dispense advice in real time.

Check out some of our favorites below and feel free to get filled in on some other amazing gadgets with our extensive 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.

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7 months ago

LG announces new Music Flow sound bar lineup to be shown off at CES

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It looks like LG is set to unleash some new Music Flow audio equipment on the world at CES 2016. The company has announced a range of new Google Cast-enabled sound bars, featuring a bit of new tech, will be fully unveiled at the event in early January.

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7 months ago

What you need to know about Chromecast Audio groups

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Groups are now possible with Chromcast Audio, but setup can be a little tricky.

Google's audio-only addition to the Chromecast lineup this year seemed a little lackluster at first, but a recent update adding higher quality audio and the ability to group multiple Chromecast Audio together has elevated the accessory to a must for folks with multiple speaker setups in the home.

As is often the case with new software, there's a few things you need to know in order to get everything up and running in your home or office.

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7 months ago

Top 10 holiday gifts for the movie nut

Make how you watch your favorite movies and TV shows better than ever before with these great gifts for the movie nut.

There's been talk of this being the golden age of television, but it's also a golden time for those that love movies. Not necessarily because there are great movies out there (there are, no doubt), but because it's never been easier to watch our favorite TV shows and movies. Combine large high-resolution screens on smartphones, speedy LTE connections, and services that stream our entertainment straight from the cloud, the options are nearly limitless.

Check out some of our favorite products that can make your entertainment experience comfortable for everyone on the couch or find more amazing gifts in our extensive 2015 Holiday Gift Guide that expand beyond the home theater setup.

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7 months ago

New Chromecast buyers can get $20 in free Google Play credit until Jan. 2

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If you have been thinking about getting a Chromecast for the holidays, Google has made it easier to make up your mind. The company has launched an offer for new buyers of its streaming HDMI dongle that will give them $20 in free Google Play credit from now until Jan. 2, 2016.

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7 months ago

Hands-on with Homeboy, the simple app-powered security camera

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Being able to access a video feed from your phone is a big deal, but how users get that feed is a topic of dispute most days. Some prefer letting a third party handle all of the heavy lifting in the cloud, while others prefer handling all of the software on their own to avoid added costs or sharing personal data. Homeboy is a security camera focusing on the former, with an app that pulls video into their servers for the users to quickly access from anywhere.

Unlike other cloud-based security cameras, the software isn't what makes Homeboy interesting.

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7 months ago

LoHi's waterproof Bluetooth speaker is just $11 with promo code at Amazon

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Right now, you can grab the water, shock and dustproof Bluetooth speaker from LoHi for just $11 with coupon code SC4P2KCK at Amazon. That's a savings of $5 from its normal $16 price tag, and makes for a solid deal whether you need one, or are looking for a gift for someone.

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7 months ago

48 hours with a Toast real wood skin for the Nexus 6P

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There's nothing wrong with putting your phone in a case, unless you can't stand the way those cases alter the look and feel of your phone. If you decide to keep your phone "nude" you'll find its chances of unblemished survival aren't particularly high, especially with so many manufacturers leaning towards metal bodies. Toast is one of several options out there for folks who want something — anything — between the outer shell of the phone and the rest of the world, and they do so with a thin layer of actual wood.

We've been playing with a Toast wrap for the Nexus 6P for the last two days, and here's what we've learned so far.

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7 months ago

Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones are now available at the Google Store for $299

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It looks like the Google Store is beginning to carry some new product categories, as it has just announced that you can now purchase the Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones for $299. These headphones fit over the ear, and have built in Bose Noise Cancelling Technology to isolate the outside sounds that you don't want to be listening to.

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7 months ago

Google now offers shells for your OnHub router, and instructions to make your own

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If you own Google's recently released OnHub Wi-Fi router from TP-LINK, you may be tired of looking at its black or blue exterior. If that is the case, then you might want to look into the three new shells that Google will soon begin selling in the Google Store for between $29 and $39.

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7 months ago

The best music gifts to amp up the holiday season

Need help finding gifts that provide amazing audio? Check out what's hot this holiday season and surprise the music guru in your life.

With so much music available right at our fingertips there's never been a better time to listen to our favorite artists and songs from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Amazing quality audio isn't as easy to come by, however, especially when you're trying to sift through thousands of portable speakers and headphones to find what sounds best and fits comfortably. We've highlighted a handful of products that are definitely worth considering as a gift for yourself or even your fellow audiophile. And, if your search expands beyond the realm of audio, check out our extensive 2015 Holiday Gift Guide for plenty more exciting gifts for the holiday season.

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7 months ago

The best gifts for kids this holiday season

Sometimes Santa needs a little help picking out the best gifts for those on his nice list. Don't fret — we've got you covered.

No one's more excited about the holidays than our kids, and with all the amazing toys to choose from the selection can become overwhelming. We've narrowed down some cool gifts to consider this year that will be a hit with any kid for the holidays. And, if you need help shopping for other friends and family members feel free to check out our extensive 2015 Holiday Gift Guide that covers our absolute favorite gadgets.

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7 months ago

Android Ornament t-shirts and hoodies now available for a limited time

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Support Android Central, the center of the Android universe with one of these limited edition holiday t-shirts or hoodies in the color of your choice.

Update: One final day, folks! Get to it!

This holiday season we've got new swag to share with everyone here at Android Central. These brand-new Android Ornament t-shirts are a limited print run we're offering through December 3 that features Lloyd, our official mascot on the back. Not only are there high quality tee's for both men and women up for grabs, we've also got long sleeve shirts and heavy hoodies to keep you warm during the winter.

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