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Sometimes you want to relax and pump up the tunes and still be able to take a phone call on your Galaxy S3 or other Android phone.
NoiseHush makes all kinds of headsets, car kits, Bluetooth accessories and more. The NX26 is a full size over-the-ear stereo headphone that also fields your phone calls and lets you control your music like many smaller headsets.
With the Sony Ericson MW600 Hi-Fi Wireless headset, you get a Bluetooth headset with an FM radio plus a killer feature.
As Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory is fond of saying; “everything is better with Bluetooth.” There are certainly people who will dispute that, but Bluetooth can be a great feature. This particular headset opens up a world of possibilities for your Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) and other Android phones.
Using a Playstation 3 SixAxis controller with an Android device is nothing new. There have been methods around for a long old time on pairing the two devices for some all out Android gaming action. An app even exists in the Play Store nowadays to make the process even simpler. One aspect remains largely unchanged however, the phone is usually having to lie flat on a surface, or be propped up against something while you're playing. And that's not great.
We saw not all that long ago, a home-made solution designed for a Galaxy Note. It worked like a charm, but making stuff isn't for everyone. That's where GameKlip comes in, with their solution for a variety of Android phones. The GameKlip is simply a clip that allows you to secure your phone to the top of the your SixAxis controller for some gaming fun.
Oh, and as an added bonus, if you own a Samsung Galaxy S 3, it seems that you can use a GameKlip with a wired connection out of the box. No rooting, no third party apps, just plug and play. It should be easy enough to try out on other phones too, since essentially all you need is a USB OTG cable, and the USB cable that came with your PS3 controller. Says the official website:
Does my phone support a wired connection to the Dualshock3 controller?
I have tested a wired connection with my AT&T Galaxy S3. I have seen videos of it working with the international version, and users have confirmed it is working on the Verizon Galaxy S3. I have not tested it with other phones, but I hear there are others that work. I recommend googling "your phone model + usb otg + sixaxis" or something similar. Most likely someone has tried connecting one already.
The GameKlip is available in wired ($23.00 / £15.99) and wireless ($15.00 / £10.49) play versions, and note that no software is included, it's just the clip. If your phone is lucky enough to work with a wired connection out of the box, then fantastic! For the rest of you, the old ways of connecting will still be required. Custom fitted for individual phones, the below are supported by GameKlip:
Galaxy SIII (All Variants)
Galaxy SII (Epic 4G Touch, Sprint)
Galaxy SII (Skyrocket, AT&T)
Galaxy SII (International)
Galaxy Nexus (HSPA+)
Galaxy Nexus (LTE)
Galaxy Note (AT&T)
HTC Evo 4G LTE (Sprint)
HTC One X (All Variants)
And, there's one more thing. The guy behind all this is working on a version for 7-inch tablets. That, we'd love to see. Pre-orders are open now, and there is international shipping available. So, if this is something that appeals, head over to the source link below for the full rundown.
Driving hands free is not only safe; it’s the law in many places. The iBolt ProDock Alumina keeps your phone in view so you can stay focused on the road.
Your new Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) or other Android phone can serve as a great navigator or in-car entertainment center. You can control lots of the functions with S voice or other voice control software, but you still need to be able to see your phone.
You bought the HTC One X because of its looks and you don’t want to cover it up in a case.
If you don’t want to put it in a case but you want to protect it from getting scratched, look into the invisibleSHIELD Full Body protective film.
Protective films aren’t new, but they do offer another way of protecting your smartphone. As long as you realize that a protective film won’t protect against drops and hard hits to the phone – it is worth considering if your main concern is scratching your phone.
Android phones and tablets have a lot of different options for playing music. Whether you're streaming it, playing it locally, or creating your own the best way to share is with a stand-alone external speaker of some sort. The included speaker options will work in a pinch, but let's be honest -- nobody is buying any mobile device for the great speaker quality. When you're in a group, an external model is a must.
So what better way to listen to a song or two than with a Bugdroid styled speaker? Enter the GOgrove Pal Bot. It looks a lot like Android's beloved mascot, and is a simple connection via the 3.5mm jack on all modern Android phones and tablets. The specs say it lasts 6 hours on a charge when played at full volume (the only way to play music) and at under a pound it looks to be pretty damn portable.
Sure, there are probably a lot of options out there that offer better audio quality, but they don't look like Bugdroid! For a day at the beach or a camping trip this one should suffice, and it's only $30 at Amazon. As a music lover and certified Android nerd, I had to pass this one on as soon as I saw Aces and 8s showing it off in the forums.
The search for awesome Bluetooth stereo headphones for my Galaxy S3 that also function as a wireless headset continues with the MOTOROKR S305.
Bluetooth stereo was originally billed as stereo without compromise – a truly wireless way to experience your music. Unfortunately Bluetooth audio often sounds compressed and “low fidelity” compared to a good set of wired headphones.
Music capability is just one of the important features to look for, however. Today’s headsets need to also field and control the phone functions of your Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) or other Android phone as well as the ability to control what you listen to.
You just shelled out some good money for your Samsung Galaxy s III (S3.) Make sure you protect your investment with a case.
The Incipio Feather ultra thin snap-on case is certainly a case that warrants a good, close look. If you want a case that is not too big and offers some good protection to the body of the phone, this is a great option.