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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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Like our selection of mounts but don't love it? Check out our list of the best universal car mounts for more options.

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10 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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10 months ago

Spigen Crystal Shell case for Galaxy S7

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A closer look at Spigen's Crystal Shell case for the Galaxy S7.

So you're looking for a phone case for your Samsung Galaxy S7, and you come across Spigen's Crystal Shell case. Sure, it's unique from some of the other Spigen cases with its transparency, and its light frame doesn't make your phone a bulky mess — but is it worth your money?

We break down the style, features, and design of the Crystal Shell case to see if it's worth picking up to protect your Galaxy S7.

Style

Spigen Crystal Shell case for Galaxy S7

The first thing you'll notice about this case is its crystal-clear transparency.

From top to bottom, there aren't any colored parts or dark bits muddling up the look of this case. Because of this, it's one of the only Spigen case that'll look 'invisible' with your phone (so if you're not into big bulky cases, you may want to check this model out.) However, if you're nervous about the Crystal Shell's lack of rubber bumper or additional protection, there are other Spigen cases that are more heavy-duty that could ease your anxiety.

In your hand, the case feels smooth and soft. Except for the ribbed corners, it could be mistaken for holding the bare phone with your eyes shut. Form-fitted with a screen-protecting raised bezel, and air cushion technology in the corners, the Crystal Shell keeps your S7 looking sleek and utterly stylish while offering good protection..

Features

Spigen Crystal Shell case for Galaxy S7

Like most Spigen cases, the Crystal Shell is drop tested military grade, which means Spigen's protective cases have been tested by a third-party lab to be certified in Military-Grade protection. Even though the case may not have an additional rubberized bumper like some of the other brand's cases, it's just as sturdy and strong. The bumpers on the phone's corners also make dropping your phone a lot less excruciating, as they'll absorb some of the shock.

Design

Spigen Crystal Shell case for Galaxy S7

The most striking part of the Crystal Shell's design is its crystal-clear back. Aside from that, it's a pretty standard case — the ports at the bottom are easily accessible, the volume buttons and lock buttons are quick to use, and the camera isn't covered up or obscured by the case at all.

It's important to note that clear cases are prone to discoloration or yellowing, so be sure to keep an eye out for that as you use the case.

The Bottom Line

Though it doesn't look like much, Spigen's Crystal Shell case for the Galaxy S7 is a durable, reliable, and stylish accessory for your phone. Any details about the case we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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10 months ago

Samsung LED View Cover review for Galaxy S7 edge

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Samsung LED View Cover

There are several accessories available for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, but the official cases made by Samsung are worth a closer look.

One of the official cases available for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is the LED View Cover. In addition to some protection against scratches or drops, the LED View Cover provides LED notifications directly on the front cover and adds a pocket for a credit card, business card, or cash. See it in action in our hands-on video.

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10 months ago

These are the Moto Mods, swappable backs for the Moto Z

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Moto Mods exist, and they seem pretty useful.

We've heard rumors of the Moto line going modular this year, and it looks like those rumors are true. Called Moto Mods, accessories designed to connect to the back of your Moto Z and offer additional functionality without dramatically altering the look and feel of your phone.

That sounds great, but what do these mods actually do? Here's a quick breakdown of what you can expect at launch.

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10 months ago

Best smart locks

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Best smart locks

Looking to make your house smarter and safer? Here are the best smart locks full of brains and brawn to protect your home.

Whether you're just tired of losing your keys, or you're already in the process of automating your home, a key part of this process is choosing a smart lock that fits your needs. Take a look at our list of the best smart locks to help you decide.

August

August

The August smart lock's appearance is immediately striking and will give any door a futuristic look with your choice of dark gray or silver finishes. You can use your smartphone to remotely unlock or lock your door, or you can set up a proximity lock: your door will unlock when you approach with your phone, and lock when you move away.

August also lets you create virtual keys for friends and family staying at your place, and lets you keep tabs on the comings and goings of your household using a built-in 24/7 activity log. The August smart lock requires no wiring and installs using an existing deadbolt.

Consider the August if you'd like a smart lock that keeps track of activity and is compatible with both Android and iOS.

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Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt

Schlage Sense

For those especially concerned with security, the Schlage Sense smart lock meets the highest industry rating for security. Access combinations can have up to eight digits, and its memory holds up to 30 access codes at a time making it perfect for large families with frequent, trusted visitors. It has a built-in alarm which goes off during tampering attempts or following damage to your door, and it comes with a lifetime mechanical warranty.

The Schlage Sense is available in three colors so it can better fit in with your existing exterior appointments: aged bronze, satin nickel, and matte black. This is a great option for anyone who wants a high security rating with the convenience of a smart lock.

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Yale Real Living

Yale Real Living

Yale's Real Living smart lock features a backlit touchscreen keypad that makes your door look futuristic and secure at the same time. If the appearance of security isn't enough to deter would-be thieves, a built-in alarm will sound when someone attempts to tamper with the lock or when too many attempts have been made with the wrong code. The Real Living smart lock features Z-Wave technology so you can tie it into most home automation systems and control it remotely with your phone. Up to 250 unique entrance codes can be created for friends and family, and you can lock them all out with privacy mode — ideal for when you're out of town.

Available in three colors — oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass, or satin nickel — you should check out Yale's Real Living smart lock if you're in the market for a lock that is easy to install and set-up.

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Schlage Lever

Schlage Lever

The Schlage Lever smart lock is ideal for those of you with no deadbolt on your door. It features Z-Wave technology so you can hook it up with your home automation system and control it remotely with your phone. Communication works both ways: you can receive text or email alerts anytime your door is locked or unlocked.

This smart lock has a back-lit keypad used to punch in one of 19 user codes saved in its memory. There's also a vacation mode to disable all codes while you're away. The two-piece system is available in aged bronze, polished bright brass, or a satin nickel finish to suit your home's style.

If you enjoy receiving up-to-the-minute information about the activity in your home, have a look at the Schlage Lever.

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Your favorite smart lock?

Let us know is the comments section below what you use to keep your home safe!

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10 months ago

Father's Day gift guide

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Father's Day gift guide

Wondering what on Earth to buy Dad this year? Wonder no more.

Don't stand in the middle of a department store wondering which windbreaker is going to look good on the old man this year. We've checked in with Dad and we know what he's really hoping to get this Father's Day.

Ring Doorbell

Ring Video Doorbell

Whether Dad's at home or not, he'll be able to see exactly who's at the door with the Ring Doorbell. If Dad's living by himself or he's constantly on the go and concerned about security, a video doorbell is a good idea.

Real time sound and video will play on his phone when a visitor rings, and he'll be able to respond as if he's right there in the house (even if he's at work). Everything is synced with the free Ring app so that Dad has a handle on who is coming around the house. Motion sensors will even detect unexpected movement anywhere on his property.

There are two versions of Ring: one that works on homes without a pre-existing doorbell and one that can be hardwired to a pre-existing doorbell. Either way, installation is simple and straightforward.

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Nest

Nest products are designed to work alone or together. Help Dad build a smart home system with one or more of Nest's offerings.

Nest Learning Thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat

After one week of use, the Nest Thermostat programs itself. It learns when you typically go to bed, wake up, and leave for work. It also adapts to the seasons, recognizing when summer heat or cooler winds settle in.

If Dad's looking to save money on his heating costs or you know he fidgets with the thermostat he's currently got, the Nest Thermostat will be an easy-to-install replacement.

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Nest Protect Smoke and CO Alarm

Nest Protect Smoke and CO Alarm

How about a smoke detector that tests itself? The Nest Protect recognizes when testing is due and lights up to indicate that everything's in working order. Now Dad doesn't have to mark alarm testing on the calendar or kick himself when he forgets.

Rather than piercing alarms, a human-sounding voice provides an early warning that there's something overheating. If the alarm does go off and Dad's got the smoke under control, he can silence the alarm from Nest's phone app. No more visions of Dad waving a dish towel at a blaring smoke alarm.

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Nest Cam

NestCam

The Nest Cam is a smart camera that mounts anywhere with ease. Dad can point it at the main entrance of the house, a particular door or window, or up in the corner of the family room.

The camera uses Dad's phone's location to automatically turn on when he leaves the house. Multiple phones can trigger these sensors as well. It's not only a wise tool for home security, but it works as a baby monitor or pet cam as well, sending sound and images directly to Dad's phone or any other phone that has permission to view.

How often can you say that you gave your dad peace of mind in a nicely wrapped box? Keep in mind that you're responsible for the gift wrap.

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Accessories for Dad's phone

A simple way to celebrate Father's Day this year could be accessorizing the phone Dad's already using and loving. No shortage of great ideas here and many of them are decently priced, so you can treat Dad to something without breaking the bank.

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Dad has a Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Dad has a Nexus 6P

Dad has a Nexus 5X

Dad has the HTC 10

Dad has the LG G5


Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

For the Dad on the go, we're recommending the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. The Super AMOLED display makes photos and movies look better than the real thing and the battery life will hold up to travel and daily use as well.

It's easy for Dad to share between Android devices such as his phone, and the memory is expandable with the purchase of a microSD card. The built-in dual cameras will let you video chat with Dad from anywhere in the world while he unleashes his inner shutterbug. Get ready for a ton of pics of his latest projects around the house.

You'll have two sizes to choose from: the 8-inch and the 9.7-inch, so make sure that you select the one that's best for Dad before you check out.

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Samsung SmartThings

Samsung SmartThings Monitoring Kit

A complete security and home monitoring system could be just the thing for Dad this year. Samsung SmartThings are that and so much more. You can purchase individual items if you want to give Dad a singular introduction to the product line or if you want to help him build on what he's already bought.

A good deal for your dollar is the SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit. It comes with a variety of items such as a hub, outlet motion sensors, a power supply, ethernet cable, and batteries. They all work together and they're all controlled by Dad. Later, he can create a wish list of add ons, like the SmartCam, dimmer switches, and arrival sensors.

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Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo hands-free speaker

A voice-controlled, hands-free speaker that is way more than just a speaker would sound great at Dad's place. The Amazon Echo works in any room and is so user-friendly that Dad will wonder why he didn't invest in one before.

All Dad has to do is ask and the Echo will play his favorite music from Amazon Prime, Spotify, and much more. Echo will even read him audiobooks and update him on the weather. More good news? The Amazon Echo is compatible with Nest and Samsung SmartThings. Think of the endless gift giving possibilities.

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Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Dot

If you or Dad are already Prime members, the Amazon Echo Dot is an exclusive offer only available through Alexa Voice Shopping. It's a smaller Echo that is also voice-controlled and compatible with Nest and Samsung SmartThings.

The Echo Dot connects to devices via Bluetooth or to an existing home stereo with an audio cable. It automatically updates itself, and Dad can manage every aspect of the Echo Dot with the free Alexa app. If either of you is a Prime member, it's time to get one for Dad and one for you.

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HTC Vive

HTC Vive

Has Dad been buzzing (like everyone else) about the HTC Vive? Get his name on an order pronto and maybe he'll reward you by letting you take a turn with it every now and then...maybe.

The Chaperone guidance system and two base stations establish a safe play area so that Dad's not bumping into walls or couches. The 2 wireless controllers have 24 sensors that make every gesture natural and intuitive, and the front-facing camera blends the real world and the simulation seamlessly. Whether Dad wants to roam around a shipwreck at the bottom of the sea or explore stunning natural terrain, the HTC Vive will take him there.

The HTC Vive is preloaded with three fantastic apps: Tilt Brush, Fantastic Contraptions, and Job Simulator, so Dad can paint, build, and give everyone at the office a piece of his mind in the privacy and comfort of his home.

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Samsung Gear VR

Samsung Gear VR headset

If your budget can't involve breaking the bank, but you still want to treat Dad to an awesome and immersive experience, the Samsung Gear VR is the gift to get. Movies, games, and simulated worlds have never been so accessible.

The comfortable headset is compatible with Samsung phones such as the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the Note 5, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Just slide the phone into place and whatever is on the screen suddenly appears everywhere. The headset provides a 96 degree field of vision and comes equipped with three sensors that keep the virtual reality extra-real. Samsung's library of games and apps is ever-expanding, so there will always be something new for Dad to try.

If Dad's a movie buff, he can purchase and watch movies in the Oculus Cinema and watch his favorite blockbusters in home theater or multiplex cinema style. He'll wonder how he ever enjoyed movies before.

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More to give

Found a great gift that you know every Dad would love to get this Father's Day? Shout it out in the comments below and tell us why it's the perfect present for Pop!

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