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1 month ago

LG's 4K-enabled Action CAM LTE is now available in South Korea

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After announcing the Action CAM LTE earlier this year, LG has commenced sales of the accessory in its home market. The camera has built-in LTE connectivity, letting you stream live video to YouTube without the need to pair with a smartphone.

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1 month ago

Charging your Nexus on the go with the Monoprice 10,000 mAh USB-C battery

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Nexus fans deserve a battery pack made just for them, too.

External battery packs that support Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 standards are quite easy to find, but when you're looking for one that can do 5V/3A output for the latest Nexus phones' "Rapid Charging" your options are ... limited. Monoprice is well known for its accessories of all kinds, and amongst its stable of Select Series external batteries it offers a USB-C version perfectly targeted at the Nexus 6P and 5X users out there.

It's a very standard 10,000 mAh battery pack that will give you all the capacity you need, but it has the added bonus of being charged by a USB-C port that also pulls double duty as an output at Nexus Rapid Charging speeds. How does it work in the real world? I've been using it for a couple of weeks, and here's what I've found.

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1 month ago

These Bluetooth headphones are a good value buy at just $15 on Amazon

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Mpow is currently offering its newest Bluetooth sports headphones for just $15 at Amazon with coupon code 7RUSKHM2. Designed to be lightweight and long-lasting, these new headphones are great for your sporting adventures and more. They have 8 hours of battery per charge and offer noise cancellation to keep the outside sounds out and help you focus.

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1 month ago

This tiny accessory will make your USB Type-C transition way less painful

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They're not expensive, but it would be a good idea for more companies to bundle this USB Type-C adapter in the box.

I received the new ZTE Axon 7 in the mail yesterday, and promptly unboxed it. (You can watch it over on our Facebook page if you haven't already.) The phone itself is a known quantity: powerful, sleek, and unlocked, all for $399. We'll have a review up shortly.

Inside the box, though, is something I didn't expect to be as useful as it has proven over the past 24 hours: a USB Type-C to Micro-USB adapter, which makes it easy to use all of those legacy cables I have configured around my house.

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1 month ago

What I'm using: LD West smartphone holster

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My phones don't fit in my pockets.

I'm not talking about an Galaxy S7 Edge or a Nexus 6P, either. My HTC 10 does not fit comfortably in my front pockets. My Nexus 5X does not fit comfortably in my front pockets. And when I go look for other jeans, short of baggy cargo pants or a few jumpsuits, they don't fit well in those pockets either. And that's a problem, because I, like so many of us, spend just about every waking moment with my phone on me. I might not be using it every moment, but I need it on me as I walk around my apartment or around my TV station.

And now, doing that is about five times easier thanks to a gadget I never would've considered a year ago: the LD West smartphone and wallet holster.

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1 month ago

I made a pizza and charged my phone with a camp stove because the future is amazing

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This is hands-down my new favorite camping accessory.

My family is full of people who enjoy camping. Sometimes that means hiking the Appalachian Trail for a few days with no tech at all, and sometimes that means renting a few campsites together with a cooler full of tasty drinks and a fire that regularly encourages Park Rangers to come check on us. When I go hiking, the BioLite Camp Stove is usually in my pack. It's great for making a small fire and I like knowing I can charge a phone in an emergency. At a campground you already have grill tops and fire pits, so for me there's never been a need to bring something else for cooking before.

I stand before you a changed camper. This weekend I cooked the perfect pizza while charging my phone on the larger BioLite BaseCamp stove, and I'm unlikely to go family camping without this stove ever again.

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1 month ago

Prime Day can save you 30% on a variety of phone cases right now!

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Looking for a new case to keep your phone protected but don't want to spend a ton of money? Well, Amazon is currently offering 30% off various cases as part of its Prime Day deals, so you'll want to check these out. Whether you have a Galaxy S7, LG V10 or Nexus 6P there are several options to choose from.

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1 month ago

The best Pokémon accessories to complete your experience

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Tired of heading out to capture all the Pokémon in regular clothes? Wish you could look a bit more like Ash Ketchum? Well, fear not. With a few clicks of your mouse, you can have a variety of new accessories and more to complete your experience.

Whether you want the hat, pins, or some movies to have around the house for a rainy day, these are some of the best you can order now.

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1 month ago

Sphero BB-8 is $28 less for Prime members today!

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Have you been eyeing Sphero's BB-8 but waiting for it to drop in price? Well, Amazon Prime members can pick it up today for just $97, which is a $28 discount on it. If you don't already have a Prime membership, you can sign up right now for a free 30-day trial to get in on the discounts. The BB8 is controlled by an app on your phone, and it has authentic movement just like what you see from the character in the movie.

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1 month ago

Grab SanDisk's 200GB microSD card for $59

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As part of Amazon's Prime Day, SanDisk is offering heavy discounts on SSDs, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 flash drives, and microSD cards. You can pick up a 200GB microSD card for $59.99, and a 960GB Ultra II SSD for just $165.

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1 month ago

Best external battery packs for Pokémon Go

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Best external battery packs for Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go isn't just a short-term thing, so you're going to need a battery pack.

It's no secret that keeping your phone's screen, processor, mobile network and GPS ramped up for hours on end is going to kill your battery off pretty quickly, and those are precisely the things you're doing when out in the wild playing Pokémon Go. If you haven't had a need for a portable battery pack before, you definitely do now.

Since you're going out for hours on end, and you're buying the battery pack just for your gaming sessions, chances are you're more worried about capacity, ports and charging speed than you are portability and looks. We have a few solid battery packs that will offer you just that, and keep you out there catching new Pokémon without looking for a wall charger.

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1 month ago

How to get the Huawei Watch stainless steel mesh band look for less

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How to get the Huawei stainless steel mesh band look for less

Is there a cheaper version of the Huawei mesh band?

The stainless steel mesh band for the Huawei Watch is a beauty. It's modern and classic at the same time, looks great with every outfit, and it's popular. But with a starting price of $129, it's not exactly nice to your wallet. We have some options that will still look great for way less.

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1 month ago

Best accessories for ASUS ZenWatch 2

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Best accessories for ZenWatch 2

Which accessories are best for ZenWatch 2?

Whether you're looking for different watch bands to wear with your ASUS ZenWatch 2, or you want a screen protector for that sweet AMOLED display, these are the accessories we recommend for you.

Barton Quick Release Watch Bands

Barton Watch Bands

Barton Quick Release Watch Bands are well-liked by customers for their comfort, how easy they are to put on and take off, and their versatility.

Since these watch bands fit any watch that takes either an 18mm or a 22mm watch band, you will have no trouble getting them to fit your ASUS ZenWatch 2. They come in a number of different colors, too, so you can find the perfect one to match your wardrobe.

Made of silicone rubber with a textured interior, they are comfortable to wear all day and are waterproof and washable, so that you can clean them after a long day to get rid of accumulated sweat (and the stink).

If you're looking for a colorful replacement watch band for your ZenWatch 2 that's comfortable to wear, look no further than Barton Watch Bands.

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Caddy Bay Collection Watch Band Display Case

Caddy Bay Collection Display Case

If you love wearing a different watch band with your ZenWatch 2 every day, you'll need a case to store all of your watch bands when you're not using them.

The Caddy Bay Collection Watch Band Display Case is an attractive case made with a dark walnut wood finish and a soft interior that holds 12 watch bands in two layers of six.

Customers love how well this case protects the watch bands from scratches, and how easy the first layer is to take in and out. Likewise, they praise the fact that the case comes with a notch in the center of the lip that makes it easy to open and close

If you're looking for an attractive display case to store your additional ZenWatch 2 watch bands, this may be the one for you.

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Armorsuit Military Shield screen protector

Armorsuit Military Shield screen protector

The Armorsuit Military Shield 2 pack screen protector is great for protecting that nice AMOLED display from scratches.

Made of a self-healing material that's similar to what is used in military aircraft, this screen protector is very thin and clear — it protects without marring the aesthetics of your watch or interfering with the function of its touchscreen.

Customers praise Armorsuit for making a screen protector that's easy to install and that works well. One customer said that they couldn't even tell they had a screen protector on their ZenWatch 2 at all.

If you wear your ZenWatch 2 every day, you'll need a screen protector, and this one is a good choice for you.

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Artifex Charging Dock Stand for ZenWatch 2

Artifex Charging Stand

The Artifex Charging Dock Stand for ZenWatch 2 makes charging your watch a simple affair while doubling as an attractive and sleek display stand. Customer reviews are positive for both function and form.

Made in the United States of America fresh off a 3D printer, this stand has rubber feet so that it stays where you put it and a magnetic top that keeps your ZenWatch 2 securely on the charging elements. The top is also Microsuede for preventing scratches.

If you're looking for a charging stand for your ZenWatch 2 that's attractive and works well, give the Artifex Charging Dock Stand a try.

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GGI Spring Bar Tool Set

GGI Spring Bar Tool Set

Although the ZenWatch 2 comes with quick release watch bands, if you want to use third-party bands that aren't quick release, the GGI Spring Bar Tool Set can make the process easy and painless. Even with quick release watch bands, this tool can still make the process easier.

Made with nickel-plated brass, this tool has two ends: one has a large fork while the other has a small fork on one side and a push-pin on the other side. The small fork is good for bracelets while the larger one is good for spring bars.

If you're looking for an inexpensive tool to help you quickly put on and remove the watch bands from your ZenWatch 2, this one could work well for you.

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What do you think?

We've told you our picks for great ZenWatch 2 accessories, but what about you? Tell us all about what you're using with your awesome ASUS smartwatch in the comments below.

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1 month ago

Wrap yourself in Android's tasty treats with this shirt from Virginia Poltrack!

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Please don't lick my shirt. It's new.

When she's not making incredible watch faces for all of us to enjoy or contributing artwork to groups like IDEAA and Women Techmakers, Virginia Poltrack is taking her delightful designs from pen and paper to cotton and polyester. Her latest design needs no explanation, really. Just take a look.

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1 month ago

5 great leather bands for the ZenWatch 2

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Which leather bands are great for the ZenWatch 2?

What could be better than a fine leather band to go with your amazing Asus ZenWatch 2? Here are five of our favorite picks for leather bands.

Asus ZenWatch 2 Premium Leather Strap

If you want a leather band that's made for the Asus ZenWatch 2, then look no further than the Asus ZenWatch 2 Premium Leather Strap.

It's made of genuine leather, so you know that it will last a long time. It's also comfortable to wear, and as with all leather products, will mold to the shape of your wrist the more you wear it — it'll get even more comfortable over time.

The band is made for the ZenWatch 2, so there is no question whether or not it will fit your watch. Also, it fits a wide range of sizes — whether you have a bony wrist or a thick one, chances are that this band will fit you well.

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Choicecuts Horween Leather Watch strap

Choicecuts specializes in handmade-to-order leather products. Their Horween Leather Watch Strap is a fine example of their craftsmanship. People like this watch strap because it looks unique and is well-made.

Made of genuine Horween leather direct from the Horween tannery in Chicago, Illinois, this watch band is hand-stitched and custom-made for you. The default stitching is natural-toned, but you can request other colors when you order.

It's available in both 18mm and 22mm, so it will fit both sizes of the ZenWatch 2.

If you're looking for hand-made, unique watch strap for your ZenWatch 2, take a closer look at this one.

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Nogis Genuine Leather Wristband

The Nogis Genuine Leather Wristband is a stylish leather band that comes in an assortment of colors, is well-made, and easy to put on and take off. People give it high marks for how easy it is to put on and how comfortable it feels to wear.

What makes this watch strap so comfortable to wear is the softness of the leather it's made from. Of course, the longer you wear it, the more comfortable it will feel on your wrist.

This watch strap will only fit the 22mm (1.63 inch) ZenWatch 2 model. It comes in black, brown, blue, orange, and pink and features a buckle strap

If you're looking for an inexpensive, yet well-made leather watch strap, and you have the 22mm ZenWatch 2, this could be the one for you.

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Rerii 22mm Genuine Leather Band

The Rerii 22mm Genuine Leather Band is a quality watch band that people like because of its soft leather construction and quick release pins. It'll fit only the 22mm (1.63 inch) model of the ZenWatch 2.

The Rerii watch band is made from a lightweight genuine Italian leather with a stainless steel buckle. It looks and feels expensive, even though it is priced reasonably. It's available in black with black stitching, brown with tan stitching, or black with white stitching.

If you're looking for a watch band for your 22mm ZenWatch 2 that will last you a long time and that looks rich and stylish, this one is a good pick.

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JP Leatherworks Genuine Italian Leather Watchband

Another leather watch band with an upscale appeal comes from JP Leatherworks.

It's made from top grain Italian leather with a water-resistant nubuck leather lining. This lining makes it really comfortable to wear, as attested to by several people who own this watch band.

It also has rugged stitching for durability and sizes include 18mm and 22mm, so it will fit either ZenWatch 2 model. However, its thicker construction may be better suited to the 22mm model.

If you want a leather watch band that's got that coveted upscale look, but not the upscale price, this watch band may your best bet.

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Tell us all about it

We've given you our five choices for great leather bands for the ZenWatch 2, but what do you think? Have you seen any terrific leather bands that you'd recommend? Shout out your opinions in the comments below.

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