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1 year ago

Save 20% on accessories at ShopAndroid through October 19

Now's the time to accessorize your Android devices while everything is 20% off at ShopAndroid.

As we welcome the cooler weather and leaves changing colors this fall season, we're also inviting you to save 20% on all accessories here at ShopAndroid.com. That includes popular cases, the latest wireless chargers, power banks, Bluetooth speakers, and plenty more. We also carry gear for hot devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, S6 edge+, and Galaxy Note 4.

Once you've added your accessories to your cart, use coupon code: FALL2015 at checkout to apply 20% off to your entire order. Don't forget we offer free shipping on all orders over $50 within the continental U.S. as well as expedited options for a little extra. Offer ends midnight October 19, so don't miss out!

Let's go shopping

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1 year ago

Mophie launches its Samsung Galaxy Note 5 battery case for $99

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Mophie is adding to its lineup of battery smartphone cases this week with a new addition made for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The case is now on sale at Mophie's online store for the price of $99.95.

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1 year ago

Spotify's Chromecast approach is the start of an unfortunate new chapter

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Today marks the last day all Google Cast devices were treated equally, and that sucks.

The internet erupted with applause when Google announced on stage that Spotify would finally be added to the ever-increasing list of apps that support Chromecast. The cheers seemed well deserved, especially since Spotify sat as one of the few big audio experiences without Chromecast support in recent months. Now we not only have Spotify, but the new Chromecast Audio meant it could be enjoyed on just about any speaker you could find.

Unfortunately, now that Chromecast support for Spotify has arrived we see there's a giant caveat to this new feature, and it's hard to look at this as anything other than the start of something bad for all Chromecast users.

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1 year ago

Huawei Watch charging cradle now available on the Google Store for $40

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Fancy a spare charger for your Huawei Watch? Well, you can now order one from the Google Store, as the charging cradle has moved from "Coming Soon" to available.

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1 year ago

Magellan announces the eXplorist TRX7, its Android-based off-road vehicle navigation unit

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Magellan has announced the eXplorist TRX7, its Android-based off-road vehicle navigation solution. Featuring a 7-inch weatherproof LCD touchscreen display, the TRX7 is IP67 certified to keep you safe in the less-than-ideal conditions you may face off-road.

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1 year ago

Save up to 65 percent on select Crucial and Lexar products from Amazon

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Amazon is currently hosting a big sale on select Crucial and Lexar memory products, offering you a chance to save up to 65 percent. Whether you are looking for a new hard drive for your computer, or to add some additional storage capacity to your mobile phone, Amazon has the savings for you.

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1 year ago

Gadgets of the week: ZenWatch 2, Roku 4 and more!

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So many toys, so little time.

It's another week, which means another batch of excellent connected home devices, wearables, and other gadgetry that works with your Android phone. We're rounding up the best new releases we've found right here. The ZenWatch 2 refines an already-excellent form factor for Android Wear, and the Roku gets an update for 4K streams. Want more? Keep scrolling!

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1 year ago

Best 10 Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ cases

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Protect your Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ with one of these great cases.

We're rounding up the top ten cases for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+. These span the gamut of slim cases, heavy-duty rugged cases, wallet cases, and anything else that will keep your edge+ covered.

As always, we're eager to hear what you're using, too. Leave a link in the comments to your favorite Galaxy S6 edge+ case.

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1 year ago

Hands and eyes on View-Master for Google Cardboard

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Mattel is wielding nostalgia to spectacular effect, but this is also a well-made Cardboard kit.

Just in time for holiday sales, Mattel's kit for Google Cardboard is starting to hit shelves. The View-Master Virtual Reality box takes the classic design from our childhood, makes some room on the inside for a phone, and offers a unique content ecosystem alongside Google's increasingly popular Cardboard platform. It's a fantastic combination of virtual reality, augmented reality, and a universally appreciated hardware profile.

Let's take a look.

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1 year ago

Amazon's new 4K-capable Fire TV with Alexa voice actions now shipping

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A handful of days after going up for initial pre-orders, Amazon's new and improved Fire TV set-top box is now available for purchase and immediate shipping. The new box, which carries the same design as the original but adds a faster processor, 4K video support and Echo-inspired "Alexa" voice actions, will set you back a smooth $99.

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1 year ago

OnePlus finally begins selling its USB Type-C cable for just $5.49

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Back at the end of July, OnePlus first announced that it would be selling its USB Type-C cable as a stand-alone purchase, but until now there was no way to actually buy it. OnePlus has finally listed the cable in its store, and at the price which it originally promised. Coming in two different sizes, 100 cm and 150 cm, pricing for the cables sits at $5.49 and $6.99 respectively.

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1 year ago

Gadgets of the week: Samsung Gear S2, Chromecast Audio and more!

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Here's a peek at the week's latest and greatest.

It's been a busy week on all fronts, and there's a ton of new toys to recap. As usual, we're taking a look at connected accessories of all kinds to recently hit store shelves, including wearables, wireless audio, smarthome accessories, and anything else that plays nice with your Android phone or tablet. Samsung's Gear S2 is now available to order, offering a fully round screen and good fashion sense. Don't let the Tizen software turn you off though; the apps it's managed to include are quite impressive. We can't forget the new Chromecast stuff, either. The newest dongle is built for audio, allowing you to cast from your favorite music service on your phone out to your existing speakers with minimal fuss. Let's take a look at what else is new.

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1 year ago

OtterBox Defender Case for Moto G 2015

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Designed to mitigate damage like a boss, the OtterBox Defender Case for Moto G 2015 steps up the protection unlike any other.

The OtterBox Defender isn't a case that most users would instantly opt for due to its rather bulky form. Those who can appreciate its incredible protection and additional grip, though, will enjoy everything the Defender has to offer. Featuring 2 durable layers, an integrated screen protector, and a matching belt holster to boot, this rugged combo is the real deal.

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1 year ago

A quick look at the Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad

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Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad

This is how fast all wireless charging should be, but unfortunately right now your choices are limited.

Building on the announcement of built-in wireless charging on the Galaxy S6, Samsung did us one better with the inclusion of so-called "Fast Charge" wireless charging on the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+. Problem was there actually weren't any wireless chargers out there that actually output enough power to take advantage of it — that is, until Samsung started selling its own Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad.

It looks, feels and acts much like the last version announced just a handful of months ago with the Galaxy S6, but has the additional power to juice up your Note 5 or S6 edge+ even quicker — here's our quick take on the accessory.

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1 year ago

Speck CandyShell Grip Case for Galaxy Note 5

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There's no way around the obvious. This Galaxy Note 5 case got grip.

Protecting the Galaxy Note 5 from drops and scratches while enhancing grip enough to help prevent them in the first place is the CandyShell Grip's specialty. This fused hybrid cover packs both a flexible polycarbonate and a shock absorbent TPU that's careful not to bulk up that Note 5 any more than it needs to be. The hard shell is as glossy as it gets, which means fingerprints — and lots of 'em. There's the usual TPU stripping that wraps around the edges of the case, and over the back.

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