Using technology to try and improve your fitness is becoming more and more common these days. There are a variety of devices available, however one of the lower cost and simpler to use options is a fitness tracker. These trackers are coming from a variety of well known companies such as Jawbone, Nike, Garmin and even Samsung. They are also coming from some newer companies such as Misfit Wearables.
But while wearables, and fitness trackers in particular, may be somewhat of a new trend -- there is one company that seems to have a slight edge in terms of name recognition. That company is Fitbit, and despite this all being a new trend, they have already been around for more than a few years.
If you're heading to Google I/O 2014 later this month, you need this app. It has the schedule, it has a map of where everything will be, it lets you build your own schedule, see what people are talking about on Google+ (naturally), and even watch videos from previous I/O events. Google I/O 2014 is even good for those that won't be heading to San Francisco, with the option to set things up for your remote viewing of presentations.
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HTC's Dot View Case for the One M8 is a pretty nifty piece of gear that adds a little flair to your phone will also protecting it on all sides. While ShopAndroid has carried the case in both Imperial Blue and Baton Rouge colors up until now, those who have been waiting for the Warm Black and Orange Popsicle versions now have those color options as well.
No matter the color choice, you'll find ShopAndroid offering up the HTC One Dot View Case for just $44.95.
LG has today announced the availability of its QCircle SDK, through which developers can tailor their apps to work with the QuickCircle flip case that was announced along with the LG G3. And as it prepares to host a developer event in San Francisco, the company has also announced new SDKs for a handful of other LG G3 features.
A mere $50 gets you a good Bluetooth music streaming device from Motorola
This, folks, is the Moto Stream. It's a Bluetooth device that kicks music from your phone into a proper set of speakers. And that's all it is. It's not the Nexus Q reborn. For one, it's much smaller. And while it's cute in that icosahedronic sort of way, it just doesn't have the same feel that the Nexus Q did. Yes, both flash lights at you, but the Motorola Stream does so in a more muted, understated way. Not in that same sort of "Take me to your leader" way.
What the Moto Stream is, we'll tell you, is about $250 cheaper than the Nexus Q — which by the way was never actually sold — and is available now from Motorola for $49.99.
If you want to take things seriously with protecting your Galaxy S5 from the elements, the Incipio DualPro Shine case may be the choice to go with. This durable two-piece case combines the protection and shock resistance of a rubber case with the hard outer shell of a plastic case, bringing the two together with some nice design to boot. This is the so-called Level 3 of 4 in terms of protection, according to Incipio, and once you toss this case onto your phone you'll know why.
While it takes some time to properly align the rubber and hard plastic pieces together, once you do your phone feels like it's built to take a beating. The added thickness and somewhat slippery hard plastic portion of the case make it slightly more difficult to handle the phone, but this is going to be the case with any high-protection case. The best part about this two-piece solution is that the rubber inside can protrude out, giving you some grip to work with around the exterior.
When it announced the Moto X a little less than a year ago, Motorola also brought forth a partnership with SOL Republic for accessories, and with that the DECK Bluetooth speaker that allows up to five people to serve as DJs through a "Heist" mode. Today we've got a new accessory — Moto Stream — which connects directly to your stereo and lets adds that same Heist functionality.
Amazon is now offering a bundle discount for those who are looking to buy both the Fire TV set top box and the Kindle Fire tablet together as a nice way to kick start the summer with some entertainment. The deal will bundle the Amazon Fire TV along with a 16 GB version of Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 7 tablet with Special Offers for just $249, a savings of $79 from the $328 list price if purchased separately.
So while you may not be able to get your hands on a OnePlus One smartphone just yet due to tight supplies, the company is now showing off a line of branded accessories if you're interested. Unveiled on the OnePlus blog, the OnePlus One accessories will come in a variety of colors and are designed to complement your smartphone. Pricing still is not yet announced, but hopefully the company will make the accessories just as equally affordable as the OnePlus One's wallet-friendly $299 entry price.
When the Asus PadFone X is ready for pre-order on June 6th, AT&T is also offering a couple of accessories. Let's take a look at one of them. Watch the video for a closer at the Asus PadFone X Folio Bundle.
The Asus PadFone X Folio Bundle is a set of protective covers for the phone and PadFone Station. They're designed to work together even when the phone is docked.
Sonos is meant to stream your music wirelessly to speakers throughout your house, and now it can help you do the same for less. The company is now running a promotion wherein you can purchase any Sonos product (excepting the all-connecting Bridge) and get a free six month trial of Google Play Music All Access thrown in on top of that. That's not a bad deal, though you'll be shelling out a minimum of $200 for a Sonos Play:1 speaker to be able to take advantage.
But you can't go hunting around for these weird little inserts, these "blue wireless receiver cards" that fit between the battery and the battery cover. It's basically just a Qi coil, controller board and contacts for phone — a surprisingly simple answer for just a few dollars.
Sony has announced two new wireless charging accessories for the Xperia Z2. The accessories include a wireless charging cover (WCR12 Wireless Charging Cover if you want the official product name) that has been designed specially for the Xperia Z2 and a wireless charging plate (WCH10 Wireless Charging Plate). Both accessories conform to the Qi wireless charging standard.
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