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Best cheap cases for OnePlus 3

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Best cheap cases for OnePlus 3

What's the best cheap case for OnePlus 3?

The OnePlus 3 is an inexpensive phone, but you of course still want to protect it. That being said, you might want to match what you spent on the phone to what you'll spend on a case, relatively speaking.

So, if you're not in for the expensive, bulletproof cases, then opt for one (or all) of our favorite cheap cases for the OnePlus 3. Cheap doesn't have to mean bad!

TUDIA slim-fit Heavy Duty Extreme

TUDIA Slim-fit Heavy Duty Extreme

Even though you're opting for an inexpensive case, that's no reason to skimp on protection. The TUDIA slim-fit Heavy Duty Extreme comprises two layers: an inner layer of shock-absorbing TPU and an outer layer of hard polycarbonate.

You have raised edges around the front of your phone to protect the screen when you place it face-down, and you've got a raised edge around the camera lens so that you won't be taking photos of just cracks any time soon.

This case's cutouts are quite precise, so you won't have to worry about taking it off to charge or take photos, and it fits snugly, making that TPU inner layer more effective.

The Heavy Duty Extreme comes in matte black, metallic slate, mint, and rose, so choose one to match your style.

If you want an expensive case feel with great protection for around $13, then the TUDIA Heavy Duty Extreme is the case you want.

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Spigen Rugged Armor

Spigen Rugged Armor

Spigen just makes great cases. I've had an used quite a few of them and they always fit just right. The Rugged Armor case is the perfect blend of solid protection and a slim fit that doesn't add much bulk or weight to the OnePlus 3.

Some cases, especially those with polycarbonate backs, can be slippery to hold, but the Spigen Rugged Armor case is made entirely of soft TPU, with a textured feel that's easy to hang on to.

The inside of the case has a spiderweb design, which disperses impact around the entire case, and each corner employs Spigen's "Air Cushion technology," which leaves a pocket of air between the phone and the case, again in order to disperse impact. If you've ever dropped a naked phone on its corner, you'll understand why this is very important.

If you're looking for solid protection and a non-slip, textured phone case, then the Spigen Rugged Armor is a great way to go.

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Love Ying Crystal Clear Ultra

Love Ying

If you'd like to add a little pizzazz to your OnePlus 3 — but not too much — the Love Ying Crystal Clear Ultra series of cases is a great minimalist option for something inexpensive yet effective.

These Love Ying cases are made of soft TPU and protect your OnePlus 3 from dirt, dust, scratches, and bumps. These are the most rugged cases but will protect your phone from everyday wear and tear.

Coming in mint, purple, clear, and pink, they add a lovely translucent color to your phone, so you can appreciate its design while adding a splash of personality.

Be aware that TPU can turn yellow over time, due to the way it absorbs sunlight, but that shouldn't be for quite a while, so grab a few of these cases (they're only around $7) and enjoy!

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OnePlus Protective Cases

One Plus Protective Case

Manufacturers may not make the coolest cases for their phones, but they at least usually fit pretty well. That being said, the OnePlus Protective cases from OnePlus are cool as hell!

You have five different case materials to choose from: Sandstone, Karbon, Black Apricot, Rosewood, and Bamboo, and they're all made from the materials after which they're named, mixed with kevlar (except sandstone – it's polycarbonate)! First off, who's ever even heard of Black Apricot, let alone had a phone case made out of it? Second, these cases are very lightweight and snap on easily, protecting the back and sides of your phone from bumps and scratches.

The top and bottom of the your OnePlus 3 are left open, so you don't have to worry about the cutouts being precise or not and removing the case is that much easier.

The cases range in price from $19.95 (Sandstone) to $24.95 (the rest), which is quite inexpensive when you consider what other phone manufacturer's charge for proprietary cases.

If you want a case that's unique, made of something other than TPU, silicone, or polycarbonate, and rather stylish, then grab one from OnePlus. It'll fit your phone well and you know people are going to ask you about it!

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Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit case

Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit

Cruzerlite's Bugdroid Circuit case is a quirky and fun TPU case that features the Android Bugdroid (of course, he's Lloyd here at AC) on the back, with a sort of circuit board pattern. It's a great case for diehard Android fans and folks who are looking for a lightweight case that won't fatten up their OnePlus 3 too much.

This case comes in black, blue, clear, green, orange, red, smoke, and teal, so you'll be able to find one that matches your personal style.

As far as phone cases go, this one is a pretty run-of-the-mill TPU shell, but the design is really cool and the softer cases are better for shock absorption. Plus, they're only around $10, which is why they're one of the best cheap cases you can find for the OnePlus 3!

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Ringke Fusion

Ringke Fusion

The Ringke Fusion offers versatility in its design, with soft TPU around the edges and a hard polycarbonate back, expertly protecting your OnePlus 3 from all manner of scratches, scuffs, and bumps.

The clear back of the case means you get to admire the metal composition of your phone, but if you so choose, Ringke sends along a DIY template (basically a piece of cardboard) that helps you shape photos or images that you print out so that they fit perfectly in your case. Boom, you have a custom phone case design that you can switch out as often as you like!

You have your choice of two edge accents: Crystal View or Smoke Black.

The Ringke Fusion starts around $12 and is perfect for anyone looking to bridge the gap between a rugged case and a minimalist case.

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What's on your phone?

What inexpensive case did you pick up for your OnePlus 3? Was it worth it to go the cheap route? Sound off in the comments below!

OnePlus 3

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These Galaxy Note 7 cases are just $7 for a limited time!

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If you've placed an order for the Galaxy Note 7 and have been looking for a case for it, you'll want to check these out. Right now, you can score a number of Caseology's cases for just $7 with a coupon code, which is a pretty awesome deal. Depending on which color you are interested in adding to your Note 7, or whether you want something protective or slim, there are some great options here to check out.

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1 month ago

Best wallet cases for Moto G4

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What's the best wallet case for Moto G4?

The Moto G4's shape lends itself nicely to a wallet case, since it has a broad, flat front. Let's face it: Thanks to its price, you'll probably have a few bucks left over after you buy the phone. You just need somewhere to keep 'em!

Here are some of the best wallet cases you can get for your Moto G4, so that your pockets aren't overloaded, but your bank account can be!

Abacus 24-7 wallet w/ flip cover

Abacus 24-7

The Abacus 24-7 wallet case is the best-reviewed Moto G4 wallet case on Amazon, and for good reasons.

The synthetic leather is durable and doesn't feel cheap like some "pleather" can, even though you can find this case for around $10. It provides a double layer of protection in that you have the leather wallet, but you also have a TPU bumper into which your Moto G4 fits nicely and snugly, protecting it from bumps and dings.

The case folds into a stand so that you can watch movies, TV shows, and YouTube hands-free, and there's enough room for a few credit cards and even some cash.

You have your choice of black or gold and either pairs well with the black finish on your Moto G4.

If you're looking for a leather case but don't want real leather, either for ethical reasons or because you don't want it to get marked up, then the Abacus 24-7 wallet case is ideal for you and your phone.

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Innovaa premium leather wallet case

Innovaa

Innovaa's PU leather wallet cases are for folks who like their phone case to make a statement without having to break the bank to do so. They come in seven bold colors and patterns, including a rather eye-catching light pink and a neat geometric "Dreamstime" pattern.

The magnetic closure is tight and secures three credit cards and your cash snugly, while the free screen protector and TPU bumper inside help keep your Moto G4 protected from scratches, bumps, and dings.

The flip cover folds back into a stand for hands-free viewing, and the cutouts for the camera and ports are precise, so you won't struggle to plug your phone in when it's charging time.

If you're after the leather look but don't want to spend too much and would prefer a synthetic leather case that adds a bit of "pop" to your Moto G4, Innovaa's cases are perfect for you.

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NageBee premium PU leather wallet case

NageBee

NageBee's PU leather wallet cases are probably the prettiest cases in this roundup and a deserve their place because the designs are magnificent.

You could pick the black or brown cases, sure, but the real beauty in these cases comes in the form of three beautiful graphics: "Butterfly Tree", "Plum Blossom", and "Royal Totem". Butterfly Tree is my favorite!

All in all, the NageBee PU leather wallet case is pretty similar to any of the other cases in this roundup, so you're getting the same quality, a great magnetic closure, a flip cover that folds back into a stand, etc.

NageBee's cases are all about the gorgeous designs, so if you're reluctant to cover up your Moto G4 but know you need a wallet case, cover it up in one (or all) of these lovely wallet cases (they're only around $10!).

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J&D Slimfit wallet stand case

J&D

If you're looking for a wallet case for your Moto G4 but don't want anything bulky, then J&D's Slimfit wallet case should be your choice.

These cases protect your Moto G4 from dust and dirt, as well as drops, thanks to the inner TPU case, while also comfortably carrying three cards and a bit of cash, so that you don't have to have both your wallet and your phone in your pocket.

J&D synthetic leather cases come in four great-looking colors: aqua (my favorite), black, brown, and red. So if you want the classic leather look, you can go with black or brown, but go with aqua or red for some pizzazz (yeah, I said pizzazz).

If a slim wallet case is what you're after, then J&D's wallet case is perfect for your pocket or clutch, and starting around $11, you might as well grab one of each.

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Orzly multi-function wallet case

Orzly

Orzly is a mainstay of great phone cases and its multi-function wallet case for Moto G4 is another great addition to its repertoire.

This is probably the sturdiest wallet case in this roundup and it offers excellent protection, especially for a wallet case. Its textured exterior is enough to stand up to scratches and scrapes, while the inner TPU bumper absorbs bumps and dings. It has all the features you'd want in a wallet case: it can comfortably hold three cards and a bit of cash; its cover folds back into a stand; and the cutouts are exactly where they should be, so you can take photos and charge 'er up without having to take your Moto G4 out.

If you're looking for a sophisticated-looking wallet case for your Moto G4, then Orzly's case is for you.

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What's in your wallet?

I'll assume it's the Moto G4, but what wallet case are you using? Is it in our roundup/? Let us know in the comments below!

Moto G4 and G4 Plus

Moto G4:

Amazon Motorola

Moto G4 Plus:

Amazon Motorola

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Best tempered glass screen protectors for OnePlus One

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Best tempered glass screen protectors for OnePlus One

What's the best way to protect the screen on my OnePlus One?

The OnePlus brand is all about beautifully designed products using the best build materials. It even has an aspirational motto, Never Settle. But even the best built phone have glass screens that need an extra layer of protection from the scratches, falls, and everything else life throws your way.

Your best bet for saving your screen is a tempered glass screen protector for the OnePlus One, so let's get to it.

Note: This post is about the OnePlus One, not the OnePlus 3. We have your OnePlus 3 accessories, too!

Orzly OnePlus ONE Premium 0.24mm tempered glass screen protector

Orzly® OnePlus ONE Premium Tempered Glass 0.24mm

With a thickness of 0.24mm, this offering from Orzly is the thinnest tempered glass screen protector you will find for your OnePlus One. Featuring an industry-standard 9H hardness rating, it should easily withstand scratching if you put your phone in the same pocket as your keys. Orzly also included an oleophobic coating to ensure your screen stays fingerprint and smudge-free and rounded edges to prevent chipping and improve the in-hand feel of your phone.

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amFilm OnePlus One tempered glass screen protector

amFilm OnePlus One tempered glass screen protector

Claiming to offer 99.9% transparency, you may well forget you've installed amFilm's tempered glass screen protector on your OnePlus One. One thing that separates this option from the competitors is the decision to cut out around the sensors and earpiece speaker instead of leaving a slim bridge of tempered glass that's susceptible to cracking. It still covers the front-facing camera, but due to that transparency, you shouldn't notice any effects on your selfies. Package includes the screen protector, Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloth, Plastic Squeeze Card, Installation and User Guide, and a lifetime replacement warranty.

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iFlash three-pack of OnePlus One tempered glass screen protectors

iFlash three-pack of OnePlus One tempered glass screen protectors

We use tempered glass protectors to take the brunt of the daily abuse our phones endure. As such, if a nasty fall occurs it's the screen protector's job to shatter first. iFlash offers the best value here with a three-pack of tempered glass screen protectors — featuring the hardness and oleophobic coating you'd want — so if you smash one up you don't have to live with a cracked screen protector. It's like an insurance policy on your insurance policy. Package includes three complete sets for installation: screen protector, alcohol cleaning wipe, microfiber cloth, bubble removal card, and a dust-removal adhesive strip. iFlash also offers a one-year manufacturer replacement warranty.

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PThink 2.5D Round Edge 0.3mm Ultra-thin tempered glass screen protector for OnePlus One

PThink 2.5D Round Edge 0.3mm Ultra-thin tempered glass screen protector for OnePlus One

PThink offers another reliable, quick-to-install option for protecting your OnePlus One screen. At 0.3mm, it's thin enough to be barely noticeable, with rounded edges offering a precise fit and avoid chipping. If and when this screen protector gets damaged, the nano glass cracks behind a film to prevent the glass edges from being exposed, which allows you to continue safely using the screen protector even when cracked. Package includes a cleaning kit to prepare your screen ahead of installation. Hammer and disembodied hand sold separately.

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Nillkin Anti-burst tempered glass screen protector for OnePlus One

Nillkin Anti-burst tempered glass screen protector for OnePlus One

Another outstanding option for protecting your OnePlus One screen is this offering from Nillkin. Made of AGC glass material rated to the standard 9H hardness rating and featuring HARVES nano-technology to repel water and grease, your phone will be well protected. Along with the screen protector itself, the package includes a wet wipe, electrostatic dust film, de-dusting cleaning film and a professional screen wipe cloth to make installation a breeze.

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What do you use?

Have you had any experiences with the screen protectors we've recommended? Let us know in the comments!

OnePlus One

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1 month ago

Best cases for BlackBerry DTEK50

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Best cases for BlackBerry DTEK50

What are the best cases for the BlackBerry DTEK50?

BlackBerry devotees are a mighty happy bunch right now, nabbing a DTEK50 for themselves and diving into all the Android goodness. The phone features a textured backing that offers more grip and much less slip, and a different overall look for a BlackBerry device. It still needs a case for extra protection and for keeping up appearances, though, and we've got your case hunt covered with some top-notch selections.

DTEK50 Smart Pocket

BlackBerry DTEK50 Smart Pocket

The Smart Pocket is a unique cover that looks more like a custom-made accessory than a BlackBerry purchase. If you prefer a case that functions more like a sleeve, the Smart Pocket is for you.

The top opening of the pocket allows you to easily slide the DTEK50 into place but keeps it securely inside when you're on the go. It's excellent protection for the times when you're not using your phone, and allows you to show off the new hardware featured on the DTEK50 when you're using it, like the textured back. If you're in a hurry to take a call, you can do so without removing the pocket — a very convenient feature right there. And it's also convenient: you can access the USB port without removing the pocket.

The Smart Pocket is available in two color combinations: gray and tan (pictured here) or gray and black, each for about $25.

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DTEK50 Smart Flip Case

BlackBerry DTEK50 Smart Flip Case

Designed just for the DTEK50, the Smart Flip Case attaches securely to the back of the phone. The back surface is smooth and hard, protecting against bumps or accidental drops.

The textured front cover features a cut-out that shows all of your necessary notifications; you won't miss important messages and you'll always be able to see at a glance what your text, email, and call priorities are. The exterior is textured and the interior surface that rests on the screen is soft and aids in scratch prevention — perfect for the times you need to tuck the DTEK50 into a full backpack, briefcase, or purse.

You can take a call with the Smart Flip Case closed, or flip the cover all the way back and have full access to the whole screen. It's available in classic black for around $35.

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DTEK50 Hard Shell

BlackBerry DTEK50 Hard Shell case

If all you want is simple, straightforward protection, the DTEK50 Hard Shell is right up your alley. It's slim, sleek, and comes in basic black; no tough choices to make, no bells and whistles to take away from the look of the DTEK50.

It provides some extra corner protection (and you know it's usually the corners that suffer the most if you drop a phone) without looking bulky. You'll also gain some grip to help prevent those drops in the first place. More shell-style cases are bound to appear for the DTEK50 in the near future, but it'll be hard to beat the minimalist style already aced by BlackBerry.

For $25, the DTEK50 Hard Shell is a no-brainer purchase.

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DTEK50 Swivel Holster

BlackBerry DTEK50 Swivel Holster

BlackBerry has always made great holster cases, and their version for the DTEK50 is no different. This is the definitive BlackBerry case at its best.

The swivel clip allows you to adjust the holster to the position that's most convenient and comfortable for you. The magnetic clasp keeps your DTEK50 snuggly in place, whether you're rushing around from meeting to meeting or coaching the kids' soccer game. Available in black, the Swivel Holster has a classic look that never clashes with any color.

Keep your notifications private and your DTEK50 protected even while it charges, since you don't have to remove it from the holster to plug it in. It's a lot of convenience for only $35.

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AFLY BlackBerry DTEK50 wallet case

AFLY BlackBerry DTEK50 wallet case in red

An inexpensive and very handy wallet case may be exactly what your new DTEK50 needs. You don't generally leave the house with either your phone or your wallet, so why not get a case that can do double duty?

AFLY's wallet case will hold your new DTEK50 in place and protect it against your daily grind. The front cover includes three spaces for cards, one of which is clear and perfect for your ID, as well as a separate pocket for a few bills. The genuine leather has a nice pebbled finish, and the case features cut-outs for the camera, speaker, and USB port. No need to remove the phone at all.

The AFLY wallet case folds nicely into a kickstand for hands-free talk or viewing, and comes in red, white, black, or blue for about $13.

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BELK crocodile leather flip wallet

BELK crocodile leather flip wallet in blue

For a slightly flashier look to accompany your DTEK50, try crocodile leather. The BELK crocodile leather flip wallet has that little extra bit of flair for an extremely reasonable price.

You can stick to basic black or white, but why not shake your style up a little more with purple, or the vibrant blue that's pictured here? Your DTEK50 will snap snuggly into place and the front cover features two credit card slots and a dedicated cash pocket. The magnetic closure adds an extra touch of safety and helps to turn the wallet into a kickstand when your hands aren't free.

For just over $10, this is a look you can't afford to pass up.

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IWIO holster flip case

IWIO holster flip case in green

It's tough to beat the convenience of a holster for your DTEK50; it's always right at your side so you never have to dig through bags or fuss with a pocket to take a call or check messages.

The IWIO holster flip case isn't just convenient, it's the most inexpensive case we've found so far that doesn't compromise on quality and color selection. Choose from black, blue, red, brown, carbon fibre black, gray, white, or the green that's pictured here. The top flap secures with a magnetic closure and the back of the holster features a vertical clip that will hold fabric of just about any thickness. Clip it to your bag if you don't feel like wearing it, or toss it in your bag and your DTEK50 will stay free of bumps, dirt, and other nasties.

For about $7 per case, grab a few colors and play the matching game with your bags and accessories.

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More to come?

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is still a new phone on the market, so more cases are bound to pop up in the coming weeks and months, and we'll be sure to keep you updated as we check them out. What's your case of choice for the DTEK50? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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1 month ago

Meizu EP51 review: Well-balanced, stylish wireless headphones

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The quick take

Meizu's EP51 earbuds are surprisingly well-built and well-balanced, and are priced just right. They may be difficult to find, but they're worth tracking down.

The Good

  • Design and build quality
  • Balanced sound
  • Fits nicely
  • Impressive carrying case

The Bad

  • Middling microphone quality
  • Average battery life

In the Box

  • Meizu EP51
  • Carrying case
  • MicroUSB charging cable
  • Silicone tips
  • Documentation

Meizu EP51 Technical Specifications

Category Features Dimensions 16 x 23 x 25mm Weight 15.3 grams Frequency Range 20Hz – 20KHz Impedance 16 Ohms Sensitivity 87dB±3dB Maximum Power 10mW Battery 60mAh | Standby time: 400 hours | Charging Time: 2 hours

Design

The impressive design of the EP51 isn't surprising. I quite like the design and build quality of Meizu smartphones, and the headset carries on the tradition. For its price point, it is nicely constructed, with aircraft-grade aluminum, and weighs a light 15 grams. It's solid and looks slick, with subtle Meizu branding.

The wing tips on the silicone ear buds are designed to fit snugly and they don't fall out even when walking quickly or running. The aluminum ends of the earbuds house magnets which keep the earbuds locked together when stored or when worn around the neck to avoid them sliding and dropping to the ground. They also sport a water resistant coating that protects the headset against sweat, but the company doesn't recommend using them in the rain — and neither do I.

The sound is balanced, although you won't get booming bass from these small drivers.

The red cable is pretty good, but I would have preferred a thicker braided one, but you're not going to find that embellishment at this price point. The cable houses the independent volume control buttons, the built-in microphone, and the Micro-USB charging port. My only gripe is the rubber cover on the charging port doesn't fit flush on the port, which got worse over the course of my testing. It might be an isolated issue, but it's a shame to see on an otherwise nicely-built headset.

Overall, the Meizu EP51 is well-designed and stylish, and can easily compete with many of the more expensive earbuds in the market.

Performance

The sound quality on the Meizu EP51 is amazing considering its price, and it even provides decent noise isolation. The sound is balanced, although you won't get booming bass from these small drivers. Even at maximum volume, there is no crackling or distortion of sound, and at 16 Ohms they're not difficult to power from even the most paltry of phone amplifiers.

The silicone ear buds are designed to fit snugly and don't fall out even when walking quickly or running.

The call quality is mediocre — the company saved some money by including a low-quality microphone — although that's the case with most budget and mid-range headphones. The wireless reception is great, matching the usual Bluetooth 4.0 range of 10 meters before the signal starts to fade out.

Battery Life

At 60 mAh, EP51 packs in a tiny battery that's a tad underwhelming. Meizu claims six hours of music time, and while the battery life is dependent on volume, I was able to get 6 hours easily on a regular basis. It's good, but I would have preferred a little more. According to Meizu, it takes 2 hours to fully charge the EP51 from a dead state, but often, it took a little less than that.

The Bottom Line

For its price (which ranges from $28 to $42 at the time of writing, depending on the retailer), the Meizu EP51 is a very good pair of Bluetooth wireless earbuds, offering great value for the price. It sounds really good, and the buds fit well, but the highlight is that it looks very modern. If you're looking for a mid-range wireless headset, the Meizu EP51 is a great option that I'd highly recommend. It's not perfect, but it packs a punch and is more premium than what you pay for it.

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1 month ago

Best cases for the OnePlus One

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What is the best case for the OnePlus One? Let's take a look at some of the great choices.

Whether you want to keep your OnePlus One protected, add a thin layer of grip to the phone, or turn it into a wallet, there are cases for all of your needs. Hunting down cases can be a daunting task, but don't worry — Android Central is here for you. Everyone's preferences are different, some are looking to keep their phone the same size while adding a bit of protection, and others want full protection to prevent drops from damaging it.

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1 month ago

Aukey is offering its Quick Charge 2.0 chargers for as little as $5

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Aukey is currently offering a bunch of its Quick Charge 2.0 accessories for as little as $5 at Amazon. Whether you need a new charger for the home, car or one to travel with, there is something for you. The company has its single port and three port wall chargers on sale, as well as a car charger. You'll save between $5 and $7 on the purchase with a simple coupon code.

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1 month ago

Essential accessories for the OnePlus One

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What are the best accessories for the OnePlus One? Let's take a look at some of the must-have add-ons for your phone!

Whether you recently picked up a OnePlus One or have had one for a while, there are a number of great accessories that you should have in your collection. From cases to screen protectors, extra ways to charge your phone and more, odds are that your accessory collection could use some expanding. Luckily, you don't have to spend a ton of money to get some cool accessories for your OnePlus One, so let's take a look at some of the ones you should consider picking up.

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1 month ago

Best Heavy Duty Cases for the HTC 10

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Best Heavy Duty Cases for the HTC 10

Keep your phone safe from harm with these great HTC 10 cases!

Heavy duty cases are not typically the most stylish accessories out there, but they're big, bulky, and sturdy by design for one purpose: keeping your phone as safe as possible.

If you're worried about damaging your HTC 10 from an accidental drop, you may want to pick up one of these...

Supcase Beetle Pro Series

Supcase Beetle Pro Series

The Supcase Beetle Pro series has everything you need to be protected. It has a hard polycarbonate shell that protects all sides and edges of the phone from scrapes; a built-in removable screen protector to prevent scratches on your screen; and dust covers for your phone's ports to keep out dust and pocket lint.

The case also comes with a detachable clip on the back, which is perfect if you're the type of person who needs quick access to their phone throughout the day, or simply likes the holstered phone look.

It comes in two colors, black or blue, but the blue case will cost you slightly more. You can find the Supcase Beetle Pro for around $18.

Seet at Amazon


Spigen Slim Armor

Spigen Slim Armor

Spigen's Slim Armor is the perfect balance between protection and style. Your HTC 10 slides into a silicone sleeve, which is then secured with a hard polycarbonate shell. Together, the two-piece case gives your phone the ability to come survive a big tumble with no significant damage.

The Slim Armor holds up to its name by not adding a lot of bulk or weight to the phone. Don't kid yourself, you will notice it, but unlike some other heavy duty cases it won't feel like you're holding a brick

The added feature of a metal kickstand lets you watch your favorite content in landscape mode hands-free. We'll just call that icing on the cake.

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i-Blason Prime

i-Blason Prime

The i-Blason Prime starts around $14 and offers excellent protection for everyday phone users.

It's composed of two different pieces, a flexible TPU plastic sleeve which will protect it from the shock when it first hits the ground, and a hard polycarbonate shell for added protection. The headphone jack and charging port are kept covered by a plastic flap to prevent dust from getting in when they are not in use.

It also has a few extra goodies to sweeten the deal. The detachable clip on the back of the case will allow you to holster your HTC 10 to your waist easily whenever you want, and it also has a built-in kickstand that gives you the ability to watch YouTube or any other content hands-free.

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Cimo shockproof

Cimo shockproof

The Cimo shockproof case is perfect for people who want to make sure slippery hands never get the best of them.

It's a one-piece case that is both a mix of hard polycarbonate and silicone, meaning it's protected from almost anything you can throw at it. The back of the case is incredibly textured; it isn't slippery at all, and it's thick enough around the camera to protect the lens from scratches.

It's available some bright funky colors — like pink and purple — in case you want to make a statement. Plus the Cimo shockproof case is about $8, making the cheapest heavy duty case option on this list.

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Kaesar Slim Fit Protector

Kaesar Slim Fit Protector

Starting around $10, the Kaesar Slim Fit Protector is a two piece case that offers great protection without adding a ton of bulk and weight to your HTC 10.

With an interior TPU sleeve that protects your phone from the shock of dropping it on the ground and a hard polycarbonate shell that prevents the back and the side of the phone from getting scratched up, the Kaesar case should keep your phone looking great!

The brushed metal finished on the back of the case not only looks cool, but minimizes scratches from showing on the case itself to ensure your phone always looking in mint condition!

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What do you use?

How have you been protecting your HTC 10? Let us know in the comments below!

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1 month ago

Best car chargers for Galaxy Note 7

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Best car chargers for Galaxy Note 7

What's the best car charger for the Note 7?

The Galaxy Note 7 has a mighty battery, but it may need a charge while you're on the go.

A car charger is a great investment (especially if you're out and about all day long), but the right one might be a tad hard to find.

Here are our favorites!

Tronsmart 33W dual USB car charger

Tronsmart

You can hardly go wrong with a Benson Leung-approved car charger, which makes the Tronsmart dual USB car charger top dog.

In fact, Leung had problems with the first Tronsmart charger he bought, so they redesigned it and now Leung specifically recommends it for devices that employ USB-C, like the Galaxy Note 7.

This particular charger is able to maintain solid voltage while your Note 7 draws significant amperage, meaning that fast charging is both fast and safe. If you're driving around all day but only in the car for maybe 15 minutes at a time, the Tronsmart will give you a relatively significant charge in those short bursts.

If you're looking for very reliable fast charging and a Google engineer-approved device, look no further.

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Vinsic high speed charger

Vinsic

Vinsic makes another solid, Benson-approved car charger that features a USB-A port, as well as a female USB-C output port.

With a 5V/3A maximum, you'll receive a fairly significant charge, even if you're only in the car for 10 to 20 minutes at a time, and if you're charging other devices that maybe don't draw as much power when charging, the Vinsic won't accidentally overload them.

The one minor downside to this charger is its inability to maintain voltage when charging two devices, as outlines in Benson's review.

If you're looking for a reliable charger (who isn't?) and only plan on charging your Note 7, then the Vinsic high speed charger will meet your needs nicely.

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Scosche ReVolt

Scosche ReVolt

The 12W Scosche ReVolt is one of Amazon's best-selling car chargers and that's because it's inexpensive, provides up to 4.8V/2.4A of output, and it's a slick little device.

It's got a low-profile design and the light-up USB ports are super handy if you're disembarking after dusk (sounds like a romance novel title).

To be honest, the ReVolt is fairly run-of-the-mill, but it's at the top of that class. It comes in black, space gray, silver, or camo.

If you don't want too spend much but still want a quality charger, the ReVolt is definitely your best choice.

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Aukey Quick Charge 3.0 car charger

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Though the Note 7 only supports Quick Charge 2.0, the Aukey Quick Charge 3.0 charger works really well with Samsung's latest. And with three ports (two full-size USB and one USB-C), you'll be able to charge multiple devices on the go.

Aukey includes a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box, so you won't have to go out and get an extra one for the car.

You get the full range of Quick Charge options with the Aukey Quick Charge, so there's no worry of overloading devices that may draw less power. The Aukey Quick Charge is a versatile car charger that does exactly what it says it does, and you really can't ask for much more.

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Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging charger

Samsung adaptive charger

If your Note 7 dies while you're out and about, take solace in the fact that the Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging charger will take your from 0 to about 50% in as little as 30 minutes.

It features two USB-A ports that output up to 1A each, charging two devices quickly and at the same time.

The Samsung charger has a rather compact design, so it'll fit into wherever your vehicle power outlet happens to be and won't get in the way at all while you're driving.

Your lightning-quick charging on the go, Samsung's Adaptive Fast Charging charger is made for your Note 7.

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What's your favorite car charger? Is your favorite not included in our roundup? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kapture: Part Wearable Microphone, Part Time Machine

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What if you could mix wearable tech, spy gear and a dash of audio-only time travel? You'd have Kapture: a wristwatch-sized microphone that's always listening to the world around it.

Kapture stays constantly connected to your smartphone and activates with a tap, so saving a recording of the past 60 seconds is as simple as flicking your wrist. As one of those weird kids who used to bring a tape recorder to school to document his days, Kapture instantly struck a chord with the young Michael Fisher inside me – but as it turns out, Kapture is a quirky little device.

Is the privilege of acoustic time travel worth the Kapture's hardware handicaps (and its steep price tag)? Join me for the latest MrMobile video to find out!

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1 month ago

Don't miss this awesome deal on Tronsmart's Wireless Fast Charger

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Right now Tronsmart is offering its fast-charging wireless charger with a sweet discount in the U.S., UK and Canada. Depending where you are ordering the charger from, you can save up to $6 on the recently-announced charger. It has a built-in LED that will let you know things are working, and that your phone is charging once you place it on there. It can work as both a standard charger and a fast charger, meaning you can top off that Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S7 or other phone nice and quick.

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Best microSD cards for Moto G4

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What are the best microSD cards for the Moto G4?

When you buy your Moto G4, it only comes as a 16GB phone. That may very well be enough for some people, but you're looking to improve that number significantly. Good thing the Moto G4 comes ready with a microSD card slot, perfect for Adoptable Storage or portable storage (if you want to transfer files between devices). The best microSD cards for you Moto G4 are only a click away!

Transcend 64GB microSDXC Card

You're looking for three simple things: quality, storage, and a good price. The Transcend microSD card ticks all three boxes for about $17, and if 64GB isn't quite enough, you can upgrade a little bit more (for only a little extra bit of money) to their 128GB card.

The 64GB version runs 45MB per second and is great for pictures and videos, for which you want plenty of room to keep around on your Moto G4. Music lovers will be pleased to know that one of these 64GB cards can hold up to 16,000 songs, so your playlist can go on and on. Great price, great card.

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Samsung EVO Plus 64GB microSDXC Card

There's no denying the quality of Samsung's products, and the Samsung EVO Plus microSD card will work seamlessly in your Moto G4. It's built to handle the elements and safely store your files, even if x-rays or magnets are nearby.

The 64GB version features 80MB per second data transfer, and it's ideal for video and picture taking. It's inexpensive at just over $20, and if you find you need to max out your storage options, it's available in a 128GB version as well.

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SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB microSDXC Card

In all fairness, SanDisk does tend to be a more expensive brand, but it's popular and trusted for a reason. You're going to pay about $45 for a 64GB card, but you're getting solid quality for that money — not to mention a lifetime warranty.

It reads up to 95MB per second, and writes 90MB per second. If you're in the market for portable storage, SanDisk includes an adapter so that saved files can be easily inserted into another device, like your laptop. This version does max out at 64GB, but it's mighty fast, and it might be all that you'll need for a long, long while.

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PNY U3 Turbo Performance 64GB microSDXC Card

For the avid photographer who's keen to take advantage of the excellent camera capabilities of the Moto G4, the PNY U3 Turbo Performance microSD card is an easy choice. The 64GB version can store over 22,000 photos. Shutterbugs rejoice!

It features a 90MB per second data transfer rate and is perfect for capturing video. The lifetime warranty and price point that just scratches above $25 are icing on the cake.

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Kingston 64GB microSDXC Card

You've likely got several Kingston USB flash drives kicking around the house or the office, and for good reason, too. The Kingston brand is popular, trustworthy, high quality, and inexpensive; they've applied this same recipe to their microSD cards, too.

For $18, Kingston's 64GB card gives you 45MB per second read speed and 10MB per second write speed. It's a good buy if you're a budding photographer, and it's got a lifetime warranty just in case. If you're worried at all about storage space, Kingston also offers a 128GB version of the microSD card.

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Gimme some room!

Are you using a microSD card with your Moto G4? Tell us about your Adoptable Storage experiences in the comments below!

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This Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger can be yours for just $5

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Right now you can score Aukey's Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger for just $5 at Amazon with coupon code C398PPH5. The charger comes in both black and white, and the box includes a microUSB cable to get started. It features a single USB output, so if you need a different charging cable you can swap in the one that you need to use.

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