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2 years ago

HTC One S Otterbox Commuter hands-on

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We just got a look at the Otterbox Commuter case for the HTC One X, but we didn't want you One S owners to feel left out, because sitting right next to it was the commuter series case for the One S. Much like the One X, the One S features those wonderful curves and no one wants to ruin that by adding some ugly or bulky case, even if they are adding protection. In the past Otterbox cases have been kind of bland in design, and very industrial looking, but it appears as though that is gone.

Following the curves of the device the Commuter series case offers great protection for users who wish to keep their device safe and sound, but does it in a very stylish way. The overall style and flow matches that of the device, which is a key factor because many people are enticed by the design and feel of the HTC One Series. Hit the break to check out some more images, and be sure to stay tuned for a full review.

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2 years ago

HTC One X Otterbox Commuter Hands-on

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While walking around visiting some of my favorite booths down here at CTIA I came across the Otterbox booth and decided to check and see if they happened to have anything new on display. Of course, front and center of the display was their new Commuter Series case for the HTC One X! Odds are that you have already seen an Otterbox case or a hundred before, so you know what they are all about, and this follows the same design principle. This two piece case has a silicon case underneath their hard shell, and the one I saw was in a rather stunning blue.

At first I was a bit fearful of the thought of adding a case to the device because it has such beautiful lines as it is, and I know folks who own the device wouldn't want to give that up. Otterbox has done an excellent job with this case in recreating the lines of the device through the case, and adding a lot of protection with little sacrifice. Hit the break with us to check out a couple more shots, and stay tuned for a full review!

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2 years ago

Contest Winners: ShopAndroid Daily winners and Cruzerlite Androidified cases for the Rezound!!

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If you're a registered member here at Android Central then you know our forums always have a contest happening. And if you're not registered, well -- now is as good a time as any. This week's winners are as posted after the break, and if you were chosen watch your email as we'll be following up during the week. Stay tuned for more upcoming contests folks. Congrats to the winners!

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2 years ago

Smartphone cases, orange goo, a hammer and a blogger's good hand

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This is a smartphone case. A TPU smartphone case, to be exact. You've seen them before. We sell 'em at <insert shameless plug> ShopAndroid.com.

Tonight at CTIA in New Orleans, I spent a few minutes with Tech21, which makes cases like this out of orange goo.

What does that have to do with a rubber mallet, my knuckles and some old-school justice? Find out after the break.

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2 years ago

HTC EVO 4G LTE cases at CTIA

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"I'm just going to cover it with a case anyway." That's a sentence we've heard from more than a few of you in regards to the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE. Whether you really do think it's the most hideous device since the <insert really ugly device here> or if you're going to look for a case for the sake of protection <insert surprisingly rational reaction here>, cases certainly will be part of the EVO 4G LTE experience.

HTC had a few EVO 4G LTE cases under glass at its booth at CTIA in New Orleans. While we haven't yet gotten a chance to get our slippery fingers (blame the po boys) on them, from the looks of things we're looking at some slim shells, and that's a good thing. The other important feature is that the kickstand is allowed to do its thing.

We've got another couple pics after the break if you're looking for a little extra EVO 4G LTE case love.

More: EVO 4G LTE forums

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2 years ago

From the forums: Galaxy Nexus OEM Desktop Dock

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Patient British Galaxy Nexus owners have finally reached a once far away moment. OEM accessories for the device are starting to appear at retailers such as Clove Technology. One such patient Nexus owner is nhuth​ from the Android Central forums. The precious Desktop Dock has just shown up in the mail, and nhuth ​was good enough to share with us a couple of photos of the item along with a quick first impression.

I preordered the Galaxy Nexus desktop dock and vehicle dock from Clove.co.uk back in February and just received my desktop dock today. All that was in the box was the dock itself and quick-start guide. There are no cables included. The Galaxy Nexus fits in smoothly with a nice, quality feel. The pins work just as I would have hoped. Out back is a micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack. Unlike the Nexus One dock, no bluetooth is included. So, there is no way to control your music with the phone out of the dock. The connection is solely through the three-pin connection.

Sounds like a bit of a mixed bag. A quality item, but functionality limited a little to what it might have been. Either way, we're glad to see these items are starting to appear in peoples hands. If anyone else has recently taken delivery of the same dock, let us know your own thoughts in the comments below. 

​Thanks nhuth!

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2 years ago

Galaxy Nexus case showdown - TPU vs. Silicone

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We know a lot of folks out there want a flexible "skin" case for their Galaxy Nexus. We also know that with so many available, it's often hard to figure out which one is the best. Luckily, you've got AC and Raul to help make the decision easier. Raul dives in and compares the Cruzerlite Androidified TPU case against the CaseMate Droid Creature case -- two very popular choices. 

Check out the video and see Raul's comparison. We don't want to spoil the ending, but you can buy the winner right here. Thanks, Raul!

Source and more discussion: Android Central forums 

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2 years ago

Samsung show off a whole range of Galaxy S III accessories

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Everyone likes accessories, right? At tonight's Unpacked event in London, Samsung unveiled a whole heap of official accessories for the Galaxy S III. From cases, to docks and even a "Pebble." 

So the Pebble isn't just a Pebble. It's basically an updated version of the old Pebble MP3 players Samsung used to sell. Covered in the "Hyperglaze" finish as with the phone, it's designed purely as an accessory to the Galaxy S III. It has 4GB of internal storage, and one use case is taking it out on a run to listen to your music, without the need to take your new, expensive Galaxy S III with you. 

Cases are cases, and it's hard to get excited about them. But we've got them nonetheless. There's a selection of hard shell and leather flip cases available to protect your shiny new Galaxy. 

There's a few different docks available too. As you would expect, there's an official Car Dock which is basically an official Samsung branded cradle. No contact less charging on the Galaxy S III. The desktop is also taken care of, with a Desktop Dock and a simple battery charging stand. 

Samsung are also offering up their own, branded HDTV adaptor which is pretty much a standard MHL adaptor. There's also a pretty cool sounding wireless charger, which didn't seem to be out on show. 

We've got a few shots of what was out on show for you after the break.

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2 years ago

Clingo Universal Hands-Free Mount [Accessory Review]

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With its pivoting arm and ball-and-socket joint, the Clingo Universal Hands-Free Mount is a great way to keep your Android phone in place, and easily visible in any vehicle. The sticky pad holds any phone securely while keeping it easy to remove, and most importantly leaves no residue on your expensive Android smartphone. 

 

Built of rugged plastic, the Clingo Mount stays cool in the summer sun but is sturdy enough to stay locked in position. The set up allows for multiple mounting options, to place your phone in just the right position. The suction design makes things easy to mount and remove, or re-position for multiple drivers. 

The Clingo Universal Mount is an excellent way to keep your phone safe, and allows for distraction-free driving. Enjoy this video from Raul, and stay tuned for more from ShopAndroid.

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2 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Nexus accessories finally available in the UK

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It really seems like we've been waiting forever for UK stock of the Samsung OEM accessories for the Galaxy Nexus. After all, the phone itself arrived back in November, and it's taken more than five months for the accessories to arrive.

British online retailer Clove Technology is now stocking the official HDMI dock and the desktop dock for the Nexus. There's still no sign of the car dock, but the fact that anything at all is available is a positive development. Clove has also now received stock of the replacement battery and spare battery charger, as well as the Samsung branded MHL/HDMI adaptor. 

The HDMI dock will run you for £42 inc VAT and the desktop dock slightly more at £49.99. More details can be had at the source link below, but the advice is clear. If you've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting, now is the time. Have at it, folks. 

Source: Clove Technology

More: Samsung Galaxy Nexus OEM desktop dock review

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