The TYLT ENERGI 2K travel charger, on paper, makes sense. It's got prongs that fold out of the body and straight into a wall charger, so there's no mucking about with USB cables and separate charging warts. Just plug the battery into the wall and charge away. We get that. And if you're an iPhone user, that makes sense. Who wants to carry around a microUSB cable that you might well have no other use for?
But if you're using any other smartphone — Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone — there are better options for keeping charged up while on the go.
Amazon is having a pretty massive sale on microSD memory cards from Sony. We're talking $32.99 for the 64 GB card, which normally goes for $114.99. (That's 71% off, for those who don't feel like doing the math.) Unfortunately, Sony's line doesn't extend up to the 128 GB denomination we've seen elsewhere, but you will find every other size under the sun, and even some solid prices on the full-sized SD cards.
Bluetooth headphones aren't for everyone. There are some of us out there – myself included – that prefer the reliability and quality that comes from using a cable. That goes for broadband too – Ethernet is generally better than WiFi. But that doesn't mean there isn't a decent selection of good quality Bluetooth headphones out there, like these buds we've picked up from Motorola.
Simply known as "Buds," what we've got is a neckband ensemble with a pair of micro-adjustable earbuds at the end. But are they any good?
Canada Day is just around the corner and in honor of the celebrations, ShopAndroid Canada is having an awesome sale on all Android accessories. From right now, up until July 2nd at midnight PST you can save 20% on ALL Android accessory purchases and with free shipping on orders $50 or more. It's a great time to stock up on all those things you've wanted but held off on.
We've got the best accessories for your Samsung Galaxy S5, your HTC One M8, your Nexus 5 or whatever device it is you're rocking these days. We have a little something for everyone and we've made purchasing easy and offer fast shipping!
For the Canada Day sale, pick out your new gear, add it to your cart and at checkout be sure to add the coupon code CANADADAY. Also, don't forget. July 4th is just around the corner as well so while this awesome sale is tuned for our fantastic Canadian customers, we've got more sales planned as well.
One of the sexier announcements at Google I/O 2014 today was for Chromecast display mirroring. This will allow Android phones and tablets to push their live view out to the TV wirelessly; that means apps don't need to specifically add Chromecast support anymore, and you can have an easier time seeing just about anything. This can even mirror your camera.
No matter how you exercise, you'll want to protect your phone from the inevitable strain of being your workout companion
Whether you're going for a run or just heading to the gym for some weight lifting, most of us nowadays are bringing along a phone for music, video entertainment or workout guidance to help us get through the fitness routine. The last thing you want to worry about when you're out exercising is how your phone is going to stay safe and be easy to manage, though — a couple of problems that can be fixed by the proper use of a case. Whether you want an armband-style case for keeping the phone up and out of the way, or just a hefty option for saving your phone from inevitable drops and bumps, we have you covered here.
We've picked out a handful of great cases for some of the most popular Android phones out there today, and hopefully they can keep your phone safe the next time you head out to the gym. Read along with us and see our picks for the best phone cases to exercise with.
Samsung's controller accessory aims to turn your phone into a portable console
As smartphones become larger and ever more powerful, their gaming potential continues to increase, to the point where many high-end phones now match the graphical prowess of console titles from the previous generation. But while touchscreens are great for web browsing, apps games specifically designed around them, they're less ideal for traditional titles. There's something about playing a racing game, a shooter or a platformer on a touchscreen that just feels fuzzy and imprecise. Sometimes you just need an analog stick and some buttons.
As such, gaming accessories are big business, with the likes of Moga pushing portable controller accessories designed to fit your phone. Never one to turn down the chance to bolster its accessory lineup, Samsung recently entered the fray with its own gamepad accessory. The Samsung Gamepad — available now on ShopAndroid.com — has been a long time coming, first revealed in mid-2013 and having gone through some serious design changes since then.
Building on its strength in the Android smartphone space, Samsung's aiming to set its controller apart from the competition with a companion app, dubbed "S Console," to help gamers find compatible titles. So what's the end result? Join us after the break to find out.
After yesterday's announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S line-up, Belkin has followed with their own accessories for the tablet. Specifically, a set of folding flip covers that serve double protective and standing-up duties. The aptly-named "Tri-Fold Cover with Stand for Galaxy Tab S" comes in both 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch sizes, and purple or black flavors.
Logitech tonight has announced its own keyboard case — the Type-S keyboard — for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S. It'll retail for $99. Like Samsung's own keyboard, it's Bluetooth-enabled and will fold around for different viewing angles, as well as back over the tablet to keep it protected when not in use.
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.