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2 months ago

Community Review: SCOTTeVEST Knowmatic Hoodie

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A valiant attempt at solving a problem we didn't even know we needed solved.

Editor's Note: Welcome to our first ever Community Review! This is a full product review created by a member of the Android Central community, and it's the start of a new program here. We're going to be slowly opening this program up to community members and companies interested in participating. Please reach out to our Community Manager if you have any questions or would like to join the program!

SCOTTeVEST is a company the seeks to bring fashion and technology together in a unique way. Most company's these days are trying to find new and different ways to integrate technology directly into the clothing, but SCOTTeVEST's philosophy is simple: Just bring the tech with you! Their vision is for a wide variety of fashion sensible jackets, vests, hoodies, and even lab coats, that will comfortably allow you to bring all, and yes I mean all of the things with you.

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2 months ago

Best tempered glass screen protectors for Moto G4

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Best tempered glass screen protectors for Moto G4

Which tempered glass screen protectors are best for the Moto G4?

The best protection you can get for that lovely, large, 5.5-inch Full HD screen on your Moto G4 is a tempered glass screen protector. Why, you ask? Because tempered glass is four times as strong as regular annealed glass, and therefore can protect that precious screen from getting all scratched up. Here are our top picks.

Jasinber tempered glass screen protector

Jasinber tempered glass screen protector

The Jasinber tempered glass screen protector protects the screen of your Moto G4 without interfering with its functionality.

Measuring just 0.3mm, it is slim and compatible with most cases while its oleophobic coating repels fingerprints and makes it very easy to clean. Just a quick wipe with a soft, dry cloth will keep it sparkling.

If you're looking for a tempered glass screen protector that will fit your Moto G4 perfectly, work with most cases, and protect it from scratches without interfering with its function, then the Jasinber tempered screen protector may be the one for you.

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OMOTON tempered glass screen protector

OMOTON tempered glass screen protector

The OMOTON tempered glass screen protector comes with a lifetime warranty and is easy to install.

It is hydrophobic and oleophobic, which means that in repels water and oil — drops of water will bead on its surface and fingerprints will slough away. Simply wipe it with a dry, soft cloth to keep it looking pristine.

Designed for the Moto G4, it covers the flat surface of the screen completely and does not interfere with its functionality.

If you're looking for a perfect-fitting tempered glass screen protector with a lifetime warranty that's easy to install and easy to clean, give the OMOTON tempered glass screen protector a try.

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SPARIN tempered glass screen protector

SPARIN tempered glass screen protector

At just 0.26mm thick, you'll swear that your Moto G4's screen is naked while wearing the SPARIN tempered glass screen protector.

Coming with a lifetime warranty, the SPARIN tempered glass screen protector is easy to install and will protect your nice 5.5-inch display from scratches, fingerprints, and water marks.

Made for the Moto G4, it will fit your phone's screen perfectly and will not interfere with its touch sensitivity.

If you're looking for a thin tempered glass screen protector that's covered with a lifetime warranty, the SPARIN tempered glass screen projector is the one for you.

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Yootech tempered glass screen protector

Yootech tempered glass screen protector

The Yootech tempered glass screen protector is just 0.26mm thick and features rounded edges which help it fit better on the Moto G4. It doesn't interfere with your screen's touch sensitivity, either.

Coming with a lifetime warranty, the Yootech screen protector covers the flat part of the screen and protects from scratches while also repelling fingerprints and other oily residue. If it does get smudged, all you need to do is wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.

If you're looking for a screen protector that will keep your display looking in top shape, and that comes with a lifetime warranty, then give the Yootech tempered glass screen protector a look.

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PLESON tempered glass screen protector

PLESON tempered glass screen protector

Another one with rounded edges is the PLESON tempered glass screen protector.

It has an oleophobic, hydrophobic, and electro-coated surface that prevents not only fingerprints and water marks, but also repels dust particles.

It's also thin at 0.26mm, so you'll hardly know it's on your Moto G4. It comes with a lifetime warranty as well.

If you're looking for screen protector that doesn't attract dust particles and has a lifetime warranty, then the PLESON tempered glass screen protector is the one you want.

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2 months ago

LG's 4K-enabled Action CAM LTE is now available in South Korea

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After announcing the Action CAM LTE earlier this year, LG has commenced sales of the accessory in its home market. The camera has built-in LTE connectivity, letting you stream live video to YouTube without the need to pair with a smartphone.

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2 months ago

Charging your Nexus on the go with the Monoprice 10,000 mAh USB-C battery

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Nexus fans deserve a battery pack made just for them, too.

External battery packs that support Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 standards are quite easy to find, but when you're looking for one that can do 5V/3A output for the latest Nexus phones' "Rapid Charging" your options are ... limited. Monoprice is well known for its accessories of all kinds, and amongst its stable of Select Series external batteries it offers a USB-C version perfectly targeted at the Nexus 6P and 5X users out there.

It's a very standard 10,000 mAh battery pack that will give you all the capacity you need, but it has the added bonus of being charged by a USB-C port that also pulls double duty as an output at Nexus Rapid Charging speeds. How does it work in the real world? I've been using it for a couple of weeks, and here's what I've found.

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2 months ago

These Bluetooth headphones are a good value buy at just $15 on Amazon

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Mpow is currently offering its newest Bluetooth sports headphones for just $15 at Amazon with coupon code 7RUSKHM2. Designed to be lightweight and long-lasting, these new headphones are great for your sporting adventures and more. They have 8 hours of battery per charge and offer noise cancellation to keep the outside sounds out and help you focus.

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2 months ago

This tiny accessory will make your USB Type-C transition way less painful

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They're not expensive, but it would be a good idea for more companies to bundle this USB Type-C adapter in the box.

I received the new ZTE Axon 7 in the mail yesterday, and promptly unboxed it. (You can watch it over on our Facebook page if you haven't already.) The phone itself is a known quantity: powerful, sleek, and unlocked, all for $399. We'll have a review up shortly.

Inside the box, though, is something I didn't expect to be as useful as it has proven over the past 24 hours: a USB Type-C to Micro-USB adapter, which makes it easy to use all of those legacy cables I have configured around my house.

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2 months ago

What I'm using: LD West smartphone holster

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My phones don't fit in my pockets.

I'm not talking about an Galaxy S7 Edge or a Nexus 6P, either. My HTC 10 does not fit comfortably in my front pockets. My Nexus 5X does not fit comfortably in my front pockets. And when I go look for other jeans, short of baggy cargo pants or a few jumpsuits, they don't fit well in those pockets either. And that's a problem, because I, like so many of us, spend just about every waking moment with my phone on me. I might not be using it every moment, but I need it on me as I walk around my apartment or around my TV station.

And now, doing that is about five times easier thanks to a gadget I never would've considered a year ago: the LD West smartphone and wallet holster.

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2 months ago

I made a pizza and charged my phone with a camp stove because the future is amazing

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This is hands-down my new favorite camping accessory.

My family is full of people who enjoy camping. Sometimes that means hiking the Appalachian Trail for a few days with no tech at all, and sometimes that means renting a few campsites together with a cooler full of tasty drinks and a fire that regularly encourages Park Rangers to come check on us. When I go hiking, the BioLite Camp Stove is usually in my pack. It's great for making a small fire and I like knowing I can charge a phone in an emergency. At a campground you already have grill tops and fire pits, so for me there's never been a need to bring something else for cooking before.

I stand before you a changed camper. This weekend I cooked the perfect pizza while charging my phone on the larger BioLite BaseCamp stove, and I'm unlikely to go family camping without this stove ever again.

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2 months ago

Prime Day can save you 30% on a variety of phone cases right now!

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Looking for a new case to keep your phone protected but don't want to spend a ton of money? Well, Amazon is currently offering 30% off various cases as part of its Prime Day deals, so you'll want to check these out. Whether you have a Galaxy S7, LG V10 or Nexus 6P there are several options to choose from.

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2 months ago

The best Pokémon accessories to complete your experience

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Tired of heading out to capture all the Pokémon in regular clothes? Wish you could look a bit more like Ash Ketchum? Well, fear not. With a few clicks of your mouse, you can have a variety of new accessories and more to complete your experience.

Whether you want the hat, pins, or some movies to have around the house for a rainy day, these are some of the best you can order now.

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2 months ago

Sphero BB-8 is $28 less for Prime members today!

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Have you been eyeing Sphero's BB-8 but waiting for it to drop in price? Well, Amazon Prime members can pick it up today for just $97, which is a $28 discount on it. If you don't already have a Prime membership, you can sign up right now for a free 30-day trial to get in on the discounts. The BB8 is controlled by an app on your phone, and it has authentic movement just like what you see from the character in the movie.

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2 months ago

Grab SanDisk's 200GB microSD card for $59

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As part of Amazon's Prime Day, SanDisk is offering heavy discounts on SSDs, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 flash drives, and microSD cards. You can pick up a 200GB microSD card for $59.99, and a 960GB Ultra II SSD for just $165.

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2 months ago

Best external battery packs for Pokémon Go

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Best external battery packs for Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go isn't just a short-term thing, so you're going to need a battery pack.

It's no secret that keeping your phone's screen, processor, mobile network and GPS ramped up for hours on end is going to kill your battery off pretty quickly, and those are precisely the things you're doing when out in the wild playing Pokémon Go. If you haven't had a need for a portable battery pack before, you definitely do now.

Since you're going out for hours on end, and you're buying the battery pack just for your gaming sessions, chances are you're more worried about capacity, ports and charging speed than you are portability and looks. We have a few solid battery packs that will offer you just that, and keep you out there catching new Pokémon without looking for a wall charger.

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2 months ago

How to get the Huawei Watch stainless steel mesh band look for less

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How to get the Huawei stainless steel mesh band look for less

Is there a cheaper version of the Huawei mesh band?

The stainless steel mesh band for the Huawei Watch is a beauty. It's modern and classic at the same time, looks great with every outfit, and it's popular. But with a starting price of $129, it's not exactly nice to your wallet. We have some options that will still look great for way less.

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2 months ago

Best accessories for ASUS ZenWatch 2

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Best accessories for ZenWatch 2

Which accessories are best for ZenWatch 2?

Whether you're looking for different watch bands to wear with your ASUS ZenWatch 2, or you want a screen protector for that sweet AMOLED display, these are the accessories we recommend for you.

Barton Quick Release Watch Bands

Barton Watch Bands

Barton Quick Release Watch Bands are well-liked by customers for their comfort, how easy they are to put on and take off, and their versatility.

Since these watch bands fit any watch that takes either an 18mm or a 22mm watch band, you will have no trouble getting them to fit your ASUS ZenWatch 2. They come in a number of different colors, too, so you can find the perfect one to match your wardrobe.

Made of silicone rubber with a textured interior, they are comfortable to wear all day and are waterproof and washable, so that you can clean them after a long day to get rid of accumulated sweat (and the stink).

If you're looking for a colorful replacement watch band for your ZenWatch 2 that's comfortable to wear, look no further than Barton Watch Bands.

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Caddy Bay Collection Watch Band Display Case

Caddy Bay Collection Display Case

If you love wearing a different watch band with your ZenWatch 2 every day, you'll need a case to store all of your watch bands when you're not using them.

The Caddy Bay Collection Watch Band Display Case is an attractive case made with a dark walnut wood finish and a soft interior that holds 12 watch bands in two layers of six.

Customers love how well this case protects the watch bands from scratches, and how easy the first layer is to take in and out. Likewise, they praise the fact that the case comes with a notch in the center of the lip that makes it easy to open and close

If you're looking for an attractive display case to store your additional ZenWatch 2 watch bands, this may be the one for you.

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Armorsuit Military Shield screen protector

Armorsuit Military Shield screen protector

The Armorsuit Military Shield 2 pack screen protector is great for protecting that nice AMOLED display from scratches.

Made of a self-healing material that's similar to what is used in military aircraft, this screen protector is very thin and clear — it protects without marring the aesthetics of your watch or interfering with the function of its touchscreen.

Customers praise Armorsuit for making a screen protector that's easy to install and that works well. One customer said that they couldn't even tell they had a screen protector on their ZenWatch 2 at all.

If you wear your ZenWatch 2 every day, you'll need a screen protector, and this one is a good choice for you.

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Artifex Charging Dock Stand for ZenWatch 2

Artifex Charging Stand

The Artifex Charging Dock Stand for ZenWatch 2 makes charging your watch a simple affair while doubling as an attractive and sleek display stand. Customer reviews are positive for both function and form.

Made in the United States of America fresh off a 3D printer, this stand has rubber feet so that it stays where you put it and a magnetic top that keeps your ZenWatch 2 securely on the charging elements. The top is also Microsuede for preventing scratches.

If you're looking for a charging stand for your ZenWatch 2 that's attractive and works well, give the Artifex Charging Dock Stand a try.

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GGI Spring Bar Tool Set

GGI Spring Bar Tool Set

Although the ZenWatch 2 comes with quick release watch bands, if you want to use third-party bands that aren't quick release, the GGI Spring Bar Tool Set can make the process easy and painless. Even with quick release watch bands, this tool can still make the process easier.

Made with nickel-plated brass, this tool has two ends: one has a large fork while the other has a small fork on one side and a push-pin on the other side. The small fork is good for bracelets while the larger one is good for spring bars.

If you're looking for an inexpensive tool to help you quickly put on and remove the watch bands from your ZenWatch 2, this one could work well for you.

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What do you think?

We've told you our picks for great ZenWatch 2 accessories, but what about you? Tell us all about what you're using with your awesome ASUS smartwatch in the comments below.

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