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2 months ago

July 4 sale: Save 20% all week at ShopAndroid.com!

ShopAndroid sale

Fireworks. Hot dogs. Celebrating the birth of our great nation. And saving money on the best Android accessories you could even want. It's a Fourth of July tradition, really, and starting now and running through July 7 the fine folks of ShopAndroid.com are giving you 20 percent off all Android accessories when you use code J414 at checkout.

That's 20 percent off all Android cases. That's 20 percent off all Bluetooth headsets. Need a spare battery for your new Galaxy S5? Have 20 percent off. Been eyeing a Dot View Case for your HTC One M8? It's also 20 percent off. Save on all the things through Monday, July 7

FREE shipping is available on all orders over $50 (domestic US), and you have lots of payment methods beyond standard credit card including Amazon payments, Paypal and Bitcoin! Shop at will. Save 20 percent off with coupon code J414. It's as easy (and American) as Apple Pie.

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2 months ago

Google Chromecast now supports Presto in Australia, offers free trial to new subscribers

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Google Australia has today announced that Chromecast owners in the region will be able to check out and enjoy a wide range of movies with support for the Presto app on Android and iOS tablets. Presto not only provides access to some of the newest hits available, including Grown Ups 2, The Hangover Part 3 and others, but also those old classics you may have forgotten about.

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2 months ago

Arcus Motion Analyzer 'smart ring' announced with Kickstarter campaign

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Arcus Motion, a Hungary-based company, has launched a Kickstarter fund raising campaign for the Arcus Motion Analyzer, a "smart ring" that it claims can be used as both an activity tracker as well as a motion gesture controller for several platforms.

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2 months ago

TYLT ENERGI 2K makes sense for iPhone users, not so much for anyone else

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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.

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2 months ago

Google Glass officially banned inside some UK movie theaters

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The Vue movie theater chain in the UK and the Cinema Exhibitors' Association trade group in that same territory have announced a ban of the use of Google Glass inside their establishments.

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2 months ago

Trapper Keeper returns from the 70s and 80s as a tablet case

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Kensington has bought the rights from Mead to sell a series of universal tablet cases that have the distinctive Trapper Keeper design that was popular for school folders in the 1970s and 80s.

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2 months ago

Sony microSD memory cards are ridiculously cheap right now

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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.

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2 months ago

Motorola Buds review

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Motorola Buds
 

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?

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2 months ago

ShopAndroid Canada Day Sale - Save 20% on EVERYTHING in store!

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.

Take me to the ShopAndroid Canada

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2 months ago

Chromecast mirroring will blast any Android display to the big screen

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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.

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2 months ago

PBS Kids, Daily Burn, and Deezer get Chromecast support

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Hey Chromecast owners, PBS Kids, Deezer, and Daily Burn are now all big-screen friendly.

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2 months ago

The best phone cases for exercising

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Incipio NGP Impact Resistant Case

No matter how you exercise, you'll want to protect your phone from the inevitable strain of being your workout companion

MobileFiltWhether 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.

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2 months ago

Improved fitness and better sleep arrive on Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit

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Samsung has issued a software update for the Gear Fit, Gear 2, and Gear 2 Neo wearables. The update includes some pedometer fixes, and enhancements to user experience.

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3 months ago

Samsung Gamepad review

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Samsung Gamepad

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 Gamepadavailable 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.

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3 months ago

Belkin's new folding covers will protect and prop up your new Galaxy Tab S

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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.

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