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11 months ago

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


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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11 months ago

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


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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11 months ago

The best Pokémon accessories to complete your experience


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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11 months ago

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


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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11 months ago

Grab SanDisk's 200GB microSD card for $59


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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11 months ago

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

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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11 months ago

Best accessories for ASUS ZenWatch 2

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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11 months ago

Wrap yourself in Android's tasty treats with this shirt from Virginia Poltrack!


Please don't lick my shirt. It's new.

When she's not making incredible watch faces for all of us to enjoy or contributing artwork to groups like IDEAA and Women Techmakers, Virginia Poltrack is taking her delightful designs from pen and paper to cotton and polyester. Her latest design needs no explanation, really. Just take a look.

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11 months ago

5 great leather bands for the ZenWatch 2


Which leather bands are great for the ZenWatch 2?

What could be better than a fine leather band to go with your amazing Asus ZenWatch 2? Here are five of our favorite picks for leather bands.

Asus ZenWatch 2 Premium Leather Strap

If you want a leather band that's made for the Asus ZenWatch 2, then look no further than the Asus ZenWatch 2 Premium Leather Strap.

It's made of genuine leather, so you know that it will last a long time. It's also comfortable to wear, and as with all leather products, will mold to the shape of your wrist the more you wear it — it'll get even more comfortable over time.

The band is made for the ZenWatch 2, so there is no question whether or not it will fit your watch. Also, it fits a wide range of sizes — whether you have a bony wrist or a thick one, chances are that this band will fit you well.

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Choicecuts Horween Leather Watch strap

Choicecuts specializes in handmade-to-order leather products. Their Horween Leather Watch Strap is a fine example of their craftsmanship. People like this watch strap because it looks unique and is well-made.

Made of genuine Horween leather direct from the Horween tannery in Chicago, Illinois, this watch band is hand-stitched and custom-made for you. The default stitching is natural-toned, but you can request other colors when you order.

It's available in both 18mm and 22mm, so it will fit both sizes of the ZenWatch 2.

If you're looking for hand-made, unique watch strap for your ZenWatch 2, take a closer look at this one.

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Nogis Genuine Leather Wristband

The Nogis Genuine Leather Wristband is a stylish leather band that comes in an assortment of colors, is well-made, and easy to put on and take off. People give it high marks for how easy it is to put on and how comfortable it feels to wear.

What makes this watch strap so comfortable to wear is the softness of the leather it's made from. Of course, the longer you wear it, the more comfortable it will feel on your wrist.

This watch strap will only fit the 22mm (1.63 inch) ZenWatch 2 model. It comes in black, brown, blue, orange, and pink and features a buckle strap

If you're looking for an inexpensive, yet well-made leather watch strap, and you have the 22mm ZenWatch 2, this could be the one for you.

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Rerii 22mm Genuine Leather Band

The Rerii 22mm Genuine Leather Band is a quality watch band that people like because of its soft leather construction and quick release pins. It'll fit only the 22mm (1.63 inch) model of the ZenWatch 2.

The Rerii watch band is made from a lightweight genuine Italian leather with a stainless steel buckle. It looks and feels expensive, even though it is priced reasonably. It's available in black with black stitching, brown with tan stitching, or black with white stitching.

If you're looking for a watch band for your 22mm ZenWatch 2 that will last you a long time and that looks rich and stylish, this one is a good pick.

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JP Leatherworks Genuine Italian Leather Watchband

Another leather watch band with an upscale appeal comes from JP Leatherworks.

It's made from top grain Italian leather with a water-resistant nubuck leather lining. This lining makes it really comfortable to wear, as attested to by several people who own this watch band.

It also has rugged stitching for durability and sizes include 18mm and 22mm, so it will fit either ZenWatch 2 model. However, its thicker construction may be better suited to the 22mm model.

If you want a leather watch band that's got that coveted upscale look, but not the upscale price, this watch band may your best bet.

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Tell us all about it

We've given you our five choices for great leather bands for the ZenWatch 2, but what do you think? Have you seen any terrific leather bands that you'd recommend? Shout out your opinions in the comments below.

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11 months ago

This portable wireless charging pad is just $10 at Amazon


Right now you can pick up RAVPower's mini wireless charging pad for just $10 at Amazon with coupon code V3NGLULB. This wireless charging pad has a small and compact design, which makes it perfect for traveling with as it won't take up much space in your bag. All you have to do is plug the USB cable into power, place your compatible phone on the pad and the charging will begin.

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11 months ago

Don't miss out on the lowest price we've seen for this fitness tracker


If a fitness band is on your list of things to purchase, you'll want to check out this deal from Amazon before it is gone. Right now you can pick up Garmin's vivofit fitness tracker for the lowest price we've seen it, just $40. The tracker sells at some places for as high as $100 still, making this a great deal for anyone looking at a new fitness tracker.

There are a number of color choices available, like black, blue, purple, red and green, so you should be able to find one that you like.

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11 months ago

How to get the Huawei stainless steel link bracelet look for less

Huawei Watch with steel links

You can get a stainless steel bracelet for the Huawei Watch without breaking the bank.

The Huawei Watch was our pick for Best Android Wear Smartwatch — until the brand new LG Watch Sport and Watch Style came along. But your Huawei Watch is still a great piece of wearable tech, and will also be getting the Android Wear 2.0 update so instead of dropping a bunch of money on a brand new watch, why not save money on a stylish stainless steel band instead?

Update February 25, 2017: These are still the best stainless steel link bands for your Huawei Watch.

Hoco Huawei watch stainless steel link band

Hoco stainless steel links

The stainless steel links by Hoco are a standout match for the Huawei Watch. If need be, links can be removed in order to get a better fit for smaller wrists, and all the tools you'll need to get them out are included with the band.

The hidden butterfly buckle provides security when you're having an active and on-the-go kind of day. The links are beautifully detailed and flexible enough for a comfortable fit. Tough to tell if this one is the real thing or a look for much less, and less means around $13.

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Rerii stainless steel watch band

Rerii stainless steel links

As is the case with all of its watch bands, Rerii offers a one year warranty on its stainless steel links for the Huwawei Watch. Its customer service is just about second to none, and that alone is reason enough to include its band in our roundup. And the band is awesome, just so you know.

It comes with all of the tools you'll need to remove links or install the pins. The steel links look and feel like an expensive accessory, but at roughly $19, you're getting the link look you love for a lovely bargain.

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YESOO stainless steel butterfly buckle watch band

YESOO stainless steel inks

One of the best reviewed bracelets comes from YESOO, and a perk that comes with the band is a 180-day warranty. Although, we have to say that based on the way people rave about the brand, you won't need to worry about using that warranty; it's just nice to know it's there.

No need to worry about any wear and tear while you put your Huawei Watch through the paces; the watch band is flexible enough to stand up to whatever your day has in store for you. The YESOO bracelet is also just about on par with the weight of the Huawei original, which is something to boast about at around $19.

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MOTONG stainless steel watch band

MOTONG stainless steel links

Another brand giving the Huawei band a run for its money is MOTONG. The easy installation and removable links are top features for fans of the brand who can't stop admiring how much this bracelet looks like the real deal at only a fraction of the cost.

The clasp is a fold-over with single button release; it's easy to maneuver and comfortable against the inside of your wrist, which is just what you want after a full day (and maybe night) of wear. For around $19, grab one for yourself and one for a fellow watch aficionado.

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Lucco stainless steel watch band

Lucco stainless steel links

Let's say you want it all: the weight and feel of the original Huawei bracelet, removable links (as many as six for those with a narrow wrist), beautiful polished stainless steel, and a fabulous looking replica of the real thing. Lucco has a band that ticks all the boxes.

The double push-button clasp is secure and smooth against your wrist, and the links are flexible enough to be comfortable no matter what your day involves. For around $25, it is excellent quality and still only a fraction of what you'd pay for the Huawei version.

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Treat yourself

Still not convinced that our picks can stand up to the Huawei stainless steel link bracelet? Have a look at the Huawei bracelet and do a little comparison of your own.

If you've found a fantastic alternative link bracelet for the Huawei Watch, make sure to tell us about it in the comments section below.

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11 months ago

Nintendo is thinking about making game controllers for smartphones and tablets


Nintendo executive Shinya Takahashi stated recently that it's possible the Japan-based game developer could create controllers for smartphones and tablets in the future.

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11 months ago

Get a refurbished UE Boom Bluetooth speaker from Amazon for just $54


If you're in the market for a portable Bluetooth speaker, you should check out Amazon's latest deal on the Logitech UE Boom. For a limited time, you can get a refurbished speaker in white for $54.

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11 months ago

4th of July Sale: Save 20% on your favorite ShopAndroid accessories


Before you fire up the grill and fireworks this 4th of July, swing by ShopAndroid to save 20% on your favorite accessories.

Starting today, everything in store including the most popular wireless chargers, cases and covers, screen protectors, and quick chargers are all up for grabs at a boomin' 20% discount! There's plenty to check out for popular devices like the LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 5, and many more.

After you've filled your cart, use coupon code: stars16 to enjoy instant savings on everything. If that's not enough to spark your interest, we even offer free shipping on all orders over $50 within the continental U.S., along with reasonable rates on expedited options. Don't miss out this holiday week, because the gettin's only good until midnight, July 5.

Light'em up and let's shop!

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