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11 months ago

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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12 months ago

Samsung Clear S-View Flip Cover review for Galaxy S7 edge

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Samsung Clear S-View Flip Cover

If you need a case that looks great with the Galaxy S7 edge, the Clear S-View Flip Cover might be what you're looking for.

The Clear S-View Flip Cover is a stylish way to protect your phone, but you also get some extra features. The case lets you see through the cover to interact with calls, alarms, and events. Should you get it? Watch our review to find out.

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12 months ago

5 great silicone bands for the ZenWatch 2

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5 Great silicone bands for the ZenWatch 2

What are some great silicone bands for the ZenWatch 2?

While the ZenWatch 2 comes in two different sizes – 18mm and 22mm – any watch band with an extra set of pins, regardless of its size, should work with the ZenWatch 2.

While there are plenty of customizable, fun options for the watch face itself, what about picking out a band that works seamlessly for you and the watch? Here are a five great silicone bands and straps for the ZenWatch 2 that are worth checking out!

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12 months ago

How to keep your phone looking good inside a case

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I know it's not always a popular position, but I love me a good case.

A quality phone case adds grip, style, and color; it protects my handset even as it shows off the craftsmanship of the device. And a good case doesn't necessarily mean shelling out for an Otterbox or a Trident. A good case is a case that offers the right mix of protection, comfort, grip, and style for the user's situation. Regardless which case you own, be it a Spigen Neo Hybrid case, a Cruzerlite Bugdroid TPU case, or something in between, I've got news for you:

Most of you are using your case wrong.

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12 months ago

Samsung S-View Flip Cover review for Galaxy S7 edge

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Samsung S-View Flip Cover

When searching for the best case for your Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, you should look at the official options first.

The official S-View Flip Cover is a popular choice for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. It protects your screen when you're not using it and gives you access to some of your phone's features through a window interface. The S-View window is not a gimmick. We'll show the features in our review.

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12 months ago

These awesome charging accessories are up to 70% off right now!

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Right now you can save up to 70% on a variety of chargers and charging accessories from RavPower at Amazon. From desktop charging stations to wireless chargers and portable power banks, these deals will help you keep your phone and tablet charged in just about any situation.

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1 year ago

Best wireless security cameras

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Best wireless security cameras

Security, sans power cables.

Having a home security camera is a great way to keep an eye on your house while you're out. Sometimes, you'd like to place your camera in such a way that power cables might be cumbersome or might not reach. Battery-powered security cameras are an excellent solution but are few and far between right now, since they usually have to compromise on key features. We've rounded up our favorites to help keep your security untethered to power outlets (for a while at least).

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1 year ago

Best accessories for Toshiba Chromebook 2

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Best accessories for Toshiba Chromebook 2

Customize your Toshiba Chromebook 2 with these great accessories!

So you've got yourself a Toshiba Chromebook 2 and want to know how you can make it your own.

Don't worry, we've done the searching for you and we know just what you'll need, so you can deck it out with all the best accessories.

Skinit vinyl skins

Skinit Chromebook 2 skins

A vinyl skin is a great way to decorate your Chromebook 2 and protect it from scratches. Skinit offers hundreds of skins with designs ranging from Hello Kitty to your college alma mater, classics paintings to abstract art starting at around $30. You can also customize a skin with your own photos or artwork.

The skins are a breeze to install and just as easy to remove, with no residue left behind, so you can change it up as often as you like. They take into account the Chromebook 2's indicator lights and ports so you always have access to what you need.

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iPearl mCover hard shell case

iPearl mCover hard shell for Chromebook 2

To protect your Chromebook 2 from bumps or drops you'll need a hard shell case, and iPearl's offering is just right. It's designed specifically for the Chromebook 2, is available in nine colors, and is priced around $20.

The translucent polycarbonate material is shatter-proof and it covers every corner. It's also designed not to interfere with the heat vents at the bottom, to prevent your laptop overheating, and retractable feet at the rear bottom of the case make typing at a desk ergonomic and comfortable.

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Toshiba dynadock universal docking station

Toshiba dynadock for Chromebook 2

The dynadock will turn your Chromebook 2 into a multi-tasking, multi-media machine. If you can't live without adding screens and having a massive variety of ports and options, this is the accessory you need. You can buy it directly from Toshiba for about $166.

You'll be able to connect two additional HD displays for movies and gaming, along with added surround sound capabilities. It has six USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports, so you'll never run out of ways to plug in your other devices, whether it's for fast data transfer or connecting to a printer.

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JETech Bluetooth mouse

JETech bluetooth mouse

Sometimes you just need a mouse to get the job (or the game) done. This Bluetooth mouse from JETech pairs with your Chromebook 2 to give you the portability of a laptop and the feel of a desktop — all for about $17.

The design is slim and ambidextrous. It clicks quietly and with precision, thanks to the high-definition optical sensor, and holds the connection to your Chromebook 2 wherever you are. All it takes is one AA battery, which will power the mouse for up to one year before needing to be replaced.

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Sound Intone headphones

Sound Intone headphones

Block out the noise around you with headphones from Sound Intone. You'll be able to focus on your music or hear every piece of dialogue from your favorite show on your morning commute. The built-in microphone also lets you talk away during video calls.

The on-ear design is comfortable, with padding that isn't overly bulky. The headphones also conveniently fold up for easy storage when you're on the move. Sound Intone makes them completely adjustable so that anyone can wear them and they come in at around $18.

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Logitech multimedia speakers

Logitech multimedia speakers

Everyone needs to get a little loud from time to time, and so does your Chromebook 2. Unleash those movie and game soundtracks with gusto by adding Logitech's multimedia speakers for about $23.

You're able to plug in two devices, such as your phone and your laptop, and the speakers will play from both sources at the same time. If you want to switch to headphones , just plug into the headphone jack into the front of the right speaker and you're good to go.

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Evecase briefcase bag

Evecase briefcase bag

Easily take your Chromebook 2 everywhere you go with this briefcase bag from Evecase. Your laptop will fit snug inside (even with a skin or hard case on it) and be protected from bumps and jostles while you're travelling or just getting from one place to another on a busy day.

It comes with a mousepad and a smaller pouch that snaps onto the bag that's designed to hold your phone, your mouse, a USB or two, or a charging cable. You can get yours in one of four different colors for around $22.

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So wise to accessorize

Have you found some stellar accessories that you and your Chromebook 2 just can't be without? We want to know about them! Tell us all the details in the comments!

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1 year ago

A quick look at Incipio's Galaxy S7 edge Design Series, DualPro and Octane cases

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Incipio Galaxy S7 edge cases

Get protected, but don't take away from the beauty of your new phone

When looking for a case to protect that nice Galaxy S7 edge you just bought, we either go in the direction of function or straight to what looks the best. But we know that it doesn't have to be so binary — you can get a case that both fits your style and protects your phone just as much as you need, and Incipio's range of Galaxy S7 edge cases do just that.

A well-known case maker as big as Incipio obviously makes a huge variety of cases for popular phones like the GS7 edge, but we've picked out four that strike a great balance between looks and protection. It comes down to the thin-and-light Octane and the protective DualPro, along with a couple of choices from the "Design Series" that build on those two cases with some stylish looks. Let's take a look at all four.

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1 year ago

Best Android apps to use with your Chromecast

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Best Android apps to use with your Chromecast

What are some of the best apps I can use with Chromecast?

Your Chromecast, small as it is, can do a lot thanks to a plethora of available apps. Play games with your friends in the living room, compete in dance competitions against people around the world, stream your latest vacation pictures to your big-screen, and keep up with the latest and greatest TV and music. There are a ton of apps to use with Chromecast in the Play Store; here are the best for whatever you're looking to do.

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1 year ago

Coolpad is launching Cool VR 1x in India for an immersive 3D experience

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Coolpad, the Chinese smartphone maker, will release its visual reality gear for Coolpad devices, the Cool VR 1x, tomorrow in India.

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1 year ago

BioLite's PizzaDome will let you charge your phone while you cook a pizza

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BioLite, which makes, among other things, camping stoves that can charge your phone, has introduced the PizzaDome, a new accessory for its larger BaseCamp stove. With the PizzaDome, you can easily cook pizza, flatbread, and more, all while your phone charges using the stove's heat.

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