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2 years ago

OtterBox Defender Case for Moto G 2015

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OtterBox Defender Case for Moto G 2015

Designed to mitigate damage like a boss, the OtterBox Defender Case for Moto G 2015 steps up the protection unlike any other.

The OtterBox Defender isn't a case that most users would instantly opt for due to its rather bulky form. Those who can appreciate its incredible protection and additional grip, though, will enjoy everything the Defender has to offer. Featuring 2 durable layers, an integrated screen protector, and a matching belt holster to boot, this rugged combo is the real deal.

2 years ago

A quick look at the Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad

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A quick look at the Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad

Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad

Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad

This is how fast all wireless charging should be, but unfortunately right now your choices are limited.

Building on the announcement of built-in wireless charging on the Galaxy S6, Samsung did us one better with the inclusion of so-called "Fast Charge" wireless charging on the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+. Problem was there actually weren't any wireless chargers out there that actually output enough power to take advantage of it — that is, until Samsung started selling its own Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad.

It looks, feels and acts much like the last version announced just a handful of months ago with the Galaxy S6, but has the additional power to juice up your Note 5 or S6 edge+ even quicker — here's our quick take on the accessory.

2 years ago

Speck CandyShell Grip Case for Galaxy Note 5

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Speck CandyShell Grip Case for Galaxy Note 5

There's no way around the obvious. This Galaxy Note 5 case got grip.

Protecting the Galaxy Note 5 from drops and scratches while enhancing grip enough to help prevent them in the first place is the CandyShell Grip's specialty. This fused hybrid cover packs both a flexible polycarbonate and a shock absorbent TPU that's careful not to bulk up that Note 5 any more than it needs to be. The hard shell is as glossy as it gets, which means fingerprints — and lots of 'em. There's the usual TPU stripping that wraps around the edges of the case, and over the back.

2 years ago

Amazon reportedly plans to stop selling Google's Chromecast as of October 29

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Amazon reportedly plans to stop selling Google's Chromecast as of October 29

Chromecast

Chromecast

Amazon is reportedly planning to end sales of two popular streaming video products because they don't support Amazon's own Prime Video service. One of them is Google's Chromecast HDMI dongle, while the other is the Apple TV set-top box.

2 years ago

Top 10 best cases for Moto X Pure Edition

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Top 10 best cases for Moto X Pure Edition

It's wise to protect your investment. These cases for the Moto X Pure Edition are the best for doing just that.

Although the Moto X Pure Edition is still relatively fresh off the shelves, we're not seeing as many big name case manufacturers with options for the device. Popular picks like Spigen and Seidio are opting to take a pass this time around — which is a bummer, but it doesn't mean there aren't great options available to keep you covered. We've selected the best cases for the Moto X Pure Edition that include bumpers, hybrid cases, rugged cases, clear cases, and even some favorites from the forums that are worth checking out.

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2 years ago

Our forums for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and new Chromecasts are now open!

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Our forums for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and new Chromecasts are now open!

Nexus 5X and 6P

Nexus 5X and 6P

It was an impressive day of announcements for Google. We saw two new Nexus phones, a Pixel C tablet, a refreshed Chromecast for video, an all-new Chromecast Audio and plenty of other updates on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google Photos and Google Play Music. While everyone is trying to digest the news of the day, we opened up new forums for the discussion to get going.

2 years ago

Protect your Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P with one of these new cases

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Protect your Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P with one of these new cases

Protect your Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P with one of these new cases

Protect your Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P with one of these new cases

To go along with your new Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, Google is selling a collection of cases for both phones. Four cases are currently available for each model, offering a variety of ways to protect your brand new phone.

2 years ago

Google announces new Chromecast hardware with improved Wi-Fi, same great price

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Google announces new Chromecast hardware with improved Wi-Fi, same great price

Chromecast

Chromecast

Google announced that it has sold 20 million Chromecasts to date, and it isn't stopping there — we're getting a brand new Chromecast model with improved performance, features and design. At its 2015 press event, Google released a fresh new Chromecast at the same great price of $35 — and it's available today.

The all new Chromecast is a small flat circle, and rather than having a built-in HDMI plug on the side it has a short length of cable with the HDMI plug on it instead — that gives you more options for positioning of the Chromecast dongle, particularly if your TV is up against a wall. The cable also magnetically latches to the bottom of the Chromecast's body, keeping everything tidy.

2 years ago

Sonos overhauls PLAY:5 wireless speaker with new design, vastly improved sound

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Sonos overhauls PLAY:5 wireless speaker with new design, vastly improved sound

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Sonos has updated its flagship wireless speaker, the PLAY:5, with a new modern design and a more immersive soundstage.

2 years ago

Gadgets of the week: Glowforge, Anki Overdrive, and more!

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Gadgets of the week: Glowforge, Anki Overdrive, and more!

Anki Overdrive

Anki Overdrive

We're diving into yet another weeks-worth of accessory releases. As always, we've got an eye out on the world of wearables, the connected home, and just about anything else that plays nice with your Android phone or tablet. This go-around we've spotted Glowforge, a sharp 3D laser printer that you can control with your nearest Android tablet. Meanwhile, Anki's newest connected toy racecars can speed along on a modular track. That's all well and good, but the last release on our list will probably make you die a little inside. Check out the other Android gadget releases of the week below!

2 years ago

New version of Samsung Gear VR headset coming in November for $99

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New version of Samsung Gear VR headset coming in November for $99

New Samsung Gear VR
New Samsung Gear VR
New Samsung Gear VR with phones

New Samsung Gear VR

Samsung will release a new version of its Gear VR headset in November. The new version will cost $99 and will go on sale first in the US, and Samsung says it will be available for consumers in time for the "Black Friday" holiday shopping season, The headset will be available in other parts of the world shortly afterwards.

2 years ago

Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick available for pre-order in Japan

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Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick available for pre-order in Japan

Fire TV

Fire TV

Amazon is expanding the reach of its Fire TV set-top box and its Fire TV Stick HDMI dongle to Japan. Both products are now available for pre-order in that country and Amazon Prime Video is also accessible in Japan as well.

2 years ago

A quick look at the Cruzerlite Case for Moto G 2015

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A quick look at the Cruzerlite Case for Moto G 2015

Cruzerlite Case for Moto G 2015
Cruzerlite Case for Moto G 2015
Cruzerlite Case for Moto G 2015
Cruzerlite Case for Moto G 2015
Cruzerlite Case for Moto G 2015
Cruzerlite Case for Moto G 2015

If you enjoy a cover that adds a firm grip, this hybrid case from Cruzerlite does the trick around the new Moto G 2015.

This dual-layer case can snap on around the Moto G 2015 all together, or by separating the layers and installing the skin first. The inner TPU is just thick enough to handle severe impacts, poking through at the top, bottom, edges, and lip around the display. While the phone is faced down, that TPU lip keeps the display raised plenty enough from any flat surface.

2 years ago

Best screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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Best screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Whether you go with a PET film or a tempered glass screen protector for the Galaxy Note 5, having scratch security on that beautiful display is a smart move.

There are a lot of options for Galaxy Note 5 screen protectors available, but choosing the ones that offer a good fit with exceptional protection is key. The feedback on our Galaxy Note 5 forums and across the web suggest that even the most popular brands, including ZAGG and BodyGuardz have the possibility of adding the dreaded halo — a milky border around the edges of a screen protector that doesn't lay flush on the display.

Since the Note 5's display has a slight curve towards the edges, this known issue is why we're seeing different cuts with different manufacturers. These five Galaxy Note 5 screen protectors have proven to work fine, however, when applied with patience and precision.

2 years ago

Karma Go mobile hotspot review

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Karma Go mobile hotspot review

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Karma Go mobile hotspot
Karma Go mobile hotspot
Karma Go mobile hotspot
Karma Go mobile hotspot
Karma Go mobile hotspot
Karma Go hotspot app
Karma hotspot website

Karma Go mobile hotspot

Having a pay-as-you-go hotspot is genuinely useful, and Karma Go offers a solid experience.

As anyone who has had a smartphone for any length of time knows, dealing with a mobile carrier and buying data is a pain. No matter what the situation is you always feel like you're getting the short end of the deal (spoiler: you are) — and even when you find a plan that you think is right for you, that might not be the case a month or two down the road. The choices are even slimmer when it comes to hotspots, where the prices per gigabyte of data are cost-prohibitive, and you have few options for plans.

Early last year, the Karma hotspot came on the scene to try and break away from the standard model of monthly plans and yearly contracts for hotspots, going purely on a pay-as-you-go system. We loved the flexibility and business model of the Karma for those who only need a hotspot from time to time, but it was hamstrung by Sprint's aging WiMax network.

But after a little stumble, the new Karma Go is here with better hardware, the same great usage model and yes, a proper LTE network behind it. Here's our full review of Karma's second shot at a hotspot — read on.

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