iPhone 6 Galaxy S6 LumoPack Fast-Charging

This iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 battery pack solves the one charging issue that matters most

By on May 20, 2015 at 3:36 PM.

This iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 battery pack solves the one charging issue that matters most

The most annoying problem smartphone users have to deal with is battery life. Regardless of whether they prefer the iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6, chances are buyers will worry about running out of battery in certain instances, and they’ll seek external battery packs to make sure they’re covered during busier days.

All these battery packs have one problem that’s not immediately clear to the buyer though, and one a new Kickstarter project aims to fix it. More →

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Apple finally released an iPhone 6 dock – here are 5 cheaper options on Amazon

By on May 19, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

Apple finally released an iPhone 6 dock – here are 5 cheaper options on Amazon

Ever since the launch of the iPhone 5, consumers have been waiting patiently for an official dock from Apple. Two and a half years later, we can finally buy one. Apple quietly put the iPhone Lightning Dock up for sale on the Apple Store website on Tuesday morning for $39.00 with an expected shipping time of 1-3 business days. More →

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iPhone 5s 5c 5 Battery Case Amazon Sales

These iPhone cases double your battery life – and you can get them for 80% off right now

By on May 15, 2015 at 1:20 PM.

These iPhone cases double your battery life – and you can get them for 80% off right now

If you’ve updated an older iPhone to iOS 8, there’s a good chance that it’s hurting your battery life. But, luckily, you can do something about it by buying special iPhone cases that also pack built-in external batteries. Skiva Technologies makes such iPhone battery cases, and they’re on sale right now on Amazon at a huge 80% discount. More →

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Galaxy S6 Cases

Samsung sells an official Galaxy S6 case that ruins the phone’s display

By on May 15, 2015 at 9:35 AM.

Samsung sells an official Galaxy S6 case that ruins the phone’s display

Can you imagine the backlash and media uproar we would see if Apple ever sold an accessory that ruined iPhone displays? “Casegate” would be sung far and wide, and even your local news anchor would demand on air that Apple take action. Well, you won’t see quite that amount of attention in this case, but it looks like Samsung is selling shoddy protective cases that leave customers with badly damaged smartphones. More →

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Brease Personal Cloud iPhone Android

Meet Brease, the device that gives you your own personal cloud

By on May 14, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Meet Brease, the device that gives you your own personal cloud

Internet users have plenty of options for cloud storage, and many of them are quite affordable. But it might be even cheaper to control your own cloud that you’d be able to store in your own home and upgrade at your own convenience. That’s exactly what Brease, the white cloud-shaped gadget pictured above, wants to help you with. More →

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Quick Charge 2.0 Amazon

Charge your smartphone 75% faster with this $11 quick charger from Amazon

By on May 14, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

Charge your smartphone 75% faster with this $11 quick charger from Amazon

Battery life is and will continue to be one of the biggest pain points for smartphone owners, regardless of which handsets they might use. Comparatively poor battery life really doesn’t matter at all when it comes to Apple’s iPhones, but Android smartphone owners have a much wider range of choices, so battery life can certainly impact their buying decisions — and according to several surveys, it does.

The amount of time a charge lasts is the biggest issue when it comes to smartphone batteries, of course, but it isn’t the only issue. Wouldn’t your life be easier if your smartphone charged to full capacity quicker when you plugged it in? Well now, it can. More →

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iPhone 6 iPad mini Isocase Indiegogo

Gigantic case promises to turn your iPhone 6 into an iPad mini – but is it too good to be true?

By on May 12, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

Gigantic case promises to turn your iPhone 6 into an iPad mini – but is it too good to be true?

Have you ever wanted the ability to transform your smartphone into a tablet? If so, there’s a new accessory called Isocase that’s trying to raise money on Indiegogo that you might be interested in. The concept behind the case itself isn’t new, and it’ll immediately remind some smartphone fans of the Asus product PadFone X hybrid smartphone/tablet, but it certainly appears to be more daring, at least on paper. More →

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Kickstarter Duet iPhone and Apple Watch

Meet Duet, the charging dock Apple Watch owners are going to love

By on May 8, 2015 at 2:24 PM.

Meet Duet, the charging dock Apple Watch owners are going to love

The Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches you can buy, but it’s far from being perfect. The main problem with it for many users is its battery life. You’ll need to recharge the device nearly on a daily basis, even though the Watch can beat Apple’s own usage estimates. That means Apple Watch owners now have to worry about charging two devices and packing two different cables when traveling. More →

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iPhone 6 Nikola Labs Case

This iPhone 6 case can supposedly charge your phone without ever being plugged in

By on May 5, 2015 at 3:56 PM.

This iPhone 6 case can supposedly charge your phone without ever being plugged in

What if your smartphone case was able to harvest electricity right out of the air around the handset and prolong its battery life? Apparently that’s exactly what a startup is trying to do, TechCrunch reports, having developed an iPhone 6 case that can convert radio frequencies into electricity that can then be used to recharge the smartphone. More →

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Connecting my life: The smart card that finally let me ditch my wallet

Connecting my life: The smart card that finally let me ditch my wallet

By on May 5, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Smart, connected cards like the Stratos card are not the future. It’s important that I clarify that right off the bat. These cards offer some very cool functionality, allowing users to store the swipe information from all of their credit cards, debit cards and more on a single device, and then select which card to use on the fly.

In time, however, these cards will be made completely obsolete — even once they adopt newer chip and PIN technology. Mobile payment services like Apple Pay will eventually be adopted more widely, and smart cards will become obsolete.

But with that having been said, we’re still many, many years from seeing mobile payment services reach those levels of adoption. In the meantime, the new Stratos card is here today, and it has allowed me to completely ditch my wallet. More →

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Apple Watch External Battery Band

This accessory might fix the worst thing about the Apple Watch

By on May 4, 2015 at 2:28 PM.

This accessory might fix the worst thing about the Apple Watch

The worst thing about the Apple Watch is, in my opinion, its battery life. Even though the device will comfortably last for more than a day, you’ll still have to carry a second charger with you for the Watch, and constantly take it off to recharge it. Otherwise, you might find yourself seeing it go into battery reserve mode when you least expect it.

While Apple’s battery technology is not quite where the company wants it to be, Watch accessory makers might soon fix this pressing issue. More →

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Best iPhone 6 Cases

This sleek iPhone 6 case heals itself from scratches, and it’s less than $30 on Amazon

By on April 30, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

This sleek iPhone 6 case heals itself from scratches, and it’s less than $30 on Amazon

We have shared plenty of sleek and stylish iPhone 6 cases with you over the past few months, but the search continues. After all, you can never have enough options when it comes to protecting your iPhone without ruining its look. So far we’ve given iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users all sorts of different options, from a handful of cases that will protect your iPhone without ruining its look, to an impossibly thin case that’s just $15, to a few great case options that are perfect for people who hate iPhone cases.

Now, we’re back with a very cool new option that packs an incredible feature you won’t find elsewhere: It heals itself from scratches. More →

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