OnePlus One Power Bank Release Date and Price

OnePlus celebrates milestone with a fantastic new accessory that’s also affordable

By on December 17, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

OnePlus celebrates milestone with a fantastic new accessory that’s also affordable

OnePlus, the maker of the OnePlus One, announced several special offers for its customers on Wednesday in celebration of its one-year anniversary, including a brand new smartphone external battery that’s also extremely affordable. More →

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10 Tech Gifts Under $100

Last-minute gift ideas: 10 great tech gifts under $100

Last-minute gift ideas: 10 great tech gifts under $100

By on December 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

We don’t want to scare you, but you have one week left to finish your Christmas gift shopping. Ok, maybe we do want to scare you. It’s now officially crunch time and anyone left on your list might not get a present from you this year unless you hurry up and get something now.

The bad news is you’ve missed out on tons of sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The good news, however, is that BGR is here to help you find some great last-minute gifts that are inexpensive and perfect for the techie in your life. More →

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Best Wireless Speakers

Last-minute gift ideas: 2 tiny wireless speakers that pack a huge punch

Last-minute gift ideas: 2 tiny wireless speakers that pack a huge punch

By on December 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping at this point, it is officially time to start panicking. Hanukkah begins later this week, and Christmas and Kwanzaa are both less than two weeks away. You’re probably stressing at this point, as well you should be, but BGR is doing its best to give you some last-minute gift ideas that might help you find the perfect present for those last few people on your list that have been particularly difficult to shop for.

Late last week, we told you about some gorgeous leather iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases that make terrific gifts for friends and loved ones. Now, we’re back with two different wireless speaker options that are nice and compact but still pack a huge punch. More →

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Best iPhone 6 Plus Cases

Last-minute gift ideas: Gorgeous leather iPhone 6 cases you might want to keep for yourself

Last-minute gift ideas: Gorgeous leather iPhone 6 cases you might want to keep for yourself

By on December 12, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

With Christmas less than two weeks away and Hanukkah set to begin even sooner, it is officially crunch time for people who haven’t yet finished their holiday shopping this year. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just too crazy for some people, and it’s understandable if you didn’t want to deal with the pressure.

We have shared a few posts in recent weeks that identify some of the best gifts you can get for friends and loved ones this holiday season, and they focused on things like headphones, accessories and wireless speakers. Over the next week or so, however, we’re going to supplement that coverage with a few additional posts that suggest some great last-minute gift ideas.

Up first, we have some awesome iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases for you to check out. They’re all great gift options, but only problem with them is that you might not want to give them away. More →

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Pyro Fireshooter

Meet the amazing $174 gadget that lets you shoot fireballs from your wrists

Meet the amazing $174 gadget that lets you shoot fireballs from your wrists

By on December 12, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

When you were a child, did you ever dream of having some of the same abilities as the X-Men? The odds are pretty good that you’ll never be able to manipulate metal like Magneto or control people’s minds like Professor Charles Xavier, but an incredible new gadget that is shockingly affordable will give you the ability to throw balls of fire just like Pyro. More →

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Worst Smartphone Accessories Ever

Android fan invents a $7 cardboard-encased wireless charger that’s ‘probably’ a fire hazard

By on December 10, 2014 at 9:35 AM.

Android fan invents a $7 cardboard-encased wireless charger that’s ‘probably’ a fire hazard

This is definitely something you may not want to try at home. A Redditor who goes by the name of PAY_CLOSE_ATTENTION has just posted some pictures of what they describe as a “$7 ghetto totally-not-a-fire-hazard QI charger,” and it’s definitely one of the riskier do-it-yourself projects we’ve seen in recent memory. More →

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Typo Keyboard iPhone 6 Released

BlackBerry’s chief tormentor releases yet another knockoff keyboard for the iPhone 6

By on December 8, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

BlackBerry’s chief tormentor releases yet another knockoff keyboard for the iPhone 6

That sound you hear is BlackBerry’s legal team cracking its knuckles and getting ready to go back to work. Typo, the iPhone keyboard attachment accessory company cofounded by Ryan Seacrest, has again thumbed its nose at BlackBerry and has released yet another knockoff BlackBerry keyboard for the iPhone 6. BlackBerry has successfully won injunctions against Typo in the past for allegedly infringing upon its smartphone keyboard designs, although this hasn’t stopped the company from cranking out new ones.

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Nexus 9 Folio Cover Review

Is this the future of productivity? Hands on with the Nexus 9 keyboard cover

Is this the future of productivity? Hands on with the Nexus 9 keyboard cover

By on December 4, 2014 at 12:26 PM.

I was a big fan of the Nexus 9 tablet when I reviewed it back in November. In fact, I said that unless you need the awesome productivity features afforded by the Galaxy Note 10.1, the Nexus 9 is likely the only Android tablet you should consider buying.

At the time, I also briefly mentioned a nifty optional accessory called the Keyboard Folio. It was only mentioned briefly because it wasn’t available back in November, but now Google has sent a unit to me for review and I was finally able to spend a significant amount of time with it.

Does this $130 keyboard cover tip the scales in Google’s favor when it comes to productivity? More →

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Coin Review

A week with Coin, the smart card that replaces all the credit cards in your wallet

A week with Coin, the smart card that replaces all the credit cards in your wallet

By on December 3, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Just over a week ago, I began testing Coin. Billed as a smart card that can replace all of the credit cards and debit cards currently in your wallet, Coin and devices like it stand to bridge the gap between traditional credit cards and a future where paper money and plastic money are things of the past, replaced by device-based payment systems like Apple Pay.

That future is still decades away, unfortunately. In the meantime, device like Coin stand to simplify and improve the retail experience for users.

Here are my thoughts after spending a week with Coin. More →

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Best iPhone 6 Cases

The most beautiful iPhone 6 cases you’ve never heard of

The most beautiful iPhone 6 cases you’ve never heard of

By on December 2, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Big companies like Apple spend millions of dollars on smartphone designs. Research and development costs add up fast, and countless man-hours are devoted to perfecting every internal component, every material and every curve of a handset’s housing. People buy these modern marvels for hundreds of dollars and fawn over their sleek lines and smooth curves, openly adoring them online and in person with friends.

Then, they cover these amazing smartphones with $2 worth of atrocious, glossy hard plastic. More →

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Selfie Stick Smartphone Accessory

South Korea delivers a huge blow to selfie photographers

By on November 28, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

South Korea delivers a huge blow to selfie photographers

Selfie fans who have significantly upped their selfie-taking game by using complex selfie sticks to take better pictures of themselves with or without friends should know the South Korean government has its sights on them… well, not so much on them as on the retailers currently selling these devices in the region. AFP reports that unregulated selfie sticks will be illegal in South Korea, as the country is ready to ban smartphone photo-taking accessories. More →

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Best Chromecast Accessories Remote Control

How one man built the awesome Chromecast accessory Google should have made

By on November 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

How one man built the awesome Chromecast accessory Google should have made

Chromecast is a very cool way to stream content from your smartphone or PC onto your television. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a remote control that you can use to manage the device from your couch. GigaOM brings us the story of Chromecast fan Jeff Bower, who decided to take matters into his own hands and build his own remote control to use with Google’s popular streaming USB stick. More →

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