SodaStream MIX Carbonation Machine

SodaStream is working on a game-changing device that will carbonate almost any liquid

By on March 25, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

SodaStream is working on a game-changing device that will carbonate almost any liquid

As someone who has loved Orangina soda since I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to try making my own by carbonating some orange juice with my SodaStream. Well, let’s just say it didn’t go very well and I’m a complete idiot for not bothering to read all the instructions on new appliances before I try them out the first time. However, there’s some good news for me: SodaStream is apparently working on a product that actually will let me carbonate orange juice and just about any other liquid I want. More →

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Oculus Rift Teleportation

Big leak may have just revealed exciting new Oculus VR news coming later today

By on March 25, 2015 at 9:26 AM.

Big leak may have just revealed exciting new Oculus VR news coming later today

Oculus VR is the company behind the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality device that has single-handedly revitalized the VR market. The device might look ridiculous — see the image above — but anyone who has tried out the Oculus Rift or a similar headset has come away with the same reaction: A dropped jaw and a blown mind.

Now, according to a big leak from Facebook, which acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion in 2014, it looks like some exciting virtual reality news may be in store for us later today during Facebook’s annual keynote from the F8 developer conference. More →

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Kickstarter Magzet Magsafe Audio Jack

Meet Magzet, the tiny gadget that brings Apple’s MagSafe tech to audio jacks

By on March 24, 2015 at 3:36 PM.

Meet Magzet, the tiny gadget that brings Apple’s MagSafe tech to audio jacks

Apple’s proprietary MagSafe charging technology, used in all MacBooks except for the brand new 12-inch Retina MacBook, has prevented countless accidents from damaging Apple laptops. And if you like Apple’s MagSafe cables, then you should definitely check out Magzet, which uses the same kind of magnet-based tech to protect mobile devices against similar accidents that can occur when your headphones get ripped out of your smartphone. More →

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Indiegogo WonderCube for iPhone and Android

This amazing 1-inch cube fits on your keychain and may be the only smartphone accessory you’ll ever need

By on March 23, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

This amazing 1-inch cube fits on your keychain and may be the only smartphone accessory you’ll ever need

No matter what platform you use, you probably still have some major complaints about your smartphone, with battery life and storage being the most prominent ones. However, there’s one tiny device called WonderCube that’s trying to fix your phone’s battery and memory problems while also helping out with other things while you’re on the go. More →

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Best iPhone 6 Case

This sleek metal bumper is easily my favorite iPhone 6 case right now

This sleek metal bumper is easily my favorite iPhone 6 case right now

By on March 19, 2015 at 11:05 AM.

At the risk of repeating myself for the hundredth time, I hate iPhone cases. Covering up that sleek design and premium aluminum seems like a crime against good taste. Sadly, however, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have the most slippery finish known to man, and they’re both accidents waiting to happen. Because of this, people who want to avoid imminent disaster have no choice but to cover their phones with cases.

Of course, you can still do it with some style by picking the right cases made out of premium materials, and that’s where BGR comes in. More →

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Indiegogo and Kickstarter: LithiumCard Pro

Credit card-sized iPhone 6 battery promises ‘hypercharging’ powers

By on March 15, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Credit card-sized iPhone 6 battery promises ‘hypercharging’ powers

About one year after a credit card-sized iPhone and Android battery called the LithiumCard took Indiegogo by storm, the company behind this particular “hypercharging” external battery pack decided to launch a successor that’s supposed to be even better at charging devices quickly. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate Case

Video: There’s no such thing as a ‘bend-proof’ iPhone case

By on March 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Video: There’s no such thing as a ‘bend-proof’ iPhone case

When it was revealed last fall that the iPhone 6 Plus is seemingly easier to bend than other smartphones, it gave case manufacturers the opportunity to design cases that they could market as ways to make sure your Apple smartphone won’t get bent during regular use. But can any of these cases stand up to the ultimate test? More →

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Apple Watch Battery Wireless Charging and Accessories

Everything you need to know about how Apple Watch charging works (and what you’ll need to buy)

By on March 10, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

Everything you need to know about how Apple Watch charging works (and what you’ll need to buy)

The main concern with the Apple Watch was, until Apple revealed more details about it, battery life. But from the looks of it, the device will be able to get you through a day of regular usage with no problem, as Apple has promised 18-hours of use on a single charge. But since usage isn’t the same for all future buyers, you should be prepared to carry one more charging cable with you, alongside the one you might already have for your smartphone. More →

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12-inch Retina MacBook Accessories

Retina MacBook’s new one-port design means Apple also gets to sell $177 worth of adapters

By on March 10, 2015 at 3:10 PM.

Retina MacBook’s new one-port design means Apple also gets to sell $177 worth of adapters

The 12-inch MacBook Apple unveiled during its Spring Forward event on Monday is by far one of the most interesting laptops Apple made so far, considering all the new technologies the company developed in order to create such a complex device. However, in order to achieve its goal — making an even thinner, more portable MacBook model — Apple had to cut down on may of the ports usually found on the sides of Macs. More →

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Best iPhone 6 Case

This impossibly thin iPhone 6 case is just $15 on Amazon

By on March 5, 2015 at 12:33 PM.

This impossibly thin iPhone 6 case is just $15 on Amazon

Apple says the housings on its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are made out of aluminum, but we think it’s actually some sort of ultra-slippery compound that the world has never seen before. As sleek and refined as the new iPhones look, using one without some kind of case is a recipe for disaster.

Because of that, we often share recommendations on some of the best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases out there. More →

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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Gear VR

Galaxy S6 and S6 edge: Gear VR hands-on (and eyes-in)

By on March 3, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Galaxy S6 and S6 edge: Gear VR hands-on (and eyes-in)

Samsung on Sunday announced that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are going to get their own version of the Gear VR, the company’s own virtual reality headset that lets users enjoy immersive VR content with help of compatible devices — you actually have to insert the smartphone inside the headset to make it all work.

Naturally, I had to take the new model for a hands-on, and eyes-in spin at Samsung’s booth at MWC 2015. More →

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Stratos Smart Card Release Date

Stratos is yet another smart card that wants to kill credit cards – but this one is real

By on March 3, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Stratos is yet another smart card that wants to kill credit cards – but this one is real

While we patiently wait for services like Apple Pay to proliferate and eventually eliminate the need for plastic credit and debit cards, a new type of solution has emerged. Dubbed “smart cards,” these devices are capable of storing multiple credit, debit and membership cards in a single swipeable device, theoretically allowing users to empty out their wallets and just carry a single payment card.

Right now, sadly, these cards do not exist as far as consumers are concerned. The most promising among them is called Plastc, and it doesn’t yet have a firm ship date. Also interesting is a device called Coin, but its creators have run into a slew of problems and the current beta device isn’t always reliable.

Now there’s a new player on the scene called Stratos, and it touts one key difference compared to earlier smart cards: This one is actually real, and it’s shipping next month. More →

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