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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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Apple Beats Solo2 Commercial

Here’s a sneak peak at Apple’s new Beats commercial

By on November 26, 2014 at 1:48 PM.

Here’s a sneak peak at Apple’s new Beats commercial

BGR has just learned through multiple sources that Apple is set to release a celebrity-packed commercial for the company’s new Beats Solo2 headphones either today or tomorrow. The video itself looks like something Beats would have done on its own, but it definitely has an Apple-like feel and vibe to it, which actually works quite nicely with the Beats theme. More →

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Holiday Buying Guide Accessories

The holidays are almost here: These are 10 of the best accessories you can buy

The holidays are almost here: These are 10 of the best accessories you can buy

By on November 25, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Picking out a smartphone is a tremendously difficult chore considering all of the great choices out there, but picking the right accessories for your phone can be even more difficult. Why? Because instead of choosing from a dozen or so solid choices, there are hundreds or even thousands.

With the holidays fast approaching, we dug through the crates and selected 10 of the best mobile accessories money can buy. Looking for the perfect gift? Looking to treat yourself this holiday season? You can’t go wrong with any of the great devices on this list. More →

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Onecue Price

How to add Kinect-like gesture controls to your Apple TV and other devices for $129

How to add Kinect-like gesture controls to your Apple TV and other devices for $129

By on November 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Clicking buttons on a remote is so 2013. In 2014 and beyond, gadget makers are turning their attention to voice commands and gesture controls as the preferred method of navigating on-screen interfaces and controlling the various devices in your home. But what about all of the devices you already own that don’t support gestures and voice commands?

Companies are hard at work on accessories that will drag your old devices kicking and screaming into the future, and one such offering has just been unveiled that will add Kinect-like gesture support to your Apple TV, Nest thermostat and more. More →

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Coin Review

I just replaced every credit card in my wallet with Coin

I just replaced every credit card in my wallet with Coin

By on November 21, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Coin is not the future. This is important to make clear right off the bat. The future of payments will look much more like Apple Pay than it does Coin. In the digital age, there is no reason we should still have to carry paper money or plastic credit cards in the United States. We do it because we have to; the government is behind the times and banks are behind the times.

Paper money and plastic credit cards will not exist in the future. Sadly, it maybe be decades before that future is truly realized.

In the meantime, smartphone and wearable-based payment solutions like Apple Pay are in their infancy in America. They’re wonderful and secure options at the small number of retailers where they are accepted, but they cannot replace any of the credit cards in your wallet, let alone all of them. Good luck buying dinner at a restaurant or getting cash from an ATM with Apple Pay.

This is where Coin comes into play. More →

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iPhone Mini Power Recyclable Cardboard Battery

This tiny cardboard capsule is exactly what the iPhone doctor ordered

By on November 19, 2014 at 10:05 PM.

This tiny cardboard capsule is exactly what the iPhone doctor ordered

No matter how big smartphone batteries are, smartphone users still often must rely on external battery packs to keep them going, so it’s no wonder the accessory market is filled with third-party accessories that promise to prolong battery life on iPhones, Android devices and other gadgets that might require frequent charging. FastCoDesign has found a new external battery concept though, and it offers a different and unique take on providing extra power. More →

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Indiegogo XOO Belt iPhone and Android Battery

Meet XOO, the belt that can recharge your iPhone and Android smartphone

By on November 19, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Meet XOO, the belt that can recharge your iPhone and Android smartphone

Nifty, a U.K. based company that has already successfully funded a nifty portable storage solution for MacBook laptops (the MiniDrive) is back on Indiegogo looking to raise funds for an equally interesting project, the XOO Belt. What’s so great about the company’s new belt? It has a hidden, but very important, feature: It can offer additional battery life to an iPhone or Android device on the verge of dying. More →

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Kickstarter: Moto 360 SteelConnect M

Video: This cool Kickstarter makes the Moto 360 look even better

By on November 19, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Video: This cool Kickstarter makes the Moto 360 look even better

For some smartwatch buyers, the circular Moto 360 is the best-looking wearable device out there, and the Motorola gadget is definitely popular with buyers — at least when compared to other Android Wear devices. To make it even more appealing, SteelConnect has created some interesting accessories that are currently available for purchase on Kickstarter, including a hook that can turn the Moto 360 into a smart modern pocket watch, as seen in the image above. More →

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Prynt Smartphone Polaroid Printing Case

Meet Prynt, the cool iPhone accessory mobile photographers have been waiting for

By on November 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Meet Prynt, the cool iPhone accessory mobile photographers have been waiting for

What if you could print your selfies immediately after taking them? That’s the kind of problem French startup Prynt has been trying to solve for almost a year, and the company has produced just the kind of Polaroid-like mobile printer that mobile photographers have been waiting for. Prynt has come up with a smartphone accessory that acts as a case and photo printer for the handset, and it will be available on Kickstarter for $99 at some point after CES 2015, according to TechCrunch. More →

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SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad

SanDisk’s got your iPhone and iPad storage needs covered

By on November 13, 2014 at 4:55 PM.

SanDisk’s got your iPhone and iPad storage needs covered

iPhone and iPad users not happy with the amount of storage available on their iOS devices, and looking for an easy way of moving pictures and videos from the iPhone and iPad on the go without requiring access to a cloud or computer, should check out SanDisk’s iXpand Flash Drive for the iPhone and iPad. More →

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