Google IO 2017 Coverage

Giveaway: Win a LeEco audio bundle (headphones + speaker)!

It’s nearing the hotter months of the year in many places, so we’re partnering with LeEco to give you a bundle of products that takes audio anywhere you are without wires. Both LeEco and Talk Android know how bad you want to listen to music, podcasts, and audiobooks on the beach, at the park, while working out, or wherever you feel comfortable. Through this giveaway you can get headphones and a speaker by simply submitting entries in a few seconds.

Samsung Gear 360 goes on sale on Thursday, May 25th

When Samsung held their big launch event for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, most of the attention was on those smartphones. However, they were not the only hardware announced by Samsung that day. The company also revealed their second generation Gear 360 camera. At the time, pricing and a release date were not announced and news about the device has been non-existent since then. Today Samsung announced the camera will go on sale on Thursday, May 25th, through the Samsung store, major retailers and wireless carriers. Pricing has been set at $229 for the camera, though a special offer exists to grab it for only $49.

Mophie just announced a Juice Pack for the Google Pixel (XL)

Google announced one phone late last year, the Pixel, with two variants, and the differences between them seem minor on paper but are actually important when choosing one. If you go with the 5.5-inch variant over the 5-inch variant, you’re getting a bigger display as well as a bigger battery. Longevity is the key difference, obviously. Spend $120 more and you get better battery life from a 3450mAh unit.

Now you can improve the Pixel (XL)’s already-great battery life by picking up Mophie’s Juice Pack.

[TA Deals] Need an endoscopic camera? This is one is just $17.50! (87% off)

You absolutely need an endoscopic camera. Don’t fight us on that. Your head is too big to fit everywhere, and your phone is too valuable to risk squeezing into tight spaces and dropping it.

On Talk Android Deals, there’s an endoscopic camera compatible with Android devices. All you do is connect one end to your phone or tablet to enable the display as a monitor and the camera on the other end is ready to see everything.

[TA Deals] Take 33% off this stand to charge your phone while it’s docked

Charging your phone is a pretty dull experience, but you can spruce it up by getting a dock. There’s a charging dock on Talk Android Deals that stands your device up for better visibility. All you do is connect your phone to the integrated USB-C connector and the stand keeps it upright. This is especially handy, too, if you have a phone that uses an ambient display for notifications. That way you see notifications at any angle without taking it off the stand.

[Sponsored] Take 26% off BESTEK’s 12-outlet power strip surge protector with 2 USB ports

It’s 2017. Now everything in your life needs to be connected for power whether permanently or temporarily. You need so many outlets and ports for all of your devices. When you’re sitting down relaxing in the living room or working at the desk in the office, you’ve probably realized over and over again there’s just not enough space for everything. Often you’re prioritizing what should be plugged in.

BESTEK, the maker of various high quality power-based solutions, has a 12-outlet power strip surge protector that you could use to connect and/or charge pretty much everything simultaneously. Let’s put a stop to the constant connect-and-deconnect and let you give power to everything that needs it without compromise.

Huawei wants to dethrone the Galaxy Note 7 with exploding wall chargers

Phones, accessories, and pretty much all electronics ever are bound to have issues, however small. Most manufacturers deal with faulty batteries, QC issues, and other small mishaps with every new launch of every product they offer, and for the most part, they all handle it pretty professionally and avoid any particularly negative coverage. Huawei, on the other hand, apparently needs a new PR team.

Google blazes new path for Street View ready imagery with new cameras in 2017

Google announced today another step in their efforts to crowd source the images and street views available on their platforms. This latest move from Google promises to reduce the “significant time and effort” it was taking for users to prepare and upload their interactive photography. Google is doing this by introducing a new certification for 360-degree cameras and creating a new framework to guide the work flows needed to get images ready for publication.

[Deal] Every Spigen case for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is discounted on Amazon

We already shared our picks for the best cases a few weeks ago, but all of Spigen’s cases for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are discounted on Amazon. So we have to tell you that now’s the time to get a high quality case for your phone. It’s literally every case Spigen makes for Samsung’s 2017 flagship that’s eligible for a discount of up to 50% off.

Giveaway: Win a Skinit case for your Samsung Galaxy S8 (or S8+)!

Listen up, sports fans! We’re hosting a giveaway with Skinit, the popular maker of cases and skins, in which you can get a free NFL, MLB, NBA, or NHL case. The winner gets to choose any football- or baseball-themed case for the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. So, if you win, you just have to tell us the case you want and the model of Samsung’s 2017 flagship you have.