With new devices just around the corner, case manufacturers once again help us get a peek at what smartphones may look like before their official announcements. We saw this happen recently with a manufacturer’s rendering of the LG G5 as well as some listings on Amazon for LG G5 cases. Now the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge get similar treatment thanks to VRS Design. Read more
Need to order a ride from Uber but don’t want to bother taking your phone out of your pocket? You’re in luck.
Pebble has released a series of updates for every smartwatch in the Pebble family, including additions to the Health app that make it better than ever. Read more
If you’re in the market for a new phone this Valentine’s Day, OnePlus is offering a free accessory if you purchase their smaller OnePlus X.
In addition to your $249 smartphone, you can also get a rosewood case using promo code XOXO. It’s a nice, wooden case that normally costs $24.99, and hey, it’s free. Can’t beat free. Read more
ZTE announced earlier today that it will launch its brand new Falcon 4G Mobile Hotspot on T-Mobile starting Friday, February 12. While the market for dedicated Mobile Hotspot’s is declining as a result of every Android smartphone having the feature on board, there are some people who need to connect multiple devices when they’re on the road — so they plumb for a standalone LTE tethering unit.
Fitbit has opened pre-orders on their site for the latest activity tracker they are adding to their portfolio, the Fitbit Alta. The new device is a low profile device similar to some of their earlier models with a minimal screen so it can be worn in a more discrete manner than some other recently released devices like the Fitbit Blaze or the Fitbit Surge. The Fitbit Alta will sell for $130 and is expected to start shipping in March. Read more
I was looking forward to USB Type-C becoming the standard since it’s reversible, but now I am not too sure. A Google engineer has been testing USB Type-C cables from Amazon to determine which ones were safe and which weren’t, but now is forced to stop as one of them destroyed his computer.
A university is issuing Fitbit trackers to students this year, and those students will be required to wear them to track their steps, sleep, exercise, weight, you name it. And yes, they’re getting a grade for how well they do. Read more
If you’re looking for a weird gadget to pick up, we’ve got you covered. Right now you can save a bit of cash on an AIR Ionic Car Air Purifier and Charger that will simultaneously make sure you’re breathing cleaner air and charge your smartphone. Bet you can’t say you have many gadgets that do that. Read more
Samsung recently unveiled that a Rose Gold and Platinum Gear S2 would be coming to the US at CES 2016. However, they have already been available to the Dutch for a little while now.