Motorola announces Motorola Keylink, a keychain for finding your phone

motorola keylinkWe knew Motorola was planning on releasing a keychain device soon, and they’ve made it official today. The Motorola Keylink is a keychain that’s designed to help you find your lost Motorola smartphone for when you just can’t seem to remember when you put it down at. The Keylink connects to your device with the Motorola Connect app, and the link actually works in reverse, too. If you can’t find your car keys, but you have your phone on you, you can just page the keylink and it’ll beep from up to 100 yards away.
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Naked Tough Case for Nexus 6 available through Google Play


People are starting to receive the Nexus 6 in the mail and in-store through select carriers. Among the first things to do with a new device is purchasing accessories. And the go-to accessory for almost everyone is a case. Directly from Google, the Naked Tough Case is ready for ordering. It is a clear case that offers protection and functionality. On the back is an integrated stand that pops out for landscape viewing.

The Naked Tough Case for Nexus 6 costs $35 and will ship in 1-2 business days.

Source: Google Play

[Deal] HTC offering 50% off all phone accessories for this week’s Hot Deal


It’s the third week for HTC’s Hot Deals, so starting at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT, you can grab any phone accessory for 50% off. This is of course while supplies last, which we hope is more than what was included in the last two sales. It’s not clear if you will be limited to one accessory, but we suspect that to be the case.

HTC still has 6 weeks to go for their Hot Deals sale, so be sure to tune in next Tuesday at the same time to see what they have cooking.

source: HTC Hot Deals

Is Google Glass’ allure fading away?


Just months ago, Google opened up the purchase of Glass to the public, but for the insane price of $1,500. Of course, the units are meant for developers only, but one might question when the prototype will hit its final stage and get released to the mass market for an affordable price.

According to a recent report by Reuters, the allure of Glass is starting to wear off — a miserable, miserable sign for Google, especially since the public hasn’t even gotten its hands on a finished product.

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AmpliTube for Android is here (but only for Samsung devices)


There has yet to be a formidable solution on Android for a guitar amplifier simulator. The big reason for that is because the operating system has not been too good at handling sound. With Android 5.0 Lollipop, that all changes and AmpliTube is here following success over on iOS. IK Multimedia, the company behind AmpliTube, worked with Samsung to bring it exclusively to the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge first. At some point, it seems like AmpliTube will open itself to additional Android devices.

IK Multimedia has a few items to get started. Aside from having a Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note Edge, there is a $40 iRig HD-A adapter required. The app for AmpliTube is available only in Samsung’s App Store with free, Limited Edition, and full versions. The full version is $20.

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Rolling display could be portable large screen


Samsung and LG both brought devices with curved screens to market as proofs of concept and more recently Samsung launched the Galaxy Note Edge that incorporates a curved display along one edge of the device. These efforts only scratch at the surface of what may eventually be possible with flexible displays. A new product from RollRR hopes to bring a display to market that takes full advantage of flexible display technology as well as providing a solution to real world problems.
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Powermod releases chargers with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology

powermod_quick_charge_2-0_productsThere are not many devices on the market that take advantage of Quick Charge 2.0 technology, but that is in part due to the chargers are not being available. The only device on the market with a corresponding charger is the Moto X (2014) and DROID Turbo. On its way, though, is one for the HTC One (M8). Due to the limited availability, Powermod has taken the matter into its own hands by releasing two chargers that have Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology. The in-vehicle chargers costs $19.95 and the wall charger is $29.95. These prices are cheaper than what you would find elsewhere.

You can click here to see the full list of devices compatible with Quick Charge 2.0 chargers.

Source: Powermod
Via: HTC Source

Digital assistant Amazon Echo announced


Amazon has released a new device that puts a unique twist on the digital assistant market. Rather than existing as a piece of software only on a smartphone or tablet, the Amazon Echo puts that technology on a piece of hardware ready to be deployed around the house. The device is always on and will respond to a wake word to provide information, answer questions, or even fill a room with music.
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