Remember the tidbit about the new Gear VR from our Galaxy Note 7 leak earlier this week? The headset has decided to show up a few days before the official announcement so we can all see what it looks like ahead of time.
During a recent earnings call for Google, CEO Sundar Pichai revealed the company has now recorded shipments of over 30 million Chromecast units. The accomplishment comes three years after Google launched the streaming dongle that changed the market for connecting televisions with our mobile devices and streaming services. During that time, Google updated the Chromecast lineup to introduce the second generation Chromecast and added a Chromecast Audio device meant to emulate the original’s success, but for audiophiles interested in streaming content to their speaker systems.
Need a versatile and durable micro-USB cable to carry around with everywhere? Today on Talk Android Deals, our featured deal is the Titan Loop M. It’s neither too long or too short, and the industrial-strength steel means you’re not going to break the cable in any way. And because of its unique design, it won’t get tangled or caught on anything.
Bad news for Pokemon Go fans. While the Pokemon Go Plus accessory was originally slated for a late July release, Nintendo has announced that they’ll have to push back the official launch until September. There’s no word on why the delay happened, but considering pre-orders all over the web have completely sold out it probably won’t affect how long it will take for the average person to walk in a Gamestop and pick one up.
Phones are ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack, so if you haven’t already moved to Bluetooth headphones, now’s a great time to consider making the switch. If you are interested, we’ve got a solid deal that shave nearly half the price off of a pair of KOAR bone conduction wireless headphones.
Google might not be the only company working on a standalone virtual reality headset. According to a recent trademark application in Korea, Samsung is reportedly working on a VR headset called Odyssey that will be completely independent from its phones and support VR gaming and media.
On Talk Android Deals, Urge Basics’ 4-port USB car charger with rapid-charging technology is getting a sweet discount. It’s not this often that you can get a multi-port car charger for such a low price.
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Everyone knows that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge from Samsung have phenomenal battery life, but Mophie is still offering a special case for anyone who wants to lengthen it even more. Mophie and Talk Android are co-hosting a special giveaway where one of our readers will receive a free Mophie Juice Pack Battery Case for the Galaxy S7 Edge.
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Everyone knows that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge from Samsung have phenomenal battery life, but Mophie is still offering a special case for anyone who wants to lengthen it even more. Mophie and Talk Android are co-hosting a special giveaway where one of our readers will receive a free Mophie Juice Pack Battery Case for the Galaxy S7.
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One of the only flaws of micro USB cables is that they aren’t reversible like newer USB type C cables. Being able to plug your phone charger in without having to look at it is extremely convenient, which is why MicFlip worked on back-porting that reversible feature onto a normal micro USB cable.
When you’re a struggling company, you start thinking of almost anything to survive. Nintendo, once the leader in gaming worldwide, is expanding its sights to become the profitable beast it once was. That’s why the company finally decided in 2015 developing mobile games is in its future. But it’s not appearing that Nintendo will stop at mobile games. Now we’re seeing there’s an interest to develop accessories for mobile devices.
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Every now and then, you’re in a situation where you really need to charge your phone. The problem, though, is that external batteries can be bulky and take too long to charge themselves. So that’s why we’re offering disposable battery packs on Talk Android Deals. This product from ResQBattery, which we’re bundling in a 3-pack, is set to give you connect-and-go power in case of an emergency.
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Like several recent years, 2016 has been an up and down, rollercoaster ride for HTC from a financial perspective. Earlier this year HTC saw their stock price take a nice jump thanks to the warm reception for the Vive VR headset and their partnership with Under Armour. That was tempered by first quarter financial results that showed the company was hammered to open 2016. That latest news may have been the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back and triggered HTC chairwoman Cher Wang to move ahead with creating a new subsidiary for HTC to back their efforts in the virtual reality market.