Portable battery bank market expected to be worth nearly $18 billion by 2020

Fuel+_3000_6000_Battery_Indicator_ON_TAPortable battery packs are extremely popular accessories, especially as smartphones have brighter, higher resolution screens with smaller batteries. Most phones don’t make it through a full days worth of usage, and not everyone is around a wall plug to keep their device charged up, so that’s where battery banks come in handy.

It’s a growing market, and a new research report thinks that the battery bank market will explode in value up to around $18 billion by 2020. That’s a pretty large leap, but as more and more content is consumed on tablets and smartphones, it makes sense. Unless, of course, manufacturers figure out how to cram giant batteries into credit card thin smartphones. I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one, though. Read more

[TA Deals] ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20,000mAh battery for $49


Everyone needs an external battery simply because of how demanding mobile devices have become. When your phone or tablet’s battery is dead while away from a wall outlet or car charger, an external battery can save the day. Right now on Talk Android Deals, you can purchase a massive and durable external battery from ZeroLemon with 50% savings.

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Parrot scraps plans to bring its RNB 6 Android Auto head unit to general public after teaming up with car makers


For many of us that own cars that aren’t exactly modern, the idea of being able to buy Parrot’s RNB 6 aftermarket Android Auto infotainment unit that is also compatible with Apple’s CarPlay system was a dream.  Sure, it wouldn’t have been cheap, but it would always be cheaper than having to buy a new car. Now it seems, that dream has been dashed because the RNB 6 head unit has been deemed to be too complex for the aftermarket because it requires deep integration with the host car’s setup.

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Hands on with the Motorola Moto Surround


The Moto Surround joined the Moto Pulse as the two new audio products announced by Motorola earlier this week. The design of this set of wireless earbuds is unique because of who Motorola is targeting. Resting on your shoulders and around your collar, the Moto Pulse has blue wires that link the earbuds themselves. Motorola also made this device waterproof and sweatproof, clearly indicating the Moto Surround is for people who are active and spend a lot of time staying fit. Battery life, when playing music, should be up to twelve hours, outlasting probably any workout.

Motorola used aptX technology and that apparently gives the Moto Pulse its crisp highs, full lows, and clear mid-ranges.

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[Deal] Select HTC products, including the One M9 and Nexus 9, see huge discounts


For today only, HTC is offering huge savings on many of its new devices. The deal applies to the One M9, Nexus 9, RE Camera, accessories, and more. This sale could mean that HTC is getting ready to introduce new devices in the near future, but we haven’t received many details other than the rumored ‘Hima Aero’ phone.

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