Virtual Reality is the next big thing in the mobile space, but it can be pricey to get into. The HTC Vive costs $799, for example, which is way more than most people would be willing to put down on something so new. Samsung’s Gear VR is only $100, but it also only works with Samsung devices, so that doesn’t help everyone. Read more
Accessory maker Incipio will soon purchase headphone manufacturer Skullcandy, padding out Incipio’s wide range of accessories that they offer for smartphones. Incipio has already purchased other case makers and has licensing deals with other popular brands, so this move will only help solidify their position in the market. Read more
With many smartphones abandoning the 3.5mm headphone jack, you might want to considering buying a pair of nice Bluetooth headphones that will work your phone right now and any phone you buy in the next year. And the good news is that we’ve got a deal that will shave a big chunk off of a pair of bone conduction wireless headphones that might fit your needs. Read more
When I reviewed it last year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was declared the best phone in the world. That almost holds true today because of its premium build and specifications that stand strong against current flagships. There are millions of people around the world who purchased the Galaxy Note 5 and have no regrets about doing so. It’s just a beast of a phone any way you look at it, and maybe you want to protect that pricey investment.
We’re partnering with Mobile Fun to give five of our readers their own case made by Incipio for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
Lenovo went public with the Moto Z as its first global flagship least week. Both the Moto Z and Moto Z Force come with a very special feature called Moto Mods, a platform for Lenovo and the company’s partners to give their phones new capabilities through simple modules that attach to sixteen magnetic dots. Since their capabilities are pretty robust, it wouldn’t be surprising to see big price tags on a single Moto Mod. That definitely seems like it’ll be true as someone discovered Verizon’s pricing for select Moto Mods.
Hit the break to see Verizon’s pricing on Moto Mods.
2016 hasn’t been the smoothest of years for Nest, with rumors that the company isn’t bringing in enough revenue to meet Alphabet’s expectations, to complaints by Nest employees about how the company was being run to the recent news that its CEO, Tony Fadell, left the company because it was in “maintenance mode”. Nest’s new CEO, Marwan Fawaz, has apparently sent a letter to employees hinting at the company’s upcoming product line, as well as confirming that the company is not for sale. Read more
Pebble may be the darling of Kickstarter at the moment with their campaign for a new generation of Pebble devices including the Pebble Core, Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2, but the team has not forgotten their existing users and devices. A new update has been released that takes Pebble firmware up to version 3.13 and focuses on improvements to Pebble Health, an official Weather app, a new emoji, and a fix for iPhone users. Read more
As Google builds out an ecosystem of Google Cast supported home entertainment devices by giving manufacturers access to the technology to include in their products, much of the focus has been on television manufacturers building Chromecast capability into their devices. Vizio is expanding things a bit with their announcement that their new sound bars will come with support for Google Cast effectively making them Chromecast Audio-type devices. Read more
Google has kicked off a new contest that might help you win a free custom Live Case for your Nexus device, but only if you’re willing to write some reviews for places on Google Maps. If you’ve ever written up a review for somewhere you’ve been to on Maps you’ll know what Google wants, but we’ll go into that a bit for you. Read more
Samsung took the wraps off two new products at an event in New York last night, the Gear Fit 2 fitness wearable and the Gear IconX wireless earbuds. It was quite the high energy affair with both Diplo and Gwen Stefani making appearances. Join us after the break for more information on the two new products. Read more