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

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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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Huawei TalkBand B1 coming to U.S. retailers on Nov. 14th

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Huawei has announced the TalkBand B1, a fitness tracker with an integrated Bluetooth earpiece, will be available from GetHuawei.com, Newegg.com, Amazon.com and Fry’s Electronics in the U.S. beginning November 14th. The tracker will initially be available only in true black at a suggested retail price of $129.99 with more colors to be release during the upcoming year.
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Google puts two Nexus 6 cases in the Play Store, labeled as “Coming soon”

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Purchase a new device? Its time to accessorize. Accessories, believe it or not, are a big reason a person will purchase a specific device. It is a way to personalize the device. With the Nexus 6, Google will have options available directly through the Play Store. There are two cases listed in the Play Store, both manufactured by Case-Mate.

The first, and the expensive, case is a stand folio. Called the Stand Folio Case, it props up the Nexus 6 for longer viewing sessions. It also stores things like IDs and credit cards with a few slots on the inside. The backside has a cutout for the camera but it will be blocked when the front cover is opened and folded over. The Stand Folio Case costs $40.


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Samsung will offer watch straps and bangle options for the Gear S

Gear s wrist strapsIf you’re planning on picking up Samsung’s Gear S, you should be happy to know that the company is planning on supporting the 3G smartwatch with several accessories, including multiple colors of wrist bands and some extra bangle straps. Samsung has updated the listing for the Gear S on their UK website to show several different straps that will likely become available once the watch starts shipping.
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Sharp shows off extremely battery-friendly smartwatch

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It seems like just about every technology manufacturer is throwing their hat in the smartwatch ring, and Sharp is no exception. They’ve recently showed off their take on a wearable device, and it takes a much more conservative approach to what we’ve been seeing lately. Instead of offering tons of bells and whistles, the Sharp watch tries to give you something with extraordinarily long battery life.
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Nest Thermostats getting software update this week

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Nest has announced that they will be pushing out an update to Nest Thermostat devices this week that includes some new and improved features. Nest says the Auto-Schedule function has been enhanced to learn new schedules and more quickly adapt to new heating and cooling patterns. The Nest Auto-Schedule feature has been one of the device’s key components and an important factor for the company in making an easy to use, “learning” device available for consumers. The feature works by remembering changes a user makes to temperatures and then creating a schedule on the fly from that since their research shows setting thermostat schedules tends to be too much of a chore for most users. Nest says the improvements to Auto-Schedule will help consumers save up to 6% on utility bills.
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