Giveaway: Win a Mophie Powerstation 5X from Talk Android!

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When thinking about mobile device accessories and charging, Mophie is at the forefront of providing power. The company has been designing cases, external batteries, cables, and docks for years with the same goal at the center of each and every product: you should never be unable to use your device because it should always be charged. And unlike competitors, Mophie’s products are about as high-end as they come. Premium durable materials are used in everything Mophie creates, so you know you’re getting something powerful and sturdy. The higher price paid to get something from Mophie is because of the quality behind it.

The Powerstation 5x, which belongs to the new Powerstation family, is an external battery with 10,000mAh integrated into a slim aluminum body. It may cost $129, but that price is worth every penny when you see and feel what Mophie has going on here.

[Deal] Just in time for Valentine’s day, Mophie holding storewide buy one, get one 50% off sale

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Our phones give us the ability to do incredible things right in the palm of our hands. Every single year these devices continue to get better and better, but lets face it, the batteries used to power them have not. The frustration of being on the go with a dead device is immense, and that is where Mophie comes in. In honor of Valentine’s day Mophie has a buy one, get one 50% off deal across its entire array of charging paraphernalia to keep you and your loved one’s devices going all day.

New watch strap will bring contactless payments to Pebble smartwatches

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One of Pebble’s first unique features advertised with the Pebble Time was that it would support third-party bands that brought extra functionality to the watch. A new Kickstarter from Fit Pay Inc. has sprung up that plans on offering a mobile payment solution for Pebble watches with a device called Pagaré. It uses NFC to replicate what we’ve seen in Apple’s Apple Watch and what’s eventually going to come to Samsung’s Gear S2.

Samsung’s S Pen could soon double as a kickstand according to a trademark application at the USPTO

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note range of smartphones is famous for introducing us to the S Pen, a smart stylus that has grown more useful with every new iteration. Before the Note 5 was announced last year, we had rumours stating that the Note 5’s S Pen would eject by itself when prompted to by the handset’s firmware, and this year? Well, this year it could well be that the S Pen will double as a kickstand.

VRS Design cases offer peek at Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

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With new devices just around the corner, case manufacturers once again help us get a peek at what smartphones may look like before their official announcements. We saw this happen recently with a manufacturer’s rendering of the LG G5 as well as some listings on Amazon for LG G5 cases. Now the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge get similar treatment thanks to VRS Design.

ZTE will launch its new Falcon 4G Mobile Hotspot through T-Mobile on Friday, February 12

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ZTE announced earlier today that it will launch its brand new Falcon 4G Mobile Hotspot on T-Mobile starting Friday, February 12. While the market for dedicated Mobile Hotspot’s is declining as a result of every Android smartphone having the feature on board, there are some people who need to connect multiple devices when they’re on the road — so they plumb for a standalone LTE tethering unit.

New activity tracker Fitbit Alta now up for pre-order

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Fitbit has opened pre-orders on their site for the latest activity tracker they are adding to their portfolio, the Fitbit Alta. The new device is a low profile device similar to some of their earlier models with a minimal screen so it can be worn in a more discrete manner than some other recently released devices like the Fitbit Blaze or the Fitbit Surge. The Fitbit Alta will sell for $130 and is expected to start shipping in March.