It seems that everyone, with the possible exception of our editor and Windows 10 Mobile users, are having a ball playing Nintendo’s Pokémon Go game. Besides phones and tablets, we may soon see Pokémon Go gain support for Google’s Cardboard, as alluded to in the game’s settings. Read more
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. Read more
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.
Hit the break to see Nintendo’s plans.
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. Read more
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.