Does your smartwatch need to be charged? Is your phone ready to get involved? Samsung is going to let you use one to help the other with its new Power Sharing cable. To work, a Galaxy device is required on one end along with any micro USB compatible device. Right now, the listed devices compatible to send out a charge are the Galaxy S 5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab S, and Galaxy Avant.
An app will be available in the Play Store and through Samsung to control the Power Sharing cable. Users can set a limit for how much charge they want their device to give up for the other. This app will monitor the charging process as well.
The Power Sharing cable costs $19 and is available directly through Samsung.
Looking for a new Bluetooth keyboard for your Android tablet? You might want to consider the Universal Mobile Keyboard from Microsoft. That’s right you read that right….Microsoft. This one not only works with Windows, but it also works with Android and iOS too.
It might seem weird that Microsoft would offer a keyboard that works with Android, but if you think about the fact that they are pushing Office 365, it isn’t all that surprising. If you plan on using Office 365, you will need a keyboard if you want to be productive, and Microsoft figured they might as well join the party.
Since these are the early days of Android Wear adoption, every app optimised for Android Wear counts, especially ones by big-name software companies. Therefore, Microsoft’s OneNote for Android Wear is a great, much-needed addition to the group.
We had a chance to see drawings of a keyboard folio case for the upcoming Nexus 9, but now we have real images courtesy of the NCC. The NCC is the Chinese equivalent of the FCC here in the U.S.
You can easily see that there are two different keyboard layouts being tested, so we aren’t sure which one will be the final product. It could even be something completely different from what we all know, but the design will probably be pretty close.
Google has re-released its public playlist search feature that lets you search for other users’ playlists in order to find new music that meshes with your personal tastes.
According to a LG press release, the company will now be including an extra battery and charging cradle with the purchase of a new G3.
The promotional period starts today, but only goes until Sept. 22, so you have some time to decide if you want to go in on the G3.
The free extra battery and charging cradle are valued at a total of $70, so this is a pretty solid offering from LG.
Source: PR Newswire
The Moto 360 sold out in minutes of it being first available online and has created a ton of buzz since its initial announcement.
Pretty soon, you’ll have another option for where you can pick one up.
According to an AT&T release, the carrier will be adding the device to its accessory portal on its website — customers will be able to purchase the Moto 360 as an accessory.
The release says pricing and availability will be announced at a later date, but don’t expect it to cost any more or less than what it can be gotten for now from other retailers/carriers.
One of the accessories mentioned with the new Moto X was Motorola’s Turbo Charger. This charger provides an extremely quick battery boost to the Moto X using Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 tech which can give a device up to 8 hours of additional battery life after just 15 minutes on the charger.
Apparently, this Turbo Charger won’t come in the box with the Moto X, but Motorola has updated their accessory page on their website to detail pricing for the accessory. We don’t know when you’ll be able to buy one, but whenever they become available, it’ll run about $35. Fairly expensive for a cell phone charger, but charging up half of your device in just 15 minutes might be worth it. We’ll let know as soon as we hear any more details.