OtterBox, the extremely popular durable case manufacturer, has today announced its plans to offer a selection of different case designs for Samsung’s flagship smartphone of 2015, the Galaxy S6. These cases have all been approved by the Samsung Mobile Accessory Partnership Program, meaning that they’ve been “designed specifically for Samsung mobile devices and have been certified to meet Samsung performance standards.”
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are Samsung’s first smartphones to include support for Wireless Charging. Whilst the handsets can be charged with any standard WPC or PMA charger, the South Korean company will be offering a wireless charging pad for a fee.
The car company Hyundai released their Android Wear app, Blue Link, onto the Google Play Store. With the app, you can connect to your Blue Link enabled car which gives you access to Blue Link features anywhere you’re at such as your home or office. Here’s what you can do with the app:
A new rumor has surfaced regarding the price of Huawei’s upcoming smartwatch, and it’s pretty ridiculous. If these rumors end up being true, Huawei could price the watch at $1,000, which is significantly higher than any other conventional Android Wear watch we’ve seen. Apple likely wouldn’t even attempt to pull off that price tag with their products. Read more
If there’s one thing Samsung is good at, it’s flooding a potential market with tons and tons of devices. The smartwatch market has been no exception, and the company has deluged consumers with multiple options to pair with their Galaxy devices. Remember, the Galaxy Gear launched at the end of 2013 with the Galaxy Note 3, and since then we’ve had the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit, Gear S, and Gear Live. For those of you keeping count at home, that’s about 6 devices in 18 months, which means they’re releasing a new watch roughly every quarter. Read more
Fresh off Samsung’s announcement that the S6 and S6 Edge will have built-in wireless charging, IKEA announced yesterday that it will start offering bedside tables, lamps and desks with Qi wireless charging capabilities built in. Those products will be available starting next month in Europe and in North America then globally afterward.
While chances are you’ll still have to build these furniture pieces from scratch from instructions you can’t comprehend, it’s nice knowing that the wireless charging standard is making its way into these products.
source: IKEA Presser
If SanDisk’s 128 GB microSD card wasn’t big enough to hold all of your music and movies, they’ve announced an even bigger card to help you out. This new microSD card can hold 200 GB of stuff, which is insane for something you’d put in your phone or tablet. It’s got a few drawbacks, however.
The pricing on the card is expected to run about $400, which is more than what some phone’s cost. Of course, it’s a brand new product, so that steep price is bound to drop sooner or later, but if you wanted one right away you’re definitely going to pay for it. Read more
Mobile World Congress 2015 has just begun, and Acer has just announced its latest wearable, the Liquid Leap+ Smart Activeband. The Liquid Leap+ (as we will call it from now on) is platform agnostic, meaning it is compatible with Android, Windows and iOS. More details as well as the full press release after the break.
One of the great things about Android is that we can customise our home screens to our heart’s content, and Google’s Android Wear platform is no different. There is a myriad of different watch faces available for download, and IO 2015 is one of the newest to hit the Play Store. Read more
There are two new controllers announced available for pre-order today from Mad Catz. The company unveiled the L.Y.N.X.3 and S.U.R.F.r controllers for consumers that want optimal gaming and media consumption controllers for their mobile devices. Mad Catz provides plenty of buttons controls while keeping the hardware compact.