Samsung launches Animal Edition Battery Packs to raise awareness of endangered animals

It isn’t often that you can accuse Samsung of being warm, fuzzy and that it’s products are cute, but perhaps this is as close as a giant tech company can be described as such. As part of the Samsung’s ‘Charge the Life’ campaign to raise awareness about endangered animals, a range of battery packs has been announced that each carries an illustration of an endangered animal on the front. 

Contest: Win a Spigen Capsule Ultra Rugged case for the Samsung Galaxy S6 from Talk Android! [updated with winner]


The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be one of the hottest devices on the market when it launches around the world next month. Millions of consumers will rush to purchase the device that takes Samsung in a new direction. The Galaxy S6 features a metal and glass body, two materials that just scream high-end. With that high-end look, however, comes concerns with how durable the device is. That is why protecting the Galaxy S6 will be important for many consumers.

The Huawei Watch is mischievously priced at €999/$1083 on Amazon Germany pre-order page

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A few days ago, we ran a story refuting the rumour that the Huawei Watch might be retailing for $1000. However, Amazon Germany now has the Huawei Watch available to pre-order for €999 ($1083), which is an eye-watering amount to spend for an Android Wear smartwatch. As you can probably tell though, all is not as it seems.

OtterBox announces its cases for the Galaxy S6


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.”

Rumor pins the price of Huawei’s Android Wear Watch at $1,000


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.

Samsung may be delaying any more smartwatches until the Apple Watch

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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.

IKEA offering new furniture with built in Qi Wireless charging


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

SanDisk announces world’s first 200 GB microSD card


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.