Although devices with USB Type-C ports are on the way, most hardware manufacturers will continue implementing micro-USB for charging and data transfers. A huge benefit of USB Type-C is the reversible aspect; however, the new Always Right Cord that it is currently live on Kickstarter matches that capability with a micro-USB cable. Both ends of the Always Right Cord — one connector each for micro-USB and USB — are completely reversible.
The Kickstarter campaign has blasted right through its original goal, generating more than $23,000 in pledges with eight days to go.
Taking wires with you can be messy. Throwing them in a pocket or bag is good enough for a quick fix but never organizes them. And wrapping wires tightly to store somewhere can actually cause technical damage. So I’d like to direct you to the Cord2Go being sold from Talk Android Deals. The Cord2Go is a small accessory with two ends that connect to a micro-USB port and a basic USB port when needed. After that, store the connectors in their slots to maintain that small size.
No need to continue struggling with wires for charging and data transfers.
Besides unveiling the Mi TV 3 earlier today, Xiaomi also took the wraps off its Ninebot Mini contraption, which is an evolved, cheaper imagining of the two-wheeled Segway electric vehicle. Which makes sense seeing as Ninebot acquired the Segway company back in April this year.
Xiaomi has just announced its third-generation smart television, the Mi TV 3; a 60-inch monster with 4K resolution that brings some interesting features, including the separation of its smart functions from the main body of the TV. Join us after the break for more pictures and the rundown on its specifications.
If you’re in the market for a new external battery pack, you can score a fairly cheap ZeroLemon SolarJuice battery that’s loaded with features. Not only is it water and drop resistant, but it even comes with its own self-recharging solar panels. Read more
One of the big challenges for gamers trying to use smartphones and tablets to enjoy their favorite titles has been control methods. With the variety of sensors in mobile devices, like gyroscopes, game developers have been able to introduce some unique features to games based on movement and the form factor lends itself to play outside of the living room or bedroom. However, the lack of buttons on a smartphone or tablet means controls have to be modified for a touchscreen, which can be quite a challenge. Satechi thinks they have a solution with their new Satechi Wireless Gamepad that brings traditional controls to mobile devices. Read more
One of the key pieces of GoPro’s marketing throughout the years has been user generated content. The variety of ways that people use GoPros to capture action and the world around them serves not only as inspiration for others to be creative, but it helps entice people to invest in the hardware. To help continue this tradition, GoPro has announced the launch of a new program called GoPro Awards that will start paying out monetary awards for compelling content. Read more
Samsung has just released its first promotional teaser for a brand new battery pack, which fully utilizes Fast Charging 2.0 technology. In the 30-second clip, the South Korean company demonstrates just how the unit can be used in conjunction with the Galaxy Note 5 to change the device from 0% to 100% in under 2-hours.
Check it out after the break.
We’re living in a world where mobile devices are split between different ports for data transfers and charging. Android manufacturers use micro-USB (and sometimes USB Type-C) while Apple designs its own proprietary technology. What does this mean? At any given time, you can be without a compatible charger for your device. Life Mobile Accessories, a company headed by Daniel Kuntz, has launched the LifeCable on Indiegogo to solve the problem. It is a power-sharing cable that shifts energy between devices.
Manufacturers have picked up rugged designs and materials in all kinds of electronics recently, especially in the form of drop resistance and water resistance. We’re only starting to see that type of tech hit accessories, though, and Jabra is one of the first to lead that charge with their Steel Bluetooth headset. Read more