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.
As we move ever closer to the Galaxy S 6 and S 6 Edge announcement on Sunday, leaks are coming out of the wood work. Today we’re seeing the new packaged headphones that come with the next generation flagship. The earbuds, almost iPhone-esque — but then again what earbuds aren’t — show off a typical earbud design complete with volume control and microphone.
We’re not sure if they have influence from the partnership with Sennheiser nor if each device will feature the same headphones but we’re a few days away from knowing for sure. We have a gallery after the break. Enjoy.
Just a few days after announcing its colour-screened Pebble Time smartwatch on KickStarter, Pebble has released a developer preview of its Pebble SDK 3.0. Pebble developers can download this new SDK via CloudPebble or install it on the PC. More details after the break. Read more
Coming in March, Motorola will allow consumers to design the Moto 360 to their liking in the Moto Maker store. Moto Maker is currently used for purchasers of the Moto X to design the smartphone exactly to their tastes and desires, but soon the circular smartwatch will appear alongside it. Read more
Remember when charging our smartphones overnight was the only way of ensuring that we had a full battery to start the day with? Those days are getting further and further behind us thanks to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology. A great example of this is Motorola’s Turbo Charger that is listed as coming soon to the UK with a £24.99 price tag. The charger can deliver up to 6 hours of battery life in just 15 mins if you have a compatible handset such as the Droid Turbo, Nexus 6 or HTC One M8.
LG has just taken the wraps off of its new smart watch, the Watch Urbane LTE. Now you could be forgiven for thinking that this is the previously announced Watch Urbane smart watch with added LTE connectivity, but you would, in fact, be wrong. Instead of running Google’s Android Wear OS, the Watch Urbane LTE is running LG’s ‘all new LG Wearable Platform’ operating system. You wouldn’t be alone in thinking that the Urbane LTE looks suspiciously like the smart watch that Audi showed off at CES last month that was running webOS, but LG denies any relation between the two.