Samsung is ready to unveil their new line of tablet devices tomorrow at an event in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The Galaxy Tab S tablets will come equipped with 2560 x 1600 Super AMOLED displays which should really raise the bar for a tablet device. To help protect the fancy new screens, buyers may be interested in Samsung’s official flip covers for the new tablets. The new covers utilize some proprietary connectors embedded in the back panels of the new tablets. It appears that at least initially the covers will come in a choice of two colors, a shade of white and another dark gray in color. The design appears to carry over the dimpled, band-aid look of Samsung’s recent device covers although it is more subtle.
Hit the break and check out a gallery of some images of the new flip covers obtained by SamMobile.
When Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 last year, one of the new design cues was the faux leather and stitching treatment for the back cover. We have since seen that same design extended to other devices. Samsung has now released an accessory, at least in India, that uses this same faux leather look. A new external battery pack available from Samsung’s online store for India uses the faux leather to go with a couple other nice enhancements.
HTC’s Dot View case is very unique, very cool case for the HTC One (M8). The only drawback, of course, is that the case only works with HTC apps, so it won’t show notifications for third-party apps like, say, Twitter. Shen Ye, popular for working with HTC devices, has fixed that.
Earlier today, he uploaded a photo of the Dot View case showing a Twitter notification, which looks surprisingly good for something not officially supported from HTC. He said that “Sense already hooks into social networking APIs, it shouldn’t be hard to get DotView to show these notifications.” Guess he was right.
Yes, you read that right. LG has a product at MWC 2014 going by the name LG homeBoy. The device is an entertainment system for the LG G Pad 8.3. The rather large device will let you hook up your tablet and all sound from apps, including music, will be played through the speakers. Reports indicate they don’t sound half bad.
Case manufacturer Spigen posted on Google+ today a render of a Nexus 5 sporting a Neo Hybrid case. The ad copy encourages fans to “Be Ready” for the Nexus 5 “Revolution.” Spigen has already obtained a listing on Amazon for the case, though most of the information was just a placeholder.
Case manufacturers and other accessory manufacturers often receive units or drawings in advance of a product launch so they can have their wares available on the day of release. The posting of this image is a good sign that we are only a few weeks away from the release of the Nexus 5.
We’ve seen several manufacturers try to use the “turn a docked smartphone into a laptop” idea, and most of them have failed. Motorola pushed their lapdock for the original Atrix, we’ve seen Asus try to do something with their PadFone, and most recently, the world watched Canonical fail to get funding for its docking Ubuntu Edge smartphone. The idea never seems to take off with most people, but that’s not going to stop Acer from trying their hand at the idea.
Earlier today a new accessory for the Motorola Moto X surfaced on the Motorola website with a companion app in the Google Play Store, but has now disappeared. The Skip for Moto X is a wearable accessory that you can use to unlock a Moto X phone with a single tap. For users who tire of entering a PIN or pattern to unlock their phone, this could make things easier for them while retaining some security if the wrong hands get hold of the device.
The device was briefly listed at $19.99 which may just been an introductory price. A support page for the device indicates it uses NFC to perform the unlocking function. The device itself appears to be a small clip-on device that could slide on a belt or maybe a purse strap.
It is not clear why the device and app have been pulled from the Motorola web site and Google Play Store, respectively.
via: Droid Life
If you’ve been trying to find a great dock for your Nexus 4, the search may be over. German industrial engineer David Hawig has introduced his Andock, which is more of an entertainment hub than a dock on Startnext. The dock cradles the Nexus 4 horizontally and provides an HDMI out, NFC, and a fan for CPU cooling. I think it’s safe to say we’ve never seen a dock for mobile phones that comes with external CPU cooling.
While potential buyers practice their patience techniques while waiting to get their hands on a new Samsung Galaxy S 4, one method they may want to use is to search around for accessories. One of those accessories could be a wireless charging plate for their new device. Earlier today an image surfaced showing a wireless charging plate and replacement back cover for the Galaxy S 4. Other than the images, no real details are available concerning the wireless charging kit. The replacement back cover appears to be quite thin and may not add any thickness to the smartphone, but it is very difficult to tell from the angle provided in the image. The charging pad itself is only slightly larger than the device. No pricing information is available nor is it known whether the kit will be available when the Galaxy S 4 first starts hitting consumers hands.
source: Unwired View
HTC has introduced a new piece of hardware to their ecosystem. The HTC Mini is a remote control aimed at the Chinese market for the HTC Butterfly, the Chinese market variant of the HTC DROID DNA. The device works by pairing it with an HTC Butterfly initially via NFC. Once paired, the devices can communicate wirelessly with the HTC Mini providing several remote functions.