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. » Read the rest
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. » Read the rest
Last month OUYA start shipping their forthcoming gaming console to developers so they could start to get a feel for what needed to be improved. OUYA says they received a ton of comments and feedback on what would make the game controller even better. OUYA has taken the comments to heart and announced today several changes and improvements to the gaming console for the newest iteration. » Read the rest
During the course of the past year we have kept an eye on the popular Kickstarter project to bring to market the Pebble smartwatch. The Pebble is a digital watch intended to connect wirelessly using Bluetooth to an owner’s smartphone, both iOS and Android flavored. The Pebble will alert the wearer with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages. Users can also install a variety of apps to increase the usefulness of the device. The Kickstarter project was a huge success generating $10 million versus the original goal of only $100,000. After showing off the device at CES 2013, Pebble is now taking pre-orders and word is those who help fund the Kickstarter project are starting to receive their devices.
The new app available in the Google Play Store gives users a dashboard to the Pebble, enabling them to install or remove watchfaces, send test messages to the Pebble, troubleshoot issues, and get notifications regarding updates. To get the app, use the link below to head over to the Google Play Store. If you need to order a Pebble, point your browser to www.getpebble.com.
One of the more interesting pieces of hardware making an appearance at CES 2013 this year is the i’m Watch device. The i’m Watch is basically an Android device in the form of a wristwatch. It does use a special version of Android called i’m Droid 2 based on Android 1.6. You may think such an old version of Android may be limiting, but for such a small, specialized device it seems to work fine. Check out our hands on video after the break to see how the i’m Watch works. » Read the rest
Sammy’s newest toy will officially arrive in just a few weeks, but one of its key accessories won’t be seen until the end of summer. According to UK retailer MobileFun, the uber-cool wireless charging kit for the Galaxy S III smartphone won’t arrive until September of this year. While Sammy doesn’t give a specific reason, it is speculated its new Alliance For Wireless Power partnership with Qualcomm has contributed to the sudden delay of the wireless charging accessory. While the official wireless charging accessory will be delayed until at least September— MobileFun is indeed working on sourcing a third-party alternative in the meantime, though it believes most consumers will prefer the official wireless charging accessory instead of a third-party alternative.
source: Slash Gear
Looking at getting a Samsung Galaxy SII in the near future? Fine and dandy, but what about those who need more battery life? Fortunately, DROIDAX will have you covered. The company will be releasing a compact power pack for $49.95, that will give you:
- as much as seven hours extra talk time
- as much as six hours extra Internet time
- as much as 10 hours extra movie time
- up to 40 hours extra music time; and
- 300 extra hours on standby.
On top of that, the power pack will let you charge the phone and pack without removing the phone from the pack itself, as well as use LED light bars to show you mow much pwer your pack currently has.
The power pack is slated for release on 9/14/11.
Be sure to hit the break for the full presser, and let us know what you think of this upcoming product in the comments below.
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 looking for a keyboard case need to check out Logitech’s new offering. It is on the expensive side, but it seems well worth it. It will hold your Tab 10.1 in portrait or landscape mode, it is Bluetooth, charges over USB, includes shortcut keys, and made of aircraft-grade aluminum. The price is $99, and it is the perfect accessory for your Galaxy Tab 10.1. If you are interested, hit the source link to place your order.
You gotta love when a company make a little tiny change to their products, and its the one change that everyone complains about, forcing the company to plea for your forgiveness by launching other products to help ease the pain. Remember when hotels used to give free Wi-Fi? Well, similarily, if you want a kickstand for your HTC EVO 3D, you’ll need to buy the video dock, one of 3 new official accessories from HTC for the EVO 3D.
Along with the video dock (priced at $49.99), you can also get a phone cover for $19.99, and a Holster with Shield Combo for $24.99. Therefore, if you want the Wi-Fi (kickstand for the HTC EVO 3D), you’ll need to start paying for it (video dock at $49.99). At least HTC recognizes they needed to do something, unlike the Apple iPad and it’s ever-missing SD card support for expanded storage. See what I did there? Bong!