Official CyanogenMod cases available for Nexus 5

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cyanogenmod_caseCyanogenMod fans, you can now make your phones a little more CyanogenMod-y, provided you have a Nexus 5. The company has released cases for the Nexus 5, made by Cruzerlite, that come in four different colors – teal, clear, smoke, and black. They are made out of TPU material, which means they are abrasion resistant, have a high degree of transparency, are fairly stiff, but remain flexible.

The cases were designed by CM community member Asher Simonds, and you can find links to buy your own via the source link below.

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Google offering new folio case for Nexus 7 devices

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You say you decided to spring for the new white Nexus 7 or took advantage of Google’s bundle offer for a Nexus 7 and Chromecast device? Don’t forget to get some extra protection for your new tablet with a new Nexus 7 Folio. The case now listed in Google Play comes in black or red with a price tag of $49.99 in the U.S. The case is made from polycarbonate with elastomer. The bumper-style case has a trifold cover that gives users a couple different options for how the devices sits depending on how it is being used. Your Nexus 7 will also be able to tell when the case is opened or closed and will wake-up or sleep as appropriate. The case will work with wireless chargers as well.

To grab one, just hit the source link to head over to the Google Play store.

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Honda shows off smartphone airbag case

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This will probably be the most unique news story you’ll read today. Honda has shown off a smartphone case with a built-in airbag called the Smartphone Case N (which shares a similar name with their upcoming N-WGN model car) that can technically protect your phone from any kind of nasty drop, similar to airbags in a car. The case can sense how fast it’s falling, so it can deploy an airbag in as little as 0.2 seconds to make sure your $600 dollar device doesn’t shatter into tiny pieces. It’s a cool concept, just a little quirky.

The case itself is huge and looks like it might do an okay job of protecting the phone without an inflated airbag, but it’s still interesting either way. You’ll probably never see this case hit the market, but this could open the door for some other weird phone-protection developments down the line.

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Motorola now offering device accessories at 30% discount until November 27

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Planning on waiting until Black Friday to binge-spend on all those new electronics coming out?

You may want to drop some bills a bit early this year, as Motorola just started a 30%-off accessory sale including docks, speakers, cases and more. Most of these accessories are compatible with the Moto X or any of the new DROID phones.

SOL Republic headphones only have slight discounts on them, but the 30%-off items include car chargers, Bluetooth speakers, headsets, cases, docks, etc.

Here are just a few to check out:

  • Moto X Griffin PowerDock ($27.97)
  • Moto X card dock by Griffin ($27.97)
  • DROID ULTRA and MAXX PowerDock by Griffin ($27.99)
  • ULTRA and MAXX car dock by Griffin ($27.97)
  • Moto S11-HD Headphones ($69.99)
  • Moto S11-Flex HD Headphones ($90.99)

You only have a week or so to get on this deal, as the offer expires on November 27. (Expect another sale from Motorola on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, though…)

Source: Motorola

Wireless charging pad and ‘bumper’ and ‘QuickCover’ cases for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 launched by Google

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Wireless charging isn’t anything new when it comes to Nexus devices, and Google-branded charging pads aren’t anything new either— the Nexus 4 launched with a dock/charger for the device last year.

But this year, Google has redesigned its wireless charging pad, changing up its design and adding magnets for improved device stability.

The charger is also glossy on top, and no longer features a sticky, dust-collecting rubber finish. The new model is compatible with both the Nexus 5 and the new Nexus 7.

It’s also expected that Qi-compatible devices will also work with the pad (last year’s Nexus 4), but only phones with magnets inside of them will actually stick to the charger.

The device should be available on the Play Store online today, but pricing and shipping availability information is not yet available.

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Spigen releases image of Nexus 5 with their case

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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.

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LG Vu 3 set for October launch with several QuickView cases

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We’ve been expecting LG’s successor to the oddly shaped LG Vu soon, and it looks like they’ll be releasing the third iteration in the Vu lineup in October to take on Samsung’s latest phablet. The LG Vu 3 is rumored to sport a Snapdragon 800 processor, 13 megapixel camera, and 1280 x 960 resolution screen, which keeps it in line with the weird aspect ratio for this family of devices. On top of those specs, LG is trying to hit a lower price point than what Samsung can, despite having some pretty high end tech in the Vu 3.

Alongside the phone itself, LG is launching several QuickView cases which are slightly different than what Samsung offers. These cases are semi-transparent around the middle of the front cover, allowing the screen to show through important information without having a window or having to open the case. It’s really a pretty neat concept that looks surprisingly good.

Still, with Samsung’s latest Note shipment numbers, I find it hard to believe that a device as weird as the Vu is going to be able to offer any meaningful competition in that niche market. Of course, I thought the original LG Vu was going to fail, too, but three phones later, LG is still manufacturing them. There’s obviously some people out there that like these phones, I’m just unfortunately not one of them.

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Motorola now offering accessories including cases, docks, and screen protectors for Moto X

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Motorola has teamed up with a number of manufacturers including Griffin, Incase and Power Support to produce accessories for the highly customizable Moto X. Customers can choose from a range of cases, docks, and screen protectors which can all be found on Motorola’s website.

Incase has made two different cases available— $29.95 for a basic plastic Snap Case, and $34.95 for a Pro Shell version which has a rubberized frame for improved grip and durability. Now you ask, “Why would I want to put a case on my Moto X if it’s just going to block out my customized colors?” Well the Incase cases are clear, and have different colored frames that you can choose from. You can also get an anti-glare or regular screen protector, as well as a shock-absorbing film set.

Moto is also offering two docks, one of which is built for the car, while the other is built for your desk. The Navigation dock goes for $39.95, has a suction cup for your windshield, and your Moto X will automatically enter Car Mode when it’s inserted into the dock. The power dock goes for the same price and doesn’t really have any specific use other than making your phone look nice as if it’s on display, and charge your phone as well.

You can order some of these accessories now while some items are listed as “coming soon.” Head on over to Moto’s store in the source link to check them out yourself.

 

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Sleeve for Nexus 7 released on Google Play for $29, available in both US and Canada

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Just as Google announced that the Nexus 7 would be available to customers in Canada as well as the United States, they simultaneously released a sleeve for the device, which will of course be available in both countries. It’s got a pretty basic design, with a black outside and a gray-cloth interior. A pouch is located on the outside which can hold cables and accessories for the device.

This new case will also fit the older model of the Nexus 7 as well, and is on sale for $29.99— according to the site, it will ship in 1-2 days. The cheapest shipping price is $17.98 which is certainly a bit too pricey for my taste.

Any of you guys planning on getting one?

Source: Google Play

LG releases promotional video for Quick Window cases for G2, set for Wednesday announcement

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Last week we showed you LG’s Quick Window case that they will be releasing alongside their flagship phone, the G2, which is expected to be announced this week. The cases will be available in seven different colors, and features an opening in the front of the case which will display things like the weather, incoming calls, messages, etc. The window also gives users the ability to control their music, set up and stop and alarm clock, with various clock designs to choose from.

In preparation for the G2′s official announcement this Wednesday, LG has released a promotional video for the Quick Window cases, which will be available in black, white, pink, purple, blue, mint and yellow. Check out the video after the break.  » Read the rest

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