Sony launches wireless charging plate and cover case for Xperia Z2

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We are all sick and tired of having so many wires in our house. Luckily, many Android manufacturers believe in wireless charging methods. Sony is no different and has launched two accessories for the Xperia Z2 for owners in pursuit of a wireless life. The company now has a wireless charging plate and cover case. The wireless charging standard chosen by Sony is Qi.


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Hands on with Quick Circle on the LG G3

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LG’s Quick Circle cover is a smart case for the G3 that allows you to interact with your device without actually flipping the cover open. It’s pretty similar to something like Samsung’s S-View covers or HTC’s Dot Case, but from what we can tell, the Quick Circle offers a ton of functionality that you’re not going to find in other cases.

We’ve got a hands on video showing the different clock faces, the quick camera shortcuts, the health and fitness integration, and the quick music player, among other things. Hit the break to see it in action.
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Official CyanogenMod cases available for Nexus 5

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.

Source: +CyanogenMod

 

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.

source: Google Play

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.

source: VR-zone

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.

Hit the break for info on new cases from Google and LG.


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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.

source: +Spigen

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.

source: etnews

via: GSM Arena