Google IO 2016 Coverage

New cases surfacing on Amazon reveal LG G5 details

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The LG G5 is set to be announced later this month in conjunction with MWC 2016 and the device is expected to bring some big changes to the design of LG’s flagship. One group that looks forward to the release of any new smartphone is accessory manufacturers. This is especially true when there are significant changes that will prevent the use of prior generation accessories as it creates an open market for new sales. Case makers are probably excited to see the new LG G5 launch approach and have already started loading up sites like Amazon with their wares. That is good for us as these listings help reveal what LG has in store for us. Read more

OtterBox reveals its range of cases for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+

So, you watched Samsung’s Unpacked event yesterday and decided to pre-order a Galaxy Note 5 (not in Europe of course) or theĀ Galaxy S6 Edge+. What about when you get your hands on it, how will you protect the metal and glass constructed smartphones from life’s everyday knocks and scratches? Luckily, OtterBox has some options for you to choose from.

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LG unveils new QuickCircle case prior to the G3’s announcement

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Hello there, QuickCircle case. Before announcing the G3 on Tuesday, LG has lifted the curtain on arguably its most important accessory. The QuickCircle case, known as QuickWindow with the G2, has a circular cutout that previews and allows interaction with content. Features listed include checking the time, carrying out phone calls, texting, snapping photos, choosing music to listen to, and displaying health information. All of this without ever opening the QuickCircle case’s front.

LG touts the ‘grip-ability’ that this case offers along with its Smart Lighting capability. Smart Lighting seems to be an answer for call and text notifications from within the circle. The QuickCircle case will be available inĀ Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Aqua Mint, Indian Pink. Another great addition? Compatibility with the Qi wireless charging standard. When the LG G3 launches next month, the company will have an SDK open to developers to tailor to the QuickCircle case.

Hit the break for a video demo and the full press release.
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Need to get something from the Play Store by Christmas? Standard shipping eligible by noon Monday

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If you are on the verge of picking up something from the Google Play Store, do it fast. Standard shipping can score you certain items you would like by Christmas. But, you have deadline. Monday, December 16, at noon. Items listed are the Nexus 7 (white too), Nexus 10, Chromecast, and some cases and a wireless charger. It is likely limited to just these items; therefore, if you’re picking up a Nexus 5, you likely won’t be able to take advantage of this. And, of course, you can still choose rush shipping to ensure a timely delivery. Hit the source link to see all of the items listed.

Source: Play Store

[Deal] 20% off tablet, smartphone accessories on Best Buy’s site

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Just pick up a Nexus 7 in white? The Google Play Edition of the LG G Pad 8.3? Or how about just any smartphone or tablet? Well, Best Buy is currently holding a sale on select accessories for smartphones and tablets. The 20% off sale covers cases, screen protectors, Bluetooth keyboards, bags, chargers, and more. There are some great deals going on and many of the items would make a great gift.. for yourself! The sale is only online and runs through Christmas day. Head on over to the source link below to view what items are on sale.

Source: Best Buy

Cruzerlite Androidified Nexus 5 cases already on sale

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The Nexus 5 hasn’t been announced yet, but that isn’t stopping one UK retailer from offering cases for the phone. MobileFun is offering two Cruzerlite Androidified cases for pre-order (clear and black) as well as two cases from Rearth Ringke (slim and fusion).

After adding any of the cases to your cart, the shipping date is revealed as October 23, which could be the actual date or most likely a placeholder. The Nexus 5 could be announced by then, but I am putting my money on the last week in October.

source: MobileFun
via: Cult of Android

Wish your Galaxy S 4 had a slide-out QWERTY keyboard? There’s an accessory for that

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I remember loving my original DROID”s slide-out keyboard and thinking that I would never buy a phone without one. Well things changed, and more importantly screen sizes have gotten big enough that touch typing isn’t an issue anymore. Still, there are some that love having a QWERTY keyboard, but also want the latest and greatest high end phone. Now you can have both with this new case for your Galaxy S 4.

This case features a full slide-out Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard. It’s backlit so you can still type in the dark, and has dedicated buttons for Home, Search, and Play/Pause. The keyboard can even act as a kickstand when you want to watch movies. The 280mAh battery will give you 8 hours of typing or 45 days of standby time. The good news is that it can be charged with the same micro USB cable as your phone. It’s priced at $79.99 and is available now.

Hit the break for the full list of features and specs along with the link for ordering.

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More Galaxy S IV case designs leak

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We’re just one day away from being shown the most anticipated device of the year, but that’s definitely not going to slow the rumors down. Today, we’re getting an early look at some cases that may fit the S IV’s design shape. These cases look like they’d fit the latest leak we saw just yesterday, so this very well could be the final shape of Samsung’s newest superphone. The biggest difference from the S III is the LED flash placement and speaker placement; the LED flash has moved below the camera, and the speaker has moved to the bottom of the phone, similar to the Note II. Aside from that, USB and headphone jack placement are identical. (That’s great news if you’ve invested in a dock of any kind. The S IV should be compatible with at least some of them.)

With the popularity that is almost guaranteed to follow this phone, we should expect to see some great accessory support. These cases come in nearly every color you could want, and should hopefully be available around the phone’s actual release date. Are you excited yet?

source: MobileFun

via: Unwired View