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OnePlus Cardboard can now be ordered for free, though you do pay shipping

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Back when it revealed that it would launch its next smartphone in VR, OnePlus also made its own version of Google’s Cardboard official. The Chinese company promised to make this available to people before its grand unveiling event for the OnePlus 2, which will happen on July 27.

And now you can order one, straight from the OnePlus website. The rather surprising fact is that it’s free. You only have to pay for shipping, which is going to be $5 if you’re in the US, £5 if you’re in the UK, or €7 if you’re elsewhere in Europe. Read more »

Xiaomi Mi Band 1s will feature a heart rate monitor

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Xiaomi is quietly working on the Mi Band successor dubbed Mi Band 1s. According to a listing sourced from the Taiwanese National Communications Commission the wearable will feature a heart rate monitor.

The Mi Band 1s carries the same design as its predecessor with three LED lights atop an aluminum cap. Read more »

Samsung Level U wireless headset goes official

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Samsung added another member to its Level family of audio products. The Level U is a wireless in-ear headset with ergonomic around-the-neck design and beefy 12mm audio drivers.

The Korean giant has integrated two microphones into the Level U – one handles voice, while the other one blocks ambient noise. Read more »

LG G4 comes with a free leather back and second battery in the US in July

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Last month, LG ran an interesting promotion for its G4 smartphone in the US. The company offered people who purchased the handset a free microSD card, a second battery, and a charging cradle. This month, LG is up to something very similar.

Only this time around the microSD card in the giveaway has been replaced with a leather back cover. You still also get a second battery with a charging cradle. Read more »

Selfie sticks will be banned from Disney theme parks starting June 30

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Disney World has announced that it’s banning selfie-sticks from its theme parks, a decision that the company says was taken keeping in mind the safety of visitors.

“We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie-sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast,” a company spokesperson said. The ban will come into effect at Disney World and California’s Disneyland on June 30, and at the company’s parks in Paris and Hong Kong on July 1. Read more »

The 200GB SanDisk microSD card is now up for grabs for $239.44

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Remember that crazy 200GB microSD card that SanDisk unveiled at the beginning of March? Well, it’s now available to buy. And the good news is that it’s quite a lot cheaper than it was expected to be.

The bad news is that it’s still not cheap. Amazon will sell you one for $239.44, which sounds like a lot – but consider two things. First, you’re buying the world’s largest capacity microSD card. And second, the recommended retail price for it is a whopping $399. Read more »

Fitbit products up for pre-order in India

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Yesterday, we reported on Fitbit planning on entering the Indian market with Amazon as its launch partner. The company had said that the products will be up for sale starting July 1.

Amazon has now put up the entire range of Fitbit products for pre-order. Read more »

Fitbit to launch in India on July 1

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Fitbit has announced its plans to enter the Indian market. The company will be introducing its range of fitness products and will be selling it first through Amazon India, who is the launch partner.

Steve Morley, Vice-President and General Manager Asia Pacific for Fitbit, told The Indian Express that, “We are establishing an Indian entity and the first employees will be joining soon. We are here for a proper brand launch and Amazon will be our launch partner.” Read more »

DxO ONE camera adds 1″ 20.2MP sensor and RAW shooting to iPhones

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DxO, known for testing camera quality among other things, has decided to jump into hardware with the DxO ONE. It’s a camera module that attaches to an Apple device that can snap RAW images with its 1″ 20.2MP sensor behind a fast f/1.8 lens.

The DxO ONE uses a physical connection to the iPhone or iPad, over the Lightning port, which eliminates lag compared to the wireless connection of Sony’s QX cameras. Read more »

iblazr2 wireleless flash adds more light for your night time smartphone photography

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The super-thin phone trend means we’ll probably never see a xenon flash on a phone again, so flash add-ons are a thing now. The iblazr2 is getting kickstarted now and should be delivered this September.

The add-on uses four LEDs and a wireless connection (Bluetooth) to up to twice as more light as your phone’s built-in flash can. It supports both iOS and Android phones. Read more »

This is a remote-controlled submarine for GoPro cameras

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There is a remote controlled mini submarine you can attach your GoPro camera to on the way. Dubbed TTR-SB Seawolf, the underwater vessel works with GoPro Hero3 and Hero4 cameras.

The submarine is designed and manufactured by the Swedish company TTRobotix and comes with a forward-facing GoPro mount. Read more »

LG G4 leather covers go up for pre-order in the United States

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LG G4′s optional genuine leather back covers went up for pre-order in the United States. The Korean giant now offers its latest flagship smartphone though al major carriers in the country – AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular.

The premium back covers are priced at $69.99 in LG’s online store in the United States. Read more »

Job listing suggests new version of Google Glass nearing production

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Over a month after CEO of Italian eyewear manufacturer Luxottica said that Google Glass version 2.0 is coming out soon, a recent job listing posted by the search giant has revealed the new version of the high-tech eyewear might actually be nearing production.

First spotted by Business Insider, the listing seeks an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (Final Assembly, Test & Pack) whose responsibilities include designing, developing, testing, and qualifying “solutions in a manufacturing environment, including Design for Manufacturing (DFM),” influencing “product design to improve manufacturability for yield and reliability,” as well as working “with the Quality and Reliability team to define requirements for shipment.” Read more »

HTC offering $50 off RE Camera, 50% discount on accessories

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HTC is celebrating this year’s Father’s day by offering discounts on some of the products available on its website. For example, you can grab the RE Camera for $149, which is $50 less than its usual price.

In addition, the company is also offering a 50% discount on accessories (provided that you purchase three or more), as well as 50% off card packs that are made with the company’s Print Studio app – don’t forget to use the code Dad at checkout. Read more »

Microdia unveils highest capacity microSD card yet – 512GB

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SanDisk is usually the one that sets microSD capacity records, but this time it got scooped. Microdia unveiled an unbelievable 512GB microSD card, wiping the floor with SanDisk’s current top offering of 200GB.

And no, the Microdia Xtra Elite will not be cheap. Read more »