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Olympus Air is a lens style camera with PEN guts

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Sony’s lens style cameras (QX10 and QX100) seemed like oddball devices, but they are gaining popularity. The Olympus Air A01 takes a micro four thirds image sensor from the company’s OM-D and PEN cameras and puts it into a self-contained body that can be attached to and controlled by a smartphone.

The Air can use any lens from the M.Zuiko lineup to offer additional flexibility. Read more »

Tech21 Evo Mesh case for iPhone 6 review

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Tech21 Evo Mesh case is part of the company’s extensive iPhone 6 lineup. The protective cover is made for users who like to keep their smartphone intact without breaking the bank for an all-out rugged solution.

Based in London, Tech21 creates mobile accessories with a science-first approach. The company has been in the business since 2005 and is the first to use shock-absorbing polymers in its products. Read more »

House of Marley Liberate XLBT wireless over-ear headphones review

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The Liberate XLBT are House of Marley’s first wireless headphones. The headset is the bigger brother of the Liberate on-ear model I reviewed recently.

Wireless headphones are becoming increasingly popular, so it is hardly a surprise that House of Marley wants a piece of the action. Hit past the break to find out if the Liberate XLBT headphones are worth your attention and money! Read more »

HTC One (M9) “Hima” to come with additional DotView colors

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More rumors regarding the HTC One (M9) “Hima” are inbound and the latest round of them is concerning the DotView case. According to @upleaks, HTC is going to out additional DotView colors for the phone’s launch.

The colors in question are turquoise and yellow and they’ll presumably join the already existing blue, black, dark red and orange options. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets free Montblanc pen in the UK

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A few months after entering into a partnership with Montblanc, Samsung is running a new promotion that offers a complimentary pen manufactured by the premium writing instrument maker with every purchase of a Galaxy Note 4.

The deal is only available to UK customers, who will have to purchase the device from Samsung UK’s website by using the coupon code “NOTE4MB”. While the promotion is valid until 23:59 pm tomorrow, it is applicable only to the first 150 customers purchasing the device. Read more »

Xiaomi’s selfie contest lets you win a Mi Box, Mi Camera Lens, and Mi Bunny mascot

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Xiaomi has just challenged its fans to a selfie contest over on its official forum. The Chinese company wants to see how much you love to take selfies. And to reward you, it’s offering three prizes: a Mi Box set top box, a Mi Camera Lens accessory for your smartphone, and a Mi Bunny mascot, in the 30cm iteration (which you can see in the photo below this paragraph).

All you have to do is go to this forum thread and post a selfie of you or your friends. The image should (obviously) include your face or your friends’ faces, but also things related to Xiaomi and MIUI, its Android overlay. So for example you can hold a Xiaomi product or a piece of paper on which you’ve written the company’s name. Read more »

Mugen Power releases 6,640mAh battery case for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users that want a little bit of extra battery prowess from their top notch phablet look in Mugen Power’s direction.

The battery maker has a new extended battery case for the Galaxy Note 4 that provides a bit of extra protection, a 6,640mAh battery (or more than double the built-in 3,220mAh capacity), kickstand and both NFC and Qi wireless charging for the price of $89.50. Read more »

DODOcase launches premium leather straps for Moto 360

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The manufacturer of leather goodies for smartphones and tablets DODOcase launched a collection of premium straps for Moto 360. The San Francisco-based company is known for its bespoke cases for iPhone and iPad.

DODO’s leather bands are made from premium Pergamena leather. Read more »

Xiaomi announces Mi Box Mini and Mi Headphones

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Along with the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro, Xiaomi also announced two new peripherals at its keynote today. The Mi Box Mini is a smaller version of its Mi Box set-top box, which is essentially an Apple TV-esque device meant for streaming content from your smartphone.

The Mi Box Mini is extremely small and can just plug in straight into a power point. Read more »

Element Case brings Schneider Optics to iPhone 6

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Earlier this week, the California-based manufacturer of luxury smartphone accessories Element Case took the wraps off an iPhone 6 cover with interchangeable photographic lenses. Dubbed iPro 6 Trio, the case aims to make the already stellar camera of the iPhone 6 even better.

The interchangeable lenses of the iPro 6 are developed by the pro lens gurus at Schneider Optics. Read more »

Philips announces Fidelio NC1L noise-canceling headphones with Lightning connector

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Last year, Philips announced the Fidelio M2L headphones designed to work with Apple’s Lightning connector. At CES this year, Philips announced a new model, the Fidelio NC1L that also includes built-in noise cancellation.

Just like the M2L, the NC1L includes its own integrated DAC and amplifier for converting the pure digital signal from the Lightning port into audio signal for the drivers. It also includes four microphone array for the noise canceling feature to work. Read more »

Toshiba unveils FlashAir III WI-Fi enabled SD card, and one with built-in NFC

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Toshiba’s got a couple of new SD cards coming, in multiple sizes each. First off, we have the FlashAir III, which is sort of like Toshiba’s answer to the Eyefi. And then there’s the first ever NFC-capable SD card.

If you’re wondering what pairing NFC with an SD card would be good for, well, apparently it’s been done so you can see up to 16 picture thumbnails from the card on your Android smartphone with just a tap. Oh, and you’ll also find out how much storage space is left on the card. Read more »

HTC Re camera update brings YouTube live streaming

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If it’s worth doing on camera, it’s worth doing in front of a live audience right? Maybe even better! HTC’s Re action camera will gain the ability to livestream footage to YouTube starting tomorrow, which will set it apart from market leader GoPro.

The new functionality is coming through an update to its companion app, Android gets it tomorrow while iOS will get it “later in Q1.” Read more »

Kingston’s latest memory cards are UHS-I Speed Class 3 with 90MB/s read speed

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Kingston introduced today microSD and SD cards under the UHS-I Speed Class 3 boasting some 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write speeds. This is great news for those who want to play and record 4K video without stuttering.

In fact, as per the SD Association’s latest specifications, the UHS-I U3 standard guarantees performance of at least 30MB/s read and write, and Kingston’s latest offering exceeds the standard Class 10 SD cards 9 and 8 times for read and write speeds, respectively. Read more »

Sennheiser updates Momentum headphones, launches two new wireless noise-canceling variants

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Sennheiser has updated its premium Momentum series of headphones. The current Momentum and Momentum On-Ear now feature improved design for better comfort as well as the ability to fold them for easier transportation.

Along with that, the company also announced two new wireless versions of the Momentum headphones. They feature the design improvements of the second generation models, but cut the cord and go for Bluetooth (aptX) to transfer the data. The headphones feature built-in controls to control your audio playback and calls, as well as NFC for pairing easily with your smartphone or tablet. On top of that, they also feature active noise-cancelation, which is not present in the wired models. Read more »