Smart watches are passé. HTC has just announced the RE SOK, the world’s smart sock. The sock integrates a display on the side that shows your phone’s notifications, so instead of doing the bothersome task of pulling the phone out of your pocket or bag, just hold your ankle next to your face.
The RE SOK also has a lot of other features. GPS tracking ensures you can find your other sock in case you ever lose it, a system designed to find holes in the sock, superslip coating to make it easier to slide around on hardwood floors (up to 40%), and complete compatibility with all versions of shoes (except sandals; the SOK are programmed to self destruct when used with sandals). Read more »
Xiaomi took the wraps off the third generation of its popular Piston in-ear headphones. The new headset features updated design, build quality, and sound signature.
The looks of the new Piston in-ear headphones have earned them a Reddot design award. Read more »
As most of our US reader are surely aware, the eagerly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are finally up for preorder today. The devices can be picked-up from a wide variety of vendors, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon, which carry both devices, as well as Boost, Cricket and MetroPSC, which only have the basic S6 model.
As it turns of, BestBuy is also offering preorders for both smartphones and to make the deal even sweeter, it will throw in a free wireless charger with the purchase. There is one condition,though – preorders must be made between today and April 11 to be eligible for the gift. Read more »
The Pong Sleek Case is a thin snap-on protective cover for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The case is designed for users who worry about the radiation which their smartphone emits.
Based in Encinitas, California, Pong debuted its first radiation-absorbing case alongside iPhone 4 in 2010. The company’s innovative tech has been developed by a team of PhD scientists from Harvard, MIT, and University of Manchester among others. Read more »
Microsoft teamed up with the Swedish manufacturer of audio accessories Coloud to create an active headset for Lumia smartphones. Hoop by Coloud is already available in Europe for €29.
The headphones are available in three colors that are typical for Microsoft Lumia smartphones – green, orange, and black. Read more »
Qualcomm seems to be pretty proud of its Quick Charge 2.0 technology, that is an integral part of some high-end smartphones which use its top of the line chipsets. The Motorola Nexus 6 is in this situation, and Qualcomm has used this particular device in a new promotional video for Quick Charge 2.0.
Three of them, to be precise. They’re said to be identical, except each uses a different charger. The leftmost unit has a 5V 1A charger, the center one gets a 5V 2A charger, while the Nexus 6 on the right works with a Quick Charge 2.0 enabled charger. Read more »
Hewlett-Packard will feature Bang & Olufsen audio in its products going forward. Previously, the PC manufacturer had a partnership with Beats Audio, which was struck before its acquisition by Apple.
The first HP products with audio tech from the Danish company will appear this spring. Read more »
Samsung’s latest flagship device couple is set to hit stores in early April. With the initial batch going out on April 9 and April 10 in quite a few markets and preorders already piling in at a record-breaking rate, it seems users really can’t wait to get their hands on the latest and greatest Samsung tech.
And, as the old saying goes, you have to strike the iron while it’s hot, a fact the Korean tech giant knows oh too well. To further capitalize on the upcoming Galaxy S6 avalanche, Samsung has announced that the two flagship devices will launch along with a wide array of designer accessories. Read more »
One of the cool features is that the rubberized bands around the second generation Moto E are removable and can be interchanged with various color options. Motorola also offers grip shells that add a clear plastic shell for the back of the phone for protection.
After recently launching the phone in India, Motorola has now started selling the bands and shells as well through its online partner Flipkart. The bands are available in two sets consisting of three bands each. You can either choose from Raspberry, Turquoise, Purple or Red, Blue, Yellow. Read more »
HTC Dot View case for One M8 became the best-selling accessory HTC has ever released. It was made available for other smartphones following the M8 success – Desire 510 and Desire Eye. Quite naturally HTC will be launching a One M9-copmatible Dot View case in time for the flagship’s official release.
As a preparation for the upcoming One M9 and One M9 Dot View case, HTC updated the Dot View app with new features. Those should be compatible with all existing Dot View cases and devices, of course. Read more »
OnePlus announced on its Twitter account that customers in Europe and India will be able to purchase the OnePlus Power Bank later in April through its website.
The OnePlus Power Bank is a 10,000mAh power house with lithium polymer batteries. It has 2x 5V/2A outputs for quickly charging your phone or tablet simultaneously. The Power Bank will be available in Sandstone Black and Silk White. Read more »
According to a report in Reuters Xiaomi has partnered with the Chinese manufacturer of athletic gear Li Ning on a smart running shoes. The clever kicks should make their debut this year.
The running shoes will track the user’s activity via an embedded chip. Read more »
Bowers & Wilkins, makers of high-end audio products, have launched three new products in the Indian market. These include the Bowers & Wilkins T7, Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2, and Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2.
The T7 is a portable Bluetooth speaker, the first by Bowers & Wilkins. The T7 features the company’s new Micro Matrix technology that promises better audio quality from a small package. The honeycomb pattern of the Micro Matrix design reduces the vibrations ensuring low distortion in sound. The T7 has two 50mm active drivers and two large passive radiator. It supports aptX codec for better audio quality and offers 18 hours of battery life. Read more »
Back in December of last year OnePlus marked its one year anniversary by, among other things, announcing a brand new accessory – its very own 10,000 mAh power bank. However, the company only unveiled its pricing and the fact that it would be out in early 2015.
Today though OnePlus has thankfully attached an actual release date to its power bank. It will be up for grabs starting on March 17, which is next Tuesday, so the wait is almost over (if you’ve been at all waiting for this product, of course). Read more »
The battery charge in your phone is diminishing and so are the animals of an endangered species. Samsung is trying to tackle both with its new Animal Edition Battery Packs.
They will come in two sizes – 8,400mAh and 11,300mAh – and only one level of cute: very. Read more »