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LaCie outs Porsche Design Mobile Drive with USB-C

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Hot on the heels of the new MacBook’s debut, the manufacturer of digital storage solutions LaCie launched an external hard drive with USB-C connector. The metal-clad storage solution is designed by Porsche Design, so it is certain to perfectly complement the sleek new notebook.

The LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drive will be available with 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB of built-in storage. Read more »

PhotoFast EVO C – the first ever flash drive to combine a lightning port, USB type A and type C

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PhotoFast has built a solid reputation for delivering one of the first iOS flash drive solutions. Granted, it is sort of a weird niche, but they are still pretty good at what they do. The company’s latest creation is very in-tune with Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook, announced yesterday. That laptop is a pioneer in its adoption of the new USB type C standard and PhotoFast has wasted no time in offering what could well be your first accessory to go with the ultra-thin Mac.

The flash drive in question is essentially meant to be used with iOS devices, through the lightning port on one side, as well as more conventional USB hosts, like PCs, thanks to the type A connector on the other end. Upon first inspection, there is nothing really special about the device, but a closer inspection reveals, that the traditional USB houses the much smaller, reversible type C connector. It is concealed in the bottom plastic part of the type A connector and slides out when needed. Read more »

A $79 gadget will address the shortage of ports in the new Apple MacBook

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Apple will help you go around the shortage of ports in the new Macbook with a dedicated accessory. Priced at $79, the USB-C multipart adapter will add a trio of ports to the sleek new notebook.

The multiport adapter by Apple will be available in two different configurations – one with VGA display port and one with HDMI solution. Read more »

Reserve Strap is an Apple Watch charging band

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There is a charging band for Apple Watch coming our way. Dubbed Reserve Strap, the accessory will extend the wearable’s battery life by “up to 125%.”

Reserve Strap features built-in batteries and magnetic inducing charging. Read more »

Sony BSP60 Smart Bluetooth Speaker to cost €299

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Sony introduced a nicely designed Sony BSP60 Smart Bluetooth Speaker at the MWC expo a few days ago. It looks quite futuristic and offers a plethora of functions.

When the speaker is fully opened, it’s reminiscent of a retro style alarm clock. It’s not merely a speaker with a built-in amplifier which just pumps out what you feed to it, though. It’s NFC-enabled and has its own display with 4 capacitive buttons to control volume and sift through its various functions. Read more »

AT&T launches a case which enables LTE on the Wi-Fi iPad Mini on March 20

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AT&T is announcing that it will release the Modio LTE case for iPad Mini models on March 20. This is an intriguing concept – it’s a case that will bring LTE connectivity to Wi-Fi-only small iPads. It will work with the iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 2, and the original iPad Mini too.

The flip side is that you’ll need to sign a two-year contract if you want to get the Modio case for just $49.99. That’s right, we’re talking about a long-term commitment for a tablet case. That’s quite odd, but luckily you can also purchase it with no strings attached, though in that case you’ll need to shell out $199.99. Read more »

Mophie unveils Juice Pack battery case for Samsung Galaxy S6

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The mobile accessories powerhouse mophie took the wraps off a battery pack case for Samsung Galaxy S6. The case will also be available for Galaxy S6 edge.

Mophie’s Juice Pack for the Samsung Galaxy S6 family features 3,300mAh battery. Read more »

Microsoft launches a Bluetooth-powered Universal Foldable Keyboard

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Microsoft has launched a new Universal Foldable Keyboard powered by Bluetooth at the Mobile World Congress 2015 today. This lightweight keyboard is slim offers flat keys laid out in five rows but no function keys.

However, the multimedia control keys are placed on the top row. The software-giant has enabled this Universal Foldable Keybaord to work seamelessly with iOS, Android, and Windows platform based smartphones and tablets. Read more »

Oaxis Star.21 and O2 fitness trackers at MWC 2015

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We have to confess we had never heard of Oaxis before our meeting at the Pepcom event in Barcelona. The fitness tracking accessories have grown exponentially throughout the last year and we’ve already lost track.

Well, that’s why industry events such as the MWC are so important. It turns out, the Oaxis Star.21 is an innovative fitness band, while the Oaxis O2 is more advanced tracker with display and heart-rate monitor. Read more »

SanDisk outs a flash drive with USB Type-C connector

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That 200GB microSD card isn’t the only new product revealed by SanDisk today. The memory powerhouse announced its first-ever USB flash drive with Type C connector.

The new memory solution features Type C connector on one side and USB 3.0 on the other. Read more »

SanDisk unveils world’s first 200GB microSD card

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Memory cards come in powers of two, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and so on. SanDisk broke the mold – and the record – with a new 200GB microSD card. It’s a follow-up to the to the first ever 128GB but offers 56% more storage.

That’s enough to record 20 hours of 1080p video. Read more »

Samsung unveils a refined Galaxy VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

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Samsung introduces a new version of the Oculus-powered Gear VR Innovator Edition headset. The new Gear VR is compatible with the newly announced Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge and is 15% smaller.

The Galaxy VR Innovator Edition with Oculus technology is already available for purchase globally for $199. The headset is compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet, but Samsung and Oculus will be launching a Galaxy S6-compatible edition as well. Read more »

Huawei TalkBand B2 and TalkBand N1 promo videos are up

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Huwaei just announced two new wearable devices – the TalkBand B2 and the TalkBand N1, and an Android Wear smartwatch, dubbed simply Huawei Watch.

Huawei is not particularly big on the wearable market. The company does, however have a history with experimenting in the field, particularly with the TalkBand B1 – a wearable Bluetooth handset. The interesting device saw the light of day last year and was definitely met with mixed response. Today it’s releasing a follow-up on that along withn Android Wear smartwatch. Read more »

Huawei makes the TalkBand B2 official alongside the TalkBand N1

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After having leaked earlier today, both the Huawei TalkBand B2 (pictured below) and the TalkBand N1 are now official. The Chinese company has updated the design of its original TalkBand B1 from one year ago, this time opting for a more premium look. The materials are different too, since the B2 is made from an aluminum alloy. Its functionality is similar to its predecessor’s – namely, it’s a fitness tracker that’s also a Bluetooth headset.

On the other hand, the TalkBand N1 is a Bluetooth headset and music player apparently aimed at the fitness market. Read more »

Huawei Talkband B2 and Talkband N1 leak ahead of MWC

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Huawei’s upcoming MWC 2015 product line-up just keeps on leaking today. The latest piece of news regards the company’s Talkband N1 MP3 player and Talkband B2 Bluetooth headset.

Both have been spotted at the MWC 2015 showroom floors in large banners, but the actual product photos have been hidden with black tape. Anyway, the Huawei Talkband N1 is an MP3 player with an activity tracker and Bluetooth connectivity. Read more »