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Apple recalls Beats Pill XL because it’s a fire hazard

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If at some point you’ve bought a Beats Pill XL speaker, you might want to send it back to Apple (which now owns Beats as you may know). That’s because the company known more for its iPhones and Macs has had to issue a voluntary recall of all Beats Pill XL units ever sold across the US and Canada.

The reason for that has to do with the fact that the speaker’s battery can overheat, thus posing a fire hazard. All color versions of the wireless speaker are affected, as you’d imagine (the internals are obviously the same). Read more »

Huawei TalkBand B2 launches this week, brings smarter fitness tracking for $180

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Huawei unveiled the second generation TalkBand. The TalkBand B2 now integrates with the Jawbone UP Smart Coach app and is smarter about tracking your exercise.

It will be available very soon in three styles – black and white sports versions, plus a classier gold-tone and leather model. Read more »

Samsung unveils designer cases for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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Samsung rounded up a selection of popular designers and luxury companies to create exclusive cases for its beloved Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge flagships. Swarovski, Montblanc, Romero Britto, Rebecca Minkoff and Burton were tapped to produce signature designs.

Fair warning – your sense of good taste might feel a little dizzy. Read more »

SanDisk claims its new 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.0 flash drive is world’s smallest

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At the ongoing Computex trade show in Taipei, storage vendor SanDisk has launched what it is claiming to be the world’s smallest USB 3.0 flash drive. Dubbed Ultra Fit USB 3.0, the device has a capacity of 128GB, which can store up to 16 hours of Full HD video, the company claims.

Without its cap, the drive measures 0.75 inch in length, 0.63 inch in width, and 0.35 inch in height, which the company says makes it smaller than a dime. It provides speeds of up to 130MB/s, allowing users to move content up to 10 times faster than with standard USB 2.0 drives, SanDisk claims. Read more »

Android Wear 5.1.1 now available on Sony SmartWatch 3

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Sony SmartWatch 3 is now getting the latest available Android Wear OS – 5.1.1. The update was officially announced by Google a month ago and it introduced numerous improvements and features.

Android Wear 5.1.1 adds support for Wi-Fi connectivity, which will allow the SmartWatch 3 to stay connected to your phone and do all major stuff (calls, messages, emails, fitness tracking), even when you leave or forget your Android smartphone at home. Read more »

Olloclip Active Lens brings a telephoto and ultra-wide glass combo to iPhone 6

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Olloclip added another member to its already extensive collection of attachable camera lenses for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Dubbed active lens, the newcomer offers a telephoto and ultra-wide lens combo for Apple’s smartphone duo.

The functionality of the ultra-wide helps iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus shutterbugs capture images with the same field-of-view as an action camera. Read more »

Google outs limited-edition live smartphone cases designed by Skrillex

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Google released a trio of limited-edition live smartphone cases designed by the Grammy-winning producer Skrillex. The accessories are part of a new series of limited-edition covers for Android handsets by Google, dubbed Editions.

The cases are available for Motorola Nexus 6, LG Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6, as well as Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Read more »

Oppo unveils Compass fitness tracker, Okey bluetooh headset and selfie stick

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You didn’t think that Oppo will miss the chance to some cool announce accessories alongside its R7 and R7 Plus phones at today’s presentation, did you? The company just revealed the Compass fitness tracker, O-Key Bluetooth earpiece as well as a selfie stick. The latter is just 18cm long, but since we hate those, we won’t be wasting your time with it.

As for the the Oppo Compass fitness tracker, it sports a circular display and a heart rate monitor. Exact specs are scarce, but it seems that the body of the tracker is aluminum and comes with a rubber band. Read more »

Apple introduces official iPhone Lightning Dock for $39

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Apple quietly introduced its first official iPhone Lightning Dock solution for iPhone models announced since 2013. The accessory debuted alongside an updated 15” MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad and a new 27” Retina iMac with 5K display earlier today.

The new iPhone Lightning Dock features a white square base with rounded corners. The gadget supports Lightning port-packing iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPod touch 5th generation models. Read more »

Avengers themed accessories for Galaxy S6 will be available in a few days

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Samsung’s tight collaboration with Marvel has been going strong ever since the two companies teamed up in June last year. The partnership has been mostly on the media front and the two smartphones did have a prominent place in Marvel’s latest Avengers: Age of Ultron movie.

It comes as no surprise that, on the flip side of the deal, we will be seeing a lot of Avengers-themed merchandise from Samsung. The Korean tech giant has already started teasing some of these products, including TouchWiz themes and a limited edition Galaxy S6 edge series, starting with an Iron Man edition and probably more superhero skins yet to come. Read more »

Xiaomi’s official online store launches in the US on May 18, Europe on May 19

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A few months ago word got out that Xiaomi was going to launch its own official online store for the US and Europe this year. And now we’re actually very close to that happening. The Mi online store will go live in the US on May 18 at 7 PM PDT, and in Europe on May 19 at 12 PM GMT or 1 PM CEST.

There are some huge caveats here, which you need to take into account. First off, like we told you before, this store will not be selling phones, just accessories. Second, while it will be available in the US as mentioned, in Europe you’ll only be able to order from it if you live in one of three countries: the UK, France, and Germany. Read more »

OnePlus Power Bank launched in India

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OnePlus has officially launched its 10000mAh Power Bank in India, exclusively on Amazon. The Power Bank is available in Sandstone Black or Silk White and is priced at Rs. 1,399 ($22).

The OnePlus Power Bank has a capacity if 10000mAh with two USB out ports capable of 5V 2A each but if you have two devices connected simultaneously each one drops down to 5V 1A. The Power Bank has the same finish as the OnePlus One and comes with an LED charge indicator that can be activated by gently shaking the power bank. Read more »

Huawei launches new 13,000mAh Honor Power Bank AP007 in India

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Huawei has launched the new Honor Power Bank AP007 in India. The Power Bank has a capacity of 13,000mAh, which should be enough to charge a tablet once completely or a smartphone several times over.

The AP007 has two USB slots to charge two devices simultaneously and supports 5V 2A output to make the charging process quicker. Read more »

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge is now available in the US

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Just as previously announced, the Samsung Gear VR headset for the company’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones is now available to buy in the US. Not only that, but it can also be found in stock, both at Best Buy and at Samsung’s own online store.

This version of the Gear VR, dubbed Innovator Edition, will only work with the Galaxy S6 or S6 edge – unlike the original Gear VR which was tailor-made for the Galaxy Note 4. Read more »

Samsung giving away set of four limited edition Marvel’s Avengers cases with every Galaxy Note 4 purchase in US

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Samsung, in association with Marvel, is giving away for free a set of four limited edition Avengers cases (worth $200) with every purchase of the Galaxy Note 4 made between May 4 and June 1.

The South Korean company says you must have your device in hand in order to claim the offer, which can be done by visiting the promotion website (click the Source link below) and providing the required information to verify your purchase. Read more »