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Nikon unveils a selfie stick accessory for Coolpix cameras

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Nikon quietly introduced a selfie stick (N-MP001) accessory for select Coolpix family models. The gadget costs $60 a pop and is available for pre-order at major US retailers.

Nikon’s selfie stick measures 28.54 inches long when extended completely and weighs 186 grams. Read more »

Samsung Wireless Charging Pad hands-on

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Samsung launched a brand new Qi wireless charging pad alongside Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The flagship smartphones support Qi and PMA wireless charging out of the box.

Available in dark blue or white, Samsung’s wireless charging pad is a handsome thing too look at in the flesh. Read more »

A set of how-to videos acquaint prospective Apple Watch users with its various features

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Apple’s debut on the smart wearable market – the Apple Watch is finally inching closer to its release. Initial preorders begin on April 10 and the first units will start shipping on April 24. With the release date so close, a lot of eager Apple fans can’t wait to get their hands on the new wearable.

But while tech savvy people will surely have no trouble getting around the Apple Watch and are already pretty familiar with its array of interesting features, the Cupertino giant has kept with traditions and has gone the extra mile to familiarize as wide an audience as possible with the upcoming gadget. Much like with the original iPhone, Apple has prepared a series of how-to videos, which show and explain the Apple Watch in all of its aspects in a clear and, naturally, stylish manner. Read more »

EE gives you a free 2,600mAh power bar with unlimited in-store replacements

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The curse of modern day life – limited battery endurance – has been causing us anxiety and shortening our lives due to stress for the entire existence of the smartphone. Keen to keep its customers sane, British carrier EE is launching its brand new initiative, which will provide a free power bank to eligible customers.

Now, you might think that eligibility is the operative word, but the terms are actually pretty relaxed. Read more »

Moto X is $140 cheaper for one day only

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It might be April Fools’ Day today, but this is no joke. Motorola has decided to run another price-cutting promo for the Moto X on this occasion, and you’re now able to save $140 if you purchase the device.

It normally starts at $499.99, but if you order one now it will start at $359.99. Obviously we’re talking about buying the Moto X off-contract, as the promo sadly isn’t valid if you get it with a long-term carrier agreement. Read more »

Buy an LG G3 and get a free VR headset, sort of

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LG has been teasing the said promotion for quite some time now. It was supposed to launch in February, but, obviously, there have been some setbacks.

It appears the gift is now available, but only in the US and only in “particular stores” and, of course, while supplies last. The promotional webpage does not mention stores in particular and a footnote, leading nowhere states that the list is available online at lg.com, but we didn’t manage to find it, so if you have some info on that, be sure to leave it in the comment section. Read more »

HTC announces the RE SOK, the world’s first smart sock

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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 outs upgraded Piston in-ear headphones

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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 »

A free wireless charger with a preorder of Galaxy S6 and S6 edge from BestBuy

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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 »

Pong Sleek Case for iPhone 6 review

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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 »

Hoop by Coloud is an active headset for your Microsoft Lumia smartphone

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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 Quick Charge 2.0 demoed on video, Oppo is unimpressed

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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 »

HP will feature Bang & Olufsen audio in its products going forward

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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 Galaxy S6 and S6 edge get a range of colorful accessories

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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 »

Motorola launches interchangeable bands and grip shells for Moto E in India

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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 »