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Samsung Galaxy S5 now comes with free Gear Fit at Vodafone UK

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If you buy a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Vodafone UK until June 26, you’ll receive a free Gear Fit smartband. This is essentially a £149 bonus, as that’s how much the Gear Fit currently goes for on its own.

The offer is valid only if you purchase the Galaxy S5 from Vodafone’s website, but you can take advantage of it regardless of which 3G or 4G plan you choose. Read more »

Smartwatches infographic tells about the ten-fold growth in the market

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Smartwatches seem to be all the rage at the moment – in hype if not in market value. But the latter is expanding and people seem to be considering them more and more as they progress in features and in style.

When Samsung got into the game with its Galaxy Gear to match and surpassed the Sony SmartWatch series and various fitness-oriented manufacturers like Nike and FitBit we all thought it was a nice but non-polished effort. Now that there are Pebbles and Gear 2 and Gear Fit are out there, the market seems ripe and ready. Motorola’s Moto 360 seems the tech junkie’s dream and all eyes are on Apple’s coming iWatch. But what do the numbers say? Read more »

Made for Xperia portal goes live to help you get the accessories you need

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Sony has launched a dedicated Made for Xperia portal, where you will be able to find lots of Sony-approved accessories for the latest Xperia lineup.

It isn’t exactly a store, even though lists the products. To make an actual purchase though, you will have to follow the link to the manufacturer’s store. Sony is not responsible for the purchase, warranty and the quality of the product. Read more »

Apple’s Strength ad reminds us the iPhone 5s is a fitness powerhouse

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Apple has a new ad out and it shows us that amid all these fitness-tracking-minded smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and accessories like the Gear 2 and Gear Fit the iPhone 5s remains a powerful tool for managing your daily workout.

The ad displays people doing various workouts and sports using a myriad of apps and accessories like the Zepp golf sensor and Adidas’ miCoach smart ball. Apple tells us that we’re more powerful than we think and helps get the point across by using an old sport-motivational song in Robert Preston’s “Chicken Fat”. Read more »

Panasonic HC800 noise cancelling headphones review

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The Panasonic HC800 sits on top of the Japanese manufacturer’s range of headphones in the United States. At a quick glance, the over-ear, noise cancelling headset is designed primarily with iPhone and iPad-toting road warriors in mind.

In regards to headphones, Panasonic has established a reputation for offering high-quality, keenly-priced headsets. The HC800 appears to fit the same mold as its price tag undercuts some of the heavy hitters in the segment. Read more »

Razer Junglecat is a slide-out gaming controller for iPhone 5s

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The manufacturer of gaming gear Razer released a gaming controller for Apple iPhone 5s. Dubbed Junglecat, the gadget featured a slide-out gaming pad which harks back to the days of Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.

Razer Junglecat features a standard four-way D-pad, a duo of bumpers, and AXBY quartet of buttons. Read more »

Updated Google Glass with Diane von Furstenberg design to launch tomorrow

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Google Glass is a revolutionary product with a major issue – a lot of people just can’t swallow how it looks. Google is great at tech and software, but for the design the company is bringing in outside help. First, Ivy Ross who was head designer for Mattel, Disney, Calvin Klein and others. Now, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.

Von Furstenberg has already worked with Glass by having her models wear the gadget at a New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 show. Read more »

Element Case Soft-Tec Ducati Folio case for iPad Air review

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As its name suggests, the Element Case Soft-Tec Ducati Folio case for iPad Air is a result of a partnership between the California-based company and the iconic Italian motorcycle manufactuer. At a quick glance, the flip cover aims to offer a motorsports-themed alternative to Apple’s own Smart Case for the iPad Air.

Announced during this year’s CES, the collaboration between the two boutique companies includes accessories for iPad, as well as iPhone 5s. The accessories’ lineup is currently offered in Ducati showrooms alongside the legendary motorcycles. Read more »

Apple officially confirms the acquisition of Beats for $3 billion

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Apple officially announced that it will acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics. The Cupertino giant will pay $3 billion for the purchase ($2.6 billion in cash and $400 million in stock), not the initially circulated $3.2 billion.

Under the terms of the deal, the co-founders of Beats Audio Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple’s executive ranks. Read more »

Samsung infographic helps you choose the right Gear for you

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Samsung has introduced three new Gear devices alongside the Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are Tizen-based smartwatches, while the Gear Fit is more of an enhanced smartband running a proprietary OS.

The three Gear wearables are compatible with a limited number of Galaxy devices, but given how many Galaxy smartphones Samsung ships each quarter we are sure many people are probably considering getting a Gear. But which one is for you? Read more »

Sony Xperia Z2 gets an official wireless charting kit

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Sony said nothing about wireless charging during the Xperia Z2 announcement in Barcelona last February. But today the manufacturer officially unveiled the Wireless Charging Cover WCR12 and Wireless Charging Plate WCH10 for the smartphone.

The accessory combo will enable Qi wireless charging on your Xperia Z2. Read more »

Legion Meter charger promises up to 92% faster charge times for your gadgets

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PLX Devices has two successful Kickstarter projects under its belt and it’s back for a third time with the Legion Meter. It’s a small USB device that promises to accelerate charging for your phone (or tablet) compared to just plugging a USB cable in your computer.

For additional functionality it has an OLED screen that can show how much power your gadget is drawing. Read more »

LG G Watch will be able to make calls

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Despite having its announcement a while ago, LG is still keeping the G Watch shrouded in mystery. Its key specifications aren’t disclosed just yet, as the company awaits the first Android Wear devices to debut at this year’s Google I/O.

This leaves the G Watch’s features open to speculation and according to industry sources cited by a Korean media outlet, the watch is going to feature a USIM module allowing it to place calls. Not surprisingly, the report suggests LG U+ carrier will be the first to release the G Watch in South Korea. Read more »

Sony XSP-N1BT is a 2-DIN Bluetooth smartphone dock for your car

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Sony has released the XSP-N1BT 2-DIN car audio receiver, which is essentially a Bluetooth dock for your smartphone. The receiver allows you to clamp your smartphone to the front and play audio through the car speakers.

The XSP-N1BT has dock connector that works exclusively with Xperia phones and also charges them. Other phones do work with the receiver but you won’t be able to charge them. The pairing is taken care of by NFC and the audio transfer is over Bluetooth. You control the basic functions of the smartphone, such as music, calls, maps, etc. through Sony’s app, which can be installed on any Android smartphone. Read more »

LG G3 wireless charger and Quick Circle case pictured

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LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the G3 has been leaked numerous times and has left nothing to our imagination. Just when we started to think that the flood of leaked information with respect to LG G3 is about to stop (since we already know everything about the smartphone), we come across the official accessories of the device.

The wireless charger and the quick circle case for the LG G3 have been pictured. The leaked images reveal that the G3′s wireless charging dock will feature a design that is significantly different from the normal wireless docks. Read more »