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Qualcomm Toq price dropped by $100

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Qualcomm has announced a sweet $100 off the price of their smartwatch, the Qualcomm Toq. The device was originally priced at $349.99 but will now be available at $249.99 for both the black and the white versions.

The Toq is Qualcomm’s first attempt at the nascent smartwatch category. The unique feature about this watch that set it apart from the Pebble was the presence of a color Mirasol display, also developed by Qualcomm. Although a decent smartwatch, the price was clearly too high for many aspiring buyers, so it’s no wonder Qualcomm dropped it not too long after launch. Read more »

V-Moda VAMP VERZA and METALLO case review

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The V-Moda VAMP VERZA belongs to a small group of mobile accessories, made for only the most committed audiophiles. The gadget combines a universal headphone amplifier, digital to analog converter, and a backup battery pack in a compact, sleek-looking package.

Headphone amplifiers are designed to bring out the best of high-end, usually over-ear headphones, as the built-in audio chips in today’s smartphones cannot bring out their full potential. Mobile headphones amps vary greatly in price and capabilities, with the V-Moda VAMP VERZA being a decidedly high-end offering. Read more »

HTC prepping three wearable devices for MWC – two smartwatches and a band

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According to a Bloomberg source close to HTC, the Taiwanese company is aiming to show off three wearable devices to carrier representatives at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. One of them is a smartwatch prototype based on Qualcomm’s Toq, the other a smartwatch which will rely heavily on Google Now and finally a bracelet targeted at music lovers.

The source reveals that HTC will likely keep said three devices under wraps from the public eye and only showcase them privately for now – bummer! Read more »

Nokia launches Treasure Tags, Bluetooth tag key chains

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The Nokia Treasure Tag is a small Bluetooth Low Energy brick that will keep you from losing your keys or your phone. It’s about the size of a matchbox, 30 x 30 x 10mm to be precise and weighs 13g.

The Treasure Tag has a squarish look and comes in several colors – it’s reminiscent of a Windows Phone live tile for a reason. Read more »

Samsung Smartphone GamePad hands-on

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We got to spend some time with Samsung Smartphone GamePad accessory and got some pictures as well as some impressions for you guys.

The GamePad wirelessly connects to any Android device from 4″ to 6.3″ and as you can see snuggles the Galaxy Note 3 pretty comfortably. It works over Bluetooth 4.0 and you can take advantage of the built-in NFC for easy pairing. The GamePad has two analogue sticks, one directional pad, four action keys, 2 trigger buttons on the top and a start select button. Read more »

Cambridge Audio Minx Go wireless speaker review

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The Cambridge Audio Minx Go is the manufacturer’s most affordable wireless speaker. Unlike many of its competitors which boast eye-grabbing design elements and bright color schemes, the Minx Go is singularly focused on delivering quality sound.

Based in London, England, Cambridge Audio is an established itself manufacturer of premium audio systems and speakers. Read on to find out if the Minx Go is worth your consideration. Read more »

New Samsung S Pen patent suggests call-making skills for the stylus

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Not all patents make it to real-world products but they give us a wonderful insight into what’s cooking in the manufacturer’s kitchen – their R&D departments. This new Samsung patent suggests the company is hard at work on the next generation S Pen, as suggested by its latest patent filing to the US Patent & Trademark Office. The new S Pen is a major leap forward from the one found in the Note 3. It features an improved protruding grip, but that’s not nearly half of the story.

The new S Pen also sports speaker and a mic allowing it to take phone calls as well as (presumably) accept S Voice and Google Now commands. Read more »

Bose AE2w Bluetooth Headphones Review

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Bose is one of the most popular names in the world of audio equipment. Known for its premium range of products including home theater systems, desktop speaker systems, sound docks and headphones, the brand is known for its brutally simple and ingenious product designs and high brand image associated with equally high price tag. And although some audiophiles might disagree, most people would also say that Bose products do sound pretty good.

Today we are taking a look at one of their headphones, more specifically the AE2w Bluetooth Headphones. Let’s see how well they perform. Read more »

HTC launches customizable Double Dip cases

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HTC launched customizable Double Dip cases for its HTC One flagship. The protective cases are split into three parts and you can customize the color of each one.

Just to be clear, those are cases – HTC isn’t painting the One in wildly different colors, like Motorola does with the Moto X. Read more »

TYLT RUGGD case for iPad Air review

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The TYLT RUGGD case for the Apple iPad Air is the company’s first ever offering in the segment. As its name suggests, the protective cover aims to successfully combine toughness and ergonomics in a lightweight, easy to handle package.

The TYLT RUGGD case for the iPad Air features tough outer shell, combined with inner layer made of tiny energy-absorbing cushions. There is no cover for the screen of the iPad Air, so it is clearly aimed at active users. Read on to find out how it fares as a daily driver! Read more »

Phiaton Chord MS 530 wireless over-ear headphones review

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The Phiaton Chord MS 530 wireless over-ear headphones sit on top of the manufacturer’s product range. The headset totes an overwhelming set of features which include Bluetooth 4.0 and noise cancelling, coupled with premium looks and build.

In my past experiences with Phiaton products, they always successfully combined premium appeal and value for money. Read on to find out if Phiaton’s flagship product delivers the same goods as its siblings! Read more »

HTC exec confirms that a wearable device is on the way

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HTC’s chairwoman Cher Wang told Bloomberg that the company will release a wearable device this year. The gadget will hit the shelves in time for the holiday shopping season.

According to the executive, the company has been looking at the now fashionable category of wearable devices for quite some time. Read more »

Samsung and Swarovski launch limited edition Galaxy Note 3 covers and matching bracelets

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Samsung and Swarovski have announced a partnership for an exclusive lineup of accessories for the popular Galaxy Note 3 phablet. They will be showcased at Samsung Galaxy Lounge on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

There are three limited edition Note 3 battery covers with three matching bracelets. Read more »

Jolla launches two new Other Halves

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Jolla has launched two new Other Half covers for the recently released Jolla smartphone. They are called Keira Black and Aloe. Until now there were no Halves beyond those coming in your retail box by default.

Both Other Halves will bring new look on your Jolla phone, new tones, wallpaper and some other exclusive stuff, which hasn’t been confirmed. Read more »

Sony QX10/QX100 software update brings new camera settings

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Sony has released v2.0 firmware for the QX100/QX100 cameras. One of the key new feature in this update is the change in resolution for video recording. The maximum supported resolution now is 1920×1080, instead of the 1440×1080 in the previous firmware.

Other change is the presence of Shutter Speed Priority shooting mode for the more expensive QX100 to manually control the shutter speed. Both the cameras also get a boost in the maximum supported ISO, with the QX10 now supporting ISO 3200 from ISO 1600 and the QX100 going as high as ISO 12800 from ISO 3200. Read more »