Deal: ZeroLemon’s SolarJuice 10,000mAh Battery Pack is Just $26

For just $26, your life can include a 10,000mAh battery pack that can charge even when on the go, thanks to a solar panel. This isn’t an April Fools’ joke either. ZeroLemon’s SolarJuice 10,000mAh battery pack is 47% off in the DL Deals store. With a 4.5 star rating on Amazon, and a regular price tag that hovers around $50, this is a pretty damn good deal.

The ZeroLemon SolarJuice allows you to simultaneously charge up to 3 devices at a time, is rain and shock proof, shouldn’t explode (seriously, that’s in the description), includes a grade-A battery cell, and even has a 2A port for faster charging of mobile devices. It should also last you for up to 1,000 cycles and has an included flashlight for those emergency moments where you need some glow.

The deal is live for a couple of days, so be sure to get in on it.

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Tip: Galaxy S6 May be the New King of Quick Camera Launching

The Samsung Galaxy S6 (and S6 Edge) may be the new king of quick camera launching, thanks to the addition of a double-tap action on the home button that launches the phone’s camera at any time from anywhere (seriously, anywhere – with the phone asleep or in an app). I’m not kidding – this is faster than Motorola’s wrist twist move, HTC’s never-reliable turn-phone-hit-volume-down gesture, and the struggle that often ensues when trying to find-then-hold down LG’s rear volume down key. Couple Samsung’s double-tap with the fact that the camera is also insanely fast to focus and shoot a picture, and you really do have the new champion.

To toggle the setting on or off, head into your camera, open up the settings menu and look for “Quick Launch.”

Try it.

Verizon Pre-Orders for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 are Now Live

While the world was opening up pre-orders for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 on March 27, Verizon held back because they are a “leader, not a follower.” Thankfully, today is April 1, the super serious, perfect day to do anything on the internet. Yep, Verizon pre-orders are now live for the three Android flagships that will dominate headlines for the foreseeable future.

The Galaxy S6 comes in black, gold, or white, and starts at $24.99 per month on Edge, $199 with a 2-year contract, or $599 at full retail. The Galaxy S6 Edge comes in the same colors, but starts slightly higher at $29.16 per month on Edge, $299 with a 2-year contract, or $699 at full retail. The HTC One M9 is the same price as the Galaxy S6 and comes in either silver or gunmetal grey.

Verizon Links:  Galaxy S6 | Galaxy S6 Edge | HTC One M9

HTC One M9 Review

For the last three years, we found ourselves skipping past the mess of CES and setting our sights on Mobile World Congress, hoping that both HTC and Samsung had something special in-store to show us. Over those three years, some of their new products have blown our minds and others seem like minor upgrades from one to the next. If we look specifically at this year, one could argue that Samsung gave us that “something special,” while HTC played it much safer with the One M9.

The HTC One M9 looks almost identical to last year’s One M8, except that the Duo Camera setup on the back is gone and there is a sharp ridge running around the side of the phone. It’s almost as if HTC slapped on a metal casing that was too big and said, “F*ck it, design!” Oh, they also added this feature that turns adjusting the volume or turning the phone on or off into a game, thanks to a 3-button setup on the side of the phone. Every time I go to press one, I can’t help but quote the great Rob Schneider in Demolition Man, who said “He doesn’t know how to use the three seashells!”

HTC did change a few things, though. The camera on the back is a traditional sensor and the internals have all been upgraded. Oh, and Sense 7.0 is here (spoiler: it looks a lot like Sense 6.0).

We know that it’s difficult for companies to go back to the drawing board each year. Look, even Apple doesn’t do that. But this year feels safer than ever for a company who is still trying to figure out how to claw its way back into the game.

With all that said, our HTC One M8 M9 review is ready. This wasn’t a difficult one, as you might have guessed.  (more…)