Video: A First Look at the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio

The Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio is the first official accessory available for Google’s new tablet. It’s also more than likely going to be the most expensive. At $129, this Bluetooth-connected keyboard-case-combo is going to be tough for most to justify buying without any knowledge of its capabilities, quality, etc., so we went ahead and took the plunge for you, just like we do with almost all of the important Nexus accessories.

To kick off our coverage of the Keyboard Folio, we wanted to first put together an overview/first look and tour of the device, so that we are all on the same page and know exactly what we are dealing with here. This is also a chance for us to share initial impressions, many of which tend to stick through to the end of a review cycle.  (more…)

Moto 360 Individual Leather and Metal Bands Now Available

Individual leather or metal watch bands for the Moto 360 are now available through Motorola’s online store. As was previously announced, the leather bands cost $29.99 each and the metal bands cost $79.99 each.

For leather, you are looking at options of cognac (brown), black, or stone. For metal, you can choose either light or dark finishes, both of which are stainless steel. The metal bands have a butterfly clasp, tri-link design, and again, are made of solid stainless steel of the “highest quality.” The leather comes from Horween, a tannery in the United States.

To swap out watch bands, Motorola recommends that you take the watch into a jeweler.

Motorola Links:  Leather Bands ($29.99) | Metal Bands ($79.99)  (more…)

Nexus 9’s Keyboard Folio Now In-Stock and Shipping From Google Play for $129

Look! The HTC Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio is finally available for purchase on Google Play! At $129, it certainly isn’t cheap, but it does attach magnetically and wirelessly to your tablet, so that its mechanical keys can let you “type with confidence.” It also lasts for up to five months on a single charge, which is kind of neat, and it should offer some sort of screen protection.

But dat price doe.

Any takers? We ordered one, as we almost always do with Nexus accessories, so we’ll report back shortly with our thoughts. (more…)

Motorola Hosting 50% Off Music Accessory Sale Right Now, Ends Tomorrow

Motorola is getting in on the discounted shopping week this afternoon, hosting its very own Music Accessory sale. Starting today until tomorrow night at midnight (ET), Motorola offers you the chance to purchase various music accessory products for 50% off.

As of right now, the deals include a pair of SOUL Republic headphones for just $99, down from $199, or a Moto Stream for just $25, down from $50. As stated, it’s all 50% off.  (more…)

Deal: Up to 70% Off SanDisk Extreme and Ultra Micro SD Cards From Amazon

We tend to operate under the idea that you can never have enough flash storage lying around. You just never know when you might need to toss a micro SD card into a new phone, tablet, camera, or game system. Especially now, since we have seen phone manufacturers (outside of Google and Motorola) fully buy back into the idea that customers want a slot for expandable storage, many of which support up to 128GB. So when we see solid deals on storage, like today’s over at Amazon, we try and share.  (more…)

Deal: 6 Days Left to Grab the Active Wrap Bluetooth Headphones for Just $24

Either for yourself or for a stocking stuffer, you have 6 days left to grab the Active Wrap headphones on the DL Deals store for just $24, plus free shipping. The headphones feature Bluetooth connectivity, perfect for your workouts at the gym or running on the streets.

As described, the headphones are “comfortable and lightweight,” while also featuring a built-in microphone for taking calls while wearing the unit. The Active Wrap also feature noise-canceling technology, allowing those calls to sound good. Finally, battery life is listed at 10 hours of talk time and 8 hours of music playback.  (more…)

Motorola Announces the Keylink for $24.99, an Accessory to Help You Find Lost Keys or Phones

Back in August, we noticed that a new version of the Motorola Skip had cruised through the FCC as a full-blown keyfob that could help you locate keys or your phone, and even act as a trusted device with Motorola phones. We fully expected to see this accessory launch around the time of the new Moto X. For whatever reason, though, Motorola buried the product for a couple of months, only to revive it today as the Motorola Keylink(more…)