An update released last night to Dropcam’s Android app allows for the IP cam to work with Nest and Nest Protect in an automated fashion that you might find incredibly useful. By connecting your Dropcam devices to Nest or Nest Protect, you could have your Dropcam automatically turn on as you set your Nest away and leave for the day. You could also have Dropcam turn on, record, and update your activity feed if a Nest Protect were to detect smoke or CO. (more…)
Like it said it would do, Motorola has gone ahead and made the new Moto X (2nd generation) available for pre-order this morning. Customers can choose either the AT&T version or the “Pure Edition,” which is an unlocked GSM model (this is the version to buy). The device is joined by the Moto Hint, Motorola’s new discreet Bluetooth ear bud, and the Turbo Charger, an accessory that can charge a depleted battery to 8 hours worth of juice in about 15 minutes.
Motorola has also re-stocked the Moto 360 in limited quantities.
We will have reviews of all products shortly. Stick with us! (more…)
Over the weekend, Motorola announced that the new Moto X would go up for pre-order on Tuesday, along with their Turbo Charger, a device that utilizes Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology to give the new X up to 8 hours of battery power within 15 minutes. If you plan to buy the new Moto X, fork out the extra $35 for the Turbo Charger. Just do. And I don’t say that because I think it’s a cool accessory (even if it is). No, I say that because the battery life on this phone is average, and you never know when you are going to need another 8 hours of juice in a day.
I hate to bring semi-bad news like this on a Monday, but after testing the new Moto X for over a week now, I don’t have any other word to bring on a battery life front. (more…)
Over in our newly unveiled Droid Life Deals section, we wanted to point out a current deal for the Limefuel Lite 15,000mAh battery pack, which can be had for just $34.99 (36% off). The deal is only good through the weekend, ending on Monday, September 15.
The Limefuel Lite 15,000mAh battery pack that can charge your tablets a couple of times on a single charge, or your phones even more. For example, the LG G3 sports a 3,000mAh battery, which means the Limefuel Lite could give you close to five full charges while on the go. The pack also features s digital display to show you exactly how much juice is left, along with two USB ports, so that you can charge two devices simultaneously.
I own a handful of portable battery packs like this for traveling or on days when I may be out of the house for an extended period of time. Even though today’s devices all carry serious batteries, you just never know when you might need some extra juice.
To celebrate a recent price drop to $99 (from $130), AT&T has partnered with us to give away a brand new MINI JAMBOX to one of our fabulous readers.
For those new to the MINI JAMBOX, just know that it’s a smaller version of Jawbone’s popular JAMBOX series of Bluetooth speakers. It lasts for up to 10 hours on a single charge, is pocketable, works as a speakerphone for calls, comes in a variety of fashionable colors, and still gives off “rich, crisp, three-dimensional sound.” Better yet, Jawbone recently released an update called Multi Play that allows users to connect two MINI JAMBOX speakers together for simultaneous sound domination.
This morning, we have a new addition to announce to the site that we think you will find great value in over the coming months and years – it’s a new Droid Life Deals section that will constantly evolve and grow, as our never ending need for discounted things increases. For years, we have had an accessory store attached to the site, but as we have come to realize that many of you care more about bundled software deals and flash sales on accessories, a Deals section seemed like it would be a great add-on to the site.
A potentially on-the-horizon DROID phone being teased by the recently awakened @DroidLanding Twitter account will apparently support Motorola’s new Turbo Charger. At least that’s what today’s cryptic Tweet leads us to believe. The Tweet is short and sweet, but does mention that “fast charging is a big deal,” so that’s why Motorola “made it a bigger deal.” The account finishes with hashtag #waitforit. (more…)
Like Verizon, AT&T will also carry the Moto 360 at some point in the future. Announced this evening via AT&T’s pressroom, the carrier confirmed that they will add the circular smartwatch to their “industry-leading” portfolio of devices. Pricing and availability will be announced later, though, so don’t expect to pre-order today like you currently can through Verizon. I would image that they will offer some sort of bundle type deal or discount when purchased with a smartphone.