Quick Look: Spigen Thin Fit and Ultra Hybrid Nexus 6 Cases

With the arrival of the Nexus 6, accessory makers like Spigen are doing their best to try and win over your money by offering up whale-sized forms of protection in a variety of shapes. We happen to have all of Spigen’s Nexus 6 case line-up in house, have gone through each behind the scenes, and finally narrowed the lot down to two in particular that we wanted to highlight for you as options that would we potentially consider on our own.  (more…)

Ultra Fast Wireless Charging for Tablets and Big Phones Will Soon be a Thing

Thanks to the introduction of the world’s first 15 Watt Qi-compliant wireless charging solution by Freescale, ultra fast wireless charging of tablets and big-screened phones will soon be a thing. Most traditional wireless charging units deliver at 5 Watts, but that low power delivery typically means that it takes hours to fully charge a device with a large battery. In fact, I don’t know that anyone who uses wireless charging on a regular basis would even attempt to call it “speedy.” With Freescale’s new solution, we could see a time where a 4,000mAh tablet could be charged in just a couple of hours.  (more…)

Samsung’s Virtual Reality Headset, Gear VR, Now Available for Purchase at $199

Samsung’s virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, is now on sale for everyone who owns a Galaxy Note 4, priced at $199. Purchasable through either Samsung or AT&T, the Gear VR is only compatible with the Galaxy Note 4, given the larger display and QHD resolution, allowing for Gear VR owners to become more immersed in their VR games and apps.  (more…)

Deal: Buy a Chromecast Before December 21, Get $20 in Google Play Credit

Need another last minute present idea? Chromecast. Yes, once again, the HDMI dongle from Google is one of the best presents you can give to your friends and family during the holidays. If you think the Chromecast is old news and want another idea, keep in mind that if you buy one before December 21, Google will give you $20 in Google Play credit. Yep, the $35 dongle comes with $20 in Play credit to spend however you please.

Oh, Amazon has the Chromecast for about $2.50 cheaper than Google with Prime shipping and includes the credit. Get after it.

Links:  Amazon ($32.60) | Google Play ($35)

Deal: The Invisible Bluetooth Headset is Just $17.99

In need of a cheap Bluetooth headset, but are trying to avoid looking like that guy? Think about the Invisible Bluetooth headset that is on sale in the DL Deals shop for just $17.99.

The Invisible Bluetooth headset was designed to be, well, almost invisible. Sort of like the Motorola Hint, the Invisible wants to sit in your ear ready to take calls, but remain out of sight. It’s super lightweight, has 30-foot range, 5 hours of talk time, and touch-based controls. It may not carry the full feature set of the Hint, but again, if you just need something to make and take calls with that stays out of view, consider it.

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Amazon Selling Nexus 9 Folio Keyboard for Just $88, Temporarily Out of Stock

Over on Amazon, Nexus 9 owners can pick up a HTC-made Folio Case for just $88. Usually priced at $130 on Amazon and Google Play, this is a great deal, but don’t rush on over there, as the accessory is currently out of stock.

While the keyboard may be out of stock, if you are in no rush, this could be an easy way for you to secure a low-price accessory for your Nexus 9. It is posted on Amazon’s site that delivery should take place on January 22, so a little over a month.  (more…)

The Droid Life Gift Guide [2014]

We are nearing Christmas (three weeks away!), plus it is now officially the holiday season, so that means it is a time for giving. If you need help picking out something special for that tech-savvy person in your life, allow the DL Gift Guide to help you make the right decision.

From phones to tablets, each of the DL staff gives their top recommendations, as well as an oddball gift that may or may not quite belong in the tech category. Along with each product, we do our best to sell you on why these would make great gifts for your loved ones.

Have at it.  (more…)

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…)