Video: First Look at the Nexus 9 Magic Cover

The Magic Cover for the Nexus 9 is finally in house! I don’t know why, but I have been struggling to remain patient while waiting for this cover to arrive. While not someone who typically buys cases for personal use, the idea behind this one had me hooked the minute I saw it. A single-sheet cover that attaches magnetically, looks beautiful, and can double as a stand? Who wouldn’t get excited about this?  (more…)

New Android X-Mas Ornament Collectible Now Available From Dead Zebra

This year’s holiday-themed Android mini collectible ornament in green is now available from the folks over at Dead Zebra for $10. To help round out last year’s releases (in blue and red), this year’s green version should bring even more Android class to that tree of yours.

This particular mini is a “bit more fragile” than other releases, likely because it’s just like all of the other fragile X-mas ornaments you already own. It comes with a topper and S hook, along with all sorts of glitter.

If you order from the US, Priority Mail shipping is your option in order to get it by X-mas.  (more…)

Nexus 9 Magic Cover in Coral Available From HTC (Updated: Google Play Too)

The Nexus 9 “Magic Cover” or “Cover” or “2-in-1 Stand,” an accessory that I have been impatiently waiting for because I want that magnetically multi-fold magic-ness, is finally available, though only in one color and only directly from HTC. If you cruise over to HTC’s Nexus 9 page (link below), you can buy the Nexus 9’s Cover in Coral Amethyst (“Amtheyst”) for $39.99.  (more…)

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…)