Two new Moto Mods hit Motorola’s online shop today, the Incipio Vehicle Dock and the Mophie Juice Pack with 3150mAh battery. Each Mod works with the Moto Z line of phones, including the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z Play. We were told last week to expect these two new Mods in the very near future and are now interested in testing each. (more…)
The good folks at iFixit have a new toolkit available this holiday shopping season, priced at an extremely reasonable $20. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, you’ve likely seen iFixit’s work posted all over the web whenever a new device hits the market. If you have ever looked at a teardown we have posted, like for the Pixel, then you know iFixit.
Anyway, the group’s new toolkit features all of the essentials you will need to teardown your own smartphone in the case your device needs self repair. If you need to swap a battery or change a display panel, you will now have the tools in order to do so. Of course, this should go without saying, but please be careful if you plan on tinkering with your own hardware. (more…)
Samsung’s SmartThings line of products has been a leader in smart home controls for years now. It works with just about every new platform that is created, including Google Home and Amazon Echo and Philips Hue and Ecobee thermostats and smart locks and smart wall outlets and cameras, to name a few categories. It’s probably the most widely adopted because it was introduced early enough that others have given it a chance to become a leader. But in order to control all of that stuff and begin your smart home setup, you need a hub to talk to everything. Today, Amazon is hosting a 50% off sale on the SmartThings Hub (2nd gen), which is the starting piece to this whole game. At just $49.99 ($50 off), you won’t find a better deal on SmartThings Hub. (more…)
Google’s newest Live Case is a collaboration with designer Jeremy Scott. Scott, for those new to fashion, is known in the sneaker game for his Adidas wings shoes, but also for his own brand of clothing. It’s all very colorful and often uses cartoon characters or at the very least, gives off a cartoonish vibe. (more…)
Amazon is hosting another of its patented flash storage sales, this time with PNY as the partner. You can get up to 50% off select PNY flash storage products, but if we’re talking specifically mobile, there are two microSD cards you’ll want to consider.
For $33.99, you can grab a 128GB Elite PNY microSD card that is coupled in a bundle with an OTG reader. That OTG reader allows you to easily move files or photos or videos from phone to computer. OTG readers are an incredibly handy gadget to have in your bag.
Google Home is available and we have a couple in-house to start our testing. No, we won’t be doing a 1-day review. Instead, we’ll actually do quite a bit of testing and get back to you with findings on whether or not this is an item your home needs. After all, with Google Assistant involved, these units should only get better the more we use them.
As a recap, Google Home is Google’s answer to the Amazon Echo. It costs just $129, though, so it’s quite a bit more affordable. But beyond the price, this thing is powered by Google, sports a built-in speaker, and also works with all of your Cast-ready devices, as well as a number of Google services (Play Music, YouTube, Calendar, Keep, etc.). It’s very much the hub that you may have been waiting for. (more…)