A new official accessory for the Nexus 5 just showed up on Google Play, the Snap Case. Branded with only a “Google” logo on the lower backside, the Snap Case is being sold as a “lightweight” yet durable option for your Nexus. As with all official accessories, this case has been “designed specifically for the Nexus 5.”
It looks a lot like the minimal cases we often feature from companies like Spigen or Ringke. Keep in mind that those cases usually cost around $10, not $30. But hey, if you want the official business, you have to pay for it.
The Snap Case comes in 5 colors – black, aqua, white, silver, and clear. This new case will cost you $29.99. (more…)
NFC stickers, boy were those an item that never really caught on. Samsung tried them. Others too. Just don’t tell that to the folks behind the latest crowd funding campaign called Dimple, an NFC-focused project that is already 65% funded after launching yesterday.
Dimple is an NFC sticker with four physical buttons that can be attached to your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet. Those four buttons, can be customized to do a variety of tasks, like turn on WiFi, open the camera, enable a flashlight, launch your favorite app, or even enable a Tasker task. The basics here suggest that you are looking at a multi-button NFC sticker that can do multiple tasks. But there is more. (more…)
Dropcam, one of the leaders in IP cameras, announced that its new product, Dropcam Tabs, is up for pre-order for $29 a piece. Tabs are small, wireless movement sensors that let you keep tabs on things around your house. Want to know that your daughter has come home through the back door? There you go. Want to know if your laptop has been removed from home? That too. Or maybe you want to know why your fence is no longer shut, even though your entire family is seated next to you on the couch at midnight, under a full moon, it’s Devil’s Night, and the power just went out. At least you will know the fence is open! (more…)
We came away from CES back in January, looking forward to the release of the Razer Nabu smartband. It seemed like the perfect mix of notifications and fitness tracking, made by a computer company which most people hold in very high regard. It was stated at CES that the Nabu would likely be launched to a group of developers for an extremely attractive price of just $49.99 starting in Q1, however, as of this morning that timeframe has been pushed back. (more…)
Already planning to pick up the Samsung Galaxy S5 when it launches on April 11 across the U.S.? Interested in wireless charging too? If so, the wireless charging back plate for the device is already available for pre-order from Samsung’s own accessory store for $29.99. You can grab it in either black or white to match the two color variants being released in the States. (more…)
Samsung’s new lineup of sporty wearables – Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit – is up for pre-order through Amazon already, all of which show a launch date of April 11. If that date sounds familiar, that’s because the Galaxy S5 is launching globally on that day as well.
We’ve got links to all items below, but in case you were wondering, pricing looks like this: Gear 2 ($299), Gear 2 Neo ($199), and Gear Fit ($199). (more…)
Unlike the phone itself, which was launched on the day it was announced this past Tuesday, the Dot View case for the One (M8) from HTC is finally available for those who are interested.
The case is actually quite neat, as not only are you protecting your gorgeous new device with its plastic back and front flip cover, but it also brings a bit of added functionality with it. The case allows users to swipe and tap on it, bringing voice dial actions as well as gesture commands for when new notifications and phone calls pour in. (more…)
Back in November, we took a look at the official Bumper case for the Nexus 5 in a quick review. For the most part, we wanted to love every ounce of the case as it is of the highest quality, came in a variety of colors, and also fit tremendously well on the device. Unfortunately, Google didn’t test the case before selling it. With the device in-case, you quickly realized that it was nearly impossible to press either the volume or power/lock buttons.
The buttons were either too skinny or placed poorly – maybe even both. It took some serious pressure to change the volume on your device or do something as simple as wake it to unlock it. The button issue was an instant deal-breaker, especially with the case carrying a steep $35 price tag.
Well, guess what? Google has fixed the case without saying a thing. (more…)