Nyko Launches Three NVIDIA SHIELD Accessories – a Power Kit, SHIELD Link, and Hardshell Case

Nyko, an accessories maker geared towards mobile gaming, announced three new accessories for the SHIELD mobile gaming console from NVIDIA. The accessories include a new Shell Case, perfect for absolute protection of your SHIELD. While NVIDIA sells their own cases, a few folks might call them overpriced at $39.99, but Nyko’s are just $12.99.  (more…)

Moov Wants to be Your Personal Fitness Coach, Make You Better at Fitness

Fitness bands and trackers are everywhere these days. Some have AMOLED screens, others still use layers of LED lights to give you basic info, and a handful lack interfaces altogether, instead relying on companion apps to do the dirty work. For the most part, none of that really differentiates one from the other because all pretty much do the same thing – they log hours of fitness info and expect you do figure the rest out on your own.

What if a smart band or fitness tracker could not only log your workouts, but also instruct you on how to get better at them? What if you could improve your running form or swimming stroke or golf swing by wearing a tracker on your leg, arm, or body? A new product called Moov aims to do exactly that.  (more…)

Mugen Power Reveals 2800mAh Battery Case for the Moto X

Middling or average battery life has been a complaint of Moto X owners since the device’s release. Despite hardware that doesn’t draw nearly the power of higher-end devices, the 2200mAh battery capacity often isn’t enough to get through a full day without charging.

The folks at Mugen Power recognize this; yesterday, the company revealed a 2800mAh battery case designed specifically for the Moto X. For $89.50, it’ll bump the combined capacity to 5000mAh (2800mAh case + 2200mAh internal phone battery), which should translate to 20+ hours of usage before needing a charge. Of course, the extended battery life also translates to added bulk through the case.

The case is $89.50, and is now available for pre-order. It’ll ship on March 14.

Any takers?  (more…)

Deal: New 128GB SanDisk MicroSD UHS-I Card for $120

Earlier this week at MWC, SanDisk unveiled their newest UHS-I Ultra microSD card for mobile devices with 128GB of storage. Yes, they doubled the 64GB cards most of your Samsung’s devices can support, but still brought the same Class 10 speeds. We are looking at 30MB/s, water/magnet/shock/temperature proof, and in a package that comes with a regular sized SD adapter.

The new cards originally retailed for $199, but thanks to Amazon, that price was short-lived. These brand new 128GB microSD cards from SanDisk can be had for $119.99. No coupon needed – just a straight up discount.

SanDisk claims that you can store up to 16 hours of Full HD video, 7,500 songs, 3,200 photos and more than 125 apps. That’s a lot of goodies stored on your phone or tablet, assuming your phone or tablet has an SD card slot or supports USB OTG. We are also waiting for word back from SanDisk on an officially supported list, but if your device supports SDXC, you could be OK.

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Cruzerlite’s TRUGLASS Nexus 5 Screen Protector [Review]

2013 seemed to be the year of the tempered glass screen protector. Rather than having to apply a terrible feeling plasticy, standard PET screen protector, people were choosing glass since it is both harder and feels better to the touch. But those protectors weren’t exactly the slimmest or easiest to apply, so the screen protector industry has moved towards a middle ground. Cruzerlite now carries a product called the TRUGLASS for the Nexus 5 that is certainly somewhere in the middle.  (more…)

Quick Look: SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive, Transferring Files From Android Devices Made Easy

SanDisk introduced a new product this morning called the Ultra Dual USB Drive (long name, eh?) to help you easily transfer photos or files from tablet or phone to PC and back again. The product sports both micro-USB and USB 2.0 connectors, with the idea being that you could attach the UDUD to your phone or tablet, put a bunch of recently taken pictures on it (or files), and then unplug the drive on your way to a computer for enjoyment on a bigger screen or sharing.  (more…)

Deal: HTC 6,000mAh Portable Battery Pack for $25

HTC’s 6,000mAh Battery Bar is listed on Daily Steals today for a discounted price of $25. The unit retails in HTC’s store for $60 at the moment, so you are looking at a pretty substantial discount. With a 6,000mAh burst of juice, you are look at a couple of full charging cycles for a phone depending on your phone’s battery size.

As a staff, when we travel for events, we can’t live without external/portable chargers like these. You never know when you are going to be without an outlet for some time and these come in handy quite often. These are one of those accessories that I recommend to almost everyone. Keep one in your car, toss it in a bag when you travel, or have your female partner hold one in the bottom of her purse – you never know when you might need some juice.  (more…)