Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit Now Up for Pre-order From Amazon, Ship April 11

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…)

Dot View Case for HTC One (M8) Now on Sale, Priced at $49.99

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…)

Official Nexus 5 Bumper Case Now has Fatter Buttons, No Longer Impossible to Use

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…)

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.

Amazon Link  (more…)