Video: DODOcase Moto 360 Watch Bands First Look!

Immediately after we broke news of DODOcase leather watch bands being available for the Moto 360 last week, we purchased a handful. With their premium price tag ($60), we wanted to get them in house as fast as possible to share thoughts on in case some of you were thinking about picking them up, but were hesitant to spend that kind of cash. Thanks to semi-quick shipping, ours have arrived!  (more…)

Video: This is How Verizon Tests Devices

Ever wonder what goes into Verizon’s extensive (read: incredibly slow compared to others in the industry) testing process for phones? Through a series of videos called “The Device Lab,” Big Red is trying to take us through their procedures, from testing durability (something I thought manufacturers already did) to making sure your phone has the best connection to their network.

In the videos below, Verizon walks through the Antenna Chamber and drop test areas of their testing lab. In each area, they try to simulate things like windpant pocket drops during your Aunt Gertrude’s annual summer picnic at the waterslides or figure out why you have the worst cell signal out of the three brosephs you are chillaxing with on your way to the club.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 75 (CES 2015 Recap)

Now that we are back home, Kellen and I are ready to sit down for a Droid Life Show to reflect on this week’s CES happenings. Not only will we discuss the big Android-related announcements, including the G Flex 2 and Forge TV, but we will go over the experience as a whole. When you go to CES, located in Vegas, it is never all about the tech.

At 2PM Pacific (5PM Eastern), join Kellen and I as we share our hopeful thoughts for the year of 2015 and the work that still needs to be done.

If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below.  (more…)

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…)

Android Wear “Lollipop” First Look and Tour!

The new Android Wear “Lollipop” update is slowly (can’t stress “slowly” enough) rolling out to Android Wear users across the world. Thankfully, we already have the update on a Moto 360, so we can show you what to expect when it finally arrives on your device.

If you missed the post on this massive update that we wrote up yesterday, then here is a recap. In Android 5.0.1 for Wear, you are getting official watch face support through the newly released Watch Face API. This makes installing watch faces and switching between them easier than ever, plus we now have a dedicated watch face page on Google Play. Outside of that, the update brought in useful settings if you pull down from the top of your watch (no longer mute only), plus it allows you to undo card dismissals and mute notifications from apps directly from a device.  (more…)