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In Pictures: Samsung Sound Unboxing

In Pictures: Samsung Sound Unboxing

Samsung launched its Samsung Sound wireless home multiroom audio system a couple of months ago, and our review system – consisting of a black M7 Speaker and an M2 Multiroom Hub just arrived! When I went to open the boxes, I realised that they were sealed tight, just out of the factory. While the system is available at retail, I thought that if I was going to be the first to open up the boxes for review, there might be some value in documenting the unboxing process, even if it’s just for a bit of fun. Here we go, then![Read More...]

by 8:19 AM on July 30, 2014 3 comments Accessories
Samsung Gear VR application leaks early and shows off something of Samsung’s upcoming headset

Samsung Gear VR application leaks early and shows off something of Samsung’s upcoming headset

The Samsung Gear VR – their virtual reality headset – is apparently set to launch at IFA in September, which means of course that with just over a month to go till the headset is launched, there’s going to be leaks. Of course the source is SamMobile, who have managed to get their hands on the Gear VR Manager software which will manage your Virtual experience with the headset. The Samsung Gear VR is a headset experience designed to be similar in scope and experience to the Occulus Rift, who are designing the software for the Gear VR. The hardware[Read More...]

by 10:44 AM on July 25, 2014 1 comment Accessories
LG announces a game designed for use with the G3 QuickCircle case

LG announces a game designed for use with the G3 QuickCircle case

The LG G3 comes with a newly designed glanceable case, called a QuickCircle case. The design centres around a circular window which LG is providing a number of widgets and functionality for, as well as opening an SDK for third party developers to make further software for it, overnight they’ve announced a game for the QuickCircle case to show that ‘QuickCircle can be as much about fun as function’. The game is called Puppy Pop, and is a ‘match three’ style game, which you will play through the cover. You basically match three or more puppies by swiping a line[Read More...]

by 8:34 AM on July 24, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Apps, Manufacturer, Phones
Unlock the Moto X with a Digital Tattoo

Unlock the Moto X with a Digital Tattoo

It seems a little out there, but Motorola is actually telling you to get a tattoo! Its Ok though, you’re not expected to actually go under the needle for this one, with Motorola letting people know about a new temporary tattoo which will unlock your Moto X with a tap. The digital tattoo is based on a talk given by Regina Dugan at the All Things D conference last year, where she spoke about new digital tattoo technology. In this day and age though, the future is here sooner than you think and the temporary digital tattoos, which have been[Read More...]

by 8:13 AM on July 24, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Manufacturer
One-click eButton brings personal safety to the mobile age

One-click eButton brings personal safety to the mobile age

Australian developer AppAce Pty Ltd has developed a revolutionary personal safety product and having read a bit about it, we want to tell you a little more. Coffs Harbour engineer Ian Kinny has developed a Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy device which pairs with a compatible smart phone. The device features a single button, and is small enough to fit on a necklace or belt-clip. One click of the device’s button and the partner app on your mobile sends a pre-configured SMS to designated ‘help’ contacts, containing the user’s approximate GPS location as a Google Maps link. Unlike other systems, the[Read More...]

by 5:49 PM on July 22, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Apps, News
ADATA DashDrive Air AE800 – a big hard disk, power bank and Wi-Fi hotspot in one device

ADATA DashDrive Air AE800 – a big hard disk, power bank and Wi-Fi hotspot in one device

ADATA is making a name for themselves in the Australian market offering a number of products, some traditional and some a little bit different that fill some specific users’ needs. Under that “little bit different” category, you’ll find their DashDrive Air AE800 – a combination USB power bank and portable hard drive that brings extra storage capacity to Android and iOS devices alike while also promising to help keep it charged. The top and bottom of the DashDrive Air are super slick black plastic, with a faux metallic chrome around the outside. Most of those surfaces are fingerprint magnets, but[Read More...]

by 2:27 PM on July 22, 2014 1 comment Accessories
Pressy is here – add a physical button to your phone’s headphone jack

Pressy is here – add a physical button to your phone’s headphone jack

It’s been a long road to production and delivery for Pressy, the Kickstarter-funded project that sought to give users a new physical button for their devices with the ingenious idea of using the phone’s headphone jack. I backed Pressy at the end of September 2013 (so it’s been almost a year in the making now), and a small packet finally arrived on my desk this morning containing one Pressy and a black carry case that can (in theory) clip onto headphone cables and hook onto a keyring to keep your Pressy safe when not in use. The Pressy device itself[Read More...]

by 2:23 PM on July 22, 2014 6 comments Accessories, News
Lantronix xPrintServer Cloud Print Edition — Review

Lantronix xPrintServer Cloud Print Edition — Review

The term ‘Paperless Office’ has been around for some time now, but we’re a long way away from it being a reality. Companies still require you to physically sign documents they email you before re-digitising them and returning them, and there’s no real ‘standard’ for digital signatures at the moment. As Android and ChromeOS users, of course Google has options for printing – Google Cloud Print – and though there’s a lot of printers which are compatible, there’s a longer list of printers which aren’t. There are workarounds – but leaving your PC with printer connected switched on all the[Read More...]

by 11:32 AM on July 22, 2014 3 comments Accessories, Reviews
LG G3 Accessories announced for Australia

LG G3 Accessories announced for Australia

Earlier today, we got our first look at pricing for the LG G3 when it launches in Australia. As a bonus, pre-orders for the first 100 customers will receive a Wireless Charging dock (and a G Pad 8.3) but what if you just want that sleek looking Wireless charger by itself, or you’re not quite ready to switch carrier? Well, you’ll definitely be able to, with LG today announcing pricing and availability for not only the wireless charger, but their Quick Circle cases and snap-on shells. The Quick Circle case is a new take on their Quick Window case, with[Read More...]

by 12:52 PM on July 21, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Manufacturer
InkCase Plus is a second screen for your Android

InkCase Plus is a second screen for your Android

If a six-inch display on your mobile isn’t enough, would you consider getting a second one? When I saw this headline, my immediate thought was no, but having read a bit more about what the InkCase provides, I’m kind of excited and I wanted to tell you a bit more about it. Shown above, InkCase Plus is an eInk display that acts as a second display for your Android. What can you do with it? Many things. Firstly, you’ll save battery life, because viewing / reading things on an eInk display is significantly cheaper in terms of battery usage than[Read More...]

by 4:46 PM on July 18, 2014 3 comments Accessories, News
Accessory review: Magnetic Charging Dock and Sonivo Fusion Bumper Case for Xperia Z2

Accessory review: Magnetic Charging Dock and Sonivo Fusion Bumper Case for Xperia Z2

I recently had an opportunity to spend some time with the Sony Xperia Z2, a device I really enjoyed. While I was reviewing the phone, I was contacted by Yianni from Gadgets 4 Geeks, to see if I wanted to try out some accessories. I agreed and he sent me two new toys to play with; a magnetic charging dock and the Sonivo Fusion bumper case. Magnetic Charging Dock One of Sony’s big innovations over the past few years has been making all their phones waterproof. This is all well and good, but anyone who has actually used one of[Read More...]

by 5:02 PM on July 12, 2014 1 comment Accessories, News, Reviews
Sydney Opal users can now purchase new Opal card smart wallets for their smartphones

Sydney Opal users can now purchase new Opal card smart wallets for their smartphones

We’ve previously reported that the NSW Government and Cubic Systems Australia (makers of London’s Oyster Card) had released a couple of Opal Card smartcard wallets and holders for Samsung Devices earlier this year. Transport for NSW have announced another series of colourful smart wallets which stick to the back of your smartphone to hold your Opal Card in place. According to the Shop Transport NSW website, the smart wallet is made of durable silicone with a universal 3M adhesive suitable for most phones (and covers) which fit most flatbacked smart phones, so the HTC One (M7), One (M8) and the LG Flex[Read More...]

by 4:59 PM on July 12, 2014 3 comments Accessories, News
New Dead Zebra Android Minis to be released at San Diego Comic Con

New Dead Zebra Android Minis to be released at San Diego Comic Con

At Ausdroid we love the Android Minis created by Andrew Bell and other artists then sold through Dead Zebra, and every year at Comic Con, Andrew announces a limited edition set for sale at the show. In keeping with the theme of Comic Con, Andrew has announced that there will be a new series of his popular Heroes & Villians series. The set includes 4 Android Minis – two heroes and two villians – with the heroes named Super User and BotMan while the super villians are named Professor Eval() and A/B Tester! The set will only be available at[Read More...]

by 5:53 PM on July 11, 2014 1 comment Accessories