Accessories

Kickstarter AU Focus: ExoDrive Cases – add a case and microSD card to your phone

Kickstarter AU Focus: ExoDrive Cases – add a case and microSD card to your phone

The issue of expanding storage on Android phones is a contentious one, every time a phone without a microSD card slot is announced, it invariably leads to an explosion in comments discussing it. There’s been various microSD expansion drives and obviously you can use USB OTG cables to expand storage, but what if there was a case which incorporated protection[Read More…]

by 12:48 pm on January 21, 2015 2 comments Accessories
D-Link announces a micro-USB TV-Tuner for Android

D-Link announces a micro-USB TV-Tuner for Android

If streaming video options in Australia haven’t quite been able to deliver what you want, D-Link has today announced the availability of their micro-USB based TV Tuner, complete with Android app. Available for $49.95 from the D-Link online store plus $15 delivery, the DWM-T100 provides live Digital TV (DVB-T) on your Android device essentially anywhere you go, TV Signal permitting.[Read More…]

by 2:32 pm on January 20, 2015 25 comments Accessories
Fitbit releases the Charge HR and Surge

Fitbit releases the Charge HR and Surge

Fitbit is a well known and respected brand when it comes to producing fitness tracking devices. They’ve had great success with their previous devices in the past and there’s no reason to expect that this will change with the new, smarter generation of fitness tracking devices coming into the market at the start of 2015 starting with the Charge HR[Read More…]

by 7:35 am on January 15, 2015 5 comments Accessories, News
Razer to launch Forge Android TV and Nabu fitness bands in Australia

Razer to launch Forge Android TV and Nabu fitness bands in Australia

Razer, known mainly in Australia for their high quality gaming accessories, will be branching further afield in 2015. RazerZone representatives confirmed to Ausdroid that they intend to launch the Forge TV and their Nabu and Nabu X smartbands in Australia this year. The big news for most people is that possibly the first standalone Android TV box to launch in[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on January 14, 2015 5 comments Accessories, Android TV, Manufacturer
Stream live to YouTube from your HTC RE Camera, starting tomorrow

Stream live to YouTube from your HTC RE Camera, starting tomorrow

Tomorrow, a new software update will allow HTC’s tiny RE Camera – launched in Australia last month, and reviewed here – to stream live to YouTube. You will of course have to log into your YouTube account in the updated RE app, and you’ll be able to decide whether your stream will be public or private. Live footage streams from[Read More…]

by 3:23 pm on January 9, 2015 0 comments Accessories
Sony announces a range of speakers supporting Google Cast

Sony announces a range of speakers supporting Google Cast

One of the announcements that’s brought interest from the Android faithful at CES 2015 is Google Cast for audio which allows you to stream audio to a compatible soundbar, AV receiver or stand alone speaker in much the same was as Google’s own Chromecast. Sony was announced as a launch partner for Google Cast for Audio and has announced their[Read More…]

by 11:41 am on January 8, 2015 3 comments Accessories, Chromecast, Manufacturer, News, Other
Parrot brings Android Auto, Zik Sport headphones, new Mini Drones and more to CES

Parrot brings Android Auto, Zik Sport headphones, new Mini Drones and more to CES

French-based Parrot has brought a bumper crop of products with it to CES this year, ranging from in-car entertainment with Android Auto (and something called Apple Car Play?) to new drones, headphones and new plant monitoring products for your home. The most exciting product for us is the RNB6 in-car entertainment system with Android Auto compatibility, details of which actually[Read More…]

by 11:51 am on January 6, 2015 3 comments Accessories, Android Auto
Sandisk announces Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 with microUSB and USB connectors and Android companion appd

Sandisk announces Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 with microUSB and USB connectors and Android companion appd

Sandisk has announced a new range of portable USB drives at CES this morning, announcing the Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 with microUSB and USB connectors. The drives can be used on any PC with the standard USB connection but their real utility lies in use with mobile phones and tablets which support USB OTG. Sandisk is specifically targeting Android[Read More…]

by 7:59 am on January 6, 2015 2 comments Accessories, Apps
Parrot launch new Android Auto Infotainment System

Parrot launch new Android Auto Infotainment System

Last June, along with a new versions of Android, Google announced several new hardware platforms for Android, including Android Wear, Android TV and Android Auto. While we saw Android Wear almost immediately, Android TV has finally launched in the US in the form of the Nexus Player, but so far Android Auto has failed to materialise. Parrot has changed that[Read More…]

by 6:39 pm on January 5, 2015 1 comment Accessories, Android Auto, Manufacturer, News
Belkin furthers their home automation plans introducing a new range of WeMo sensors

Belkin furthers their home automation plans introducing a new range of WeMo sensors

WeMo from Belkin is a range of home automation gadgets designed to automate functions around your house, remotely while you’re away from the house, or even just from across the room. With an automated light switch, power point attachement and more they’re becoming a name synonymous with home automation, and today at CES they’ve expanded their range with a new[Read More…]

by 6:28 pm on January 5, 2015 0 comments Accessories