Apple’s new nano also launched today. A full re-design brings us a 2.5-inch screen, a 38% thinner profile, plus a 30-hour battery life, built-in pedometer, FM tuner, Bluetooth, and up to 16GB of storage. That’s a lot for a little.
The Nokia Lumia 920 just dropped. It’s definitely the best Windows 8 powered smartphone yet but is that really saying much? Time will tell. What’s obviously working in Nokia’s favor on the 920 are the aesthetics. It’s sleek, stylish, and slim. It’s also got a 326 PPI retina screen, same as iPhone, and it features wireless charging. Aside from available apps, it looks like competition for Android and Apple just got stiffer.
If all you did was make voice calls on your phone, you’d never need the ultra-powerful technology packed into LG’s Optimus G. But since you bounce back and forth between pretending to work while watching movies and playing games, having the performance of the world’s first LTE smartphone with SnapDragon Quadcore processor will really help step up your game. And gaming.
Android tablets are still fighting an uphill battle against iPad but for those who dare to be different, the Archos 101 XS has the noteworthy distinction of being 15% thinner than iPad. If that’s not enough for you, keep in mind that the Ice Cream Sandwich software will automatically upgrade to Jelly Bean by the end of 2012. Eat that Apple. Available November 2012.
The iBattz Mojo Treble Keychain Data Sync Cable with Sim Ejection Tool MicroSD Card Reader has a massive name because it multitasks like a mofo. Kind of like a Swiss Army knife for your smartphone. Charge, sync, card reader, and more: it’s a tech tool kit you can keep on your keychain.
It seems like it took a while for manufacturers to wise-up and start making small, portable back-up power supply units. Now they’re dropping left, right, and center. The Hyperjuice Plug looks like a good one. It features 2 USB ports for charging 2 devices at once and plugs into the wall to conveniently recharge itself.
You said farewell to cash long ago & with the release of the Geode digital wallet for iPhone, you can say goodbye to cards, too. The device stores credit and debit card info, converting it into a code that can be read by any electronic point of sale system. Secured by biometric finger print technology and a programmable self-erase, it is also designed for safety.
GoPro keeps making it easier for you to be a one-man show. Their latest trick: the Wi-Fi BacPac & Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit. Now you can control multiple GoPro cameras remotely from your phone, tablet or their included waterproof remote.
It’s not easy aiming the male end of your power supply into the female receptacle (on your phone) in the dark. The CordLite can remedy this problem. Using bright LED lights, this device lights up the hole allowing you pinpoint accuracy for the always-critical recharge insertion. This product is still in development but you can pre-order it now.
Samsung’s press release for their latest Android-powered touchscreen smartphone claims the new Galaxy S III will “allow you to lead a life extraordinary.” C’mon guys, calm down, it’s a phone. We will, however, give them credit for loading it with Android’s latest OS, Ice Cream Sandwich (yes that’s the name) plus powerful, sharp two-way cameras, and a 1.4GHz 4 quad processor for file transfers twice as fast as their last model.