The defining feature of Samsung’s new flagship phone, the Galaxy Note Edge is the phone’s wraparound edge. It’s like having 2 OLED displays in one: they’re connected but separate, allowing you to access apps using the widget icons on the edge. Available soon for everyone: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, & Sprint.
The All Day power supply from Brunton extends the power of your GoPro Hero3+ nearly 4 times the specified run time and features all-weather durability. It also doubles as a portable power device, so you can recharge phone or tablet on the fly.
Because electronics are always essential in off-grid locations like mountaintops and backcountry campsites, Outdoor Tech’s new Kodiak Waterproof power supply is going to be a lifesaver. Shockproof, waterproof, & impervious to the elements, the 9.4-ounce gizmo will supply 6000 milliamps of power to your phone, tablet, GoPro, & other rechargables.
It’s pretty dumb that most phone batteries last about 1 day. That’s definitely not the case with this new and decidedly old school Nokia. Its battery will maintain power for up to 36 days in standby mode. The no-frills phone features a classic 9-button keypad & built-in fm radio but also a color video screen & a Micro SD slot for adding up to 32G of storage. Standard features like video and music playback are also included. Fans of lo-fi will surely hope to see this released in the U.S., but for now it will be made available in emerging markets.
With its metal-framed body and rounded edges, Samsung’s new iPhone knock-off is called the Galaxy Alpha. At just 7mm thick, it’s one of the slimmest Galaxy devices yet. It’s got a 4.7-inch HD super AMOLED display, and boasts a camera that captures images in real-time HDR, and an ultra-power saving mode.
Using a low frequency 2-way radio signal, the GoTenna is an off-grid communication device that pairs with your phone via Bluetooth LE to let you send encrypted messages up to 160 characters & share GPS data over a 32-mile range. You can also set up your networks with others. It’s weather-resitant & rugged, just as it should be. Sold in pairs. No subscription fees.
Could Amazon build a better phone for their most engaged customers? It kinda looks that way. They launched Fire Phone today. It’s a 3D smartphone with features like gesture control scrolling & an image stabilizing 13-megapixel camera. But really, it’s a powerful little consumption device optimized for watching movies & TV shows, reading books, and buying more stuff at Amazon.
At first you might think, “who needs that?” but a waterproof Kindle actually makes sense. A large percentage of the male population read books only on vacation; also a time that traditionally involves swimming pools, beaches and lots of drinking. And waterproof to 200-feet means you can also use it as a frisbee in the pool when Jim Butcher’s Dresden drivel is putting you to sleep.
While many worship blindly in the cult of iPhone, those who seek a higher standard will find it in the Vertu Signature Touch. Handmade in Britain with premium materials, it features all the tech you expect in a cutting-edge Android smartphone plus luxury services like 24/7 global concierge and best-in-class security features. Look at that price!