If you’re an e-reader who also happens to like natural sunlight, the new Kindle will give you yet another reason to never buy another book. Several actually. Its high-contrast screen means you can read in direct sunlight and with its upgraded processor speed, new features like Page Flip, Goodreads, & Vocabulary Builder will make your e-reads even richer.
It’s edge-to-edge 5.2-inch HD LCD screen is awesome but if there were buttons on the side of the new flagship LG G2 phone, you’d need hands the size of an NBA forward to reach them. This thing is practically the size of an iPad mini. And that’s why they put the buttons on the back of the phone.
Yeah, a new Motorola phone. Before you scroll down, let us explain. This Android-based phone with its 4.7-inch screen will be fully customizable with 18 color choices, various trim colors, and later in the year even the option of real wood instead of plastic. Instant voice command & camera modes and optional storage up to 32GB will make the X a most-wanted Android when it’s released later this summer.
This is a huge Android phone. Or maybe it’s just a small movie screen. Kinda depends on how you look at it. Sony’s 6.4-inch tall, ultra-thin Xperia Z Ultra is the first phone to ever feature a full HD Triluminos display, meaning next-level visuals. It’s also waterproof, dustproof, and offers the option of writing on the screen with a pen or stylus. When it’s released it will be available in black, white, & purple.
The Monterra from Garmin is a wi-fi enabled handheld GPS that runs on Android OS. It lets you access all the Android Apps and also features a built-in FM radio, NOAA weather radio, and SAME alerts. It’s also got a 1080P HD video camera & Garmin’s new 3D MapMerge feature that creates 3D viewing from all types of 2D maps.
Apple just unveiled its new mobile operating system, iOS7. It’s better, faster, & more useful but most importantly, it’s simpler. Familiar buttons, icons, and menus have been stripped of ornamentation to reveal a noticeably cleaner look. Everything you want, nothing you don’t, as they say. The new Control Center offers 1-swipe access to exactly what you want and don’t worry about that map function this time around. It’s totally fixed.
Earl is basically an electronic wilderness guide, featuring an efficient E-Ink screen & an Android 4.1 brain to power GPS, mapping, weather sensors, radio communication, walkie-talkie, solar charging and emergency alerts. Good luck out there & don’t forget your bear bell.
For adventure travel into the most remote zones on the planet: high alpine peaks, glaciers, jungles, and wide-open ocean, satellite phones are an essential. Spot’s new Global Phone is the world’s most compact & portable SAT phone yet. It also offers data connectivity & internet access as well as competitive airtime rates. A Lithium-Ion battery provides 4 hours of talk time and/or 36 hours standby.
There are now eleven places left on planet earth where you can’t pick up a wireless signal. For those remote regions, satellite communication is the only lifeline. The inReach SE offers global coverage & lots of functions: send & receive texts, keep family & friends updated on your location, post an LOL on social sites or trigger SOS search & rescue in an emergency.
Could the new flagship HTC One Android phone finally be the iPhone alternative you’ve been waiting for? Definite maybe. Carved from a solid block of aluminum, the One features a 4.7-inch screen, quad-core Snapdragon processor, up to 64GB of onboard storage, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4, NFC, LTE, & a 4MP camera.