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AT&T 1st Carrier to Bring Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition to Customers

December 8, 2014 8:53 PM | AT&T | Gadgets |

AT&T is the first carrier to offer a unique wearable experience for early adopters and content creators that can take you on a journey, on-stage at a performance, or even outer space. The Samsung Gear™ VR Innovator Edition is an over-the-head virtual video and gaming device that delivers a new way to experience mobile content – in a full 360 degree environment. Starting December 12, the Gear VR Innovator Edition is available to AT&T customers online at for $199.* To see the Gear VR in action, check out this video.

The Gear VR Innovator Edition is powered by the Galaxy Note® 4, which easily locks in to the headset with a microUSB connection, to generate both the content and provide battery life. The Galaxy Note 4’s 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED® display delivers a  stunning visual experiences. Additionally, the Gear VR Innovator Edition has touch controls and a back button on the right side of the headset to easily navigate through various contents. Volume controls are also located on the right side, with a focus dial situated on top to easily adjust visual clarity.



GizmoPal by LG: Connected Wearable Keeps You In Touch With Your Child

December 1, 2014 6:36 PM | Gadgets | Verizon |

The school day is over, and you’re wondering where your child is but then remember you can’t actually call them because they don’t have a cell phone. Now with LG’s newest wearable, GizmoPal by LG, your kids are within reach in a simple and fast way for the family.

Having two way communications between you and your child should be simple, even in this day and age. The GizmoPal is designed for the children anywhere from pre- to middle- school, to easily make and receive phone calls using its single button calling and Auto-answer features. All the child has to do is press a button to make or answer a call, followed by speaking into GizmoPal and listening through its speaker—no complicated steps that can cause confusion. The child is able to place a call to a primary or secondary caregiver and can receive calls from two additional approved contacts. GizmoPal’s family-focused functionality should be matched by a durable, kid-friendly design that is built to withstand the playground’s most ambitious set of monkey bars.


PayPal with Fingerprint Authentication and PayPal App Now Available

April 14, 2014 7:42 PM | Gadgets |

WHAT: PayPal has announced the availability of the PayPal app with fingerprint authentication on the new Samsung Galaxy S5 device. When shopping with PayPal on their Samsung Galaxy S5, users can login with their fingerprint to shop at millions of merchants that accept PayPal on mobile web sites, mobile apps and in stores. Additionally, Samsung Galaxy S5 users who use the PayPal app will receive $50 USD or more in offers at several merchants that accept PayPal. To watch a video of how logging in to shop with your fingerprint works, click here. For additional information, check out our blog post and press release.

The PayPal app is also available today on the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit. Using the PayPal app, Samsung Gear 2 owners can check-in to pay at local stores, save and redeem offers, check their balance and receive payment notifications while on the go.

WHEN: Friday, April 11, 2014

WHERE: The ability to login with a fingerprint to shop with PayPal is now available on the Samsung Galaxy S5 across 25 markets globally, including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

For the Samsung Gear 2 watch, the PayPal app will be available in eight global markets, including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, United States and United Kingdom. 


Samsung Introduces Smartphone GamePad and Mobile Console Application

December 17, 2013 7:37 PM | Gadgets | Samsung |

Samsung Electronics Co. today introduced the Smartphone GamePad and Mobile Console app to enhance the gaming experience on Samsung’s popular line of Galaxy devices. Launched in response to the rapidly expanding global mobile gaming market, Smartphone GamePad provides consumers with a fun, convenient, and advanced gaming experience anytime, anywhere.

The Smartphone GamePad instantly transforms the user’s Galaxy smartphone or tablet into a portable gaming console or even a home console. Through its premium, easy-to-carry design and durable steel frame, GamePad is attachable to mobile devices ranging from 4-inches to 6.3-inches, allowing users to play games wherever they are. Users can also connect Galaxy devices to their TV through an HDMI cable or AllShare Screen Mirroring for video game console experience from their living room.

GamePad easily connects with smartphones and tablets through Bluetooth pairing. The most convenient features optimized for Samsung Galaxy devices running Android 4.3 such as Galaxy Note 3, S4, Note II, and S III enable easy connectivity with GamePad via NFC tag and quicker access to games via the “PLAY” button.

With just a tap of the “PLAY” button, users can easily access the Mobile Console app, Samsung’s new integrated game launching app that opens in conjunction with GamePad to allow users to conveniently browse and purchase game pad supported games. Users can save money by enjoying reasonably priced console-quality games without the expense of additional gaming systems, as Mobile Console features games across a variety of categories including traditional racing titles such as EA’s Need for Speed Most Wanted and Gameloft’s Asphalt8 : Airborne, first-person shooter titles such as Gameloft’s Modern Combat 4 : Zero Hour, sports titles such as SEGA’s Virtua Tennis Challenge, and action titles such as Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia : The Shadow and the Flame. The Mobile Console app is available for download through Samsung Apps or by tapping the GamePad’s ”PLAY” button, and offers 35 dedicated games at launch with much more to come in 2014.


Alliance for Wireless Power Unveils Rezence Brand

December 12, 2013 7:37 PM | Gadgets |

The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) today announced the debut of Rezence, a new consumer-facing brand that will act as the official name for the organization’s wireless power technology. The Rezence brand will be used to support the A4WP product certification program by providing consumers with a recognizable icon that member companies can add to Rezence-certified product packaging, technical literature and future software applications. The official launch of the A4WP product certification program is targeted for the end of this year.

“The challenge for the A4WP marketing committee and its branding agency was to create a distinct and easy to recognize brand concept that would speak to the unique benefits our technology brings to the wireless charging ecosystem,” said Geoff Gordon, A4WP marketing committee chair. “The name Rezence was derived from the words resonance and essence, communicating both the underlying technology and its ability to charge all types of electronic devices. The Rezence logo includes a simple, iconic mark in the form of a Z that can also be used as a standalone mark on a variety of applications.

“The new Rezence brand is much more than an icon, it’s a promise to consumers that devices carrying the Rezence logo will be interoperable with one another,” said Chang Yeong Kim, Executive Vice President and head of digital media and communication R&D center of Samsung Electronics. “Rezence will allow us to move forward and bring consumer friendly wireless charging to the global marketplace.”



Google Launches Chromecast HDMI Streaming Stick for $35

July 29, 2013 7:56 PM | Gadgets | Google |

Above is a video about Google's Chromecast Stick which allows you to stream video/audio from your computer or mobile device.  Pretty slick!


Garmin Announces Monterra, an Android Powered Outdoor GPS with WiFi

June 24, 2013 9:16 PM | Gadgets |

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced Monterra, Garmin’s first WiFi-enabled outdoor handheld GPS that combines Garmin’s powerful location and mapping capabilities and the versatility of the Android™ operating system. It has a vivid, sunlight-readable touchscreen, and users can easily access the Google Play Store™ and download apps through an available WiFi connection right on the device. Developers are also free to create new apps that are ideally suited for the rugged, waterproof, and sensor-loaded handheld device.

“Monterra provides outdoor professionals and enthusiasts with the ultimate ability to customize their GPS device to perfectly suit their personal and professional needs,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “With a four-inch, color, multi-touch display, unique 3D MapMerge, and the ability to create new apps, Monterra takes the outdoor GPS to a whole new level, and users are able to take advantage of the features no matter how adverse the terrain may be.”

With the Android operating system, users are able to access all their favorite outdoor-related Android apps, such as Peak Finder, and even those that aren’t, through the Google Play Store right on the device. They can even access professional apps like construction estimators and ArcGIS to extend some office functions to the field. Monterra also has a built-in FM radio and NOAA weather radio with SAME alerts, so users can receive watches and warnings related to their location. Users can either listen with headphones or through the built-in speaker.


Ubuntu on Tablets

February 20, 2013 9:44 PM | Gadgets |

Canonical has presented Ubuntu’s tablet interface – the next step towards one unified family of experiences for personal computing on phones, tablets, PCs and TVs.

“Multi-tasking productivity meets elegance and rigorous security in our tablet experience,“ said Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical. “Our family of interfaces now scales across all screens, so your phone can provide tablet, PC and TV experiences when you dock it. That’s unique to Ubuntu and it’s the future of personal computing.”

“Fashion industry friends say the Ubuntu phone and tablet are the most beautiful interfaces they’ve seen for touch” said Ivo Weevers, who leads the Canonical design team. “We’re inspired by the twin goals of style and usability, and working with developers who are motivated to create the best possible experience for friends, family and industry.”

The new tablet design doesn’t just raise the bar for elegant presentation, it breaks new ground in design and engineering, featuring:

Real multitasking: Uniquely, Ubuntu allows a phone app on the screen at the same time as a tablet app. The Ubuntu side stage was invented both to enable efficient multitasking and to improve the usability of phone apps on tablets.

Secure multi-user: Multiple accounts on one tablet with full encryption for personal data, combined with the trusted Ubuntu security model that is widely used in banks, governments and sensitive environments, making it ideal for work and family use.



United Online Launches NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband Service

March 20, 2012 12:24 PM | Gadgets |

NetZero Wireless, Inc., a subsidiary of United Online, Inc., today announced the launch of NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband, a fast, affordable and protected Internet service for laptops, iPads® and other tablets, and netbooks.

This new service, which launches today in over 80 cities nationwide, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Miami, lets consumers create their own personal Internet connections without being tied to unsecure public hotspots at places like coffee shops, airports and hotels. And unlike public Wi-Fi networks, where credit card numbers and other personal information may be exposed to hackers and data thieves, the NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband service delivers a protected, private Internet connection anytime, anywhere within its coverage area.

NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband data plans start at just $9.95 per month. Customers are not required to sign a contract, and can upgrade their data plan at any time. Each plan delivers 4G service with download speeds of up to 10Mbps and upload speeds of up to 1.5Mbps.

"NetZero is bridging the digital divide by letting consumers purchase a secure, quality, mobile broadband service at very affordable prices with plans designed to meet the consumers' data needs," said Mark R. Goldston, chairman, president and CEO of United Online. "Our service gives customers the freedom to take the Internet anywhere in our coverage area, without being tied to public Wi-Fi service or having to purchase higher-cost, sometimes multi-year plans offered by other mobile broadband providers. With NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband, there are no contracts or commitments, and our customers can even try our service for up to one year for free."

All data plans, including the free plan, require the purchase of one of two affordable access devices: the NetZero 4G HotSpot™ and the NetZero 4G Stick. The NetZero 4G HotSpot simultaneously supports up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including iPads® and other tablets, within a 150-foot range. The NetZero 4G Stick supports a single laptop or netbook via a USB port. The NetZero 4G HotSpot costs $99.95 and the NetZero 4G Stick costs $49.95, much less than the cost of most comparable contract-free devices available today.


Clearwire Introduces New CLEAR Stick Atlas

March 8, 2012 5:03 PM | Gadgets |

Clearwire, a leading provider of wireless broadband services, today announced the availability of the CLEAR Stick Atlas, a new mobile broadband USB device that offers super-fast speeds, unlimited* 4G usage plans, and is the first in the U.S. to offer instant connectivity without the need for additional software. The CLEAR product portfolio now offers several devices to fit different consumer needs with three new devices launched over the past five weeks.

The CLEAR Stick Atlas connects almost any computer or device with a standard USB port to 4G mobile broadband in cities with CLEAR coverage. Unlike other 4G USB devices, the CLEAR Stick Atlas does not require connection manager software to function. Users simply plug in the device and go. With a compact form factor and weight of just 1.1 ounces, the device easily fits into a pocket or purse.

"Clearwire continues its strong momentum in 2012 of offering breakthrough products in the 4G mobile broadband category and raises the bar for today's mobile consumers," said Dow Draper, senior vice president and general manager - CLEAR. "With the CLEAR Stick Atlas, getting connected to unlimited 4G couldn't be easier - no programs to open or software to download - just plug it in and surf on any capable Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome or Android-based device."


C Spire Wireless and Sonim Technologies Offer the Toughest Mobile Phone in the World

December 15, 2011 1:21 PM | Gadgets |

C Spire Wireless, the only U.S. wireless provider that offers consumers a full suite of personalized wireless services, is introducing the perfect personalized gift for workers in challenging outdoor and industrial environments – the Sonim XP 3400 Armor ultra-rugged mobile phone.

The Sonim XP 3400 Armor combines ultra-rugged features with the speed and reliability of mobile broadband to offer a highly reliable lifeline for users who work in some of the harshest environments anywhere like farmers, oil rig, construction and utility workers, law enforcement, fire protection and other service industry employees.

Based on feedback from over 500,000 users who perform difficult jobs in some of the most challenging conditions in the world, the phone is engineered to exceed military-grade specifications for toughness. Completely dust-proof, water submersible to 6.5 feet for 1 hour, the phone is drop tested up to 6.5 feet onto concrete and features a 1.5mm thick scratch and shock resistant Corning Gorilla glass lens on a bright, two-inch high-resolution display.
Sonim-XP-3400.PNG Apple Universal Charging Dock Wins CES 2012 Design and Engineering Award

November 15, 2011 1:19 PM | Apple | Gadgets |

The iBolt Apple Universal Charging Dock, developed by Wireless Accessory Solutions LLC, garnered the prestigious CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award. The award was presented as part of the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at CES Unveiled, a media preview event in New York City.

This prestigious award is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, which has recognized achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The Best of Innovations honor is awarded to the products with the highest judges’ scores and will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2012 International CES.

The product will be displayed at the 2012 International CES, which runs January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The iBolt Apple Universal Charging Dock and other honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: the Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 8 in the Venetian Ballroom of the Venetian.


New Carrying Cases for the iPhone 4

November 3, 2011 12:57 PM | Gadgets |

The iPhone 4S, a welcomed upgrade for some and a disappointment for others, was unveiled during Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' event.

The iPhone 4S brings iOS 5 to the table, promising cutting edge services like iCloud and Siri. The former wirelessly pushes media from your iCloud account to all wireless Apple devices, while the latter acts as a personal assistant that will get things done for you just by asking, according to Apple.

One of the biggest complaints about the iPhone 4S across the board is that it did not live up to the hype a rumored iPhone 5 would have brought to the table against the non-Apple powerhouses. With a dual-core A5 processor, Apple boasts that their new iPhone is seven times faster than the previous iPhone 4 model.


BodyGuardz Offers Protective Skin for Your iPhone 5

October 3, 2011 1:06 PM | Apple | Gadgets |

With the imminent release of the iPhone 5, BodyGuardz wants to ensure you that within 24 hours of its availability, they’ll be shipping each of their protective products to points across the globe from our Bluffdale, Utah warehouse specifically designed for the iPhone 5.  If you want a protective products for your iPhone 5 or any other smartphone visit



Umiushi Smapho 2800 - Smartphone Battery Charger with Built-In Adaptors

September 27, 2011 1:46 PM | Gadgets |

PANS LTD. of Tokyo has unveiled at CEATEC JAPAN 2011 the latest addition to its production lineup, "Umiushi Smapho 2800," a rechargeable battery charger for iPhone and Android phones requiring no external cables or adaptors.

This palm-size smartphone charger comes with a battery capacity of 2,800mAh. Designed perfectly for ladies ages 20 to 40.

Chargers currently available in today's market mostly come with a bunch of adaptors and cables compatible with multiple mobile devices. Once the user loses or forgets their cable or adaptors, the charger becomes useless.


Recover Deleted Data from Your Apple iPhone

September 21, 2011 12:55 PM | Apple | Gadgets |

If you have ever accidentally deleted data from your Apple iPhone or want to retrieve data from your spouse’s phone that he/she may have deleted, then you are in luck.  The folks over at The Gadgets Store, sells the iRecovery drive to recover deleted data from your iPhone such as text messages, phone numbers, call history, calendar entries, videos, pictures, etc.

The iRecovery is a thumb-drive USB device, about the size of a stick of gum that will help you recover deleted data as well as other data from your Apple iPhone. Simply connect the iPhone to any PC with the cable included with the device and then connect the stick to the same computer through a USB port. Once the two devices are connected; run the built-in software on the drive and recover the data you are looking for with the click of a button.


Recover Deleted Data from Your Android Smartphone

September 21, 2011 12:36 PM | Gadgets | Google |

If you have ever accidentally deleted data from your android smartphone or want to retrieve data from your cheating spouse’s phone that he/she may have deleted, then you are in luck.  The folks over at The Gadgets Store, sell the Android Recovery Stick to recover deleted data from Android Phones such as text messages, phone numbers, pictures, videos, etc.

The Android Recovery Stick is a thumb-drive USB device that will help you recover deleted data as well as other data from your Google Android phone.

To use, you simply connect the cell phone to any PC with the phone's data cable and then connect the stick to the same computer through a USB port. Once the two devices are connected; run the built-in software on the Android Recovery Stick and recover the data you are looking for with the click of a button.



Wilson Electronics Introduces 4G LTE Indoor Signal Booster

September 8, 2011 10:28 AM | Gadgets |

Wilson Electronics, manufacturer of North America’s top-selling line of cellular signal boosters, announced the availability of the company’s 4G LTE 700 signal booster, built to improve the performance of any LTE device operating on Verizon Wireless’ 700 MHz 4G network. The signal booster is on display at CEDIA Expo 2011, booth #437 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

With a suggested retail price of $359.95, the Wilson 4G LTE 700 is the most affordable consumer 4G booster available. And unlike other 4G boosters on the market, Wilson’s feature very fast automatic oscillation sensing technology and auto-shutdown, as well as cell tower proximity detection and auto-shutdown, in addition to other cell site protection safeguards. These features make it the safest consumer 4G signal booster available.

It also features the highest signal gain for a consumer booster at 70 dB—for maximum coverage area indoors. The results are reliable connections where before there was weak signal or no signal, and faster data transfer speeds.


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