LG had announced a list of companion devices that were compatible with their latest offering — a modular phone dubbed the G5. These ‘Friends’, a name LG calls the devices that compliment the modular design of the G5, include the 360 VR headset, a fisheye 360 Cam, Harman Kardon engineered Tone Platinum audio headset, and the Cam Plus camera grip. Now, the company has announced that these accessories will be available across carrier stores and through its website in the country.
Runtastic, the Adidas-owned company behind a series of fitness and activity apps for Android and other platforms, today announced a new fitness-tracking wearable called Moment, which looks just like a traditional analog watch.
Google’s announcement of Cardboard a year ago introduced an era of Virtual Reality using little more than the smartphone already in your pocket. But with screen sizes and resolutions increasing, the VR experience is now much better than it was – it seems we really do have a reason to want QHD screens after all! Here I investigate how easy is it to put together, check out the quality, and look at any tweaks needed for smartphones that don’t quite fit.
The rise of screen sizes in the phone world towards those of tablets raises a number of questions. The obvious one, and easily answered, is whether you still need that iPad mini or Nexus 7 (etc.)? ‘No’, of course. But what about 10″ tablets? It’s a tougher call. What about going all the way, do you still need a laptop or netBook? Probably, but that doesn’t mean that your large-screened Android smartphone can’t stand in every now and then, armed with Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. A little geeky? Probably. But very cool, as I show in the video below!
A week ago, I published a review round-up of ‘transformer’ cases for the Nexus 6, turning this 6″-screened phone into a tablet suitable for media consumption or hooking up to a Bluetooth keyboard. One downside of such cases was a little extra thickness, of course – which is why I wanted to balance the piece with a little round-up of case options if you want protection but don’t need kick stands and the like.
The ‘phablet’ space is interesting in many ways, not least that the name itself is going out of fashion since these things are just ‘phones’ in the end, but also because devices like the 6″-screened Nexus 6 are embracing further convergence, rolling in tablet and even laptop functionality. Of course, it helps to have a little physical help and protection along the way, which is where this case selection should help a lot.
Logitech has already launched its Keys-To-Go portable keyboard for iOS users, and now it’s finally bringing the accessory to market with Android support.
If there’s any trend to boxed smartphones over the last year or two, it’s that many ship without any headphones/headset in the box. Now, partly this is to save the manufacturer $10 or so, partly it’s to help save the planet, but either way the assumption that you already have a decent set of smartphone-compatible headphones many not necessarily be correct… By the way, stick around for this end of this review – there’s a giveaway!
The idea was to write the review of this newish Inateck accessory while away for the weekend, yet I forgot to take it with me. Or did I? Wait a moment, nestling in between the pages of a magazine… I’d brought it after all! You see, the ‘Ultra Slim’ lives up to its name, being well under half a centimetre thick, incredibly light, futuristic, dustproof, virtually waterproof – and it works flawlessly too.