Accessories

The 5 Best LG G2 Cases

The 5 Best LG G2 Cases

I have owned an LG G2 for a couple of months now and, being an accessory addict, I have bought several cases for it that friends and family always question me about. They often want to know the brand, price and provenance of my cases as I always go for minimalist, protective but quite eye-catching designs. That’s why I decided to share this with you with a list of my top 5 LG G2 cases.

How to: use a Bluetooth keyboard to convert your phone to a mini-laptop

How to: use a Bluetooth keyboard to convert your phone to a mini-laptop

Time for niche thinking. Or old-school, depending on how you look at it. But now that our smartphones have decent sized screens/resolutions, surely it can’t just be me who fancies the idea of hooking up a really good Bluetooth keyboard and, for text-centric uses, achieving a mini-laptop look and feel? It turns out that hooking up and using such a keyboard is easy. Really easy.

Healbe GoBe is the first Wearable that gets it right: no need to manually log anything

Healbe GoBe is the first Wearable that gets it right: no need to manually log anything


I have been using and loving the Fitbit One for almost a year, I have read about and followed every activity tracker that has ever been announced, and I have pledged for the Kreyos smartwatch and the Amiigo bracelet. I know wearables, very very well indeed. But this Healbe GoBe? It’s the first one that really gets it right in my opinion.

Invisible Gamepad: A smart, non-intrusive touchscreen gaming accessory for Android

Invisible Gamepad: A smart, non-intrusive touchscreen gaming accessory for Android

I am not a gamer, not in the traditional sense at least. I prefer casual games that I can play in short bursts without any investment. But every now and then, I get addicted to an arcade or racing game and I can’t let my phone/tablet down. My biggest problem? Controls on touchscreens are impossible to master. But, a few months ago, I saw the Invisible Gamepad on Kickstarter and it immediately won me over. Here’s my review.

Beyond the Gear 2 and Gear Fit, 5 Smartwatches and Activity Trackers we are really excited about

Beyond the Gear 2 and Gear Fit, 5 Smartwatches and Activity Trackers we are really excited about

Over the past couple of days, Samsung has announced 3 different smartwatches, including the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. However, all of these Gear-branded wearables will only work with Samsung’s Galaxy devices, leaving every Nexus, HTC, LG, Sony (and other brands) owner in the cold. That’s why we find it hard to get excited about Samsung’s launch and have thus created a list of 5 other wearables that seem more — or differently — promising.

Samsung reveals Gear Fit for the very active types

Samsung reveals Gear Fit for the very active types

Because three is always better than two, Samsung has unveiled another wearable smartwatch — the Gear Fit. Unlike the other two smart watches though, the Fit is well…umm a fitness tracker packing some comprehensive fitness tools. 

Weekend Deals: Save on Kindle tablets and Android accessories

Weekend Deals: Save on Kindle tablets and Android accessories

Being a geek is an expensive hobby, with new devices being released frequently and more interesting accessories being made available for them. That’s why as a reader of AndroidBeat, I’m sure you like a good bargain as much as I do, especially when it’s on gadgets.

5 Android-friendly crowd-funded projects for February

5 Android-friendly crowd-funded projects for February

Although I was, for a long time, very reticent to invest any money in crowd-funded projects because nothing is guaranteed and the products weren’t already available and proven, my recent experience with them has been quite positive and that’s why I’ll be starting a new monthly tradition on AndroidBeat by featuring projects that might be of interest to Android users.