Nextbit, the company founded by former Google and HTC employees, has had a solid response to their Robin smartphone on Kickstarter with over a million dollars in funding so far.
If you need a refresher, the Robin is trying to capitalize on the rising interest in solid mid-range offerings, much like Motorola and perhaps ... Read More »
You have to admit, micro USB isn’t exactly the most intuitive charging method. The cable isn’t reversible, and both sides look very similar so finding the right way to plug it in can be annoying. It’s a minor annoyance, but an annoyance nonetheless. Apple’s Lightning connector solves this problem, but what if there was something ... Read More »
Micro USB has always had the annoyance of being directional, meaning you can only plug it in one way. iPhone users have been enjoying a reversible cable for a while now, while we have to suffer with this small annoyance. Reversible USB Type-C is coming, but it’s still a ways away, and our old phones will ... Read More »
Internet of Things (IoT) products are seemingly everywhere right now; big box home stores have whole sections devoted to them. But there are some significant barriers to entry holding back mass adoption, like cost and perceived complexity.
We are still probably a couple years away from prices dropping into a range where most consumers will ... Read More »
It was clear within hours of the project’s launch that this was an inevitability, but today Pebble Time has become the most funded Kickstarter in the history of the site.
Though funding has understandably slowed over the last few days, the project was still edging up slowly toward the record held by the Coolest Cooler ... Read More »
Pebble just unveiled its newest creation, the Pebble Time. The Pebble Time is the company’s latest smartwatch with a revamp that goes farther than the exterior design. The Pebble Time’s main selling point is its new display, which is a color e-ink display. The technology allows the Pebble Time to add vibrant colors to ... Read More »
One of the absolute coolest things about Android is what third-party accessory manufacturers can do with the platform. There may not be 10 million different cases for every Android handset on the market, but the ones that do exist can sometimes do some pretty awesome things. Take Cliq for example, a case currently on Kickstarter ... Read More »
Most Kickstarter campaigns we share have lofty goals of raising outlandish sums of money to create a smartwatch or even a dual-booting phone. This time around, we’d like to introduce you to Pressy, a cheap Android accessory that turns your headphone jack into a programmable button. While most of the fun with Kickstarter campaigns lies ... Read More »
Charging from various sources has always been hit and miss. With our current high performance smartphones and large batteries, charging takes far too long from some USB ports. And with our phones dying after less than a day, it’s imperative that we get that charge as fast as possible. But how can you tell how ... Read More »
Livi Design believes their new Casetop project is “one of the most important technological devices since the iPhone.” We wouldn’t go that far, but their gadget that turns almost any smartphone into a laptop is still a pretty cool idea. We have seen this concept before with Motorola’s Lapdock (which didn’t sell very ... Read More »