Android Accessories Stories July 29

With a huge hype train comes the expectation that a product will deliver. There’s no denying that Carl Pei’s latest venture will have to live up to a lot of scrutiny over the coming months (and potentially years), but with the launch of the first product — the ear (1) earbuds — we now have a fairly good idea of what Nothing is all about.

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Android Accessories Stories May 12

The best cases and covers for your Google Pixel 5 [Video]

We have collated some of our favorite and some of the “best” Pixel 5 cases and covers, having tested a fair few since the staggered release schedule of the “flagship” Made by Google phone for 2020.

Android Accessories Stories January 21

After striking gold with the TicWatch Pro 3, Mobvoi’s Earbuds Gesture wireless Bluetooth headphones have arrived after a successful Indiegogo campaign complete with some hands-free head gestures.

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Android Accessories Stories September 10, 2020

In lieu of an IFA launch event, Huawei has held a slightly delayed annual Developers Conference and used that as the vehicle to launch some new products including the FreeBuds Pro, Watch GT 2 Pro, and some other notable hardware.

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Android Accessories Stories September 4, 2020

If you want an affordable fitness band then the Xiaomi Mi Band series has provided a sort of “go-to” option ever since the first iteration. The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 continues that tradition with some notable — but minor — hardware improvements all without needing a major price bump.

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Android Accessories Stories July 16, 2020

Apple’s influence in the world of smartphone audio accessories is undoubted. There is absolutely no denying where Urbanista took design cues for the recently released London earbuds.

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Android Accessories Stories May 15, 2020

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z might not be at the top of most shopping lists when you’re in the market for a pair of wireless earbuds, mainly due to that extra tether.

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Android Accessories Stories February 28, 2020

Getting great protection for your Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL is something that isn’t all that difficult but you might sacrifice some style. But for those looking for the best in class protection with stylish designs, it’s now even easier thanks to the newly released Mous Limitless 3.0 case lineup for the Pixel 4 and 4 XL.

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Android Accessories Stories February 14, 2020

Google and other phone manufacturers put a lot of work into crafting the design of their smartphones, but most of us just end up slapping a case on top. Many cases take away from the look of the device, but brands such as Nomad make them even better. Lately, I’ve been using Nomad’s Rugged leather Pixel 4 case and it’s quickly become a favorite.

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Android Accessories Stories January 25, 2020

There are literally thousands of power banks on the market today to give your phone some juice on the go, but once in a while, one pops up with a special feature or two. For the past couple of months, I’ve had the iOttie iON Go on hand for my Pixel 4 XL.

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Android Accessories Stories January 24, 2020

Cases are a great way to add grip and protection to your phone, but if you only want the former, the trend of “ultra-thin” cases is for you. Lately, I’ve spent some time with thin Pixel 4 cases from Peel and Totallee along with their screen protectors. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering a purchase.

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Android Accessories Stories January 15, 2020

Mobvoi has redesigned and refined the TicPods 2 Pro to offer a better overall experience while separating its truly wireless earbuds into two distinct price-points.

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Android Accessories Stories January 9, 2020

Noise-canceling headphones are becoming the go-to accessory for many smartphone owners, and the Sony WH-XB900N headphones might be the best value option for those wanting great audio and the ability to block out the background noise.

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Android Accessories Stories December 21, 2019

We’ve reviewed a ton of earbuds for Android throughout 2019, and we expect that to increase in 2020 as even more OEMs look to add their own hardware to the mix. However, they’ll have a tough act to follow in the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro earbuds.

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Android Accessories Stories December 9, 2019

If you picked up a Pixel 4 over the holiday sales and you’re looking for a case to go with it, products with the “Made for Google” badge are a great place to start. Tech21 is one of the biggest names in that collection, and over the past couple of weeks I’ve spent some time with the company’s Pixel 4 XL accessories.

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Android Accessories Stories December 6, 2019

We collated some of our favorite and best Pixel 4 and 4 XL cases and covers, having tested a fair few since the official launch of the 2019 Made by Google smartphones.

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Android Accessories Stories November 27, 2019

The problem with many Bluetooth earbuds is that they lack that real style and end up taking far too many design cues from AirPods. The Urbanista Paris earbuds skirt a fine line between homage and straight-up copy but end up being pretty solid for the price.

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Android Accessories Stories November 26, 2019

Wide-angle photography is becoming increasingly more popular on smartphones thanks to the wide availability of ultra-wide-angle lenses. Google’s Pixel 4 doesn’t offer that natively, but you can add it with the help of a Moment lens and lately I’ve been testing out the company’s brand new 14mm fisheye lens with the phone.

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Android Accessories Stories November 21, 2019

I’ve been a Pixel user since the first generation, and every year I end up picking up an assortment of cases over the period of a few months. However, I keep coming back to Google’s official fabric cases each year, and with Pixel 4 it’s no different, even if this year’s version is a bit of a step backward compared to years past.

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Android Accessories Stories November 15, 2019

Here are four compact battery banks to give your Pixel 4 a boost

The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are great devices, but their battery life is admittedly really bad. In fact, the smaller phone in particular probably has the worst battery life we’ve seen in a flagship device in a couple of years at least. Here are some compact battery banks that are easy to carry around with the Pixel 4.

Android Accessories Stories November 8, 2019

Gaming Bluetooth earbuds are now a thing, and it appears that serious mobile gamers care about latency. Enter the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

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Android Accessories Stories November 7, 2019

Battery life is not a strength on basically any Pixel smartphones, meaning most users are going to have to find a place to charge at some point throughout the day. If you have a daily commute, iOttie’s new fast wireless car charger is a great, if expensive, option for Pixel owners.

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Android Accessories Stories October 18, 2019

The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are fantastic smartphones with a truly gorgeous design that you might want to protect with a case or multiple cases.

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Android Accessories Stories May 30, 2019

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are fantastic devices for the price, and even though it’s made from typically more durable polycarbonate, it can still be prone to damage. That’s why protection is always recommended. For that reason, we’ve collated a few of the best third-party Pixel 3a and 3a XL cases for you to pick up. expand full story

Android Accessories Stories May 2, 2019

The idea that headphones have to be utilitarian pieces of audio equipment has quickly been eroded as more and more Bluetooth headphones have hit the market. With a history of ‘premium’ products behind them, the Moshi Avanti Air are arguably one of the coolest, retro-inspired on-ear Bluetooth headphone options out there right now.

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Android Accessories Stories April 24, 2019

Google is on a mission to bring the Assistant basically everywhere. Its latest endeavor? Google Assistant powered car accessories and the first of those is the Anker Roav Bolt. Here’s why it’s the most convenient way to bring Assistant to your car.

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Android Accessories Stories April 17, 2019

To date, the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ are the most expensive Galaxy S devices in Samsung’s history. To that end, you’ll probably want to keep your new Galaxy S10 safe with some accessories. To get you started, here are a couple of cases, a top-notch screen protector, and a couple of chargers for your new device.

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Android Accessories Stories March 22, 2019

Not all cases are created equal and neither is any smartphone. My personal (and subjective) opinion is that the Pixel 3 is a great looking smartphone only let down in a few areas. Because of that, I’ve recently been testing out four superb clear case options, all at different price points.

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Android Accessories Stories March 8, 2019

At a time when device manufacturers scramble to remove the headphone port and tell us that Bluetooth audio is the answer, there are very few truly decent pairs of wireless earbuds to fill the gaping hole left behind. expand full story

Android Accessories Stories March 7, 2019

The Pixel 3 adding the ability to wirelessly charge is most definitely a smart move from Google. Well, we thought it might be about time we took a look at our own Pixel 3 Starter Kit full of premium wireless charging options. expand full story

Android Accessories Stories February 1, 2019

The Moshi Mythro C USB-C headphones are great headphones, but they are most definitely not the solution to the loss of the headphone port. That said, they are probably the best USB-C earbuds available right now.

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Android Accessories Stories January 23, 2019

Smartphone cases are often thought of as a dime a dozen, but for those of us who value protecting our phones, they’re a crucial accessory. There are literally hundreds of Pixel 3 cases out there right now, but lately I’ve been using Nomad’s Rugged Case for the Pixel 3 XL and I’ve got to say, it’s one of the best you can get. Here’s why you should get it now that stock has returned.

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Android Accessories Stories December 6, 2018

Google’s new Pixel 3 family isn’t particularly cheap. While there’s affordable insurance available, odds are you’ll want to protect your investment – especially looking at repair costs. If you’re on the hunt for Pixel 3 accessories, here are a few great options to get started with.

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Android Accessories Stories October 16, 2018

So the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is slowly creeping up on being available for 2 months and that means that we have seen a few price drops. It also means we’ve got a wider array of accessories to choose from. I’ve been using the device as my main phone since release day and even since then I’ve had a literal box of cases to test, which means I think I’m fairly well placed to give you my opinion on 10 of the best cases for the Note 9.

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Android Accessories Stories September 4, 2018

You’ve spent over $1,000 on the Note 9, so you’ll probably want to prevent any harm coming to it. The official case lineup has improved more than ever, but they are a little bit pricey. Let’s work out if they are worth your hard earned money and I’ll give you some cheaper alternatives if you don’t quite feel like paying a premium for a good-quality case.

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