2017 Holiday season gift guide: Affordable and premium accessories

Turkeys all along the US are already feeling quite uneasy due to the nearing Thanksgiving Day, which means that the Christmas holidays are just around the corner, too. On its own, it means that you should probably get on with your holiday shopping. The time is right, and if you are smart, you will start planning your gifts and shopping as early as possible. You do really want to avoid the hellish shopping nightmare that early December will be.
Well, rest assured we are here to help you get the best available gifts for your loved ones with a dedicated gift …


Huawei could start selling its own "Made for Huawei" accessories

Undoubtedly, Huawei is one of the biggest smartphone makers in the world, as the Chinese company sells millions of handsets every year. To increase the margin profit of its products, Huawei has decided to start developing some components in-house. Huawei’s Kirin chipsets are inside most of its flagships, but lately, they have been embedded in some of the company’s mid-range smartphones.

It looks like the next step for Huawei would start making accessories for its smartphones. Well, we could say the Chinese company might be tempted to follow in Apple’s footsteps …

Android devices quickly and securely sync with Bluetooth enabled accessories using 'Fast Pair'

On Tuesday, Google announced a new way to pair a Bluetooth enabled device with an Android powered smartphone running Android 6.0 or higher, and carrying Google Play services 11.7 and up. Called ‘Fast Pair’, the feature is rolling out to Android devices powered by the Marshmallow build of Android and higher. Currently, ‘Fast Pair’ will work with ear buds like  the Google Pixel Buds, or Libratone’s Q Adapt On-Ear. The feature will soon work with the upcoming Plantronics Voyager 8200 series wireless headsets.

‘Fast Pair’ uses  Bluetooth Low Energy for advertising and discovery, and …

'Made for Google' certification for accessories launches with 26 third-party manufacturers


Just the other day, we told you that Google would introduce a ‘Made for Google’ certification program for accessories at its October 4th Pixel 2 event. Besides providing third party manufacturers with the things they need to build cases, chargers and battery packs to Google’s specifications, Google will allow the companies signed up for the program to use a Made for Google logo on packaging and advertisements.

Yesterday, when Google introduced the new Made for Google certification program, the company listed the names of 26 manufacturers who have already signed up for the certification …

Third party accessories for the Pixel line could soon be given 'Made for Google' certification

The countdown timer on the PhoneArena home page counts down how much time is left until Google unveils the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. This will take place on Wednesday, October 4th, at 12 noon EDT, and the event will be live streamed on YouTube. Of course, we will be covering the story all day, so feel free to check in early and often for all of the information about the HTC built Pixel 2 and the LG produced Pixel 2 XL.

One interesting rumor passed along by a couple of individuals who are reportedly close to the October 4th event, says that on Wednesday, Google will also introduce a Made for …

Essential Phone will get two more magnetic accessories

The Essential Phone reviews are in and the consensus is that the handset is surprisingly well built and has an unmistakable premium feel. It also ships with an optional bundle with a 360-degree 4K camera that cleverly snaps to the phone via magnetic pins.
But did you know that Essential itself plans to make six such magnetic accessories and it has already revealed the next two that are under development: the first one is a gadget that can output high quality audio from the phone to a car stereo wirelessly, and the second one is what Andy Rubin, …

Once again, rumors call for 2017 iPhone users to shell out cash for wireless charging accessories

Rumors that the tenth anniversary iPhone, currently known as the Apple iPhone 8, will feature wireless charging have been around for some time. Actually, all three rumored 2017 iPhone models could be the first iOS powered handsets to offer this feature. So-called Apple expert John Gruber sent out a tweet last July indicating that the charging pads for the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 7s and Apple iPhone 7s Plus will be sold separately. 

The CEO of contract assembler Wriston, Robert Hwang, said earlier this year that wireless charging on the iPhone requires the new models to undergo …

Smartphones and accessories were among the top Amazon Prime Day sellers

For 30 hours starting last Monday at 9pm EDT, Amazon’s Prime Day was in effect with plenty of sales offering great deals on tech items. For example, Amazon sold the original smart speaker, the Amazon Echo, for 50% off during the sale. The top selling product over the 30-hour period was the smaller, hockey puck-esque Amazon Echo Dot. After a $15 discount, the smart speaker was reduced to $34.99 for a 30% haircut. Overall, Echo sales tripled year-over-year compared to last year’s Prime Day event.

Some of the best selling items during the sale were smartphones and accessories for them. The …

Best Amazon Prime Day 2017 deals on phones, tablets and accessories

Wakey, wakey, eggs and Prime Day deals! Well, that’s not exactly the way you would be awoken this morning, or maybe you never slept waiting for Amazon to post its third Prime Day deals edition, but still, it’s sure a nice way to start the day. Last year, Prime Day was a raging success, even bigger than staples of the promo sales like Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

As the name suggests, in order to qualify for the deals, you have to be an Amazon Prime member, but if you don’t want the membership fee and all the perks that come with it, you could just cancel …

Best HTC U11 accessories – case, car charger, headphones, adapters, and other essentials

If you are looking for third-party HTC U11 accessories, you’ve come to the right place. We have lined up 10 essential items for any owner of HTC’s prime smartphone for 2017 – useful stuff like cases, screen protectors, different types of chargers and cables, a power bank, and plenty more.

All you have to do is head to the slideshow below, where you’ll get pictures, descriptions, and Amazon links. We aren’t promoting any products, by the way, these are all cherry-picked by us based on price research and reflections from Amazon customer reviews.
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