Save 20% on accessories that protect your Apple iPhone X from drops, falls and scratches

If you own an Apple iPhone X, you have made a pretty steep investment on one of the best smartphones available. So you might want to consider protecting your device with a case that can stand up to drops, bumps and other impacts that can damage the handset. Romoss’ Mr. Lei division is offering a protective hard case for the Apple iPhone X that passes U.S. military standards (MIL-STD-810G). This product offers protection from drops as high as 7.9 feet, and has been tested against impacts from 26 different angles.

Amazon is offering the case for $12.99, but if you use the coupon code IP10PHAR, …

The iPhone X home button "dongle" is bizarre: A journey through the strange world of aftermarket Apple accessories

It’s not easy to let go of things that we are convinced are important to us, in some way or another, be it for their perceived practical or sentimental values. This holds true for many things in life, even when it comes to otherwise inconsequential in the grand scheme of things material possessions, such as souvenirs, old photographs, and other mementos of days past. But the same also holds true not only for items of sentimental value—the merits of which can be defended by their owners, and rightfully so—but also for thoroughly utilitarian things as well. Things like, …

Essential is now selling phone accessories, including HD earphones and USB-C to 3.5mm adapters

Quite many months after releasing the interesting Essential Phone,
Essential today started selling accessories via its official website (US
only). When we say accessories, we mean more than just the Essential 360 Camera
module that was already available to buy.


Here’s a list of new Essential accessories that you can
order right away, prices included:

Essential Earphones HD ($99), featuring “immersive
fatigue-free sound” and a multi-action button that can even activate Google
Assistant. These high-definition earphones work not just with the Essential
Phone, but also with other devices …

Every Apple user needs these three accessories in the new year


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While some of you unicorns out there may have been wishing and praying to find a baby mop or a selfie drone under the tree this year, the vast majority were probably thinking AirPods or bust. And if someone really loves you, you may have even scored a new iPhone X or MacBook Pro — and are preparing to be the envy of the office (naysayers be damned).

But like any new Apple device owner, you’re likely discovering some inconvenient changes those sneaky Apple developers popped into their machinery. No USB-A port on your MacBook? No headphone port on your iPhone X? Yep. No turning back now. Read more…

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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, …