Deal: Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro now comes with free U Flex headphones ($80 value) in tow

When Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 Pro went on pre-order in the United States back in September, customers who would get one would also receive the U Flex headphones for free. Once the wearable hit the shelves, the deal disappeared and customers who would purchase Gear Fit 2 Pro wouldn’t the pair of earphones for free.

However, since Samsung kicked off its “12 Days of Joy” promotional offer, every day there’s a new crazy deal that customers can take advantage of. Today’s deal brings back the pre-order offer that Samsung had available back in September, which means if you …


Pre-order the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro in the US and get the U Flex earphones for free

Introduced earlier this week, Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 Pro is already available for pre-order in the United States. As expected, customers can purchase the wearable device for just $199.99, which is expected to hit the shelves on September 15.

Everyone who pre-orders the Gear Fit 2 Pro will receive the Samsung U Flex wireless earphones worth $79.99 for free. Those who decide to take advantage of the offer will have to redeem the free Samsung U Flex earphones starting September 14 via a dedicated website.

It’s also worth pointing out that the products will be …

Step aside, BeatsX: Samsung introduces U Flex wireless headphones, Bixby button included

Samsung has just announced a new pair of Bluetooth headphones — the Samsung U Flex. They are the tethered earbuds, which have a comfy neck-holder and tons of controls on deck, including a button that activates Bixby.

By all the features listed, it seems the U Flex strive to strike the ultimate balance between portability and sound quality. The neck-hanging cord that connects both earphones is actually flexible (bendable up to 100 degrees), so it can easily fold and get tucked in a pocket or bag. The earphones have magnets that keep them stuck to each other when …

The Fitbit Flex 2 that exploded did so due to external factors, company says

Few days ago, a Fitbit Flex 2 allegedly exploded on a wearer’s wrist, sparking an investigation into the accident. Fitbit is done investigating and announced that no device malfunction is to blame. The unit in question was tested by a “leading third-party failure analysis firm.” Together with Fitbit’s own analysis, the conclusion is that damage caused by “external forces” is to blame.

The company isn’t offering any specifics as to what said forces can be. It also hasn’t received any similar complaints. Overall, it’s a sketchy situation, but at least other people …

XiaoMI is Working on FleXible Screen Technology

A few days ago we reported on a new patent from LG that appears to show a transparent, foldable display to work on a device similar to a book. That news wasn’t new for LG, as we knew at CES this year that the company expects to be producing flexible screens by 2017.

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Both Samsung and Lenovo have showcased similar technology, but now it looks like Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has the same idea.

A concept from the company has leaked that appears to show a display that bends in all directions, not unlike paper. Two separate renders were leaked on Baidu.

The screen appears to be flexible and can be bent up or down, left or right.

While these bendable and foldable concepts are interesting, it isn’t something you should expect to see anytime soon. It’s one thing to spend tons of money and time to produce an awesome proof of concept, but if there’s no way to bring that technology to mass production in a cost-effective manner, it’ll remain out of the hands of the general public for a while longer.

Flexible foldable future of smartphone displays

Flexible displays are yet to fully realise their potential in our mobile devices, but one British firm has a range of screens it’s hoping will soon change that.

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We’ve already seen flexible displays in a handful of products, with the likes of the LG G Flex and Samsung Gear Fit dabbling with the bendable form factor, but you can’t fold them in half or wrap them round your arm.

Heading over to the FlexEnable stand at MWC 2016, we were shown some exciting screen technology from the Cambridge-based firm.

It’s created a range of full colour screens which can be folded, rolled and flexed with ease. While its LCD solution can be bent round a coffee up, its transistor solution can be rolled around a HB pencil.

This kind of durability opens up a whole world of opportunity for device manufacturers, and the hope is we’ll be treated to some truly unique products, including ones that can fold in half and sport roll-up screens.

Another area interested in FlexEnable’s smarts is the auto industry, as car manufacturers are keen to replace the flat screens their currently forced to use in the centre console and dashboard with more elegant curved solutions.

While this tech may sound expensive, we were told the screens are pretty much the same price as the displays we currently have in our phones, tablets and wearables today.

FlexEnable can scale its technology to pretty much any size, and while the non-touch demo unit we saw only had a 130ppi pixel density, the firm can push resolutions to 300-400ppi and make them touchscreen-enabled with the addition of a flexible touch layer.

FlexEnable is already working with a number of Chinese manufacturers, and the first products using the displays are due to hit the market in about 18 months time.