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SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive M3.0: More Storage Space for Android Phones

As a writer who covers a lot of events, we always end up taking an obscene amount of photos and videos on our phones, especially when it comes to having photo content for social media. As you can image, these photos and videos take up quite a bit of space on our smartphones. Many times to the point of receiving that dreadful “storage almost full” message, which can affect the overall performance of your smartphone. There is an answer to this Android phone storage issue, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0. Thanks to this tiny gadget with micro-USB and USB 3.0 connectors, we don’t have to limit the amount of pictures and video we take. Great things really do come in small packages!

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 for Android smartphones can instantly free up space or transfer files to and from your phone, so you can take more pictures and videos. Thanks to its micro-USB connector on one end and a USB 3.0 connector on the other, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 lets you move content easily between your Android devices, whether it’s your Android smartphone or tablet to your laptop or desktop computer. PC or Mac, it doesn’t matter, the Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 seamlessly connects it all. This USB 3.0 connector is high-performance and backward-compatible with USB 2.0 ports. For example, the high-speed USB 3.0 lets you transfer a full-length movie to the drive faster than with a standard USB 2.0 drive(3), up to 150MB/s.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 for Android is available in five storage sizes: 16GB ($10.95), 32GB ($13.99), 64GB ($21.99), 128GB ($34.99), and 256GB ($69.99). This mini device also comes with a great companion app. Available from the Google Play store, the SanDisk Memory Zone app lets you view, access, and backup all the files from your phone’s memory in one location. It can also automatically move files from your device to your drive to free up space.

Don’t worry iPhone users, SanDisk has a flash drive for your iPhone and other Apple devices as well called the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive. Just like the Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 does for Android phones, it does for iPhones, iPads, etc.

Batteroo Boost: Battery Life and Performance Extender

We’re all experienced this – your smoke detector beeps non-stop, your remote control stops functioning, or the flashlight you haven’t used in a while is dead. What do you do? You take out the batteries and toss them in the trash, right? What if we told you there’s actually more power in those “dead” batteries, and we know how to get full use of it. We’re happy to introduce you to Batteroo Boost, the micro-thin sleeve that slides over regular disposable batteries to give them improved life and performance. It can bring your perceived dead or “Zombie” batteries back to life.

Many of the batteries you are about to throw away, still have unused energy left. It’s just that the battery’s power has gone below the needed voltage level for these devices to work. To get the full power from these “perceived dead” batteries, slip on a Batteroo Boost as it taps into all that unused energy and watch your “Zombie” batteries come to back to the land of the living.

Don’t waste money on new batteries to get great performance, just slip on a Batteroo Boost from the start and your device will perform at its best until all the energy is used up. Whether your device is an active load device, like a digital camera or a TV remote, or a passive load device, like a flashlight or a motorized toy, Batteroo Boost will extend your device’s battery life by tricking batteries into thinking they are new. Batteroo Boost works with any battery size, and one of our favorite features is that you can use three double A batteries in a C sleeve and four double A batteries in a D sleeve to create a C or D battery.

The only devices Batteroo Boost doesn’t work with is LED. Since some LED drivers use constant current circuitry for LED lights, these devices may not benefit from the Batteroo technology. so it is not recommended to use Batteroo with LED flashlights, LED candle lights, and similar devices.

A 4-pk of AAA and AA Batteroo sleeves retails for $9.99, and a 4-pk of C and D Batteroo sleeves retails for $19.99. And coming soon Batteroo ReBoost for Rechargeable Batteries!

BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments

We have a love hate relationship with earbuds and in-ear headphones, especially during the hot summer months. We love earbuds because our ears won’t be over heated on those extra hot and humid days like they do with over-the-ear headphones, we won’t suffer from the telltale signs of over-the-ear headband hair, and we’re still able to hear what’s happening around us. What don’t we like about earbuds and in-ear headphones? They don’t fit securely in our ears and always end up feeling loose, they always fall out, and they always end up falling on the dirty ground where they usually accidentally get stepped on. Luckily there are two get products that eliminate earbud and in-ear headphone wearing issues, BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments.

Say goodbye to struggles with unruly in-ear headphone cords. When you wear the combination of the BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments you keep your earbuds and in-ear headphones safely out of your way. We promise these two small tech accessories will make your active life a whole lot better.

Earhoox Earbud Silicone Attachments

Forget about earbuds falling out or being uncomfortable, Earhoox will make you forget you’re wearing earbuds at all. Earhoox will provide a perfect fit no matter how much you move (and that includes running). What is Earhoox exactly? Earhoox is a silicone attachment specifically designed to fit and enhance Apple EarPods and AirPods. (although we tried them with our Beats in-ear headphones and they worked perfectly). They fit comfortably in your ears and ensure a secure fit for any activities. The Earhoox are compatible with EarPods that come with iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 7. Each set of Earhoox come in two sizes, large and small. Just stretch them on and enjoy a secure earbud wearing experience.

BudStraps Earbud Straps

Forget always have to corral the cords of your earbuds, BudStraps keep your earbuds conveniently hanging on. BudStraps keep your earbuds and in-ear headphones around your neck (and not the floor). Whether you’re working out at the gym, running outdoors, or just hanging out, BudStraps eliminate cord tangles, prevent your earbuds and in-ear headphones from getting accidentally yanked out of your ears, and keeps your earbuds and in-ear headphones nearby if they’re removed temporarily. If you’ve ever seen someone with glasses keep their eyewear around their neck with eyewear retainers, then you know what BudStraps will do for your earbuds and in-ear headphones.

What are your thoughts on these BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments? Could these tech accessories cure the common earbuds, in-ear headphone, and airpod issues?

Fall 2017 Accessory Preview: Knomo London Smart Bags and Tech Accessories

There are many cool, innovative, and fashionable cases for your smartphones but when it comes to your bags and cases for your laptops, the selection isn’t as impressive. Knomo London is changing that with their very stylish offering of smart bags and tech accessories. We had the opportunity to check out the British accessory brand’s Fall 2017 collection of stylish, high-quality bags and accessories; a collection which brings classic elegance together with bold new colors and designs, offering maximum utility and digital convenience features.

Personally, we’re bored of the basic black nylon laptop bags and welcome some fun with our function, in the form of bold colors and prints such as hot reds and formal grays, and of course, luxury materials. The Knomo London Fall 2017 Collection has design options for both men and women, with styles that challenge traditional gender roles with a slightly androgynous look.

Geared towards the traveling “Digital Knomad,” each Knomo London bag from Fall 2017 collection offers modern style, simplicity, and utility. Style-conscious users, sophisticated city dwellers, and globetrotting backpackers will have everything they need to stay organized and prepared. Thanks to the addition of more organizational compartments and pockets, you’ll be able to keep all your mobile devices secure, charged and organized.

The specially designed pockets on the Knomo London bags not only organizes your belongings, it protects your tech devices thanks to its RFID blocking feature to safeguard your digital information, the uniquely valuable Knomo ID, so you can register your bag and if it’s lost, the founder, Howard Harrison, can return it to you through Knomo’s portal.

We’re really excited about Knomo London’s collaboration with the world-renowned Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The graphic collection uses an original 1920’s print from the Museum’ s archives. The unique 5-piece collection of accessories comprises 3 bag styles: a Totepack, a Backpack, and a Briefcase, along with a Carry-all Pouch, and a Foldable Shopper. Each design is available in two colors, Night Forest, which boast tones of blue and green described by some as an “abstract camo” print, and Monochrome, shades of white, gray and black.

Inside each of the Knomo London x Victoria & Albert Museum collection bags, there are a number of organizational pockets and compartments, ready to hold all travel essentials such as your passport, Knomo portable battery, and Knomo travel adaptor, your laptop or tablet, and other belongings.

Both the regular and Knomo London x Victoria & Albert Museum collections are available in the UK, Europe and USA stores in August 2017.

There Ain’t No Strings On Me: Wireless In-Ear Earbuds

You in-ear headphone users and tech aficionados may have noticed that some audio accessory and tech brands have launched some very cool earbuds…….with no strings attached………literally! We’re highlighting four tech brands, Jabra, Earin, Phazon, and Samsung, that have launched great wireless in-ear earbuds that will not only blow you away, won’t fall out, and look very stylish…..unlike a certain brand’s lengthy version that sort of look like strange earrings.

Jabra Elite Sport True Wireless Sports Earbuds

Made for the true sport lover, the waterproof and sweat damage proof Jabra Elite Sport True Wireless Sports Earbuds is made for truly active people. Get ready for superior sound quality for music and calls thanks to two microphones in each bud that work together to filter out background noise; up to 3 hours of music and talk time with an additional two charges from the on the go portable charging case; customizable fitting options that includes a variety of ear gel and ear wing sizes for a secure fit no matter how vigorous your workout; you can also filter in and out the sounds that surround you keeping you aware of what’s going on around you; Jabra Elite Sport also gives  you the option to wear one or both buds depending on your activity, and measures your heart rate through their integrated fitness app, Jabra Sport Life. The Jabra Elite Sport is only available in black and retails for $249.99.

Earin M-1 Wireless Earbuds

The next groundbreaking wireless in-ear earbuds are the Earin M-1 Wireless Earbuds, some of the smallest and lightest wireless earbuds we’ve seen. They take the minimum to the max, measuring only 3.5 g, and 14.5 mm x 20 mm. Built with two dedicated amps driving high-precision balanced armature speakers for incredible acoustic detail and clarity, excellent mid and high tones, a tight bass response, to deliver a breathtaking audio experience. The Earin are housed in a sleek capsule no larger than a lipstick that easily fits into your pocket,  that charges the wireless in-ear earbuds when they’re not in use. The Earin M-1 Wireless Earbuds comes in black with either an aluminum or black capsule for $199.00 each.

Phazon True Wireless Earbuds

For those looking for the great features of wireless in-ear earbuds but with a touch of color that is guaranteed to never fall out. The 3D models Phazon True Wireless Earbuds (shown above with its chess piece-like charger) boasts two microphones working in unison, a long battery life (6 hours with one charge in mono mode or 3 hours in stereo mode plus an additional 9 hours of playtime with your charger). They feature a guaranteed universal fit with no adjustable wing, tip or cone, are also dustproof, shockproof, and waterproof, so waterproof that you can go underwater up to a maximum of 10 feet (3 meters) with them, and with one tap to the earbud, you can change the track, pause the music, or answer a call. The Phazon offers audio transparency so you can hear what’s happening around you while pumping your music, and is available in seven colors – Crimson (red), Graphite (dark grey), Midnight (blue), Sunset (orange), Ashen (white-grey), Perse (purple), and Lush (green). You can pre-order the Phazon True Wireless Earbuds now for $199.00, and receive a worldwide, universal, 2-year warranty on the electronic components of the Phazon earbuds to all registered customers.

Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds

Last but certainly not least on our wireless in-ear earbuds list is the Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds. The water-resistant Gear IconX has adjustable wing and ear tips that come in small, medium and large. It boasts a built-in 4GB music player for phone-free listening; you can switch songs, take calls and turn on ambient sound mode with one touch. The Gear IconX case doubles as a charger, so you can power up whenever it’s stored in its case. Fitness-wise, the Gear IconX boasts built-in sensors that can directly track your speed, distance, heart rate, and calories burned. The Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds comes in three colors – black, blue and white, and retail for $199.99.

What are your thoughts on these wireless in-ear earbuds? Any favorites from this list of four tech brands?

Holiday Gift Guide: What’s Hot for Holiday Gifts from Monster Products

Tis the season for giving again, and boy do we have some ideas for you. Are you having problems getting the perfect gift for the tech lovers in your life? We’re here to make it easy for you with these amazing holiday gifts from Monster Products. Whether you’re looking for something they don’t have or just looking to upgrade their gadgets this holiday season, Monster Products has some great audio accessories that will make wonderful Christmas gifts to choose from.

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What’s Hot for Holiday Gifts from Monster Products? How about the gift of these great audio devices! These new audio products from Monster products definitely don’t disappoint in performance, design, and budget, and the music lover or techie on your list will love receiving any of these.

FOR COMMUTERS, STUDENTS, AND TRAVELERS

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Featuring Monster Performance for Less, these sleek ClarityHD High-Definition Headphones (wired and wireless) boast a low-profile modern design and texture. These technology and feature-packed headphones are the perfect gifts for students and commuters. Why settle for the earbuds that come with your devices, when any of these ClarityHD headphones provides industry-leading sound and flexible listening options. The ClarityHD In-Ears are the best sounding headphones under $99.00. The ClarityHD On-Ears boasts two sound profiles (natural and super dynamic), built-in high-intelligibility mics and Active Echo Suppression enable crystal clear calls, ultra-soft ear cushions, and a concealed adjustable headband with non-slip silicon, and several more features. It retails for $179.95.

FOR GAMERS

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Designed by world champion gamer Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel and Head Monster Noel Lee, the Fatal1ty FXM 100 and Fatal1ty FXM 200 gaming headphones feature Pure Monster Sound and provide ultra-clear sound to help gamers recognize game-critical audio details quicker, with no distortion. The best part is gamers can go from the virtual world to the real world without changing headphone. The Fatal1ty headsets have an elegant design aesthetic that easily translates to everyday wearability. The two models, the FXM 100 and FXM200 are available at Best Buy and BestBuy.com.

FOR FASHIONISTAS AND MUSIC LOVERS

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The Monster Elements is the company’s flagship line of premium, luxury headphones. Elements let wearers proclaim their discriminating taste, with a color pallet inspired by the natural elements that exude confidence. Elements headphones offer three options for premium listening modes: wireless, wired analog, and via a direct full-digital input, which leverages Elements’ high-quality D/A Converter for most android devices and makes them ready for any future devices that may only have digital outputs. These stunning headphones are popular with athletes such as NBA star Sean Kilpatrick and Zach LaVine and artists like latin star Veronica Vega, actor/rapper Stro. Get both models at Monsterproducts.com.

FOR MUSIC LOVERS WHO WANT TO TAKE AND SHARE THEIR MUSIC

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The SuperStar HotShot is perfect for students heading back to class or any music lover on the go. The portable huge-sounding Bluetooth speaker attaches right to your bag or just about anything with its carabiner hook. It’s integrated speakerphone allows for hands-free calling. Get the SuperStar HotShot at Walmart, Walmart.com, and Monsterproducts.com.

The critically-acclaimed Monster Blaster (which we previously highlighted from CE Week), is a reimagined boom box for the 21st century. It is the perfect gift for families who love to entertain, college students, musicians, and dancers. This powerful, portable Bluetooth speaker features a bi-directional driver design that provides 360˚ of music. Add to that a down firing integrated powered subwoofer and the sound is extremely powerful without the use of batteries! Get the Blaster at monsterproducts.com and select retailers around the country.

FOR FITNESS ENTHUSIASTS

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Monster’s iSport headphones are the most comprehensive line of fitness headphones in the market. Referred to as the athlete’s headphone, each headphone is designed to maximize different workouts and is sweat-proof. Used by NFL star Antonio Brown, NBA Forward Sean Kilpatrick, and golfer Seema Sadekar. Monster Products has iSport models ranging from $29.95 – $199.95 that are available at Monsterproducts.com.

Last minute shopping for the audio gadget and music lover will never be a pain again. We promise you can’t go wrong with these awesome holiday gifts from Monster Products. Whether your gift is as small as an iSport or as grand as the Blaster, your friends and family will absolutely love receiving a Monster product this holiday season.

Small Size, Big Sound: Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones

To quote Eric B and Rakim, “this is a journey into sound.” The evolution of wireless sound that is. Several weeks ago, we were lucky enough to be invited to view the latest tech launches from Logitech. One of the products we were introduced to was a newly acquired sports headphone and wearables company, Jaybird. This buyout officially places Logitech into the wireless audio wearables market. Not only is this a great move for Logitech, Jaybird is a great brand to expand into the exploding market with. You’ll see why, when you get to know the products from Jaybird. Here are the reasons we were immediately enamored with the Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones.

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These amazing Bluetooth headphones are smallest wireless buds ever to provide an insanely big sound. The Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones was created to bring music to your active life in a stunning, patented, secure fit, sweat-proof, and ultra-comfort metal design. The technology and design behind the Freedom headphones combine sophisticated style, incredible sound and increased comfort in the smallest, most advanced wireless earbuds ever.

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Other in-ear sport Bluetooth buds have traditionally used all plastic materials, as metal is said to inhibit signal performance, but Jaybird’s innovative design has allowed them to reinvent the manufacturing process. Using high-quality injection molded metal parts, the Freedom boasts stunning fashionable metal accents with a premium iconic feel, without affecting signal performance. In fact, the Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones’s all-metal housing gives the earbuds the added benefit of removing distortion, giving you an incredible sound never before heard in a wireless in-ear bud.

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The Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones comes in four colors, Carbon (black), Gold (white/gold), Blaze (red), and Ocean (blue), is compatible to wear with helmets (no matter how tight), and its innovative bud size ensures a truly universal comfort fit. As a long sufferer of earbud slippage, this beauty is a godsend. We’ve always had issues with ill-fitting earbuds that slip out with the slightest movement on our part. This is why we usually go for on-ear headphones but with the Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones, it’s not an issue.

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Each headphone comes with a specially designed charging clip to keep you charged on-the-go, and giving you eight hours of playtime with the ability to charge even longer. Just clip the lightweight charger on while driving to the gym or during your workout and 20 minutes gets you an extra hour of playtime.

Grab your favorite color of the Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones for $199.99 each at www.jaybirdsport.com.

 

ToughTested: The New Standard of Cellphone Accessories

We’ve all fallen victim to cheap or just continuous wear and tear on our smartphone accessories. You can see the inner wires of your USB cords, your portable chargers just stop charging, or your earbuds just conk out. These frustrating events always end with a cry about why can’t cellphone accessories be made tougher, so they can last longer. We’re here to tell you that they are. If you’re tired of weak cellphone accessories, get to know the tech products from ToughTested.

6′ SafeCharge Protection Cable With Circuit Breaker: Apple Lightning, $19.99

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Did you know that sometimes while charging your device, damaging voltage or current can occur? The Tough Tested 6′ SafeCharge Protection Cable boasts a safe charge circuit breaker that automatically shuts off power to your connected device when the damaging voltage or current is detected. This power cable features real-time monitoring that allows the switch to be reset when the current returns to a normal, safe range.

8′ PRO Armor Weave Cable With Slim Tip: Micro USB, $19.99

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Looking for a cable with extreme durability? This cable boasts a PET polymer woven jacket that is chemical, heat, and abrasion resistant. It also features an extended strain relief, and slim aluminum tip to fit most protective cases and comes with a cable manager.

Jobsite: Heavy Duty Noise Control Earbuds with Mic, $69.99

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Let’s face it, sometimes earbuds tend to be a problem. They get tangled, snag on almost everything, don’t always provide the best sound quality and more often end up being destroyed. The ToughTested heavy duty Jobsite noise control earbuds are made for demanding environments and are very beneficial to you, thanks to their provided protection against outside noise influences that may damage your hearing over time. They are also IP64 certified for water/sweat/dust resistance, so whether you’re at sporting events or working outdoors, these are the best tough earbuds for noise reduction.

Driver: Safe Driving Mono Earbud, $39.99

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For those who love the single earbuds, the ergonomic design of the ToughTested Driver ear-hook offers all day comfort. It is designed for safe, hands-free driving, boasts 3 tiered tree-style or memory foam tips for great noise isolation and a custom fit, and features a multi-function in-line control box with Halo 360 mic and volume wheel for clear sound and precise control. the Driver is also IP54 certified for water/sweat/dust resistance.

Rugged, Weatherproof 8000 mAh Dual USB Battery Pack, $79.99

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Raise your hand if you’ve dropped your portable charger numerous times! we certainly are guilty of that and in one instance, destroyed our charger. The ToughTested rugged battery pack has a protection rating of IP-65, making it water/dust/and shock proof. It’s rugged casing also offers added protection from drops and dings. With 8,000 milliamps of power, this bad boy is enough to charge most smartphones up to 5 times. It also features dual USB ports to charge two devices at once. It’s InstaSense™ technology provides proper power distribution and optimal charging to give you the fastest possible charge.

If you find your device’s accessories are getting damaged too quickly or you’re tired of replacing them, these tougher tech accessories from ToughTested are for you. We promise your budget will thank you. Are you ready to upgrade to ToughTested?