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Accessories, Apple Watch, COVID-19, Fitbit, Garmin, News

Study Suggests Apple Watch Can Detect COVID-19 Before Symptoms Appear

A new study suggests that Apple Watch can detect COVID-19 infections before symptoms arise. Researchers at Mount Sinai Health System in New York have found that wearable technology could play a vital role in case detection. The study found that the watch was able to detect positive cases of the virus before it is detectable by testing. The researchers found that the Apple Watch can detect subtle changes in people's heartbeat, which could mean that the person has the virus for up to a week before they start feeling sick. "Our goal was to use tools to identify infections at the time of infection or before people knew they were sick," said Rob Hirten, study author and assistant professor of medicine at Mount Sinai. CBS News. The stud...
Accessories, bluetooth tracker, Galaxy SmartTag, Galaxy SmartTags, News, Samsung

Samsung introduces its Bluetooth SmartTag tracker priced at $ 39.99

Samsung has officially unveiled its Tile-type Bluetooth tracker during its 'Galaxy Unpacked 2021' event on January 14. The Galaxy SmartTag uses Bluetooth technology to connect with nearby devices. Like other trackers, it features a hole that allows it to be easily attached to a keychain. The tracker can be used to keep track of things like wallets, keys, headphones, and more. The device pairs with a smartphone via Samsung's SmartThings app. The application will display the last known location of the tag on a map. Once you find the tag, the app will show you an indicator based on the signal. Users can also click a button for the label to make a sound. “Even offline, Galaxy Find Network can use the scanned data to find it privat...
Accessories, earbuds, Galaxy Buds Pro, News, Samsung

During the tech giant’s Unpacked event, Samsung revealed the Galaxy Buds Pro, the company’s latest wireless headphones.

During Samsung's recent Unpacked event, the company revealed the Galaxy Buds Pro, its latest wireless earbuds. Designed to be a high-end alternative to the Galaxy Buds + and to be sold alongside the bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live, the Galaxy Buds Pro include active noise cancellation and various other high-end features. The Buds Pro look very similar to Samsung's Buds + and feature a familiar on-ear design and glossy exterior that is very reminiscent of the Galaxy Buds +.The Galaxy Buds Pro also feature five hours of battery life with active noise cancellation activated, an 11mm woofer, a 6.5mm tweeter, three microphones, and IPX7 water resistance. It's worth noting that unlike most headphones, the Galaxy Buds Pro's active noise ca...
Accessories, News, Sennheiser

Sennheiser Introduces IE 300 In-Ear Headphones at CES 2021

At CES 2021, German electronics manufacturer Sennheiser unveiled its new IE 300 in-ear headphones. These headphones offer a 7mm Extra Wideband (XWB) driver which Sennheiser says was manufactured at their headquarters in Germany. An XWB guarantees superior sound quality, as well as a balanced signature and excellent sonic precision, according to the company. Sennheiser says the headphone membrane foil minimizes natural resonances and total harmonic distortion. There is also a rear transducer volume that is designed to minimize reflection within the device's housing chamber and eliminate masking resonances in the ear canal, which should deliver improved treble. The IE 300 has an adjustable flexible ear hook, silicone adapters and m...
Accessories, gaming, News, otterbox, xbox

Otterbox diversifies into gaming with Xbox accessories line

Smartphone accessory maker Otterbox is expanding its product offering with a new line of gaming gear. Specifically, the 'Otterbox Gaming' portfolio is designed for Xbox as part of Microsoft's cloud gaming initiatives (formerly known as 'xCloud'). With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, gamers can stream over a hundred titles to their Android devices, and Otterbox accessories are specifically designed with that in mind. The first of these is an adjustable 'Mobile Gaming Clip' that can connect virtually any smartphone to your Xbox Wireless Controller and Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller. It can also be connected to Otterbox's Easy Grip Controller Case, another new accessory that allows you to add Otterbox's signature rubber rugged case...
Accessories, jabra, News

Jabra launches four new color options for its Elite 85t headphones

Jabra has announced that its Elite 85t Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are now available in four new colors. Customers can now get the headphones in 'Titanium / Black', 'Gold / Beige', 'Copper / Black', 'Black' and 'Gray'. The headphones launched in October 2020 in 'Titanium / Black' as part of Jabra's recently announced ANC range. "Our customers now have the option of enjoying elegant design and sound in many more styles," said Calum MacDougall, Jabra Senior Vice President, at a Press release. The headphones include six-microphone call technology and four-microphone ANC that use microphones on the inside and outside of the headphones. They also include 12mm speakers for powerful bass along with a dedicated ANC chip to el...
Accessories, belkin, iPhone 12, MagSafe BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1, News

Belkin reveals sleek MagSafe BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 charger for iPhone 12

Leading smartphone accessory maker Belkin has revealed its new MagSafe Charging Stand, an officially licensed 2-in-1 device that can charge Apple's iPhone 12 series and AirPods. Belkin previously revealed the BoostCharge 3-in-1 wireless charger, a device that is capable of charging iPhone, Apple AirPods, and an Apple Watch. This new charger is very similar to its larger counterpart, only it charges only the iPhone 12 series and AirPods.Since both chargers are MFi approved, they are compatible with MagSafe 15W wireless charging. As you may have already guessed, the BoostCharge Po 2-in-1 is a bit cheaper than its 3-in-1 counterpart, priced at $ 99 USD (roughly $ 126 CAD). On the other hand, the 3-in-1 version of the charger It c...
Accessories, Chipolo, News, oceanic global

Chipolo donates $ 10,000 USD to nonprofit Oceanic Global to support ocean cleanup efforts

Chipolo, which makes a variety of Bluetooth-based item trackers, shared that he is donating $ 10,000 USD (approximately $ 12,693 CAD) to nonprofit Oceanic Global to support ocean cleanup efforts. In October, Chipolo released the 'Ocean Edition' of its 'One' Bluetooth tracker, which is manufactured using recovered ocean plastic debris. Along with that, the company pledged to donate $ 1 from every One Ocean Edition tracker sold to Oceanic Global. Chipolo created the One Ocean Edition tracker with the help of 'Oceanworks.co, 'which offers a variety of recycled plastic materials that companies can use instead of creating new plastic. In a statement, Chipolo says he used recyclable materials recovered from the oceans, such as fishing n...
Accessories, News, tile, tile trackers

Tile is reported to be launching a new ultra-broadband tracker this year

Tile is reportedly gearing up to launch a new product this year to rival Apple's rumored AirTags and other future trackers. A new report from TechCrunch reveals that Tile's new tracker will use ultra-broadband technology to locate missing items. The new product is also expected to use augmented reality to guide users to the location of the item through the company's mobile app. For context, ultra-wideband technology is a short-range wireless communication protocol that operates at high frequencies. Basically it can be used to collect directional and spatial data, which would be useful to have on trackers. The technology is currently available on the iPhone 11 and 12 models, along with some Android devices.Internal concept ar...
Accessories, AirTags, Apple, bluetooth, News

Apple AirTags design shown in new leaked 3D animation

At this point, it would be great if Apple finally officially revealed its Bluetooth tracking device called AirTags. This latest leak, courtesy of the sometimes trustworthy YouTuber Jon Prosser from 'Front Page Tech', gives us what is probably the best look of the yet-unannounced device. Prosser says the 3D animation for AirTags was created by Apple and could be used during the accessory pairing process. The YouTuber goes on to say that a software engineer sent him the animation. While it hasn't been confirmed what the leaked animation will be used for, the 3D rendering looks a lot like the process of pairing AirPods with the iPhone and iPad. Apple's AirTags are expected to be the company's version of a Tile, a small Bluetooth tra...
Accessories, News, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

Samsung Canada Accidentally Confirms Upcoming Galaxy Buds Pro Headphones

Samsung Canada has accidentally confirmed the name and model number of its upcoming Galaxy Buds Pro wireless earbuds on its website. The listing on the website, which was first seen by Sammobile and has since been removed, does not disclose any additional details about the buds or provide pricing information. Before listing, it was already pretty clear that Samsung was going to introduce its next generation of truly wireless earbuds due to numerous leaks, and this latest development confirms its imminent launch.A few weeks ago, the leaker 'WalkingCat' shared slides on Twitter stating that the Galaxy Buds Pro will cost $ 199 USD (about $ 256 CAD). Other leaks have revealed that the headphones will feature active noise cancellat...
Accessories, bluetooth, Galaxy SmartTag, News

Samsung is reportedly launching its own Tile-type Bluetooth tracker

Along with the Galaxy S21, S21 +, and S21 Ultra, it looks like Samsung might also have plans to launch a Tile-like Bluetooth tracking device in early January. Like Tile's trackers and Apple's AirTags, which are often rumored, the Galaxy SmartTag uses Bluetooth to connect with nearby devices, according to 91mobiles. Like other trackers, SmartTag features a hole that allows it to easily connect to a set of keys. According to a regulatory filing first discovered by GSMArena, the Galaxy SmartTag is powered by a standard button battery, which means you can change the battery when it runs out. Although Tile's newer trackers, such as the Tile Pro and Tile Mate, feature interchangeable batteries, the company's previous devices had to be ...