Wednesday, December 1

Accessories

Accessories, Apple, News

You can now buy replacement AirPods Max ear pads in Canada

Separate AirPods ear pads are now available for Apple's high-end AirPods Max. The air cushions, which magnetically adhere to the AirPods Max, are available in 'Silver', 'Black', 'Green', 'Sky Blue' and 'Red'. As expected, they also cost a expensive $ 85 premium. Still, the fact that they can be easily put on and taken off is great, especially when you compare it to the difficult process usually required to change most headphones, especially Apple-owned Beats. It's also worth noting that you can create different AirPods Max color combinations by purchasing multiple cushions. For example, combining Silver AirPods Max with black ear pads looks surprisingly cool. While I'm still impressed with Apple's pricey $ 779 on-ear headphones b...
Accessories, Apple, News

Podchain Pro is an AirPods charger that you actually use

Have you ever used your AirPods or AirPods Pro, but they died, and then you thought to yourself, "wow, I wish I had an AirPods charger that I can wear as a necklace and that charges the wireless earbuds while they're still in my ears? ? " No? Neither have I, but that hasn't stopped a UK based company called M. Craftsman to reveal a device that does exactly this ahead of the February 23, 2021 launch of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. According to the Podchain Pro's website, the strap attaches to Apple's AirPods or AirPods Pro with a "safe magnet," allowing you to easily remove the earbuds from your ears and continue to charge them while they rest on your chest attached to the strap. Of course, you can also charge the headpho...
Accessories, News

Accessory makers appear to be gearing up for Apple’s imminent launch of AirTags

It seems that Apple's often rumored AirTags could finally launch sometime soon. Several third-party manufacturers appear to be in the process of preparing marketing materials for various accessories related to Apple's Bluetooth tracker, which is often rumored, indicating that there will be an official reveal soon. Bella for #Spigen che spoilera beautifully l '#AirTag his #Amazon. pic.twitter.com/WhgC43XFtC - iMatteo (@iMatteo_Pau) January 25, 2021 For example, according to the Twitter user @iMatteo_Pau, Spigen briefly listed an AirTags leather case on Amazon. There are also leaked images courtesy of Evan Blass about Nomad's accessory plans for Apple's Bluetooth tracker. Spigen's AirTags case appears to be a leather holder with a...
Accessories, News, Nintendo Switch

This dongle allows you to send your Switch video to a laptop, easily record the game

Accessory maker Human Things is back with a new Genki product on Kickstarter designed to make it easy to connect your Switch, or other consoles, to a computer. Nicknamed 'Genki ShadowCast, 'the tiny device looks like a tiny HDMI to USB-C adapter. However, most of the charm resides inside (and the accompanying app), which enables other features like video capture. In an effort to show just how versatile ShadowCast is, Human Things put together a video detailing how they did it and what the dongle can do. First and foremost is the ability to generate a video stream from a console to a laptop. While I can see this is most useful with a Nintendo Switch due to the small screen, in a pinch it might also allow you to connect your Xbox or PlayStation. For example, if you only have one T...
Accessories, android, News

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds trade-in amount rises to $ 65

Samsung has confirmed that its headphone / headphone exchange program related to Galaxy Buds Pro purchases have increased from $ 25 to $ 65. This is a limited time offer running from January 21 to March 1, 2021, and the deal only applies to the recently launched Galaxy Buds Pro and not the Galaxy Buds Live or Galaxy Buds +. Samsung says you can trade in your old headphones at the time of purchase or before March 1 if you buy directly from a Samsung Experience store. Otherwise, you will have until March 15 to send your headphones to Samsung if you bought the Galaxy Buds Pro from a supplier, retailer, or online at their store. Check out Samsung's step-by-step process for more information on the redemption process if you purchased f...
Accessories, News, Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra ‘Silicon Cover with S Pen’ bundle costs $ 69

When Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra was first announced, it was unclear exactly how much the smartphone's 'Silicone Case with S Pen' bundle would cost. Although we don't have an official release date yet, the accessory pair is currently on sale for $ 69 (normal price is $ 99). While the package is available to pre-order now, it won't start shipping until January 26. It also looks like the S Pen will be sold only without the case according to Samsung website. That said, prices are not included yet. The S21 Ultra is the first smartphone in the Samsung S series to feature S Pen support. While using a stylus with the device works great, Bluetooth functionality such as 'Air Gestures' is not supported. It's also worth noting that while t...
Accessories, Apple, News

Apple AirPods Max could suffer from a battery drain problem

Reports of AirPods Max suffering from a battery drain issue have started popping up on Apple support forums, Reddit, and other platforms. While cases of the problem appear to vary slightly, some reports indicate that the battery in expensive headphones drains from 100 percent to between 1 percent and 0 percent overnight, even when stored in low power mode. in your Smart Case. There is a possibility that the issue is related to a recent firmware update, given that most battery drain reports started showing up after the update was released. According to 9to5MacSome AirPods Max owners have found that the following solution can fix the problem, at least temporarily: Restore AirPods Max to their default settingsHold the Digital Crown an...
Accessories, android, News, Samsung

Samsung’s first update for the Galaxy Buds Pro is now available

Even though it only dropped last week, Samsung has already released the first update for Galaxy Buds Pro. The new update includes "left / right sound balance adjustment", a new "hearing enhancement feature", better overall "stability and reliability" and more. The full update is only 2.2MB according to Samsung's update page. While I'm impressed with Buds Pro's unique voice detection and active noise cancellation feature that lets you hear someone speaking even with ANC on, I found them surprisingly uncomfortable. I also find it odd that Samsung has removed iOS support via the Galaxy Buds app with Buds Pro. To learn more about the Galaxy Buds Pro, check out my review of Samsung's earbuds that purport to be the South Korean tech gi...
Accessories, News

Belkin Recalls Portable Smartphone Charger Due to Fire Hazard

Belkin has issued a voluntary removal of your power bank / load, the 'Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition', related to your power supply that could overheat and cause a fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported yet, and Belkin offers a full charger refund. The Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition features the model number 'WIZOO3', a capacity of 10,000 mAh, and works with all Qi-compatible smartphones. What makes this charger unique is that the actual holder you place your smartphone in is a Qi-compatible battery pack, allowing you to take your charging power on the go. While the charger works with Android devices, it is designed to be compatible with the iPhone 8 and later.Belkin emphasize...
Accessories, Apple Watch, COVID-19, 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, 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, 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...