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Speck Announces A Foldable 'Pocket' VR Headset With Google Cardboard Certification, Coming In 2016

CES always seems to have at least one major trend at the trade show, and this year's hot ticket is virtual reality. With a new HTC Vive headset, the announcement of the Oculus Rift's pricey consumer model, and all manner of smaller announcements, it's safe to say that VR is the belle of the ball on the show floor. But all of them have one thing in common: you can't fit them in a pocket. Even Google's super-cheap Cardboard system is about the size of a dSLR camera when assembled. Case maker Speck thinks it's solved that problem with a new design, which is about the same size as a phone.

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Some Early Cases For The Nexus 5X Cover The Primary Microphone

This generation of Nexus phones is having some teething troubles, or at least the accessories are. A few weeks after the first batch of Nexus 6P cases appeared to block the laser auto-focus module on the rear of the phone, some early cases for the Nexus 5X are showing similar problems. Redditor Brucensb showed off a photo of a Spigen-branded Ultra Hybrid case that completely covers the microphone on the bottom edge of the phone, the primary mic used when making a call. Oops.

According to the comments (which we can't independently verify) this is a problem with early cases from many popular manufacturers, including Diztronic, Cruzerlite, and Verus.

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The Google Store Now Sells Skrillex-Branded Cases With Matching Live Wallpapers For The Nexus 5 And 6, Galaxy S5 And S6, And Galaxy Note 4

Remember those hints of a "Google Workshop" with user-customizable phone cases with matching wallpapers that Android Police showed off back in April? Those were really cool, huh? Well, this is not that. Unless your name is Skrillex.

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Yes indeed, the well-known dubstep perpetrator Skrillex now has his own collection of phone cases on sale in the Google Store. At the moment the "Live Case" comes in three designs, available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy Note 4.

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[New App] HTC's Dot View Case For The One M8 Gets Its Own App In The Play Store

HTC has apparently dived head-first into a decentralized software support model. Translation: they're throwing everything they possibly can onto the Play Store, presumably so they don't have to wait for a full carrier update to tweak or improve their various Sense apps. The latest one to land in the Play Store is HTC Dot View, the support app for the interesting Dot View case, a cover that puts a perforated design to use.

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If you throw the new Dot View case on the new HTC One (M8), you can get pertinent info delivered right through the hundreds of holes in the cover without ever flipping it open.

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[Updated: Here Are The Winners!] Skin Your Holiday Gift Giveaway Win One Of 50 Amzer Phone Or Tablet Cases For Doing Almost Nothing

Now that the holiday season has drawn to a close, a lot of you probably have shiny new Android-powered gifts you're struggling to put down for more than 30 seconds. That also means your brand-new toy might not yet have a case - and we're here to help. Our friends at Amzer have graciously provided 50 of their awesome phone cases to help protect your Android device from the many dangers it will face throughout its life.

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This contest is now over. Here are our winners, selected at random:

 

Rajaram Janardhan

haibl

B J Books

Paul

Alex

Robert Walters

Jamey

Ismael

Kurtis Davidson

AdrianP

Chris Mckechnie

Melanie

Tommy Noshitsky

Sahil

Bud Boggy

B Jordan

Marc

Jaime

DoomsDave

sriracha

Joe Ewbank

Farmdogg

Rudy Rivapalacio

Josh White

Anthony Dickerson

Rojas

Zelrick

chris

Andy

Kevin

Daniel

Ankit

Justin J

Sanat Puri

Alex Do

Joseph (jbliv63)

Cristina O'Neill

brgulker

Phil

ricot lominy

Ondrej Holan

ZRod

Eoin

Andy Stetson

Julius

Mike

Joe

Jesta

Tiggerbits

Miles McQueen

Congratulations, guys - all of you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

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