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Belkin's Boost Up wireless chargers make the Pixel Stand look like a good deal

Google was among the first companies to embrace wireless charging in the days of plastic flagship phones, but it ditched the feature when metal became trendy. Now that the Pixel 3 and 3XL are glass, wireless charging is in again. Google even unveiled its own fancy wireless charger alongside the 2018 Pixels. However, those phones only fast charge wirelessly with Google's custom technology. Google sought to cool tempers over the Pixel Stand's $80 price tag by pointing out that other companies would license its custom fast charging standard. Belkin was the first, and still only, company to do so.

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Nokia's Bluetooth earbuds have launched in the US after all

HMD unveiled the Nokia 7.1 toward the end of last year, but the company also ventured into accessories with the Nokia Pro Wireless Earphones and True Wireless Earbuds. At the time, HMD said these devices would not launch in the US at all. Sad, but not unexpected. However, they've now popped up for sale at several retailers.

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Verizon Moto Z3 gets Android 9 Pie update, 5G Moto Mod support

Verizon flipped the switch early on its two-city mobile 5G network today, and has already started sending out the software those first users will need to access it. Moto Z3 owners are currently getting an update delivering support for the 5G Moto Mod, and if that weren't nice enough, the update also just so happens to bring Android 9 Pie to the phone.

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Nvidia Shield TV code suggests new controller and remote in the works

 

The Nvidia Shield TV the best Android TV box you can get, bar none. The original model was released in 2015, with a refreshed version landing two years later — complete with a new remote and controller. While there's currently no indication a new Shield is on the way, the device's newest public source code makes reference to both an unreleased media remote and gamepad.

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Samsung's Galaxy Buds coming March 8th for $129

Samsung is no stranger to true wireless earbuds, but its first attempt attracted widespread derision for the pitiful battery life. The second-gen IconX did better, but the price tag was high at $200. Now, the Galaxy Buds are launching alongside the Galaxy S10 with a surprisingly reasonable price. These earbuds are coming March 8th for $129.

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Samsung will release a weird 'Emotional LED' case for the Galaxy S10

Nearly every company in the world that has anything to do with mobile accessories will make a case for the upcoming Galaxy S10, but Samsung will have its own first-party cases, too. Samsung's phone cases are usually very nice, but the LED cover looks pretty tacky in the latest leak. It has an "Emotional LED Lighting Effect" on the back because why not?

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Jaybird unveils the thoroughly unexciting RUN XT true wireless earbuds

The Jaybird was one of the first big name accessory makers to jump on the true wireless bandwagon with the RUN, but it's been doing wired Bluetooth earbuds like the Tarah since then. Now, it's time for the RUN's successor. Jaybird's RUN XT earbuds have the same form factor as the RUN, but they're fully water-resistant. That's basically the only difference, and Jaybird is sticking with the same $179.99 price tag.

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Cheap wireless workout buds: Anker's aptX SoundBuds Slim+ are $22 with a coupon

You can spend hundreds of dollars on Bluetooth earbuds that sound great and don't have any wires, but that's overkill if you just need something to toss in your gym bag and eventually lose. That's what the Anker SoundBuds Slim+ are all about. These are competent earbuds that usually only cost $30, and you can get them for a mere $22 today with a coupon code.

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This Pixel 3 XL case includes a miniature soft-touch NFC keyboard

Ever wish you had a folio case for your Pixel 3 XL with a keyboard built into it? No, me neither, but such a thing exists now. Case maker Tech21 has announced the EvoType accessory, promising a more efficient mobile typing experience.

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The best portable batteries and chargers you can buy right now (Winter 2018)

With phones, laptops, and audio devices all beginning to switch to USB Type-C, there's never been a better time to pick up batteries and chargers. However, there are an awful lot out there, and it can get difficult to choose between them. We've rounded up our favorites, along with some other accessories that we think you might like, into this list for your perusal.

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