When Apple released the first iPhone without a headphone jack two years ago, many - critics, consumers, and competitors alike - were quick to cry foul. The decision was widely derided arrogant and unfriendly, and CMO Phil Schiller took a well-deserved beating in the court of public opinion for calling the removal of the 3.5mm jack “courageous.”
Imagine, then, what would happen if Apple was to remove the charging and data port from the iPhone entirely.
It's not as wild as it sounds. A report from trusted Apple leaker Mark Gurman recently revealed that the company had considered doing just that with the iPhone X. Read More
Remember the LG G Pad, the company's return to the tablet market from 2013? It was an impressive effort, a high-end, mid-sized tablet (which eventually got a Google Play Edition brother) that was unfortunately followed up by a collection of low-end G Pads designed to try and take a bit out of Samsung's cheap Galaxy Tab market share. It looks like LG is ready to try again, at least according to this page on the company's Korean website. The promo page describes a mid-sized tablet with some advanced features, but poor specs.
Dozens of photos outline the features of the LG G Pad II 8.0 (model number LGV498), the first member of this line that we've seen thus far. Read More
I didn't know this device existed before today, but now that I've seen it, I can't live without it. The gadget I'm talking about is the UNITEK 5V/24A 10-Port USB Desktop Charging Station. This beauty charges up to ten gadgets and simultaneously provides a cradle for each of your tech toys while they feast on electricity. Seriously, I think I'm in love.
Each of the ten USB ports on the UNITEK charging station puts out a maximum of 5V/2.4A. SmartIC technology automatically detects which type of device is connected to each port and administers the appropriate amount of power while also protecting against overheating and overcharging. Read More
Pocket knifes and USB chargers, those are two things I can never own enough of. I like to have both scattered around my house ready for use whenever the need arises. If you feel the same way about USB chargers, then take a look at this deal, I think I found another charger worth owning.
GeekBuying on Amazon has discounted the Tronsmart 42W three port USB charger to $13 today, down from $19. It's a pretty sweet little charger that would be great for traveling. Up front are two standard USB ports, and one that is a Qualcomm Certified Quick Charge 2.0 port. Read More
While the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a slew of positive features, that doesn't void it of its shortcomings. Among those downfalls is the lack of a dedicated USB port, which seems to be a big deal with a lot of people. Never fear, though - Samsung has come to the rescue with a USB adapter so you can take full advantage of the USB host support in Android 3.1. The USB adapter plugs into the Tab's proprietary 30-pin connecter, so it will add a bit of bulk to the supermodel-slim tablet. Of course, this shouldn't be a huge deal because it's, you know, removable. Read More