Accessories

DICE+ Bluetooth controller hits the market for Android and iOS

DICE+ Bluetooth controller hits the market for Android and iOS

There's another wireless pair of dice - or one die, as it were - on the market this week called DICE+, ready to take the smartphone and tablet world back into the physical realm. This is a die you can toss, one that connects to your smartphone or tablet with Bluetooth. This device was introduced earlier this year amongst a selection of similar products like the Scosche smartROLL and the die included with the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 "Table PC", and will be hitting stores this week.

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Pressy for Android turns a headphone jack into a button

Pressy for Android turns a headphone jack into a button

Pressy is a little gadget that is touted as being the "almighty Android button." Specifically, Pressy will transform your headphone jack into a clickable button and it comes preset with three actions. These include a short click to toggle the flashlight, a long click to toggle in and out of silent mode and a double click to take a picture. And just in case you were looking for some additional actions, take comfort in knowing that Pressy actions are able to be customized.

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HTC One software update earns Mini+ support and a Google keyboard

HTC One software update earns Mini+ support and a Google keyboard

If you happen to have the Euro edition of the HTC One this week and were just itching to get confirmation of the existence of the miniature phone accessory HTC Mini+, an over-the-air update appearing today should suffice. What you'll be seeing here is software update 2.24.401.8, sent out to this international edition of the HTC One starting this morning in waves. You'll also find an update that allows the use of Google's own Android keyboard - also offered as a separate stand-alone app from the Google Play app store.

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Plantronics RIG headset offers a wired mixer for gaming and mobile blend

Plantronics RIG headset offers a wired mixer for gaming and mobile blend

Plantronics has unveiled its new RIG line of products, the first of which - the RIG headset - allows gamers to stay connected to their smartphone while playing, offering a wired mixer and the ability to toggle without issue between a video game console and "the real world." The headset is slated for launch sometime later this fall, though a specific date hasn't yet been provided, with the price set at $129 USD/EUR.

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Microsoft Sculpt desktop accessories offer health-centric ergonomic designs

Microsoft Sculpt desktop accessories offer health-centric ergonomic designs

Those who spend any significant amount of time every day at their desk know the discomfort that can result from an improper work setup, whether it be a stiff back or a pinched nerve. Such was reflected in a Healthy Computing Survey conducted by Microsoft, which it made available today to coincide with the launch of two ergonomic desktop accessories: the Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop and the Sculpt Comfort Desktop.

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eleMount all-aluminum iPhone stand keeps your metal devices classy

eleMount all-aluminum iPhone stand keeps your metal devices classy

There's a new device mount in the wild this summer by the name of eleMount, one aimed directly at the aluminum-clad Apple iPhone and iPad in kind. This device works with stick-and-re-stick materials (Polyurethane elePads) both at the head and at the base, allowing you to place your device at the top and the other end attached to any flat surface. In-between it's all aluminum.

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SYNC by 50 Wireless Speaker blasts past headphones with Bluetooth 4.0

SYNC by 50 Wireless Speaker blasts past headphones with Bluetooth 4.0

It would appear that even SMS Audio has decided to lay claim to the Bluetooth speaker universe as essentially every headphone company has done over the past couple of years. This machine continues the naming conventions started with 50 Cent's entry into the earphone market with the title SYNC by 50 Wireless Speaker. This device works with Bluetooth 4.0 aptX technology and will be kicking out the tunes this week.

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Apple USB Power Adapter Takeback Program settles safety snag with $10 swap

Apple USB Power Adapter Takeback Program settles safety snag with $10 swap

Apple has kicked off a power adapter exchange program, aiming to settle safety concerns about counterfeit or poorly-made third-party adapters by offering to switch them out for a $10 fee. The USB Power Adapter Takeback Program will run between August 16 and October 18, and allow anybody with "concerns" about the safety of an adapter they're using to exchange it for an official one in an Apple Store. The program follows recent claims that an iPhone user was killed after trying to use her handset while it was recharging.

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