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Back to School Tech Guide 2013

Back to School Tech Guide 2013

Heading back to school can be a stressful time, but getting up to speed with your technology choices needn't cause you sleepless nights. SlashGear has picked out the key technology to get you up and running when you're headed back to your dorm room, including options for the student on a tighter budget. Read on for our run-down on what should be in your bag, on your ears, and helping you avoid the dreaded "freshman 15".

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Nokia Lumia 1020 leather case with lens cap aims to cure plastic body blues

Nokia Lumia 1020 leather case with lens cap aims to cure plastic body blues

It's time to get wrapped with the Nokia Lumia 1020, protecting the device's massive 41-megapixel camera lens with a cap in an official Nokia-made leather case. This lovely case appears for now to be coming in just a natural light leather color, but with Nokia's aim to keep the smartphone world colorful, we must assume the line will expand once things get a bit more official. At the moment this casing takes on the form of the phone as well - real simple.

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Sennheiser MOMENTUM Black headphones Review

Sennheiser MOMENTUM Black headphones Review

Earlier this year we got our first look at Sennheiser's MOMENTUM at CES, a lovely stark looking set of headphones made of metal and leather. Here in the summer of this year we've had our look and listen to the set, and right at the dawn of the multi-colored fashionable expansion to this headphone lineup - those are also on-ear while these MOMENTUM phones are over-ear. These are the black, and these are the ones you'll see in wild right this minute.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on with camera grip and wireless charging case

Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on with camera grip and wireless charging case

The Nokia Lumia 1020 has arrived, and with it comes a set of accessories that, in one case, is a big boost for the machine for battery life and grip. The other case is indeed a case as well, a wireless charging case that works the same as the wireless charging case for the Nokia Lumia 925, with contact points that make the machine able to charge with QI wireless charging devices galore.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 camera grip leaks at all angles

Nokia Lumia 1020 camera grip leaks at all angles

It's no secret that the Nokia EOS (or Nokia 1020 as it'll be called later this week, more than likely), will be rolling out with some serious photography power. Here as we saw very, very briefly earlier this week, we've gotten another look at a key accessory for this machine - a camera grip that makes the machine much more like the big-handling machines its amalgamation of lenses and processing abilities suggests. UPDATE: We've now got our own Nokia Lumia 1020 camera grip hands-on as well!

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Xbox One Headset now reportedly bundled as Microsoft U-turns again

Xbox One Headset now reportedly bundled as Microsoft U-turns again

Microsoft's Xbox One will now include a headset as part of the standard bundle, it's reported, with the company apparently having another change of heart and opting to include the accessory after gamers voiced their dissatisfaction. The Xbox One Chat Headset had initially been billed as a separate purchase, but according to information from the official Microsoft distributor for the console, ElectronicTheatre reports, will now be thrown in the box too.

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SelfLoops brings ANT+ to all Android devices

SelfLoops brings ANT+ to all Android devices

If you're a fitness nut and/or enjoy knowing bits and pieces of information about the environment around you using smart sensors, SelfLoops may very well have made an accessory you're all about. This SelfLoops ANT+ accessory (as it's so humbly titled) brings about connectivity to fitness and health sensors that use the ANT+ protocol - every single one of them. Then while you're at it, this accessory charges your Android device up on-the-go.

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iPhone game controller pad for iOS 7 leaks

iPhone game controller pad for iOS 7 leaks

Apple is adding physical game controller support in iOS7, and the first gamepad hardware for the iPhone has apparently been caught in the wild. The Logitech-made snap-on gadget is "large enough to fit an iPhone 5" Kotaku says, and indeed has a Lightning connector meaning those with older versions of Apple's handset will either have to upgrade or hope Logitech and others tipped to join in the hardware push will release versions with the older 30-pin connector.

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