Accessories

Amazon Echo gets Bluetooth speaker support

Amazon Echo gets Bluetooth speaker support

Thus far, if you wanted to use Amazon Alexa with a Bluetooth speaker, you needed to get a Dot device. That has changed, as Amazon has quietly introduced Bluetooth speaker pairing support for its Echo device, as well. By pairing Echo with a Bluetooth speaker, users are able to enjoy the powerful and better quality audio delivered with a speaker rather than the device’s own built-in audio offering.

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Edge Mod adds TRON ring of lights to Moto Z

Edge Mod adds TRON ring of lights to Moto Z

The edge of the Moto Z is about to get a whole lot more wild with the release of the Edge Mod. This is a 3rd-party mod mad for the Moto Z by the folks at Imagine Tech. They've created a prototype of this product which turns the notification light of the past into a ring of light - for the future.

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Now you can use Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons with the NES Classic

Now you can use Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons with the NES Classic

In recent days, we've discovered that the Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch have compatibility with more devices beyond the console they're intended for. We can add one more to the list today, as 8bitdo and Analogue are making them compatible with the NES Classic through their previously released Retro Receiver.

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Louis Vuitton “Eye-Trunk” iPhone 7 cases will make your wallet cry

Louis Vuitton “Eye-Trunk” iPhone 7 cases will make your wallet cry

It will still be half a year before we see the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, and even longer for the iPhone 8, so there’s still plenty of time to splurge on your current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. And by splurge, we do mean taking out a huge chunk from your bank account. Catching up before the iPhone 7 well runs dry, Louis Vuitton has unveiled its new “Eye-Trunk” line of leather cases that do make your iPhone look like a leather-covered trunk. If you’re into that kind of thing.

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Makeblock Neuron launches Kickstarter to get kids interested in STEM

Makeblock Neuron launches Kickstarter to get kids interested in STEM

Getting kids interested in STEM fields can be a difficult thing, but a new Kickstarter wants to change that. Say hello to Makeblock Neuron, a set of modular, plug-and-play building blocks that aims to get kids interested in things like robotics, programming, and engineering in a relatively simple and engaging way.

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Insta360 Air now on sale to turn Android, PCs into 360 cameras

Insta360 Air now on sale to turn Android, PCs into 360 cameras

It wasn’t too long ago when 360-degree cameras were the hot thing in both mobile and photography spaces. You had the Samsung Gear 360, the LG 360 CAM, the Ricoh Theta, and, of course, the Insta360 Nano. That last one, however, was restricted to the iPhone 6 and latter only. So late last year, Insta360 went to Indiegogo to give Android users their due, the spherical Insta360 Air. After a successful run, the highly portable and, dare we say affordable, 360-degree camera is now available for purchase in the US and Europe, potentially turning anyone into 360-degree artist.

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Logitech’s G Pro Mechanical Keyboard was made with pro gamers in mind

Logitech’s G Pro Mechanical Keyboard was made with pro gamers in mind

Logitech's G Pro line of gaming accessories is expanding today with the introduction of the G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. This new keyboard is one of two devices in the G Pro segment of Logitech's larger G series, joining the G Pro Gaming Mouse. Just like it did in the development of that mouse, Logitech has partnered with pro gamers to develop this new keyboard.

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Fitbit’s Alta HR out in April, enhanced sleep tracking incoming

Fitbit’s Alta HR out in April, enhanced sleep tracking incoming

Fitbit today unveiled its first fitness tracker of 2017: the Alta HR. While not exactly a new device, it is a redesign of one of 2016's most popular models, and it comes with some improvements that fans of the first will definitely want to consider. The most important is likely the addition of PurePulse technology, which Fitbit says was the most requested feature from Alta users.

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Nintendo Switch owners, don’t put a skin on your new console

Nintendo Switch owners, don’t put a skin on your new console

For more than a few years now, a popular way to customize the look of your game console and controllers has been with vinyl skins, or temporary stickers that wrap around the surface of the device, but can be peeled off without damage. Owners of the new Nintendo Switch, however, will want to avoid purchasing these accessories, as the adhesive has been found to damage the outer surface of the console.

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Amazon tipped to release Alexa-based home intercom devices

Amazon tipped to release Alexa-based home intercom devices

Amazon has plans to bring Alexa into more homes via one or more devices that function as in-home intercoms and as devices for making phone calls via voice commands. The news comes from recently surfaced sources who claim Amazon will be releasing one or more of these types of devices some time this year, and that such hardware has already undergone beta testing within the company.

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PlayStation VR ‘Aim’ gun controller hits shelves in May

PlayStation VR ‘Aim’ gun controller hits shelves in May

PlayStation VR owners will soon have access to a new ‘Aim’ Controller vaguely shaped like a gun. The new controller will be available starting in May to coincide with the Farpoint virtual reality shooting game that is exclusive to the PS VR. Sony made the new ‘Aim’ controller based in part on recommendations from Impulse Gear, the indie studio behind Farpoint. It won't, however, be necessary to play the game.

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Nintendo Switch Buyer’s Guide: Accessories you should get

Nintendo Switch Buyer’s Guide: Accessories you should get

There's no lack of accessories launching alongside the Nintendo Switch today, but it can be difficult to distinguish what's essential from what's merely supplemental. Given the Switch's portability and interesting control scheme in the Joy Cons, you'll certainly want to consider some of the accessories you'll undoubtedly be offered when you purchase a Switch. With that in mind, here are a few Switch accessories that are, in my opinion, essential.

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