Category: Android Accessories

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New Chromecast 2nd Gen Unboxing! [2015]

Google has released Chromecast 2nd generation yesterday and I was able to receive it today.  The new Chromecast 2nd gen features a completely new look with Chrome logo on a circle shape with a short HDMI cable that’s also magnetic.

The biggest change with this year’s Chromecast is support for dual-band 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz with 802.11AC.  For those of you with a 5Ghz router with 802.11AC, now you will be able to stream many times faster.  There’s also new feature like “Fast Play” that will reduce loading times up to 80%.

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Fast Wireless Charger for Galaxy Note 5/S6 Edge+ Unboxing & Review!

For those of you who want to take advantage of Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus new “fast” wireless charging feature, you will need to get a Fast Charge Wireless Charger.  Now, you will also need to pair it with a fast charge adapter (9V 1.65A) otherwise it won’t actually fast charge wirelessly.  Also, this charge is backward-compatible with normal wireless charging and will auto-switch if you are using a smartphone that doesn’t support fast wireless charging (like Galaxy S6).

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Project Fi Unboxing & Setup on Rooted Nexus 6!

I finally got hands on Google’s new Project Fi, which is a new type of carrier-switching smartphone plan from Google.  Basically, Google uses T-Mobile and Sprint’s network to give you best of both worlds at a low monthly cost.  The best part about Google Fi is that you only pay for data that you use and all unused data carryover to the month.  While carriers like AT&T do carryover, their carryovers expire after only a month while Google allows you to carry over as long as you want.   In essence, it’s somewhat prepaid data plan.

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Android Gadgets of the Week! [#1]

First, we have the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 flash drive. This is one of the fastest USB flash drives you can buy for the money you spend, currently the 64GB version is being sold for just $38 on Amazon. In real world usage, I found I get about 190Mb/s for read and 150Mb/s for write to my PC. Overall, that’s really good for a USB 3.0 flash drive that cost me less than $40. If you use tend to transfer a lot of data using USB flash drive, this may definitely one of the best deals right now. Of course, if you have an OTG cable, you can hook it up to your Android device, which I got pretty decent speeds of 38Mb/s for read and 40Mb/s for write.

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Amazon Echo Review & Voice Controlled Home Automation HOWTO w/ WeMo!

When I first got the Amazon Echo, it was a pretty cool device that you could talk to when you are bored but there were limits to the device as I was used to doing complex things with my Google Now already.  Of course, I also find playing music rather convenient, especially when I am doing dishes, I can turn on music without bothering to dry my hands, I really like that.  But at the price of near $200, is this gadget worth it?

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Avengers Galaxy S6 Case and Wireless Charger Unboxing!

It’s probably near impossible to get your hands on the limited edition of Avengers Iron Man Galaxy S6 (which supposedly sold for almost $91K USD) but I have some good news for you.  In my recent visit to South Korea, I spotted Avengers cases for Galaxy S6 (comes with Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, or Captain America) along with Avengers Wireless Charger that is Captain America’s shield.

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Amazon Echo Unboxing!

When Amazon Echo arrived on my doorsteps the day before my vacation to Asia, I decided to take it with me so I can do an unboxing video.  After thinking awhile about making a creative unboxing video, I had stumbled upon timelapse/stop-motion videos.  Well, this is my first stop-motion unboxing video and I hope you guys like it!