Griffin Technology Galaxy S5 Cases Now Available

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 19:15 -- Alex Gardner

If you didn't already pre-order your Galaxy S5 case from Griffin Technology they're now available for purchase on GriffinTechnology.com. Unfortunately there are not any new offerings, but these cases will fit the larger S5, and feature the proper port openings for Samsung's newer handset. Here's a quick breakdown of your options:

Survivor Clear for GS5
Survivor Clear for Samsung Galaxy S5 ($29.99) The Survivor Clear is crafted from clear polycarbonate and TPE rubber to protect your device from drops and bumps. Griffin promises it is drop proof from up to 6 ft and can withstand "18 hours of bone-shaking vibration, from 20 to 2000 cycles per second".

Get a OnePlus One Smartphone for $1 by Smashing Your iPhone

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 15:32 -- Marshall Walker

Chinese start-up OnePlus has announced its Smash the Past promotion where you could be one of the first 100 customers to buy a OnePlus One smartphone for only $1. What's the catch? You just have to make a YouTube video of yourself smashing your existing smartphone. But don't start smashing your device just yet! First you have to enter to win and be chosen, then you can start smashing things. Here are the official rules:

OnePlus One

1. Apply - Fill out the application form and send it in.

2. Stand Out - We'll choose 100 applicants to be our smashers.

3. Smash & Share - Share a video of your smash on YouTube and the OnePlus One will be yours!

Where to Pre-Order the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:40 -- Marshall Walker

Pre-orders are now being accepted for Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4. Here is a list of all the retailers that are going to carry the new tablet and links to those who are currently accepting pre-orders. We will update this page when more pre-orders open.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is available in three sizes: 8GB 7-inch for $199.99, 16GB 8-inch for $269.99 and 16GB 10.1-inch for $349.99. All models are available in either black or white.

Here are the specs: TFT high-definition touch-screen display with WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat, 3.0MP rear-facing camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, microSD slot for up to 64GB for simple storage expansion, GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and USB 2.0 port.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Pre-Orders Open April 24th

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:16 -- Sammy Snyder

Update: Here's a list of pre-order links.

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Tab 4 will be available on May 1, 2014, with pre-orders beginning on April 24th. The affordable tablet will be available in three sizes: the 7-inch model will retail for $199, the 8-inch version will cost you $270, and the 10.1-inch version will set you back $350. The Tab 4 is a lot cheaper than Samsung's pricier Galaxy Note which costs around $500.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4While the Tab 4 doesn't quite stack up to Samsung's Note 2014 editions but it is not a bad tablet at its current price. All three sizes are powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat. The Tab 4 also sports a WXGA display (1280 x 800 resolution), a 3-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and include Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS and GLONASS.

Pre-Order the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:06 -- Marshall Walker

Pre-orders are now being accepted for the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet. The Xperia Z2 features a 10.1-inch (1920 x 1200) Triluminos display, an rear-facing 8.1 megapixel camera, a front-facing 2.2 megapixel camera and a 6,000mAh battery. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz quad-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat.

Sony Xperia Z2The 10-inch tablet is only 0.25 inches thin and 15.5 ounces light, plus it is waterproof and dust resistant. It is also equipped with front facing stereo speakers, digital noise canceling support, and it ships with Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Xperia Socialife preloaded. Other features include a microSD slot for expandable storage and Bluetooth 4.0 / NFC / MHL 3.0 / WiFi.

Save Up To $70 on Samsung Tablets: Note 10.1 (2014) and Tab 3 [Deals]

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:53 -- Alex Gardner

Samsung is holding a five day sale for its Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 tablets. You can save $50 on a 16GB Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Wi-Fi-only model, and up to $70 on select Tab 3 models. But before we get to the Samsung deals, don't forget T-Mobile is offering up to $130 in savings when you purchase a 4G LTE tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)T-Mobile's "Operation Tablet Freedom" allows customers to buy a 4G LTE tablet for the same price as its Wi-Fi only counterpart. For example, you can nab a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 LTE model for zero dollars down with 24 monthly payments of $8.33. That equals $199.92, which is the same amount as the Wi-Fi-only model. You will of course have to sign up for a T-Mobile 4G LTE data plan to take advantage of this deal.

Zagg invisibleSHIELD GLASS Screen Protector Now Available for HTC One (M8)

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:29 -- Marshall Walker

Zagg has released its new invisibleSHIELD GLASS for both the original HTC One and new HTC One (M8). GLASS is a lot like Zagg's original invisibleSHIELD, but instead it is made out of scratch-resistant tempered glass. The screen protector is amazingly only 0.4mm thick, and it promises to offer a "crystal clear" high definition view of your device's display.

HTC One M8 Screen ProtectorGLASS also features an oil-resistant nano-coating to keep your device fingerprint and smudge free, and it is 100% guaranteed to protect your device from scratches and damage. Zagg promises GLASS will also deliver a "silky-smooth feel for precision touch sensitivity."

All New HTC One Now Available in the US Starting at $199

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 14:04 -- Marshall Walker

HTC today announced its second-generation "all new" HTC One smartphone with Duo Camera. The new handset will be available from Verizon Wireless, Sprint and AT&T today at 1 PM Eastern. Verizon will get the jump on the competition by being the first carrier to offer the HTC One in retail stores, and as usual T-Mobile will be late to the party not offering the device until some time next month.

HTC One Pre-OrderThe HTC One 16GB model is $199 and the 32GB will set you back $249. There will also be a contract-free version available via HTC.com for $649, and a $699 Google Play Edition will be hitting the Play store sometime in the near future.

T-Mobile Now Accepting Galaxy S5 Pre-Orders

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 16:05 -- Sammy Snyder

T-Mobile is now accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5. You can nab the flagship handset for $0 down with 24 equal installments of $27.50 per month. That is a total of $660 over two-years. You can order the Samsung Galaxy S5 directly from T-Mobile.com.

T-Mobile Galaxy S5You can also pre-order the GS5 from retailers like Best Buy and Target or carriers such as Sprint and AT&T. Sprint is offering two ways to pay for the next-generation device. You can either pay the old way and nab the GS5 for $199 with a new two-year contract, or pay $0 down and 24 payments of $27.09. Sprint will also throw in a free Galaxy Tab 3 when you select their Family plan.

Pre-Order the Samsung Galaxy S5

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:23 -- Alex Gardner

Several US carriers and retailers are now accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Best Buy is offering a $10 gift card with a two-year agreement from AT&T or Sprint, and RadioShack is offering $50 in savings for a limited time. Target has posted a pre-orders / store locator page, and Amazon.com, Costco, Sam's Club and Walmart are all also supposed to carry the new handset at some point, but none of them have opened pre-orders at this time.

Here's a quick look at the four major US carriers' pre-order statuses:

Samsung Galaxy S5 Pre-OrderSprint's website reads:

"Signing up for a Sprint Family Plan not only gets you the Galaxy S5 at $0 down, it also gets you a FREE Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. OR Pre-order the Galaxy S 5 for $199.99 with $50 mail-in rebate via reward card."

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