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OnePlus Nord confirmed by OnePlus, will launch July 21

The Oneplus Nord, formerly referred to as the Oneplus Z and the OnePlus 8 Lite prior to that, has been a source of much speculation since the launch of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro (Read our OnePlus 8 Pro review here). The Nord was rumored to be a spiritual successor to the OnePlus X, the company’s 2015 budget phone.On July 4, OnePlus official confirmed the phone with a video entitled “OnePlus Nord – Dear Past”The video doesn’t explicitly make any references to what the Nord will exactly be aside from a phone, but it’s apparent that OnePlus is considering a Nord a return to their budget roots.In addition to that, we also now have an official launch date, thanks to Amazon India. While the page remains up, Amazon India had previously listed an AR invite with the text “Made to be experienced 21st of July.”In addition, the page also confirms one key feature of the OnePlus Nord, the processor.The Nord will feature the Snapdragon 765G 5G, a 5G-enabled upper-mid range processor we’ve seen in devices such as the Nokia 8.3 5G and the LG Velvet.The page also hints that more features will be unveiled “soon”, though it is unclear what exactly this means. Will the page be updated continuously in the lead-up to the launch of the OnePlus Nord? Or will all only be revealed upon the launch of the device? Only time will tell. 

The bagel-shaped MOGICS should be your new travel companion

We all have gadgets. Some of us more than others, sure, but we all have phones now. And some of us have smart watches, tablets, portable gaming options, drones, and more.When it comes to traveling with our gear, it can be a pain in the butt to pack so many chargers and plugs. Then you have to figure out where and how you’re going to plug in.The MOGICS Power Bagel, just $36.95, is that sort of “thing you never knew existed, but now you really need it” device. And for good reason.Rather than packing a full power strip or bringing a bunch of separate adapters with you, reach for this travel unit with five international AC sockets and dual USB ports.At around three inches it’s small enough to put in your pocket, and thanks to its circular design, it eliminates the conflicting sizes that’s common with adapters. What’s more, the adjustable cord comes with auto-lock stoppers to keep everything nice and tidy.MOGICS Power Bagel5 AC sockets (UK, EU, AU, and 2 US) plus 2 USB ports for multi-device pluggingUSB ports allow fast chargingRing design makes plugs & connectors fit the power strip; no outlet wastedBrilliant blue LED lights up when power is connectedIntegrated 3ft length-adjustable cord w/ auto-lock mechanismBuy Yours!Initially offered on Kickstarter at $50, we can see why it was so popular, raking in nearly one half million dollars in funding. Visit the AndroidGuys Deals Store today and you’ll get yours for just $36.95. Choose from black and white colors.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Hoverwatch keylogger for Android

A keylogger Android application is basically any software or program that allows you to monitor or watch the keystrokes of someone else by recording these keystrokes while they use their Android smartphones. The application then allows you access to the recorded information. Since the whole point of a keylogger Android app is to be able to monitor someone without their knowledge, keylogger applications have enhanced features that ensure that the monitoring process is carried out in a stealthy manner. We shall go into full details of the features and particularly those of the Hoverwatch keylogger for Android later on in the article.When it comes to the legality of using hacking software programs such as the keylogger Android application, such programs are for one legal to own or possess. However, when a keylogger App is used for criminal purposes such as identity theft or stealing then the use of such application is illegal and thus punishable under federal law as well as state laws. It is an offense to secretly install a keylogger on another person’s phone.Using information that has been illicitly obtained from a keylogger application is also an offense on its own. It is however important to take note that in some states the surreptitious use of keylogger apps is legal and especially so in an employer-employee relationship.About the Hoverwatch keylogger Android applicationKeylogger programs can sound so intimidating particularly because a lot of computer lingua is associated with programs of this kind. It would not therefore come as a shock to wonder whether the use of a keylogger Android application and in this case Hoverwatch, requires any special knowledge whatsoever in the installation and use of such apps.If you have a similar question or doubts as to the same then the answer is simply that no special know how or skills is required for one to install and use Hoverwatch. Hoverwatch is a completely user-friendly application and just about anyone from a guru down to a lay man can make their way through the Hoverwatch app.Navigation through the Hoverwatch application is also particularly made easier with the step by step guide on the process of installation as well as use that is available in Hoverwatch.com website.There is so much ease with how you can get data from any Android phone with Hoverwatch keylogger for Android. All you have to do after installing Hoverwatch in any phone you would like to monitor is to log in to your Hoverwatch online account.This could be from any device and the result is that you will get access to all the information that has been recorded from the phone you are monitoring. And just like that you will have all the data without breaking a sweat. Isn’t that very easy?Now that some basic information about Hoverwatch has been established it is time to get into the details of some of the features that have been integrated into the Hoverwatch keylogger application for Android . These features include:The invisibility featureThis is the most essential feature of Hoverwatch keylogger Android App. This particular feature ensures that the Hoverwatch app stays hidden so that your monitoring activities stay hidden from those being monitored. This in turn means that accurate information is obtained and especially for parental control purposes.Tracking of text messages and callsWith this feature you can track all the outgoing as well as incoming calls and text messages. It also allows you to view any images sent via MMS from your personal Hoverwatch account.Geolocation featureThe specialty of this feature is in physical tracking; that is, you can get the geographical location of the monitored Android device just from your account.SIM card replacementThe SIM replacement feature proves helpful by allowing you to still be able to monitor an Android device even after a SIM card is replaced or even removed by the user of the monitored device.Whatsapp, Facebook and viber trackingConversations held through these mobile applications including all the images, videos and audios shared are recorded and made accessible to your online account thanks to this feature.Tracking of up to five devicesAn installation of the Hoverwatch parental control gives you the opportunity to monitor a maximum of five devices.Other features of the Hoverwatch keylogger app include;Front camera photoSnapchat spyContacts trackingAndroid screenshotsTodo list trackingPhone internet history trackingSupport and pricing policy of the Hoverwatch keylogger Android applicationThe Hoverwatch support application provided for in the Hoverwatch website goes a long way in promoting the user friendliness of both the website and the app. Here is where the step by step guide on the installation process for the Hoverwatch keylogger Android app is contained.It is also at this section that any inquiries from the users can be made. Removal instructions are also contained in this section in the event someone would like to uninstall the Hoverwatch application.The pricing policy of the Hoverwatch keylogger Android application is categorized into three plans that is; the personal, business as well as professional plans. Each of these plans then has subcategories of a one month plan, three months plan and lastly a twelve months plan. It is absolutely up to each individual user to evaluate and choose a plan that best suits them.In conclusion, knowing the activities and whereabouts of our loved ones is very vital if at all we are to ensure that they are safe and protected at all times. One way of doing this is through keylogger Android applications such as Hoverwatch.Great care should however be exercised by users in terms of understanding the scope of the privacy laws in one’s state. Use of the Hoverwatch app for ulterior motives should be refrained and if not the liability of such use falls entirely on the user. If you are searching for a keylogger app for Android then you should definitely give the Hoverwatch keylogger Android application a try.

10 can’t-miss deals for the Fourth of July weekend

Believe it or not, the first half of 2020 is finally over. It’s July and we’re ready to tackle the rest of the year. It’s time for hot days and hotter deals.The 4th of July is the perfect time to save on new gadgets, gear, and gizmos. If you’re on the hunt to pick up something new for yourself, a loved one, or a friend, consider the following offers.While these deals are already worth your attention, we’re here to sweeten things up even more. For a limited time you can save an extra 15% on your purchase by entering coupon code JULYFOURTH15 at checkout on purchases of $50 or more.Jam Audio Tune In Neckband Style Bluetooth HeadphonesDon’t change the channel — Tune In’s ergonomically designed collar rests on your neck for up to 12 hours of playtime. These earphones let you play music from your device via Bluetooth technology. Use it during workouts, jogging, or commute. The neckband style makes sure that you won’t lose your earphones no matter what you do. $30MOZA Mini-Mi Wireless Charging Smartphone GimbalCapable of stabilizing your phone for stunningly smooth shots, gimbals are already pretty impressive, but the MOZA Mini-MI goes one step further. Engineered with wireless charging tech, this smartphone gimbal keeps your device energized while you record. $95VILTA-M Pro 3-Axis Handheld Smartphone Stabilizer GimbalTake your video shoots to the next level with this VILTA-M Pro 3-Axis Handheld Smartphone Stabilizer Gimbal. Made for creative, adventurous production, the VILTA-M Pro features various focus and zoom settings choices for cinematic quality footage. $119Robo 360° Rotation Smart AI Object Tracking GimbalThe Robo Smart Gimbal lets you film yourself totally hands-free. Using AI technology, Robo automatically recognizes your face and follows you wherever you go. It proceeds to intelligent shooting with infinite 360° rotation — once your face is detected, it starts taking pictures or videos automatically. $40LOFT Battery Base for Google HomeGoogle Home has great voice-controlled features and quality audio but falls short when it comes to portability, as it must remain plugged-in to work. LOFT is a portable battery base that solves this problem by making Google Home cordless, thus portable, so you can move your device from room to room with ease. $17JOT Battery Base for Google Home MiniThe JOT is a portable, battery base for your Google Home Mini designed to provide rechargeable, cord-free mobility at your fingertips. Simply nest the Google Home Mini securely into JOT to untether and enjoy cordless use anywhere in your home. $17datAshur PRO² 256-bit Encrypted USB 3.2 Flash DriveWe usually use flash drives for on-the-go storing and transferring of files whether for school, work, or business. But sometimes these very ordinary drives are prone to malware as well as easy targets to hacking. Never compromise your data again! datAshur® PRO² is a fully-encrypted flash drive that gives advanced security to your portable data. $80CleanTray UV Light Sterilization CaseLet’s face it. Your phone and other daily items are 10 times dirtier than most toilet seats…and you touch it about 47 times a day. Get rid of all the nasties with this CleanTray UV Light Sterilization Case. Using 4 UV-C LED lights, this case kills 99.99% of germs and bacteria in just 5 minutes — 2 times faster than other UV devices. $70Bluetooth Smart WatchAdd some intelligence to your everyday accessories with this sleek, modern smartwatch. Just add in your own SIM card, and this watch allows you to make phone calls, send text messages and much more right from your wrist. It’s also optimized as a fitness watch with a pedometer, calorie calculator, distance meter, and more integrated into the watch. $30BENTOSTACK POWERHUB 5000Less is more. The BentoStack PowerHub 5000 is a compact accessory organizer combining a charge cover, Type-C hub, and a storage compartment, all in one minimalistic stackable case. $100

Sennheiser GSP 670 headset review: premium price, subpar performance

The search for a new headset can really get frustrating. Sure, there are a million options on Amazon for under $50, but when you want something premium, where do you start? If you’re looking for the best possible audio quality, you start with the Sennheiser GSP 670 and hope you can find it on sale because these things don’t come cheap.The GSP 670 is a premium headset with sound quality and a price tag to match. Launching at $350, you’re paying for the Sennheiser name and quality. We’ve tested multiple Sennheiser headsets throughout the years and have almost always come away impressed. That’s the same story here.The first thing you may notice about this headset is just how big it is. It looks big before you pick it up and it feels big once you put it on. Coming in at just shy of 400g, it has the weight to make those extremely long gaming sessions taxing, but luckily Sennheiser included one of the best headbands I’ve seen in a headset yet. It’s big and comfortable without looking too ridiculous.The earcups are equally nice with large plus fabric cups that will keep your ears away from the driver covers. If you prefer leatherette cups you’ll want to find another option, but I did find these to be one of the most comfortable headsets to just sit and listen to music on. The clamping force is just right (although uneven; more on that later) and the earcups provide a wonderful seal to keep the noise of the world away from your ears.One the outside of the headset, there’s a small tactile wheel to adjust chat volume if you’re using a gaming console, a large volume knob, and a multifunction button that will provide audio prompts for battery level and put you into pairing mode when you hold it down. The only thing we’re missing here is a physical switch to move between Bluetooth and 2.4ghz connection standards, and we’ll tell you why that matters in a bit.The microphone is on the left side of the headset and provides a nice tactile click when you flip it all the way up. This is how you mute your microphone and comes in handy when you need to have a quick conversation and get back to whatever you were doing before.I wish I could report that the microphone provided better audio quality but I was pretty disappointed. It’s been a struggle to find a wireless headset that really gives great performance in this area (I’m guessing there’s a bandwidth issue) and the Sennheisers fall disappointingly short. I think they sound much the same as every other headset released in the last decade, which isn’t saying a lot.Both Bluetooth and 2.4ghz connection standards are here. Plugging the USB dongle into my computer, the headset paired almost instantly and opened up a world of opportunity to tune through the Sennheiser app. There are options to tune your EQ, how the microphone sounds, and even provide a noise gate in case you have a noisy background. I didn’t find much difference in how the microphone sounded using these options so hopefully, they continue to be tuned in future updates.The sound that comes through these headphones is a completely different story. This has been one of the best audio experiences I’ve had in my time reviewing tech. I’d put it up there with the Sony WH-1000xm3 in terms of enjoyment. Where Sony offers amazing noise cancelation, the Sennheiser GSP 670 takes the crown in terms of audio quality.I found music pleasingly bass-y without feeling like I’m slogging through the mud just to listen. Mids are very clear while highs are crisp without being piercing.I just wish I enjoyed wearing these more. I can’t overstate how heavy these things are. At just under 400g, they’re one of the heavier headsets I’ve tested and it can be exhausting during long sessions. With 16 hours of battery life, those sessions can last all night, but you’ll need breaks.Additionally, I don’t like wearing these because of how the cups sit on my head. While the cups themselves are large enough that my ear doesn’t touch anything, the clamping is uneven and annoying. You can use the sliders in the headband to adjust your clamp, but I always end up with more pressure on the bottom of the cups than at the top.Frankly, these don’t look great and certainly don’t look like something I’d pay over $300 for. They’re big and bulky with muted colors and an … aggressive? design. I’m not entirely sure what to call this design language but there are definitely better-looking options on the market. This won’t matter to some, but for those who do care, it’s a bit of a killer and makes the cost harder to justify.ConclusionThere are always trade-offs when you’re using a wireless headset. Sennheiser smartly did not skimp on the audio quality and if you’re looking for a wireless headset that sounds great, this is definitely where you want to start. I put it at the top of the list in that respect.But, where it falls apart is pretty much everywhere else. Tradeoffs become pretty obvious when you use these for more than a few hours.Yep, they’re built solidly and the plastic design means they’ll hold up to some abuse. But, these look cheaper than competing options like the Astro A50s and Arctis Pro Wireless. Plus, as I’ve said a few times, they’re heavy.It’s awesome that they have both 2.4ghz and Bluetooth standards. But there’s no way to manually switch between them and the second that your computer plays audio via the USB dongle, the Bluetooth cuts out completely. If you’re using these to take a phone call or listen to music on your phone and you accidentally click on a YouTube link on your computer, say goodbye to your audio. This would be an easy fix with a manual switch and we hope to see that in a future revision.Best over-ear headphones (spring 2020)I can’t state enough how crappy the audio from the mic is. Maybe I’m spoiled by streamers who invest hundreds and hundreds of dollars into their audio equipment, but this sounds like every headset I’ve heard the last decade of gaming and that’s pretty disappointing.If your voice quality matters to you at all, I’d suggest getting a standalone mic. But you have to ask yourself if you’re grabbing something like a Blue Yeti, is there a justification for the GSP 670 when you can buy a wireless headset for far cheaper?I know it probably looks like I hate the Sennheiser GSP 670 but I don’t. In true dad fashion, I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed. While they’re best in class in terms of audio quality, the things they miss on are a killer and make them harder to recommend over other competitors.After a bit of searching, I’ve found the Sennheiser GSP 670 around $300 and sometimes cheaper on sale. I think if you can find these cheaper than that, go for it. Your ears will thank you. At full price, they’re a tough sell.Buy the Sennheiser GSP 670 at Amazon

Nixplay Smart Photo Frame review

The Nixplay Smart Photo Frame, available in a variety of sizes, is a Wi-Fi digital picture frame that displays your favorite images. Similar to traditional picture frames you can hang it on a wall or prop it up on a table. Unlike the one on your grandmother’s wall, it can cycle through more than 2,000 pictures.This is the sort of product you’d gift to parents and grandparents as you can send photos or playlists directly to them. Additionally, it might be a good product for new parents, newlyweds, or college students who might want to keep an eye on things back home. It works just as well to give one of these to someone as it would be to receive on.There are a different sizes and finishes available so it ought to be no problem finding the right fit for your home. And because of its flexibility, you can move it to different rooms or environments without hassle.The 10.1-inch version features a 1280 x 800 HD image that’s bright, easy to see from a variety of angles, and works in both landscape and portrait orientation. As one might expect from a device like this in 2020, there is support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.The built-in motion sensor is able to identify whether there are people in the room which means it automatically turns itself off.Configuration and SetupSetting up the Nixplay Frame includes creating an account, pairing your frame to it, and adding photos. Using the mobile app you can manually add photos, but we found it easier to manage it from the website.Once logged in, you can pair your social media accounts with their respective library or albums. That includes Google Photos, Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Flickr, and Verizon Cloud.It’s also in this dashboard where you can set up timers to turn on and off the frame. Additionally, you can shuffle the playlist, opt to display a clock, adjust the transitions between photos, and more.If you’re purchasing one of these for a family member or friend, you’ll be able to set it all up and essentially make it a turn-key gift. All you’ll have to do is set it on the right Wi-Fi network.We appreciate that you can make as many adjustments that you can, especially to keep things updated. There’s no need to insert a microSD card or plug into the frame. Anything done in the cloud is automatically updated.As for the Google Assistant stuff, it’s more or less just being able to turn the frame on and off using your voice. It’s handy, but not necessary. Amazon Alexa appears to have a little deeper integration with options to pull up specific playlists. 1 of 4 The viewing angles on the frame are really good and we found it to provide sharp color and high contrast. Some of the transitions do feel a tad dated, however, they are quick. Fortunately, you can opt for longer delays between changing and decide which transition you want.Where to BuyYou can learn more about the Nixplay Smart Photo Frame at the company’s official website. There, you’ll find it available to purchase for about $180. A limited time discount sees the company taking $27 off, bringing the total to just $153.There are also other sizes to choose from, ranging from 9.7-inches up to 15.6-inches. From the looks of it, there are often chances to save on your frame. Be it centered around a holiday or just an instant discount, it pays to look.

Check out this Android charging cable super pack, just $16

While USB Type-C might be taking off as the new standard, there are plenty of products that still rely on microUSB. Take a look at some of your favorite gadgets around the house; we bet a lot of them still have microUSB ports.Chances are pretty high that you’ve either misplaced a cable or two along the way or worn them out. If it’s time for new charging cables, consider the Android Charging Cable Super Pack. Just $15.95 right now, it’s a four pack of microUSB cables in three different sizes: 3ft, 6ft, and 10ft.These braided cables are strong and won’t tangle any time soon so feel free to throw them in a bag or backpack. Moreover, they’re stylish, too, and come in your choice of silver, pink, or gold.Charge & sync data simultaneouslyGet 4 cables of different lengths, plus a keychain charger3′ x 16′ x 210′ x1Compatible w/ all devices with a micro USB portCharge iPhones w/ included Android/Lightning keychain cableOrder YoursIn addition to the four cables you’ll also receive a keychain that provides charging capability to microUSB devices and iPhones. Yep, all of that for just $16 today. Swing over to the AndroidGuys Deals Store and choose the color that speaks to you.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Social Distancing Bundle: Lifetime access to Rosetta Stone, VPN, and more

In today’s climate we find ourselves working from home and often staying away from others. We’re changing habits in both personal and professional settings as we grapple with the “new normal.”Some of us find that we have more free time because we’re not going out as often. What do you do with your evenings, weekends, or spare moments? Why not use it to learn new languages or become versed in various topics?The Social Distancing Lifetime Subscription Bundle, available in the AndroidGuys Deals Store for $199, is the well-rounded kit that you never knew you needed.Included in the bundle are lifetime subscriptions to Rosetta Stone, 12min books, and KeepSolid VPN. It’s everything you need to master up to 24 languages, immerse yourself in new fields, and stay safe in the process.12min Premium Micro Book Library: Lifetime SubscriptionNot enough hours in the day to get through your reading list? You’ll only need 12 minutes to finish your next book with 12min! This innovative platform gives you access to hundreds of micro books in text and narrative form for you to absorb in just 12 minutes each. Every month, you’ll get 30 new titles so you can keep learning new things well into the future.Rosetta Stone Unlimited Access: Lifetime Subscription (24 Languages)If your dream is to master a foreign language, there’s no better teacher than Rosetta Stone. With its intuitive, immersive training method, Rosetta Stone will have you reading, writing, and speaking new languages like a natural in no time. You’ll start by matching words with images just like when you learned your native language as a child. Then you’ll move onto interactive lessons where speech recognition technology works to evaluate and improve your accent with instant feedback.KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: Lifetime SubscriptionWhether you’re using a private internet connection or public Wi-Fi, your online privacy and security is far from guaranteed. With top-rated solution VPN Unlimited, you can regain control over your digital life with full security and anonymity online. There are no speed or bandwidth limits, so you’ll still enjoy full browsing speeds, without the dangers of leaving your data exposed or the geographic restrictions set on certain websites abroad.Buy the Bundle!Valued at more than $800 for the whole bundle, you can purchase it from the AG Deals Store for just $199. They’re all three yours for as long as you live.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+

Two years after the release of the Snapdragon Wear 3100, Qualcomm has decided to release two new processors, the Wear and Wear 4100+The focus of the announcement was the Snapdragon Wear 4100+, and for good reason, as the Wear 4100+ is the only one of the two certified for Wear OS. Here are some of the key improvements in the Wear 4100+:Sleep trackingLive ComplicationsConstant heart rate monitoringImproved Sports ModeSmarter Watch ModeBluetooth 5Upgraded 4G LTEIncrease in number of colors on display With the announcement of the Wear 4100 comes the race to be the first to adopt it, and that race has been won by imoo and Mobvoi. imoo is a manufacturer of smartwatches for children, and their newest release, called the Z6 Ultra, will feature the 4100.Mobvoi, on the other hand, needs little introduction to readers of this site. Producer of the TicWatch, Mobvoi will be putting out the TicWatch Pro 3 featuring the Wear 4100 at the end of the year.The Snapdragon Wear 4100+ brings the ability for a much improved Wear OS experience, though Google has quite a large hole to dig itself out of it with users.  

Polar adds Unite fitness watch to its lineup

Polar is one of the most recognizable companies out there when it comes to fitness tech. When I was a strength & conditioning coach I highly advocated for their heart rate monitors. Plain and simple, they were accurate. When dealing with anything that helps monitor your health accuracy is key.The Polar Unite is the newest fitness watch from Polar that combines world class features and technology into a simple, stylish product that can be worn 24/7. This is definitely more than just a heart rate monitor and considerably more than “just a watch”.Part of those features start with FitSpark. To put is very simply FitSpark is a training guide. If you’re just starting on your fitness journey (congratulations by the way), FitSpark will recommend a workout plan for you and provide animated instructions to help you through it.For the gym rat, FitSpark will help keep you from that dreaded “plateau” by recommending differing workouts to keep your body guessing. Not only that, it will help keep you from over-training (yes, it’s real) and regressing in your progress.FitSpark keeps the recommendations personalized by taking into consideration your sleep, recovery, fitness level, and training history. All of this is available in the watch, so you don’t have to fumble with your phone.Weighing in at only 32 grams, it’s light enough to be worn comfortably even while you sleep. This isn’t just a fitness watch, the Polar Unite can display notifications from your smartphone as well. You should be able to expect up to 4 days battery life in watch mode, and up to 50 hours in training mode with GPS connected.Other Polar Unite FeaturesNightly Recharge – measures your autonomic nervous system (ANS) recovery to give you insight into how well your body has recoveredSerene – will help you relax with guided breathing exercisesSmart Calories – helps keep track of calories burned, and can track your total calories for the day to help keep your diet in checkThe Polar Unite is available today at a retail price of $149.95 and comes in your choice of black, white, pink, or blue bands. Small, medium, and large bands are included in the package so you don’t have to worry about ordering the right size for your wrist.

Poco F2 Pro Review

Android has become the lion share of the smartphone market. The operating system is literally the biggest software project in the world and is installed on over 2.5 billion devices globally. With that, there always seems to be new competition from numerous companies. One such company is Poco, and its latest is the flagship F2 Pro.With the F2 Pro, Poco wants to find a balance between market price and premium experience. This is not an unfamiliar story previously portrayed by OnePlus, Nokia, and Motorola in the past. Even so, let’s take a deep dive into the F2 Pro to see how well it finds that middle ground for consumers.DesignThe industrial build of the Poco F2 Pro is strikingly good. If you stripped the branding, you could easily convince me this was built by Samsung or LG. Honestly, the overall design to me is like the OnePlus 7T and 7 Pro from last year had a baby. You have the slide up camera (more on this later) and similar lines of the 7 Pro and the back circular camera and flat screen of the 7T. – neither of which is a bad thing.A quick Google search will also show more similarities to OnePlus in that the Poco brand is a direct competitor to OnePlus and is actually a sub-brand of Redmi. OnePlus is a sub-brand of Oppo in China. The F2 Pro is heavily based on the Redmi K30 Pro.The right side of the F2 Pro is flanked by the volume rocker and a metallic red power button. As a Pixel owner, I’m always fond of a colored power button. The left side is completely void of any buttons.Atop the F2 Pro, you have the motorized camera housing and an almost retro 3.5mm headphone jack. Flip the phone upside down and you see one down-firing speaker, the SIM tray, and the USB-C power port.SpecificationsInternally, the Poco F2 Pro is well-powered without overkill. It has a Qualcomm 865 processor, Adreno 650 GPU, and 6GB of RAM. Pair that with 128GB of onboard storage and you are ready for almost any mobile task.The screen is a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with 2,400 x 1,080 resolution. Both the front and back glass are Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and should be able to take a normal regimen of punishment. The refresh rate of the screen is sadly only 60Hz. In the new age of 90Hz-120Hz it’s worth a mention, but not a deal-breaker.I should also note that the Poco F2 Pro does have 5G support, but due to the lack of local options, I was unable to test this feature. Verizon was not an option with the internal radios, but T-Mobile performed well in my time with the phone.What’s omitted? There’s not an official IP rating for water and dust resistance. This is most likely done to lower expenses as the certification process is a paid license.The other missing feature is wireless charging. I’m in the camp that almost any phone above $500 should have this feature.Software and PerformanceThe software on the F2 Pro is a mixed bag for me. While at first glance it looks crisp and colorful, it slowly started to frustrate me. It comes installed with MIUI and adds layers and layers of menus, swipes, and system options that just don’t need to be there. The overlay reminds me of Samsung from a few years back in that it’s just overkill.I get that other people love Samsung, but it hurts the end-users experience when they can’t pick up two phones running Android and have them act the same way. I long for a world where changing phones due to a multitude of reasons such as money, availability, or carriers doesn’t lead users to being lost for weeks in a new UI. 1 of 6 I had very few issues in performance while using the Poco F2 Pro, however. The phone is snappy and performed very well in normal tasks. I saw no lag or stutter in multi-view or switching between apps.The only hiccups I have are that I struggled to find any way to interact with a notification from the lock screen and the notification shade didn’t always want slide down on the first try when using the swipe down gesture on the home screen.My final issue would be the embedded fingerprint sensor on the display. It’s not good. Yes, it will open the phone… eventually. And only most of the time on the first try.This tech still needs to be further brewed on most phones I’ve used with this option, but the Poco is behind in most regards to its peers here.CamerasLet’s start with the rock star of this section: the motorized selfie camera. While it’s the camera I will use the least, it’s the more impressive one. The mechanical engineering around hiding the camera is something that just makes me smile.Being able to tuck away and save screen real estate without notches or pinholes is amazing. And then you throw in the “whoa” factor of having it pop up like submarine periscope is just nerd candy.How does it work? It’s fine. It takes self-absorbed pictures just waiting to be shared on social media. It’s perfectly serviceable.On the flip side, you see a blacked-out circular camera housing four sensors. The main camera lens is a 64-megapixel shooter. This Sony sensor takes pretty good photos. I’d put the standard shots above say a Moto phone but still behind Samsung, Apple, and Google.Portrait mode is also better than average. This mainly due to the fourth sensor being dedicated specifically to depth with 2-megapixels. Images result in a good, sharp photo with nice edge detection and blurring.The macro camera on the Poco is much like most macro cameras in that it works. None that I’ve used have been great and many just… frankly seem like a gimmick. You can take super zoomed-in photos, but most are not great and don’t add much value.The ultra-wide 13-megapixel camera, on the other hand, gave great results that made me wish it were on more phones. Being able to shift from normal to a much wider focus was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be. The resulting photos also didn’t seem to be washed out or over-processed. 1 of 4 Normal camera Ultra-wide Normal camera Ultra-wide Battery lifeThis is one place the Poco F2 Pro excels. With a 4,700mAh power pack, the F2 Pro gave me a full day’s battery life without fail. Some days of less heavy usage, I could get almost two full days before needing to top off the tank.When you do need to reach for a cable there’s a 33-watt charger included in the box. This is great news as the F2 Pro supports fast-charging up to 30-watts. Smart power delivery has seen a nice evolution in recent years, and having quick charging options is a must-have feature in today’s top phones.ConclusionI really like most things about the Poco F2 Pro. It has good hardware, better than average cameras, and a great screen.Unfortunately, I think smartphone users fall under two camps: hardware people and software people. There are shades in between and I fall under the latter of needing software to be a much larger proportion of my experience pie.Despite my reservations, I think many people will find the $529 price tag to be about right. It’s a good alternative to what OnePlus and Moto provide.You can purchase through many avenues, but the most widely available one is Amazon. The F2 Pro can be purchased in Cyber Grey, Electric Purple, Neon Blue, and Phantom White.

Just $49.99, the TUNAI Wand adds Bluetooth to your TV, Xbox, PS4, and more

Let’s face it, TV speakers sound better than ever. And there are sound bars, wireless speakers, and other ways to enjoy audio content, and they get cooler with each generation. But, sometimes we need to keep things quiet.Let’s say you’re wanting to get in some time on the PlayStation or a few episodes of your favorite Netflix series. The problem? It’s 1AM and your house is otherwise quiet. You can’t really immerse yourself into things because it will wake the family or roommates.The TUNAI Wand, on sale for just $49.99 right now, is the solution. It’s a small device that connects directly to your TV or game console and broadcasts a Bluetooth signal. Powered by USB, it transmits up to 150 feet and allows for two connections at once.This low-latency device is perfect for playing your Xbox and PlayStation, or watching TV without distraction. And without distracting others in the process, too.TUNAI WandUpgrades your TV, game consoles, home stereo into Bluetooth devicesaptX Low Latency Support prevents lags & lip-sync delaysUSB-powered so you won’t have to worry about battery running outAllows connection within 150ft wireless rangeConnects up to 2 sets of headphones; share the fun w/ family/friendsOne of the few Bluetooth transmitters on the market that supports aptX Low Latency for two Bluetooth devices at the same timeBuy Yours Today!Purchase your TUNAI Wand from the AndroidGuys Deals Store for just $49.99 right now, and take advantage of the limited-time discount.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Boost Mobile Buyer’s Guide

Just about everyone knows the names of the “Big Four” top-tier wireless service providers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. But, for every one of these major network operators there are a number of others with their own rates, customer service, and phone selection.These prepaid Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) license towers from the big names in the space.Let’s take a closer look at Boost Mobile and learn about it the brand, its rates, and features.About Boost MobileBoost Mobile operates in the United States as a Sprint subsidiary and utilizes the tier-one carrier’s CDMA/LTE network for coverage. It offers pre-paid rate plans which means no long term contracts or obligations.Taxes and fees are included and include unlimited talk, text, and data. Additionally, the come with mobile hotspot capabilities and unlimited music streaming.What deals does Boost offer? Boost Mobile offers a four-line rate plan for $100 when switching from another carrier. Each line gets unlimited data, talk, and text and provides for up to 1GB of hotspot.Which major prepaid carrier has the best $40 rate plan?What are Boost’s rate plans?Boost does not charge for going over your allotted data and taxes are included in the cost. Each plan comes with unlimited data, but only a set amount of it is high speed.$35/month: Unlimited talk, text and 3GB of high-speed data$50/month: Unlimited talk, text, and high-speed data w/ 12GB hotspot$60/month: Unlimited talk, text, and high-speed data w/ 30GB hotspotAlthough Boost offers three plans with “unlimited” data there are differences between each. Consumers can choose the option that works best for video and music, international calling, and customer service needs. For instance, some may not care whether video is streamed at 1080p or if audio is at 1.5Mbps.SEE: How to unlock your Sprint phoneCan I do multiple line accounts at Boost Mobile?Customers interested in family plans or multiple lines can do so with discounted pricing. As of today Boost Mobile offers a $20 discount when adding a line to one of the unlimited plans.There are currently two rate plans which offer Boost subscribers unlimited data, one for three-line accounts and one for four lines.Other Boost features and offeringsBoost Mobile provides a handful of extras (Boost Extras) to its customers, most of which can pair with the various rate plans. Details include international calling, extra data, HD video streaming, and phone insurance.Boost Mobile offers a $25 referral credit for anyone you have sign up for its service. Both get an account credit once your friend activates, pays for an eligible monthly plan and registers their new number.A Boost Perks mobile app lets customers save money with partner brands such as AMC, Papa John’s Sams’s Club, Costco, and others.What phones does Boost offer?Take a peek at the current lineup of Android phones offered through Boost and you’ll find familiar names from brands like LG, Samsung, and Motorola. There are also devices from the likes of Coolpad, ZTE, and Wiko, too.As we often see with a lot of prepaid providers, phone selection is a mixed bag, leaning more more toward affordability as opposed to performance. With that said, we do recognize there are some incredibly robust and current models, including the Samsung Galaxy S10e.For those looking to save money there are also a handful devices which are certified pre-owned, meaning that although they were once used by someone else, they come with a guarantee/warranty.Can I use my own phone with Boost Mobile?You can often use your current CDMA phone, especially if it was previously paired with Sprint. Head to Boost’s website to check whether your specific model is supported. Also, we’re seeing a growing trend of unlocked phones with support for Sprint/Boost bands.

mophie and InvisibleShield Announce UV Sanitizer Solutions

I think we can all agree that being ‘clean’ has sort of taken on a whole new meaning over the last few months. As we all continue to find our way through fighting a global pandemic, we also have to make sure the things we touch daily are clean. The obvious things come to mind; light switches, door knobs, your hands. One thing that I don’t think many people think about are their phones.We all touch our phones many, many times per day, just the same as our door knobs and light switches. However, we wash our hands and grab our bacteria filled smartphones.Think about this: The Center for Disease Control estimates that 80% of common infections are transmitted by hands, while another study found an 82% overlap between bacteria on test subjects’ fingers and their phones. Yeah, that’s kind of gross.Two trusted brands in the tech world have introduced a way to help with cleaning your smartphone.InvisibleShieldInvisibleShield, who you probably know from the screen protector on your phone, has introduced its UV sanitizer.It uses UV-C bulbs to kill up to 99.99% of all surface bacteria, not only on your smartphone, but it will also kill bacteria on your keys, earbuds, and any other non-porous objects you can fit in it.To make things even more convenient, it is powered by a USB-C cable (included). The InvisibleShield UV Sanitizer is available for $60.mophieAnother company that you’ve probably heard of, mophie, has its own UV Santizer on the market, too.Mophie does mophie things with their version, and took it up a notch. It provides the same bacteria killing power as the InvisibleShield version, while also adding 10W wireless charging. Indeed, you can charge a Qi compatible device while sanitizing something else.It is powered via the included micro USB cable and it does cost a bit more than the InvisibleShield version. The mophie UV Sanitizer with wireless charging, for its part, costs about $80.

Grab a 3-pack of 10ft braided USB-C cables for just $22 today

While today’s phone batteries last much longer than they have in the past we still have to charge them up. Whether that means once a night while sleeping, or the occasional top-off over lunch, we appreciate having cables and chargers within reach. And we can always do with more cables.We have a great offer in our store today — a 3-pack of 10ft nylon braided USB-C cables. Available in six different color choices, they’re yours for just $21.99.Not only are these cables long at ten feet, they’re durable, too. Best of all, they won’t get all tangled up.Durable braided nylon design doesn’t tangle easily10ft long so you can comfortably access your device from a convenient distanceFast charges most Android phones, tablets & other USB-C devicesHigh performance w/ fast charging & overheating/overcurrent protectionHeavy duty cable that resists pet chewing, kinking, tangling, & extreme temperatureBuy Yours Today!Head over to the AndroidGuys Deals Store today and pick up your cables for $21.99. Choose from black, red, silver blue, pink, orange, and green options.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Otterbox releases new portfolio of power products

Otterbox, easily the industry standard for mobile phone protection, has decided to make a foray into the world of mobile device power with their new range of products.The entire range is as durable as you’d expect any Otterbox product to be, and is also enabled with fast charging. Here’s some of the new products:Fast Charge Power Bank This durable battery pack supports a variety of fast charging standards with a max output of 18W per port. The battery pack can be recharged via the included USB-A to USB-C cable.The Fast Charge Power Bank is available in 10,000, 15,000, and 20,000mAh sizes, ranging from around two to four recharge cycles for a modern smartphone, and costs between $34.95 and $54.95 depending on the size you choose.Fast Charge Qi Wireless Power BankLike the Fast Charge Power Bank, the Qi Wireless Bank includes up to 18W charging per port, but this bank comes with the added bonus of 10W Qi Wireless Charging.The Fast Charge Qi Wireless Power Bank includes a USB-A to USB-C cable and comes in either a 10,000 or 15,000mAh capacity, priced at $39.95 and $49.95, respectively.Mobile Charging KitFor even higher portability, look no further than the Mobile Charging Kit, which includes a slim 5,000mAh power bank and a 3-in-1 cable with microUSB and USB-C and Lightning Adapters.The whole kit costs $34.95Home Wall Charging Kit(Lightning to USB-C and USB-C to USB-C)This durable wall charger with an included 1 meter cable features up to an 18W output. The cable itself has been bend/flex-tested 3,000 times.The Wall Charging Kit will run you $39.95, regardless of whether you go with the Lightning or USB-C cable.Car Charging RangeThis range includes the choice of four different kits, with two fast charging optionsThe two fast charging car chargers come with a single 18W USB-C output and include either a USB-C to Lightning cable or USB-C to USB-C cable, both priced at $34.95. You can buy all of these products starting today, as well as view the whole range of products at Otterbox. 

Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV released

Google announced their updated plans for Android 11 in May and released the first Android 11 Beta earlier this month on June 11.Now, they have released the Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV with new privacy, performance, accessibility and connectivity improvements.How to get started with the Android 11 Developer PreviewA developer preview allows developers to update their apps and respond to any breaking changes prior to the official release of the new Android Version.All Android TV developers should have the ADT-3 Developer Kit, available here for $79.00. The ADT-3 is a complete, stable, certified example of an Android TV device and is therefore the most suitable to develop on. Once one has the ADT-3, they can start running the Android 11 Developer Preview with the following steps:Developers can download the system image here. They should then unzip the filePlug in the ADT-3 and enable developer options. Make sure your computer has the latest version of fastboot, which can be downloaded hereRun the flash-all shell script to manually update the ADT-3 device to Android 11Profit

For a mere $17 the LOFT gives your Google Home an 8-hour battery

We recently ran a promotion in for a product in the AndroidGuys Deals Store which gives a first-generation Google Home Mini an 8-hour battery. Indeed, it takes your otherwise stationary speaker and makes it into a portable, pint-size podcast player.Today we’re back to showcase a similar product, this time being a battery case that you can connect to your Google Home. Called the LOFT Battery Base, it makes your favorite connected speaker into a portable one.Simply slide your Google Home into top the top of the LOFT and you’re good to go. There’s a built-in battery that holds up to eight hours of playback and it charges up using the same cord you already have in place.Priced only $16.99, the LOFT is a simple and practical accessory for the Google Home. It’s a great way to get your beloved smart speaker out onto the back deck, patio, or front porch. Choose from three color options (Snow, Carbon, Copper) to match your decor or tastes.LOFT Features4,200mAh battery lets you enjoy up to 8 hours of portabilitySlide on magnetic connect for easy assemblyBeautiful metal grill finish perfectly matches your desk & room decor4 LED indicates how much power is leftUses the Google home power supply to charge baseOrder Now!Grab your LOFT Battery Base for your Google Home today, while it’s on sale for just $16.99.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Get yourself Six Sigma certified with this $29.99 bundle

Whether you or your business wants to build better software, assemble a more streamlined organization, or simply get exciting new projects off the ground, it takes a deep understanding of project management. Anyone can be an “idea guy” but few are able to execute.Our Deals Store is offering a four-course bundle of training aimed at educating in the space of management, organization, goal setting, and production. Called the Ultimate Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Bundle, it’s just $29.99 right now.Systematically Convert Customer Needs to Process Requirements In 7 Easy StepsUnderstand Why You’d Want to Get Your Black Belt Cert & What It Can Give YouIdentify Root Causes Using Graphical & Statistical TechniquesComplete Your Black Belt Journey & Get CertifiedWith more than 180 lessons spread across four courses, the bundle includes slides, presentations, and other tools to take you from beginner to advanced levels of knowledge.Access training over desktop or mobile, anywhere you happen to be. And because it’s a lifetime license, you can chip away at it on your own time. When finished, you’ll have certification you can share with current and future employers.Where to BuyThe Ultimate Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Bundle can be yours for just $29.99. At 96% off its overall value, this is a proverbial drop in the bucket for a new career path. For the price of a Sunday brunch you can prep for a new or accelerated career path!Save even more!In addition to the savings above, when you buy through AndroidGuys Deals, for every $25 spent, you get $1 credit added to your account. What’s more, should you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.Save 97%If this is your first time buying, then you are also eligible for a further 10% discount when you subscribe for email updates.How about a freebie?Not looking to spend any money today? That’s alright, we understand. Why not visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and take something anyhow? Go ahead, grab two!

How to download YouTube playlists and entire channels with 4K Video Downloader

With so many apps promising to download YouTube videos with the highest quality available, it’s quite challenging to choose the best one. Yet, it is not impossible to do; you just have to search more thoroughly.4K Video Downloader is one of the apps, which saves any YouTube videos, playlists, entire channels and even subtitles in any video format and with the highest quality supplied by YouTube itself.4K Video Downloader enables you to enjoy video and audio content offline with no Internet connection. How does it work? Let’s dive deeper into the stunning functionality of the app.What is 4K Video DownloaderThe 4K Video downloader software is a desktop tool compatible with Windows, macOS and Ubuntu.With this tool, you can:Download YouTube videos, playlists, and channels in MP4, FLV, MKV or 3GP.Extract subtitles from YouTube in the .srt format and select them from over 50 languages.Download your Watch Later playlist, Liked videos YouTube Mix, and your private playlists after logging in with the Google account.Save videos in 4K and 8K resolutions.Download TikTok videos.Download Like videos and channels.Download videos from SoundCloud, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitch.Download 3D and 360° videos from YouTube.Convert videos into audios without quality loss in M4A, MP3 or OGG.Turn on Smart Mode to save the desired setting for all further downloads.4K Video Downloader operates amazingly straightforwardly: you just need to copy the link from your browser and click ‘Paste the link’ within the app. As the program name implies, you can download videos in HD 720p, HD 1080p and 4K quality, but it supports up to 8K.If you need a smaller file that takes up as little space as possible, it’s not a problem, either. 4K Video Downloader also allows you to save videos in low, standard and high definition.Within the app, you can also subscribe to YouTube channels, and the newly uploaded videos will be downloaded on your PC automatically. Yet, this feature is only available to the Premium users.Let’s dig deeper into some of the 4K Video Downloader functionalities.How to download YouTube playlists with 4K Video DownloaderDownloading of a YouTube playlist with 4K Video Downloader is very simple. You just need to take these six steps:Download and install the app from the official website. It’s completely free.Open the playlist you want to download on YouTube.Copy the playlist URL.Click on ‘Paste the link’ inside 4K Video Downloader.Choose your preferred resolution, format and output path.Download the playlist.That simple! When the video is downloaded, you can open it in your default player.4K Video Downloader pricingThe app has a free version which is perfect for trying out the outstanding functionality of the software. With a free tier, you can download playlists and channels which contain not more than 25 videos or download only 25 first videos in a bigger playlist or channel.As a free user, you also won’t be able to subscribe to YouTube channels within the app and have new videos saved on your device automatically.However, the free version of the tool has all the basic features: downloading videos, small playlists, channels, subtitles, converting videos to audio, and save video content from all other supported websites.If you want to get rid of these limitations, you can upgrade to one of the paid plans and buy Personal or Business license. This is a one-time payment which does not recur monthly nor annually. Personal license costs $15 and offers in-app channels subscription, unlimited playlists, channels and subtitles download, has no advertisements and is available to use on 3 computers simultaneously.Business license costs $75 and, additionally to all the Personal tier provides, it’s available for 5 computers and has more control and support.Download and try 4K Video Downloader for free now!EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

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