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DIY Transparent Galaxy S8

DIY Transparent Galaxy S8

JerryRigEverything used a paint thinner to remove the paint and coating from the Samsung Galaxy S8’s glass rear panel, making it transparent. Then he took it one step further and removed a few components to make more of the phone’s guts visible.

Deal: ExoMount CD Car Mount

Deal: ExoMount CD Car Mount
$20  Buy Comment

If your car has a CD player, there’s a pretty slim chance you’re still using it. Put that slot to good use with Exogear’s adjustable hands-free mount that slides in and holds any smartphone with screens between 3.5″ and 5.8″ nice and steady. Save 33% in The Awesomer Shop.

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Joby GripTight One

Joby GripTight One
$20-$60  Buy Link Comment

Joby brings its versatile GorillaPod mount to smartphone users with the GripTight One collection. The highlight is the idiotproof mount, which fits practically all phones. The stands come in rubber or magnetic-tipped variants.

Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+

Samsung makes its Edge display standard with the Galaxy S8 and S8+. You get either a 5.8″ or 6.2″ 2960×1440 AMOLED display, 12MP rear camera, 2.35GHz 8-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, microSD slot, water- and dust-resistance, and eye- and face-recognition.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

The Xperia XZ Premium has an HDR-enabled 5.5″ 4K touchscreen. Its 13MP front camera and 19MP rear camera both have optical image stabilization. The rear camera also has a 960fps slow motion mode, and can automatically take photos so you can catch fleeting moments.

LG G6

LG G6

LG’s Android flagship packs a 5.7″ QHD+HDR-capable touchscreen in a 5.5″ form factor, thanks to its all around narrow bezels. Its 18:9 ratio makes it easier to multitask and use its two 13MP rear cameras. It’s also water- and dust-resistant and has a microSD card slot.

NOLO Smartphone VR Motion Tracker

NOLO Smartphone VR Motion Tracker

Until now, if you wanted motion control and room-scale tracking for virtual reality, you needed a powerful PC, multiple sensors, and lots of wires. NOLO aims to change this with a reasonably priced system that pairs with smartphones and inexpensive VR headsets.

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3T
$439+  Buy Link Comment

A slightly upgraded version of the already solid OnePlus 3. The 3T has a newer CPU (Snapdragon 821), a larger battery (3400mAh) and a better front-facing camera (16MP) compared to its predecessor. It also has a 128GB storage option.

Google Pixel & Pixel XL

Google Pixel & Pixel XL
$600+  Buy Link Comment

The Pixel and the Pixel XL have a 5″/5.5″ AMOLED display, a 12MP f/2.0 rear camera, 2.1Ghz quad-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB/128GB storage and a USB-C port. It also comes with a VR headset accessory and unlimited full resolution backups to Google Photos.

Taping a Smartphone to a Rocket

Taping a Smartphone to a Rocket

Grant “The King of Random” Thompson shills for Lenovo’s MotoMods smartphone add-ons by strapping a Moto Z Force phone to the side of a 10-foot rocket with duct tape and a custom-molded mounting bracket, then firing it more than 16,000 feet into the air.

LG V20

LG V20

LG’s newest Android flagship keeps the V10’s small second screen, runs Android 7 Nougat, and is an audio-video powerhouse. The V20 has a 32-bit quad DAC, support for lossless formats, three microphones for recording and two rear cameras: 8MP and 16MP.

iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
$649+  Buy Link Comment

The new iPhones are now IP67 water/dust-resistant, have a 12mp f1.8 camera, stereo speakers, a wide gamut display, faster CPU & GPU, 2x the storage, and the 7 Plus gets a 2nd 12mp telephoto camera for optical zoom. The glossy jet black version looks spectacular.

Where Do Your Texts Go?

Where Do Your Texts Go?

AsapScience talks about how today’s cellphones send and receive text messages, how we still receive texts even when they were sent hours before, why the system can cause our phones to use more power, and more.

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Povie Smartphone Mount

Povie Smartphone Mount
$50  Buy Link Comment

It may look silly, but Edelkrone’s necklace-style smartphone holder is actually quite useful. It’s perfect for shooting unboxings, instructional videos, or any scene you want shot from your point of view. Its angle can be adjusted and can hold up to 1/2 lb.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

It’s the S7 Edge made slightly bigger and better. The Note 7 has a 5.7″ 1440p AMOLED screen with a slightly flatter edge-to-edge design, a 3500mAh battery, a microSD slot, waterproofing for both the phone and stylus, a new iris scanner and more.

Superbook for Android

Superbook for Android
$99+  Pledge Comment

An affordable dumb terminal for Android devices. The Superbook weighs 2lb and has an 11.6″ 1366 x 768 screen, a multitouch trackpad, a keyboard with Android keys, a USB Type-C port, and a battery that lasts up to 8h that also charges your device.

Motorola Moto Z & Z Force

Motorola Moto Z & Z Force

The super slim Moto Z has a 13MP rear camera and 2600mAh battery while the Moto Z Force has a 21MP camera and 3500mAh battery. They both have 5.5″ 1440p AMOLED displays, a microSD slot, and optional mods that snap on to the back of the phones.

idime for iPhones

idime for iPhones

The idime is a tiny and coin-shaped external flash storage device for iPhones. It comes with a USB adapter and a Lightning adapter to make it easier to transfer files to and from PCs or other iOS devices. It also has an optional magnetic iPhone case connector.

OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3
$399  Buy Link Comment

OnePlus‘ latest Android flagship is powered by the Snapdragon 820 quad-core 2.2GHz CPU plus 6GB of RAM. It also has 64GB storage, dual nano-SIM slots, a USB Type-C port and a 16MP rear camera. Best of all, OnePlus has removed the invite system so anyone can pre-order.

Lenovo CPlus Concept

Lenovo CPlus Concept

Lenovo’s CPlus is a proof-of-concept smartphone that can be bent into a bracelet-like form and then straightened back into a traditional slab, albeit with an alarming cracking sound. Skip to 2:51.

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ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe

ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe

The Zenfone 3 Deluxe is an Android phone with a 5.7″ 1080p Super AMOLED display, an all-metal body with a nearly invisible antenna, a Snapdragon 820 CPU, up to 6GB RAM, up to 256GB storage and a 23MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and laser autofocus.

Sony Xperia XA Ultra

Sony Xperia XA Ultra

The new Xperia XA Ultra is an Android phablet for selfie addicts. It has a 21.5MP rear camera and a 16MP front camera. It also has a 6″ nearly bezel-less 1080p display, a 2GHz 8-core CPU, 3GB RAM, a microSD slot, though sadly, only a 2700mAh battery.

HTC 10

HTC 10
$700  Buy Link Comment

The HTC 10 has a fast 2.2GHz 4-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 32/64GB storage, a microSD slot, a 5.2″ 2560×1440 screen, a 12MP camera with optical image stabilization, and a built-in headphone amp. The stereo speakers are gone, replaced by a separate tweeter and woofer setup.

Dual-Lens Huawei P9 & P9 Plus

Dual-Lens Huawei P9 & P9 Plus

Huawei teamed up with Leica to develop the first to market dual-lens smartphone camera. This new tech uses both an RGB sensor and a monochrome sensor to capture greater detail, improved color and better low-light imagery compared to other cameras.

Deal: ExoMount Air Vent Car Mount

Deal: ExoMount Air Vent Car Mount
$17  Buy Comment

Keep your smartphone in a safe and easy to view position while driving. This gizmo clips onto your car’s air vent and holds phones from 58.8 to 85.6mm wide. Provides 360º rotation and swivel, and doubles as an impromptu desk stand. Save 31% in The Awesomer Shop.

Sony Xperia X Performance

Sony Xperia X Performance

Sony has phased out the Xperia Z line, and the X Performance is its new flagship (the 4K screened Z5 Premium is still on sale). It has a Snapdragon 820 CPU, 3GB RAM, 5″ 1080p display, an all-metal body, a microSD slot and a 23MP rear camera with hybrid autofocus.

CAT S60 Smartphone w/FLIR

CAT S60 Smartphone w/FLIR
$599  Buy Link Comment

CAT’s new industrial-strength phone packs a built-in thermal imaging camera from FLIR. The Android Marshmallow phone has a 4.7″ display with wet finger and glove support, Gorilla Glass 4 protection, and is waterproof up to 16 feet for up to an hour. (Thanks Jeremy!)

ReFlex Bendable Smartphone

ReFlex Bendable Smartphone

A prototype smartphone developed by Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab with a bendable OLED screen that not only looks cool, but uses the screen’s flexibility and haptic feedback to create new ways of interacting with content – like flipping through the pages of digital books.

LG G5

LG G5

The LG G5 has a Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4GB RAM, a microSD slot, 16MP 78º and 8MP 135º rear cameras and a modular battery compartment, which can be replaced with items such as a camera grip/extra battery and a Bang&Olufsen 32-bit DAC.

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge

The Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge both have a liquid-cooled quad-core CPU, 4GB RAM, a dual SIM slot that doubles as an SD card slot, a 2560×1440 AMOLED display (5.1″ for the S7, 5.5″ for the S7 Edge), a 12MP f1.7 rear camera and IP68 dust- and water-resistance.

Deal: Peel iPhone Case

Deal: Peel iPhone Case
$25  Buy Comment

Want to protect your precious iGadget, but don’t like to add bulk? The super-slim Peel iPhone case adds just 0.35mm to your iPhone, has zero branding, and is as close to weightless as you can get. Available for iPhone 6/6+ or 6S/6S+ in either grey or gold.

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