Tag Archive: Base


Udoq Charging Dock System Review – The best engineered base for mobile devices

The Udoq is unlike any other mobile device charging station we’ve seen. It’s premium, clean, and surprisingly flexible. The German startup went all out with this one. But is it worth the relatively steep cost?

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The LOFT battery base lets you take Google Home anywhere

Google Home does Google Assistant better than anything else, and now you can untether it from the outlet.

Google Home is a wonderful little speaker with Google Assistant, but it’s tied to an outlet, so you can’t carry it around your home as you get your work done without having to unplug, replug, reboot, and re-connect whatever you were listening to. And yeah, you can get Google Assistant everywhere with your phone, but Google Assistant is more robust on  [Read More…]

This $50 Amazon Echo battery base from Mission Cables lets the original Alexa go mobile

The original Amazon Echo is still a great product. By making it mobile, though, it becomes even better.

Let’s say you’re one of those “normal” people who has only a single Amazon Echo. And the original one at that. It’s a good-enough speaker for music, but it’s shackled to the wall, because the thing still needs a power source.

Not exactly the sort of thing I’d want to drag outside onto the deck on a regular basis, especially with  [Read More…]

Virgin Mobile says it will continue to support its Android user base

Last week, Sprint-owned Virgin Mobile announced it will stop selling Android smartphones and will instead be offering only iPhones, as well as a new iPhone-exclusive unlimited plan dubbed the “Inner Circle”. But while the news was greeted with enthusiasm by some, Android phone owners under the carrier were understandably starting to get worried. In a […]

How to replace the base on Google Home

How do I change the base on my Google Home?

We’re finally starting to see more apps and services tie in to Google Home, and the device is finally finding its place in our homes and our lives. That said, in order to let our Google Home fit a little more among our homes and our style, we have another change we can make to Google Home: replace the boring white base with one of Google’s  [Read More…]

Cricket bumps $40 base plan from 1GB of data to 2.5GB, offers Moto G (2013) for $25

AT&T’s prepaid carrier Cricket is increasing the data allotment for all of their plans without making any changes to the pricing. It’s a bit of a shake-up, offering one of the best data packages among prepaid carriers. Additionally, they’re offering the first-generation Moto G for just $ 24.99, and discounts on several other the best phones on Cricket.

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Swich wireless charger base looks for funding via Kickstarter

A company called Lutman Design is seeking funds, via a Kickstarter campaign, for Swich, a wireless charger base for smartphones that use the Qi standard. Many Android devices, such as the LG G2 sold by Verizon Wireless, have Qi charging built into their phones, while others can support it with an optional case.

Sony sets base US pricing for Xperia Z2 Tablet at $499.99

Sony has told us today what the Xperia Z2 Tablet is going to cost here in the U.S. The 10.1-inch premium tablet will cost $ 500 for the 16GB version or $ 600 for the 32GB version for Wifi-only models. This lines up closely with the £399 and £449 price we’ve seen for the United Kingdom.

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Android 4.0.3 becomes base version of ICS; not all apps ready to roll

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Google has just announced an “incremental” update to Ice Cream Sandwich that will now serve as the base version of the OS. From this point forward, manufacturers looking to update their handsets to ICS will be doing so with Android 4.0.3. According to the Android Developers blog, 4.0.3 will be rolling out to production phones and tablets “in the weeks ahead.” While this is a good sign that manufacturers are just  [Read More…]

Dual-booting TouchPad flirts with Android, reaches second base

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Here’s a new video from the folks hard at work attempting to get a usable port of Android onto the dying HP TouchPad, and more progress has been made. The touchscreen still doesn’t work, which is king of a big deal (but one they’re working on), but what’s new now is a bit of command-line accessible dual-boot action with Android 2.3.5. Again, not much your average weekend flasher can take advantage of — this  [Read More…]