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TAG Heuer announces Connected Modular 41 smartwatch, starts at $1200

The price of luxury ain’t cheap.

CES 2018 was home to a couple Android Wear announcements from Kate Spade and Skagen, and following this, TAG Heuer is launching its all-new Connected Modular 41 – a smaller and cheaper version of the Connected Modular 45 that launched in March of 2017.

Similar to the Modular 45, you can customize just about every aspect of the Modular 41, including the watch band, buckle, lugs, and bezel (aka module) surrounding  [Read More…]

Blocks modular smartwatch is finally available to purchase, but will anyone bite?

The Blocks modular smartwatch launched on Kickstarter in 2015 and is now available to purchase.

Back in 2015, smartwatches were in their golden age. The Apple Watch had just launched, Android Wear was still appealing and Pebble still existed. At the same time, a little company called Blocks launched a Kickstarter campaign for its modular smartwatch, with a promised ship date of May 2016.

May 2016 came and went, and the shipping date kept being pushed back.  [Read More…]

AIAIAI TMA-2 modular headphones review: Fantastic sound, compromised comfort

AIAIAI’s TMA-2 headphones are extremely customizable and sound fantastic, but may not be for everyone.

Headphones are an odd product to review. There are a lot of variables involved, particularly music taste and comfort levels. I may think one pair of headphones fits fantastically, while others find that same pair puts too much pressure on their head, ruining the listening experience.

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AIAIAI is a company looking to combat these issues. Its TMA-2 headphones are completely modular:  [Read More…]

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone unveiled with stunning display, modular components

Following multiple teasers over the past month, Andy Rubin’s contender to the throne of smartphones is finally here. Say hi to the Essential – a premium handset that looks quite stunning. Like anticipated, the phone features an edge-to-edge display with minimal side and top bezels. But unlike the Galaxy S8, the Essential’s screen goes all […]

Xiaomi’s modular Mi TV 4 is exactly the kind of innovation we need in the U.S.

It’s just too bad this amazing television is limited to China.

It’s funny how life works. Last week, I rushed out in a hurry to purchase a new television in time for our friends to come over and watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve.

The backlight to our Samsung TV had burned out, but it took swapping the various logic boards and tweaking of wires before we realized what was happening. And now, I’m writing  [Read More…]

LG G6 won’t have a modular design as focus shifts to ‘aesthetics and usability’

No one liked the LG G5’s modular design, so LG is ditching it.

LG’s audacious plan to offer a modular design with the LG G5 failed, and with the company’s profits taking a turn for the worse, it is going back to the basics. At CES, LG has announced that it will ditch the modular platform for its upcoming LG G6, instead focusing on “aesthetics and usability.”

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, LG’s  [Read More…]

LG G6 renders reveal dual camera setup, no sign of modular design

An early look at the LG G6 shows off several changes, and a few similarities.

LG hasn’t fared well in its attempt to build a modular phone with the LG G5, and it looks like the company is shelving the platform after just one generation. Renders of the upcoming LG G6 have surfaced on Gear by way of OnLeaks, giving us an early look at the device.

From the renders, it looks like the company is continuing  [Read More…]

Huawei’s concept Honor phone might its first attempt at modular design

Not so long ago, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi MIX concept phone which was put on the market unexpectedly fast. And now it seems like other Chinese companies are looking to borrow this idea from Xiaomi. Like Huawei, for example. The world’s third largest smartphone maker teased a concept phone of its own coming under the

Best Modular Phone

A modular phone lets you connect accessories to add new features make it even better. Here are the best choices right now.

Best Overall Moto Z / Moto Z Force

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Motorola’s latest flagship phones come with a standard load out of high-end specs — a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, a pretty decent (though not trailblazing) 13-megapixel camera and  [Read More…]

Cyanogen outlines new strategy, announces Modular OS

At the beginning of this week, the company behind CyanogenOS – a popular alternate operating system for Android smartphones – announced a host of major changes, including the appointment of a new CEO. Cyanogen’s strategy for the future involves moving away from developing its own Cyanogen operating system and focusing on the new Cyanogen Modular