Tag Archive: Reader


Kobra’s Bluetooth OBD-II car code reader is down to just $8

Figure out what’s wrong without taking it into the shop.

This Kobra Bluetooth OBD-II car code reader is down to $ 8.03 on Amazon with code UKLW9NL5. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen, even through previous coupon codes. It has sold around $ 13 for several months now.

The Kobra Bluetooth code reader can connect to and read the code from any car made after 1996. It can then use Bluetooth to transmit the readings  [Read More…]

Video: Recap of the Mobile Nations reader meetups

Check out this video recap of our most recent reader meetups in New York City and San Francisco.

We had a couple of reader meetups this week in New York City and San Francisco. Rene Ritchie of Vector and Phil Nickinson a.k.a. Modern Dad were hanging out at the San Francisco party, while Mr. Mobile and I were mingling with the New York City crowd.

There was free food, and free giveaways, but the highlight of the night  [Read More…]

This $13 Kobra OBD-II reader tells your phone all about your car

You know when mechanics charge you $ 75 to tell you you need air in your tire? Figure it out for yourself.

Kobra’s Wi-Fi OBD-II car code reader and scanner is down to $ 13.29 with code ALUA3DVB on Amazon. This is the best price we’ve ever seen on it. The last deal we shared on it was about five months ago and that was a little over a dollar more expensive than the current deal above.

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Ingenico’s latest mobile POS reader runs Android out of the box

With the Moby M70, Ingenico is offering a mobile POS solution running Android 7.0 Nougat.

Ingenico is one of the largest integrated payment solution providers in the world. Even if you haven’t heard the name previously, if you’ve used a credit card reader at a retail store recently, chances are it was made by either Ingenico or Verifone. Ingenico has been offering POS (point of sale) systems for over 35 years, and the company is now rolling out its  [Read More…]

Lumion is giving an Android Central reader a Galaxy Note 8! Enter here!

Win a Galaxy Note 8 from Lumion and Android Central!

The release date for the new Galaxy Note 8 is fast approaching! We’re excited to announce that Lumion is sponsoring this giveaway and a super lucky Android Central reader is going to win a new Note 8.

Lumion is dedicated to creating practical and useful products for any lifestyle. The company is guided by a simple philosophy: to offer the best quality products at a great value.  [Read More…]

Enable Reader Mode in Chrome for Android [How-To]

As most of you probably know all too well, reading on a mobile device isn’t always a pleasurable experience. In cases where a web page is heavily loaded with ads, pop-ups and other additions trying to read text you came becomes quite inconvenient. The good news is that there are solutions to this problem. For […]

This $14 OBD2 reader can tell your phone what’s wrong with your car

Save some money while figuring out what’s wrong with your car thanks to our pals at Thrifter!

No one likes seeing their check engine light pop on, and it’s even worse when you don’t know what the cause of it is. Sure, there are some places that will scan your car for free to tell you what’s up, but most of them charge for the service. Stop throwing money away having your car scanned, and start doing it  [Read More…]

The Bluboo S2 could launch with an under the screen fingerprint reader (Sponsored)

We’ve been telling you for a while now about the new breed of Bluboo devices. The cell phone manufacturer is pushing the engineering limits on what smartphones can look like. While some see it following in the footsteps of Samsung, it’s actually breaking more ground than people might realize. Bluboo released the S1 earlier this […]

Mastercard introduces a credit card with a built-in fingerprint reader

Mastercard’s latest credit card comes with a biometric zone that stores your fingerprints.

Mastercard has rolled out a credit card that has an integrated fingerprint scanner, making it easier to authenticate purchases at retail stores. The card stores two fingerprints, and features an embedded sensor that lets you authorize payments instead of having to sign or use a PIN.

To get started, you’ll have to register your fingerprints at your bank, after which the information will  [Read More…]

We have a free NVIDIA Shield Android TV for an Android Central reader!

The new NVIDIA Shield Android TV is awesome, so why not enter to win one to satisfy all of your entertainment needs?

The second iteration of the Shield Android TV is a proper successor that shows NVIDIA knows just how to iterate on this platform. In an Android TV space that still lacks a robust number of choices — and even fewer good choices — the Shield Android TV stands as the box to get if you  [Read More…]