Tag Archive: modular

Nanoleaf’s Memorial Day sale is taking 10% off modular smart lighting kits

Memorial Day is only a week away, which means it’s time to keep your eyes peeled for all the great deals and discounts that are heading our way over the next few days. This year, Nanoleaf is one of the first to get its sales started. Now through May 31, you can save 10% on select Nanoleaf smart lighting kits at Best Buy and you’ll even score free shipping with the purchase.

Nanoleaf’s kits come with a number of  [Read More…]

OtterBox unveils stackable, modular wireless charging battery system

The starter kit will set you back $ 130.

What you need to know OtterBox has announced a new OtterSpot wireless charging system that employs Qi and USB-C. The OtterSpot Wireless Charging Stand can charge up to 3 stacked OtterSpot portable batteries. Each OtterSpot Wireless Charging Battery has a 5,000mAh capacity, 10W Qi charging, and USB-C input/output. The starter kit with one Charging Stand and one OtterSpot Battery is $ 130, with additional batteries running $ 60  [Read More…]

Four years later, the BLOCKS modular smartwatch is officially canceled

The original Kickstarter campaign raised $ 1.6 million back in 2015.

What you need to know BLOCKS modular smartwatch was discontinued on August 15 after a successful Kickstarter campaign that started back in 2015. The unique smartwatch was canceled due to many hardships, such as losing its manufacturing and software partners. The company is in the process of distributing its remaining assets.

After nearly four years, the ambitious modular smartwatch BLOCKS is calling it quits. The team  [Read More…]

The Moto Z3 Play is the best modular phone you can buy in 2019

When you buy a modular smartphone, you’re not only buying the phone itself, but also into the ecosystem of accessories that you can attach to it to make it better than it is out of the box. The idea of modular phones is quite fascinating, but in 2019, they’re not nearly as popular as they could be. With that said, these are the best ones you can buy right now.

Our pick Moto Z3 Play

For most people,  [Read More…]

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…]

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…]