Google’s been selling the Nexus 5 smartphone for weeks, but if you’ve wanted a little extra protection for your phone you’ve had to rely on third-party covers and cases. Now the official Nexus 5 Bumper is available from the Google Play Store.
The company is also now selling a wireless charging pad that works with the latest Nexus phones and tablets.
The case sells for $35 and the charging pad is $50… which means you can probably find cheaper options if you’re not a stickler for using official products. Daily Steals is selling a wireless charging pad for $25 today only, and Amazon is littered with cheap Nexus 5 cases (I’m rather fond of the Spigen hybrid case I bought a few weeks ago).
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Google Nexus 5 wireless charger, bumper cases now available from Google Play Store
Google is now selling a $50 wireless charger for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, or Nexus 7 (2013), as well as a bumper case for the Nexus 5. [Google Play Store]
- Chinese company Tencent’s 10TB cloud storage service could go international in 2014
This summer Chinese company Tencent launched a cloud storage service offering Chinese users up to 10TB of free storage. Next year Tencent plans to take that service global. [PandoDaily]
- OpenSUSE 13.1 is now available (Linux)
The latest version of OpenSUSE features performance and networking improvements, speed enhancements, and new builds of the KDE and GNOME desktop environments, Linux kernel, and more. [OpenSUSE]
- Google launches Glass Developmernt Kit “sneak peek” for developers
Google’s not ready to truly, officially, really launch the developer tools for Google Glass yet. But it’s released an early version… which is very much subject to change. [Google Developers]
- Is Apple working on a 12.9″ iPad?
Apple’s had a lot of success by making a smaller iPad… so why not a bigger one? Somehow I suspect we’ll see a touchscreen MacBook Air before we see an ultra-big iPad, but the rumors, they are a-flying. [GigaOm]
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