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ExoDrive smartphone case promises to add external microSD card support (crowdfunding)

One major complaint that mobile device users often have is lack of storage. Many of the most affordable phones or tablets don’t have enough enough storage to support the huge files that games and apps now have. The ExoDrive is designed to alleviate some of the problems with lack of smartphone storage. The case includes a microSD […]

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DISPLIO is a customizable mini e-ink widget display (crowdfunding)

The DISPLIO is a mini e-ink display that lets you customize the data you receive. By adding your favorite widgets, you can display such information as the weather, email notifications, new tweets, and more. Draugiem Group, the company making the DISPLIO, is looking for crowdfunding on Kickstarter to mass-produce the device. You can preorder it […]

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Zetally Avy is an Android-powered portable speaker (crowdfunding)

Zettaly’s Avy is a stereo speaker with a 7-hour battery, support for WiFi and Bluetooth, and a 7 inch touchscreen display between the speakers. It runs Google Android software, and while you can pair the speaker with your phone and use it like any Bluteooth speaker, you don’t need a separate device to use this speaker, since […]

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Andromium could turn your smartphone into a desktop (crowdfunding)

Over the past few years there have been a few projects aimed at letting people use their smartphones as notebook or desktop computers. Motorola’s Atrix line of Android phones were designed to work with Lapdock keyboard docks, but they’ve been discontinued. Canonical tried to breath new life into the category by crowdfunding the Ubuntu Edge […]

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Kairos T-band smart watchband works with your normal watch (crowdfunding)

Say you’re a fan of good old fashioned analog watches, but you kind of like the idea of being able to view notifications, track fitness stats, and control music playback using a wrist-worn device. Kairos has an interesting solution: keep your old watch, but replace the wrist strap with a smart band. The company is […]

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Jolla’s first Sailfish OS tablet coming in 2015 (Crowdfunding)

Jolla launched its first smartphone running the Sailfish Linux-based operating system last year. Now the company wants to add a tablet to its lineup, and it’s taken to crowdfunding site Indiegogo to raise money for the project. It took the company just 2 hours to meet its goals by raising $380,000 and taking pre-orders for 2000 […]

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Matchstick streaming stick will support local media playback, ad hoc connections

The Matchstick is a device you can plug into a TV to stream content from the internet. It looks a lot like a Google Chromecast, but this little guy runs Mozilla’s Firefox OS software, features a Rockchip RK3066 processor, and should sell for about $25 when it hits the streets in early 2015. The developers […]

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.klatz smartwatch works as a handset when it’s off your wrist (crowdfunding)

A handful of smartwatches including will.i.am’s Puls and the Samsung Gear S let you make and receive phone calls without a separate phone. And some smartwatches include a built-in mic and speaker, letting you use them as speakerphones for your smartphone. But the .klatz is one of the first watches I’ve seen that can act […]

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Lilbits (10-07-2014): No wearables from HTC this year

Almost every major consumer electronics company has a smartwatch, fitness tracker, or other wearable device to sell you. But one company isn’t quite ready to jump into wearables just yet. HTC is holding an event to launch new products this week, but the company’s expected to focus on smartphones and cameras, not smartwatches or smart […]