Between now and January 4th students can go to their local Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile store and get a year of free talk, text, and 1 GB of data. All that is required is that students purchase a new Smart phone or regular phone and activate a new line of service with a Sprint Unlimited My Way plan. Customers will have to pay for the phone and a one-time $36 activation fee. Monthly taxes and surcharges still apply as well. This promotion offers a savings of up to $70 a month, is available only at Best Buy, and only on the Sprint Network.
As mentioned before the plan includes unlimited talk and text and 1 GB of data for smart phones or unlimited talk and text for basic phones. Sprint also does not require a 2 year agreement on Students’ lines. If you think that 1 GB of data is not enough for you unlimited data can be added easily for only $10 a month. Students can also trade in their existing mobile phone for a phone on the new plan.
iPhone’s today are essentially mini computers, and that kind of information and potential at our fingertips everyday has a price. The price on a iPhone is not only data, but more importantly power. Battery power to be more specific. Every device comes with a predetermined amount of power in the battery. That juice has to last to get the user through their day. A day of making phone calls, sending a receiving texts and emails, surfing the web, creating documents, listening to music, watching videos, etc, etc, etc. We use our phones now more than ever, and that use is causing our batteries to drain quick.
The TYLT Energi Sliding Power Case is a great solution to the power problem many of us are facing with our iPhone. Unlike other battery case solutions on the market, the Energi Sliding Power Case comes with two separate pieces that essentially allow the user to have two different case options. One simple lightweight case, and another case that includes a portable battery pack.
The Energi Sliding Power Case has a 2500 mAh battery which claims to give you an extra 9 hours talk time on your iPhone. For comparison, the Mophie Juice Pack Plus comes with a 2100 mAh battery, and is the largest battery case Mophie offers. The price for the Energi Sliding Power Case is just $99.99 as opposed to the $119.95 for the Mophie Juice Pack Plus.
Do you ever get tired of having to carry a wallet and your cell phone? Do you wish there was a case that could hold your phone and your vital items from your wallet? Do you wish I’d stop asking these stupid questions and just get on with it???
Introducing the Otterbox iPhone 5/5s Wallet Case. It is the latest and greatest for the case making people at Otterbox. It combines great protection with the ability to carry around a few of the important cards from your wallet. This is a multilayer case that gives your device some solid protection and offers a slide out tray on the rear that can hold up to three cards of your choice.
I found that this case is very useful when you are wanting to travel light, but yet have the needed items with you. I was able to carry my drivers license, debit card, and a credit card with no problems. The tray compartment adds a little bulk to the case, but it’s not too bad, and definitely not as much as the battery case I usually have on my phone.
The case does not come with a built in screen protector like the Defender Series cases, but you can easily apply a screen protector of your choice on your phone. Overall I think this is a good case and it’s very useful, but I’m not so sure it’s worth the $44.95 asking price. In my opinion, a price tag somewhere in the low $30′s would seem more reasonable.
Apple-tracker.com was shutdown tonight by a DMCA takedown notice. This widely popular, free service that allowed people to quickly check inventory at many Apple retail locations at once has been shuttered. You were able to check for iDevices in realtime and even sign-up for alerts when inventory was replenished. It is a shame that Apple would shut this service down when they fail at providing anything even close to this type of tracking.
I guess making a product look as hard to get as possible adds to the Apple Fanboy culture. I used this site to obtain an iPhone 5S. Apple should be buying this, not shutting it down. DMCA notice after the break. Read more
After spending a week testing this case for the iPhone 5 the question that I was left with was not whether or not it was a good case, but do I need this case. At an entry price of $79.99 it is an expensive investment, but then again so is your iPhone. So here are my impressions of the LifeProof FRĒ.
The LifeProof has expand their lineup with more color choices. As you can see in the photos below, the case I tested was accented with blue, and I feel it is a good looking case. LifeProof provides easy, simple to follow instructions on how to fit the case to your iPhone. They of course suggest you test your case before putting it on the phone. This is a simple process of snapping it together and submerging it in water for a hour. If it leaks, contact them for a replacement. Mine did not, so I went on to the next step. A simple snap together process and a screw in piece for the ear phone jack is all that is required.
The package does include a cloth to clean the screen of the case and phone. I found this part the hardest, simply because I am a perfectionist. However, you simply wipe the screen and case to make sure they are both free of smudges and lint before you put the case on. There is an included adapter for the earpiece socket for those of you that use the earphone jack often. I did not use this piece. Read more
Apple announced new iPad models. The iPad Mini has gone Retina and the iPad has been renamed the iPad Air and lost some weight and size.
The iPad Air is keeping the same screen size of 9.7″, but they have shrunk the bezel by 43% allowing for a smaller form factor and shedding nearly a half pound of weight. This does mean that present cases will not work with the new design.
The iPad Mini has received the long anticipated Retina display it had been lacking.
Both devices now have the A7 processor and the improved iSight camera. Apple will be selling the devices online and in store beginning November 1st.
iPad Air pricing remains the same starting at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB. The iPad Mini has had a price increase. 16GB starts at $399, 32GB at $499 and 64GB at $599. Adding the cellular option adds $130 to the base price of both models.
The iPad 2 and original iPad Mini in 16GB models will be staying in the lineup as an entry level device. The iPad 2 will now sell for $399 and the Mini for $299.
New Yorkers in the mid-town Manhattan on Verizon Wireless network will soon be able to enjoy wireless voice and data service underground as Verizon Wireless has entered into an agreement with Transit Wireless, providing state-of-art wireless networks in the New York City subway system.
Verizon plans to install their equipment over the next several weeks, once installed Verizon customers can expect to receive service in 36 stations.
“We are extremely pleased to gain Verizon’s participation in our wireless network in the New York City subway system, facilitating high quality voice and data services in the underground,” said William A. Bayne Jr., CEO of Transit Wireless. “We have now secured partnerships with all four major wireless carriers to bring the vast majority of New Yorkers, visitors, government agency personnel, transit employees, contractors and first responders the ability to be connected in the stations we have constructed.”
Let’s talk candy, not Candy Crush (I will block you) but CandyShell Grip from Speck. Speck a company I’ve come to love has come a long way since first starting in the smartphone industry. Speck has delivered many different styles of cases over the years like the CandyShell series, SmartFlex series, Pixelskin series and Fabshell series.
My favorite case of Speck’s at the moment is their CandyShell Grip series. If you’re a big time gamer and want great protection you’ll find the CandyShell Grip will handle your needs.
Since being introduced to the CandeyShell Grip, it’s been hard for me to use other cases. For starters, the rubber grip structure eliminates the slipperiness helping prevent you from dropping your phone. Not to mention the case has all-around protection from a raised bezel which keeps your screen safe and it also has rubberized cover shield buttons.
The CandyShell Grip comes in several different colors, so it’s quite easy to find one that fits your lifestyle. The CandyShell Grip costs $34.95 and comes with a one-year warranty.
If you don’t have an iPhone 5 don’t worry, the CandyShell Grip is available for other smartphones as well. Look below to see if your device makes the cut.
- iPhone 4/ 4S / 5
- Nokia Lumia 920, 1020
- Motorola Droid ULTRA
- HTC One, One X, One X+
- HTC Windows Phone 8X
- Sony Xperia TL
- Motorola Droid Maxx
- Samsung Galaxy S IV
You can check out the full line up via this link.
Sprint is adding some color to their Galaxy S IV line-up with “Purple Mirage”. Currently Sprint has the Galaxy S IV available in Black Mist and White Frost.
The Galaxy S IV in Purple Mirage will cost $199.99 with a new qualifying agreement. The Galaxy S IV is powered by Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and has a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display.
Other features include:
- 1.9 GHz quad-core processor
- 13 megapixel rear-facing camera
- 2 megapixel front-facing camera
- 16 GB internal memory (9GB available)
- 2 GB of RAM
- 2,600 mAh Lithium Ion Battery
It’s nice to see Sprint adding a little color to their line-up, if you’re interested in getting your hands on the “Purple Mirage” Galaxy S IV head to Sprint store near you or check it out on line at www.Sprint.com.
Today BlackBerry has officially launched the BlackBerry 9720. Granted the smartphone is new to the BlackBerry line-up it doesn’t scream wow. It falls into line with the older BlackBerry smartphones.
The BlackBerry 9720 comes equipped with the famous QWERTY keyboard, 2.8 inch touchscreen display, 806 MHz Tavor MG1 processor, a 5 megapixel EDOF (Extended Depth of Field) camera and running Blackberry 7.1 OS.
Some new features have been designed into the BlackBerry 9720 like a dedicated BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) key as a shortcut to the application and your even able to share pictures right from the camera. Just one touch allows you to send your photo to the popular social networks you use.
The BlackBerry 9720 will be available in 5 different colors black, blue, pink, purple and white. Color choices will depend on carrier. No pricing on the handset has been released at the moment, but I’m sure more details will surface soon.