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Samsung updates Gear IconX wireless, cord-free earbuds

At their pre-IFA 2017 press event in Berlin today, along with updates to a variety of other products, Samsung announced updates to their Gear IconX wireless ear buds. Ergonomically, Samsung says the redesigned units are lighter weight and will stay secured in a user’s ears better. More importantly, Samsung has added some software technology and […]

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[TA Deals] Get this wireless charging pad for $12 with free shipping

Don’t limit yourself the cables. Get a wireless charging pad. The compact, versatile, and affordable. Well they’re actually only affordable if you purchase through Talk Android Deals today. Mobile Kingdom has partnered with us to bring you an exclusive discount on its Mini Qi Wireless Charging Pad that comes in your choice of black or […]

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Amazon and Dish consider partnership for wireless network

According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, Amazon and Dish Network are having some serious discussions regarding a partnership to create a new wireless business. Sources indicate the talks have occurred at the very highest level of the two companies between their CEOs, Charlie Ergen for Dish Network and Jeff Bezos for […]

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More data added to $40 plan on Cricket Wireless, now stands at 4GB

Cricket Wireless just upgraded its Basic tier for those who need a little more high-speed data. Rather than paying $ 40 per month for 3GB of high-speed data, the prepaid carrier’s Basic tier now comes with 4GB at no extra charge. It’s an increase of 33.3% in data for both new and existing customers choosing that […]

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[TA Deals] Snatch the Montair Air Wireless Charging Car Mount for $55!

A wireless charging pad in your car? It’s absolutely possible, and it’s more practical than you think. The Montar Air Wireless Charging Car Mount on Talk Android Deals merges a wireless charging pad and a car mount into one product. We’re offering it to you at an exclusive price that’s live for a limited time. […]

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[TA Deals] Live an active lifestyle? The BK Sport wireless earbuds are here! (66% off)

Wires make many things difficult, but they really make being active tough. Between limiting mobility and getting tangled, wires are just no good! The BK Sport wireless earbuds featured on Talk Android Deals eliminates the hassle caused by wires. The wired connection between your device and ears goes away at a slim price courtesy of […]

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Need wireless headphones for a phone that can’t support wired ones? Check out Skybuds

The future of headphones is clearly headed in a wireless direction, and here to help you stay in vogue is Alpha Audiotronics, which recently announced the general availability of Skybuds.

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IFROGZ Impulse Wireless Headphones review

There are a lot of great headphones on the market, but many of them are wired. Wireless audio is, without a doubt, the way the future is going as far as listening to audio goes. But, many of the wireless options that offer a level of quality right now are quite expensive; however, IFROGZ has a […]

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[TA Deals] Scoop a fast wireless charging stand for under $25

Now is your chance to get a fast wireless charging stand for less than $ 25. Zippo’s offering on Talk Android Deals is our featured deal of the day. With this wireless charging stand, you can charge your phone easily and quickly without needing wires. Here’s the full description: Wireless charging is all the rage, and […]

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Cricket Wireless will offer the HTC Desire 650 in the U.S.

Looks like Cricket Wireless will be the exclusive U.S. seller of the HTC Desire 650 that launched in late 2016. Hit the break for details. The Desire 650 from HTC features 5-inch HD (720p) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, 13MP / 5MP cameras, a […]

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Is Samsung prepping true wireless earbuds with noise cancellation?

According to new reports, Samsung is preparing a slew of new headphones to launch alongside the Galaxy S8 — including a wireless pair with active noise cancellation, and a pair without it.

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Energous will bring true wireless charging to the masses later this year

The Energous Miniature WattUp is a reference design for wearables and other small electronics. It delivers truly wireless charging and is scheduled to ship from a number of manufacturing partners later this year.

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Syllable D700 Wireless Sports Earbuds review

Wireless earbuds, particularly for sporting and fitness activities, can get expensive. The Jaybird X2’s sit at $ 100 or more. While quality headphones, not everyone wants to invest that much money into earphones. Enter, the Syllable D700 wireless sport earbuds. Syllable believes they’re on par with more pricey headphones, and they might just be. Find out […]

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Take your music wireless and save $10 with Google’s Chromecast Audio

These days, there are numerous ways to enjoy wireless streaming at home, but few options can compete with the rock-solid reliability afforded by Google’s Chromecast Audio. Simple and affordable, the Chromecast Audio is currently $ 10 off.

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Incipio’s Offgrid Galaxy S7 Edge case boosts battery life and supports wireless charging

If your Galaxy S7 Edge keeps running out of power, the Incipio Offgrid battery case is for you. This case offers an extra 3,700mAh of power and supports wireless and QC 2.0 pass-through charging.

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Doppler Labs’ supersmart wireless earbuds available for pre-order internationally

Doppler Labs calls its Here One earphones the world’s first in-ear computer, and when we spent some time with them, we were impressed. Now the company has announced that they will soon ship in 33 countries.

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New Apple patent filing suggests wireless charging is still a part of the iPhone’s future

While Apple has repeatedly said that it isn’t sure wireless charging adds convenience for consumers, that’s not stopping internal development by any means. Could it finally arrive in iPhone 8?

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Bragi’s new fully wireless earbuds blow away the competition on battery life

Bragi has announced a new pair of earbuds called The Headphone. It’s a simple pair of Bluetooth-connected earbuds that have 6+ hours of battery life. Perfect for smartphones without a headphone jack, or so Bragi says.

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Remote wireless charging for your smartphone could be closer than you think

The day when you walk into a room and your phone automatically begins to charge up wirelessly may be closer than you think. We saw a working prototype of Technovator’s XE power router charging up an iPhone from several feet away.

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Cricket Wireless offers two Samsung Galaxy Amp handsets for bargain hunters

For the bargain hunter in you, Cricket Wireless unveiled both the Samsung Galaxy Amp Prim and the Galaxy Amp 2. The former is now available for purchase, while the latter will be available in the coming weeks.

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Best wireless charging pads for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

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Samsung is supporting advanced technologies by allowing the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to be charged without wires. Once again, your Samsung phone can be placed on a wireless charging pad to get powered up. The company first started supporting wireless charging with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and then the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ continued the tradition. Unsurprisingly, the company worked it into the 2016 flagship. So, just like before, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge can be used with wireless charging pads that use the Qi standard.

Hit the break and we’ll show you the best chargers to buy.

Editor’s note: I have not independently tested all of these products, so be aware that you may have to use a specific adapter (or “charger head”) and cable with each.

Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad

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People generally like to buy accessories made by the same company who makes their devices. If you’re one of those people, Samsung’s own wireless charging pad with fast charge capabilities is what you’re going to get and there’s no need to read on. This wireless charging pad, which is priced differently everywhere you look, works with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge along with all other Qi-ready devices. And you probably won’t need to remove your case or cover to use it.

It has a built-in LED light to tell you whether or not your phone is aligned properly. Select Samsung devices will also alert you when a full charge has been achieved.

With an official option like this, there’s no going wrong.

  • Color options: Black, White
  • Pricing: $ 49-$ 69

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Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand

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In 2016, Samsung introduced a new wireless charging pad marketed as a “wireless charging stand.”

This in-house wireless charging stand with fast charge technology is just like Samsung’s wireless charging pad. The difference? This one, because it’s a stand, positions your phone on an incline rather than having lie flat. The benefit here is that you can easily access your phone while it’s charging. Picking it up and putting it down is less likely when positioned at an angle. Or, if you’d like to glance over at your phone for information, turn on the always-on display that Samsung debuted with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

Going for the stand over the pad limits your color options to just one choice and raises the praise.

  • Color options: Black
  • Pricing: $ 69

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Nekteck Wireless Charging Pad

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Up until now, Nekteck was a completely unknown brand to me. That doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with the company and its products. In fact, it seems that all of Nekteck’s products on Amazon are rated with 4-5 stars. So counting out their wireless charging pad just because you’ve never heard of them is a bad move.

Nekteck’s wireless charging pad supports all Qi-ready devices, but the fast charging feature is only compatible with select Samsung phones — the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge+. To activate the fast charging feature, you’ll need to use Samsung or Nekteck’s adapters with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology.

When your phone is placed on the wireless charging pad, a blue light will illuminate to indicate that your phone is charging.

Easing your mind about buying this wireless charging pad is an 18-month warranty and lifetime customer support from Nektech.

  • Color options: Black
  • Pricing: $ 29

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TYLT VU Wireless Charging Stand

tylt_vu_lime_greenThe world is full of accessories, and a bunch of my personal favorites come from TYLT. Its products are well-made, colorful, and affordable. Can you ask of more? The VU wireless charging stand has a 3-coil system, comes in four colors, and costs less than you’d expect.

With the 3-coil system, TYLT allows you to put your phone anywhere on the wireless charging stand whether that’s in portrait or landscape orientation. Also, this wireless charging stand is designed at a 45-degree angle so you can still see your phone from anywhere and won’t miss a single notification coming in. The VU’s entire design is so subtle and attractive because of its popping color and the long wire sneaking out of the back. TYLT succeeded here with a very simple, modern aesthetic.

Depending where you shop, you can get TYLT’s VU for less than $ 50 with free shipping.

  • Color options: $ 49-$ 69
  • Pricing: Black, Blue, Green, Red

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Choetech Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad

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The first wireless charging pad I ever owned was this one from Choetech. And it has served me well for nearly one year. Choetech’s wireless charging pad, which is the cheapest on the list, costs just $ 25 and supports fast charging.

Choetech says this wireless charging pad can charge supported devices up to 1.4x faster than competing products, and its built-in sensor lowers the status lights’ strength when charging in a dark room. Like Nektech, Choetech throws in an 18-month warranty.

Those wanting to try out a wireless charging pad for the first time should get Choetech’s product because of its price alone. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another wireless charging pad at a price so low without cutting corners.

  • Color options: Black
  • Pricing: $ 25

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Incipio Ghost 220 Wireless Charging Base

incipio_ghost_220_charging_baseBecause there’s a very good chance you have more than one Qi-ready device in your home or office, Incipio’s Ghost 220 exists. The Ghost 220 is a wireless charging base that charges up to three devices simultaneously. Through wireless charging, it can charge two devices on once because of the rectangle shape. Then, through a physical wire, the Ghost 220 charges a third device; therefore, even if you have just one device that can be charged without wires, this wireless charging base is still worth it because of the external charging support.

Despite charging more devices at once than other products, the Ghost 220 isn’t very expensive. It can be purchased for as little as $ 45 with free shipping on Amazon.

  • Color options: Black
  • Pricing: $ 45-$ 69

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Now, yes, many other wireless charging pads exist. We just couldn’t name each and every one of them on our list. And these are the ones that we deem the best of them all. Regardless of which you choose, you’re getting a solid charger that will take your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge from 0% to 100% in the same time or less than phone-to-wire charging.

Happy charging!

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Cricket Wireless’ entry-level LG Spree costs less than a Benjamin

Cricket Wireless, AT&T’s prepaid subsidiary, has unveiled the LG Spree, an entry-level smartphone that costs less than a Benjamin. If you’re interested, the handset is currently available for purchase.

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We’ve seen the light! Li-Fi is the future of wireless connectivity

The promise of faster and more stable Internet access through our lights is really exciting. We got a demo of PureLiFi in action at MWC 2016 and talked with the COO about the future of this technology.

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Coming soon to your local library: Wireless hotspots you can borrow for free

Libraries are always conjuring up new ways to help their communities, and in a few libraries across America, the latest service being offered is free, mobile Internet access through wireless hotspots that patrons can borrow.

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Why is wireless charging taking so long to arrive? We ask an expert

Wireless charging technology is gaining real traction, but there are still problems to overcome. We take a look at the obstacles to wider adoption and talk to the Wireless Power Consortium’s John Perzow about what’s next for the Qi standard.

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Cricket Wireless has a new rewards program packed with goodies

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Just in time for the holidays, Cricket Wireless is launching a rewards program for its loyal customers.

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Through a partnership with mPLUS Rewards, Cricket Wireless customers can rack up points to be redeemed for gift cards, contest entries, donations, and more. So how do customers get said points? Things like creating an account, enrolling in auto-pay, and making on-time payments are simple ways to get points. But apps and games that are connected to mPlus Rewards, which totals more than 1,500, can be used also be used.

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Introducing Cricket Rewards: The Only Integrated, Mobile Loyalty Program No-Contract Customers

Rewarding customers for the simple things they do every day through an exclusive agreement with mPLUS Rewards by SessionM

ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Cricket Wireless announces a new twist on the traditional customer loyalty program with the launch of Cricket Rewards. The only program of its kind in the no annual contract space, Cricket Rewards gives customers a super easy way to earn redeemable points through the things they do naturally like checking the weather, tracking their fitness, or just being a Cricket customer.

Powered by an exclusive relationship with SessionM’s Mobile Marketing Cloud and mPLUS Rewards (the world’s leading mobile loyalty platform), Cricket Rewards is accessible through the Cricket Rewards app, MyCricket app or Cricketwireless.com website. Customers who sign up can start earning points quickly through Cricket activities like opening and registering an account, adding AutoPay or making on-time payments. They can earn even more by participating in an integrated points-sharing universe that includes over 1,500 mPlus Rewards powered applications and a number of other offers that will be included in the program through social media, events, and sponsorship activities.

And as these points rack up, customers are able to redeem them for things they love and things they love doing, like:

  • Shopping with gift cards at participating retailers including AMC Movie theaters, Amazon, GameStop, Old Navy, Sears & Target and loads more.
  • Entering sweepstakes to win big prizes and exclusive experiences.
  • Making charitable donations to local and national organizations including the American Heart Association, ASPCA, the Make-a-Wish Foundation and more.

There are even special holiday bonuses:

  • Cricket is teaming up with AMC Movie Theaters to give consumers a chance to earn more points by simply checking in when they see a flick. 
  • And Cricket is launching a new $ 25,000 Selfie Sweepstakes – customers who enter not only get a chance at the big grand prize and lots of other cool swag, they also get extra Cricket Rewards points just for entering.  More reasons Cricket is the “Merrier Carrier” this holiday season.

“Cricket Rewards is unlike any other loyalty program in the no-contract industry,” said Janna Ducich, vice president & CMO, Cricket Wireless. “We listened to our customers and delivered a program that is quick, easy, and fun – with lots of options for rewards. While other carriers charge you to belong to their rewards program or take loads of your time just to sign up or redeem, we don’t.  We reward customers for simply doing what comes naturally. We reward you for being you.”

The My Cricket app and Cricketwireless.com include a fully integrated dashboard so consumers can easily track their mPLUS Rewards. There is no limit to the number of points customers can earn, and there is no expiration date on points as long as you stay engaged/active in mPLUS Rewards – so customers can save up for something special or sample a variety of rewards. 

About the New Cricket Wireless
Cricket is bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract. The power of Cricket is our nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 310 million people; easy and affordable plans prices that include taxes and fees – no surprises; and a great selection of phones customers love. Cricket, Something to Smile About.  To check out the new Cricket or find a store near you, visit www.cricketwireless.com. And connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cricketnation  and Twitter at www.twitter.com/cricketnation.

Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. Coverage not available everywhere. © 2015 Cricket Wireless LLC. All rights reserved. Cricket and the Cricket logo are trademarks under license to Cricket Wireless LLC. 

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The smart wireless thermometer untethers you from the grill in more ways than one

Who doesn’t love a smart meat thermometer? The Meater decided to make them even better by going wireless. All the components are tucked inside the probe, and the meat helps insulate them from the heat.

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