The OUKITEL K12 is a heavy, high-capacity monster that doesn't underperform where it matters At first glance, the OUKITEL K12 is nothing special. It’s bulky. The design, in pictures, looks somewhat behind the times. It doesn’t really seem to push the boundaries across any specifications or in its software. On closer inspection, that initial take fades relatively quickly and continues to, the more the device is used. That’s going to ring particularly true for those who really need a phone that lasts for days on a single charge without sacrificing too much. Underneath the rough facade and fairly standard stylings, at least for OUKITEL, the K12 is a showcase of expertise in designing devices with sizeable batteries, rugged design, and optimized software at a relatively low cost. That expertise is something the company has grown for itself at a steady clip over years of trial and error. That’s coupled with better-than-expected cameras, a great display panel, solid … [Read more...] about OUKITEL K12 Review
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From an Indian perspective, the mid-range smartphone category was one where Samsung was severely lacking behind competitors from Xiaomi, Honor and others. However, Samsung’s gone on the offensive in the last few months. We’ve already reviewed the Samsung Galaxy M10, M20, M30, and A50. They’re all capable performers for the price. Now Samsung is launching the Galaxy A30, its fifth phone in the $120 to $300 segment. Does it offer enough value over Samsung’s other offerings? Find out in our Samsung Galaxy A30 review. About out Galaxy A30 review I reviewed the Galaxy A30 over the course of a week while using it on the Airtel network in New Delhi, India. The review unit shipped with Samsung One UI 1.1 running on top of Android Pie. The unit had the February 1st, 2019 security patch and build number PPR1.180610.11.A305FDDU1ASBA. The review unit was provided by Samsung India’s PR team.What’s in the box? 5V/2A charger USB-C charging … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy A30 review: Why does this phone exist?
Nowhere is a good grip on your phone as important as in the car, where you're relying on your Google Pixel 3 to navigate you through chaotic construction zones and rush-hour traffic, often at high speeds. Of course, you can't hold your phone while you drive, so you need a car mount you can trust to keep it from flying loose through potholes and rough roads. There are hundreds upon hundreds of car mounts out there to choose from, but here are our favorites! Equal parts magic and mechanical marvel, Bolt uses a touch-sensitive panel at the top of the mount opens its motorized clamps, and an IR sensor closes them once your phone's in place. It comes with a USB-C cable and two-port QC 3.0 car charger to plug the mount into. Just remember to turn it off before you leave the car. $50 at Amazon iOttie's car mounts are the most well-known and well-trusted around; just press your phone back into the button to deploy the spring-loaded clamps. iOttie even includes a dedicated car charger to … [Read more...] about Best Car Mounts for Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in 2019
Feature By Lester Victor Marks Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 06:25 am PT (09:25 am ET) CES 2019 was a week of wonderful, weird, and sometimes strikingly optimistic news, when it comes to being an Apple aficionado. This was a year that saw a number of normal but unexpected things, like an entire new HomeKit category's debut at a show that Apple didn't even have an official presence, new HomeKit accessories, and as always, a bevy of iOS compatible accessories. From the very beginning, we saw the "What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone" banner hung on a hotel visible from the convention center. It turns out, this wasn't Apple's only move. The announcement of a TV HomeKit category, and the news that iTunes Movies, AirPlay 2, and HomeKit support are coming to several brands of televisions in some combination captured a great deal of attention before the show even started. For the end-user HomeKit means being able to use Siri to control TVs instead of relying on a universal … [Read more...] about CES 2019 roundup: HomeKit & Airplay 2, plus the weird, the wonderful, and the app-enabled
Magnetic mounting, not blocking air vents, and wireless charging — when it comes to phone mounts for cars, you can usually only pick two of those. Scosche has announced a phone mount at CES that aims to include all three of those features — the MaicMount Charge3. The phone mount clips on to your car's air vents, and has a 360-degree adjustable arm to keep your phone from blocking airflow. The MagicMount sticks to your phone with magnets, and has a 10W Qi wireless charging pad in the middle. The MagicMount definitely looks like a great way to use your phone in a car, assuming the adjustable arm can handle larger devices. Scosche didn't reveal pricing details, but the mount should become available sometime this spring. Press Release LAS VEGAS – (Jan. 8, 2019) – SCOSCHE® Industries (pronounced sk ō sh/skohsh), innovators of award-winning consumer technology, powersports and car audio products and accessories, combined the multi-award-winning design of its … [Read more...] about Scosche’s new phone car mount is magnetic, won’t block air vents, and has wireless charging