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Control all kind of electronics with USB2Go

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USB2Go is small, open source development board that connects external electronics with Android smartphones through micro USB port. The developers’ idea was to create a device, which is connected to the phone without the use of wireless technologies and any additional power source to reduce size, costs and complexity. Both amateur and professional users can create all sorts of gadgets in order to control the electronics in their house or just build tech toys.

In Brief: Android-related accessories announced at CES 2014 (Volume 1)

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This edition features smartphone-related products and accessories announced for CES 2014.

In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on HelloAndroid. These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner. Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. If you have something that you think is worth a mention on HelloAndroid, be sure to reach out to us via our contact page.

For the sake of this article, we will use excerpts from press releases.

Keep a close eye on your phone, wallet, and keys with Linquet

linquetWe’re willing to bet that at some point in your life you have misplaced your keys, wallet, or phone. Heck, we’ve lost all three, and more times than we care to mention. Sometimes, we lose all three at the same time. Face it, we’re a bunch of losers. A company out of Vancouver called Linquet is here to ensure that these things don’t happen again.

Billed as the “easiest and most comprehensive anti-loss solution”, Linquet is one part app and one part Bluetooth accessory. Paired together, these will both sound an alarm whenever they are out of range from each other. In other words, leave the house without your wallet and you’ll get a notification before you drive down the street.

Beef Up Your Smartphone's Camera With These Swappable Wide Angle/Macro, Fisheye, And Telephoto Lenses From Photojojo

photoSmartphone cameras have quickly taken over as the primary point-and-shoot for many people, and while they offer up a quick way to take a shot, their use is still fairly limited. If you're looking to get more out of your smartphone's camera, then these add-on lenses may be just what the doctor ordered.




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