Technology Best S20 and S20+ cases, chargers and accessories
Popsockets unveils a wireless charger that makes space for PopGrips
Thanks to a new device by PopSockets, you'll no longer have to remove your PopGrip to wirelessly charge your phone. At CES today, PopSockets unveiled its PopPower Home Charger, a wireless charging pad that looks something like a donut. PopGrips fit into the recess in the center, so they won't get in the way of charging. PopPower is Qi-certified and uses technology developed by NuCurrent. It supports fast charging, and according to the partners, it will charge through thick phone cases. That could be especially helpful if you have one of the OtterBox and PopSockets mashup cases.
It's hard not to geek out about. One of the most anticipated features is, of course, 5G capability, a development for which carriers are finally prepared. But Samsung is also pushing boundaries with its HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display and 64-megapixel telephoto lens, featuring up to 3X optical zoom and up to 30X digital zoom.
If any of those features excite you, you can read more about them in. But what should also excite you are all of the potential accessories to pair with your new S20 or S20+. From phone cases to battery packs, there are plenty to choose from out there, and we've highlighted a few that are sure to streamline your experience:
Brand new leak seems to confirm the Galaxy S11’s biggest change
The next Galaxy S phone is easily one of the most anticipated high-end Android handsets of the first half of the year, and Samsung has already sent out invites for the reveal event. The Galaxy S11, however, has appeared in a large number of leaks, and we already think we know everything there is to know about it. The S11 series will look a lot like the Galaxy Note 10 when it comes to screen design, while the rear panel will feature a multi-lens camera system that will look just like the camera modules on the newly launched S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite handsets. The biggest change coming to the S11 line is something Samsung hasn’t done with the Galaxy S line before.
When it comes to cases, Gear4 has a huge inventory that even expands to tablets and smart watches, and its options for the Galaxy S20 and S20+ are particularly vibrant.
The Hackney 5G Case has been explicitly engineered for optimal 5G connection. The signal sparing technology utilizes patented Signal Plus Technology, and despite being incredibly thin, it's incredibly durable for its width, rated for drops of 13 feet. Plus, the packaging is constructed from fully recyclable materials, and Gear4's cases are made with some reused and recycled materials. The Hackney 5G Case is available now for $49.99 on.
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In addition to this case are others designed for Samsung's line of S20 phones.
, which provides enhanced corner protection, as well as a 10-foot drop rating for a more affordable $29.99. And for $49.99, there's , a folio case that provides space for cards, as well as an integrated stand and 13-foot drop protection. Not to mention, the eco-friendly screen cover is made from approximately two recycled water bottles.
Apple could be forced to abandon its Lightning cable by EU regulators
European lawmakers are pushing for a universal mobile phone charger that could mean the end to Apple's Lightning cable. Members of the European Parliament are calling for "binding measures for chargers to fit all mobile phones and other portable devices," according to a statement issued on Monday after a debate.
Here are the rest of the Galaxy S20 cases:
Gear4 didn't just stop at cases, though. The InvisibleShield Ultra VisionGuard+ and InvisibleShield Ultra Clear+ screen protectors feature the latest tech to keep both you and your phone safe.
The Ultra VisionGuard+ has built-in Eyesafe, which guards against high-energy visible (HEV) blue light. Both screen protectors feature anti-microbial technology, which kills 99.99% of surface germs. The glass-like clarity and feel aren't just for show, either. These screen protectors provide shatter protection and utilize nanotechnology that can close up minor scratches and dings.
The InvisibleShield Ultra VisionGuard+ goes for $44.99 , while UltraClear+ is $29.99. They are available for both the S20 and S20+ on.
Chargers Have Reportedly 'Moved On' From Philip Rivers
The Los Angeles Chargers have moved on from Philip Rivers, according to Jay Glazer on The Herd today. Rivers is set to become a free agent in March. The Chargers have “moved on” from Philip Rivers, per @JayGlazer. 38-year-old QB is set to hit free agency. He’s spent 16 seasons with the franchise. pic.twitter.com/ko2TmurExw — B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) January 27, 2020 The news doesn't create a game-changing-like shock. Last week, it was reported that Rivers permanently moved out of San Diego and to Florida. "What this means football-wise is to be determined but it was time for us to move back closer to home," Rivers said in the text message to ESPN.
Satechi's excellent tech is often focused on Apple. But there are also plenty of options for Samsung users.
One such option is the Qi-Certified wireless charger. This sleek aluminum charging pad is capable of charging speeds up to 1.4 times faster than standard pads. It works wonders for a multitude of phone types, including the previous-gen S10 and S10+. The only stipulation with Samsung is that you may have to use QC 2.0 or Samsung's included cable and adapter to take advantage of fast charging, but that shouldn't present a problem for those who buy the new phones.
Satechi's slim charging pad is available for $34.99 onor $29.99 on .
Anker puts the power in powerful, so consider pairing your S20 or S20+ with one of its portable batteries.
The PowerCore 10000 PD Redux is ultra-compact and easily fits into a pocket or bag. Yet it contains a lot of juice — enough to fully charge an iPhone XS or Galaxy S10 more than twice. It'll do it fast, too, thanks to its PowerIQ technology in the USB-A port and the fast-charging capabilities of the USB-C port. You can even charge two devices simultaneously. On top of all that, the matte black shell and blue LED indicator lights make it an attractive option.
Report: Chargers expected to ‘make a push’ for Tom Brady
Could the TB12 Method come to Los Angeles?Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, summing up a huge day for the Chargers, reported live on air that the Bolts are expected to be among the teams that will “make a push” to sign Tom Brady this spring.
Anker's PowerCore 10000 PD Redux is available for $45.99 onor on .
More power-related products from Anker include the Anker Powerline+ USB-C to USB-C cables, perfect for charging your S20 or S20+. The double-braided nylon exterior and durable connectors make these some of the toughest cables around. You'll even get a carrying pouch, so you can easily take the cable on the go. The cables come in gray, red and white, and span a variety of lengths, from 1 to 10 feet.
The Anker Powerline+ USB-C to USB-C Cable starts at $6.99 on.
The Samsung fans out there are going to want to pick up a pair of.
Not only will they match the phone, but more importantly, you'll get great sound out of them. What they improve upon, among other things, is battery life. Along with the charging case, the Buds+ add up to 22 hours of listening. This is a significant improvement over the previous gen's 12.5 hours measured in our review. What's equally appealing, however, is the fact that a three-minute charge at low battery will provide a whole hour of listening.
The Galaxy Buds+ will be available onon Feb. 14.
For many of us, a phone is not complete without a PopSocket. As such, we'd be remiss not to mention a few designs, like. This $15 PopGrip design prominently displays Baby Yoda holding a wooden cup in his adorable little hands. For something a little more glamorous, try the Sparkle Black PopGrip, featuring black glitter paper with a dash of pink, purple and yellow. After all, PopGrips are swappable, .
If you're after utility, PopSockets has, aptly named the PopWallet and PopWallet+. These start at $25, and feature solid colors and designs, with a design featuring white circles on a black background. And yes, they're compatible with wireless chargers.
Note: The prices above reflect the retailer's listed price at the time of publication.
Best Galaxy Ultra Accessories: Slim cases and powerful chargers top the list .
Best S20 Ultra cases, chargers and accessoriesFor more details, stay tuned for our hands-on look at the Ultra. But for now, here are a selection of the awesome accessories you can pair with this phone. And while there are a couple that have been made just for the Ultra, there are plenty of accessories that will improve your experience. Take a look at our top picks.
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