Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch Origami Case Review


If you happen to acquire a Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch or a 8-inch for Christmas, then you should take a look at the Amazon Origami case for it.

The Origami case is available in black, purple and pink with a price tag of $49.99. You can shop around and you should be able to find the case for around $39.99.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lenovo Miix 2 8-inch is available at Best Buy…

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Lenovo joins the 8-inch tablet crowd by officially releasing the Lenovo Miix 2 8, and Best Buy is showing you can get it by the 24th. As expected, the specs are pretty much the same as the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet and the Toshiba Encore WT8 tablet. Performance will be on par with other Windows 8.1 8-inch tablets running the latest Bay trail quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 processor. So lets take a look at what to expect…

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Looking for a stylus: Bamboo Stylus Feel might be what you need…


If you find that your stylus that was included with your new tablet like most of us, just isn’t the best. Well, take a look at the Bamboo Stylus Feel. The Bamboo Stylus Feel makes a great stylus, especially if you like the feel of a real pen with the ability to just put in your pocket or shirt pocket like you would normally put your pen.


The Bamboo Stylus Feel has a matte finish, making it a pleasure to hold to write and take notes. The matte finish helps grip the stylus in your hand much better and prevent it from sliding through your fingers as you write. The Bamboo Stylus Feel has a cap that protects your stylus tip, by the way you also get replacement stylus tip included.


With the extra included stylus tip, you get the option to change the stylus tip to a softer feel, this gives you almost a paper writing experience. Keep in mind that the Bamboo Stylus Feel will work only on Wacom digitizer tablets and all Galaxy Note tablets and phones.

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I will be holding on to the Bamboo Stylus feel for my daily writing and note taking on my Surface Pro 2 and other tablets. I use OneNote for taking notes, sign PDF files from email, and I actually create emails with the stylus using Outlook 2013.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Samsung Galax Note 3 Pink Edition Unboxing and Overview

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Samsung has made available the Galaxy Note 3 in either Classic White or Jet Black. We have heard and seen that the Galaxy Note 3 in Pink would be released, well looks like if you really want to get your hands on the Blush Pink Galaxy Note 3, you are going to have to import it. You can head over to Negrielectronics and place your order.

Here is a quick video review of the Galaxy Note 3 in the Blush Pink and I also ran a Quadrant test to compare the difference vs a US version of the Galaxy Note 3.

Remember there is three International versions. This is the N9005 that supports 4G LTE, not in the US though and there is the N900 which is 3G version and the N9002 which is a Dual SIM . If you are going to purchase a International version, I recommend you get the N9005. Even though you can’t use the LTE here in the US, you will have better resale value if you ever sold and so far works fairly well on AT&T H+ 4G network.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Surface Pro 2: Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Snap On Case Review


If you are like most that like to keep your tablet in a nice case to help prevent scratches or dents. Incipio is selling the Feather Ultra Thin Snap-On Case for the Surface Pro 2 and also works for the first Surface Pro.

In the video I cover some details on the build quality and also how well the openings to the ports are. If you plan on attaching the stylus to the side, you won't like this case. The USB port opening worked great, as I tested a flash drive with the case.

If you plan on purchasing a screen protector or already have one, you can skip purchasing the Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Snap-On case, as this will left your screen protector, see in video.

Over all, the Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Snap-On case seem to be of lower build quality. The case is priced at $39.99 so you would expect a bit more solid case.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Pre-Order at Best Buy

If you are looking into getting the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 2014 Edition, head over to Best Buy and place your Pre-Order to be sure you lock on one. Not that it will sell out, but at least your sure to receive one on release date of October 10. This is a significant upgrade from the previous Galaxy Note 10.1 and should be a welcome experience.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition will set you back $549.99 for the 16GB version and $599.99 for the 32GB version. You will also be able to upgrade the storage up to 64GB with a Micro-SD card as well. Samsung has also provided a great 10.1-inch display at 2560 x 1600, text will be nice and crisp, making reading a joy.

Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Specs:

Quad-core 1.90
16/32/64 GB
microSD, up to 64 GB
Screen Size (inch) 10.1
2560 x 1600, 10.1 inches
Super clear LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Bluetooth 4.0
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Rear Camera 8.0MP
Front facing camera 2.0MP
Android 4.3
Available in White or Black

I will be hoping to review the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition once its available.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro 256GB Tablet available now…

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Back in February Microsoft released the Surface Pro which has a storage capacity of either 64GB or 128GB. I have been quite happy with my 128GB Surface Pro despite some of the bad reviews claiming that battery life was in the 3 to 4 hours range. I personally can get through an eight hour day with my Surface Pro using it on “Power Saver” settings, of course this is using it on and off during the day when I am out on meetings.

Fast forward seven months later, Microsoft makes the 256GB Surface Pro available. I would have liked if Microsoft had made the 256GB Surface Pro available at launch. I would have paid the extra to get the 256GB version if it was available at the time.

Microsoft will be holding an announcement September 23, which should bring to light, the new Haswell Surface Pro along with several new accessories and we should also hear more on the 256GB Surface Pro.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Microsoft announced pricing for Windows 8.1 starting at $119

Now that Microsoft has announced the pricing for Windows 8.1, you can expect starting price at $120 for Windows 8.1 if you are upgrading from any other previous version of Windows or $199 for Windows 8.1 Pro version. Same applies to Windows 8.1 Pro, this price is for upgrading from any previous Windows or if you plan to run Windows 8.1 on a VM machine.

If you are already running Windows 8 on your current system, Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade to your current version of Windows 8 you have.

For those that happen to downloaded Windows 8.1 RTM from MSDN or TechNet, and already have your product key from Windows 8. You can still continue to use your existing Windows 8 key, but you will have to use the product key from your subscription to get Window 8.1 RTM to load. Once it has installed. Go to your activation and chose to put your key, at this point you will use the Windows 8 key. After all, Microsoft is providing Windows 8.1 as a free upgrade so why not use your key.

Microsoft has done some great improvements with Windows 8.1, as I have been using it on the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 with 4G LTE. I wiped everything and did a fresh install to test out if everything would work. Once I installed some drivers from Lenovo everything has been very smooth on the ThinkPad Tablet 2. I will do some quick videos showing some of the new features you can find with Windows 8.1.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Asus Bay Trail $349 Transformer Book T100 priced just right!

Once again Asus introduces a low cost Windows tablet. This past week at IDF (Intel Developer Forum), Asus announced the Asus Transformer Book T100, which will start at $349 for the 32GB and $399 for the 64GB version. Set to be released on October 18, running Windows 8.1.

With its new Atom Z3740 quad-core processor you will see a great increase over the current Atom Z2760 processor. The Transformer Book T100 will have a 10.1-inch IPS HD display with 178 degree viewing angles. The T100 will have 1366 x 768 resolution, would have been nice to see a little better resolution as we should see with some others.

Lets not forget that the T100 will also be packing 2GB of RAM, microSD card slot, 1.2MP front facing camera, with no rear camera, a micro USB port and headphone jack. We should expect battery life around 11 hours of web browsing, which should be enough power for most task on the road.

The Transformer Book T100 will come with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 included, this should satisfy most user that Asus is targeting the T100 at, with full version of Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint.

Currently Asus has been selling the Asus VivoTab Smart ME400C for $399, with 64GB and Windows 8. Not bad for the current line up that is available now, but looks like the T100 with the included keyboard dock will once again make Asus Transformer Book T100 best value for the price.

If you can't wait and looking for great low cost Windows 8 tablet, head over to the Microsoft Store.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Windows 8.1 RTM: Upgrading from Windows 8.1 Preview? Don't forget to run diskcleaner

For those that have been lucky enough to get your hands on Windows 8.1 RTM, and went the upgrade path from Windows 8.1 Preview, don't forget to run the disk cleanup and clear "Previous Windows installation". This can free up some extra GB, and with just having128GB SSD on the Surface Pro, the extra 6.69GB is well welcomed on my Surface Pro.

Just head over to your desktop and open up file explorer, navigate over to your C:\ drive and right click it. Chose properties and click on "Disk Cleanup". Let it do its thing, you should then get the Disk Cleanup box. Check off what you want cleaned up and enjoy your extra space.

In my case, after running disk cleanup I now have 93GB free space. For now, I will take as much as I can, would like to see 256GB SSD become a standard for the Surface Pro.
Also I have picked up a 64GB microSD card to store pictures, music, documents and sync my Skydrive. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sony introduces the Xperia Z1 at IFA 2013

Sony announced the upgrade to the Xperia Z at IFA 2013 with the Xperia Z1. Sony has packed some real punch with the Xperia Z1 which is also packing a powerful camera. The Z1 will be competing with the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the 900 series Lumia's. As the consumers demand for better cameras on their phones and more power, the Xperia Z1 is no slouch with its Snapdragon 800 chipset and the 20.7MP camera with G Lens. We should expect some great shots, given the big 1/2.3 sensor, and with its great 5-inch display, you will be able to view those great shots.

Sony Xperia Z1:
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, penta-band UMTS/HSPA, 100 Mbps LTE
  • Water-resistant camera phone
  • 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm, 170g
  • 5" 16M-color 1080p (441ppi) capacitive touchscreen TFT Triluminous display with X-Reality and OptiContrast
  • Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800, quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Adreno 330, 2GB
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 20.7MP camera with 1/2.3" Exmor RS sensor and Sony G Lens, F/2.0 aperture; 2MP front-facing camera
  • Video camera with 1080p video capture and HDR mode
  • Built-in 16GB storage, microSD card slot, up to 64GB
  • Connectivity Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, standard microUSB port with MHL and USB host, GPS receiver with A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC
  • Sealed battery - 3,000mAh battery
  • Water resistant with IP58 certified - dust-sealed and water resistant beyond 1 meter; shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass for the front and the back panel, metal frame on the side
 The solid one-piece aluminum frame on the Sony Xperia Z1 gives it that great classy look, and the with round edges should make it very comfortable to hold in your hand.
Sony has packed in a 1/2.3 sensor, which is what you can find in most point-and-shoot cameras. Though this is not as good as the Nokia Lumia 1020, but you should be able to get great shots. This is also same sensor you will find in the Galaxy Camera and the Galaxy S4 Zoom Camera. Will be looking forward to testing the Sony Xperia Z1 later this coming weeks.

 If you are the type that likes to bring your phone to pool party's, you'll be glad to hear that the Sony Xperia Z1 can withstand 30 minutes underwater at 1.5 meters deep. This will also come in handy on a rainy day, if you happen to need to take a picture.
When the Sony Xperia Z1 becomes available globally in September, it will be running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. This is what most non Google device are running, which in other words, is the latest OS that you can find.
The Sony Xperia Z1 is also taller and wider than the current Samsung Galaxy S4, but still will be very easy to slip into your pant pocket without thinking about it twice.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Win Free Copy of WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe


Here is a great way to convert your videos you always wanted to have on your mobile phone, tablet or any other device to take on the road. WinX HD video converter has the program just for that. The best part is if you leave a message I will be picking some lucky winners for the full product.
With WinX HD video converter you can edit, trim merge and add subtitles very easy to your video project. You will also be able to output your video files in the highest possible quality. Video resolution and bitrate parameters are totally adjustable so you can balance the video quality and the file size, great for YouTube!

Okay I will be giving away a few licenses for WinX HD video converter, just leave a comment after I tweet, you can follow me over at @MobileHG and leave a comment, and I will randomly chose from the comments. Good luck!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Nexus 7 2nd Generation Keyboard Stand Case review.

Looking for a bluetooth keyboard case for your new Nexus 7 2nd generation? MiniSuit has just released the Nexus 7 keyboard stand case, which you is very light weight and very portable.

I have been using the MiniSuit keyboard stand case with my Nexus 7 2nd generation for about a week now, and it has been a very productive tool for on the road writing. Sure I wasn’t writing a novel, but for writing documents and long emails that would require more than the on screen keyboard, the bluetooth keyboard stand case from MiniSuit has provided this for me.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Android Device Manager: Setup remote wipe and locate your device…


Just a few days ago Google had announced Android  Device Manager. This would at least bring Android OS with the ability of wiping, locate and soon be able to lock your Android device.

Unfortunately its not available on all Android devices. As I was testing on a few devices of mine. On my wife’s Galaxy SIV the Android Device Manager wasn’t available under the Google Settings in the apps. This is the Green icon in your apps that is called Google Settings, has a letter “g” and sort of a gear icon.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Case Review: Classic stand case cover for Microsoft Surface Pro tablet


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I decided to give the classic stand case cover with the stylus holder for my Microsoft Surface Pro a try. If I use any type of cases I usually like to keep them as slim as possible to add the least amount of bulk, yet keep my devices looking clean and protected. This is the case with the classic stand case from MiniSuit.

Another advantage of the classic stand case cover is that you can still have either the type or touch keyboards attached to your Surface Pro or you can chose to remove them and still use the classic stand case. This alone is a great deal for me, as sometimes I travel knowing that I will be using the keyboard.

Lets take a look the classic stand case cover and see how well it fits around the Surface Pro.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Case Review: Jison Executive Folio Case for Galaxy S4


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If you are in the market for a good quality case for your Samsung Galaxy S4, look no further. I happen to order the Executive Folio case for the Galaxy S4 to give it a try. I look for slim type cases, unless I need a more protective type case, then I look for that type of case, especially when going camping or if I am going to be working around the house I will slip my Galaxy S4 into that type of case.

I was very impressed with the quality and design of the Executive Folio case. I have ordered cases where stitching is bad, or sometimes the leather is not well cut. The Executive Folio case is priced at $49.99 at Jison case website at the time of this writing.

As I slipped my Galaxy S4 into the Executive Folio case, the Galaxy S4 fit like a glove. All the corners fit correctly, openings lined up and since the Executive Folio case does have the front window, just like the S-View Flip case from Samsung. You can answer and see any notifications at a glance. This was great feature that Samsung came out with on the Galaxy S4.

Here is more detail look at the Executive Folio case if you want to get an idea what to expect.

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The inner lining of the Executive Folio case is made of soft material, seems to feel as if it was made of leather. It has the logo printed all across the inside, gives it a nice touch and keeps your phone from getting scratched with the soft material.

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As you can see, my Galaxy S4 fits in nicely in the Executive Folio leather case. Having the flip cover, this will help to protect your Galaxy S4 phone in case you drop it. It does have the bottom and top open, but as you can see the corners are protected. This of course wont replace an Otter Box case, but this isn’t intended for that type of protection.

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Here is the back view of the Executive Folio case, as you can see that the speaker and camera line up very nicely. The leather is very nice on the Executive Folio, doesn’t feel like it is the cheaper leather.

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There is one negative that I did run into using the Executive Folio case so far, and is the only one. Normally on the Samsung S-View Flip Folio case, the window is bigger and allows you to flip the front flip cover to the back and be able to take pictures. Well with the Jison Executive Folio case, seems that maybe I got a bad cut out but it does cover part of the camera and doesn’t allow me to take a picture without having part of the flip cover be in the way.

Check out more views of the Jison Executive Folio case below.

Jison Executive Folio case review for Samsung Galaxy SIV

Friday, June 7, 2013

Windows 8: Get a copy of Photo Booth Pro free until June 9th

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If you have been feeling a little left out, knowing that on your Mac you have Photo Booth, well now you can get that feeling back.  Head over to the Windows Store on your Windows 8 computer and search for Photo Booth Pro. You might want to do this quickly, you have till June 9th to download the application for free. I gave it a spin and I really like the simple UI.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Acer Iconia W3-810 tablet: Staples taking Pre-Sale for June 16 delivery…

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Earlier we had seen rumors of the Acer Iconia W3-810 with 8.1-inch screen, Amazon slipped and had posted the Acer Iconia W3-810 with some specs but was quickly taken down. Well now Acer has officially announced the Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 and is available for Pre-Sale at Staples for $380 with June 16 delivery. This makes the Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 compatible pricing with the iPad Mini and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

The Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 is the smallest Windows 8 tablet to be announced and soon you will be able to get your hands on one. The specs are going to be more in line with the current Atom Z2760 Dual-Core processor that is powering many of the lower end hybrid tablets. Remember, this is the new Atom Z2760 processor which has proven to handle all your basic needs and for on the go tablet. What makes these tablets very portable is that, the newer Atom Z2760 processor gives you anywhere from 8 to 10 hours of battery life depending on the device.

Under the hood of the Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 you will get the following:

  • 8.1" 1280 x 800 resolution, Acer CrystalBrite™ LED-backlit TFT LCD with integrated 10-point multitouch screen
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • Windows 8
  • Intel® Atom™ Dual-Core Processor Z2760 1.5GHz with Intel® Burst Technology up to 1.8GHz
  • 2048MB of LPDDR2 800 MHz Memory
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator
  • 2MP Rear-facing camera, 2MP Front-facing camera
  • MicroSD memory slot up to 32GB (SDHC 2.0 compatible)
  • 802.11b/g/n Wireless
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 + EDR
  • 1 x Micro USB 2.0 port, 1 x Micro-HDMI™ with HDCP support, 1 x 3.5mm combo jack (headphone/speaker), 1 x DC-in Jack for AC adapter
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life

The Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 will be available in a 32GB and 64GB version. If you pick up the 32GB version, you might want to pick up a 32GB MicroSD and configure to have Windows 8 use as a storage drive. This will give you some extra storage for your documents and any pictures that you will want to carry around.

If you plan on running any games on the Acer Iconia W3-810-1600, you might want to stick with an i5 Core or higher, especially now that Intel has announced Haswell with up to 9 hours of battery life with DVD playback.

I am looking forward to getting my hands on the Acer Iconia W3-810 and give it a test, for the most part I would mostly use this small of a screen on the metro side of apps and this should make my everyday Windows 8 experience yet, that much more portable! 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Free Book Cover Case: Purchase the Galaxy Note 10.1 to get your cover

Looking into getting the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet this Memorial Day weekend? Well you can head over to Best Buy and when you purchase the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, you can pick a Book Cover Case for your new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet absolutely free. You can chose between several different colors, which before was only limited to White and Blue colors. This sure sweetings the deal for those that are looking in getting a tablet. The Book Cover Case normally sells for $49.99 but you will have to hurry to get the free Book Cover Case, only good for the Memorial Day 4-day sale at Best Buy.

Great deal on HP Envy x2 at Staples with $100 coupon

Just not to long ago Office Depot had offered the HP Envy x2 for $599 which was a great deal. Now Staples has a great deal as well with $100 off coupon that is good until 5/27/13. If you want to take a look what the HP Envy x2 offers, head on over to my last review of the HP Envy x2. If you are in the market for a 11.6-inch hybrid tablet and you asked me, I would recommend the HP Envy x2 unless you need a digitizer for using the tablet to take notes, then I recommend the Samsung ATIV 500T Smart PC.

Staples is showing the HP Envy x2 for $599.99 after a $56.00 savings and a $44.00 instant savings. Then you can use your $100 off coupon and to grab the HP Envy x2 for $499.99 with keyboard dock! Sure this won't replace your high gaming machine, but this Atom tablet will allow you to do your daily activities for the most part.

Get a Windows 8 tablet as low as $399 at Staples...

When we started to see Windows 8 tablets released at the end of December and early January 2013, you could expect to pay anywhere from $699 and up depending on the type of Windows 8 tablet you purchased. Fast forward May 2013, now Staples has some really good deals going on with a $100 coupon that you can use towards any Windows 8 tablet.

If you had been wanting to pickup the Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T, now is your chance. Staples is showing the ATIV 500T for $499 and if you use your $100 off coupon, you are basically paying $399 for a Windows 8 tablet that has great battery life and a digitizer to take notes and works great. I had done a review of the Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T and an unboxing video.

If you want to take advantage of the extra $100 coupon, you will have to hurry up as the coupon shows that it is only good until 5/27/13 so you have a few more days left.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Acer joins the 8-inch world with the Iconia W3 running Windows 8 tablet

Acer announced that we would be seeing 8-inch tablet running Windows 8 at their earnings conference call. Now as we get closer to what we just might see it actually get released, though Acer hasn't made any official release date for the Acer Iconia W3. Just a few weeks ago Amazon slipped and had it on the site, and now you find the Acer Iconia W3 product page over at Acer's Finland webpage.
The Acer Iconia W3 rumored pricing is $380, which will be inline with the current iPad Mini and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 but the Iconia W3 will be running full Windows 8 OS. This could mean that you will be able to run full Windows application on the road and dock it or use it as a full desktop if need be! This is something to look forward as you can do business as usual and still travel very light weight and still have enough display to actually read email, web browsing, read your RSS feeds, news, etc...
Acer has confirmed the following specs from its website:
  • 8 inch display
  • Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • 2GB RAM
  • 64GB SSD
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0
  • micro HDMI and micro USB ports
  • microSD card slot
  • 8 hour battery
  • Optional keyboard dock
The Acer Iconia W3 will be the first Windows 8 tablet in a 8-inch display, this could be something that would give Acer the head start of sales for such a device. That is if the consumer see's the benefit of having an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. I would like to see the Iconia W3 have a Wacom digitizer. I personally need for my work load to mark up documents, sign PDF's and this makes it much easier. Sure I could use a capacitive stylus, but when using OneNote to take notes in meetings, the Wacom digitizer makes a world of a difference.

Acer decided to actually make the keyboard dock a little bigger than the Iconia W3 to give you better typing experience. Having a small keyboard is just not good for productivity, and since Acer is including Microsoft Office is no wonder Acer has opted to give you better keyboard to be productive with the Iconia W3. You will be able to snap the keyboard to the back of your Iconia W3 when traveling.
From the earlier posting of the Acer Iconia W3 over at Amazon it did suggested that it will come with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013. Question is, will you hold off and wait to purchase the Acer Iconia W3? or wait for the iPad Mini with Retina? or maybe get the Samsung Galaxy Note 8? 


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users: Get your $25 credit for Google Play…

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If you purchased a Galaxy Note 8, don’t forget to take advantage to claim your $25 credit for the Google Play store. When you purchase the Galaxy Note 8, you also get upgraded to 50GB Dropbox, this will allow you sync your pictures, documents, files, etc… with your brand new Galaxy Note 8. Also you will get Polaris Office Suite which I have been using on my Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. With Polaris Office Suite you can edit documents right with your stylus and markup any document with ease. Read on to see how to claim your $25 Google Play store credit.


You have to head over to Samsung website to create an account to register your new Galaxy Note 8. Just keep in mind that in my experience, the account is not the same one if you have created a sync Samsung account on your device. So don’t use that account if you already have an account, unless you know for sure you have created an account in the past for Samsung.  At least for me, it didn’t work I had to create another account right from the registration form. 

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After you have filled out the information, you will get the thank you screen. Head over to your Gmail email and download your email to redeem your $25 credit. In the email you will find a redeem code that you can just copy and paste to redeem the $25 credit. So now I am off to spend some credits.

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It didn’t take long for the email to come through with the redeem code. So I was applying my code within minutes after submitting my registration.

Samsung Galaxy S4 flip cover available at Best Buy stores…


As we all know, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be hitting the store shelves and users that have been eager to get there hands on the Galaxy S4 still have to wait at least till April 30. Though I did talk to a Best Buy Samsung Kiosk yesterday and mentioned that they will be displaying the S4 starting Sunday. We will have to wait and see if this is true…

In the meantime, you can head to your local Best Buy and chose your Samsung Flip Cover for your Galaxy S4, well at least be ready for when your Galaxy S4 arrives.


Best Buy is offering a great selection of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Flip Covers. The Flip Cover will set you back $40, and will come in some great color choices. You can select from green, white, blue, black and yellow. Also if you want to try the new S View Flip Cover, which will set you back $60 and is available in black. The S View Flip Cover will allow you to answer your phone with out having to flip the case open to answer and see who is calling, all will be available through the window opening. I personally would like to give the S View Flip Cover a try as now I usually use my Flip Cover for my Galaxy Note II closed when talking with callers.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Samsung Kiosk stores in some Best Buy stores…


Best Buy is already rolling out the Samsung Kiosk stores inside your local Best Buy Stores. The setup is very well laid out, with tables at user height to access laptops, tablets, smartphones and hybrid tablets for you to use, hoping that you will make a purchase. This has worked very well for Apple, so this will be very interesting to see what could happen. Could this spell some bad news for other manufactures?


The layout consist of a Smart Home setup to demonstrate the uses of the Galaxy products with your home and your Galaxy products. Also it is great to see all the accessories for the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets and the Galaxy S III smartphones. Here you get to chose from some very nice color Book Cover cases that in the past had only been available through online sales. This gives you the chance to actually see the varies colors that is available.