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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: WaterField announces SleeveCase and the Suede Jacket

WaterField Design has just announced the Ultimate SleeveCase for the Galaxy Note 8 tablet. If you are familiar with WaterField sleeves and cases, then you know you will be getting a great product. 
The Ultimate SleeveCase for the Galaxy Note 8 is priced at $59, with optional add-ons. It is made out of ballistic nylon with shock absorbing neoprene to protect your Galaxy Note 8 from daily bumps and drops. The SleeveCase is a nice stylish stand-alone case or you can use it with your daily computer bag as well. Since the Ultimate SleeveCase is TSA checkpoint friendly, you wont have worry about taking your Galaxy Note 8 out of its sleeve. Very convenient! You can check WaterField website for the SleeveCase.
If you find that the Ultimate SleeveCase is a bit too big for your taste, you might want to look into picking up the Tablet Suede Jacket for your Galaxy Note 8. With this Suede Jacket, you can't get any thinner than this. Your Galaxy Note 8 will fit nicely and snug, protect it from daily bumps while you travel around town or from office to your home. You will also find that you can easily drop this inside your computer bag or backpack and helps protect your Galaxy Note 8 as well while inside another bag. You can check out the Tablet Suede Jacket over at WaterField website for more information. You will find that the Suede Jacket for the Galaxy Note 8 is just priced right at $19.





Sunday, April 14, 2013

Video Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Book Cover Case... with wake / sleep

If you managed to pick up the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on release date, or thinking of getting the Galaxy Note 8 you will find out that accessories are a bit hard to get. I like to keep my tablets as slim as possible and with the Book Cover Case you can achieve this. At this moment you can only get the Book Cover Case in white at your local stores, but this will change come the following weeks.

Like I have mentioned, I really like to keep my tablets as slim as possible and by doing I understand that protection is not the best as you will see that most of the Galaxy Note 8 is exposed using the Book Cover Case. On the plus side, the Book Cover Case is light weight and adds very little weight to your Galaxy Note 8 which makes it very comfortable to carry around with you. The Book Cover Case is made out of vinly and plastic, well at least that is what it feels like. The inside of the front cover has felt, this could help from getting your screen scratched. The back is made out of hard plastic which protects the Galaxy Note 8 from minor drops and keeps your back cover from getting scratched. All of the ports are accessible with the Book Cover Case, so you won't have any problems when you want to raise the volume or power off the Galaxy Note 8.

Here you can see that the Galaxy Note 8 fits perfectly in the Book Cover Case, and you can see the felt on the inside of the front cover.

The Book Cover Case has an option to use the Galaxy Note 8 in angle to type or just use it for browsing the web. It does have a magnetic on the edge of the front cover case that makes it very easy to convert the Book Cover Case in typing mode. By having the magnetic on the Book Cover Case and now that Samsung has added the wake / sleep feature on the Galaxy Note 8, this is on par with the iPad Mini and Kindle Fire HD tablets that also has the wake / sleep feature, glad to see this on the Galaxy Note 8.

The Samsung Book Cover Case also has a way to use the case as a stand. The front cover becomes a kick stand to prop the Galaxy Note 8 up and gives you a nice viewing angle to watch movies or if you pair up with Bluetooth keyboard and Bluetooth mouse, your Galaxy Note 8 could be your on the go work station.

If your thinking about getting the Samsung Book Cover Case, check the video for more in-depth review.