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Got yourself a Nexus 7 but have yet to get your hands on a dock?
A new option today on Google Play is offering the Nexus 7 dock for $49.99 plus shipping (presumably the same $19.99 delivery fee as the Nexus 7 itself) and is listed as shipping in 1-2 weeks). The dock price represents about a $10 premium over the pricing in the USA, before taking into account a stronger Aussie dollar and US sales tax (making it retail for about AUD42.25 if you’re picking one up in say New York).
Alternatively, if you are itching to get your hands on the dock quicker, or maybe if you want to save on the shipping costs (who wouldn’t?), you can …
Calling all Nexus 7 owners… The wait is over.
ASUS Australia has just announced that the Nexus 7 dock is just about to enter the country.
If you haven’t already been following this accessory, the Nexus 7 dock provides your Nexus 7 with the “perfect” viewing angle for viewing movies, photos, webpages and emails; whilst allowing for micro USB charging as well as providing a 3.5mm headphone/speaker jack. The dock is made with a polished glass exterior and rubberised interior customised for the Nexus 7.
Whilst ASUS hasn’t announced Australian pricing, a quick Google search suggests that some overseas retailers have priced it at £24.99 or US$39.99 plus shipping. Whether you think that sort or pricing is worth the cost …
If you’ve got an ASUS Nexus 7 or are simply one of us in the Android world, you’d know that the Nexus 7 is sorely missing one thing – a viable dock. However, it looks like this all may be changing shortly. A tipster of Android Central has pointed them (and now the rest of the world) in the direction of a stock listing on ASUS Japan’s website. That is, of a docking station for the Nexus 7 that will retail for around $35 and hold the N7 in it’s landscape orientation (cough 4.1.2 cough).
I for one wouldn’t have too much use for a dock, using the Nexus 7 mostly as a portable device and not something that …
If you’re looking for an incredibly cheap tablet or a powerful digital photo-frame then this could be your saving grace. We’re quite accustomed to some good deals over at ALDI, so this doesn’t really come as much of a surprise.
ALDI are selling a $99 7-inch tablet that runs on ICS, has 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor and 512MB of RAM. Yeah, by no stretch is this thing your powerful Nexus 10 or the productive-centric Transformer series, but for $99 with Google Play access you’ll get some fun out of it. The deal starts on Wednesday the 5th of December. Head over to ALDI for the scoop.
Just in case that wasn’t enough for you, it looks like there is …
Disclaimer: I was supplied with several review unit devices from Liquipel to test their product. I was first given two Samsung Galaxy S III devices, one was treated and the other left as it is out of the box. After testing both of these devices I was left with two lovely SGS3s that would not turn on. After some discussion with Liquipel I was told that they must have mistakenly put the wrong battery in each phone (i.e. the Liquipel treated in the non-Liquipel treated phone and vice versa). How true this was – I don’t know. I must admit that when I did the first testing I left the battery and back case on the phone for much longer …
Written by Richard Taylor
Back in 2009 the tech world went crazy when a start-up company called Square announced they were alpha-testing a small credit card reader that could plug into the iPhone, giving any business the ability to accept credit card payments on the go.
While Square still isn’t available in Australia, we now have the ability to accept mobile card payments on Android or iOS devices. Thanks to two companies who have released mobile credit card reader dongles: Paymate with their OnTheGo product, and PayPal with PayPal Here.
Both of these solutions offer almost identical functionality and work in the same way: as the seller you enter transaction information including customer details if required, swipe the customer’s credit …
‘Never run out of juice again, if your pockets are big enough’
One of the biggest claims against the viability of an Android phone is the battery life issue. While phones have definitely been getting better over recent times, there’s no doubt that this is something we’re all after. This is especially the case if you’re a user of the incredibly power hungry 4G LTE networks that are popping up in major cities around Australia now.
That’s what I was finding while using the HTC One XL. While it’s a great phone, I was afraid to leave the house if I knew I’d be without charger for more than 6 hours. The end result? A dead battery – sometimes …
Written by Basil Loupis.
Unnoticed and unadvertised. A couple of weeks ago I stumbled on this great deal from Crazy John’s – A pocket WiFi modem at half price! For only $39.50 it includes 3GB data for 30 days. I am told by a Crazy John’s representative that you can recharge it for $10 (for 1GB) per month, too (although the online store has some other price points).
It has a rechargeable battery (via micro USB) and provision for a micro SD card. Set up is a breeze too! I used it for most of the day last Sunday and to my surprise the battery lasted till I returned home. Add a micro SD card and you have a great …
Editor’s Note: After we reviewed the Nexus 7 we were of the thought that one of it’s major negatives was the lack of storage. One of our reader’s, Basil Loupis, has an answer for the problem!
Way before Apple, Windows and DOS was an operating system called CPM. It was designed to operate with early computers with very, very limited in capacity and memory. I think that my first such device had a huge storage of about … (wait for it) … 12MB!
So CPM was designed for very efficient usage of available hardware and memory. It even included a primitive word processor and spreadsheet. The point I am making is that early developers knew how to write code with …
ASUS Australia yesterday announced that the much-anticipated Nexus 7 travel covers are finally available in Australia. The company took to Facebook to let us know that a Nexus 7 and travel cover are the perfect Father’s Day present – as if we didn’t know that already?
The covers are available at a few major retailers and authorised resellers. Here’s what ASUS said in the Facebook post.
Travel Cover now available from EB Games | JB HiFI | The Good Guys.
If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on one of these then now is the time. Head over to the links above or go into one …
‘They were just so close to getting it right’
“Even with the $300 price tag, the Fidelio speakers for Android by Philips are outstanding. The quality of its sound and its other features are desirable, but the true value of the device is compromised by the manufacturer’s inability to realistically gauge what users want.”
|High sound quality||Not portable / no batteries|
|Attractive design||Quite big and bulky|
|Useful remote||Philips’ app Songbird very intrusive|
|Works with other bluetooth devices||Expensive|
WHAT WE LIKED
I’ll be completely honest with you. I’ve never really owned a set of good high quality speakers. I bought the 5.1 Logitech Speakers that EB Games used to sell for $50-$75 and used …
Samsung have just brought out a brand new little goody. It’s called the BT S Pen and is in direct competition with ASUS’ stylus that comes with the PadFone – bad luck ASUS, looks like Samsung are getting this mainstream first.
The BT S Pen is very similar to the Samsung’s very successful S Pen. It has the same functions, the same features – but one thing that is just so different. You may have picked it, but the BT stands for Bluetooth. Yes, this pen is packed with Bluetooth, a microphone and a little speaker. The BT S Pen allows you to make calls through your pen!
How does it work?
The BT S Pen pairs to your Galaxy …