We know that September is going to be busy, but this week is turning out to be active too with two new smartwatches announced by Samsung and LG ahead of the IFA event.
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Matthew Miller provides you with news, commentary and in-depth reviews of the latest in mobile gadgetry such as tablets, cutting edge smartphones, and portable gaming.
Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 200 different devices running Palm, Linux, Symbian, Newton, BlackBerry, iOS, Android, webOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone operating systems. His current collection includes a Nokia Lumia 830, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, BlackBerry Passport, Sony Xperia Z3, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and many more, along with tons of accessories and classic devices like the Apple Newton MessagePad 2100 and Sony CLIE UX50. Matthew can be found on various discussion forums under the user name of "palmsolo".
Kobo's upcoming Aura H20 adds an element to ebook readers that I am sure many of you have wanted, but haven't yet seen implemented.
HTC released a new device last week, LG gave a sneak peek of its upcoming watch, and there are plenty of announcements coming in September.
Most smartwatch fans are holding out for the round Moto 360, but there is a preview video from LG that shows they have a round Android Wear device too.
It can be annoying fighting bulky backpacks for space on crowded buses and trains, but Ogio has a backpack that makes the experience better while also providing pockets for all your gear.
While I like the elegance of the Pebble Steel, I am satisfied enough with my Kickstarter Pebble. Truffol has an inexpensive strap solution that takes my Pebble almost to the level of the Pebble Steel.
I enjoy running with music, but I do not enjoy messing around with earbuds on my run. BlueAnt's newest wireless headphones meet my requirements while looking and feeling great.
Runners spend hours on the road and with the new Timex Ironman One GPS+ they will now be able to enhance their safety via wireless messaging and other tracking functions.
NFL players and coaches will have the option of reviewing plays in full color on modified Surface Pro 2 devices this season instead of viewing black and white printed photographs.
I just passed the 30-day return period and thanks to Microsoft's speedy updates and several other factors, the Surface Pro 3 is now serving as my primary home and road computer.
When you workout and listen to music, there is nothing as frustrating as earphones that fall out. Decibullz solved that with their custom mold earphones.
Matt recently moved and his new house has a dedicated office space. How would a Star Wars and mobile device user outfit his new office? Check out all that powers his new space.
Microsoft is making major changes to the company and Nokia strategy, while also actively updating the Surface Pro 3. Swappa is feeding my smartphone addiction.
Samsung makes security cameras, home appliances, televisions, refrigerators, and more and is reportedly looking to purchase SmartThings as they expand into home monitoring and control.
With all mobile devices having sealed batteries, portable battery packs are a great solution for keeping you charged up and ready to go.
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