Exclusive: Google launching a ‘Made for Google’ partner program for certified accessories

Google is planning a ‘Made for Google’ certification program for third-party accessories, according to two sources familiar with the initiative. A third source familiar with Google’s upcoming hardware announcements said they had also heard of such a program being prepped for announcement soon.

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Huawei Watch (refurb) $170, Logitech Accessories up to 40% off, LG 55″ OLED 4K UHDTV $1,499, more

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Huawei Watch Android Wear smartwatch for Android and iPhone (refurb): 0 shipped | eBay

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Logitech Gold Box: Save on wireless keyboards, mice, desktop speakers and more with prices from Prime shipped

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LG’s OLED TVs are the best way to enjoy sports and movies, pick up this 4K 55-inch Smart model for ,499 shipped (Reg. ,000)

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Take nearly 0 off Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro 512GB w/ Touch Bar: ,800 shipped (Reg. ,999)

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One (incredibly) lucky 9to5Toys reader will get a chance to own this NES Classic Zelda Edition Console Bundle for free!

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Review: The Mobvoi Ticwatch 2 is one of the few great entry-level smartwatches left, and it’s on sale right now

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Review: Fabriq is a tiny (and affordable) AirPlay speaker with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service [Video]

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Daily Deals: SanDisk 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive , Miroir Element DLP Projector 0, more

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iTunes rolls out digital movie sale full of hits under : Steve Jobs, Straight Outta Compton, and more for 

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Sony’s affordable Bluetooth Wireless Headphones have solid ratings, back at all-time low of shipped (Reg. +)

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Pad & Quill 20% off all leather/linen iPad gear: Author Series Case , Valet Leather iPad Pro Bag 3, more

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Jabra Sport Pulse Bluetooth Headset with Built-In Heart Rate Monitor (Reg. 8), more

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Note 7 recall official (again) as Samsung offers up to $100 credit, Amazon refunds accessories

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has once again made Samsung’s recall of the Note 7 official, extending its formal recall notice to replacement devices as well as original ones. Samsung had already instructed owners to cease using the devices and to return them for refund or replacement with alternative devices.

In an attempt to persuade former Note 7 owners to remain loyal to the brand, Samsung is now offering 0 credit to anyone exchanging their device for another Samsung phone …

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: leather LG Watch Urbane $100, Samsung Gear VR $60, 20% off Belkin Android accessories, more

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Grab the stylish leather LG Watch Urbane for 0 shipped (Reg. 0+)

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Stop using your Android device in 2D, the Samsung Gear VR Headset is only (Reg. 0)

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Save 20% sitewide at Belkin: new PowerHouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch/iPhone (Reg. 0), more

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It’s free money time! Up to 20% off gift cards from Google Play, AMC Theatres, CVS, and many more

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Save big on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro w/ these cert. refurb deals: 32GB 0 (Orig. 9) or 128GB 0 (Orig. 9)

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Save up to 9 on Apple iPad Air 2 including Cellular configurations: Wi-Fi 16GB 0 shipped (Reg. 9), more

Apple’s powerful 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 256GB is now 9 off: ,200 shipped

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The best DJI Phantom Accessories to take your flights to the next level: filters, lenses, backpacks, more

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Just for a Dell Monochrome Laser Printer w/ AirPrint? Oh my.

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Store documents, pictures, and more: SanDisk Ultra 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Prime shipped (Orig. )

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Vantrue’s N1 Mini 1080p Dash Cam on sale for shipped (Reg. )

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First official Samsung Galaxy S7 accessories revealed, translucent cover case shown off

Just announced this Sunday, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are available for pre-order today in the US. Some shops in the UK already have display units available and one has a hands-on video with the official Clear View Cover Case for the Galaxy S7.

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ZAGG to acquire Mophie, takeover battery, screen protection, & keyboard accessories market

Popular accessory maker Zagg today announced that it has acquired Mophie, another accessory maker best known for its battery cases and power accessories. The deal will see Zagg purchase Mophie for 0 million. Mophie CEO Daniel Huang and COO Shawn Dougherty will continue their current respective roles and will report to Zagg CEO Randy Hales.

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Cam’s 9to5Google Gift Guide: The best Chrome & Android-powered products and accessories

The holiday season is well and truly upon us, and whether you’re looking for gift ideas for yourself, your friends or your family, we have you covered here at 9to5Google. This list contains some of my favorite smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks and some awesome accessories that I’ve used and loved. Ranging from to 0, these are some of this year’s great gadgets…

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Official Galaxy S7 Edge accessories: Unboxing the wireless charger, keyboard and S-View Cover [Video]

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S7 Edge, they also showed off some official accessories. Some of them we’d seen before, while others have been redesigned to fit the Galaxy S7 Edge. I decided to check out the new S-View Cover, keyboard case and wireless charger built by Samsung specifically for its newer devices.

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Samsung Keyboard Cover reportedly among accessories planned for Galaxy S7

When Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 5 at the end of this summer, we stared on — not in disbelief but rather ‘they’ve done it again’ – as the company launched a flimsy-looking plastic keyboard cover to clamp to the front of its pristine glass smartphone. And it seems the company may do it at least one more time when the Galaxy S7 and its dual-curved sibling launches next year.

According to information received by SamMobile, Samsung is going to bring out a keyboard cover for the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge, along with a few more bespoke cases and accessories. Joining the keyboard cover is the usual S View Cover, a ‘Glitter Cover’ and a ‘Clear Cover’. This may come as good news to those of you who like Samsung’s market leading hardware, but miss the clickety-clack of real keys under your thumbs as you pound out messages and tweets on your smartphone.

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No details have been given on pricing, but each version of each accessory has its own SKU beginning with EF or EJ. I am curious to see how Samsung will design the keys and layout. With the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge likely to be smaller than the Note 5, that gives less room to cram in four rows of keys, meaning they’ll be smaller and harder to use. If Samsung can release a keyboard that’s both small, and sensibly design, I’ll be impressed.

 

Griffin debuts iTrip Aux Bluetooth, updated Twenty digitial audio amp, new wearable accessories, and more at CES

Griffin unveiled a series of new accessories for mobile devices today during the Consumer Electronics Show. The first of these accessories is the iTrip Aux Bluetooth, which combines a standard 3.5mm audio cable with a Bluetooth reciever powered by the cigarette lighter in your car, allowing you to stream your music wirelessly to your car’s stereo, […]