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Sennheiser releases special edition Ingress Momentum headphones

Are you part of the Enlightened or the Resistance? No, we're not asking you which side you're on in any political debate, but rather, which faction you're playing for in Ingress, the MMORPG which integrates augmented reality and GPS in its gameplay created by Google's Niantic Labs. It will also determine what color headphones you will buy as Sennheiser will be releasing special edition Momentum On-Ear headphones that will be tied-in with Ingress, for players to show their support for their team.

OnePlus x JBL smartphone features custom earphones

When it comes to audio, there are a number of companies that make very nice audio gear that audiophiles and fans of music want to own, one of those companies is JBL. JBL and OnePlus have announced a partnership that will see a special JBL branded smartphone hit the market called the OnePlus x JBL.

Digital Tattoo now available for NFC-enabled phones

When Motorola came out with the digital tattoo to unlock its Moto X, those of us who had other Android phones were stricken with tattoo envy. But now, all who have NFC-enabled smartphones will be able to sport these semi-permanent skin art as the maker of the digital tattoo have released the eSkin Tattoo, that isn't exclusive anymore to just the Moto X. This might just be the start of a new kind of wearable accessories that can interact with your smartphones and tablets.

Parrot Zik 2.0: lighter, better battery controls

Headphones, while still one of the best way of listening to music (well, as compared to earphones), have a reputation of being too bulky and heavy to carry on your daily commute, walk or run. Parrot's Zik headphones aims to change all that by giving you a lighter (nothing can be done about the bulk we guess) but still as powerful device with its Parrot Zik 2.0.

Bose unveils ‘colorful’ Bluetooth speakers, on-ear headset

Bose, known worldwide as very competent audio device manufacturers, have been on a roll in terms of launching products lately. This time they took the wraps off the Soundlink Color speakers which seems to be their most affordable Bluetooth speaker yet. They are launching that together with the Soundlink On-ear Bluetooth headphones, their first try at on-ear Bluetooth headsets.

Acer creates selfie hat for London Fashion Week

If you thought that those ubiquitous selfie sticks (monopods, to be exact) and the idea of selfies in general are highly annoying, then you better brace yourself for the latest marriage of gadgets and “haute couture”. Yes, it is real: there is now a hat that will help you take selfies. Meet the Acer Selfie-Hat (what else would it be called), their latest creation made especially for the London Fashion Week.

Sony lens cameras back on center stage with new QX30 and QX1

Aside from producing smartphones, Japanese OEM Sony once upon a time also were pretty famous for their digital cameras. Now they’re merging the two once again as they announced the “rebirth” of their lens camera by introducing two new models: the QX30 and the E-mount QX1. The two can work on their own as high-powered cameras or they can be attached to your smartphone or tablet to give it a much needed megapixel boost.

Leaked pictures of Sony’s ILCE-QX1 to support E-mount lenses

Pictures of the new Sony ILCE-QX1 have leaked ahead of the reported official announcement tomorrow. If they are to be believed, the camera for smartphones will also now have the ability to support e-mount lenses. This would give serious mobile phone photographers the ability to take even better pictures without having a DSLR around.

Moduul gives your LG G Watch a pretty charging dock

Smartwatches (well most of them) are some of the prettiest gadgets that you can own. But if you think that the accessories to your accessory are a bit of a clunker, then you would agree with Aerios, a tech design firm from Australia, that even those things should be attractive in itself. The Moduul LG G Watch Charging Dock gets rid of the cheap and plastic accessories and replaces them with something more aesthetically-pleasing but still as effective as their ugly counterparts.

Moto Skip to have Bluetooth connectivity, other functions

A gadget that unlocks your smartphone? Most of us would call that “our fingers” but Motorola believed that having a small and nifty gadget to quickly unlock your Moto X with a tap was something that their users needed. Hence the launch of the Moto X Skip sometime last year. It didn’t really set the market ablaze with its release but it looks like it’s going to get an upgrade of sorts, with Bluetooth connectivity and some other uses rather than just to unlock the phone.