accessories

MakerBot Replicator 2 MWC demo shows custom case printing

It is a shame that this demo wasn't with anything running Android, however it is mobile related and it is rather cool technology. For those not familiar with the MakerBot Replicator, it is a desktop 3D printer that you can use to print out things like, well, cases for your smartphones. The MakerBot Replicator 2, which is the fourth generation is said to the "best desktop 3D printer on the market." The unfortunate part here, with a price tag of more than $2,000 this is not something the average home user is going to purchase, or even see.

LG hands-on with “world’s smallest wireless charger” and Optimus G Pro case

In addition to the smartphone announcements, LG has also made some smaller announcements. Of which, one is actually being touted as the "world's smallest." This one happens to be the LG WCP-300 Wireless Charger. Another item being shown off is the flip cover case for the Optimus G Pro handset. We recently spent a few minutes checking out each of these while on the show floor here at Mobile World Congress.

Samsung Galaxy Note II accessory line up detailed by iLuv

The Galaxy Note II is one of Samsung's new flagship devices, and as such, it's getting accessories up the wazoo. Samsung has already detailed its line up of first party accessories for the device, but third party manufacturers are going to want to get in the action as well. Today iLuv detailed its full roster of Samsung Galaxy Note II accessories, and we have to say that some of them look pretty sleek.

Samsung Galaxy Note II gets a wide range of accessories at IFA

Samsung got a lot of attention when it pulled the veil off the Galaxy Note II at IFA 2012, but now it's time to talk accessories. Just like the Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note II is getting a whole line of accessories to make your device standout from the crowd, keep it protected, and make it easier to use. Our pals at SlashGear were able to snap a few pictures of the Galaxy Note II accessories display at IFA, and it's pretty safe to say that there will be no lack of options.

Jawbone JAMBOX speaker gets colorful with new custom colors

The popular Jawbone JAMBOX ultra portable speaker just got a major overhaul starting today. If you've been wanting some excellent portable sound but wanted to make things personal then Jawbone now has you covered. We've been huge fans since the original JAMBOX for the exceptional sound quality and ease of use with Android, and now users can customize their JAMBOX.

Wallee M Kickstarter campaign succeeds, works with Galaxy Nexus LTE too

When we reported on the Wallee M modular case/mount system this week, I made an impassioned plea for more support, as the creators were running out of time to reach their Kickstarter goal. I'm glad to say that after a last-minute push, they've raise the $35,000 necessary and will begin shipping out Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 4S magnetized cases and mounts in July. Hooray for quality Android accessories!

MOGA combines universal Bluetooth game pad and dev tools

I'll just come out and say it: touchscreen controls suck for action-packed, complex games like, say, N.O.V.A. 3. That's what makes the Xperia PLAY popular despite mid-range hardware, and why so much energy is expended on getting existing controllers to work with Android. MOGA isn't the first controller we've seen specifically for Android, but it does appear to be one of the best thought-out around, and it already works with games from Gameloft, Sega and others.