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As the US starts to settle in with the ongoing stay-at-home orders, things are pretty hectic. We’re working from home, taking preventative measures, and keeping our distance.Unfortunately, every so often we have to go to the store to pick up food and supplies. When that happens you need to make sure you’re doing the right things.Online retailer Tomtop has an assortment of face masks, filters, and other health and protective gear. Yes, the same online outlet that offers up some incredibly compelling sales and promotions on tech. Consider picking something up to help do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.There will be a day when COVID-19 is behind us, but there will always be another flu season. Here are a handful of products to choose from as it pertains to keeping yourself a little safer from colds, flu, and other viruses.Each of the following includes free shipping, and the hand sanitizer comes from a US warehouse, too.Disposable Face Mask – $24.99 (50 pieces)3-ply design, good filtration functionsTop steel wire, adjust to fit your nose betterComfortable and breathable to wearPerfect for clinic, daily use, cleaning, industry, food service, beauty service, foggy days etcDisposable Face Masks Replacement Filtering Pad – $10.69 (100 pieces)Made of spunlaced viscose nonwovens, multi effect isolation, more safe protection.Breathable and skin-friendly, bringing you a safe breathing experience.More effective isolation and protection, more reassuring electrostatic adsorption particle.Put disposable face mask on the inner side of common face mask, and can be replaced if there is peculiar smell.Can effectively filter haze, dust and other fine particles, prevents second-hand smoke and automobile exhaust.Suitable for professional protective mask, disposable medical mask, ordinary civil mask.AVWE 60ml Disposable Hand Sanitizer – $30.99 (5 Bottles)Lathering foam, Feel clean and fresh every daypH-balanced with reliable protectionLeaves a pleasant skin feelGives a dense, creamy foamDecreases irritation potential of surfactantsEDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.
Google’s next phone, the Pixel 4a, is looming on the horizon and should be here in the next few weeks. The handset, as often is the case with Google, has seen no shortage of leaks over the last couple of months.As we hit the final stretch before the announcement the details have come into sharp focus. And thanks to a recent 9to5google report, we have a fairly solid idea as to what waits for us in the shadows.According to trusted source close to the outlet, the Pixel 4a will have a 5.81-inch OLED FHD+ display at 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution. A hole punch is said to be present for an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.Running Android 10, the Pixel 4a is expected to have an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor with 6GB RAM. Storage is reported at 64GB and 128GB.As for the rear camera experience, the source says to look for a 12.2-megapixel sensor with autofocus with optical image stabilization and electronic image stabilization. Video recording figures to be identical to that of the Pixel 4 in both resolution and frames per second.Rounding things out, the Pixel 4a is alleged to have a 3,080mAh battery with 18W fast charging over USB Type-C. Like its predecessor, the 3a, it does not support wireless charging. Oh, and it figures to include a 3.5mm headphone jack.In terms of sensors and software, the Pixel 4a looks to be quite similar to the Pixel 3a. While it is said to have the same Google Assistant that’s found in the Pixel 4, there’s no Pixel Neural Core, Soli gestures, or face unlock.The Google Pixel 4a, as anticipated, should work with all major US carriers. Although previous leaks indicate a white model is coming, 9to5google says to look for Just Black and Barely Blue. Pricing should start at $399, according to Evan Blass.As to when and how the announcement is made for the Pixel 4a, it’s hard to say. Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O, is not happening this year because of the coronavirus.
Samsung on Wednesday announced a number of new phones as part of its ever-expanding Galaxy A family. Included among the upcoming devices are Samsung’s first Galaxy A handsets with 5G support.As we’ve seen in other Samsung Galaxy A models, the phones are priced more affordably than the flagship line yet still retain a moderate amount of hardware. Whereas the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note hover at the top, these fill in the spaces below.Here’s a breakdown of what’s on the horizon for Samsung’s new Galaxy A phones.Galaxy A01Priced just $110, the phone features a 5.7-inch HD display as well as a 13-megapixel main camera and depth camera on the rear. Additionally, it includes a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging, 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage (with microSD expansion). Available on April 9 through Verizon.Galaxy A11Slightly up the ladder at $180, this one has a larger 6.4-inch LCD display and a more generous 4,000mAh battery with fast charging. Similarly, it has a 13-megapixel rear camera with a wide angle camera, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, and rear fingerprint reader.Galaxy A21For $250, customers get a 6.5-inch HD display and 4,000mAh battery with fast charging. Moreover, there’s 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, plus the microSD expansion card slot. The rear houses a 16-megapixel main camera, a wide camera, and a macro camera.Galaxy A51At $400, this mid-range experience includes a 6.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, and a microSD expansion card slot. As for cameras, there are four of them on the back, including a 48-megapixel, 12-megapixel wide, macro, and depth cameras. Rounding things out are a 32MP front-facing camera, in-display fingerprint rader, and a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging. Verizon and Sprint will carry this phone starting April 9.Galaxy A51 5GNearly identical to its 4G counterpart, this phone is priced $500 and includes a 4,500mAh battery with 6GB/8GB RAM.Galaxy A71 5GPriced $600, this one dials things up with a 6.7-inch screen, a better (64-megapixel) camera experience, and faster charging speeds at 25W.General AvailabilityFor the models listed above which do not have launch dates, Samsung indicates they’ll arrive “later this summer.”
For a while, Sony's WF-1000XM3 stood alone as the only true wireless earbuds to offer active noise cancellation. But Apple's AirPods Pro are now here and they're surprisingly good. Which ones are the best?
Thanks to the near-universal approach that most phone makers take today, a lot of devices employ USB Type-C for charging.The tech is not just phones, either as headphones and other accessories are turning to the standard. On the other hand, there’s a sizable segment of the market that has iPhone. In short, there are currently two major ways to keep devices charged.Occasionally, you’ll also find something that works just as well with Android as it does for iPhones. Such is the case with the myCharge Hub Turbo.MyCharge has been one of my favorite brands in the charging space over the last few years. Its chargers get bigger and better all the time and at prices that stay competitive. As the newest model in its portfolio, the Hub Turbo is another testament to its powerful and flexible charging solutions.Packing some 10,050mAh worth of battery, this portable charger is designed to power up your average smartphone at least three times over. Depending on how old your handset is, or what the battery is like, it could go even higher.READ: Consider myCharge’s wireless charging and Nintendo Switch solutionsIf you’re not dealing with a flagship phone, or a model that specifically boasts a two-day battery, you’ll likely get four charges.One of the features I appreciate about this model is that it features an integrated Apple Lightning cable as well as an integrated USB Type-C cable. While I won’t necessarily use the former cable, it’s nice to have on hand for whenever my friends with an iPhone might need some extra power.The built-in cords are roughly 4-inches long and rest inside of a track, and snap into place when not in use. After a few weeks of use I’ve yet recognize any giving or slack in the part that keeps the cable locked in. I’ve seen this feature in a variety of myCharge models along the way and they’ve always held up well.READ: myCharge portable chargers are perfect for Pokemon Go huntsAlso present and convenient, there’s a battery level indicator at the top right edge, just above where the cables pull out. It’s a convenient spot as you can quickly see how much power is left before pulling out a cable.Specs:Battery: 10050mAh Lithium IonProduct Dimensions: 4.6 in x 2.8 in x 0.9 inProduct Weight: 0.6 lbs.Output: 3.4A sharedOn the bottom of the unit you’ll find a USB port which can be used to charge any device. Just be sure to bring your own cable.As a hallmark of the series of chargers, this ones comes with prongs that lets plug it directly into a wall. It’s perfect for packing for overnight trips; it’s an all-in-one device that requires no cables.I’ve had a chance to review other myCharge devices over the years and have always found them to be among the best in the space. The same goes this time around.The Hub Turbo looks nearly identical to its predecessors, but does have a slightly darker finish. It’s more of a dark slate color instead of a silver finish. myCharge Hub Turbo 1 of 9 AvailabilityYou can purchase a myCharge Hub Turbo 10050 for $110 directly from the myCharge website. A smaller, 6700mAh version is also available for about $90, but I definitely think it’s worth the extra money for that extra 50% capacity.Amazon also offers a variety of myCharge solutions, including the Hub Turbo 10050. Currently it’s listed at just $100, a savings of 10% as compared to myCharge’s website. Similarly, the 6700mAh model is just $80 at Amazon.
Soundcore, as some readers may know, is Anker’s premium level audio branding. Over the past few years, the company has started pumping out some really great products that offer value-based awesome musical experiences. We were big fans of the original Flare last year and Anker has returned with the Soundcore Flare 2.DesignThe Soundcore Flare 2 doesn’t stray too far from the original. You have an angled-cylinder speaker with a nice fabric covering. There’s also a heft and sturdiness to the Flare 2 that signals it’s well-made.I have no reservations taking this one just about anywhere. That’s a good thing because Anker wants this thing to be available everywhere you go. The Flare 2 is IPX7 waterproof and has a silicone anti-skid layer on the bottom. The canvas covering also makes it capable of taking a fall or being tossed in a bag without looking beat to hell.There are no real standout features of the design other than the Soundcore logo on the bottom front of the Flare 2. Around the rear, you find the USB-C power port and a Bluetooth button for pairing multiple Flare speakers together.ControlsThe main controls of the Flare 2 are very familiar to anyone that’s used a Bluetooth speaker. They are located on the top of the Flare 2 in a traditional D-pad style layout. Here you’ll find a power button, volume up/down, LED illumination control, and a Soundcore logo for activating voice controls on the connected device.Most of the controls are pretty self-explanatory. You press and hold the power button to turn the Flare 2 on and off. Pressing the volume up and down once will change the audio levels. Long-pressing the same will skip forward or to the previous track in your playlist.The Soundcore and LED buttons are where things get a little interesting. Pressing the Soundcore button activates the voice assistant of your choice. Google Assistant, Bixby, and Siri are all supported.The LED button controls the illuminated rings at the top and bottom of the Flare 2. Pressing the button once to turn the lighting effects on and single presses afterward will rotate through the color profiles. Press and hold the button for 2 seconds will turn off the LED options.I personally don’t care much for audio light shows, but younger folks like my teenage daughter seem to enjoy it. While I consider it a gimmick, it’s nice to see Anker include it. I’m glad that I am able to turn the feature off.SoundSound on the Soundcore Flare 2 speaker is really good. The 360-degree sound legitimately fills a room with a rich playback experience. You can even adjust the bass on the fly with the dedicated button on the back of the Flare 2.And if you want to tweak the sound even more, you can always jump into the Soundcore mobile app. This gives you an on-demand equalizer and tutorials on how to use Anker’s audio branded devices.Now, let’s talk about the best part of the Flare 2 speaker. You can sync multiple Flare 2 units together for stereo sound. You can actually daisy-chain up over 100 speakers together if you’re a true lunatic or have an endless supply of money.To set this up you can pull up the tutorial on the Soundcore app, but you hold the Bluetooth button also found on the back of each speaker. This puts it in sync mode as the “master” speaker in the chain.You then hold the same button on each sequential Flare 2. Once they are linked up, you get an extended, rich stereo experience. I know that the Flare 2 isn’t the only device that does this, but Anker really has an impressive iteration here with these.ConclusionThe Soundcore Flare 2 by Anker offers a compelling Bluetooth speaker with good 360-degree sound, waterproofing, and the ability to create a stereo cluster for your music playback. The only thing I think is genuinely missing is Chromecast. I really wish Anker would offer another option with this feature.You can snag a Flare 2 speaker, or 100 of them, at Amazon now for $80. I was truly impressed by this portable unit and I think you will be too.