Google is said to be launching a wireless carrier service. Meanwhile, we are taking a look at some awesome headphones and a couple new Acer Chromebooks.
Dealing with carriers is one of the hardest parts of being a mobile customer in the USA. They put delays on everything; product releases, updates and your bank account growth. Google is aiming to attack these problems by taking matters into its own hands.
If the latest rumors are to be believed, Google may be releasing its own wireless service soon. In short: Google may become a carrier! This service is said to be powered by T-Mobile and Sprint’s networks. They are also said to be working on an app that would allow devices to work well with these services.
Opinion: Not much else is known yet, but rumors say this will be an affordable service. Let’s hope Google has a nice surprise for us! By the way, Google is really taking over everything. Do I sense a real-life Umbrella, here?
MiPow is a long time favorite here at Mobile Geeks. This Shenzhen company has been working hard over the past few years to create products that are exceptionally designed and well built. We visited them at a their conference last year where we learnt all about how they were looking educate their partners about up-and-coming trends in having relationships with their customers. Such events are forward thinking for western companies and totally unheard of in Shenzhen.
Today they’ve launched a new product on Indiegogo, a page that supports start-ups bring their products to market (much like Kickstarter). Enter the MIPOW M3 headphones, a headset that brings high-quality sound without sacrificing style. These headphones are gorgeous and will look good anywhere you take them. This is why the company is telling you to “wear your stylish music”.
We know all of you just want to know what these headphones can do, though. I must say these are some of the most versatile headphones I have seen. They work both via bluetooth and wired connection. And you also have two options to use the MIPOW M3 when wired: you can use a retractable cable that is always in the headset, or you can use a separate 3.5 mm cable.
You can get these for as cheap as $39 if you sign up early, so go to MIPOW’s Indiegogo campaign if you are interested.
Opinion: I am actually liking these, and $39 is not a bad price for some good quality headphones that actually look good! I am signing up.
Images and videos of classrooms always picture these environments as calm, organized and clean, but those of us who went to school not so long ago still remember the battle that school really is. Students move around and really put their devices to the test, which is why they need something durable, efficient and affordable.
That is exactly what Acer is promising with the Acer C740 and C910 Chromebooks. The C740 comes in both 2 GB and 4GB of RAM options, while internal storage is limited at 16 GB and the screen measures in at just 11.6 inches.
Meanwhile, the Acer C910 Chromebook comes with 4 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage and a massive 15.6-inch screen. Prices start at $259.99 and $299.99, accordingly.
Opinion: I can attest to the fact that Chromebooks make amazing school computers (as long as you don’t need programs like Photoshop or video editing software), and Acer is offering something for everyone here.