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DivasAndDorks On TV: Let’s Talk Back To School Gadgets w/ Roland Martin and News One Now On TV One

August 8th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

This week, as a guest on the News One Now morning show with Roland Martin I discussed the best Back To School Gadgets plus, the latest in affordable tech and deals that you can find in retailers today. Discover my top picks and which items I shared with News One Now on TV One below.


Best Back To School Gadgets

News One Now host Roland Martin and Christen Rochon talk “Back 2 School” gadgets on TV One.


Who says Back To School shopping is just for students?  As one of the biggest technology shopping seasons of the year, now is the perfect time to grab the best deals online and in stores.  The combination of families stocking up on school supplies, college students shopping for electronics and select state sales tax holidays makes this one of the busiest times of the year for retailers and they’re giving up the best deals to earn your business.

Best Back To School Gadgets

Discover the best back To School gadgets and deals that you can find from retailers such as Radio ShackTargetWalMart and more in the video below.

Best Back To School Gadgets

Best Back To School Gadgets
Best Back To School Gadgets
Samsung S Tab 8.4 with Bluetooth keyboardGalaxy S5 & Gear 2 ($499, $149, $199 & $199)
The Samsung Galaxy S Tab is incredibly thin and light design so it’s easy to tote around and carry to class, add a Bluetooth keyboard and there’s no need for a laptop.  It’s Super AMOLED screen makes streaming movies during study breaks better than ever.  Students can easily view two applications side-by-side for easy multi-tasking with Multi Window and for a fully connected experience, sync up with the Galaxy S5 & Gear 2 from AT&T for a total immersion in the next big thing in technology.
Best Back To School Gadgets
Great for students of all ages, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is a great tablet to break into the tablet craze without breaking the bank.  Its’ 7? screen makes it the perfect size that’s portable and comfortable to hold so it’s great for on-the-go use.  Plus it also has Multi-Window so you can view two applications side-by-side for easy multi-tasking.

If you’re looking for more Back To School gadget ideas for the entire family check out a complete #Tech4All post shared earlier this week here.

Best Back To School Gadgets
Proximo Bluetooth trackers ($32)
Every 3.5 seconds, a mobile phone is lost or stolen. When you consider the threat to your sensitive data, your downtime and the cost of recovering your phone, you’ll see exactly why Proximo is the perfect tech accessory to help you keep track of your technology. The Proximo Bluetooth trackers will alert you with a customizable alarm the moment you move a set distance away from any of your devices using your iPhone/Android device or tracker fob.

Best Back To School Gadgets
Quirky desk accessories Pivot Power & Space Bar ($20 & $100)
Pivot Power Pop bends to fit any sized plug or adapter without wasting a single outlet, but this version brings bold, head-turning hues. Finally, your power strip is something you’ll want to showcase, not something you’ll want to hide away. Space Bar is a sleek desk accessory that minimizes clutter while providing additional USB ports for your computer. After a long day of work, slide your keyboard into the space below the shelf and store your office miscellany—keys, digital camera, etc.—up top.

For more entertainment and news that affects your community be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One. 

The Next Selfie Camera Is Here… Meet The Samsung NX3000 Camera

May 8th, 2014 by Tech Staff

What if you could take a selfie that automatically beautified itself?  I’m talking air bushing, removing red-eye and full editing with the press of the shutter button.  Say hello to the Samsung NX3000.   Samsung introduced a camera for the selfie-obsessed, including an LCD that flips a full 180 degrees and special settings for self portraits. Now that feature is getting a second home in the NX3000.

Samsung NX3000

The marquee feature is the flip-up LCD, which gives selfie lovers the perfect way to set up a high-quality shot of themselves. Not only will you benefit from the NX3000′s lens and sensor, but the camera’s Self Shot mode will also automatically airbrush your selfies by default (you can turn the feature off for the “natural” look). You can also set it up to snap your selfie either after a 3-second countdown, when you smile or when you wink at the camera.

Just like the NX Mini, it saves to microSD cards instead of full-size ones, both to cut down on space and make them quickly swappable into a smartphone.

Samsung NX3000

There’s a micro USB port for data and charging (it has the same battery as in many Galaxy smartphones) as well as a micro HDMI port for displaying photos and videos on a TV. The body comes in brown, black and white, and it ships with a 16-50mm power-zoom lens that includes optical image stabilization. A detachable flash is included.

The NX300 will be available June 1 for $529 (with 16-50mm OIS Power Zoom and a SEF-8 Flash), a version with a 20-50mm lens and SEF-8 flash will also be available for the price of $479.


Samsung NX3000






Getting In Gear With The Samsung Gear Fit From WalMart

May 1st, 2014 by Christen Rochon


Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart

You local WalMart carries all the mobile electronics and accessories that you need.


Did you know that you can find top electronics from your neighborhood WalMart store? It’s True!  In addition to groceries, beauty products and your favorite mobile electronics and accessories, you can find the latest innovation from Samsung directly at WalMart and  Just yesterday, I wandered inside my local (Long Island) WalMart store to find the new Samsung Gear Fit in-stock and available for purchase.  Just in time for my Spring fitness overhaul, I’m back on #TeamSamsung with the latest in fitness-wearable technology.


Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart

After unboxing my new Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart, set up was easy!


Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart

Simply download the Samsung Gear Fit Manager app, connect your Gear Fit and GO!


The Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart doesn’t miss a step when it comes to integrating into my super-busy lifestyle.  From early morning workouts, walking the dog to interviews and navigating the New York City streets – the Samsung Gear Fit, simply fits my lifestyle to a tee!


This wearable gadget isn’t just fun and for good looks either.  It helps me keep track of my fitness goals, and even listens to my heart.  That’s right, the Gear Fit includes a built-in heart rate monitor on its rear panel, allowing the fitness tracker to measure your beats per minute via its onboard app.


Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart

Taking the dog for a walk, I was immediately able to keep tabs on my heart rate and daily step count with the built-in monitor.


Samsung GEar Fit from Walmart

The Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart seamlessly and stylishly fits in to my accessory wardrobe.


It provides much more than an everyday fitness band, keeping me up to date with instant notifications from my Galaxy S4, such as incoming calls, emails, text messages, alarm, S-planner, and even 3rd party apps that I may need are on the move so I can stay connected. Changeable straps in Black, Orange and Mocha Grey is also available so that I can express my individual style, changing the look of the Gear Fit to match my outfit or mood for anytime or any day.  The Samsung Gear Fit, the industry’s first curved, Super AMOLED wearable device for the active and style conscious consumer. The Gear Fit offers the unmatched convenience of Samsung Gear technology with the most comprehensive fitness tools available, empowering consumers stay physically active without sacrificing personal style or mobile connectivity.


Samsung Gear Fit from Walmart

It feels so light and blends so easily into my lifestyle, I guess you can say it’s the PERFECT FIT!


This Samsung Gear Fit from WalMart even controls music, and…well, does all the basic things most people think of when they think of “smart watch” (it has all the components of a smart watch but on a fitness band budget!)  I’m loving my new Samsung Gear Fit and have been getting tons of compliments and inquiries about it all day long.  For $199 from WalMart, its definitely a great tech additive to suit my busy lifestyle.  What do you think?  Would you buy a Gear Fit to replace your current fitness tracking wristband?


Disclosure:  I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. Participation has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Wal-Mart. #cbias #CollectiveBias #SocialFabric.  To find more electronic products at your closest Wal-Mart, check out their store locator online and connect with @WalMart on Twitter and Facebook today.


Where’s The Hookup? Find The Best Deal On The Samsung Galaxy S5

April 10th, 2014 by Christen Rochon


There’s no better time to be in the market for a new smartphone than now.  With the super competitive smartphone climate that we’re in, the buyer practically ALWAYS WINS!  The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5 goes on sale on all major carriers tomorrow and if you’re like many consumers looking for the best deal on the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear accessories, I’ve got you covered with the round up that’ll eliminate time wasted shopping around for the best deals.  Discover which carrier has the deals you want and where to find the best bang for your budget below.


Galaxy S5

Best Buy

Best Buy is offering the AT&T Galaxy S5 for $229.99 with a two-year contract and the Sprint Galaxy S5 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Customers will receive a free $10 Best Buy gift card with the pre-order and purchase of the Galaxy S5. Best Buy will sell the Galaxy S5 for both carriers in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White.



The Sprint Galaxy S5 will sell for $199.99 with a two-year contract. In addition, customers can participate in Sprint’s Easy Pay plan, which offers the Galaxy S5 for $0 down and $27.09 per month for 23 months, with a final payment of $26.92. Customers who choose the Easy Pay option can also get a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (which requires a two-year contract). The non-contract, full retail price of the Galaxy S5 when purchased through Sprint is $649.99. The carrier will sell the Galaxy S5 in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White. Pre-orders can be made online and in stores. Sprint will have the Galaxy S5 available in stores starting Friday, April 11.


samsung galaxy s5Radio Shack

Radio Shack is offering the AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Galaxy S5 models and is currently accepting in-store pre-orders. The retailer is also offering a coupon for $50 off Galaxy S5 handsets for customers who pre-order. In addition, customers can utilize Radio Shack’s Trade & Save program and save between $75 and $300 by trading in their existing handsets. The Galaxy S5 will be available at Radio Shack starting April 11. The retailer has not yet detailed which carrier models of the Galaxy S5 it will be selling.



The T-Mobile Galaxy S5 will sell for an introductory price of $0 down, $27.50 per month for 24-months, under T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plan. Full retail price for the Galaxy S5 on T-Mobile is $660. T-Mobile is known for changing its pricing with various deals and promotions, so it’s likely the carrier will revert to requiring a down payment for the Galaxy S5, in addition to monthly payments, when the introductory period ends.


Target will offer the Galaxy S5 Verizon, AT&T and Sprint models for $100, through a trade-in program. Customers can exchange eligible old devices for a $100 credit toward a new Galaxy S5, which originally costs $199.99. Customers can take their old handsets to a trade-in location or can trade in online. Target will run this offer from April 11 to 26; quantities are limited.


samsung galaxy s5AT&T

The AT&T Galaxy S5 will sell for $199.99 with a two-year contract. In addition, consumers can participate in AT&T’s Next program: With the Next 18 plan, the Galaxy S5 will cost $25 per month for 26 months, and with the Next 12 plan, the device will sell for $32.50 per month for 20 months. The non-contract, full retail price of the Galaxy S5 when purchased through AT&T is $649.99. The carrier will sell the Galaxy S5 in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White. Pre-orders can be made online and in stores. According to AT&T, the Galaxy S5 will ship in early April, although the carrier has not given a specific date when customers will get them.



Amazon is offering the AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Galaxy S5 models; the AT&T and Sprint models are selling for $189.99 with a two-yea contract while the Verizon model is selling for $99.99 with a new line of service, or for $149.99 with a device upgrade. All models are selling for $699.99 without contract. Amazon will sell the Galaxy S5 for both carriers in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White.


samsung galaxy s5Verizon

The Verizon Galaxy S5 will sell for $249.99 with a two-year contract, which comes down to $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. In addition, customers can use Verizon Edge, which offers the Galaxy S5 for $0 down and $25.22 per month for 24 months. The non-contract, full retail price of the Galaxy S5 when purchased through Verizon is $599.99. Verizon is also offering a buy one, get one, deal for the Galaxy S5; customers can purchase a handset and get a get another Galaxy S5, Samsung ATIV SE or HTC One M8 free after a $50 mail-in rebate.



MetroPCS has announced that it will begin carrying the Samsung Galaxy S5 in April, but pre-orders are not yet available. Customers can pre-register for more information.


Are you looking to get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone?  Need a hands on refresher course first?  Check out my hands on experience with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear here



Samsung Confirms Surprise JAY Z And Kanye West SXSW Show

March 10th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

Jay Z And Kanye West SXSW

Samsung confirms that it will host a special concert at SXSW this Wednesday, 3/12, with JAY Z and Kanye West. Samsung will be rewarding Galaxy owners with complimentary tickets to the show. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Samsung will be giving away wristbands to Galaxy owners and a guest at the Galaxy Experience on 2nd & Trinity in downtown Austin across from the convention center.

See below image for details on how consumers can win JAY Z And Kanye West SXSW tickets.

 Jay Z And Kanye West SXSW

Samsung has continued to build their relationship with Roc Nation since last year when they helped launched JAY Z’S new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. JAY Z And Kanye West SXSW performance on Wednesday is the first time the two will perform together since Kanye joined Roc Nation. It’s been since 2012 that their Watch the Throne tour ended.

Additionally, Samsung will be hosting several concerts for Galaxy owners throughout the week (Thursday-Saturday nights). These shows will showcase a variety of music genres and will again be offered on a complimentary basis to Samsung Galaxy owners with Milk Music.  Samsung plans to distribute concert wristbands only to owners of Galaxy devices with the newly launched ad-free radio service called Milk Music downloaded on their devices. They can pick up their wristbands at the Galaxy Experience pop-up location at 2nd Street and Trinity Street starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. CT.

Other musicians performing this week for Samsung will be Janelle Monae and Gary Clark Jr. on Thursday, Broken Bells on Friday, and Cut Copy and Holy Ghost! on Saturday.

JAY Z and his entertainment company Roc Nation previously partnered with Samsung in 2013 to release his 12th studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. They gave away 1 million copies of the album, purchased for $5 each by Samsung, to Galaxy owners, who had to download an app to snag a copy. The stunt influenced the Recording Industry Association of America to modernize its 55-year-old certification process to immediately include digital sales.

Wednesday’s concert will be the first time JAY Zand Kanye have performed together since Kanye joined Roc Nation earlier this month. They previously shared the stage during the Watch the Throne tour, which ended in 2012. Could this weekend be as epic as anticipated?  I hope so!



Hands On With Samsung Galaxy S5 And Gear At Samsung Galaxy Studio [VIDEO]

February 26th, 2014 by Christen Rochon


On Tuesday, February 24th – I along with other NYC tech media got a first hand look at the new Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit devices at the Samsung Galaxy Studio in NYC.  During the unique product experience, guests had the chance to enjoy food, drinks and witness the LIVE Unpacked 5 event announcements from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  After the event, I got the chance to get hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 smart watch and Gear Fit wristband.


Samsung Galaxy S5 Image


Favorite features thus far:

Samsung Galaxy S5 – Fingerprint sensor.  Galaxy S5 has a built-in sensor that will allow users to unlock their phones with a fingerprint scan. The sensor has other security functions as well: it will act as password protection for PayPal payments, according to Samsung.

Samsung Gear 2 - 4G Memory w/ Bluetooth music capabilities.  Samsung decided to turn the new Gear 2 into a wearable music player, thanks to its standalone music player with Bluetooth player. Users will be able to go running outdoors or working out at the gym wirelessly by listening to music without the need to carry their smartphones.

Samsung Gear Fit - Heart rate monitoring sensor.  The Gear Fit includes a built-in heart rate monitor on its rear panel, allowing the fitness tracker to measure your beats per minute via its onboard app. During the hands-on, the app was able to instantly detect heart rate and display it on the Fit’s screen.


Check out a quick demo of a few of my favorite S5 and Gear 2 features from the fingerprint scanner to built in heart rate monitor coupled with a few moments of in studio shenanigans below…



The Samsung Galaxy Studio is open to the public daily and located in the heart of  NYC at 130 Prince Street in SoHo.  Discover more on the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear fit with in depth reviews coming soon…


Raising The Fitness Bar With The Samsung Gear Fit

February 25th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

If you’re one of the many Fitbit Force users that have been affected by the recall and looking for an alternative device – move over Fitbit Force, there’s a new wearable in town – the Samsung Gear Fit.

Gear Fit

Yesterday we were introduced to the Samsung Gear Fit, the industry’s first curved, Super AMOLED wearable device for the active consumer. The Gear Fit offers the unmatched convenience of Samsung Gear technology with the most comprehensive fitness tools available, empowering consumers stay physically active without sacrificing personal style or mobile connectivity.


Gear Fit


The Gear family continues to expand with the new Gear Fit designed to help those consumers striving to live more fit and active lives without sacrificing their own personal style or their ability to stay connected on the go.  Whether used as a standalone or companion device, the Samsung Gear Fit puts people in charge of their personal and active lives while staying connected so they never miss a moment.
The Samsung Gear Fit was designed to comfortably contour to consumers’ wrists while offering a vivid Super AMOLED display. Gear FitIt provides much more than an everyday fitness band, keeping consumers up to date instant notifications from Galaxy smartphones such as incoming calls, emails, SMS, alarm, S-planner, 3rd party apps while consumers are on the move so they can stay connected. Changeable straps in Black, Orange and Mocha Grey will let users express their individual style, changing the look of the Gear Fit to match their outfit or mood for any type of activity.  Check out video below.



It’ll receive notifications, track your heart rate, control music, and…well, do all the basic things most people think of when they think of “smart watch.” Will the Gear fit usher in a whole new world of wearables for the future?  I sure hope so.  What do you think?  Would you buy a Gear Fit to replace your current fitness tracking wristband?


Is The Samsung Galaxy S5 On Its Way Later This Month?

February 4th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

Samsung has announced an “Unpacked 5″ event for Feb. 24, the first day of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Since the invitation makes references to the number 5, the world may get its first glimpse of the upcoming Galaxy S5 sooner than we thought.

Samsung has sent out invitations to an event in which the company will unveil its “new flagship product.” The Unpacked 2014 Episode 1 show will take place in Barcelona on Monday February 24th — the opening day of Mobile World Congress, which is held in the Spanish city.  Rumor has it that a total redesign, iris scanner and new display and feel of the newest Galaxy device will be revealed later this month and available to consumers as early as April.  Are you looking forward to the latest from Samsung?

The Trends At CES 2014: Beautiful Design Meets Function

January 9th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

Check out all the fun from Day 2 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  For the fourth year in a row, will be on the ground running to show you only the biggest and brightest trends at CES 2014.

trends at CES 2014 LG G G FLEX

Checking out the video quality of the G Flex bendable smartphone by LG.


This year, we’ve partnered with OnStar and General Motors to bring the hottest trends in tech directly to a screen near you with daily “trendspotting” videos daily on and  Noticing the sleek curves of the Corvette and the angular lines of the Chevy Spark, it’s apparent that Chevrolet embraces the evolution of style and form. Aside from vehicles, products that combine style, form and functionality on the show floor include transformative TVs, smartphones, cameras and more.

Check out the full video featuring, Samsung UHDTVs, the LG G Flex and 360 Fly Panoramic camera below:


For more #ConnectedByOnStar CES 2014 coverage, visit:



Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review – The Fun Phablet

November 26th, 2013 by Analie
Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The Galaxy Note 3 is easily one of the most anticipated phones out there. You already knew that.Samsung stunned the game with the original Note and then took over with the Note 2. Many didn’t expect a large phone to be so popular and become somewhat mainstream. I was personally a huge fan of the Galaxy Note 2. I used it daily. It was just so convenient with the screen size and even more with the S Pen.

I didn’t think it could get any better. Just like Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone, the Galaxy Note 2 was a great mix of all extremes. A formula with just the right push of change. When the Note 3 finally announced I was thinking “Nooo, don’t make the screen bigger. Don’t mess with it!” At the same time I was curious about what changes Samsung was prepared to offer. I had an idea of what was to come in certain aspects due to the features of the S 4. Camera upgrades, TouchWiz features were somewhat of a given. But what about the S Pen features? How was Samsung going to upgrade those?
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Build
So lets do this the way it usually goes. I start off with the hardware. When you go shopping for a phone looks are so important since most phones are candybar phones. The Note 3 easily stands out due to its large size. Just like other Galaxy line phones, the Note 3 is plastic. But the back cover has a leather look to it. Samsung could have fooled me into thinking it was the real thing (until I felt it). The phone has a metal looking border (it’s also plastic, not metal) to give it that premium look. Under it you will find a 3,200 mAh battery.
The layout of the buttons is no different than other Galaxy phones. Power/standby button on the right and volume rocker on the left. The front facing camera is on the top right. 3.5 mm jack and and IR blaster are on the top border. The bottom border has a USB 3.0 charging port. On the right side of the border is the S Pen, the Note 3′s most important feature. If you’re not syncing with the USB 3.0, you can charge with the Micro USB cable.
The rear of the phone houses the 13 megapixel camera. The overall build of the Note 3 is sturdy and tough. It won’t stop me from putting a screen protector on it. But the feel is pretty solid.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Inside the Galaxy Note 3
On the inside the Galaxy Note 3 is packing 3 GB of RAM and a quad-core processor. Needless to say that the phone is ready to take on the work you throw at it. It comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (waiting for Android 4.4) and of course Samsung TouchWiz skin. With Samsung TouchWiz, Samsung has preinstalled apps that tailor to the S Pen and the Note 3 features. I think besides the big screen, the S Pen is one of the main reasons you would buy the Note 3.
I’ve played with the Galaxy Note 2 and the Note 10.1 tablets, so I have a good feel for Galaxy Note features.
Air Command
But my favorite new feature with the Note 3 is the Air Command. When you remove the S Pen from the slot, this little menu (in the shape of a semi circle) with a few things that you can do right away with the S Pen. It allows you to do 5 things: Action MemoScrap Booker, Screen Write, S Finder and Pen Window. Every time you click on one of the actions, it explains what the feature does and how to work it. Action Memo is the feature that I find most useful. You write something down and can take “action” with it. You can write down a number an dial it, save it, email it. Pretty logical feature for a phone with a pen.
Screen Write is pretty good feature as well. It takes a screen shot of whatever screen you’re on and lets you add your notes to it.
S Pen
The S Pen is comfortable to hold and it still has the action button on it. The S Pen is awesome because it feels the pressure. If you press on harder, you will see it in the writing. It will be bolder and thicker. Pretty cool.
I absolute love the S Pen. When I remove it from the slot, I use it for everything. It’s a great accessory!

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

This phone looks great on paper. 3 GB of RAM, that’s almost enough to sell me right there. This phone should be zooming through pages and apps. For the most part the Galaxy Note 3 performs well when surfing through screens. Apps load up rather quickly, but not as quickly as I would hope for 3 GB RAM. It’s not a noticeable difference, but it feels just the same as if it had 2 GB of RAM. Maybe it’s all the apps I downloaded, maybe not.
One Handed Use
While the Note 3 provides one-handed operation features, I didn’t like using it as much. Others may find it more useful than me. It’s helpful but I just enjoy the full keyboard. But if you’re afraid of the large size of the Note 3, the keyboard might help.
I love the Note 3 camera. It has a huge viewfinder and many of the great features that the camera of the Galaxy S 4 has. It can even record in 4K quality. Not that I have a 4K display yet, but it just goes to show you the power of the device. The auto focus is pretty good on the Note 3. The phone takes decent pictures. Not great pictures like a Nokia device, but decent enough.
Call Quality
As usual I have no problems with AT&T service. Great speeds and loading times on the Note 3. I’ve been using Google Play Music All Access, and I had no problem streaming tracks.

Galaxy Gear Accessory:

The big hype around the Galaxy Note 3 is that it had an accessory that only worked with the phone at the time of release.  The Galaxy Gear is Samsung’s first attempt at a smartwatch. While many people are against it. I think it’s a good idea. It’s a bluetooth accessory. And you have to expect it to work as such. Seeing as how the Note 3 is a large phone, you may not always have it in your hands as easily as another phone.

The Galaxy Gear gives you a nice alternative in receiving your notifications. You can control your music from the Gear as well. There are different color combinations that you can get it in. Right now the gear retails at $299. The price is sure to drop, as most Android accessories do. But it’s definitely a device for the geek who likes those types of gadgets. But Samsung did a good job with their first attempt.


It might not be a necessary upgrade from the Note II to the Note 3. But if you don’t have a Note device and were looking into it, now might be the time to try it. It’s the third time around and Samsung has gotten it right. It might be a bit of a learning curve for some, but it’s nice to try it. Don’t brush it off due to its size. Even playing with it at the store won’t be enough as it takes a while to get it. But once you do, it’s awesome! You will witness the power and strength behind this phone, and the large size won’t even be a factor anymore.

Right now the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is $199 with a 2 year contract and is available for all major carriers.

Find out more about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 HERE



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