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New Halo Gray Essential Phone now available for pre-order with built-in Amazon Alexa

Essential Phone Halo Gray official

Hot on the heels of the debut of three new Essential Phone colors, Essential has announced a fourth new version of its flagship Android smartphone.

The Essential Phone is getting a new Halo Gray color option. This device features a matte finish on both the titanium frame and the ceramic backside.

Also of note is that this Halo Gray Essential Phone is exclusive to Amazon, and as such, comes with the Amazon Alexa assistant installed. You can use Alexa to get answers to questions, control smart home devices, access Alexa skills, and more.

The Halo Gray Essential Phone is now available for pre-order from Amazon. Pricing is set at $ 449.99, and devices will begin shipping on February 21.

This is another nice-looking variant of the Essential Phone, offering a simply two-tone gray look with a matte finish that should give you some improved grip. If you like the look of this Essential Phone, you can hit up Amazon to pre-order one of your very own. – Latest videos, reviews, articles, news and posts

Essential Phone launches Amazon-exclusive ‘Halo Gray’ alongside three new colors

When the Essential PH-1 launched, it was available in Black Moon and Pure White. Yesterday, Essential announced three new color options for its PH-1 including Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black, all of which are limited editions. This a nice contrast to all the bright red color coats we’ve seen pop up over the past few months. Today, Essential launched a new Amazon-exclusive surprise color option called Halo Gray. It features a matter gray ceramic back with a matte silver titanium frame. Additionally, the Amazon model will come with the Alexa App pre-installed. This color will… – Latest articles

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Just yesterday, Essential announced three new colors for its flagship phone – Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black. While the colors are appealing, the $ 599 price tag definitely isn’t, especially when the first model has been as low as $ 300. Today, Essential announced another new color, with Alexa built-in.

The new ‘Halo Gray’ color is now available for pre-order, with a shipping date of February 21. Unlike the other colors, it’s an Amazon exclusive, and Essential says it is “the first Essential Phone to come with Alexa built-in.” Presumably, this is similar to the Alexa integration that the Huawei Mate 9 has.

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Essential Phone’s new ‘Halo Gray’ color goes on sale exclusively at Amazon

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 The Essential Phone is currently in the midst of being rolled out in a range of new colors, including three that will be released excessively on Essential’s own website, with a staged release schedule that began Thursday. On Friday, however, Essential revealed a surprise fourth new color, “Halo Gray,” which will be exclusive to Amazon and which is now available to… Read More
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Huawei launches Red Honor 7X internationally, adds a Gray color too

Valentine’s Day may be over, but that doesn’t mean we no longer want red phones. Huawei is bringing the Red limited edition of its Honor 7X to the global stage (after it already launched in the US). And there’s a surprise – there’s a Gray version too. Yup, the Honor 7X launched in Black, Blue and Gold, but no Gray (a pretty popular color). There’s a catch, though, only 20,000 units will be made of the Red and Gray versions. If you’re interested, the phones are available “in select markets” at a price of £270 – same as the regular colors. There’s another catch, though – regardless of… – Latest articles

Essential Phone announced in three new colors — Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black — for $100 extra

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The day before yesterday, we received word by way of a Twitter teaser that Essential was finally planning to release its hotly-anticipated Ocean Depths color. It turns out that Andy Rubin and friends actually had even more in store, with a Stellar Gray and a never-before-seen Copper Black also coming onto the scene. Unfortunately, these will cost $ 599 apiece — a full $ 100 over the price of a Moon Black or Pure White unit.

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Best Bands for Space Gray Apple Watch

What are the best bands for my Space Gray Apple Watch? Avoid browns and go for dark colors or colors that pop to get a stylish look that’ll complement your Space Gray Apple Watch.

I’ve been wearing a Space Gray Apple Watch since launch day. I can remember thinking, “That’s the one I have to have,” when Apple revealed the uniquely colored aluminum case. What I didn’t know at the time was that by choosing a unique color, I was limiting my choice of bands by quite a bit. Many of Apple’s bands feature stainless steel lugs that pair quite well with the Stainless Steel Apple Watch (which is to be expected) and the Silver Aluminum Apple Watch.

Since then, I’ve come across a clever way to significantly increase your band options: color-matched lugs. If you decided to stand out from the crowd with a unique case color (space gray, rose gold, or gold), you can swap out the clashing stainless steel lugs on your Apple Watch bands with lugs created specifically for your case color.

How to replace the lugs on your Apple Watch bands to match your space grey, gold, or rose gold casing!

I still hold that the Space Gray Apple Watch is a better-looking watch than its Silver Aluminum sister (and arguably better-looking than the gold and rose gold options). And when paired with the right band, it really shines. Here are the best bands for the Space Gray Apple Watch!

Black Sport Band

My Space Gray Apple Watch shipped with a Black Sport Band — that’s the closest thing you’re going to get to a blessing from Jony Ive himself. When you buy an Apple Watch, Apple pairs the Watch with a band it feels makes your Apple Watch look best. And that holds true for the Black Sport Band.

It’s made of a soft, supple, smooth material called fluoroelastomer and it’s a beautiful shade of black. It sports a fancy pin-and-tuck closure, so you don’t have to worry about the excess rubber fluoroelastomer band flapping about. Oh, did I mention it’s super smooth and soft? It’s super smooth and soft.

Of note: It’s everything you could want in a band for a fitness wearable. It’s sweat resistant, heat resistant, scuff resistant, wind resistant, frost resistant, water resistant … you get the idea. This is the most versatile band Apple offers — it’s also one of the least expensive. It’s for that reason I recommend you ditch the third-party models and pick it up directly from Apple. You can grab this band from Apple for $ 49. You’re going to get a high-quality band at an inexpensive price and it’s designed by the company itself! If my math is correct, I’m pretty sure that’s three wins. Win, win, win!

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Gray Sport Band

Just like the Black Sport Band, the Space Gray Apple Watch can ship with the Gray Sport Band. It’s an excellent pairing for the dark gray tones of the Space Gray Apple Watch and offers all the same features you get from the black one — it’s sweat resistant, heat resistant, scuff resistant, wind resistant, frost resistant, water resistant, etc.

It’ll cost you the same as the Black Sport Band. You can pick it up from Apple for $ 49.

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Cosmos Blue Leather Loop

Talk about a good-lookin’ band! Back when Apple still offered it (I’m sad to see it go), the Black Leather Loop was the first band I purchased. Because of the included Black Sport Band, I knew how well dark colors went with the graphite-gray color of my Watch. I also knew that I had only one gripe about the Black Sport Band: It could stand to be a tiny bit more adjustable. If you’re looking for an endlessly adjustable band, the Leather Loop (in any color) is a great band. If you’re looking for and endlessly adjustable band that’ll pair perfectly with your Space Gray Apple Watch, the Cosmos Blue Leather Loop is a must-have.

The band is made up of a bunch of magnets, cordoned off into little segments. You simply slide one end of the band into a metal loop on the other end of the band and pull to adjust. I love this band because it grows and shrinks with me throughout the day.

You: Wait, what?!

Me: I said it grows and shrinks with me throughout the day.

You: You grow and shrink throughout the day?

Me: Yeah, and so do you! As your body heats and cools and your blood flow changes throughout the day, your skin expands and contracts. Those factors (and loads more) can make the size of your wrist vary slightly.

You: Oh. Wish you hadn’t told me that.

The Leather Loop’s magnets are strong enough to keep your Watch in place but have just enough give to let your band adjust as needed. As the name would suggest, it’s a leather band. It’s absorbent, it has a great, steadfast color that has aged nicely (i.e. no exposed magnets, but it has softened over time). You can pick one up from Apple for $ 149.

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Midnight Blue Woven Nylon

While I personally think the best-looking band for your Space Gray Apple Watch is a black band, that doesn’t mean you can’t have some alternative, colorful bands to compliment it. And boy, howdy, the Space Gray color looks damn good with a nice blue band.

I was thrilled to see Apple release a more, uh, subdued style for its Woven Nylon Bands. I have the Black Woven Nylon Band — yep, another black band — and I love it, but I’ve been gradually adding a little bit of color to my collection. I’m not fond of many of the Woven Nylon Bands Apple offers (the colors aren’t for me), but this one absolutely shines with the Space Gray Apple Watch.

If you’re not wearing a fluoroelastomer Sport Band for your workouts, the $ 49 Woven Nylon is the next best thing. Heck, it’s even more breathable than the Sport Band. It’s got a classic look and feel, and it’s incredibly comfortable to wear.

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Product Red Sport Band

This is some advanced color rocking, so make sure you’re prepared to catch eyes while you’re out in public. The Product Red Sport Band comes in a bright and beautiful red fluoroelastomer, and it’s a striking companion for the subtle gray color of your Space Gray Apple Watch. It’s very Sith … if you’re into that kind of thing.

The Product Red Sport Band carries all the same benefits of the Black Sport Band with a more pronounced look. It’s the evening companion to your everyday carry, the stiletto heels to your flats, the blazer to your T-shirt and jeans.

Also, by purchasing the $ 49 Product Red Sport Band you’re contributing to (RED), an organization focused on creating an AIDS-free world.

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BRG Milanese-Loop-Style Watch Band

Apple’s not the only one making bands for its Apple Watch! In fact, you’re likely to find some unique, better-matched bands for the Space Gray Apple Watch outside of the Apple Store.

I’m wearing a third-party black milanese band at this very moment. I’m surprised by how comfortable it is, I’m surprised by how closely it resembles Apple’s own Milanese Loop offerings, and I’m surprised by the build quality (given its incredibly inexpensive price tag). I’ve yet to have any trouble with paint or annodization flaking, the magnet offers a strong, secure connection, and the metal mesh is smooth and breathable.

It’s worth noting the lugs (the parts of the band that slide into the Apple Watch case) are a little darker than the Space Gray Apple Watch, so if you’re looking for an exact match, this won’t be a good option for you. As you can probably tell, however, I’d argue a black-band-Space-Gray combo looks way better than any sort of fully Space Gray option. You can pick up the BRG Milanese-Loop-Style band for about $ 17 from Amazon.

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EOSO 3-in-1 Leather Bands: Single Tour, Double Tour, Cuff

My colleagues Rene Ritchie and Serenity Caldwell have been known to flaunt their Apple Watch Hermès bands. Put simply, they are easily the best-looking Watch bands Apple offers. I was particularly enamored of the Apple Watch Hermès Cuff, but Apple no longer offers the band. Lucky for me (and now you!), EOSO has a 3-in-1 offering that resembles the Hermès line from Apple.

Normally I wouldn’t recommend bands with metal lugs, because (in my humble opinion) the stainless steel lugs clash with the Space Gray Apple Watch case. However, the EOSO cuff looks superb with the Space Gray Apple Watch — not only because the steel lugs are mostly obscured by the band, but becasue of the way the black cuff surrounds the Watch. It’s a subtle and sophisticated look that’s also, frankly, a little badass. Black on gray on black is a good look, and the thick cuff makes it that much better.

I have to admit: My love for the EOSO cuff made it easier for me to appreciate the two other bands in the $ 29 3-in-1 offering. The Double Tour is a unique look that turns your Apple Watch into more of a piece of jewelry. The Single Tour is a simple, understated leather watch band — you can’t really go wrong with that! Ultimately, the EOSO 3-in-1 is a great offering, because it lets you try out a bunch of different looks and it comes in loads of different colors.

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What’s on your wrist?

Do you have an Apple Watch? Is it a Space Gray model? I’m curious to hear what bands you’ve found look best with the graphite-gray color. Gimme a shout!

Updated January 2018: Added new Apple Watch bands that pair really well with the Space Gray Apple Watch.

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Which HomePod color should you buy: White or space gray?

When it comes to HomePod, color is everything.

Most Apple products have a number of different options to choose from when making your purchasing decision, but not HomePod. Apple’s smart speaker has just two versions: white, and space gray.

Both the white and space gray HomePod are identical in shape and size, with a 6.8-inch high and 5.6-width cylindrical body that weighs 5.5 pounds.

The color differences extend all the way around the HomePod’s body: The space gray HomePod has a lighter gray wire-mesh body and an almost-black core, which extends to its LED control screen. The cord is the same dark grey as the 4K Apple TV’s, and snakes out the back of the device down to its requisite power outlet.

In contrast, the white HomePod embodies the company’s obsession with the color: It features an off-white grill and white LED top, along with a Lightning-cable-esque white power cord.

If you’re considering a HomePod already, you probably have a color preference. But if you don’t — or if you’re torn — what should you consider?

Screen tone and accessibility

For some, a white interface on black text is less pleasing to the eye than its inverse. This is partially subjective, but it’s also a more difficult image to resolve for your retinas — if you have any sort of vision trouble, it’s worth knowing that the space gray HomePod uses two thin white + and – buttons to control volume. You may additionally want to think about which screen will work best at night.

You can also control your volume and trigger Siri with your voice, of course, but if the screen matters to you, you’ll want to think about how your eyes will adjust.

Your other gadgets

Do you own a swath of dark black or bright white appliances in the room you’re considering for a HomePod? You might either want to color-match your HomePod to your other speakers and TV, or shake things up a bit with a bright splash of white or a dark space gray.

Room design

It’s not just the other gadgets that matter when figuring out how HomePod fits in your room: You’ll also want to think about where you’re putting your HomePod. While the 6.8-inch speaker is still relatively small and unassuming, it can still prove eye-catching if in stark contrast to its surroundings.

For instance, if you’re planning to use HomePod on a coffee table or in-between an open floor plan, make sure the color you want looks good on your proposed furniture.

And don’t just think about the HomePod itself: If you’re putting it somewhere that the cord can’t easily be hidden, you’ll want a power cord that blends in as easily as possible with your surroundings. A space gray HomePod may not scream “art piece” on a similarly space gray kitchen counter, but it’ll help hide the almost-black power cord.

Dust and dirt

Black devices collect dust, dirt, and smudges like nothing else, and the HomePod will likely be no different. Though you won’t have to touch the HomePod very often, its side grills will still collect dust over its lifetime — and unless you like cleaning, you may find the white HomePod a better offer.

Who should get the HomePod in space gray?

If you own black appliances, don’t mind a little dusting now and again, and love the feel of the HomePod’s sleek black touchscreen, the space gray speaker may be the one for you.

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Who should get the HomePod in white?

If you want a speaker that blends into the background without being bland, matches most rooms, and doesn’t pick up noticeable dust as easily, check out the white HomePod.

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