Alleged Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s handled on video – uses iPhone X-style gestures, of course

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is the next model in the lineup that made the whole bezelless craze mainstream (because just how much reach does Sharp have as a smartphone brand?), and we have a pretty good idea how it’ll look thanks to a seemingly official render from a week ago. But it’s even better to see the actual phone, live, on video, right? The folks over at OnPhones have gotten their hands on a Mi Mix 2S, by the looks of it, and have shared a short, yet revealing clip. The big news is that the bezelless phone will employ gestures, not unlike the ones found on the iPhone X – for accessing the…

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Review: Portable Wall Charger & Battery Pack for iPhone & Other Devices

Over two years ago, I reviewed the original ReCHARGE+ charger from Thinium. At CES, I met with the representatives from Thinium and had the opportunity to try the new model, the ReCHARGE+ 2.0 ($ 69.99). What sets the ReCHARGE+ apart from other chargers is the integrated A/C prongs that fold flat, along with the phone charging port that also folds flat. Thinium has improved on the original in several key ways.

Related: Griffin’s Best Portable Chargers for iPhone

Whereas the original model was just for Lightning devices, the ReCHARGE+ 2.0 accommodates Lighting, microUSB, and USB-C through add-on adapters—just make sure you don’t lose them. The new model also has a built-in kickstand and an optional magnetic plate to secure the connection.

Pros

  • Accommodates Lighting, microUSB, and USB-C devices
  • Integrated A/C prongs
  • Built-in kickstand
  • Folds flat for travel
  • 3,000 mAh of power

Cons

  • Doesn’t use Qi wireless charging
  • Adapters are easy to lose

Final Verdict

The new ReCHARGE+ 2.0 from Thinium improves on the original, making it a valuable part of your travel gear. 

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Apple Resumes Selling Belkin’s InvisiGlass Ultra Screen Protector for iPhone X Following Durability Improvements

Apple this week has begun selling an updated version of Belkin’s InvisiGlass Ultra screen protector for iPhone X on its website and at its retail stores, nearly two months after the original was recalled due to quality issues.


Belkin’s product page states that the screen protector is now 0.29mm thick, compared to 0.21mm for the original InvisiGlass Ultra. As such, the new version will hopefully prove to be more durable, after dozens of customers complained about the first iteration cracking way too easily during normal day-to-day usage.

Belkin halted sales of the original InvisiGlass Ultra in late December due to a wave of negative feedback, including several one-star customer reviews. At the time, a company spokesperson told MacRumors that it considers “product quality and consumer feedback” to be of “paramount importance.”

“We have been constantly testing this product since we released the first generation of it timed to iPhone X availability and things have evolved since you and I last spoke,” a Belkin spokesperson informed MacRumors. “We identified some improvements to be made in the next generation of this product.”

Apple and Belkin appear to have been providing refunds to customers who purchased the original InvisiGlass Ultra and found it to be defective, so we recommend contacting the companies if your screen protector easily cracked.

The new InvisiGlass Ultra remains $39.95 from Apple. The updated screen protector is still listed as “coming soon” on Belkin’s website.

(Thanks, Christian!)

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Tech Deals: $300 Off iPhone 7, 50% Off Official iPhone X Leather Folio Case, $10 Wireless Charger, More

This compilation of tech deals includes JBL wireless headphones, Apple’s iPhone X Leather Folio, a seller-refurbished iPhone 7, a Qi wireless charging pad for iPhone X, and more.

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