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Today, Motorola is holding a ‘mega sale’ on a small selection of its Android-compatible accessories for residents in the United States on its web store — so if you’re in the market for either a new headset, smart controller, flip stand, HDMI cable or universal power pack, then listen up as you can save up to a whopping 93% off the standard retail price on two of those items!

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Look at all those IR emitters (we think those are IR emitters). Photo: Eli Milchman/Cult of Android

In the race to bestow absolute control over your home entertainment paraphernalia, the Blumoo device is a sort of a jack-of-all-trades standout.

Similar to the now-discontinued Griffin Beacon, Blumoo lets you control all your devices that normally work with a remote control — TV, DVR, Bluetooth player, stereo, etc — from an Android phone or iPhone. But it also does double-duty as a Bluetooth streaming device, giving you the ability to stream music to pretty much any set of speakers it’s physically connected to.

We had a little hands-on time with the Blumoo, and came away impressed with the device — but frustrated by the software. Also, unfortunately the Blumoo Android app is a few weeks away from availability, so we played around with its iOS sibling instead; we’re not expecting any major difference when the Android app eventually arrives. Here’s what we liked, and didn’t.

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Samsung is said to be planning another new addition to its Galaxy Gear lineup that will have its own SIM card for making calls. It will be called the “Galaxy Gear Solo,” according to sources familiar with Samsung’s plans, and it could be the first smartwatch that isn’t so reliant on a smartphone.

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Yesterday, an unannounced Samsung Mobile Device, SM-T805, passed through the Bluetooth Certification HQ in the United States. Brief snippets of information included in the filing documentation reveal that we could potentially be looking at the Galaxy Tab Pro — a revamped model of the South Korean company’s former flagship tablet of 2013.

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CoA-CES-2014-bugVizio is showing off a number of new Bluetooth speakers at CES in Las Vegas this week, and they’re not your average Bluetooth speakers. They come with Android-powered tablets built-in, allowing you to play music and watch movies using all your favorite apps without the need for a second device.

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