Friday, October 6, 2017

Verizon Announces Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Partnership with Google

On October 4th, Google went on stage to announce a slew of new devices including the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Both come is assorted variants and colors, and both are available for pre-order from the exclusive partner Verizon.

Arguably, it is a bit misleading with how this is all played out and advertised, because both phones work on any US carrier, despite where you purchase the device, from Verizon or Google. However, to at least be in one carrier store and have any partnership will indeed boost sales. In comparison to the previous Nexus line (pre-Pixel if you will) which were never really in any carrier store at all (albeit Nexus 6, or Galaxy Nexus), those sales figures were no where close to LG or Samsung.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Is Pixel 2 Kinda Blue Only Available on Verizon? (Updated)

Google is still on stage announcing their newest hardware for the year. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL being the 2 most hyped rumors. I found that the device page on the Google Store website updated as they were on stage. As I was pre-ordering, I couldn't help but notice that the new Kinda Blue, 1 of 3 color options, is only available to purchase if I choose the "Verizon" option.

Caseology Vault & Parallax Cases for the Galaxy Note 8

Being close to $1000, the Galaxy Note 8 needs to be protected from accidental tumbles. Caseology has a few options to choose from that has reinforced corners and TPU grip. The Parallax and Vault cases have their own textured design for both elegance and efficiency. My unboxing and first impressions are in the video below. Take a look and let me know in the comments if you want one of these cases.