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Square Credit Card Reader Review: Remarkably Easy

For iPhone and Android owners, Square Inc. offers a quick, simple, affordable way to take credit card payments. It's a handy solution if you're running a small business, or even[...]

Nintendo 3DS XL Review: Does Bigger Make for Better 3D?

Nintendo has upgraded its current gen handheld, bringing you the 3DS XL, with a 90 percent larger display and improved battery life. Is it worth the upgrade?

Apple iPhone 5 Gets a Micro-USB Port, Thanks to New Adapter

The new dock connector on the Apple iPhone 5, called the Lightning, can be converted to a micro-USB port thanks to a newly-unveiled adapter that's currently on sale, but only[...]

TurboScan Review: A Handy iPhone Scanner in Your Pocket

TurboScan is designed to turn your iPhone into a portable document scanner without the addition of extra hardware. How well does it really work? Read the full review to find[...]

Sony PlayStation Vita Review: Taking Mobile Gaming to a New Level

The Sony PlayStation Vita is a very capable mobile gaming console, but it's more than that as well -- it boasts a web browser, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even optional 3G[...]

Sony Launches SmartWatch: Android-Powered Wristwatch

Today, Sony launched SmartWatch MN2: a wristwatch-like device that allows owners to read text messages, social updates and emails, manage calls, as well as control music that is on an[...]

iFrogz Boost NearField Audio Speaker Review

With iTunes, iCloud, Google Music, Spotify, and an ever-growing number of music apps, we have access to a ton of tunes on our mobile devices. Can the iFrogz Boost speaker[...]

Hands-On: Five Cool Protective Cases for Apple iPhones

Smartphones often take a spill to the ground (or into the water, but a protective case can help. Here's a hands-on look at five of the best cases for the[...]

Plantronics Marque M155 Bluetooth Headset Review: Designed for Smartphones

The Plantronics Marque M155 is marketed as a Bluetooth headset for smartphones with a number of extra features for iPhone and Android users. But does it live up to expectations?[...]

Samsung TecTiles Review: NFC Tap Technology in Sticker Form

NFC is coming to a smartphone near you, and Samsung TecTiles show that near field communication is not limited to mobile payments. It can be used to share content and[...]

FreedomPop Sleeve to Bring Free 4G Access to the iPhone

iPhone 4/4S customers looking for a true 4G connection need look no further than at the FreedomPop Sleeve. Better yet, high-speed wireless service is free.

Nokia Lumia 710 Owners Can Get a Free Case

Nokia is offering everyone who has a Lumia 710 Windows Phone from T-Mobile a free colorful case. All they have to do is ask for it.

MacWorld/iWorld Brings More iPhone Apps, More Cases, More Gadgets

MacWorld/iWorld just wrapped up in San Francisco, and Brighthand's reporter on the spot brings us his thoughts on the most interesting software and accessories that were on display at this[...]

PayPal Unveils Mobile Payment Service, Square Competitor

The first major competitor for electronic payment service Square has arrived. PayPal has just announced PayPal Here which allows small businesses to accept almost any form of payment. [with video[...]

Smartphone Accessories Produce More than 50 Percent of Total Accessory Revenue

According to a study performed by ABIresearch, smartphones will drive $20 billion in accessory revenue in 2012, accounting for more than half of the $36 billion that all handset accessories[...]

PoP Video Turns an iPhone into a Pico Projector… for Cheap

Those looking for a way to use their iPhones as a pico projector now have a cheap and innovative way to do so with PoP Video.

64GB microSDXC Cards Becoming Increasingly Common

The size of available removable memory cards has continued to grow since they were invented. The latest format for smartphones and tablets is microSDXC bringing 64GB of capacity.

FreedomPop Sleeve Turns the iPod Touch into an iPhone

Earlier this month FreedomPop set out to offer free internet to Americans, and now the company wants to turn your iPod touch into an iPhone. The company has begun shipping[...]

CES 2012: Day Two Notes from the Tradeshow Floor

Yesterday was the second day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Brighthand editors and staff spent the day looking at new smartphones and accessories as fast as[...]

CES 2012: Day One Notes from the Tradeshow Floor

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing in Las Vegas. The first day bright a range of smartphone announcements, as well as a number of events where companies[...]