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Tactile Keyboard

Phorm isn't just any iPad Mini case, as it provides users with a real tactile keyboard that rises up out of the screen. When a user is ready to type, they simply move a slider on the back of the case, which pumps an optically-clear oil through microfluidic channels in the screen, ultimately causing the buttons to rise up out of the surface of the screen. Once finished, users only need to move the slider back and the oil is withdrawn, causing the buttons to disappear. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Dell Inspiron 20 3000

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Dell's Inspiron i3043-5000BLK is essentially a massive tablet that also doubles as a desktop computer. It packs a 19.5-inch display, 2.16-GHz Intel Pentium quad-core processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, Intel HD graphics, and a built-in lithium-ion battery pack. Aesthetically it's sleek as well as stylish. Waves MaxxAudio speakers and built in sub-woofer ensure a immersive multimedia experience whether if it's gaming or just watching internet videos. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview, more pictures and additional information.

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Dragon Touch Y88X

Dragon Touch's Y88X Tablet is currently being offered for just $49.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $99.99. The Y88X tablet is equipped with a quad-core CPU, which means up to 4-times the processing speed for everything you do. While the 1024 x 600 HD screen delivers crisp images and sharp text for an enjoyable experience. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Notable features:
  • Google Android 4.4 (KitKat)

  • 7" Multi-touch screen 1024x600 HD.

  • Quad Core 4x1.2GH; Quad core GPU.

  • 8GB storage; 512MB RAM.

  • Dual-Camera.

  • Wireless N (802.11b/g/n).

  • G-sensor.

[via Amazon]

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NeuTab N7

NeuTab's N7 Pro 7" Quad-Core Tablet is currently being offered for only $49.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $119.99. Featuring a 1.2GHz Quad Core CPU, 8GB of integrated storage, 512MB of DDR3 RAM, a 2.0-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Wireless N (802.11b/g/n), and more. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Use all your familiar Android apps and stay connected to your must-have digital content with Google Android 4.4 KitKat system. Enjoy access to an ever-expanding world of music, apps, movies, and more with Google Pay.

  • Micro SD card slot allows you to add up to 32GB extra space to store songs, videos, photos and other files.

  • Ultra-fast web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n).

  • Up to 8 hours of mixed use makes your connection stay longer.

  • The front-facing camera makes it easy to chat with friends and family, while the rear-facing camera allows you to capture your most special moments and easily post them to facebook and twitter.

[via Amazon]

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Anker Tablet Stand

Anker's Multi-Angle Portable Tablet and Smartphone stand is currently being offered for $7.99 with coupon code: ANKERBF7, today only, originally priced at $24.99. This accessory, with the precision of 1°, adjusts to virtually any angle at the push of a button. Plus, the shelf design allows for viewing in both portrait and landscape modes. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: ANKERBF7 during checkout for the silver model. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Lightweight and pocket-sized, the durable aluminum body ensures reliability. Holds up to a 11lb load and devices as thick as 0.4in / 11mm with the rubber foot insert and 0.55in / 14mm without it.

  • Stand angle easily adjusts, supporting both vertical and horizontal viewing.

  • Rubber pads and feet protect your device from scratches and sliding.

  • Perfect for watching videos, viewing photos, reading, video recording, and much more.

[via Amazon]

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Kindle Fire HDX Games

Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Tablet is currently being offered for only $259 shipped, today only, originally priced at $399. The HDX display features dynamic image contrast, a unique feature that automatically optimizes the color of each pixel based on the amount of light in your surroundings. This makes images and videos even easier to see in any lighting conditions, including outdoors. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Exclusive 8.9" HDX display (2560x1600) with incredible pixel density (339 PPI) and perfect color accuracy (100% sRGB) for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD.

  • Breakthrough ultra-light design - weighing just 13.2oz, it's 34% lighter than the previous generation.

  • Ultra-fast 2.2GHz quad-core processor - 3x more powerful than previous generation - with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU for fast, fluid gaming and video.

  • Introducing the "Mayday" button - revolutionary, on-device tech support, exclusive to Kindle Fire HDX tablets. Connect for free to an Amazon expert 24x7, 365 days a year.

  • 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video, plus a front-facing 720p HD camera for Skype video calls and more.

[via Amazon]

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Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE Tablet (certified refubished) is currently being offered for only $159 shipped, today only, originally priced at $299. Enjoy your favorite content on a large, beautiful 1920x1200 display, capable of playing movies and TV shows in up to 1080p high definition. At 254 ppi, the display on Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is high enough quality that individual pixels are indistinguishable to the human eye. The result, an unparalleled viewing experience, no matter what you want to watch. Product page. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information.

Notable features:
  • A Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G is a pre-owned Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G that has been refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new.

  • Includes a full one-year limited warranty, just like a brand-new Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G.

  • Features 4G LTE technology, letting you connect to the internet, stream, and download at speeds even faster than Wi-Fi.

  • 1920x1200 HD display with polarizing filter and anti-glare technology for rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle.

[via Amazon]

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iPad Mini 3

Priced from $399, the iPad Mini 3 is not much different from its predecessor, aside from the new gold color and TouchID fingerprint sensor. Other features include: 7.9-inch (4:3 aspect ratio) Retina display, an A7 CPU with 64-bit architecture, and a 5.0-megaipxel iSight camera. Pre-orders begin October 17th and will begin shipping October 24th. Continue reading for more hands-on pictures, a video overview and additional information.

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Nexus 9

Apple will be announcing a new iPad Air later today, but Google's Nexus 9 by HTC is most certainly a worthy competitor. Offering an ultra high-resolution 8.9" QVGA display (2048 x 1536 resolution), a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 dual-core processor, an NVIDIA Kepler GPU, 8.0-megapixel rear-facing camera, 3.0-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, among many other great features. Continue reading for the hands-on pictures, video and additional information.

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Microsoft Research has unveiled FlexSense, which is essentially flat transparent, self-sensing deformable layer that can be added to tablets for extra functionality. They claim it can determine what a person is doing with the layer and then turn those actions into commands for an app. For example, when placed over a crossword puzzle, you can hide the answers below and look underneath the layer for hints. Continue reading for the video.

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