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Best LG V30 Accessories – October 2017

The LG V30[1] is finally out and available to buy at all of the carriers. Now while[2] AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon all have the standard LG V30, Sprint[3] and US Cellular have the LG V30 Plus, which is actually the same device, but with double the storage. So no matter which V30 you have picked up, these accessories will work with both. And you’re going to want to pick up some accessories and take advantage of the hardware in the LG V30, seeing as LG did put the best of the best in there. Including a Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM 64GB of storage (128GB in the LG V30 Plus) and a 6-inch OLED display that looks phenomenal. The LG V30 is a great device for things like virtual reality, augmented reality, and even watching videos – remember that it does support HDR in the Netflix app as well.

We have gathered up the best accessories available for the LG V30, these include cases, screen protectors, car mounts, headphones, Bluetooth speakers and so much more. The majority of these will work with other smartphones as well, so even if you upgrade on T-Mobile’s JUMP! in a month or two, these items will still work just fine. Keep in mind that these are the best accessories that are currently available, and that more will be launching in the coming weeks and months.

This is one of the more popular cases available for really any smartphone. The Spigen Neo Hybrid is a rather thin case that doesn’t add a ton of bulk to the LG V30, but still protects it. It does also have a slight lip over the screen, so that the beautiful 6-inch OLED QHD+ display is also protected.

This here is Bose’ first 360-degree speaker, and it’s a beaut. The SoundLink Resolve+ is a fairly large but still portable speaker that is made from metal. So not only does it look good, but it also sounds incredible. Since it is a 360-degree speaker, it does also have plenty of oomph to fill an entire room with sound. Making it a great speaker to use at parties and such.

OMOTON has a nice screen protector here for the LG V30 as well. This is a tempered glass screen protector, so it’ll still feel like glass when you’re using and interacting with the LG V30, instead of some cheap plastic like some of the other screen protectors out there. It is also a 2-pack, so if something happens to one of them, you can easily replace it without spending more money.

OMOTON LG V30 Screen Protector [2-Pack]Buy Now![4]

Those looking for a truly wireless pair of earbuds will want to look no further than the Jaybird RUN. These are a great pair of truly wireless earbuds that offer up to 4 hours of battery life, and then can be fully charged about 3 times using the carrying case. These connect over Bluetooth to the LG V30 (or really any Bluetooth device) and using the Jaybird MySound app on Google Play (also on the Apple App Store), you can adjust the EQ to your liking.

Lumion, who used to be VRS Design, has a new case for the LG V30, it’s the Huey case. This is another good choice for those looking to pick up a case for their V30 and keep it protected. It’s a thin case, and it’s available in black, so it’ll look really good on the silver V30 that most people will be picking up.

The LG V30 is a great looking device, and perhaps the best looking smartphone LG has ever produced, so why not show it off with a clear case from Spigen. The Spigen Liquid Crystal is a clear case that still offers plenty of protection for your V30 so you won’t need to worry about it getting damaged while keeping it almost naked.

This wireless charger from RAVPower is actually a fast one, and while only Samsung’s smartphones support fast wireless charging, it’s still a good one to pick up and have around in case you upgrade to the Galaxy S9 or Note 9 next year, or if another newer device decides to support fast charging. But this is a charging pad, so it’ll look great on a desk or even at the dinner table, to charge your V30.

The LG V30 does have a Quad DAC included, but sometimes you want to share your audio with others. You can do that with a Bluetooth speaker, and the Harman Kardon Esquire Mini is a great one to grab. This is a somewhat small speaker, but it still offers some incredible sound for its size. It can also last around 8-10 hours on a single charge.

Maxboost has its air vent magnetic car mount here, and it’s being offered in a 2-pack. Allowing you to put one in your car and one in your significant others’ car as well. This is a mount that will attach to the air vent in your car and then use magnets to hold your smartphone in place. It’s universal since it doesn’t have arms keeping your phone in place, so it can hold devices with up to a 7-inch display.

Maxboost Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car MountBuy Now![5]

AUKEY has a Quick Charge 3.0 car charger here which would be a great fit for the LG V30. It’s a great car charger for it, since the V30 does support Quick Charge 3.0. And this is going to allow you to quickly top up the V30 while you’re out driving, so once you get to your destination, you’ll have a full battery. And that is definitely nice to have.

AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger with Dual Ports Buy Now![6]

This cable from BrexLink is a good one to pick up, especially if the V30 is your first USB-C device. This is a 6.6-foot long cable (to those outside the US, that’s 2 meters) and it is a braided cable. With it being a braided cable, the BrexLink USB-C cable is going to be more rugged than some others and definitely last a long time.

The LG V30 does support wireless charging, so this Seneo Qi Wireless Charger is a great one to add to your collection. It’s a stand-style wireless charger, which is great for using next to your bed, with LG’s always-on display on. So it can replace your bedside clock. It’s a bit slower to charge than plugging your V30 into an outlet, so it’s best for charging overnight.

The Anker PowerCore II is our choice for a battery pack for one simple reason, it has Anker’s newer chipset inside. Which allows for faster charging, while keeping the battery pack somewhat thin. The PowerCore II 20000 is actually smaller than the original because of that. And with a 20,000mAh capacity, it can recharge the V30 about 6 times before it needs to be recharged itself.

References

  1. ^ LG V30 (androidheadlines.com)
  2. ^ Now while (www.androidheadlines.com)
  3. ^ Sprint (www.androidheadlines.com)
  4. ^ Buy Now! (geni.us)
  5. ^ Buy Now! (geni.us)
  6. ^ Buy Now! (geni.us)
Cellnet Review

JBL SoundBoost 2 speakers feature surround sound-quality audio

Why it matters to you

Dirac Audio’s Panorama Sound technology make the JBL SoundBoost 2 speakers sound like a multi-channel system — a boon for movies and music.

Let’s face it: Portable speakers aren’t don’t usually make great substitutes for home stereos. That goes double for ultra-compact peripherals like the Anker SoundCore and UE Megaboom, which fall short of the range and depth full-sized systems can deliver. But thanks to a collaboration among Swedish engineering firm Dirac[1], Motorola, and JBL parent company Harman, JBL’s new SoundBoost 2 come close.

The JBL SoundBoost 2[2], a modular accessory that fits to the Lenovo Moto Z2[3] and Moto Z’s Moto Mods mount, looks like an ordinary, off-the-shelf Bluetooth speakers from a distance. But the magic lies in the JBL MySoundboost2 app[4], which taps Dirac’s patented Panorama Sound technology. When audio plays from the phone to the speaker, it is filtered through a cross-talk cancellation algorithm that isolates the left and right stereo channels and optimizes their frequencies. When the two channels reach your ears, they are separated — the right channel hasn’t been affected or compromised by the left channel, and the left channel hasn’t been muddied by the right.

The net effect is stereo feedback that mimics a muli-channel, surround-sound home theater setup.

“Through this collaboration, we are changing what the world thinks is possible from their mobile devices,” Erik Rudolphi, Dirac’s general manager of mobile, said in a statement. “This isn’t just more volume or a fake surround sound gimmick. […] Your brain hears far more than it expects or is used to hearing from a such a small device.”

As good as Dirac’s algorithmic filter sounds, though, it won’t work miracles. The laws of physics dictate that all else being equal, larger speakers produce crisper, clearer low frequencies than scaled-down counterparts like the JBL SoundBoost 2. And until we have a chance to put the Soundboost 2 through its paces, the jury is out on its raw performance.

But we were impressed by Dirac Audio’s Panorama Sound[5] when we listened to it on a modified Nexus 6P smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. It sounded just like wearing a pair of headphones, but without the headphones — during a scene from space disaster movie Gravity[6], dialogue from the speakers sounded as though it was coming from earbuds.

“As the smartphone increasingly becomes a primary device for entertainment consumption — both while on-the-go and at home — consumers are demanding audio that’s equally as hi-res as its visual counterpart,” Rudolphi said. “By teaming up with these two market-leading pioneers to develop the Soundboost 2, we’re providing Motorola Moto Z smartphone users across the globe with a complete entertainment experience that’s both portable and immersive.”

References

  1. ^ Dirac (www.dirac.com)
  2. ^ JBL SoundBoost 2 (www.digitaltrends.com)
  3. ^ Lenovo Moto Z2 (www.digitaltrends.com)
  4. ^ JBL MySoundboost2 app (play.google.com)
  5. ^ Panorama Sound (www.digitaltrends.com)
  6. ^ Gravity (www.digitaltrends.com)
Cellnet Review

Thanks to Dirac's Panorama Sound, JBL's SoundBoost 2 sounds like home speakers

Why it matters to you

Dirac Audio’s Panorama Sound technology make the JBL SoundBoost 2 speakers sound like a multi-channel system — a boon for movies and music.

Let’s face it: Portable speakers don’t usually make great substitutes for home stereos. That goes double for ultra-compact peripherals like the Anker SoundCore and UE Megaboom, which fall short of the range and depth full-sized systems can deliver. But thanks to a collaboration among Swedish engineering firm Dirac[1], Motorola, and JBL parent company Harman, JBL’s new SoundBoost 2 come close.

The JBL SoundBoost 2[2], a modular accessory that fits to the Lenovo Moto Z2[3] and Moto Z’s Moto Mods mount, looks like an ordinary, off-the-shelf Bluetooth speakers from a distance. But the magic lies in the JBL MySoundboost2 app[4], which taps Dirac’s patented Panorama Sound technology. When audio plays from the phone to the speaker, it is filtered through a cross-talk cancellation algorithm that isolates the left and right stereo channels and optimizes their frequencies. When the two channels reach your ears, they are separated — the right channel hasn’t been affected or compromised by the left channel, and the left channel hasn’t been muddied by the right.

The net effect is stereo feedback that mimics a muli-channel, surround-sound home theater setup.

“Through this collaboration, we are changing what the world thinks is possible from their mobile devices,” Erik Rudolphi, Dirac’s general manager of mobile, said in a statement. “This isn’t just more volume or a fake surround sound gimmick. […] Your brain hears far more than it expects or is used to hearing from a such a small device.”

As good as Dirac’s algorithmic filter sounds, though, it won’t work miracles. The laws of physics dictate that all else being equal, larger speakers produce crisper, clearer low frequencies than scaled-down counterparts like the JBL SoundBoost 2. And until we have a chance to put the Soundboost 2 through its paces, the jury is out on its raw performance.

But we were impressed by Dirac Audio’s Panorama Sound[5] when we listened to it on a modified Nexus 6P smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. It sounded just like wearing a pair of headphones, but without the headphones — during a scene from space disaster movie Gravity[6], dialogue from the speakers sounded as though it was coming from earbuds.

“As the smartphone increasingly becomes a primary device for entertainment consumption — both while on-the-go and at home — consumers are demanding audio that’s equally as hi-res as its visual counterpart,” Rudolphi said. “By teaming up with these two market-leading pioneers to develop the Soundboost 2, we’re providing Motorola Moto Z smartphone users across the globe with a complete entertainment experience that’s both portable and immersive.”

References

  1. ^ Dirac (www.dirac.com)
  2. ^ JBL SoundBoost 2 (www.digitaltrends.com)
  3. ^ Lenovo Moto Z2 (www.digitaltrends.com)
  4. ^ JBL MySoundboost2 app (play.google.com)
  5. ^ Panorama Sound (www.digitaltrends.com)
  6. ^ Gravity (www.digitaltrends.com)