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Top 100 Mobile Trends in April

From Streamlined Mobile Messaging to Branded Automotive Podcasts

— May 1, 2020 — Tech
These April 2020 mobile trends range from streamlined mobile messaging to branded automotive podcasts.

While Facebook's reworked Messenger app update aims to streamline its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger platforms in one easy-to-follow interface, a new six-part podcast series from automaker Lexus is gaining attention by exploring the brand's Japan-based headquarters. Titled 'Go and See,' the auto brand podcast is hosted by award-winning author and speaker Malcolm Gladwell who visits "a secret racetrack and interacts with the company's executives and engineers."

When it comes to notable smartphone releases, the month's top examples include the Sony Xperia 1 II phone. The device is set to feature "a 6.5 inch 4K OLED HDR display, as well as Dolby Atmos and a modem with 5G capabilities" while offering three impressive 12-megapixel cameras.
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Cryptocurrency Tax Calculations
Cryptocurrency Tax Calculations
The Coinpanda Tax Software is for Traders and Investors
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99
Streamlined Ride Pickups
Streamlined Ride Pickups
Uber Enhanced The Pick Up and Translation Features for All Users
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98
Camera-Enhanced Concept Devices
Camera-Enhanced Concept Devices
Vivo's New Concept Phone Features 7.5w Zoom Capabilities and More
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97
Commission-Free Food Deliveries
Commission-Free Food Deliveries
Doordash Reduced or Eliminated Commission Fees for Restaurants
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96
Food Delivery Restaurant Support
Food Delivery Restaurant Support
Just Eat is Now Providing 30 Days of Support for Restaurants
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95
Streamlined Mobile Messaging Apps
Streamlined Mobile Messaging Apps
Facebook Released a New Version of Its iOS Messenger App
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94
Popular Food-Displaying Navigation Apps
Popular Food-Displaying Navigation Apps
Google Maps Will Now Show Users Popular Restaurant Dishes
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93
Immersive Laptop-Replacing Tablets
Immersive Laptop-Replacing Tablets
The 2020 iPad Pro Changes Perceptions of Mobile Computing
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92
Mobile Short-Form News Shows
Mobile Short-Form News Shows
NBC News Will Launch Four Total Shows on the Quibi Platform
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91
Dual-Mode 5G Smartphones
Dual-Mode 5G Smartphones
The HONOR View30 PRO Boasts a Pro-Grade Cinema Lens and More
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90
Opt-In Push Notification Ads
Opt-In Push Notification Ads
The Updated App Store Allows Advertisers More Access to Willing Users
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89
GPS-Enabled History Guide Apps
GPS-Enabled History Guide Apps
History Here Helps Users Discover Historical Facts in Their Area
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88
Organization-Enhanced Video Platforms
Organization-Enhanced Video Platforms
YouTube Added an Explore Tab with Different Categories
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87
Reworked Indoor-Focused Mobile Games
Reworked Indoor-Focused Mobile Games
Pokémon Go is Being Altered to Cater to Indoor Gameplay
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86
Ride-Hailing Financial Assistance
Ride-Hailing Financial Assistance
Uber Will Provide Assistance to Drivers Affected by COVID-19
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85
Lux Liquid-Cooled Smartphones
Lux Liquid-Cooled Smartphones
The HONOR 9X Pro Has a Pop-Up Selfie Cam and More
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84
Mobile Translation-to-Text Apps
Mobile Translation-to-Text Apps
The Google Translate Transcription Mode is Available for Android
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83
Streamlined Social Media Threads
Streamlined Social Media Threads
Twitter's New Button Allows Users to Share Their Shower Thoughts
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82
Triple Camera-Equipt Smart Phones
Triple Camera-Equipt Smart Phones
Motorola Revealed Its New Moto G8 Which is Available in Brazil
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81
Inaugural 5G Smartphone Releases
Inaugural 5G Smartphone Releases
Sony Will Launch Its Xperia 1 II Mobile Phone in the Spring
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80
Quick-Charge 5G Smartphones
Quick-Charge 5G Smartphones
The realme X50 Pro Has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G Processor
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79
Branded Restaurant App Takeovers
Branded Restaurant App Takeovers
Wendy's Launched a Branded Takeover of the GasBuddy App
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78
Competitive Athletic Performance Apps
Competitive Athletic Performance Apps
The 'Trajekt' App Lets Users Compare with Friends
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77
Mobile Third-Party Advertising Tests
Mobile Third-Party Advertising Tests
Snapchat is Testing Audience Network Advertisements
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76
QSR Digital Discount Promotions
QSR Digital Discount Promotions
Jack in the Box is Offering a 25% Mobile Order Discount
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75
Increased Hands-Free Payments
Increased Hands-Free Payments
The Contactless Payment Limit Was Increased in the UK to £45
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74
AI-Generated Playlist Releases
AI-Generated Playlist Releases
Apple Created a Playlist with Upbeat Music in Response to COVID-19
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73
Blockchain-Based Lifestyle Reward Programs
Blockchain-Based Lifestyle Reward Programs
Mil.k Points Can Be Used for a Variety of Services
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72
Restaurant Relief Projects
Restaurant Relief Projects
Grubhub is Eliminating Fees for Independent Restaurants on the Platform
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71
Suspended AR Effects
Suspended AR Effects
Facebook Will Not Longer Be Approving New AR Effects Due to COVID-19
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70
Dementia-Specific Memory Apps
Dementia-Specific Memory Apps
Thinkability is an App for People with Dementia & Their Care Givers
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69
Accommodation App IPO Efforts
Accommodation App IPO Efforts
Airbnb Will Look to Become a Publicly Traded Company During 2020
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68
Olympics-Celebrating Smartphones
Olympics-Celebrating Smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympic Games Edition is Powerful
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67
Encrypted Location-Based Journal Apps
Encrypted Location-Based Journal Apps
The 'Odyssey' App Encourages Users to Capture Moments
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66
5G Smartphone Announcements
5G Smartphone Announcements
HTC Indicated It Will Produce a 5G Mobile Device by the End of 2020
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65
Mobile AR Advertising Tools
Mobile AR Advertising Tools
Snapchat Released Its Lens Web Builder Tool to Mobile Markers
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64
Social Media Virus Tips
Social Media Virus Tips
Instagram Will Display Coronavirus Tips to All Users on Its Home Page
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63
Revolutionary Folding Phones
Revolutionary Folding Phones
Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip Merges Technology with Design
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62
Farmer-Centric Social Media Apps
Farmer-Centric Social Media Apps
The Beef Cattle Company Boasts a Resource-Sharing App for Farmers
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61
5G Wireless Charging Tablets
5G Wireless Charging Tablets
Huawei Created a New Tablet That Doubles as a Wireless Charger
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60
Coping-Focused Social Platforms
Coping-Focused Social Platforms
Snapchat Added Mental Heath Tools Focused on COVID-19 Coping
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59
Ride-Hailing Supply Deliveries
Ride-Hailing Supply Deliveries
Lyft Will Be Completing Food and Medical Supply Deliveries
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58
Patina-Developing Smartphone Protectors
Patina-Developing Smartphone Protectors
The hardgraft Dusty Phone Cover Has a Leather Finish
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57
Spontaneous Voice-Chat Apps
Spontaneous Voice-Chat Apps
QuarantineChat Helps to Connect Isolated People Over the Phone
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56
Free Delivery Food Subscriptions
Free Delivery Food Subscriptions
GurbHub Launched GrubHub+ with 100,000 Participating Restaurants
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55
Left-Handed Mobile Gaming Controllers
Left-Handed Mobile Gaming Controllers
The GameSir G6 Maximizes Smartphone Gaming Capabilities
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54
In-App Editing Features
In-App Editing Features
VCSO Updates Its Service to Encourage Purchases of Its Subscription
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53
Safe Food Delivery Platforms
Safe Food Delivery Platforms
Yelp is Adding Contact-Free Deliveries to Its Android and iOS Apps
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52
Sport-Based Royalty Pass Programs
Sport-Based Royalty Pass Programs
The Sacramento Kings Amplify Fan Experience with an App Feature
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51
Smooth Ceramic Glass Smartphones
Smooth Ceramic Glass Smartphones
The OPPO Find X2 Smartphone Comes in Several Demure Finishes
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50
Sporadic Educational Lesson Apps
Sporadic Educational Lesson Apps
The 'Listenable' App Delivers Quick Lessons to Listen to
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49
Voice Assistant-Integrated Fitness Bands
Voice Assistant-Integrated Fitness Bands
Wyze is Beta Testing a Fitness Tracker with Alexa
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48
Health-Related Phone Assistant Updates
Health-Related Phone Assistant Updates
The New Siri Update Allows You to Ask About COVID-19
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47
Convenient Cash-to-Digital Payments
Convenient Cash-to-Digital Payments
7-Eleven Customers Can Now Pay Online Bills at Store Locations
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46
Helpful Bull-Breeding Apps
Helpful Bull-Breeding Apps
Good Bulls by DataGene Helps Farmers Find Desirable Traits for Breeds
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45
Streamlined Musician Livestreams
Streamlined Musician Livestreams
SoundCloud and Twitch Partnered to Provide Livestream Content
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44
Foldable Flagship 5G Smartphones
Foldable Flagship 5G Smartphones
The Huawei Mate Xs is Powered by a Kirin 990 5G Processor
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43
Free Workout App Releases
Free Workout App Releases
POPSUGAR is Creating a Work Out App That Will Be Free to All Users
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42
AR Kitchen Design Apps
AR Kitchen Design Apps
The Zephyr Kitchen Experience App Visualizes Different Hood Styles
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41
Research-Based Personality Tests
Research-Based Personality Tests
The 'Persona' Personality Test Provides Pertinent Results
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40
Smartwatch-Charging Battery Packs
Smartwatch-Charging Battery Packs
The Flagpower Portable Power Bank Charges the Apple Watch
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39
Immersive Audio Tea Campaigns
Immersive Audio Tea Campaigns
Tazo Tea Launched Streaming Content Featuring Teachings from RZA
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38
Social Media Sports Templates
Social Media Sports Templates
NFL Teams Increased Digital Presence Through Slate's Templates
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37
Virtual Live Barre Workouts
Virtual Live Barre Workouts
Barreworks Toronto is Offering Free At-Home Classes for COVID-19
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36
Curated Daily Poetry Apps
Curated Daily Poetry Apps
The Universe Loves You Offers Beautiful Thoughts Daily
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35
Informational Virus Chatbots
Informational Virus Chatbots
WhatsApp and WHO Launched a Chatbot Providing COVID-19 Information
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34
Cow Adoption Apps
Cow Adoption Apps
The Madhya Pradesh Government Attempts to Tackle a Stray Cow Crisis with an App
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33
Branded Automotive Podcasts
Branded Automotive Podcasts
Lexus Created a Six-Part Podcast Series with Malcolm Gladwell
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32
5G Retail Partnerships
5G Retail Partnerships
Walmart and Verizon are Collaborating on Stores with 5G Capabilities
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31
Light-Equipped Selfie Sticks
Light-Equipped Selfie Sticks
The Pictar Smart-Light Selfie Stick Optimizes Smartphone Photography
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30
Expanded Battery Smartphones
Expanded Battery Smartphones
The Doogee N100 is Rated for 100 Hours of Talk Time and More
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29
Crypto Athlete Collectibles
Crypto Athlete Collectibles
The UFC Partnered with Dapper Labs to Create Crypto Fighters
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28
Minuscule Noise Cancellation Earbuds
Minuscule Noise Cancellation Earbuds
The Libratone Track Air+ Earbuds Weigh in at 0.2 Ounces
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27
Cinematic 4K Smartphones
Cinematic 4K Smartphones
The Nokia 8.3 5G Smartphone Has Built-in ZEISS Effects
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26
Curated Luxury Car Apps
Curated Luxury Car Apps
Rolls-Royce Revealed a High-End App for Luxury Goods and Experiences
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25
Cost-Free Conditioning App Promotions
Cost-Free Conditioning App Promotions
The Gymshark Conditioning App is Free During COVID-19
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24
Personalized Pricing-Focused Reward Apps
Personalized Pricing-Focused Reward Apps
The Repeat App Offers Special Prices Based on Two Factors
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23
Swiveling Dual-Device Chargers
Swiveling Dual-Device Chargers
The RapidX 2Tango Twists to Reveal an Additional Charging Space
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22
QSR Ordering Service Tests
QSR Ordering Service Tests
KFC Canada is Running a Test Where Customers Can Order Through Google
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21
Rugged Walkie-Talkie Smartphone
Rugged Walkie-Talkie Smartphone
The 'Atom XL' Has a 48MP Camera and More
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20
Collective Streaming-Enabling Apps
Collective Streaming-Enabling Apps
The Netflix Party App Helps Friends in Self-isolation
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19
Teen-Targeted Digital-Only Banks
Teen-Targeted Digital-Only Banks
'Club Walrus' Lets Users Maintain More Independence
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18
Appliance-Ready Power Stations
Appliance-Ready Power Stations
The EFDELTA 1800W Portable Power Station Supports Off-Grid Use
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17
Shoulder Button-Equipped Gaming Phones
Shoulder Button-Equipped Gaming Phones
Xiaomi Created to Versions of the Black Shark 3 Pro
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16
Anti-Distraction Smartphone Drives
Anti-Distraction Smartphone Drives
The 'Unpluq' Makes Smartphone Usage More Intentional
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15
Cashierless Grocery Shops
Cashierless Grocery Shops
Amazon Go Grocery Offers "Just Walk Out Shopping"
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14
AR Storybook Alphabet Apps
AR Storybook Alphabet Apps
The Dr Seuss's ABC - An Amazing AR Alphabet! App is Interactive
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13
Two-Part Smartphone Protectors
Two-Part Smartphone Protectors
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Case Moves with the Device
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12
Electric Moped Acquisitions
Electric Moped Acquisitions
Tier Mobility Purchased Coup's Left Over Electric Scooters and Mopeds
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11
Battery Health-Enhancing Devices
Battery Health-Enhancing Devices
The 'Witty' Charger Prevents Smartphone Overcharging
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10
Opulent Jewel-Encrusted Smartphones
Opulent Jewel-Encrusted Smartphones
The Caviar Samsung Galaxy S20 Fortune Gold Joker Costs $39,990
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9
Chic Device Charger Collections
Chic Device Charger Collections
The Logitech POWERED Wireless Charging Products are Stylish
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8
Checkout-Free Retail Expansions
Checkout-Free Retail Expansions
Amazon Now Has Agreements for Automated Checkout Systems
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7
Luxury AR Shopping Images
Luxury AR Shopping Images
Burberry Partnered with Google to Provide Mobile AR Experiences
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6
Free Phone Sanitizing Services
Free Phone Sanitizing Services
Samsung Boasts a Galaxy Sanitizing Service in 10 Countries
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5
Qi-Enabled UV Smartphone Sanitizers
Qi-Enabled UV Smartphone Sanitizers
The Lexon Oblio Charges and Cleans Devices
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4
Swiveling Retro Smartphones
Swiveling Retro Smartphones
The Conceptual Motorola Revolve Revives the Aura Cellphone Design
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3
Stylish Consumer Coffee Grinders
Stylish Consumer Coffee Grinders
This Coffee Grinder by Husky Design is Expertly Finished
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2
Sporty Ergonomic Smartwatch Bands
Sporty Ergonomic Smartwatch Bands
The 'ErgonBand' Puts Wearables at the Optimal Viewing Angle
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1
Smartphone-Mounted Sanitizers
Smartphone-Mounted Sanitizers
The 'Pocket Sanitizer' Keeps Cleaning Supplies Nearby
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