Top Picks at CTIA 2013

During this year’s CTIA at Las Vegas, dozens of wireless accessories and apps were introduced. The event had more than 35,000 attendees and more than 1,000 exhibitors. Here we list the top picks from the Best of CTIA 2013 .  Have a look.

Best Tablet Accessory: ZaggKeys Cover

ZaggKeys CoverZagg’s new keyboard cover named the ZaggKeys Cover features a new hinge design that gives users the ability to view their iPad mini at angles of up to 135 degrees. This thinnest iPad mini cover also includes a backlit keyboard with seven different color options and three different light intensities. It is available for $99.99.

Best App: AVG Image Shrinker

AVG Image Shrinker

AVG’s new Image Shrinker is a free app currently available through the Google Play store. It allows users to resize photos with a few quick taps. The app also gives you the option to delete the original file, so that you can save space on your handset. You can then directly upload the photo to Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.

Best Enabling Technology: Nvidia Tegra 4i

Nvidia Tegra 4i

Nvidia’s Tegra 4i platform delivers faster speeds and offers up to 150 Mbps throughput in lab tests. The Tegra 4i is also 4G LTE enabled. Also, this latest Nvidia’s chip is 40 percent smaller than the competition that means it is more powerful and efficient.

Best Enterprise Product: MoGo Chimera


Mobelisk’ new MoGo Chimera tablet case offers a sturdy case for any 7to 8 inch tablet along with a large battery that can double your slate’s battery life. It also has the ability to add optional features, including credit card readers and barcode scanners.

Best Smartphone: Kyocera Hydro XTRM

kyoceraThe Kyocera Hydro XTRM smartphone can even survive in 3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. The handset comes with an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and sports Smart Sonic Receiver technology that provides audio with out speakers. This smartphone is now available at U.S. Cellular for just $29.99.

Best Audio Product: SuperTooth Freedom


People usually avoid Bluetooth stereo speakers, because of its short battery life or the high price. But the SuperTooth Freedom tackles both these issues with offering 15 hours of playback at just $149. Despite its low cost, the Freedoms speakers offer 40-mm drivers for powerful audio, a built-in mic for voice calls and touch playback controls.

Best Mobile Security Service: Bitdefender Clueful

Bitdefender Clueful

Bitdefender Clueful is a mobile security service that scans your device to determine whether any app you’ve downloaded requires unnecessary privilege uses. It then categorizes offending apps such as high, medium or low-risk. This app can also scan any new apps you download to determine if they are risky or not.

Best Phone Accessory: Tech21 Impact Shield

tech21The Tech 21’s Impact Mesh Case for the iPhone 5 is said to be the No. 1 case for the device. Its military-grade D30 material offers unmatched protection. Its Impact Shield offers a triple layer of defense against scratches, cracks and other damage.

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