TekThing 8: New Moto E 4G LTE Hands On, 3 Great Uses For Your Old Android Phone, Best $200 Windows Laptop, Smartphone Audio Upgrades!

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New Motorola Moto E 4G LTE: We get hands on with Motorola's latest Moto E. This entry level Android phone is a BIG step up from the original Moto E. $150 gets you Lollipop, a Quad core Snapdragon CPU, 4G LTE, 8GB, and more. What are the downsides? Watch the video! 
3 Great Uses For Your Old Android Phone: Kathleen emailed, "Got any ideas for ways I can re-purpose an old Android tablet (original 7 inch Galaxy Tab) and phone (Galaxy S2)?" Yup! We've got three of 'em in today's Rapid Fire Round!
Smartphone Audio Upgrade: HRT  Looking for better audio from your Smartphone? On the cheap? We tested High Resolution Technologies new i-dSp & dSp, external DACs for your smartphone. Did they work? Would your money be better spent on a new set of headphones like Sony’s MDR-7506 or Grado's Grado SR-60e? Watch the video to find out!
Hang Your Phone On The Airplane Seat In Front Of You? Laurel writes, "Got some creative solutions for getting a phone (iPhone 5/6+, android...etc) to fasten to the back on airline seat for more ergo viewing?" Shannon found three! The Skyview Travel Tray Mount, a DIY Tablet Airplane Seat Mount, and a DIY phone mount made out of airsick bags!
A Better $200 Windows Laptop! ARogan writes, "You mentioned you were interested in the HP Stream 11. I was also fascinated by the new wave of cheap Windows 8.1 laptops that are similar to all the great Chromebooks that hit last year. You might want to take a look at the Acer e11 instead. Basically the same price, guts (CPU), and form factor but MUCH more upgradable: RAM, and standard 2.5" HDD so you can put in an SSD if you want. Make sure you get the one at Target (not Amazon) for the full 2.5" drive bay. I upgraded mine to 8 GB of RAM and a 240 GB SSD, and it's not a half bad little windows machine. Here is my in depth review if you are interested!" Thanks for the tip, ARogan!!!
Do something analog! How about you try attending Shannon's favorite anime convention in Chicago - ACEN!