Accessories Reviews

Brookstone Bluetooth Keyboard Pro for iPad Review

Brookstone Bluetooth Keyboard Pro for iPad Review

There's a brand new high-quality keyboard case in town, and it's got the name Brookstone on it. You know in your heart of hearts that this means it's mean to be high quality, and indeed you will find that this is true once you have a peek at this review. There's only a few components you need to nail down for a successful Bluetooth keyboard case for the iPad, each of them pretty much mastered here by Brookstone in their "Pro" model - but how does it measure up against the competition?

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XCom Global Huawei 3G E176G USB Modem Review

XCom Global Huawei 3G E176G USB Modem Review

This Spring we got the opportunity to work with the Huawei model E176G 3G USB dongle connected to XCom Global for mobile data. This little device comes with a cap for the USB plug, the whole device is small enough to very easily slip into your pocket, and the whole package comes with an extensive manual and instructions that make its implementation relatively easy to set up and ultra-simple to use. I personally used this device during the entirety of Mobile World Congress over in Barcelona, Spain, and have to say: it worked pretty darn nicely.

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Plantronics BackBeat GO Wireless Earbuds Review

Plantronics BackBeat GO Wireless Earbuds Review

What we've got here today is a pair of earbuds that do not plug into your smartphone - they connect entirely with Bluetooth. This unit is the BackBeat GO from Plantronics, a pair of earbuds which act wirelessly in every way, containing their own rechargeable battery unit inside their nearly weightless body and connecting, again, with Bluetooth to any Bluetooth-enabled device you have on hand. Not one for frills, Plantronics has created a pair of earbuds that sound fabulous and have such a low profile that your only worry will be misplacing them because they're so tiny!

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Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

There's something magical about a tiny wireless Bluetooth speaker - and with Big Blue's Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker you've got not just the magic, but the simple function as well. There's nothing you need to purchase other than the one device, no apps, no wires, and you'll have it working in under 5 minutes right out of the box. Have a peek at how quick we got it working and listen in for some high quality audio as well.

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Element Case Vapor Dock for iPhone Review

Element Case Vapor Dock for iPhone Review

There's no lack of iPhone docks in the world, but not all of them are as fabulously high quality as the Element Case Vapor Dock. This dock is made of heavy metal - CNC Machined aluminum, in fact, with precision drilled holes and a weight that'll keep you grounded. The bulk of this device contains no technology at all, relying instead on a standard Apple iPhone/iPod cord to power your device up - that said, is it worth the cash?

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House of Marley Bag of Rhythm Review

House of Marley Bag of Rhythm Review

This month we've gotten the opportunity take a peek at the House of Marley Bag of Rhythm, a massive carry-along amplifier for your iPhone and/or any other device with a headphone jack. The idea here is that you carry this beast along with you wherever you want to go jamming, and turn the twin 1-inch tweeters and 4.5-inch high-definition woofers out on the world to bring sunshine and positivity to your friendly neighbors. What you'll get is an aesthetically (and acoustically) lovely unique piece of equipment that'll fit any one of your iPods just perfectly.

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iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker Review

iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker Review

This little piece of hardware is a fabulous wonder of the modern wireless age - and it doesn't just work for iPhone, it works for any tiny speaker that wants to be amplified! The iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker is a little brick - it weights in at next to nothing, is made mostly of soft, rubbery plastic on the outside, has a few bumpers on the bottom to hold it tight to your table. This device will blast out audio at high levels without any more effort on your part than placing the speaker portion of your smartphone near the power button side of the device. It's really quite magical - as you'll see here in a moment.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Full Size Keyboard Dock Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Full Size Keyboard Dock Review

Just this past week we got our hands on the Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE, a perfectly excellent tablet from Samsung carried by Verizon and reviewed and full by us. This week we've got our hands on the official Full Size Keyboard Dock, as it were, and it's looking to be the perfect companion for this already pretty nice little device. What we're going to look at here in this relatively brief review is build quality, speed of connection, and expansion abilities - spoiler: it does pretty good in all these categories.

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Sync by 50 SMS-WS Wireless Headphones Review

Sync by 50 SMS-WS Wireless Headphones Review

What we've got here is a pair of wireless headphones by the name of Sync by 50, made by SMS audio and sent out in the first wave of headphones approved and tuned personally by 50 Cent and crew. This model is the shiny white version of these bluetooth-enabled phones, a black version also available in stores now - both of these models lit up by the "S" logo on either ear and connected to your bluetooth devices with a dongle about half the size of a pack of gum, and twice as fat. Are these massive and massively flashy headphones worth their equally massive price tag at $399.95? Let's find out!

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House of Marley Redemption Song On-ear Headphones Review

House of Marley Redemption Song On-ear Headphones Review

We've got our hands on the legacy of Bob Marley encapsulated in a pair of on-ear headphones, a pair by the name of Redemption Song. This pair of headphones is one of six different models available at the moment from House of Marley in the on-ear headphones category and have the same environment-friendly and premium features as the whole House of Marley line of phones: recyclable aluminum ring, recycled packaging, and an audio cord that's to die for. And the phones sound pretty darn good, too.

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