Accessories Reviews

V-Moda Faders Review

V-Moda Faders Review

There comes a time in every publisher's life when he or she must review something so tiny, so seemingly insignificant, that it otherwise might have slipped through the cracks - that's what's happening here with the V-Mode Faders earplugs. What these little buds are is blockers of sound. They look by all means to be in-ear speakers like their very close cousins, but in that they block the sound instead of blast it, here we've got an ever-so-slightly unique piece of gadgetry.

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Powerbag Business Class Pack review

Powerbag Business Class Pack review

During this last week at CES 2012, an absolute massacre of running, typing, snatching quick snacks, tripping over wires, smashing into walls, and most importantly, transferring electronics in and out of my rucksack of choice, I've got to say one thing about the Powerbag Business Class Pack: I've never seen another backpack keep all the pieces separate and organized the way this one does so very successfully. It's almost like the fact that this sack has a rechargeable battery in the bottom of it is a bonus feature, that's how much I've enjoyed using it to tote my devices through Las Vegas. The 6,000 mAh battery certainly does add frosting to the cake, also, when it comes down to it.

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Philips goLITE BLU Energy Light Review

Philips goLITE BLU Energy Light Review

You don't have to have been diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to come down with the winter blues, or indeed to require some help waking up in the morning or keeping momentum during the day. Philips reckons it has the answer in the shape of the goLITE BLU HF3330/HF3332, a portable light lamp that promises to wake you up refreshed, buoy you during the day, and even help you say goodbye to jetlag. Ambitious claims from a box of LEDs: check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Three WiFi Hub ZTE MF10 Review

Three WiFi Hub ZTE MF10 Review

With mobile data speeds matching - and in some case exceeding - traditional wired broadband connections, it's no surprise that data sticks have taken off in the past few years. Until now, the two most common options are a USB dongle, for getting a single device online, or a mobile hotspot, sharing a 3G/4G connection with a number of WiFi-tethered clients. Now UK carrier Three has launched the Three WiFi Hub (aka ZTE MF10), a compact, semi-portable way to share a USB modem's connection with multiple wireless and wired devices. Must-have addition to your gear bag or just a glossy paperweight; the full SlashGear review waits beyond the cut.

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Motorola DROID XYBOARD Accessories Review

Motorola DROID XYBOARD Accessories Review

Color us surprised when we received a box full of Android-oriented Motorola accessories made for the DROID XYBOARD just days after the release of said device and our review of the 10.1-inch version of it - but don't color us dismissive - while we're already basically decided on the fate of both versions of these tablets for now, their accessories are another story. Everything from a leathery encapsulating case and keyboard to the most versatile HD dock Motorola has ever released for smart devices, this is the box of Verizon-carried official bits you can also purchase when you pick up one or both of the tablets. Have a peek at not only our judgement but hands-on videos galore as well.

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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Review

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Review

You have to be a pretty special electric toothbrush to make the frontpage of SlashGear, but Philips reckons its Sonicare DiamondClean HX9332 has what it takes. $300/£250 worth of sonically-cleaning electric mouth pleasure is on offer, complete with a USB traveling case and a magical inductive charger-glass for your bathroom counter. Is this the ideal holiday treat for your teeth, or merely an overpriced vibrating gobthrill? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Ballistic SG Case for Epic 4G Touch Hands-on Review

Ballistic SG Case for Epic 4G Touch Hands-on Review

Now we don't often review cases for much of anything here on SlashGear, but when I saw this bulky masterpiece of a rubber and plastic prison for the Epic 4G Touch, I knew I had to take a closer peek at it. The full name of this case probably wins the war for long names of cases since its host has the big hunk of it: Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Ballistic SG. How's that ring your bell for a shelf name? Have a quick look with yours truly at this massive case and see why they put an exclamation point after the cover's "DROP PROTECTION!"

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Duracell 5 Hour Portable Charger Review

Duracell 5 Hour Portable Charger Review

Our pockets, bags and purses are laden with electronic gadgets, each demanding their time at the mains power teat. Smartphones, PMPs, ereaders, sat-nav units, Bluetooth headsets, portable games consoles… get your recharge schedule wrong, and your days are punctuated with the staccato chiming of a dozen devices each frantically signaling their imminent demise. Into the breach wades Duracell, with the bluntly titled 5 Hour Mobile Phone and MP3 Portable USB Charger. The promise is an extra jolt of runtime while you're on the move; as for whether it delivers, check out the full SlashGear review.

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KORG Monotron Review

KORG Monotron Review

There is a little keyboard-looking device out there, ladies and gentlemen, that goes by the name of Monotron, is made by KORG, and will either drive your parents absolutely up the wall or will play the part in your ultra-professional mobile electronic band like no product you've ever used before. The KORG Monotron is what's called an analogue ribbon synthesizer and has just enough knobs, output ports, and volume to make you a musical masterpiece sit comfortably in your pocket. Watch as your humble narrator stumbles through the original electronic beat Popcorn and judge for yourself whether or not you want the cutest magic music machine in the world for yourself.

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XtremeMac Tango TRX Review

XtremeMac Tango TRX Review

The iPod dock by the name of XtremeMac Tango TRX has been out for some time now, having been first announced all the way back in 2010, but it's no worse for wear with the 2011 holiday season rapidly approaching, and since we've never had a look at it before and there's a brand new bit of functionality now with Google Music out of beta, let's have a look, shall we? This device comes with several parts - first being the main speaker complete with iPod dock which can house anything from the tiniest iPod to the iPad 2, though I wouldn't recommend the latter as it does block a bit of the sound blast and isn't exactly held the most securely in place. Then there's the bit that makes this whole thing unique: the second docking station, one that allows you to charge the device on one side of the house while the speaker jams music out at the other.

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