Accessories Reviews

popSlate Review – iPhone gets an E Ink case

popSlate Review – iPhone gets an E Ink case

The back of your iPhone is little more than an advert for Apple, so why not make it functional? As YotaPhone has demonstrated, there’s no shortage of things you can do when the back of your smartphone is a display as well, but tempting iPhone owners to cross the aisle to Android is a tough sell. Enter popSlate, a crowdfunded success story that embeds an E Ink screen into an iPhone case. It’s taken a little longer than planned to reach the market, so is it a case of too-little, too-late?

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Aukey Quick Charge review; 10,000mAh of fast-charging bliss

Aukey Quick Charge review; 10,000mAh of fast-charging bliss

You need power for your gadgets — there’s just no getting around it. Sometimes you’re near an outlet. Other times, you’re on-the-go and can’t be bothered to plug in. The Aukey 10,000mAh External Battery is made for those times. Like most battery packs, it brings you a charge when you’re out and about. Unlike most battery packs, it also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology, so if your phone also supports that tech, Aukey’s pack will power you up quickly. Does it really work as advertised, though?

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Philips Hue Go Review – Finally, a battery

Philips Hue Go Review – Finally, a battery

Philips has been pushing its Hue smart lighting system for years now, but it’s taken until now, and the Hue Go, for the lamps to gain a battery for truly wireless convenience. Latest to the app-controlled line-up, the distinctive little lamp offers the same millions of color options as Hue has from the start; unlike most Hue bulbs, however, Hue Go can not only cut the cord but doesn’t demand a nearby smartphone. That flexibility comes with some compromises along the way, however; read on for my full review.

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Moshi iLynx 3.0 review; a classy, fast-charging USB hub for all

Moshi iLynx 3.0 review; a classy, fast-charging USB hub for all

USB Type C is all the rage lately. The new Chromebook has it, and the MacBook relies on it entirely. You and I, though — we’re not there yet. While we’re still in USB land, hubs like the iLynx 3.0 from Moshi will remain as relevant as ever, but is it worth buying? We talk about future tech a lot, and that’s what (reversible) USB Type C is, but for right now (and really for the foreseeable future), USB is where it’s at.

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LG G3 Google Cardboard VR headset Review mini

LG G3 Google Cardboard VR headset Review mini

The first thing I said to myself when I placed the "VR for G3" against my face was "ouch."* This piece of equipment is made of hard plastic, and is the beginning of something much bigger for LG and the Virtual Reality universe. They say so, in fact. "This is just the beginning," they print on a card in the box - "Want to be the first to hear about what's next from LG," they ask, "sign up now" to find out more. Meanwhile we're fairly sure we're a bit early to the game as the URL we're direct to launches a VR for G3 first announcement sort of presentation.

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Moshi Overture Review; Apple Pay for iPhone 6, no matter what

Moshi Overture Review; Apple Pay for iPhone 6, no matter what

You probably slip your phone and wallet in your pocket or bag on a daily basis. You probably don’t want to tote multiple items around, especially if you’re just heading out for a night on the town or grabbing a bite to eat. For those times, we suggest taking a look at Moshi’s Overture case for the iPhone 6. Part case, part wallet, and all kinds of useful, the Overture is your all-in-one for just about everything you need when heading away from home.

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Logitech MX Master Review – The ambitious mouse

Logitech MX Master Review – The ambitious mouse

Turns out, mouse design is a serious business. Logitech has spent several years designing its new flagship peripheral, the MX Master, capable of embracing not just one but three of your computers, and even coaxing loyal trackpad users back into the fold. It also sees the return of one of Logitech's more contentious features, a slick scroll wheel with some fancy friction. I pushed my Magic Trackpad to one side to give the MX Master the chance to win me over; read on for the full review.

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Jot Touch review — sensitive stylus perfection

Jot Touch review — sensitive stylus perfection

The stylus is not necessary for your day-to-day existence, we’d bet. You may think of a stylus as something you’re just not in need of, and you might be right. Though there have been a lot of really good styli of late, it’s still a relatively niche market. In that niche, though, some champions emerge. FiftyThree has their Pencil, which works in conjunction with the Paper app. Adonit has their Jot Touch, which works in unison with Forge (as well as a few other popular apps). Do the tandem warrant the asking price, though?

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Moshi Kameleon Review — the iPhone 6 kickstand king

Moshi Kameleon Review — the iPhone 6 kickstand king

Your iPhone 6 is probably your go-to device for just about everything. If you’re like many iFans, you keep it in your desk, nightstand, and pull it out all the time. For just about any reason, too. You probably consume a lot of media with your iPhone 6, which makes the iGlaze Kameleon from Moshi a case you should definitely check out. Not only does it secure your phone with Moshi’s hybrid construction method, it has a kickstand for those times you want to watch a video or have the screen upright.

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TDK Life on Record TREK 360 review; big sound in every direction

TDK Life on Record TREK 360 review; big sound in every direction

When it comes to Bluetooth speakers, there’s plenty out there to choose from. If you want to get a bit more premium, the choices start to thin out quite a bit. Try to get an upgraded option, but still remain affordable, and the choices are fewer. With the TREK 360, TDK wants to give you reason to think smaller without considering compromise. With speakers forcing sound in 360-degrees, does the TREK 360 produce enough quality sound to make you want to buy one? We find out.

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Moshi Sensecover review — all calls, no waiting on the iPhone 6

Moshi Sensecover review — all calls, no waiting on the iPhone 6

If you make or take a lot of calls, cases might agitate you. Having to flip open a cover just to take a call is a bit annoying, and the lack of screen protection can be concerning. If that sounds like you, we’d suggest the Moshi SenseCover. Not only will you get all-over protection, but the SenseCover offers a really unique touch capacitive sensor on the front flap that allows you to accept a call without ever opening the case up.

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Moshi iGlaze & iGlaze Armour review; iPhone 6 protection in style

Moshi iGlaze & iGlaze Armour review; iPhone 6 protection in style

Like most, you’ll probably take your shiny new iPhone 6 and cover it with something. We can’t fault you for that. The iPhone 6 is pretty spectacular, so you’ll want to keep it looking as new as you can. For that, we suggest you check out the Moshi iGlaze or iGlaze Armour. The two cases are very similar, but also uniquely suited to your taste and level of concern over your new phone. If you’re in the market for a case, we suggest you check this review out.

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