Accessories Reviews

Fitbit Flex Review

Fitbit Flex Review

If headsets like Glass are pushing the wearable computing boundaries, then fitness monitors like the new Fitbit Flex are entry-level cyborg tech for the mass market. Announced back at CES 2013, and taking on Nike's stylish Fuelband and Jawbone's twice-refined UP, the Flex promises to track your performance whether you're awake or asleep, along with real-time data transfer to your smartphone without a big hit on battery life. That's even though the Flex is cheaper than UP, falling just under that all-important $100 boundary. Is this the health tracker we've been waiting for? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock Review

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock Review

After over a year of waiting, Belkin has finally released its Thunderbolt Express Dock. It was originally announced last year in January and was slated for a September 2012 release, but that obviously never happened. However, Belkin just launched the $299 dock yesterday, and we’ve taken the time to give it a good look-over and test it out for ourselves. Personally, as a MacBook Pro user who is constantly docking and undocking my laptop at my desk, I wanted to see if Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock would make the whole process easier. Let’s find out how it fared.

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Logitech G430 Headset Review

Logitech G430 Headset Review

Logitech has become an icon in the gaming peripheral industry with their G-series line of keyboards, mice, and headsets. The company recently overhauled the G-series by giving it a new look, as well as announcing a slew of new gaming accessories to add to the line. We ended up checking out their new G430 headset -- which is the cream of the crop out of the new line of products they unveiled -- in order to see what kind of boost they can give gamers during the heat of the battle. Is the $80 price tag worth it? Let’s find out.

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MOGA Pro Controller for Android Review

MOGA Pro Controller for Android Review

Today we've gotten our hands on the MOGA Pro controller in its final market iteration, taking a peek at how it works right here in the real world. With the MOGA Pro controller you've got everything that made the original MOGA gaming controller great with the added benefits of a completely refined build, a tablet stand for extended display size options, and a massive amount of games in the MOGA app store environment!

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Smarter Stand for iPhone Review

Smarter Stand for iPhone Review

We talked about the Smarter Stand for iPad over the summer last year, and the company behind the product ended up shattering their initial Kickstarter goal, reaching over $150,000 in contributions. However, they’re back again, but with a solution for iPhone users. The Smarter Stand for iPhone incorporates a stand and a headphone wrapper in one small package. The Kickstarter campaign ends this Wednesday, April 10, and they’ve already surpassed their original Kickstarter goal of $15,000. However, you can still get in on the action and pre-order one for yourself. However, we ended up getting some samples to try out and see if the Smarter Stand for iPhone lives up to the hype.

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iKit NuCharge for iPhone 5 Review

iKit NuCharge for iPhone 5 Review

This week the iKit NuCharge iPhone 5 replaceable battery pack case (complete with Lightning connector) will reach its final few days of stay on Kickstarter - so we thought we'd have a go at working with one for your full preview! What you're seeing here is the first iPhone 5 case that also works with an interchangeable 1900 mAh battery pack. It comes in a variety of colors (eventually) and offers unobstructed view of your camera, microphone, and speakers as well.

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PowerSkin Battery Case for iPhone 5 Review

PowerSkin Battery Case for iPhone 5 Review

With the PowerSkin battery case for the iPhone 5 we've got an official implementation of Apple's own Lightning connection inside a tested-and-true form factor. From the external battery accessory makers behind similar designs for some of the most popular smartphones to hit the market over the past few years. Your iPhone 5 is protected along its sides and back from damage (in a very basic way) while you get an extra 1500mAh of power to rock and roll all day and night long.

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SlimPort HDMI Adapter Review

SlimPort HDMI Adapter Review

With the Google Nexus 4 the Mobility DisplayPort (MyDP) standard was born in the real world - it being the first device to have the ability to transmit information from its microUSB port out to HDMI. The second device to work with this growing standard is the LG Optimus G Pro, a device we've had our hands on more than once recently as well. With the SlimPort HDMI Adapter, the folks at Analogix have taken hold of this soon-to-explode standard technology and have made it a real working model - with the device we're reviewing today, you'll be outputting video from your Nexus 4 or Optimus G Pro to an HDMI cable to your HDTV at full 1080p - sound included!

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