Accessories Reviews

Bodyguardz iPhone 5 Pure Premium Glass Screen Protector Review

Bodyguardz iPhone 5 Pure Premium Glass Screen Protector Review

The folks at Bodyguardz have created an all-glass screen protector for the iPhone 5 that's only the second such solution on the market we've seen after the Spigen SGP GLAS.t and tR - blink and you might mistake one for the other. This is essentially a whole extra pane of glass that you place on top of your standard iPhone screen with slightly rounded corners and cut-out holes for your home button and earpiece. This version of the glass screen protector comes in at .4mm thick and boasts at 8H+ surface hardness, too.

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Eton FRX3 hand turbine Radio and USB Charger Review

Eton FRX3 hand turbine Radio and USB Charger Review

It's time to get ready for the inevitable zombie apocalypse now that we've passed by the Mayan end of the universe - what better way to do it than with your own self-chargeable AM/FM/NOAA weather ALERT radio, USB smart phone charger, and LED flashlight. This machine goes by the name Eton FRX3 and comes in two fashionably powerful shades: black/gray/yellow and red/gray. Up top you've got a solar charging panel, on the side you've got a hand-crank turbine, and on the inside you've got both a place for batteries of your own and the single rechargeable Ni-MH pack you'll be pumping up with the crank.

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KAKKOii WOW Bluetooth speaker Review

KAKKOii WOW Bluetooth speaker Review

Welcome to the modern boombox, a brightly colored speaker from KAKKOii (Japanese for "cool") that connects with Bluetooth and goes by the name WOW! This speaker is also known as Without Wires and - surprise - connects directly to your smart device with Bluetooth and plays all the audio you want, like mad! The biggest draws you're about to see here are durability, uniqueness in form factor, and sound power.

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Black Diamond III Multi-Sensory Bluetooth Speaker Review

Black Diamond III Multi-Sensory Bluetooth Speaker Review

The folks at Acase have partnered again with design company yantouch to create a lovely little bluetooth-connected reactionary lighting art object with the power to blast your audio out and high volume - the Black Diamond III. There have been two other Black Diamond speakers similar to this one, of course, as the name suggests, but this is the first working independent of any one line of smartphone units. Here you'll be connecting with bluetooth or a basic line-in with your smart device's headphone jack, and the fun will begun thusly.

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JayBird BlueBuds X Review

JayBird BlueBuds X Review

If you're all about the most high-quality Bluetooth earbuds in the business, you'd be remiss to skip over the JayBird BlueBuds X release we're having a peek at right here and now. What you've got is a $169.95 pair of earbuds that JayBird promises will be the best experience you've ever had with personal audio with a real sweat-proof guarantee. And that's not just a metaphor - these earbuds are sweat-proof to the point that JayBird will hook you up if there's any sweat-related issues with your pair whatsoever.

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Brookstone Big Blue Media Tower Review

Brookstone Big Blue Media Tower Review

If the Brookstone Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker was any indication of how well the Big Blue Media Tower we've got today was going to be, we already must have known it was going to be a winner. This monster from Brookstone is gigantic at 38 inches tall with a look that's sure to remind you of your slightly less impressive space heater - but you're not getting heat here, you're getting nothing but cool, cool sounds from your otherwise slightly less loud electronics. This machine works as the only all-in-one music and TV sound system you'll ever need.

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10terra wood iPhone 5 case Review

10terra wood iPhone 5 case Review

There's nothing quite like spending several hundred dollars on some of the most advanced smartphone technology in the world with the iPhone 5, then covering it with wood. That's exactly what you're going to be doing with the 10terra wood iPhone 5 case, and in this case, you'll be working with the Tree design. The folks at 10terra currently have a relatively limited set of wooden cases, made for the two most recent iPhone sizes, the iPad back to the 2, and the Nexus 7, and they're all made from high-quality bamboo - real bamboo, accept no imitations.

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Sonos SUB Review

Sonos SUB Review

When you decide to pick up a Sonos speaker, you decide to jump into an ever-expanding ecosystem of both hardware and software, with a brand that's dead set on pushing an immersive experience out to the customer. With the newest member of the family, the Sonos SUB, you've now got an earth-rumbling bass component in addition to a couple of sets of high-quality speakers and several center points - dock, bridge (hub), amplifier, whatever you want. The big question you should be asking yourself here is not just if you want to work with the magic that is the SonosNet wireless mesh network, but if you feel its necessary to pick up more than one of the Sonos family components.

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Marley Chant Bluetooth Review

Marley Chant Bluetooth Review

The Marley family of audio equipment (and the like) has summoned forth a coffee-cup-sized speaker that's able to connect to your device via Bluetooth or line-in, and it goes by the name Chant. This portable audio system wears much of the same materials that we've seen in previous Marley hardware including Earth-friendly natural bamboo wood and canvas, not to mention that lovely Rasta color pallet to boot. This little beast is rechargable, works entirely wirelessly, and makes for one easy-riding sound blaster.

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