Accessories Reviews

Ten One Design: Magnus iPad magnetic stand Review

Ten One Design: Magnus iPad magnetic stand Review

This week we've had an opportunity to take a peek at a rather interesting - and extremely simple - accessory for the iPad. It's a magnetic stand called "Magnus" and it's made by the folks at Ten One Design. This combination of aluminum and integrated magnets makes for just about as invisible a stand design as you're going to get, and it's essentially the same color metal as the rest of your Apple products - so it matches!

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SuperTooth DISCO 2 Review

SuperTooth DISCO 2 Review

This week we've got our hands on the next generation in Bluetooth (or wired!) stereo sound with the SuperTooth DISCO 2 A2DP wireless speaker. This device touts the ability to connect with style to any Bluetooth A2DP device - including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - as well as a variety of PCs, MP3 players, and more. This next-generation device takes all the great qualities of the original SuperTooth Disco and adds a whole new body, color collection, and an upgrade to Bluetooth 4.0.

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Olympus LS-100 Sound Recorder Review

Olympus LS-100 Sound Recorder Review

It's time to take a peek at a sound recorder the likes of which we don't see very often around these parts, the Olympus LS-100, fully equipped to be your mobile recording studio on the go. What you've got here is a sound recorder that can act on its own completely independent of add-on accessories, or it can be the hub that brings your sound recording game up to professional level in a snap. Inside the box you've got the device, a strap to ring it around your wrist if you like, a simple manual, and a lovely Olympus carrying case - and that's all you'll need.

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Octa iPad TabletTail Whale Kit Review

Octa iPad TabletTail Whale Kit Review

This week we're taking on one of the strangest accessories in the history of mobile devices, the iPad-friendly TabletTail Whale Kit. This accessory comes in two pieces: one of them bubble you see connected to the back of the tablet, the other being the adjustable WhaleTail. You pump the plunger to the tablet and connect the tail and you're ready to go - in as oddball a fashion as you could ever have hoped for.

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Jabra Supreme UC bluetooth headset Review

Jabra Supreme UC bluetooth headset Review

It's time to take a look at Jabra's newest effort with the Supreme UC, a bluetooth headset that's made not just for your home computer, not just your smartphone and tablet, but both! This device is priced at a premium $149.99 and is crafted to make you love that you've just exchanged such a sum for great sound. It's got a completely collapsable chassis, comes with a carrying case as well as an extra earpiece, and works with a universally acceptable micro USB for power.

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Google Nexus Q Review

Google Nexus Q Review

This week we're having a look at the Nexus Q, a Google device released during the 2012 Google I/O developers conference both for free to all attendees and for $299 to anyone wanting to buy one from home from the Google Play store. This device is a mid-point between your media devices (like your HDTV or stereo) and your Android device(s). We've also got the Google Nexus 7 as well as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, both of them running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the Nexus Q app - downloadable now to everyone running Jelly Bean at the moment.

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Griffin + Threadless Folio for iPad Review

Griffin + Threadless Folio for iPad Review

This week we've got our hands on one of the newest series of iPad covers from the extended iPhone and iPad case series made by Griffin in collaboration with Threadless! This lovely Folio is a now-classic design by Griffin working with the artwork of Jeremy Todd, with the design on the front and back being called "City Canals." This design was made by Jeremy Todd for Threadless (and Griffin) in Chicago, and as a bit of a bonus you've got the option of downloading a perfectly sized wallpaper for your iPad to match - it's the total package!

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Brookstone iConvert Scanner for iPad Review

Brookstone iConvert Scanner for iPad Review

When it comes to scanners, there certainly are some much higher quality solutions than Brookstone's iCovert Scanner - but none of them are as nearly as entertaining. This device works with the iPad, iPad 2, and iPad 3, and is able to scan documents in what's certainly a small package compared to the bulk of the stay-at-home scanners on the market today. You'll bust this Brookstone device out, plug it in to the wall, dock your iPad, and start scanning with the free iConvert app - all of your images go directly to your iPad Camera roll at 300 dpi.

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Verizon Wireless Jetpack 890L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

Verizon Wireless Jetpack 890L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

Compared to the Jetpack MiFi 4620L mobile hotspot we just reviewed at the beginning of May, this 890L 4G LTE model isn't all that unique. It connects to Verizon's 4G LTE network just as well as the 4620, has a similar lovely little display for you to monitor how many people are connected, your connection strength, and software updates - and you're working with the same data plan costs as well. The 4620L is made by Novatel Wireless while the 890L is made by ZTE - beyond that, what differences are there?

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V-MODA Crossfade M-80 White Pearl Headphones Review

V-MODA Crossfade M-80 White Pearl Headphones Review

This week we've got our hands on the slightly smaller line of V-MODA's impressive lineup of headphones, here with the Crossfade M-80 headphones in White Pearl. These headphones have just been launched worldwide and will work splendidly with whatever standard headphone-jack-packing device you've got on you - and they'll make you a fashion icon to boot. These are on-ear headphones made to bring on a sense of awe in ever aspect - will they live up to the greatness we found in the over-ear LP2 model, or will their size be their hinderance?

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