Accessories

Apple USB Power Adapter Takeback Program settles safety snag with $10 swap

Apple USB Power Adapter Takeback Program settles safety snag with $10 swap

Apple has kicked off a power adapter exchange program, aiming to settle safety concerns about counterfeit or poorly-made third-party adapters by offering to switch them out for a $10 fee. The USB Power Adapter Takeback Program will run between August 16 and October 18, and allow anybody with "concerns" about the safety of an adapter they're using to exchange it for an official one in an Apple Store. The program follows recent claims that an iPhone user was killed after trying to use her handset while it was recharging.

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MYO Armbands bringing muscle-reading gesture control in early 2014

MYO Armbands bringing muscle-reading gesture control in early 2014

With the wearable device known as MYO, there's no need for the computer to see you to understand your commands. Instead, this armband connects to your device - Mac and Windows for now, Android and iOS soon - with Bluetooth and reads gestures you make with your hand and arm through muscle fluctuations. This armband is already out in the wild - the full "second wave" for the public comes in early 2014.

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Razer Naga gaming mouse reboot brings a tilting scroll wheel to the mix

Razer Naga gaming mouse reboot brings a tilting scroll wheel to the mix

Supposing you needed a full number pad on the side of your gaming mouse, there's a brand new piece of equipment coming from Razer that you may want to have a peek at. This is the rebooted Naga MMO mouse, complete with a grip that's made to work for righties and lefties - and mechanical switches galore. There's a set of bright colorful lights around this accessory too, of course, so you can shine brightly beside your top-tier gaming rig with the LEDs all around.

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Rokform RokDock Stand Review

Rokform RokDock Stand Review

When you're talking about solid aircraft grade aluminum, there's not a whole lot to be had out there in the world of smartphone accessories - unless you're talking about Rokform, of course. This company makes a series of covers that lock into mounts, those mounts then sticking to essentially any surface so long as its flat - and they make bike mounts as well, so flatness doesn't always impede. Here with the Rokform RokDock, you've got a place to rest your phone that cannot be busted.

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Back to School Tech Guide 2013

Back to School Tech Guide 2013

Heading back to school can be a stressful time, but getting up to speed with your technology choices needn't cause you sleepless nights. SlashGear has picked out the key technology to get you up and running when you're headed back to your dorm room, including options for the student on a tighter budget. Read on for our run-down on what should be in your bag, on your ears, and helping you avoid the dreaded "freshman 15".

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Nokia Lumia 1020 leather case with lens cap aims to cure plastic body blues

Nokia Lumia 1020 leather case with lens cap aims to cure plastic body blues

It's time to get wrapped with the Nokia Lumia 1020, protecting the device's massive 41-megapixel camera lens with a cap in an official Nokia-made leather case. This lovely case appears for now to be coming in just a natural light leather color, but with Nokia's aim to keep the smartphone world colorful, we must assume the line will expand once things get a bit more official. At the moment this casing takes on the form of the phone as well - real simple.

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Sennheiser MOMENTUM Black headphones Review

Sennheiser MOMENTUM Black headphones Review

Earlier this year we got our first look at Sennheiser's MOMENTUM at CES, a lovely stark looking set of headphones made of metal and leather. Here in the summer of this year we've had our look and listen to the set, and right at the dawn of the multi-colored fashionable expansion to this headphone lineup - those are also on-ear while these MOMENTUM phones are over-ear. These are the black, and these are the ones you'll see in wild right this minute.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on with camera grip and wireless charging case

Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on with camera grip and wireless charging case

The Nokia Lumia 1020 has arrived, and with it comes a set of accessories that, in one case, is a big boost for the machine for battery life and grip. The other case is indeed a case as well, a wireless charging case that works the same as the wireless charging case for the Nokia Lumia 925, with contact points that make the machine able to charge with QI wireless charging devices galore.

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