Accessories

The International video tripod can go wherever you go

The International video tripod can go wherever you go

People who depend on photography for a living, like professional photographers and journalists, need to be able to be able to take a shot or record a video when and where the action happens. They don't get to decide if the shoot happens in a perfect, stable spot under perfect conditions. As such, they need to be able to take their gear with them wherever they go. Enter the International, a video tripod that is sturdy enough to be your professional camera buddy yet lightweight and compact enough to be part of your carry on.

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iRig Keys Mini is a 25-key mini keyboard for smartphones

iRig Keys Mini is a 25-key mini keyboard for smartphones

iRig has been around for a long time making different musical devices ranging from microphones to mobile guitar interfaces that will work with your PC, Mac, smartphone, and tablet. The company is back with another new device called the iRig Keys Mini that is a mini keyboard with 25 velocity sensitive keys.

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Apple Watch owners are Kickstarting a string strap

Apple Watch owners are Kickstarting a string strap

Today we've come across a crowd-funded accessory that'll work for most any smartwatch, but is aimed at the Apple Watch in particular. This accessory is essentially a series of pieces of die-cast zinc, twine strands, and a bit of silicone rubber. While the actual execution may seem like a strange use of $30 USD, the concept is sound. While it may look strange, the space between the base of your thumb and your index finger is the ideal place to glance for a smart watch face.

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Apple Watch charging dock is now official, already on sale for $79

Apple Watch charging dock is now official, already on sale for $79

While the first images began widely appearing online less than 24 hours ago, Apple has now officially announced the Magnetic Charging Dock for the Apple Watch. As the name implied, the charger is a flat, round dock that allows users to simply lay the Watch down flat overtop it, or stand upright with the band closed and the screen facing outwards. The actual charging part is the round magnetic disc, similar to the standard charger that comes with the Watch, but it's built right into the center of the dock.

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Official Apple Watch Dock leaked to be incoming

Official Apple Watch Dock leaked to be incoming

One of the great disappointments about the Apple Watch was the lack of official charging options from the company. It had the charging cable and magnetic disc and nothing else. At least nothing from Apple. More enterprising accessory makers were, of course, able to work around that limitation, but there's something to be said for an official accessory. Now it seems that Apple might be giving in at least to one particular demand. Leaked images show that a wireless charging dock for the Apple Watch might be inbound at long last.

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Google engineer discourages buying OnePlus’ USB-C accessories

Google engineer discourages buying OnePlus’ USB-C accessories

Benson Leung is on a crusade. As one of the engineers at Google who have worked on the new Pixel C, he has made it his mission to educate the tech world, and consumers especially, about the benefits of USB Type-C, but more importantly the dangers of buying cables and adapters that are not exactly standards compliant. He has taken it upon himself to leave comments and reviews on Amazon product pages for such accessories and is now advising his followers on Google+ and elsewhere to avoid OnePlus' similar products for the same reasons.

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Mad Catz targets eSports players with their F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1 headset

Mad Catz targets eSports players with their F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1 headset

When you're a competitive gamer, you want the best equipment at your disposal. In addition to a PC that's going to run everything smoothly, you're going to want the best and most comfortable peripherals to use. After all, these are the tools of your trade. With that in mind, Mad Catz has announced a new headset aimed squarely at eSports competitors.

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The iPad Pro’s must-have accessories face a long order delay

The iPad Pro’s must-have accessories face a long order delay

You might think having an iPad Pro without the Apple Pencil makes no sense, but demand for the digital stylus means you might need to go without for a while. Sales of the 12.9-inch tablet kicked off online this week, with most models expected to ship in one business day, but if you want the Apple Pencil too you'll have to wait 3-4 weeks.

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Tstand Review: a reimagining of tablet holding

Tstand Review: a reimagining of tablet holding

This week we've been working with the Tstand, a tablet holder that'll allow you to use your tablet without cranking your neck or your knees. It's big. There's no denying that this stand isn't going to fit into your standard iPad sleeve - but at W 9.5” x L 10.25” x H 2.25 it's also not so large that it won't fit into your 13-inch notebook sleeve. The version we're working with is made mainly of ABS plastic, with silicone rubber bumpers to hold the tablet in place. This stand may look strange, but it might also be the tablet companion you didn't know you needed.

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mophie aluminum clad powerstation line comes with a mobile app

mophie aluminum clad powerstation line comes with a mobile app

As smartphones become more sophisticated, they require more and more power, more than what they're internal batteries can provide. And as external batteries become more a fact of digital life, they themselves, in turn, become just as stylish and as sophisticated as the smartphones they power up. Take, for example, mophie, one of the leading brands when it comes to mobile battery solutions. Its new powerstation family of power banks sport not only a premium looking metallic finish, they also come with a power monitoring and management app.

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Logi CREATE keyboard, any-angle cases embrace the iPad Pro

Logi CREATE keyboard, any-angle cases embrace the iPad Pro

With Apple now officially launching its most productive tablet ever, accessory makers are jumping on the opportunity to welcome the iPad Pro with open arms. Logitech, of course, is first on the scene. Although tablet keyboards are nothing new, the new Logi CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case is claimed to be the first third party keyboard to actually work with the giant tablet's special Smart Connector. The Logi CREATE Any-angle Protective Case, on the other hand, lets you orient the iPad Pro in, well, any angle that fits the need.

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Revols Bluetooth earphones promise a custom fit for every ear

Revols Bluetooth earphones promise a custom fit for every ear

Many say that no one size fits all, and yet when it comes to earphones that is exactly what happens. Our ears, however, are as unique as our fingerprints (CSI anyone?), making generic shaped earbuds uncomfortable and unstable. What if there was a way to make your earphones conform to your unique ear? Well, now there is one. At least that's what the Revols Kickstarter is promising. And judging by how it zoomed past its funding goal in less than 7 hours, it's a promise many people are willing to invest in.

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