Accessories

Razer webcam “Stargazer” release to take on streaming industry

Razer webcam “Stargazer” release to take on streaming industry

Razer Stargazer revealed at CES 2016 to take the video game streaming industry out a whole new door. Much in the same way Razer aimed to provide the game streaming environment with a hero microphone with the Seiren and the Razer Seiren Pro, the Razer Stargazer is what the company calls "the world's most advanced webcam." As such, this camera is able to capture and stream video at 720p at 60 frames per second. This camera is tops - if only because it has basically no competition whatsoever.

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Apple Watch might be getting new color for Milanese Loop band

Apple Watch might be getting new color for Milanese Loop band

Apple this week announced that the Apple Watch would be making its debut in several countries later this month, including Malaysia, Portugal, and Czech Republic. Shortly after the news, the localized online Apple Store for the latter country was updated with a new color option for the smartwatch's iconic Milanese Loop band: Space Black. This is the first time the watch band has been seen in a color other than the original silver, and could mean that Apple will be bringing to the US in the near future as well.

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iLuv debuts an alarm clock that can vibrate your pillow

iLuv debuts an alarm clock that can vibrate your pillow

At CES 2016, accessories-maker iLuv has announced the latest in line of Bluetooth-connected alarm clock devices: the SmartShaker 2. The thin disc-shaped object pairs with users smartphones to enhance the alarm options when it comes to being woken up in the morning. Instead of just playing music or an alarm tone, the SmartShaker 2, which is placed under the pillow, can use multiple vibration levels to get someone up on time.

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Apple MacBook scores MagSafe with Griffin BreakSafe USB-C cable

Apple MacBook scores MagSafe with Griffin BreakSafe USB-C cable

The decision by Apple to use USB-C as the 12-inch Retina MacBook's sole port has been a fairly controversial one among users, but one of the biggest tradeoffs was to forgo the MagSafe power adapter found on other MacBook models, which allows the magnetic end of the cable to just pop off at any sign of a pull. Instead, with USB-C, there is a male connector physically plugged into a female port, so if a user trips over the cable, the laptop goes with it. Thankfully, accessories maker Griffin has just unveiled a USB-C power cable that perfectly replicates MagSafe.

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Lenovo X1 gear collection brings earbuds, dock, BT mouse

Lenovo X1 gear collection brings earbuds, dock, BT mouse

As revealed today, Lenovo has added a slew of new laptops and other PCs to its X1 lineup, and joining them are some similarly-designed accessories to make the business life a little easier. Included among the accessories is a wireless mouse and a pair of earbuds, as well as a WiGig Dock and a 65 watt micro adapter for Lenovo's X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga machines. They’ll all arrive this month except the adapter, which launches in April.

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Xbox One Super Charger recharges your controller in under a minute

Xbox One Super Charger recharges your controller in under a minute

One of the worst things to happen during a game is to have your controller die on you. Since the invention of the wireless controller, keeping your batteries charged has become a serious issue. Sure, you can always keep some spare AA's on hand, but what if you could recharge your battery in under a minute?

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Dupont’s floating light saber fountain pen might push you to the dark side

Dupont’s floating light saber fountain pen might push you to the dark side

The blockbuster success of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" of course means countless merchandise trying to cash in on the hype. There are authentic products as well as knockoffs. And there are some that will ask for your arm and sometimes even your leg in exchange. Take for example S.T. Dupont's fountain pen painstakingly and accurately designed after Yoda's light saber. Not only is it an extremely limited edition, only 8 of it have been made, it is also an extremely expensive collector's item.

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Nyko Xbox One external drive enclosure finally released

Nyko Xbox One external drive enclosure finally released

These days your gaming console needs as much, if not more storage space than your PC. That's because unlike the days of old, you can't simply play games of the disc anymore. In order to cut down load times, you need to install virtually all of your games to the hard drive. And since the largest Xbox One clocks in at just 1TB, you need a way to add more storage space.

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Tesla now sells leather iPhone cases made from leftover upholstery

Tesla now sells leather iPhone cases made from leftover upholstery

It seems like everyone wants to get into the iPhone case market this holiday season. First it was rival Android smartphone makers OnePlus, with their unique "Sandstone" texture iPhone case, and now it's popular electric car maker Tesla. The company has just updated its online store, which features items like wallets, key fobs, and driving gloves, and now it offers two styles of leather cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (presumably they'll work with the new 6s models as well).

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Technomancer hoodie uses LEDs to illuminate your spells

Technomancer hoodie uses LEDs to illuminate your spells

Feel like channeling your inner wizard? ThinkGeek has a new hoodie that’s right up your alley featuring a slew of hidden colorful LEDs that light up to illuminate your spells. The spells, in this case, are different movements you make while wearing the hoodie that trigger different types of colors and color patterns. The fire ‘spell’, for example, casts a red light from inside the hood and sleeves, while ‘restore health’ is a cool purple color.

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Gamevice uses your Lightning port to give your iPhone a gamepad

Gamevice uses your Lightning port to give your iPhone a gamepad

There's no mistaking the fact that the mobile gaming market has exploded over the past few years. With a smartphone in almost every person's hand, it's easy to just download a few games and spend your downtime poking at the screen. However, the biggest drawback is the fact that there are no physical controls. Thankfully there are accessories that help with this issue.

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Steam Controller iFixit teardown reveals highly repairable modular design

Steam Controller iFixit teardown reveals highly repairable modular design

While the teardown experts iFixit have been busy lately with a number of new Apple products, they've found time to open up and offer a peek inside the Steam Controller, Valve's new gaming accessory that offers a completely different experience with its dual trackpads. iFixit found that at first glance the internal components weren't that different from what in other standard gaming controllers these days, but they came away very pleased with how little glue was used and how easy it could be repaired.

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