Accessories

Audi, TOMS give TRAVELER sunglasses for Season of Audi purchases

Audi, TOMS give TRAVELER sunglasses for Season of Audi purchases

Last June, car maker Audi and shoe and eyewear maker TOMS partnered to give out a free pair of shoes for every one who buys an Audi car during the Summer of Audi promotional season. Summer may be long over, but that isn't stopping the two from making yet another exclusive marketing offer that is, at the same time, also charitable. During the "Season of Audi", which starts this November and ends January next year, Audi will be giving out a pair of TRAVELER by TOMS sunglasses for each purchase.

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Compact Zolt Laptop Charger Plus can also charge mobiles

Compact Zolt Laptop Charger Plus can also charge mobiles

While most laptops are slimming down, the power bricks they come with are going the opposite trend. If you're a road warrior who always works on the go, the irony of the situation isn't lost on you. Realizing this problem and seeing the potential market for a solution, Zolt, with funding from Intel Capital, has come out with the Zolt Laptop Charger Plus, a laptop charger whose ultra compact size belies its power. In fact, it is powerful enough to charge two more USB-connected devices at the same time.

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This Nomad wallet has a 2,400mAh battery for iPhone charging

This Nomad wallet has a 2,400mAh battery for iPhone charging

There are probably three things that top the list of objects people never leave home without: their phone, keys, and wallet. Now, Nomad wants to let us use one of those items to charge the charge the other. The company has just announced a new portable charger in the form of the Wallet for iPhone, a common looking bifold wallet, but with a 2,400mAh battery hidden inside.

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TSTAND is the best tablet stand we’ve seen yet

TSTAND is the best tablet stand we’ve seen yet

If you're more serious about keeping your tablet safe while keeping it held upright than you are about minimalism, there's the TSTAND. This amalgamation of plastic and metal is a tablet stand for a wide variety of devices, and aims to be the fix for people who use their tablet more than they use a laptop. What you're going to see here isn't just a stand for your desktop, but for any situation, large or small - but mostly large.

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TarDisk Pear uses your MacBook’s SD card slot to create a Fusion Drive

TarDisk Pear uses your MacBook’s SD card slot to create a Fusion Drive

What happens when you run out of space on your hard drive? Sure, you can start purging old files and unneeded programs, but that will only get you so far. The other option is to add a second drive, or simply replace it. Replacing an entire drive can be a lot of work, what with copying everything over, and getting your computer set back up the way you like it, and few laptops allow a second drive. Well, if you're a MacBook owner, there's a new option at your disposal.

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Satechi USB Type-C hub has (almost) all the ports you need

Satechi USB Type-C hub has (almost) all the ports you need

The finalization of USB Type-C was welcomed by many. Hooray for reversible USB plugs! Their adoption by big tech giants, particularly by Apple and later by Google, was similarly praised. There is, however, one wrinkle in that otherwise lofty plan. Accessory makers aren't able to adapt fast enough, still stuck with USB Type A and micro USBs because of their more widespread use. Luckily, adapters are here to rescue the day. Like Satechi's new Type-C USB 3.0 3-in-1 Combo Hub that lets you connect almost all your peripherals in style.

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Amber portable charging station brings Apple Watch battery mobile

Amber portable charging station brings Apple Watch battery mobile

Instead of having to carry along a whole dock to charge an Apple Watch, users will soon be able to roll with a case. The folks at Amber have created a portable charging station that looks like a jewelry case on the outside, sporting a charger on the inside (wireless of course), with the ability to hold a charge on the go. There's a battery inside, that is to say.

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Apple Magic Keyboard, Mouse 2, Trackpad 2 get iFixit teardown treatment

Apple Magic Keyboard, Mouse 2, Trackpad 2 get iFixit teardown treatment

Hot on the heels of their teardown of the new 21.5-inch Retina iMac, the repair folks at iFixit have published their breakdown of Apple's new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2. The new accessories were announced alongside the refreshed desktop computer this week, and along with an updated industrial design (excluding the mouse), all three now feature a Lightning port for charging their now internal batteries.

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Galaxy Note 5 gets a Mophie Juice Pack for massive battery time

Galaxy Note 5 gets a Mophie Juice Pack for massive battery time

Just in case users of the already large Samsung Galaxy Note 5 were looking for a larger battery, it's Mophie to the rescue. Creating another of their battery packs by the name of Juice Pack, Mophie is delivering the Galaxy Note 5 a substantial 60% more life from start to finish. This newest battery pack is also a high-impact protection system with its own brand name: Impact-Isolation System - with rubberized support pads around the entire interior of the case.

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Apple debuts 21.5-inch Retina iMac, new Magic Mouse, Trackpad, Keyboard

Apple debuts 21.5-inch Retina iMac, new Magic Mouse, Trackpad, Keyboard

As has been expected for the last few weeks, Apple today announced the addition of a 21.5-inch Retina iMac to its desktop lineup, offering a 4K display and a starting price of $1,499. Along with this new model, the 27-inch lineup of iMac now all feature 5K Retina displays. As for the new 21.5-inch model, the desktop offers a resolution that is 4.5 times that of Full HD, and the same pixel density as the 5K model.

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Pakpod promises to be a real “adventure” tripod

Pakpod promises to be a real “adventure” tripod

The tripod known as Pakpod is called "more versatile than any tripod on the market today." As such, we're particularly interested in how compact it is, how lightweight, and how rugged. According to its creators, it's made to fold down small enough to fit into your backpack - that's well small enough for our needs, no doubt. It works with a patented locking system that allows its legs to be locked into a holding position at "wildly asymmetrical positions" - that's another point in the positive.

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Apple Magic Keyboard, Mouse 2, Trackpad 2 found in OS X code

Apple Magic Keyboard, Mouse 2, Trackpad 2 found in OS X code

As Apple continues to release beta versions of the upcoming OS X 10.11.1 build to developers, the latest version has contained some hints of new keyboard, mouse, and trackpad accessories. French website Consomac has discovered configuration files that make specific mentions of a Magic Trackpad 2, a Magic Mouse 2, and a Magic Keyboard. Assuming these are products nearing release, it seems most likely they will be announced alongside the new 4K 21.5-inch iMac, rumored to debut next week.

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