Accessories

Mophie Juice Pack for HTC One Review

Mophie Juice Pack for HTC One Review

The nightly recharge is a fact of life with most modern smartphones, and the HTC One is no different, but what if you could double your runtime and protect your expensive new toy in the process? That's what Mophie promises from the Juice Pack for the HTC One, a combination external battery and hard case that, when wrapped around your phone, should let even the most ambitious power-user escape the tyranny of the charger. All that flexibility comes at a price, however: $99.95 and a considerably larger device in your pocket. Is the Mophie Juice Pack worth the compromise? Read on for our full review.

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RokForm v3 accessories turn smartphones to wall-mounted televisions

RokForm v3 accessories turn smartphones to wall-mounted televisions

The accessory company RokForm has been releasing accessories since 2010, coming up here in 2013 with a family of components that allow a smartphone - one of several models - to be attached to essentially any hard surface you've got near you. Though the group continues to keep the use cases for their accessories wide open, we'd like to suggest one that's proven itself to be pretty neat right here at home: dish washing.

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Hoptroff No. 10 marks world’s first atomic pocket watch

Hoptroff No. 10 marks world’s first atomic pocket watch

This week the folks at Hoptroff have introduced a pocket watch they suggest will tell time better and more accurately than any other watch in existence. This watch has been claimed by the company to be more accurate than any luxury quartz or mechanical watch yet produced, and will be the first to be atomically powered in a pocket watch form factor. The Hoptroff No. 10 is such a rare and seemingly difficult to construct timepiece that the company plans on making 12 units in their first run.

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Logitech G430 Headset Review

Logitech G430 Headset Review

Logitech has become an icon in the gaming peripheral industry with their G-series line of keyboards, mice, and headsets. The company recently overhauled the G-series by giving it a new look, as well as announcing a slew of new gaming accessories to add to the line. We ended up checking out their new G430 headset -- which is the cream of the crop out of the new line of products they unveiled -- in order to see what kind of boost they can give gamers during the heat of the battle. Is the $80 price tag worth it? Let’s find out.

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iGO Power Trip line kicks mobile device charging down to the basics

iGO Power Trip line kicks mobile device charging down to the basics

If you've been searching for a mobile device battery that'll power your smartphone or tablet up from your pocket recently, you know there's essentially no end to your choices. The difference between one battery and the next can be as simple as the color choices you've got available. With the company iGO you've got a few unique features in their Power Trip line that may very well sway your pocketbook one way or the other.

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Ressence Type 3 watch employs liquid-filled body

Ressence Type 3 watch employs liquid-filled body

This isn't the timepiece you expected to be reading about today, that's for certain. What you've got here is the Ressence Type 3, a mechanical wristwatch that, save its rather intriguing construction and use of liquid under the surface of its face, looks rather standard from afar. Up close you'll find that this machine is a bit boggling to behold.

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Microsoft Smartwatch prototyped and wireless

Microsoft Smartwatch prototyped and wireless

This week it's been reported more than once that a Microsoft-developed smartwatch may well be on the way, today's tip including no less than a magnetic wireless charging port on its back. This smartwatch would build on the work Microsoft had done in the 2000's with the brand SPOT, that particular watch using FM radio signals for data. At a Microsoft TechFest research event in early March, the company's own Bill Buxton presented a 37-year history of smartwatches. The clues are stacking up.

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