Accessories

Apple finally releases a USB-C to Lightning Cable

Apple finally releases a USB-C to Lightning Cable

Sometimes you see a product announcement, and you stop and wonder how such a thing hasn't already existed. That was my response when I heard that Apple finally announced a USB-C to Lightning cable yesterday. The fact that the company has only just released this product is baffling.

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Lifepack gear bag has built-in locking cable, solar charger

Lifepack gear bag has built-in locking cable, solar charger

Many people work on the go, whether for their company or as a freelancer hopping from one gig to another. That means packing a lot of expensive equipment up into a single bag and taking it into the great outdoors…where it is vulnerable to thieves. Enter Lifepack, a new backpack aimed at on-the-go individuals; it features an integrated locking cable for securing the bag, and a solar charger for keeping devices juiced up.

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Ring Video Doorbell Pro ups the Wi-fi ringer ante

Ring Video Doorbell Pro ups the Wi-fi ringer ante

This week the folks at Ring have revealed the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, a second, more powerful version of the first-gen wi-fi-enabled ringer. This piece of hardware works with "highly configurable motion detection zones" as well as a small form factor. This second-gen device improves upon the original while the company suggests they've become the business with the largest line of smart, outdoor security products available today.

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Boba Fett purse launches for discerning fashionistas

Boba Fett purse launches for discerning fashionistas

Is there a notable lack of green purses in your closet? If so, ThinkGeek has a new item that’ll fill that hole: a leather purse styled to resemble Boba Fett from Star Wars. The purse itself comes from Loungefly and features a shiny finish over bright green sections of embossed faux leather. Even better, says ThinkGeek, it includes little feet on the bottom so it won’t stick ‘to the movie theater floor.'

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Nurugo Micro: a 400x microscope for smartphones

Nurugo Micro: a 400x microscope for smartphones

Nurugo has introduced the Nurugo Micro, a small attachment that fits over a smartphone’s camera, transforming it into a 400x microscope. With it, users are able to see microscopic details using their phone’s built-in camera, presenting a low-cost and highly portable way for students, researchers in the field, and more to gather images.

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The essential VR accessory for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift buyers

The essential VR accessory for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift buyers

If you want to escape the real world, it's soon going to be easier than ever with virtual reality. Sure, you can use books, TV, and even non-VR video games to escape, but it's not quite the same. With all of those options, you're still connected to the rest of the world in some way or another. Usually you can still hear your surroundings, or at the very least, you can easily see what's going on around you. But with virtual reality, that's not the case. And sometimes that's not a good thing.

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Modular YOUMO power strip lets you customize the ports and outlets

Modular YOUMO power strip lets you customize the ports and outlets

Typically, when you buy a power strip all you get are outlets for plugging things in. Some might give you a USB port or two for charging other devices, but most don’t. A new power strip has turned up on Kickstarter that is called the YOUMO power strip and it allows the user to choose the configuration and what sort of outlets or ports it offers for your devices.

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5 “Friends” the LG G5 is missing: Plug-in Accessory Madness!

5 “Friends” the LG G5 is missing: Plug-in Accessory Madness!

Last month LG revealed their new flagship smartphone, the LG G5, and a series of plug-and-play accessories they call "Friends of G5." Today we're having a brief run-down reminder of what those accessories are, then we're going through the five accessories we'd love LG to add to this family as soon as possible. LG gives us inspiration for oddity with their "Friends of G5" logo, which is a cat with glasses - so we're about to get weird with it.

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DxO ONE cam can now work standalone, gets price cut

DxO ONE cam can now work standalone, gets price cut

DxO, the people behind the popular DxOMark benchmarking site, announced a major software update to their almost odd DxO ONE camera. Most software updates usually add minor features and bug fixes but, while that is partly true here, the update introduces a new feature that practically changes the way you can use the camera. Starting version 1.3 of the firmware, the DxO ONE can be used standalone, meaning you won't need to first connect it to an iPhone or iPad before taking a shot.

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First Order Stormtrooper helmet is a life-size wearable

First Order Stormtrooper helmet is a life-size wearable

In need of a proper First Order Stormtrooper helmet? ThinkGeek has rolled out a life-sized replica that is ready for you to put on, and it includes a convex tinted visor. According to the company, this new replica was based on digital scans of an actual prop from the Star Wars movie, and was made with lightweight injection-molded plastic for comfort while being worn.

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McDonald’s new Happy Meal box turns into VR goggles

McDonald’s new Happy Meal box turns into VR goggles

McDonald’s has introduced a new Happy Meal box in Sweden that transforms into a pair of virtual reality goggles after the meal is finished. The goggles are the same as Google Cardboard and similar constructions -- you slide your phone into place and look through a pair of lenses, enjoying 3D apps and 360-degree videos. McDonald's calls these 'Happy Goggles,' and has created a VR kids game to go with it.

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Star Wars BB-8 desk lamp shines at your touch

Star Wars BB-8 desk lamp shines at your touch

Need an adorable Star Wars droid in your life? Enter the BB-8 desktop lamp, a model of the BB-8 droid from The Force Awakens that functions as a reading light. The lamp has a trio of lighting modes suitable for different situations, and is made from high-quality aluminum, according to ThinkGeek. Even better, it’s available as of now. See it in action after the jump!

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