Accessories

Lumu review: the light meter has gone mobile

Lumu review: the light meter has gone mobile

Avid photographers know lighting is important. Often times, those dedicated to getting the perfect picture have expensive meters meant to allow them insight on which is the best exposure and filter (among other camera controls) to use. Lumu, a new plug-in for your iPhone, wants to help lighten your camera bag by getting you to leave the meter at home. Along with a few apps for iOS, the aim is to get you plugging into your audio jack rather than carrying a bulky meter.

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SkinIt Review: Marvel, Star Wars on MacBook Pro, LG G3, Xbox One

SkinIt Review: Marvel, Star Wars on MacBook Pro, LG G3, Xbox One

It's time for a quick look at the latest from SkinIt here with a couple of skins from their newest Marvel Comics collection as well as a classic skin from Star Wars. SkinIt sent us samples for three rather different devices to get a good feel for the quality of their product on different sorts of surfaces and at different scales, as well. What you're seeing here is a MacBook Pro, an LG G3 smartphone, and the Xbox One gaming console.

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Adidas Originals smartphone case Review

Adidas Originals smartphone case Review

Can the brand with the three stripes bring the same quality to their smart device accessories that they do their sneakers and active wear? That's what we wanted to know when we first heard Adidas Originals would be getting in to the smartphone case business. Our first couple of units are both sleeves made for a wide variety of smartphones and smartphone-like devices. White and black, as simple as they come, ready for everything from the Nexus 4 to the iPhone 6.

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Logitech Ultrathin, Type+, Keys-To-Go iPad Air 2 keyboard Review

Logitech Ultrathin, Type+, Keys-To-Go iPad Air 2 keyboard Review

With the iPad Air 2 in tow, we've had a go at the three newest Logitech keyboards this November, seeing how each of these machines fares in the field. With the "Keys-To-Go" model we've got the simplest machine - thin, tiny, and coming with not a whole lot else other than portability. The Type+ provides a cover for your iPad Air 2 along with a keyboard, allowing you to protect your iPad in-between typing sessions. The Ultrathin acts as a Smart Cover, but doesn't protect the way the Type+ does - instead you get an awesome hinge that allows you to adjust your iPad Air 2 at will.

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Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Review

Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Review

Third-party accessories for iProducts are a dime a dozen, but finding one that's truly worth carrying around and using regular is a rare occurrence. One of the few rare gems happens to be Olloclip's new 4-in-1 lens for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, unique among camera add-ons because it works for the front and rear simultaneously. Portable, with a twist in design allowing you to clip it onto a pendant or keyring, the Olloclip has been hanging from my belt over the past few weeks; read on for my full review.

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Nexus 9 keyboard folio now available — for $129

Nexus 9 keyboard folio now available — for $129

Now that we’re well heeled in Nexus 9-ness, Google has gone ahead and released the keyboard folio for their flagship tablet. As expected, the keyboard folio does all we were told it would: attaches magnetically, doubles as a hardcover case — all the good stuff. We do find it interesting that Google has made the folio with a mechanical keyboard, though. It’s also interesting that it comes in one color, “black leather”. Even more interesting is the price Google thinks you’ll pay.

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HTC One for Windows nabs an Xbox Dot View cover

HTC One for Windows nabs an Xbox Dot View cover

Today we're having a quick peek at the Xbox Dot View cover - a sort of limited-engagement release made specifically for the Windows Phone version of the HTC One (M8). This case works exactly the same as the standard HTC Dot View cover, but here you're getting it in Xbox Green. You've also got the Xbox brand on the back, for good measure. This case is part of a push for the HTC One (M8) with Windows this holiday season, coming with the device with Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile inside the United States.

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South Park streaming with Chromecast soon

South Park streaming with Chromecast soon

The first thing you should be saying when you hear that Key and Peel are coming to Chromecast is NOOICE. Viacom has announced that the Comedy Central app will be bringing their most highly-rated comedy series to the Chromecast streaming universe very, very soon. This includes South Park, Key & Peel, and a whole lot more. Both the Nickelodeon app and the Sesame Street Go app are coming to - edit: already here for - the Chromecast as well!

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Motrr Galileo gets GoPro, iPhone 6, iPad upgrade

Motrr Galileo gets GoPro, iPhone 6, iPad upgrade

This week the folks at Motrr are letting it be known that their motorize device stand - Galileo - now has the ability to work with GoPro, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the iPad. With GoPro compatibility, this device continues to be one of the most interesting stands for a camera on the market today, having originally appeared all the way back in the year 2012 preparing to be shipped with iPhone 4 compatibility. Fast forward to 2014 and this device is nearly ready to work with basically any iPhone you might have in your pocket - and the iPad as well.

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Powerlace tries to bring the auto-lacing shoe to life

Powerlace tries to bring the auto-lacing shoe to life

Even after all these years, it seems that Marty McFly's gadgets still inhabit the dreams of geeks, inventors, tinkerers, and visionaries, from the near-impossible time-traveling car, to the almost possible hoverboards, and now to self-tying shoe laces. Former Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, who conceived Marty's "power laces", predicted that this type of footwear would be possible by 2015. Given the timetable for this crowdfunded campaign, that might actually come true. And what better name to call it than, what else, Powerlace, the auto-lacing shoe.

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