peripherals

ZAGG acquires Mophie to make one accessories giant

ZAGG acquires Mophie to make one accessories giant

This afternoon ZAGG announced that they'd be acquiring Mophie, bringing the battery giant into the accessories giant thusly. ZAGG will be holding a conference call for investors this evening at 6:30 PM Eastern Time, at which point ZAGG will explain the terms of this merger. ZAGG suggests that this combination of companies will create one which had a combined net sales of "approximately $470 million" in the year 2015.

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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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Apple Watch owners are Kickstarting a string strap

Apple Watch owners are Kickstarting a string strap

Today we've come across a crowd-funded accessory that'll work for most any smartwatch, but is aimed at the Apple Watch in particular. This accessory is essentially a series of pieces of die-cast zinc, twine strands, and a bit of silicone rubber. While the actual execution may seem like a strange use of $30 USD, the concept is sound. While it may look strange, the space between the base of your thumb and your index finger is the ideal place to glance for a smart watch face.

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Apple Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Mouse 2 Review

Apple Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Mouse 2 Review

Bye bye batteries. Apple's trio of peripherals - the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2 - have had a revamp, borrowing convenience tech from the iPhone. Most noticeable is the move away from user-replaceable batteries, with the three devices all getting li-ion packs just as you'd find squeezed into the narrow frame of the iPhone 6s. That's not the only change, mind, though the extent to which your fingers will be happy will depend on how well you got on with the old designs.

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Logitech K380 Bluetooth keyboard and M535 mouse unveiled

Logitech K380 Bluetooth keyboard and M535 mouse unveiled

Logitech has introduced two new devices, its Bluetooth multi-device K380 keyboard and the Logitech M535 Bluetooth mouse. The keyboard will be launching for customers around the globe this month, as will the Bluetooth mouse with the exception of Europe, where it won't launch until some time next month. These allow power users and those who don't like using a laptop's keyboard to use their computers sans the wired shackle.

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Microsoft’s folding Bluetooth keyboard plays nice with all

Microsoft’s folding Bluetooth keyboard plays nice with all

Microsoft's Universal Folding Keyboard has finally hit store shelves, with the platform-agnostic wireless peripheral playing nicely with phones and tablets. Shown off back in March alongside a pair of midrange Lumia phones, the keyboard hooks up over Bluetooth and has a dedicated switching button at the top which allows it to flick between two different devices. That way, so the theory goes, you could be typing on your iPad one moment, then flip to your Android smartphone the next.

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Logitech rebrands with Logi and ex-Nokia design chief

Logitech rebrands with Logi and ex-Nokia design chief

Logitech has revealed a new brand, Logi, as it ditches the "tech" connection and plays up its design chops instead. The new Logitech - which will gradually begin to roll out the Logi name and logo as new, more aesthetically-minded products are released over the coming months - has ambitions beyond the keyboards, mice, and gaming peripherals that the firm is best known for today, including new product categories that overlap "in every aspect of your daily life."

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Tech time: Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide 2015

Tech time: Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide 2015

Today we're going to give you a Father's Day gift guide for the dad that's forward thinking, tech-friendly, and altogether nerdy. The dad who'd just as soon watch Star Wars as he would accessorize with the newest gadget around his wrist. These gifts are for the dad who doesn't make a big deal out of Father's Day - so much so that you forgot to get him a gift, so you're searching online for something you can grab quick. At the same time, you want something neat for this dad. Here's what you're going to get.

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V-MODA 3D-prints $40,000 headphones with gold plates

V-MODA 3D-prints $40,000 headphones with gold plates

V-MODA announce their team-up with 3D printers to bring the most uniquely customizable headphones ever to the public. These headphones will have custom-designed shields made of a wide variety of materials, making them anywhere from $200 to $40,000 apiece. While V-MODA have been making laser-engraved shields for their headphones for many years, now they're going the extra mile. Now you're going to have the ability to make some of the strangest designs ever, in full 3D, in materials you'd never otherwise have jammed in a pair of cans.

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Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse Review

Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse Review

Logitech has been on a roll with wireless mice lately, resurrecting the MX Master name for its excellent flagship peripheral, and now following that with the MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse for travelers. Buffing the rough edges from the original Wireless Anywhere Mouse, and throwing in support for the gestures common in today’s software, it’s a smaller, cheaper version of the high-end model intended to slip neatly into a bag. Question is, has the shrinking process also reduced the Logitech’s charm?

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Razer Firefly, the light-up mousepad you never knew you needed

Razer Firefly, the light-up mousepad you never knew you needed

A light-up mousepad by the name of Firefly is coming from the folks at Razer, made to be a perfect match for the rest of your "Chroma" edition peripherals. This device is a "hard gaming mouse mat", if you want to be specific about it, working with a micro-textured surface to make certain your laser mouse movement is as speedy and precise as possible. Razer also suggests that this surface has an "enhanced reflective quality" that'll deliver fabulous "rapid in-game responsiveness."

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