Accessories

Pokemon GO Plus available for pre-order at Best Buy, shipping out in January

Pokemon GO Plus available for pre-order at Best Buy, shipping out in January

The wait for the fabled Pokemon GO Plus may soon be coming to an end, as Best Buy has made the accessory available for pre-order. For those not in the know, Pokemon GO Plus is an accessory that allows you to catch Pokemon and get items from PokeStops with the touch of the button. It acts as a companion to the app, meaning you don't have to constantly stare at your phone to play Pokemon GO when you're out and about.

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BB-8 alarm clock rolls, beeps and plays music when it’s time to wake up

BB-8 alarm clock rolls, beeps and plays music when it’s time to wake up

What better way to wake up than having a small BB-8 rolling around on your nightstand, beeping at your sleep face and playing music? Such is the method used by a newly introduced BB-8 alarm clock that will be rolling out in Japan soon. The clock looks similar to the BB-8 by Sphero we reviewed last year, though it includes a small display showing the current time and buttons for managing the alarms. The item is made by Rhythm.

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Estimote beacons get mesh networking in massive update

Estimote beacons get mesh networking in massive update

If you use Estimote's location beacons, then you're about to get a major new feature with the addition of low-energy mesh networking. Mesh networking is being added today by way of software update, and once that update has been applied, your beacons will be able to pass data between one another. Among other things, this means that you can now have beacons in more remote locations, as they no longer need to rely on a strong WiFi signal to work.

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HyperDrive Compact Thunderbolt 3 USB-C hubs adds all the ports to Macs

HyperDrive Compact Thunderbolt 3 USB-C hubs adds all the ports to Macs

Mac users know that the thin and svelte design of the latest MacBooks means that the connectivity options for the notebook are limited. You need a different dongle for just about anything you want to connect to the Mac. A new product called the HyperDrive has turned up on Kickstarter and it may be the ideal thing for MacBook users looking for expanded connectivity.

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Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 7 hands-on: A battery case must-have

Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 7 hands-on: A battery case must-have

If you'd asked me to predict what I'd miss most about the iPhone 6s when I switched to the iPhone 7 Plus, I probably wouldn't have said wireless battery charging and magnetic mounting. Turns out, though, those were just the two features - supplied, naturally, by Mophie's Juice Pack Air cases and companion mounts, since Apple is yet to embrace this wireless charging world - that have been most frustrating about the latest iPhones. Happily, then, Mophie has delivered its new battery cases today.

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Netgear refreshes entry-level lineup with Nighthawk AC2300 Smart Wifi router

Netgear refreshes entry-level lineup with Nighthawk AC2300 Smart Wifi router

Netgear has announced its new Nighthawk AC2300 Smart Wifi router (R7000P), refreshing its entry-level model in the process. Netgear has been on something of an announcement tear recently, revealing its Nighthawk X10 back in October. Where the Nighthawk X10 is more for people who need (or want) a top-tier router, however, the Nighthawk AC2300 is more of a router for the rest of us.

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Limited-edition Star Wars jackets are the best Rogue One gear so far

Limited-edition Star Wars jackets are the best Rogue One gear so far

Forget trinkets and figurines and backside-illuminated posters — Columbia has just taken the wraps off a new line of jackets inspired by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and they're the best Rogue One gear launched so far. The jackets are designed based on three notable rebel garments, with the Rebel Jacket perhaps being the most eye-catching of the bunch. The jackets will launch on December 9, giving you just enough time to get one before the movie's theatrical premiere.

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Beware of Dangerous Fake Apple Chargers – Here are ways to spot them

Beware of Dangerous Fake Apple Chargers – Here are ways to spot them

Apple chargers tend to be on the expensive side, but the next time you're tempted by an inexpensive alternative, you may want to think twice. The UK's Chartered Trading Standards Institute has issued a new report that says many fake Apple chargers aren't up to snuff when it comes to safety standards. The resulting issues from using a non-compliant charger could include anything from shocks when unplugging the charger to damage to your phone.

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iPhone 7 Accessories – Here are 8 that are worth buying

iPhone 7 Accessories – Here are 8 that are worth buying

Not everyone is buying the whole "Google Pixel was the most sought after Black Friday phone" propaganda. Some will remain true to their iPhones, especially their completely new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Since they're really not in the market for another new phone, they might be more interested in gearing their iPhones for the battles ahead.

Like any other iPhone generation, the iPhone 7 has its fair share of accessories, though it is somewhat made special (or unfortunate) for not having a traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack. Here are 8 of the most important accessories you can buy for your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. And don't worry, they're not all about adapters

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Sen.se GuardPeanut Review: A $29 movement sensor for the IoT

Sen.se GuardPeanut Review: A $29 movement sensor for the IoT

If you've ever spent time working at your local Starbucks, you'll probably be familiar with the Coffee Guilt Security Dilemma. It's the feeling that you should probably buy another drink, because you don't want to be labeled a freeloader, yet you're worried about leaving your laptop on the table while you queue. Do you pack everything up and risk someone stealing your spot by the outlet? French Internet of Things firm Sense wants to assuage your paranoid guilt, and it's doing that with the $29 GuardPeanut.

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Moto Z’s latest Moto Mods include a car mount and Mophie battery pack

Moto Z’s latest Moto Mods include a car mount and Mophie battery pack

A pair of new Moto Mods have been introduced for the Moto Z family. Utility is the name of the game with these latest Moto Mods, with the first being a battery pack from the folks over at Mophie. The second is a car mount from Incipio, and it comes with some extra functionality meant to keep your hands on the wheel.

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NES Classic Retro Receiver solves the problem of short controller cables

NES Classic Retro Receiver solves the problem of short controller cables

Assuming you've been lucky enough to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition, chances are the console's short controller cables leave something to be desired. Enter Analogue and its new Retro Receiver for the NES Classic Edition. Analogue offers wireless receivers for both the NES and SNES, so it's little surprise to see the NES Classic get one as well.

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