Accessories

One potential problem with the HTC U11

One potential problem with the HTC U11

My one concern with the HTC U11 is the same as with previous models from lesser manufacturers. Where HTC's smartphones excel in unique design, they give me a chill for those users that are prone to clumsiness. HTC is right on the borderline with popularity in smartphones, where 3rd-party accessory brands decide whether making a case will be worth the effort.

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This Pokemon watch costs more than a house

This Pokemon watch costs more than a house

The world of Pokemon merchandise is as wide as it is deep. From Build-A-Bear stuffed animals to trading cards, there's some kind of Pokemon merchandise for everyone out there. Today we can add one more group of people to that list: the ultra-rich. Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome has introduced a brand new luxury watch that has sports a Pokemon theme, but if you want one, it's going to cost you a lot of money.

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Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000’s octa-core CPU makes everything faster

Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000’s octa-core CPU makes everything faster

Most consumers are probably content with the audio output of their smartphones when listening to streamed music. Audiophiles, however, won't settle for anything less and are often willing to pay the price for quality listening experience. They will definitely have to pay that price if they opt to get the new and oddly-named A&ultima SP1000 from Astell&Kern, because they will be paying nearly five times as much as an LG G6 that boasts of 32-bit Quad DAC and other premium audio features.

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Samsung Battery Pack Kettle powerbank doubles as a smartphone stand

Samsung Battery Pack Kettle powerbank doubles as a smartphone stand

Late last year, Samsung took the wraps off a lineup of exclusive accessories for its smartphones, including the 'Battery Pack Kettle' that features a unique design. While using the battery pack to charge a phone, the phone itself can be nestled between the powerbank and a special USB connector attachment that serves as a phone stand, keeping the handset upright on a desk or table surface.

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NOMATIC Backpack and Travel Pack blast past $1m milestone on Kickstarter

NOMATIC Backpack and Travel Pack blast past $1m milestone on Kickstarter

The company formerly known as BASICS has announced the Kickstarter funding success of its latest project, the NOMATIC Backpack and Travel Pack. This campaign has exceeded the $1 million funding mark with more than a month remaining, marking the second time NOMATIC has had a travel bag reach and then pass the million-dollar threshold. These particular bags, says the company, are made 'for daily use and short trips.'

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Mercedes-Benz teams with Vivint Solar to tackle energy storage

Mercedes-Benz teams with Vivint Solar to tackle energy storage

Mercedes-Benz is taking a page out of Tesla's book, announcing today that it will soon pair its batteries with solar energy systems installed by Vivint Solar. As with Tesla's Powerwall batteries, these Mercedes-Benz batteries will be complementary to Vivint's solar panels, offering energy storage and backup power.

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808 Audio CANZ Glo portable wireless speaker mini Review

808 Audio CANZ Glo portable wireless speaker mini Review

Back during CES, 808 Audio introduced a bunch of new speakers boasting features like strong bass and a rugged design. We recently got our hands on one these speakers, the CANZ Glo. Unlike the models intended for use in harsh environments, the CANZ Glo are designed for your portable partying needs. This small cylindrical speaker features an outer metal grille and an inter white plastic that, when activated, glows various bright colors with different rhythms and speeds.

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Bragi Dash Pro tailored by Starkey is a custom-made ear computer

Bragi Dash Pro tailored by Starkey is a custom-made ear computer

While many are looking towards virtual, augmented, and mixed realities as the next big wave in computing, there is already one that is also silently making waves in our modern lives.Some have nicknamed it the "Fourth Platform", the contextual computing that permeates virtual personal assistants like Siri, Cortana, or Google Assistant. Despite being controlled by voice, these assistants are usually inconveniently found in smartphones that we have to take out or speakers that we can't take with us. That is why Bragi, a leading wireless headphone maker, and Starkey, a leader in the hearing aid business, have banded together to bring the Dash Pro tailored by Starkey, as well as the plain Dash Pro, offering a truly hands-free wireless ear computing experience that can also be personalized to fit your ear.

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Mophie Juice Packs bring extra battery life to Galaxy S8 and S8+

Mophie Juice Packs bring extra battery life to Galaxy S8 and S8+

When a new high-end smartphone is released, Mophie usually isn't very far off with a new Juice Pack. That's held true for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, as Mophie today announced the launch of two new Juice Packs for Samsung's latest flagships. If you're the type to use your phone constantly, then you might want to have a look.

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Nike debuts iPhone 7 cases that make your phone resemble sneakers

Nike debuts iPhone 7 cases that make your phone resemble sneakers

When it comes to the iPhone 7, owners have a near limitless selection of cases for their device. But for die-hard sneakerheads, there might now be a single option. Nike has announced a pair of hard-shell cases for the iPhone 7 that feature the sole designs of the Roshe and Air Force 1, two of the company's most iconic sneakers. They only come in iPhone 7 sizes, unfortunately, but their plastic material promises to offer decent drop and scratch protection.

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LumiCharge LED desk lamp and charger mini Review

LumiCharge LED desk lamp and charger mini Review

The LumiCharge LED Desk Lamp with Universal Phone Charger is an interesting proposition for desk-sitting gadget lovers. On one hand, it's a lamp - it's able to shine in several different hues, which is great - and it has the time, date, and temperature on it. It also has a multi-tipped phone dock on it for the charging of the user's phone. There's a motion sensor light on this device too - and a couple of USB ports on its back.

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Logitech’s K840 is a mechanical keyboard for the rest of us

Logitech’s K840 is a mechanical keyboard for the rest of us

There's nothing quite like the satisfying "clack" of a mechanical keyboard, but these days, they seem to mostly be the domain of gamers. It's true there are some mechanical keyboards out there that aren't outfitted with RGB backlights and a design that screams "I'm a gamer," but those can feel few and far between. Logitech has an answer to that problem with its new K840 mechanical keyboard.

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