Accessories

Apple’s 5K display of choice starts shipping as USB-C discount extended

Apple’s 5K display of choice starts shipping as USB-C discount extended

Apple has begun sales of LG's 5K Thunderbolt 3 display, at the same time extending its promotional discount on USB Type-C accessories for several months. The LG UltraFine 5K Display was announced alongside the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar earlier this year as one of the few monitors to support Thunderbolt 3 natively. However, while it appeared - alongside its 4K sibling - on Apple's online store, it was not actually shipping.

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Apple AirPods drop and wash tests show surprising durability

Apple AirPods drop and wash tests show surprising durability

Apple AirPods just recently hit retail, and with that release comes all sorts of drop tests. YouTuber EverythingApplePro has put together one of the most comprehensive durability tests yet, not only dropping the AirPods from a variety of heights, but also putting them through a number of water tests. How did they fare? The results might surprise you.

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Everlast Notebook is real paper and pen digital notebook that is erasable

Everlast Notebook is real paper and pen digital notebook that is erasable

If you write down lots of notes in a notebook there comes a time where you end up with full notebooks that you have to toss or file away somewhere. A new project on Kickstarter is a notebook for the modern age that still gives users the feel and ease of traditional paper and pen, but combines that with digital storage of anything you write or draw.

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Apple AirPods now in Australia, New Zealand, Monday for US

Apple AirPods now in Australia, New Zealand, Monday for US

The long awaited, and delayed day for Apple fans and iPhone 7 owners has finally arrived. At least for the very, very early birds in Australia and New Zealand. The Apple AirPods have finally landed in stores as well as on doorsteps as Apple officially starts rolling out its odd-looking completely wireless Bluetooth earbuds. That does mean that a 19th December roll out for the US will be right on schedule for people to grab before Christmas. That is, however, if they don’t run out of supplies immediately.

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Two new Samsung Gear VR coming soon, one jumping to AR

Two new Samsung Gear VR coming soon, one jumping to AR

You might think Samsung will be too busy putting out fires (caused by the Galaxy Note 7, of course), that it wouldn’t have time for more experimental technology, but this is Samsung we’re talking about. At a virtual reality gathering in California, Samsung Electronics VP Dr. Sung-Hoon Hong confirmed rumors that there would a “Gear VR 2” coming soon. But wait, there’s more! There’ll even be a “Gear VR 3”, but that might be a bit of a misnomer because that headset might actually be more about AR than VR.

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Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit puts the Swiss Army knife to shame

Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit puts the Swiss Army knife to shame

There’s a new Millennium Falcon on the block, and it’s small enough to fit in your pocket. The Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit is exactly what it sounds like — a multi-tool in the shape and style of the Millennium Falcon. With it, you can tweak and tinker small things: the loose screw on the kitchen cabinet, the little piece of plastic that keeps rattling in your car’s dash, and the phone battery that never pops out easily.

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Google NYC pop-up store is giving away tiny Pixel sweaters

Google NYC pop-up store is giving away tiny Pixel sweaters

There’s a pop-up Made by Google store in New York City at the moment, and it is giving Pixel owners little knitted holiday sweaters…for their phones. The sweaters look like every other holiday sweater, except perhaps for the large G knitted in the middle, but they’re miniature size. Slip your phone inside and make it feel special in an ugly-holiday-sweater sort of way.

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Best AirPod alternatives when Apple is late

Best AirPod alternatives when Apple is late

Unless you're one of the few early birds, chances are, you won't be plugging Apple's new and odd AirPods into your ears come Christmas time. You can still try your luck and make a goose chase when the earbuds hit stores next week, but you might also have better luck turning your gaze somewhere else. While the AirPods do have a distinct advantage when it comes to the iPhone 7, they're hardly the only game in town. And, depending on your actual needs, they might not even be the best. If you're still looking for a good pair of wireless buds for your ears, here's a shortlist for your holiday wish list.

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Apple AirPods coming next week: here’s exactly when

Apple AirPods coming next week: here’s exactly when

Is your new iPhone 7 or iPhone7 Plus feeling rather lonesome without an audio companion? Are you missing the opportunity to listen to your favorite tunes on the bus or anywhere your iPhone can’t freely belt out its audio? Depending on where you live, you only have to wait three days to fix all that. Yes, after almost not making it in time for the holidays, Apple’s eccentric-looking AirPod earbuds is finally coming on Monday for you to buy. That is, if there will still be supplies left after the crowd has dispersed.

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Giroptic iO 360-degree camera is designed for Facebook and YouTube Live

Giroptic iO 360-degree camera is designed for Facebook and YouTube Live

Giroptic iO is a new 360 degree camera that has debuted and is designed specifically to make it easy for users to get live 360 video onto social media platforms. The camera is small and compact with a design meant specifically for attaching to the iPhone or iPad. One of the biggest features of the camera is that it supports live streaming with fully immersive 360 video.

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OtterBox’s new accessories line includes earbuds and chargers

OtterBox’s new accessories line includes earbuds and chargers

OtterBox has announced the launch of its own line of accessories, including a pair of regular earbuds, wireless earbuds, and some car-charging accessories. The earbuds feature DECIBULLZ’ custom-molding technology for what OtterBox says is an ‘ultimate fit’ that helps keep out ambient noises, among other things. The chargers, meanwhile, are designed to be more durable than your average device charger.

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Bose Hearphones lets you hold conversations in noisy spots

Bose Hearphones lets you hold conversations in noisy spots

No, that isn’t a typo, though Google Search my indeed think so. Bose has quietly launched a new pair of earbuds with noise canceling technology with an almost ironic mission. While headphones usually signifies the wearer’s desire not to talk with others and listen to music instead, the Bose Hearphones can actually help you listen better to those talking to you. And it does so using the very same technology used to block out ambient noise when you only want to hear your favorite tunes.

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