Accessories

BeatsX Earphones are now available at last

BeatsX Earphones are now available at last

It's been a bit of bumpy road getting to this point, but Beats by Dre's new BeatsX Earphones are finally available for purchase. Beats and Apple originally intended to have these on store shelves in time for the holiday shopping season, but then their release was pushed back into 2017. Their release mirrors that of the AirPods in some ways, as those were hit with a delay as well.

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LEGO Batman jacket is made from 10,000+ bricks

LEGO Batman jacket is made from 10,000+ bricks

The LEGO Batman Movie is about to hit theaters, and just ahead of that premiere is a new stylish LEGO Batman jacket made entirely from LEGO bricks. The jacket, which looks more comfortable than it sounds, was made using more than 10,000 bricks, the end result of which is a visage of both Batman and the Joker, one of each side of the blazer. The jacket was recently worn by DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson.

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Anti-Trump ACLU Amazon Dash button donates with every press

Anti-Trump ACLU Amazon Dash button donates with every press

If the current administration is good at one thing, it would probably be frustrating people on the other side of the political spectrum. Make no mistake, the policies Donald Trump has either put into place or proposed since taking office have been met with a lot of controversy, but now one programmer has given us a positive way to vent our frustration. Say hello to the ACLU Amazon Dash button, where a single press will donate $5 to the non-profit organization.

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BenQ HT8050 4K projector boasts cinema-like quality

BenQ HT8050 4K projector boasts cinema-like quality

BenQ has quietly launched a new projector that promises a whole range of great features, but with a substantial price tag to match. The HT8050 boasts 4K-resolution and THX display certification, something promised to ‘rival’ the quality you get at the cinema, only in the comfort of your own home. In exchange for such notable features, though, users will be shelling out a substantial $8,000 USD.

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“Phoenix” Briefcase Solar Generator revealed by Renogy

“Phoenix” Briefcase Solar Generator revealed by Renogy

The Renogy Phoenix is revealed as a solar-powered generator that's fit in a carry-friendly suitcase size. This device looks quite like a briefcase from the outside - not a standard-looking suitcase, mind you, but a briefcase nonetheless. Inside it has an array of solar panels, and on its side it has a collection of ports through which power can flow to the user's devices.

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Logitech brings Amazon Alexa support to ZeroTouch car mounts

Logitech brings Amazon Alexa support to ZeroTouch car mounts

Amazon Alexa skills have launched to support a number of different devices and services, but today Logitech is bringing Alexa support to a product you may not expect: car mounts. Logitech's line of ZeroTouch dashboard and air vent mounts now support Alexa voice control, which greatly expands the number of hands-free options you have while you're driving your car.

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Senstone voice-recorder makes Star Trek comms badge an AI notetaker

Senstone voice-recorder makes Star Trek comms badge an AI notetaker

Mix a dictaphone with a connected Post-It note, add voice-to-text transcription, and you get Senstone, the latest "AI" equipped gadget aiming to corral your moments of genius. Launching on Kickstarter today, the discreet pendant promises not only a simple way to capture voice recordings, but transcribe and organize them on your iPhone, too. I've been trying a prototype Senstone over the past week; read on for some first impressions.

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Beats by Dr. Dre BeatsX are finally shipping this month

Beats by Dr. Dre BeatsX are finally shipping this month

The new Beats by Dr. Dre BeatsX headphones, delayed from last year, will finally be hitting store shelves this month it's been confirmed today. Announced back in September 2016, the wireless headphones were meant to land in the fall, but were postponed for unexplained reasons. Now, Apple-owned Beats has confirmed exactly when we'll be able to buy them, and the good news is that there's not long to wait.

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Apple has another new cord [Updated]

Apple has another new cord [Updated]

We may have another cord on the way from Apple, if new rumors are to be believed. This new connector wouldn't be for mobile devices or MacBooks, but rather for accessories. It was uncovered in a developer preview for the Made for iPhone licensing program, and it's going by name of "Ultra Accessory Connector."

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Here’s how to update your AirPods

Here’s how to update your AirPods

Apple has pushed out a new update to AirPods, bringing them up to firmware version 3.5.1. Unlike the updates we frequently see with iPhones and iPads, this firmware update isn't accompanied by any kind of patch notes. That makes it fairly difficult to figure out what, exactly, is changing with this update.

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Nintendo Switch’s simple specs shared: Pro Control or Just No?

Nintendo Switch’s simple specs shared: Pro Control or Just No?

Just after the launch of the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller - out of nowhere - Nintendo delivered the full specs of the console. This was not an accident, but it certainly seems to have been done without coordination with any other Nintendo sect around the world. Our list of specifications comes directly from Nintendo dot CO dot UK, and can therefore be taken without any grains or pinches of salt whatsoever.

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Satechi’s USB-C Power Meter tries to make sense of the Type-C mess

Satechi’s USB-C Power Meter tries to make sense of the Type-C mess

USB Type-C may have promised to solve our cable confusion forever, but uncertainty about charging voltages and safe power delivery have left even fans of the reversible connection scratching their heads. The connector - which is used both for USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3, lending its own uncertainty to the mix - is notable because it can be used to deliver sufficient power to recharge a laptop, while simultaneously carrying data and even video at the same time. Unfortunately that flexibility has turned shopping for USB-C accessories into something of a minefield.

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