Accessories

VIVE Tracker applications open before general release

VIVE Tracker applications open before general release

A couple of weeks back, in the midst of CES 2017, VIVE Trackers were revealed. VIVE Trackers are a new type of controller for HTC's VIVE virtual reality headset. They're anything but traditional, as they're meant to bring real-world objects into virtual reality spaces, and now HTC wants to get these Trackers into the hands of developers.

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Amazon rolls out Dash buttons for more than 50 new brands

Amazon rolls out Dash buttons for more than 50 new brands

If you absolutely love Amazon's Dash buttons, then today is going to be a very good day for you, because more than 50 items are joining the Dash button lineup. That brings the total number of Dash buttons available up over 250, and at this point, it seems like there should be a Dash button for whatever household item you may need.

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Numskull launches official PlayStation VR storage stand

Numskull launches official PlayStation VR storage stand

If you count yourself among PlayStation VR's early adopters, you may want to have a look at this new stand Numskull. VR headsets can be tough to store, since the fact that they're made to sit on your head gives them a somewhat bulky and awkward design. Stands like these have been one of the better solutions, but this has the distinction of being officially licensed by Sony.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 images may show us our best early peeks yet

Samsung Galaxy S8 images may show us our best early peeks yet

This morning we've had what seems to be our clearest look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 thus far - thanks to a few renders from various sources. I want to be up front as possible about the images you're about to see - most of them are almost certainly renderings of what the device MIGHT look like. That said, it's common knowledge that companies as large as Samsung use rendered elements themselves in the presentation of the Samsung Galaxy S series for consistency's sake.

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New iPad Pro cover could expand its abilities and battery life

New iPad Pro cover could expand its abilities and battery life

This week we're having a peek at a set of official drawings of an accessory for the iPad from Apple. These drawings were made in pursuit of a patent related to the device. In these drawings, the iPad is given the power to show notifications in several ways, the lot of which are displayed on the iPad's smart cover in low-power lights.

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Apple debuts AirPods ads highlighting Siri and pairing

Apple debuts AirPods ads highlighting Siri and pairing

You'll still be hard-pressed to find Apple's new AirPods in stores anywhere, ever after the holidays, but Cupertino has taken to rolling out a new series of television commercials for the wireless headphones, highlighting and promoting their key features. The ads, which began appearing on TV this weekend, feature the dancer Lil Buck using the AirPods as he walks down the street, making use of Siri and pairing them with an iPhone 7.

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Verizon Jetpack MiFi 7730L brings wireless storage via USB-C

Verizon Jetpack MiFi 7730L brings wireless storage via USB-C

Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots today are no longer one-trick ponies. After all, a device that does one and only one thing seems like a waste of precious space. Getting in with the times, Verizon's new MiFi 7730L Jetpack is offering something in addition to high-speed Internet. Through the magic of the new USB-C standard, this pocket Wi-Fi can turn any USB-C storage device into a network storage. It can even charge your phone in a pinch.

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Nintendo Switch accessories: here’s what they’ll cost you

Nintendo Switch accessories: here’s what they’ll cost you

So the Nintendo Switch is out. Or rather, it has been dated and, at least in some lucky few cities, pre-orders will begin soon. But if you're not yet in a hurry to buy one and are still trying to save up for a Nintendo Switch, here's a handy list of how much you'll need to get the console itself as well as the accessories you might want to grab along with it.

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Razer zGold and zSilver detailed: Virtual Currency for gear and games

Razer zGold and zSilver detailed: Virtual Currency for gear and games

The folks at Razer have introduced zVault, a virtual currency system that can be used to buy gear and earn games. Fans of Razer can pay real cash to get zGold - or earn zGold for verifying their Razer account with zVault. Once they've earned or purchased an amount of zGold, they can head to gaming stores such as the unfortunately titled GamersGate to trade zGold for goods.

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Nintendo Switch accessories leak is a treasury of teasers

Nintendo Switch accessories leak is a treasury of teasers

Leaks about accessories usually aren't that exciting, except when they give juicy hints about the product they're associated with. Especially if said product is the Nintendo Switch, the gaming giant's Hail Mary to remain in the running in today's market. The numerous photos come from Twitter user "DroidXAce" and depict the product line up of gaming accessory maker Hori. While some of the accessories are curious in themselves, even more interesting are hints about the Nintendo Switch itself.

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Heng Balance Lamp uses floating wooden balls as a power switch

Heng Balance Lamp uses floating wooden balls as a power switch

A new successful Kickstarter campaign presents the Heng Balance Lamp, a modern lamp with a minimalist design and natural wood appearance. Unlike most lamps, the Heng Balance Lamp doesn’t have an obvious power switch — this is because the two seemingly decorative wooden balls in the middle turn the device on and off, also appearing to float in the air thanks to embedded magnets.

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This is without doubt the best Apple Watch accessory

This is without doubt the best Apple Watch accessory

This little Apple Watch stand turns the device into a vintage Apple Macintosh Classic. It doesn't really make the watch into a functional Macintosh Classic computer fully - it doesn't give the watch an 8 MHz Motorola 68000 processor or anything. But it does make the watch look like it's a display for the Mac Classic while it charges. That's what's most important in this case, anyway.

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