Accessories

SwitchCharge keeps your Switch topped up while propped up

SwitchCharge keeps your Switch topped up while propped up

The Nintendo Switch is admittedly creative in the way it has mixed console and handheld gaming but, in the weeks that followed its hotly received launch, a few design warts have popped up. One of biggest design headaches is the location of the Switch's charging port, which basically meant you can't charge it while playing with the Switch propped up on its kickstand. While there are a few solutions floating around, the SwitchCharge may have trumped all those by offering charging on the go, a more stable kickstand, and some added protection for your Switch.

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Google Home multi user support is on the way at last

Google Home multi user support is on the way at last

Google Home has won itself a fair few fans in the battle for best smart speaker, but it still needs to play catch up to Amazon's Echo and Alexa platforms in a couple of areas. One of those areas is support for multiple users - Alexa allows users to change Amazon accounts once those users have been added to the same household, but thus far Google Home does not.

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Penna is a retro Bluetooth keyboard that looks swiped from a typewriter

Penna is a retro Bluetooth keyboard that looks swiped from a typewriter

What's old is new again, or so the saying goes. Many typists and writers romanticize the classic typewriter, and that has lead to various typewriter-esque keyboards over the years. Joining them is Penna, a Bluetooth keyboard that'll appeal to even the most discerning hipster. The model looks very similar to a classic typewriter, but with some modern features including a built-in tablet stand and wireless connectivity.

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These glowing Alien Xenomorph eggs should be in your Easter basket

These glowing Alien Xenomorph eggs should be in your Easter basket

Easter is nearly upon us, and with it comes some expected items -- annoying plastic grass, a last-minute snowstorm, and lots and lots of eggs. Boiled eggs. Colored eggs. Plastic eggs, real eggs. No matter which version you use, they'll probably be cute and colorful and maybe full of candy. It's all quite saccharine sweet, one might say. Why not make things interesting, then, by bringing some Xenomorphs to the party?

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All-New Amazon Fire TV Stick makes its way to the UK

All-New Amazon Fire TV Stick makes its way to the UK

Folks in the US have had access to Amazon's All-New Fire TV Stick for about six months now, but today Amazon customers in the UK are getting in on the action. After opening up pre-orders back in February, Amazon has announced that it's finally shipping out to customers beginning today. Not only that, but a number of Amazon devices are getting updates that add Alexa support.

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Samsung DeX Station, Galaxy S8 and S8+ cases now up for pre-order

Samsung DeX Station, Galaxy S8 and S8+ cases now up for pre-order

In just two weeks, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling, the Galaxy S8+, will start shipping in the US. That gives soon to be owners plenty of time to decide if they want to keep their smartphone's pristine beauty or hide and protect it under a case. One accessory, however, might be worth investing in, if you're anything of an Android power user. That accessory is the DeX Station, the dock that promises to transform your Galaxy S8 or S8+ into a desktop. With the proper peripherals, of course.

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Star Wars Turntable launches to celebrate 10th annual Record Store Day

Star Wars Turntable launches to celebrate 10th annual Record Store Day

Crosley Radio has taken the wraps off its new Star Wars Turntable, a turntable featuring iconic Star Wars imagery to coincide with both A New Hope's anniversary and the 10th annual Record Store Day. As we'd expect, the Star Wars Turntable is a limited edition model; Crosley says it'll be available to purchase from select indie record stores starting on April 22. This marks the company's fourth annual exclusive release for Record Store Day.

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August Home joins Z-Wave Alliance for Smart Lock Pro

August Home joins Z-Wave Alliance for Smart Lock Pro

August Home announced today that it has joined the Z-Wave Alliance, which only means one thing: Z-Wave home automation accessories are on the way. The first of these accessories will be a Z-Wave version of its Smart Lock (called the Smart Lock Pro), but it doesn't sound like this new lock will be available directly to consumers. Instead, the Smart Lock Pro will be offered through August Pro, a division of August Home that serves security dealers for home installation.

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Samsung DeX Station for Galaxy S8 finally gets a price tag

Samsung DeX Station for Galaxy S8 finally gets a price tag

A major piece of the Galaxy S8 story has finally fallen into place. On the heels of the announcement of the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8+, and their friends, Samsung has finally answered one remaining question: how much will the DeX Station cost. On paper, it might not sound too costly compared to other smart accessories, but, in light of the Galaxy S8's own price tag, it's going to end up costing nearly $1,000 in total. All for a feature that some are considering more of a gimmick than an actual necessity.

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Marshall Monitor Bluetooth Headphones claim 30-hour battery life

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth Headphones claim 30-hour battery life

It seems that Bluetooth headphones are a dime a dozen these days, but Marshall is hoping it catches your attention with its new Monitor headphones. Marshall certainly has the fact that it's been waist deep in the music industry for 55 years going for it, but can these Monitor headphones stand out in a sea of other high-end sets?

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LG TONE Infinim HBS-920 brings back a classic, normal design

LG TONE Infinim HBS-920 brings back a classic, normal design

If you thought that LG was done announcing new TONE around-the-neck Bluetooth headsets, you'd be glad, or not, to be proven wrong. Not even the announcement of the Galaxy S8 from its bitter rival is enough to hit the brakes on LG's roll. Introducing the LG TONE Infinim HBS-920, bass-centric Bluetooth neckband headset. And fortunately for fans of the form factor, this newest Infinim model is as normal and as conventional as they come.

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ExoLens’ Zeiss lens case for iPhone 7 offers swappable optics

ExoLens’ Zeiss lens case for iPhone 7 offers swappable optics

The iPhone already has a reputation for photography, but ExoLens wants to crank that up with its Zeiss-lens-toting case for the iPhone 7 arriving in stores. Announced back in January, the iPhone 7 case builds on the previously-revealed lens framework that the iOS smartphone slides into, with an impact resistant shell to help in case of drops or bumps. However, it's the lens mount that's most interesting.

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