Accessories

PodCase by Pebble founders charges iPhones and AirPods

PodCase by Pebble founders charges iPhones and AirPods

Odd as they may look, the implementation of Apple’s AirPods was, to be fair, genius. Simply pop out even just one of the two and the connection between AirPod and iPhone is made. And that case doubles as container and charger in one. But it’s also another thing you have to carry around separately and potentially forget or, worse, lose. That’s why a group of dreamers and makers have come up with the PodCase, an iPhone and AirPod battery case in one. And while cases are a dime a dozen on Kickstarter, this campaign is getting a little popularity boost from the founders of Pebble, one of Kickstarter’s earliest darlings.

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ElevationDock 4 for iPhone, iPad can be used with one hand

ElevationDock 4 for iPhone, iPad can be used with one hand

What is the most diverse accessory for smartphones in the market? If you quickly answered “cases”, you’d be only half right. Though myriad in design, color, and appearance, smartphone cases, by nature, need to fit adhere to form and usability of phones. Docks, on the other hand, have a bit more room, almost literally, to innovate and differentiate, though that usually ends up making the docks more inconvenient at times. Elevation Lab’s new ElevationDock 4, in contrast, took that freedom to create a dock that, while completely functional, is so compact and easy to use that you can undock your iPhone or iPad with just one hand.

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Logitech MX ERGO tries to bring back the trackball

Logitech MX ERGO tries to bring back the trackball

The 80s called and it wants its input device back. Like the floppy disk, the trackball has seemingly been relegated to be an artifact of computing history/. But unlike the floppy disk, it hasn’t become synonymous with any computing paradigm or action. That said, there are people who indeed prefer this now niche style of moving a cursor across the screen, at least enough for Logitech to bring it back after nearly a decade. It may look like a mouse but in no way is it a mouse. It’s the Logitech MX ERGO wireless trackball and it’s going to give your thumbs a good exercise.

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Beats Studio 3 headphones bring a new kind of noise cancellation

Beats Studio 3 headphones bring a new kind of noise cancellation

Sony is perhaps the outlier in that it wants to actually harmoniously mix your music with ambient noise. Almost all headphone makers want to cancel out those external sounds instead. Apple-owned Beats is no exception and has already introduced noise cancellation in its previous gen Studio 2 headphones. With the new Beats Studio 3, however, it is taking that technology to a new and different direction. Beats calls it Pure ANC, for Pure Adaptive Noise Cancellation.

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Lenovo Home Assistant adds Alexa to Tab 4 smart speaker

Lenovo Home Assistant adds Alexa to Tab 4 smart speaker

Lenovo has a new use for the Tab 4 Android tablet on your coffee table, with the Lenovo Home Assistant turning it into an Alexa-powered smart speaker. Unveiled at IFA 2017 today, the new speaker accessory acts as a docking station for the Tab 4 8, Tab 4 8 Plus, Tab 4 10, and Tab 4 10 Plus that Lenovo launched a few months back at Mobile World Congress.

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Logitech MX Sound are Bluetooth speakers for your desktop PC

Logitech MX Sound are Bluetooth speakers for your desktop PC

As time goes on, more and more desktop PCs are coming with Bluetooth installed out of the box. This makes picking speakers for your computer equal parts easier and more frustrating. After all, Bluetooth functionality greatly expands the number of compatible speakers, but there aren't many Bluetooth speakers that are meant to be used on a desk alongside a PC. Say hello to Logitech's new MX Sound speakers, designed specifically to be used on your desk.

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Logitech CRAFT keyboard offers its take on the Surface Dial

Logitech CRAFT keyboard offers its take on the Surface Dial

Generally speaking, there isn't a lot of variation in the functionality of keyboards. Maybe some of them are mechanical and have more responsive keys, while others may have programmable macro keys, but at their core, most keyboards function the same. Logitech is looking to change that by introducing its new CRAFT advanced keyboard, which offers an additional built-in tool for content creators.

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Western Digital’s My Cloud Home is a monstrous storage obelisk

Western Digital’s My Cloud Home is a monstrous storage obelisk

Between phones, computers, external hard drives, and SD cards, most people probably aren't hurting for storage these days. It's getting all of that content into one place and accessing it easily that's the problem. Western Digital thinks it has a solution with its new My Cloud Home and My Cloud Home Duo storage drives.

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Acer Predator, Aspire lines land at IFA with new desktops and accessories

Acer Predator, Aspire lines land at IFA with new desktops and accessories

Acer showed up at IFA 2017 with a lot of new hardware and accessories in-hand. For gamers, Acer has a new series of desktops in its gaming line, along with a selection of new accessories like monitors, headsets, and mice. For everyone else, there's the new Acer Aspire S24, a new all-in-one PC that wants to add a "touch of functional elegance" to your office.

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Logitech Lightspeed G603 gaming mouse and G613 keyboard revealed

Logitech Lightspeed G603 gaming mouse and G613 keyboard revealed

Logitech has arrived at IFA 2017 with a trio of new gaming peripherals in its G-series of accessories. The mouse and keyboard being introduced today both carry Lightspeed branding, which means that they're both wireless. Generally, that would be a no-go for a gamer concerned about cutting down on latency as much as possible, but Logitech promises that the Lightspeed technology built into these accessories will be up to snuff.

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Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing shoes are available again

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing shoes are available again

Nike's HyperAdapt self-tightening shoes that went on sale months ago are back again, though they're not terribly easy to get ahold of. These shoes are billed as futuristic kicks, ones that sport technology that causes the laces to tighten themselves. You probably only want to grab these shoes if you're a collector or you have money to burn, as they're priced at a cool $720. If that doesn't deter you, there are select places around the world where you can try to get a pair.

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Fitbit Aria 2 WiFi scale FDA approved, ‘most accurate’ yet

Fitbit Aria 2 WiFi scale FDA approved, ‘most accurate’ yet

You'd think that Fitbit would be content with revealing both a brand new smartwatch and a pair of new fitness headphones in one day, but it didn't stop there. The company also revealed its Aria 2 WiFi scale today, completing this trifecta of new fitness devices. As with the other two devices Fitbit introduced today, pre-orders for the Aria 2 are open now as well.

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