Accessories

Lexar makes a new JumpDrive Tough USB stick for ruggedness

Lexar makes a new JumpDrive Tough USB stick for ruggedness

Lexar brand announced this week that they’d be releasing a number of USB jump drives with resistance to impact, pressure, weather, and water. These jump drives will be able to roll with USB 3.1 ports, and will be backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports as well. These USB sticks are able to withstand heavy-duty action and have a loop to attach to a variety of keychains, carabiners, or other oddities.

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Galaxy S8 DeX Station dock to have active cooling

Galaxy S8 DeX Station dock to have active cooling

Much of the features of the upcoming Galaxy S8 have already been leaked to death. Some, like the Bixby AI-powered assistant, has even been confirmed by Samsung itself. One feature, however, has mostly remained on the sidelines, the Continuum-like DeX desktop. While details are still scarce, the accessory that will make DeX possible has recently come to light. The DeX Station dock is unlike any smartphone dock you've seen. Because in addition to transforming the Galaxy S8 on a desktop, it also has a fan to keep the smartphone cool.

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Yi Home Camera Review: a great budget security camera

Yi Home Camera Review: a great budget security camera

Every home should have a security camera even if it's just for peace of mind. There's no shortage of options on the market, and just about every budget range is covered. The lower one goes on the budget scale, though, the higher one's odds of picking up a low-quality, inferior product. Such concerns have been expressed about Chinese company Yi's wireless Home Camera, but are those concerns valid? Read our review to find out!

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popSLATE 2 iPhone e-ink case is no more, no refunds possible

popSLATE 2 iPhone e-ink case is no more, no refunds possible

Crowdfunding is always risky business, not too different from investing in something that doesn’t exist yet. Some don’t deliver on time, others not at all. Some disappear like the wind, while others try to make a graceful exit, whether or not refunds are offered. popSLATE 2, a redux of an iPhone e-ink case, is somewhat all of the above. The company behind it has made one last update on Indiegogo, announcing its bankruptcy and dissolution and, to add insult to injury, the lack of funds to refund more than 12,000 backers who helped it raise $1.1 million last year.

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Galaxy S8 AKG-branded earphones confirm 3.5mm jack

Galaxy S8 AKG-branded earphones confirm 3.5mm jack

Samsung made it known before that it wasn’t in a rush to ditch the headphone jack, unlike eternal frenemy Apple. But that was before the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, before Samsung was placed in a position where it needed to make the Galaxy S8 really stand out. As it turns out, these days, you actually stand out by still having a headphone jack. Audiophiles need not worry (too much) as the Galaxy S8 will still indeed have a 3.5 mm port, seemingly confirmed by leaked earphones for the device.

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Heatbuff is a small infrared keyboard finger warmer for gamers

Heatbuff is a small infrared keyboard finger warmer for gamers

If you tend to play PC games in a cold house, a new Kickstarter campaign has the perfect solution for your no-doubt cold fingers: a small infrared heater that is positioned over a keyboard to keep your fingers warm while gaming. Called Heatbuff, this small contraption looks somewhat like a pair of long, narrow headlights, only with a warm glow that indicates there’s warmth nearby. And no, says the company, it won’t make your keyboard hot.

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US ally uses Patriot missile to shoot down $200 quadcopter

US ally uses Patriot missile to shoot down $200 quadcopter

One of the more effective weapons the US military and its allies have at their disposal is the MIM-104 Patriot missile system. The surface-to-air missile is primarily used as an anti-ballistic missile these days, but one unnamed US ally recently found an unintended use for the system: shooting down quadcopter drones obtained from Amazon.

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LG’s odd TONE Studio wireless headset begins its global launch

LG’s odd TONE Studio wireless headset begins its global launch

Around-the-neck wireless headsets have always been strange to look at but surprisingly effective. It combines the freedom of movement provided by wireless earbuds with the controls and structure of conventional headphones. LG, whose TONE headsets embrace this design, believes it can still improve on this concept. At CES earlier this year, it unveiled two new TONEs. One of those, the LG TONE Studio, is finally going on sale this week to bring its surround sound capabilities to your neck.

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Motorola Dash Cam has your car security needs covered in style

Motorola Dash Cam has your car security needs covered in style

June last year, Motorola licensed its brand to British telecommunications company Binatone to launch a series of mobile accessories under the “Verve” brand. Now the two are at it again, though with a slightly different twist. While the “non-plus” Motorola VerveLoop does fall under your conventional mobile accessory category, the Motorola DASH CAM is more an accessory for your car, recording your trips and potential accidents, all without looking like an out of place action cam.

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Sitpack portable ‘resting device’ turns your body into a tripod

Sitpack portable ‘resting device’ turns your body into a tripod

Have you ever been out in public, forced to stand in long lines, wishing you had a place to sit? The answer is probably yes, and that’s why we’ve seen various portable seating contraptions over the years, most of them unwieldy and unpopular. Here to challenge that norm is a new ‘portable resting device’ called Sitpack, and while it serves as a kinda-chair, it basically functions as a kickstand for your butt.

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Moment 2.0 makes your iPhone, Pixel feel more like a camera

Moment 2.0 makes your iPhone, Pixel feel more like a camera

The Google Pixel and Apple iPhone are often touted as the best of the best when it comes to smartphone cameras but, true or not, they’re not exactly perfect yet. Some compromises have to be made for the sake of cost and portability, relying on after-market accessories to fill in the gaps. Wide-angle lenses, for example, are the most common ones. Moment 2.0 aims to do just that, but it’s not simply slapping on a lens. It is also slapping on a case on your phone to slap the lens onto.

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iPhone 7 Plus finally gets a rugged ZeroLemon Slim Juicer case

iPhone 7 Plus finally gets a rugged ZeroLemon Slim Juicer case

Better late than never, as they say. In a few months, Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus to replace last year’s generation. But before that comes to pass, ZeroLemon is launching the 5000mAh Slim Juicer Protective Case for the larger iPhone 7 Plus. In addition to extending the smartphone’s life without extending its size, at least not too much, the case also protects the iPhone from accidental drops and bumps.

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