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Apple’s AirPods’ big 2019 upgrades are reportedly staggered

Apple’s AirPods’ big 2019 upgrades are reportedly staggered

Apple's AirPods 2 are coming, but expect a mid-cycle revamp of sorts before the second-generation wireless headphones arrive, at least according to the latest leaks. Though initially a subject of ridicule by many, AirPods have gone on to be a legitimate accessories success story for Apple.

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Apple AirPower needs a rethink

Apple AirPower needs a rethink

We may have reached 2019, but Apple's AirPower certainly hasn't, with the much-anticipated wireless charging pad failing to hit shelves by the end of the company's self-imposed deadline. Announced alongside not 2018's iPhone range, but the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus the year before, AirPower was to be one of the most sophisticated - and flexible - wireless charging pads on the market.

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Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS and XS Max leak in Apple doc

Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS and XS Max leak in Apple doc

Apple's Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS has leaked, with the upcoming hunchbacked accessory spotted in a purported merchandise guide for retailers. The Cupertino firm first launched a Smart Battery Case in late 2015, aiming to address iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s runtimes, though the accessories have been conspicuously absent for newer iPhones.

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New Apple Watch wireless charging dock released as AirPower still MIA

New Apple Watch wireless charging dock released as AirPower still MIA

A new Apple wireless charging pad has been released, though you shouldn't get excited about Apple AirPower. The combination wireless charging pad, capable of powering up three Apple devices simultaneously, is still missing-in-action, but the Cupertino firm isn't letting that slow its momentum on other wireless chargers.

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Moment 58mm telephoto smartphone lens gets you closer, crisper

Moment 58mm telephoto smartphone lens gets you closer, crisper

Moment is launching a revamped version of its telephoto lens for smartphones, cutting the price and bumping up the picture quality for iPhone and Android phone users. The new add-on offers up to 4x magnification, device-depending, and will work with recent smartphone flagships like Apple's iPhone X and iPhone XS Max, and Google's Pixel 3.

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These new Olloclip lenses play nice with both iPhone and Android

These new Olloclip lenses play nice with both iPhone and Android

Smartphone cameras may be better than ever in 2018, but there are still some times when strapping on a specific lens can help, and that's where Olloclip comes in. The company's newest range of Pro Series and Intro Series lenses for phones offer a variety of different effects for mobile photographers, with extra flexibility along the way.

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The Best of IFA 2018

The Best of IFA 2018

IFA 2018 draws to a close, and as always there's no shortage of fresh gadgetry to choose from at the Berlin technology show. Laptops, smart home technology, and the perennial big screen TVs - now pushing 8K resolution - abounded, but that wasn't all. Read on for SlashGear's Best of IFA 2018.

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Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones first impressions: Quietly excellent

Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones first impressions: Quietly excellent

The battle of the noise-cancelling headphones continues, with the new Sony WH-1000XM3 cans taking on Bose's finest. Following the well-received 1000X Mk II, these Sony 1000X Mk III headphones promise to build on the background noise-muting capabilities while also improving on comfort and musical performance.

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Acer’s wild Thronos gaming chair leads its IFA Predator and Nitro news

Acer’s wild Thronos gaming chair leads its IFA Predator and Nitro news

Acer's Predator and Nitro gaming ranges are getting some serious accessories at IFA 2018, with new monitors and even a full gaming chair, the Predator Thronos. Supporting up to three 27-inch displays on an overhead brace, the Predator Thronos gaming chair stands a full 1.5 meters high.

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Samsung’s Duo wireless charger will probably beat Apple AirPower to shelves: Here’s why

Samsung’s Duo wireless charger will probably beat Apple AirPower to shelves: Here’s why

Samsung has a new wireless charger, and it's designed to recharge two devices simultaneously. Announced alongside the new Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy Watch, the Samsung Wireless Charging Duo looks set to beat Apple's long-announced but still unavailable AirPower wireless mat to market.

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Elgato Stream Deck Mini slims streamer’s favorite in size and price

Elgato Stream Deck Mini slims streamer’s favorite in size and price

Elgato has a new, cheaper version of its control panel for streamers, with the Stream Deck Mini paring the pad down to six buttons, each a tiny LCD screen. The new model follows on from the Stream Deck, launched last year, which offered a quick way to trigger custom graphics, effects, and more while in the heat of a livestream.

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Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L promises more flexible luggage

Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L promises more flexible luggage

Peak Design knows how to nail a great bag and a successful Kickstarter campaign, and so the news today that it has both is likely to cause waves in the backpack world. The Peak Design Travel Line is making its debut today, most notably with the Travel Backpack 45L, but also including a system of Peak Design Packing Tools that are intended to both work with, and apart from, the main bag.

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