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Review: Linksys Velop dual-band routers are an affordable mesh networking solutionrating

05/13/2018, 06:32:PM

Mesh routers are the new hot trend in wireless networking, though they tend to be expensive. We took the new budget-friendly Linksys Velop dual-band whole home Wi-Fi system for a test to see how it performed, and compared it to the popular tri-band version.

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Review: Nomad's leather Apple Watch straps make a bold statementrating

05/07/2018, 03:17:PM

Nomad, using their standard blend of high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship, has released several Apple Watch bands. Of them, their leather straps are the most lust-worthy and notable, and AppleInsider has been wearing them for a while now.

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Review: Ecobee4 Thermostat a strong choice for Apple HomeKit & Amazon Alexa usersrating

04/30/2018, 11:16:AM

The ecobee4 is easily one of the best smart thermostats you can buy, the only questions being compatibility with your house and whether you can justify its hefty price tag.

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Review: Native Union Eclipse provides USB-A and USB-C charging with stylish cable storagerating

04/29/2018, 07:37:PM

Native Union aims to solve your cable clutter with a futuristic motorized charging station. AppleInsider took it for a spin to see if it really was the answer to all our charging problems.

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Review: Nomad wireless travel stand is our favorite portable charger, but it could do morerating

04/28/2018, 05:14:PM

Nomad's wireless travel charger for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X bucks the trend of many popular chargers, opting for a rounded-rectangular design that transforms from a charging pad, to a vertical charging stand -- and we've been using it for a while.

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Review: The Button by Fibaro makes a HomeKit setup more accessible to allrating

04/27/2018, 01:04:PM

The Button from Fibaro has finally gained much needed HomeKit support. While not as powerful as its Z-Wave brethren, it is still an awesome way to control your smart home.

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Review: Blue Raspberry gives good recording quality to Mac and iPhone users on the gorating

04/26/2018, 02:01:PM

Blue's Raspberry microphone is the ultimate portable mic that works not just with your Mac or PC, but your iPhone and iPad as well -- but isn't the best choice for an arm-mount or for the less mobile.

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Libratone TRACK+ wireless headphones pair svelte design and adaptive noise canceling with premium audiorating

04/25/2018, 07:14:PM

Libratone TRACK+ wireless headphones make a bold statement with a smooth, modern design and an audio profile to match, with an adaptive noise cancellation feature so good, that makes it hard to live without.

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Review: ONE Smart Keyboard Pro uses a Lightning cable and iPad integration to unlock its full potentialrating

04/23/2018, 03:03:PM

The ONE Smart Keyboard Pro unlocks incredible possibilities by integrating with the iPad you already own, and AppleInsider has been using one for a while.

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Review: ElevationLab CordDock is unlike any other iPhone dockrating

04/15/2018, 05:21:PM

Smartphone docks have been around since well before the original iPhone launched in 2007, but Apple's handset helped turn the accessory category into one of the largest for third-party manufacturers. AppleInsider has been using the CordDock for a few weeks now, and it stands out from most we've tested before.

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Review: iBolt's ChargeDock brings easy iPhone charging to the desk or the dashboardrating

04/08/2018, 11:00:AM

The new iBOLT ChargeDock iPhone Magnetic Charging Dock offers convenient charging for a variety of iPhone models, with the positives and negatives that come with magnets in an iPhone case.

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WeMo Bridge adds HomeKit & Siri support to your Belkin smart home accessoriesrating

04/05/2018, 05:34:PM

Belkin's popular line of WeMo smart home products was recently brought into the HomeKit fold with the release of the new Smart Bridge, a simple device that lets you control your existing WeMo devices via the Home app and Siri.

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Review: 2018 iPad with Apple Pencil support might replace your iPad Prorating

04/02/2018, 12:22:PM

Apple is aiming at the educational market with the new 2018 sixth generation iPad, but the addition of Apple Pencil support has generated a lot of commercial interest in the device. It is obviously superior to the popular iPad 2, but will it replace your iPad Pro?

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Review: Netgear's Arlo Baby camera with Apple HomeKitrating

03/28/2018, 05:37:PM

It doesn't come cheap, and its newfound HomeKit support is actually the least interesting thing about it, but the Arlo Baby is a quality baby monitor that has a life beyond the nursery.

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Review: Fortnite BattleRoyale for iOS brings the large-scale multiplayer game to iPhone and iPadrating

03/21/2018, 10:43:AM

Epic Games intended to make "Fortnite Battle Royale for iPhone and iPad as close to the version played on other platforms. In its invitation-only initial release, the large-scale multiplayer game hasn't lost its charm in its transition to the small screen from the console, Mac, and PC versions.

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Review: Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo an Apple-centric set-and-forget network attached storage appliancerating

03/20/2018, 04:42:PM

Promise's Apollo Cloud 2 Duo has a simple setup process on the iPhone that just about anybody can handle, and is the closest thing we've seen yet to network storage as an appliance -- and we've been beating on one for a month.

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Review: Elgato's Eve Button remote with Apple HomeKitrating

03/18/2018, 10:43:AM

The Eve Button does what it says on the box, but ultimately proves to be a very niche accessory for people hooked into Apple's HomeKit.

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Review: Anker's new PowerWave Wireless Chargers power your iPhone X & iPhone 8 at 7.5Wrating

03/15/2018, 04:30:PM

The new PowerWave 7.5 Charging Pad and Charging Stand are the first from Anker to support 7.5W, allowing for quicker charge times that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are capable of now.

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Review: 'Alto's Odyssey' for iOS heads down the mountain as an excellent sequel to 'Alto's Adventure'rating

02/26/2018, 08:23:PM

"Alto's Odyssey" makes a number of enhancements to the successful formula set out by "Alto's Adventure" three years ago, resulting in an endless runner that will satisfy both players of the original and newcomers alike.

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Review: May the force be with you when flying Propel's Star Wars battle dronesrating

02/25/2018, 12:15:AM

The battle is on as Propel's XT-65 X-Wing and Tie Advanced X1 take to the skies in our hands-on review of the iPhone-connected drones.

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