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Review: Apple's 2017 10.5" iPad Pro stuns with 120Hz ProMotion displayrating

06/17/2017, 12:27:PM

Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro takes a device that was already a best-in-class tablet and makes it even better, headlined by a larger display with a stunning 120Hz refresh rate. But with a $649 starting price, Apple cuts just a few too many corners for our liking, especially when compared to the value proposition of the recently released $329 9.7-inch iPad.

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Review: Apple's 21.5" iMac with Retina 4K display gets solid 2017 architectural refreshrating

06/15/2017, 03:06:PM

Apple has radically overhauled its iMac lineup for 2017, giving its 21.5 inch Retina 4K models dedicated graphics driven by AMD Radeon Pro 555/560 GPUs; a brighter display with enhanced P3 color; more powerful Intel Kaby Lake CPUs; upgradable RAM sockets; faster SSD drives and modern, ultrafast USB C and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

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Review: Apple's new 12" MacBook boasts incremental speed improvementsrating

06/13/2017, 07:18:PM

Apple last week refreshed its MacBook lineup with processor upgrades and minor aesthetic tweaks, with the 12-inch MacBook benefiting from new Intel silicon and faster SSDs. Are the changes enough to prompt existing owners to upgrade? Find out in AppleInsider's video review.

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Review: Apple's new Kaby Lake 13" MacBook Pro without Touch Bar unexpectedly speedy vs. 2016 modelrating

06/10/2017, 01:20:PM

After less than a year on the market, the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar has been upgraded with Intel's Kaby Lake processor -- and a lower price. Are the changes (and downgrade, in one notable case) to get the price down enough to get you to buy one?

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Review: Garmin's iPhone-connected Forerunner 935 offers Fenix features at lower costrating

06/04/2017, 01:14:AM

Garmin's Forerunner 935 is essentially a carbon copy of the Fenix 5, but with a few sacrifices for the sake of price -- and that, ironically, probably makes it a better buy for all but the most hardcore athletes and outdoor trekkers.

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Review: Elgato's HomeKit-ready Eve Degree sensor does a fine job - in its limited rolerating

06/03/2017, 03:14:AM

Elgato's Eve Degree is a simple and convenient way of monitoring conditions around the house, but more of a luxury than a necessity for most people, even in a fully decked-out smarthome.

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Review - DoBox is a solid USB, HDMI & filesharing hub for iPhones and iPads with room to improverating

05/29/2017, 04:00:PM

The DoBox was designed with a slew of features intended to make life easier for travelers using iPad or iPhones. AppleInsider examined one of the first produced after a successful Kickstarter campaign.

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Review - Koogeek Smart Socket not ideal way to enter HomeKit ecosystemrating

05/27/2017, 01:14:AM

More and more HomeKit peripherals ship each day with lighting ones being the most common -- where does the Koogeek Smart Socket land on the spectrum?

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Review: DJI's Mavic Pro is the best iPhone-connected drone you can buyrating

05/22/2017, 01:27:PM

With a highly optimized, portable design, solid construction, deep iOS integration and a bevy of automated features, DJI's Mavic Pro is perhaps the best product available on the consumer drone market.

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Review: Beddit 3 may offer a sneak peek at sleep tracking on the Apple Watch 'Series 3'rating

05/20/2017, 03:33:AM

Beddit's HealthKit-ready sleep-tracking technology -- recently acquired by Apple -- works well enough and may be useful for problem sleepers, but is probably a luxury for most people, and more a harbinger of what we can expect with the third-generation Apple Watch.

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Review: OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock is the only game in town for FireWire 800rating

05/14/2017, 01:41:AM

Vendor OWC has been supplying Mac users with upgrades for more than two decades, and the company continues that commitment with its own Thunderbolt 3 dock -- AppleInsider examines the offering.

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Review: Sonos Playbar speaker does all-in-one TV & music for Apple device ownersrating

05/06/2017, 02:26:AM

Even with a few rough edges, the Sonos Playbar may be a handy way for Apple device owners to tackle all of their living room audio needs.

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Review: Garmin's Fenix 5 smartwatch aims at athletes, not Apple Watch fansrating

04/16/2017, 03:10:AM

Garmin's Fenix 5 is an impressive smartwatch for people serious about fitness or the outdoors, but probably both too much and too little for people expecting something like the Apple Watch.

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Review: Apple's 2017 9.7" iPad with A9 CPU isn't a game-changer, but it isn't supposed to berating

04/05/2017, 12:37:PM

The 2017 9.7-inch iPad isn't intended to revolutionize Apple's tablet offerings, but it does go a long way to unifying the product line, and paving the way for the future of the platform -- all starting at just $329.

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Review: Audeze's Lightning-connected iSine 10 planar magnetic headphones are the best in-ear set we've ever heardrating

03/04/2017, 04:26:AM

Almost everything about Audeze's iSine 10 headphones is audacious: the technology, the ambition, the appearance, and the sound itself. On paper they shouldn't work, but in practice they are some of the best sounding compact in-ear headphones money can buy.

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Review: D-Link's HomeKit-connected Omna 180 is a great pet, baby or nanny cam, but security hounds should look elsewhererating

02/27/2017, 12:13:PM

If you don't feel a need to be covert with a live camera feed from your home, the D-Link Omna 180 is a great choice for keeping tabs on your pets or loved ones. It's also the first HomeKit-enabled camera on the market, but security-focused users should probably wait for another option.

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Review: eero Wi-Fi is a solid option for Apple's outgoing AirPortrating

02/26/2017, 12:32:AM

With the rumor that Apple is discontinuing Airport and Time Machine Wi-Fi products, it leaves some users looking for new solutions. One new option might be Eero, one of the latest entrants in the field.

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Review: CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 TS3 Lite dock for MacBook Prorating

02/25/2017, 03:14:PM

A bevy of Thunderbolt 3 docks for the 2016 MacBook Pro have arrived, and AppleInsider takes a look at the first one to cross our test bench -- the CalDigit TS3 Lite.

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Review: Jaybird's X3 Bluetooth earbuds are a great choice for pumping ironrating

02/21/2017, 06:37:PM

The Jaybird X3s are a high-quality, yet affordable alternative to other fitness-oriented Bluetooth headphones, including Apple's AirPods and Beats products. Whether or not they're right for you, though, can be very subjective.

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Review: BeatsX are Apple's most affordable W1 wireless headphonesrating

02/14/2017, 12:48:PM

With BeatsX, Apple takes the best of Beats by Dre's line of minimalist earphones in-ear monitors wireless, incorporating the new W1 chip, top-notch materials and unique Flex Form neck strap into a consumer-friendly design.

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