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Review: Pebble Steel finally brings style to the smartwatchrating

03/02/2014, 07:32:PM

The smartwatch is quickly coming into its own as each successive device brings new levels of utility, but it would be a reach to call any of them stylish. Pebble's new Steel was made specifically with design in mind and just may be the first smartwatch we would consider wearing with a suit.

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Review: Corning's Thunderbolt Optical Cablerating

02/16/2014, 08:18:AM

Already in its second generation, the Thunderbolt I/O protocol has been around for three years, but only recently did manufacturers begin production of optical cables to deliver the tentpole feature of long-distance data transfer. AppleInsider was able to test out this highly anticipated addition with Corning's 10m all-optical Thunderbolt cable solution.

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Review: Promise Pegasus2 Thunderbolt 2 RAID array for Apple's latest professional Macsrating

02/04/2014, 09:05:AM

Promise Technology's Pegasus2 RAID storage solution was one of the first products to sport the latest Thunderbolt 2 , offering blazingly fast read/write speeds for data-intensive operations.

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Review: Nomad ChargeKey, a keychain-sized Lightning cablerating

01/25/2014, 09:34:AM

The quest to have a Lightning cable on you at all times, ensuring the latest Apple iOS devices can be charged in a pinch, just got easier with the launch of the new Nomad ChargeKey -- an affordable, super-portable Lightning-to-USB cable that performs exactly as advertised.

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Review: Underwater Audio's waterproof iPod shufflerating

01/21/2014, 01:03:AM

Underwater Audio's special -- and expensive -- iPod shuffle treatment lets users listen to their tunes while swimming without the need for bulky cases or waterproof bags.

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Review: Motrr's Galileo motorized iPhone dock for panoramic photo takingrating

01/20/2014, 12:28:AM

Motrr has aimed their Galileo dock squarely at iPhone photography buffs looking to shoot consistent, high quality panoramic and spherical photos.

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Review: SteelSeries Stratus portable wireless gaming controller for iPhone & iPadrating

01/19/2014, 01:26:PM

The SteelSeries Stratus is the first Apple-sanctioned, completely wireless gaming controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 7. It comes in a super-portable size that's great for travel while still managing to pack in a full complement of buttons, but its diminutive form factor sacrifices some levels of comfort, while its high $100 price tag may be hard to justify.

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Review: Apple's redesigned late 2013 Mac Prorating

01/09/2014, 10:30:AM

After years of waiting, pro users finally get a completely revamped Mac designed specifically to suit their needs, complete with bespoke chassis, high-powered internals and a price tag to match.

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Review: mPact Glass screen protector for iPad Airrating

12/31/2013, 07:45:PM

Startup firm "designed by m" has released a series of iOS device screen protectors called mPact Glass, an anti-scratch tempered glass shield that supposedly boasts higher light transmission than competing products.

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Review: Logitech PowerShell Controller for iPhonerating

12/22/2013, 02:45:PM

Renowned accessory maker Logitech's first stab at an official Made for iPhone gaming controller features solid construction, but that's about where the positives end for this overpriced, disappointing accessory.

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Review: Moga Ace Power Game Controller for Apple's iPhonerating

12/20/2013, 04:10:PM

As one of the first two Made for iPhone gaming controllers to hit the market, the Moga Ace Power holds the distinction of being the best option you can buy right now, sporting a number of commendable features and greatly enhancing gaming on Apple's iPhone. But that doesn't mean the accessory is worth its hefty $100 price tag.

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Review: Libratone Loop AirPlay speakerrating

12/20/2013, 08:21:AM

Danish audio firm Libratone adds to its collection of high-end speakers with the Loop, a round and relatively slim unit that produces some of the best treble fidelity we've heard from a product its size.

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Review: W/Me wearable wellness monitor and coachrating

12/18/2013, 07:35:AM

Startup Phyode has released its first-ever product, a Bluetooth-enabled health coach and monitor that takes a different approach to wearables by actively coaching users to a better lifestyle.

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Review: FiftyThree's Pencil Bluetooth stylus rating

12/09/2013, 02:31:AM

Development studio FiftyThree takes a bold step into the hardware game with its Bluetooth-enabled stylus designed to be a companion tool for the company's popular drawing app Paper.

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Review: Fitbit Force fitness monitorrating

12/01/2013, 07:35:PM

Fitbit's latest activity tracking device looks to improve on the company's earlier offerings by incorporating a host of sensors, onboard screen and wireless connectivity into a wearable package.

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Review: Nest Learning Thermostatrating

12/01/2013, 11:24:AM

It's hard to believe a device like the the Nest Learning Thermostat wasn't invented earlier; it blends existing hardware technology with customized software to solve a number simple of problems many people deal with on a daily basis, and does so elegantly.

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Review: Ultimate Ears Boom Bluetooth portable speakerrating

12/01/2013, 08:45:AM

Ultimate Ears brings its third Bluetooth speaker offering to market in the Boom, a device that features "360-degree sound" and the ability to "Double Up," or pair two speakers together, for stereo output.

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Review: Dropcam Pro Internet-connected monitoring systemrating

11/30/2013, 08:16:PM

Amid a sea of Internet-connected cameras, startup Dropcam has managed to accumulate a healthy following with its eponymous device, the latest version of which ups the ante with markedly better picture quality, intelligent alerts and Bluetooth LE connectivity.

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Review: Friends of Hue Bloom Lamp and LightStripsrating

11/30/2013, 12:22:AM

Philips has expanded its wireless light product line with the Friends of Hue series, the first offerings being a lights strip and accent lamp that, like the original Hue bulbs, can be controlled remotely, change color and are expensive.

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Review: Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Packrating

11/28/2013, 03:22:PM

Philips's Hue Light Bulb combines energy-efficiency, wide-spectrum LED lighting and remote control capabilities via iOS app into a neat little package, but is it worth the high price of entry?

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