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Review: nimblstand mates iPad with Apple's full-size Wireless Keyboardrating

11/09/2013, 09:35:PM

In a growing sea of third-party iPad stands, docks and covers, nimblstand looks to set itself apart by joining stylus-driven "inking" and QWERTY input from Apple's Bluetooth keyboard into a single flexible accessory.

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Review: Withings Pulse with built-in heart rate monitorrating

11/05/2013, 01:02:AM

French fitness tracking product company Withings integrates a heart rate monitor into its latest offering, adding yet another metric with which users can measure and manage their workout routine.

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Review: Apple's fifth-generation iPad Airrating

11/03/2013, 07:15:PM

When Apple announced the iPad Air, the company said that words alone wouldn't do it justice -- users had to feel its latest tablet to truly appreciate the difference. As it turns out, they were right.

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Review: Apple's late-2013 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina displayrating

11/03/2013, 05:37:PM

The late-2013 version of Apple's high-end professional notebook, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, is a computer in a class of its own, offering a near-perfect blend of style and performance in a more affordable package than before.

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Review: Apple's late-2013 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina displayrating

11/02/2013, 05:06:PM

Apple's new late 2013 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has a slightly thinner profile and reduced heft from last year's model, along with a smaller price tag. But it's what's on the inside that really makes this notebook a stunner.

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Review: Sony's high-end Cyber-shot QX100 wireless camera lens for iPhonerating

11/02/2013, 09:56:AM

The Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 is the high-end version of Sony's newly released iPhone-compatible wireless camera accessories, packing in a Carl Zeiss lens at an attractive price point. Like the low-end QX10, it's a forward thinking device with a great deal of potential that remains held back by shaky software.

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Fantastical 2 brings natural voice recognition, enhanced calendar views to iOSrating

10/31/2013, 05:28:PM

Fantastical 2.0 for iOS is a virtual personal assistant masquerading as a calendar application. Oh, I know Siri acts like a personal assistant, but only Fantastical is really good at managing my calendar.

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Review: Kwikset's new iPhone-compatible 'Kevo' keyless deadbolt lockrating

10/30/2013, 11:57:AM

The home automation sector's move to the mainstream has introduced consumers to innovative new products from startups and industry stalwarts alike, one being the Kevo lock from Kwikset, a Bluetooth-enabled, touch-activated smart lock that lets owners use their iPhone as a door key.

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Review: 1Password 4 for Mac makes managing all your passwords easy and securerating

10/10/2013, 09:24:AM

Passwords stink. Password policies vary widely from the many sites you choose or have to use, and satisfying them all is hard, and hard to keep up with. That's why 1Password is an invaluable application — and the new 1Password 4 qualifies as a worthy update.

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Review: Sony's Cyber-shot QX10 wireless camera lens for iPhone [u]rating

09/29/2013, 10:31:AM

Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 wireless camera lens is a first-of-its-kind iPhone accessory that could appeal to many who are in the market for a quality, conveniently pocketable and connected point-and-shoot camera. Unfortunately software issues make the ambitious device far from perfect, though it does earn kudos for being a concept ahead of its time [updated].

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In depth review: Apple's iPhone 5s running iOS 7rating

09/24/2013, 06:09:AM

The new iPhone 5s positions Apple's flagship iPhone as a "forward thinking" high end luxury device priced the same as the model it replaces. It differentiates itself as a smartphone with an advanced new 64-bit processor architecture that powers a novel Touch ID fingerprint sensor and easy-to-use new camera features.

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Review: Geneva Lab Model S Wireless speakerrating

08/31/2013, 08:14:AM

One of the newest members of Geneva Lab's Audio System family, the Model S Wireless is the first of the company's in-home speakers to eschew the 30-pin dock in favor of Bluetooth connectivity, but does the added convenience justify a $300 price tag?

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Review: Belkin's FastFit Keyboard Case for iPad Minirating

08/18/2013, 06:56:AM

Belkin's FastFit Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard Case is well crafted and nicely designed, but can a QWERTY keyboard made to fit within the iPad mini's diminutive form factor be truly useful?

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Review: Google's $35 Chromecast has promise, but plenty of room for improvementrating

08/03/2013, 02:32:PM

Google has dipped its toes into the home media space before with Google TV, Project Tungsten and the Nexus Q, but the company has yet to see success in the living room. Is the Chromecast destined to be the commercial success Google has been looking for?

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Review: Charge Card thin USB cable with Apple Lightning connectorrating

07/28/2013, 01:38:PM

While the world is seemingly full of available USB ports and wall chargers, somehow it's always missing the appropriate cable when you need it. Enter the Charge Card: a flat, credit-card-sized USB "cable" that can be easily carried in a wallet, and now supports Apple's Lightning connector.

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Review: Apple's new 11-inch MacBook Air (Mid-2013)rating

06/23/2013, 03:41:AM

Apple unveiled the latest incarnation of its hot-selling MacBook Air lineup at WWDC 2013, taking somewhat of a gamble in concentrating on greatly extended battery life in lieu of a more conventional performance boost. But did that bet pay off?

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Review: Scosche enters car radio fray with iOS connected controlFREQrating

05/26/2013, 07:10:PM

After decades in the car audio industry, and many years spent as a consumer device and accessory maker, Scosche recently debuted its first Bluetooth car stereo receiver in the controlFREQ, a single DIN head unit that can be controlled with smartphone app.

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Review: AL13 raises the bar for iPhone bumper designrating

05/18/2013, 07:14:AM

Designed by m has managed to craft one of the most exquisite and well designed iPhone bumpers we've ever seen — in fact "bumper" seems too unrefined a descriptor — but one flaw could mar for some people what is otherwise a nearly perfect companion to Apple's smartphone.

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Review: GOAL ZERO's Switch 8 Solar Kit juices your iPhone with sunbeamsrating

03/22/2013, 09:51:PM

GOAL ZERO has made a name for itself with a lineup of flexible, solar-based charging equipment tailored to outdoorsy users, but the company's latest products, including the portable Switch 8 system, represent a direct play for the attention of mainstream consumers.

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Review: Definitive Technology's Sound Cylinder delivers premium audio in compact packagerating

03/08/2013, 07:56:PM

When Apple switched to the proprietary Lightning protocol with its latest salvo of iOS device launches, many users were pushed toward Bluetooth solutions in lieu of true Lightning-capable speakers, but compromises in sound quality provided for less-than-stellar performance. Definitive Technology looks to change that with its new Sound Cylinder, a high-end Bluetooth-enabled speaker that delivers true 2.1 channel audio.

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