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Review: BrydgeAir keyboard makes your iPad Air feel like a 'MacBook mini'rating

11/22/2014, 05:51:AM

iPad Air 1 & 2 owners looking for a quick and easy way to turn their tablet into a MacBook-style, lap-friendly portable computer need look no further than the new backlit BrydgeAir keyboard -- a well-built, well-designed productivity accessory.

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Review: Microsoft's health tracking, iOS-compatible Bandrating

11/16/2014, 09:32:AM

The competitive price, strong feature set, and universal compatibility of the Microsoft Band will make it a compelling product for anyone in the market for a wearable fitness and health tracking device, though it does suffer from some of the expected shortcomings of a first-generation product.

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Review: Pioneer's AppRadio 4 with built-in support for Apple CarPlayrating

11/15/2014, 02:28:PM

Pioneer was the first to market with third-party CarPlay-compatible systems, and AppleInsider has put its new AppRadio 4 model to the test, to see how it -- and Apple's new vehicle-based infotainment system -- measure up.

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Review: Apple's 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display rating

11/10/2014, 08:43:AM

After years of waiting, Mac faithful can finally purchase an ultra high-resolution display made by Apple that not only mates quality with a competitive price tag, but comes with a capable built-in computer to boot.

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Review: Equil Smartpen 2, a Bluetooth-connected ink pen with real-time syncingrating

11/08/2014, 11:08:AM

Smartpens have long been seen as the ultimate savior of cultures struggling to make the digital transition. AppleInsider took a look at the Equil Smartpen 2, one of the leading competitors, offering compatibility with both iOS and OS X.

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Review: ClamCase Pro for iPad Airrating

11/02/2014, 02:45:AM

ClamCase for iPad Air is a simple but well-implemented product that takes Apple's tablet one step closer to being a productivity machine and, for some, a viable ultra-portable laptop replacement.

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Review: UNU Aero Wireless Charging Battery Case for iPhone 5/5srating

11/01/2014, 12:15:AM

The UNU Aero Wireless Charging Battery Case and Mat for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 solves one of the chief concerns smartphone users have always battled: battery anxiety. UNU ingeniously combines a smartphone battery case with wireless charging technology, and there's a lot to like.

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Review: GoPro Hero 4 Black brings high frame rates to high-resolution videorating

10/27/2014, 01:09:PM

With this year's new Hero 4 Black camera, GoPro introduced a top-notch ruggedized device capable of shooting 1080p at an astounding 120 frames per second and 4K video up to 30 frames per second. But coming in at $499 without remote, is the latest GoPro worth the price of admission?

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In-depth review: Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3rating

10/27/2014, 08:36:AM

Apple's latest iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 incorporate Touch ID and support for Apple Pay within apps, with the same 10 hour battery life of previous models. The full size iPad Air 2 is also now 18 percent slimmer with an improved, antireflective display and gains a faster A8X chip, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE wireless, a barometer, and a significantly improved iSight camera.

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In-depth review: Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8rating

09/25/2014, 08:37:AM

Apple's "phablet" is finally here. Years after the likes of Samsung popularized the smartphone/tablet hybrid device, Apple last week launched its first take on a huge-screened device with the iPhone 6 Plus, and AppleInsider has gone hands-on to see if it was worth the wait.

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In-depth review: Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 running iOS 8rating

09/24/2014, 08:43:AM

After establishing iPhone 5s as a "forward thinking" high-end luxury device a year ago, Apple is now enhancing its eighth generation of iPhone with a broad range of new and improved hardware components, inside a slimmer new case design with a much larger, higher-resolution display.

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Review: Apple's mid-2014 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina displayrating

09/07/2014, 01:07:PM

Like the updated mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple's latest 15-inch notebook brings slightly speedier Intel processors. But with memory, graphics and design all carried over from last year, the most substantial change is a $100 price cut.

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Review: Razer's Kraken Pro analog gaming headset rating

09/01/2014, 09:21:AM

As with most Razer products, the Kraken Pro headset's over-the-top aesthetics and unique features, like foldable ear cups, a retractable microphone and iPhone compatibility, are designed to set it apart from the crowd.

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Review: BlueLounge's Kickflip is a low-cost way to make typing on Apple's MacBook Pro even betterrating

08/30/2014, 12:45:PM

For all of the time and effort Jony Ive & Co. have spent crafting their oft-imitated MacBook Pro designs, there is one problem that they've yet to overcome: laptop ergonomics are, by their nature, terrible. AppleInsider took a look at the latest accessory attempting to right this wrong, BlueLounge's new Kickflip stand.

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Review: Apple's mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina displayrating

08/24/2014, 10:15:AM

While it's not a particularly exciting update, Apple's mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display increases performance and offers more value, making it an enticing offer for those who may have been waiting to take the plunge on a thin-but-powerful high-resolution notebook.

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Review: Using the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ camera drone with Apple's iPhonerating

08/03/2014, 06:55:PM

As the name suggests, DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ isn't much different than its predecessor, with the same exceptional flying capabilities as the last model. But the newfound "plus" for this drone is mostly found in its vastly improved camera and gimbal, which offers super-smooth recording capabilities from a bird's eye view.

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Review: Rapoo E6300 Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad rating

07/29/2014, 10:08:PM

Rapoo's E6300 Bluetooth keyboard is billed as the perfect complement to Apple's iPad, with device-specific shortcuts, a slim profile and extended battery life, but the hardware falls far short of expectations.

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Review: Philips Hue Tap reimagines the light switchrating

07/23/2014, 11:42:PM

Philips recently introduced its first physical control accessory for the Hue Wireless Lighting system in Hue Tap, a battery-less four-button switch that connects directly to a Hue bridge for control of bulbs, light strips and more.

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Review: Automatic Link works with your iPhone to make you a better driverrating

07/15/2014, 10:36:PM

With its Automatic Link accessory and eponymous iOS app, third-party firm Automatic takes smartphone-to-car integration to the next level, empowering users to save gas, improve driving habits and keep tabs on automobile health with an interactive mobile experience.

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Review: Creative's Sound Blaster Roar SR20 heavy on features, light on bassrating

07/08/2014, 10:02:PM

In the 1990s, Creative was the go-to firm for beige box PC sound cards, but that market has since dried up thanks to integrated motherboard audio. More recently, the company has been busy reinventing itself as a bonafide audio hardware maker and the Sound Blaster Roar SR20 is its latest product.

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