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Reviews

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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Review: Apple's iPad minirating

11/06/2012, 12:10:PM

Apple's new iPad mini is likely to become its most popular iPad, due to a light, thin design that delivers tablet optimized apps in a more portable package at a reduced price.

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Review: Apple's fourth-generation iPadrating

11/05/2012, 07:08:PM

Arguably the biggest surprise product debut from Apple in 2012 is the new fourth-generation iPad, a tablet that replaces its predecessor and doubles its performance after less than a year on the market.

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

10/30/2012, 07:08:PM

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display brings Apple's much-heralded high-resolution screen to its most popular notebook model. It's a beautiful, powerful machine, but does it justify its $500 premium over the price of the legacy 13-inch MacBook Pro?

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Review: iPod touch (2012)rating

10/15/2012, 07:46:PM

Apple's new fifth generation iPod touch takes the model upscale, with a higher entry price that supports better components and features while making room for the newly redesigned iPod nano (and last year's iPod touch) below it.

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Review: iPod nano (2012)rating

10/13/2012, 11:00:AM

Apple's new seventh generation iPod nano changes the model's direction from being a square, wearable, audio-only faux-iOS device to being a sort of mini iPod touch, but lacking any cameras, mic, WiFi or apps beyond the typical iPod features bundled with it.

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Review: Apple's iPhone 5 running iOS 6rating

09/24/2012, 10:04:AM

iPhone 5 adds a larger screen to a much lighter, thinner case, boasts dramatically faster 4G LTE mobile service, improves its cameras and is much faster in both graphics and core performance.

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Review: Google's Nexus 7 tablet with Android 4.1rating

08/31/2012, 08:38:AM

Google's first Nexus-branded tablet is a compelling device offered at an aggressive price point — a combination that could make the Nexus 7 a fierce competitor to Amazon's Kindle lineup, though it won't likely have much of an effect on Apple's current, larger iPad.

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Review: Apple's next-gen MacBook Pro with 15" Retina displayrating

06/19/2012, 01:30:PM

Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro represents a marriage between the design of the whisper-thin MacBook Air and the power of the previous MacBook Pro. But it's the feature that sets this notebook apart — its high-resolution Retina display — that makes this new notebook decidedly more "Pro" than "Air."

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In-depth review: Apple's third generation 1080p Apple TV and Software Update 5rating

03/29/2012, 12:30:PM

The new Apple TV delivers 1080p video along with the features and revamped user interface of "Software Update 5," a free update to existing second generation Apple TV users.

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