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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.

10 Comments

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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Review: Using the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition camera with Apple's iPhonerating

11/28/2013, 12:03:AM

The world's most versatile camera and the world's most popular smartphone lineup join forces thanks to the official GoPro app for iOS. Built-in wireless connectivity, stunning picture quality and a stellar lineup of accessories make the GoPro Hero3+ camera an easy recommendation --one made only better by connecting it to an iPhone.

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Review: Nike+ FuelBand SErating

11/20/2013, 03:23:AM

Nike's second-generation FuelBand makes progress toward a more complete activity monitor, including support for Bluetooth LE, an improved accelerometer, increased durability and a new iOS app.

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Review: Apple's second-generation iPad mini with Retina displayrating

11/15/2013, 12:02:AM

Apple's second-generation iPad mini squeezes a high-resolution Retina display -- one with an even greater pixel density than the iPad Air -- into its diminutive form factor. It's an impressive technical achievement, but one that comes at a greater cost to customers.

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Review: Shine activity monitorrating

11/13/2013, 01:25:AM

Misfit's Shine physical activity monitor takes a road less traveled by attempting to strike a balance between aesthetics and utility, rather than packing in more sensors.

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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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