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Review: Using the Epson LW-600P portable label printer with Apple's iPhone & Macrating

06/14/2014, 12:01:AM

Epson's LW-600p label printer is an unassuming devices that solves a specific problem, and does so generally well: printing labels on the go. What makes this accessory stand out is the inclusion of Bluetooth and a companion iOS app.

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Review: IK Multimedia's iRing gesture-based music creation toolrating

06/08/2014, 08:42:PM

For years, IK Multimedia has been making tools for musicians with popular products like T-Racks and the iRig guitar adapter. Now the firm is dipping its toes into computer vision with a gesture-based music creation tool called iRing.

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Review: Tickr Run iPhone-connected heart rate monitor from Wahoorating

06/01/2014, 11:14:AM

Wahoo's latest chest-worn fitness tracking device, the Tickr Run, goes beyond measuring heart rate to track an athlete's pace, distance, and even running smoothness. It's a product that iPhone-carrying exercisers should consider, but unfortunately only if they avoid the treadmill or stationary bike.

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Dual Review: Libratone's Lounge and Zipp speakers cover both ends of the spectrumrating

05/18/2014, 06:38:PM

Libratone has made a name for itself by baking high-tech components, innovative design and consistent sound quality into its systems, features usually seen only in much more expensive systems. AppleInsider was able to take a look at how the Lounge, one of the company's first models, stands up to its recently released portable, the Zipp.

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Review: Doxie Go battery-powered portable scanner is a workhorserating

05/10/2014, 01:27:PM

Many people love the idea of living a paperless life, but the reality of constantly scanning and tagging documents is usually grim. AppleInsider recently went hands-on with Doxie's battery-powered Doxie Go portable scanner, which promises to lighten up that dreary task.

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Review follow-up: Gaming on Amazon's Fire TV and Fire Controller rating

04/12/2014, 07:32:AM

When Amazon launched its Fire TV earlier this month, the company positioned casual gaming as one of the set-top streamer's "bonus" features. In this review follow-up, AppleInsider picks up the controller to find out if mobile gaming is ready for the living room.

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Review: Amazon's Fire TV makes iterative improvements in set-top streamingrating

04/07/2014, 09:55:AM

The set-top streaming business got a little more crowded when Amazon announced the Fire TV last week. With voice-activated search, predictive content loading and a gaming "bonus feature," the Internet retail giant is positioning its new device as a cure-all usability for problems plaguing existing products.

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Review: Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 makes iPhone aerial reconnaissance easyrating

04/06/2014, 06:02:AM

As one of the most popular iOS-friendly aerial camera platforms available, Parrot's AR.Drone has become a great example of what's possible within Apple's mobile ecosystem. AppleInsider was recently able to spend time with the second-generation version to see if it's worth the $300 price of entry.

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Review: Sharp's 32" 4K display is a high-performance workhorse made for Apple's Mac Prorating

03/23/2014, 03:44:AM

Apple has made clear its intent to support ultra high-resolution displays with the latest Mac and OS X products, but without a 4K display of its own (yet) the company sells only one UHD monitor as a go-along with its flagship Mac Pro: Sharp's PN-K321.

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Review: iQi Mobile wireless charging adapter for Apple's iPhonerating

03/16/2014, 05:54:PM

As iPhone owners clamor for a way to cut the final cord, AppleInsider went hands-on with Fonesalesman's new iQi wireless charging adapter to test if the promising charging technology is ready for the spotlight.

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Review: DJI Phantom 2 Vision, a high-end iPhone-compatible flying camera dronerating

03/15/2014, 11:49:AM

With the iPhone-connected drone craze in full effect, AppleInsider decided to put to the test one of the most advanced, Apple-friendly prosumer aerial cameras available today: the DJI Phantom 2 Vision.

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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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