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Review: Caviar's luxury $4,600 iPhone has more gold than purposerating

12/10/2018, 02:04:PM

If you've ever wondered what it is like to use a custom modified $4,600 gold and carbon iPhone with a built-in solar charger, AppleInsider has you covered.

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Review: The MacBook Pro with Vega 20 ups the ante of performance and pricerating

12/08/2018, 11:44:AM

The i9 MacBook Pro is a feat of engineering and design that Apple has carried forward for the last three models, but choices made at the inception of the line are echoing forward to today, still cutting back a very little bit on what the computer could be, even with the new Vega 20 graphics.

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Review: Polk Assist is an attractive and small speaker with Google Assistant supportrating

12/05/2018, 03:55:PM

With the popularity of the Amazon Alexa lineup and Apple's own HomePod, others have been rushing to market with their own speech recognition-capable speakers, baking in Microsoft's Cortana, Amazon Alexa, or as in the case of the Polk Assist -- Google Assistant. AppleInsider takes a look to see what it offers the Apple user.

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Review: Apple Pencil 2 is a huge step forward but still not perfectrating

12/05/2018, 11:58:AM

Apple has overhauled the Apple Pencil with a refreshed design, new features, and better quality. Apple has done a great job with this iteration, but it's still far from a perfect pointing device.

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Review: Twelve South leather Journal line for MacBook Pro and additional gear beautiful, but expensiverating

12/05/2018, 06:58:AM

Twelve South has expanded their Journal line to both the MacBook Pro and the CaddySack travel tote, giving a more modern option to the ever-popular BookBook style.

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Review: Harman Kardon's Google-powered Citation 100 sounds great in an unremarkable wayrating

12/03/2018, 03:32:PM

The Citation 100 is a high-quality smartspeaker, and possibly an easy choice for people already bought into Harman Kardon, but otherwise there's not much reason to choose it over speakers from the likes of Apple, Google, or Sonos.

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Review: Nanoleaf Canvas pulls double-duty as a functional HomeKit wall light & a piece of artrating

12/03/2018, 09:42:AM

Announced on Tuesday, Canvas is the latest lightning solution from Nanoleaf, a followup to their popular triangular Light Panels in a more traditional square design. AppleInsider tests the new addition out, to see if the new LED tiles should warrant a place in your home.

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Review: Picaso Lab is hands-down our favorite MacBook protective sleeverating

11/30/2018, 02:29:PM

Picaso Lab makes hands down the best leather sleeve we've used for our Mac. AppleInsider spends some time with the company's individually crafted classic sleeve for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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Review: Wren V5US sounds great, but falls just short as an AirPlay speakerrating

11/30/2018, 09:49:AM

The Wren V5US is one of the sharpest designed Wi-Fi speakers we've come across, and while it sounds great with several input options available it may be too expensive for what it gives an Apple-centric user.

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Review: Urbanears Lotsen is a take on a minimalist AirPlay speakerrating

11/29/2018, 03:29:PM

The Urbanears Lotsen Wi-Fi speaker packs quite a few features within its rather uniquely simple exterior. Whether you're looking for multi-room support, AirPlay streaming, or streaming presets, Lotsen's got you covered.

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Review: The Incase Denim Envelope Sleeve is a unique take on MacBook protectionrating

11/29/2018, 12:53:PM

Launching as an Apple Store-exclusive, the denim Envelope Sleeve for MacBook Pro by Incase is a unique way to protect your Mac on the go.

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Review: Opso is the only Apple Watch charger you need for on the gorating

11/29/2018, 09:22:AM

Opso is a minimalist charging dock designed for Apple Watch with an internal battery to be sure you'll never run out of juice while on the go.

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Review: The Nekteck 480GB Thunderbolt 3 drive sidesteps Apple's flash storage pricingrating

11/28/2018, 03:03:PM

Thunderbolt was once limited to just a handful of device manufacturers, but in 2018, that number has grown a bit. AppleInsider talks about Nekteck's Thunderbolt 3 SSD after using it daily for about six months now.

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Review: Sonos Beam is an ideal Apple TV companionrating

11/28/2018, 12:20:PM

The Sonos Beam is a compact soundbar with expandability that makes it a perfect companion for Apple users. AirPlay 2, Apple Music, and a big bag of tricks make this great sounding speaker a must-have.

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Review: Fiets & Fiets modular backpack is perfect for traveling with your Apple gearrating

11/27/2018, 02:53:PM

There are a ton of choices of containers to contain your Apple gear while you move about. A good choice presently being crowdfunded is the versatile Fiets & Fiets backpack that appears well suited for an on-the-go lifestyle -- with room for a 15-inch MacBook pro, a 12.9-inch iPad, and all the accessories.

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Review: Nikon Z6 is a great all-around full-frame mirrorless camerarating

11/21/2018, 10:48:AM

The new full-frame mirrorless Nikon Z6 is a more affordable model of the outstanding Z7, keeping nearly all features while cutting the price in half.

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Review: Zyxel MultyX is a decent Airport Extreme replacement for the home, with a big configuration problemrating

11/20/2018, 03:02:PM

Now that the AirPort is completely gone, there's an opening for easy to configure and reliable networking hardware. Zyxel's Multy X system is fast, with excellent hardware -- but not without some rough edges.

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Review: Nomad's Rugged Case for AirPods is surprisingly goodrating

11/19/2018, 02:42:PM

Nomad has built on their history of crafting stylish accessories from premium materials with their new Rugged Case for AirPods, and we've been using it on-the-go for a while, now.

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iPad Pro 12.9-inch review: Putting Apple's 'pro' claim to the testrating

11/16/2018, 01:32:PM

Is the iPad Pro really a pro device? Apple seems to think so, but that is the question we set out to answer while looking at the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro by putting Apple's biggest and priciest tablet yet into the center of our professional workflow.

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Review: Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro is stunningly powerful, with a few key limitationsrating

11/15/2018, 11:16:AM

Most reviews of the 2018 iPad Pro focus on asking if the new device can finally replace a laptop -- but that's the wrong question. The real question is, does Apple truly want the iPad Pro to replace a laptop?

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