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Hands on: Twelve South leather cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

12/06/2018, 04:12 pm

As they do every year, Twelve South refreshed their lineup of cases -- Journal, BookBook, and SurfacePad -- for the latest iPhones. We tested them out on our new iPhone XS Max to see how they hold up.

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

12/05/2018, 03:12 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 perfect

12/05/2018, 11:12 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 expensive

12/05/2018, 06:12 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: Nanoleaf Canvas pulls double-duty as a functional HomeKit wall light & a piece of art

12/03/2018, 09:12 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 sleeve

11/30/2018, 02:11 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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Here are the best 24 bands for your new Apple Watch

11/30/2018, 12:11 pm

With the holidays approaching and droves of upgraders switching to the Apple Watch Series 4, we are in peak band-buying season. AppleInsider has colelcted dozens of bands to pick out our favorites.

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

11/30/2018, 09:11 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 speaker

11/29/2018, 03:11 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 protection

11/29/2018, 12:11 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 go

11/29/2018, 09:11 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: Sonos Beam is an ideal Apple TV companion

11/28/2018, 12:11 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 gear

11/27/2018, 02:11 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 camera

11/21/2018, 10:11 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 problem

11/20/2018, 03:11 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 good

11/19/2018, 02:11 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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Review: Mophie's Powerstation USB-C 3XL is the perfect companion for the latest Apple gear

11/18/2018, 04:11 pm

Mophie's latest battery pack is the Powerstation USB-C 3XL which has timed its release perfectly with that of the latest MacBook Air and iPad Pro. With a massive capacity and versatile outputs, this battery can easily power all your gear.

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

11/16/2018, 01:11 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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Funcl W1 and AI truly wireless earphones are a steal

11/14/2018, 04:11 pm

We can't count how many truly wireless earbuds we've seen come across our desk, but the latest W1 and AI from Funcl are truly impressive considering their sub $20 and $50 price tags.

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Review: Nomad Base Station + Apple Watch is painfully close to an ideal charging solution

11/14/2018, 03:11 pm

Nomad's latest wireless charger integrates an Apple-certified charging puck to power almost all your gear in a central, and attractive, place.

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