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Review: The Satechi 75W Dual USB-C Travel Charger is a step towards the futurerating

01/19/2019, 11:54:AM

Whether you want it to or not, USB-C will take over as the port of choice for consumers, but the lack of chargers that sport more than one USB-C port stands in the way. The Satechi Dual USB-C Travel Charger packs two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports into a single package -- and it may just help adoption.

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Review: Neato's iPhone-connected Botvac D7 is a worthy Roomba alternativerating

01/17/2019, 11:39:AM

If you have the cash and the right living situation, the Botvac D7 Connected is a largely solid robot vacuum with a few catches and eccentricities.

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Review: Nimble chargers and batteries are a solid, stylish, and eco-friendly way to power uprating

01/14/2019, 10:39:AM

Nimble is on a mission to overturn the battery and charging industries, making them a force for good. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the entire Nimble lineup to see how these eco-friendly chargers stack up to the high-priced market leaders.

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Review: Zens Dual + Watch wireless Qi charger is great, but still no AirPowerrating

01/02/2019, 11:36:AM

Zens has done a great job moving us towards the ultimate wireless multi-charger with the new Dual + Watch, but it still lacks one feature we'd love to see.

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Review: 802.11ac Synology RT2600ac router is the best AirPort replacement we've found yetrating

12/31/2018, 08:15:AM

At AppleInsider, we've reviewed a number of routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems trying to find the best ones after Apple discontinued the Airport and Airport Express. Right now, the Synology RT2600ac is our favorite for a stand-alone router.

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Review: The First Alert OneLink smart smoke & carbon monoxide detector is a more affordable way to protect your homerating

12/23/2018, 11:51:AM

The second generation First Alert OneLink Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detector helps keep you protected with remote notifications, HomeKit automation support, and a calm voice rather than an ear-piercing beep.

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Review: Marshall Stanmore II is a rockin' Bluetooth speaker that improves on the originalrating

12/21/2018, 12:06:PM

Marshall's upgraded mid-range speaker is a powerhouse of sound tailored to those who love the feeling of being at a concert and seeing the giant iconic amps littering the stage.

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Review: Satechi USB-C Mobile Pro Hub adds useful ports but causes issues for early adoptersrating

12/19/2018, 02:32:PM

The Satechi USB-C Mobile Pro Hub adds some beneficial ports to the latest iPad Pros, but can cause more frustration if you've got new Mac hardware and have already adapted to USB-C than it may solve.

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Review: Lucyd Loud 'soundglasses' let you listen to music or take calls without covering your earsrating

12/17/2018, 03:59:PM

While the Lucyd Loud "soundglasses" succeeds with the promised functionality, it is a better proof of concept to see what a next-generation version could look like going forward.

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Review: CaseMate's new iPad Pro folios offer good protection and functionality, have a few flawsrating

12/14/2018, 04:50:PM

AppleInsider tests out a pair of new iPad Pro folios from Case-Mate that offer smart styles and dual viewing modes.

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Review: Kingston Bolt is an easy way to add extra storage to your iPhone or iPadrating

12/14/2018, 01:15:AM

Kingston Bolt is a dual-purpose Lightning/USB drive that effortlessly allows you to store or backup photos and videos from a compatible iOS device.

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Review: SliQ is the latest AirPods Qi wireless charging caserating

12/13/2018, 06:25:PM

As the world awaits Apple's official Qi wireless charging case for AirPods, it seems like dozens have popped up in its stead. This time around, we are taking a look at the SliQ case by East Brooklyn Labs.

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Review: Shinola Canfield In-Ear Monitor earbuds nail the premium experiencerating

12/11/2018, 03:51:PM

Shinola has improved its headphone game with a wireless Bluetooth version of the sturdy Canfield In-Ear Monitors. AppleInsider leans back in our comfy chair with our favorite playlist to see how they perform.

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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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