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Review: Anker Powerline II USB-C Lightning cable is cheaper and more durable than Apple'srating

02/06/2019, 03:52:PM

Apple has finally opened the floodgates on third-party USB-C to Lightning cables, and the first one we tested -- the Anker Powerline II USB-C to Lightning cable -- is not just less expensive than Apple's, but also more durable.

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Review: Grovemade's wireless charging pad is a gorgeous luxury accessoryrating

02/06/2019, 02:00:PM

Grovemade has cut no corners when designing their new wireless charging pad for the iPhone, giving those yearning for a premium experience a great option with few rivals.

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Review: The USB-C uni Dock and Hub are great portable and rugged accessories for Mac ownersrating

02/06/2019, 12:52:PM

Dock and Hub from uniAccessories are rugged USB-C devices to expand the I/O of your recent Mac with removable USB-C cables.

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Review: Eve HomeKit lightstrip is bright spot in a crowded marketrating

02/05/2019, 12:57:PM

As one of the most popular HomeKit lighting product vendors, Eve has much to do to elevate its offering above its competitors -- but fortunately, it appears to have done so.

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Review: Zendure SuperTank & SuperPort are the best choices yet for portable powerrating

02/04/2019, 11:22:AM

The Zendure SuperTank is the best battery pack we've ever used. Between the feature set, quality, and the choice and speed of outputs, SuperTank is hands down the unquestionable winner of portable batteries.

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Review: Thunderbolt 3 Akitio Node Lite & Intel Optane 905P SSD delivers sustained blistering speedrating

02/01/2019, 02:59:PM

There isn't much in the way of storage that can touch the maximum speed that Thunderbolt 3 can deliver and keep pushing the data at that speed, but the Akitio Node Lite with Intel Optane SSD and Thunderbolt 3 comes very close -- without thermal slowdown.

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Review: ZenPod turns your AirPods case into a fidget spinnerrating

01/31/2019, 11:52:AM

ZenPod is a stylish way to add some rugged drop protection to your AirPods and also turn them into a playful fidget spinner.

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Review: Apple's iPhone Smart Battery Case finally grows uprating

01/23/2019, 01:31:PM

After taking a year off -- much to the chagrin of iPhone X owners -- Apple recently released a new version of its Smart Battery Case. This time, it comes with new features, a refined design, and is available for the first the first time in a larger size.

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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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