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Topic: Review

Hands on with the HomeKit compatible ConnectSense V2 smart outlet

01/18/2019, 01:01 pm

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show, AppleInsider met up with ConnectSense and got to try out the second version of the company's smart outlet, with HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa compatibility -- without a bridge.

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Hands on with Apple's new Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

01/17/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple has released a new Smart Battery Case for the latest iPhones. Here are our first impressions of the newly updated accessory.

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Hands On: HyperDrive is the best USB-C dock for the iPad Pro yet

01/14/2019, 12:01 pm

If you're looking for an iPad Pro-specific USB-C hub, the HyperDrive is definitely the best yet.

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

01/14/2019, 10:01 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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Trying out Mophie's Juice Pack Access wireless battery case for iPhone

01/10/2019, 07:01 am

Mophie has revamped their Juice Pack line with the new Juice Pack Access. This is the first Juice Pack that completely avoids the bottom of the iPhone, leaving the Lightning port free. At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, AppleInsider checked it out.

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Hands on with the Philips Hue lineup of outdoor lights & HomeKit outdoor motion sensors

01/09/2019, 06:01 am

The Philips Hue outdoor lineup just got a whole lot bigger. AppleInsider goes hands on with all the new outdoor fixures and lighting solutions, including the world's first outdoor HomeKit motion sensor.

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

01/02/2019, 11:01 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: The First Alert OneLink smart smoke & carbon monoxide detector is a more affordable way to protect your home

12/23/2018, 11:12 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 original

12/21/2018, 12:12 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 adopters

12/19/2018, 02:12 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 ears

12/17/2018, 03:12 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 flaws

12/14/2018, 04:12 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 iPad

12/14/2018, 01:12 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 case

12/13/2018, 06:12 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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Comparing the Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 SSD versus the G-Drive Mobile SSD & Glyph RAID Atom SSD

12/12/2018, 02:12 pm

Samsung's X5 portable SSD is a beast with best in class performance, but a price tag above what the average consumer will need. We review the red and gray device and compare it to a pair of other extremely capable SSDs from GDrive and Glyph.

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

12/11/2018, 03:12 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 purpose

12/10/2018, 02:12 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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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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