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Review: Kanex iAdapt is the best iPad Pro USB-C hub & better with iPadOS

07/18/2019, 11:07 am

The Kanex iAdapt USB-C hub is designed to be the go-to solution for iPad Pro power users, and will get even better in the fall.

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Editorial: Manufacturers, it's time to put more USB-C ports on chargers

07/13/2019, 04:07 pm

USB-C has continued to become more ubiquitous as more users adopt the small, reversible port. While all of our accessories are supporting it, chargers are lagging behind. Manufacturers -- it is time to finally create chargers with more than a single USB-C port.

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Review: Nimble's Bottle Case looks good while helping the oceans

07/12/2019, 02:07 pm

Nimble's Bottle Case is a stylish case for the iPhone made out of plastic retrieved from the ocean, helping the environment in more ways than one.

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Here is the best tech gear to outfit your car

07/11/2019, 01:07 pm

Getting a new car is an exciting time, whether you're buying a brand new model just off the line or a gently used new-to-you vehicle. Here is all the gear that we recommend for your car -- new or old.

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Hands on: If you have a USB-C Mac you need the RavPower GaN charger

07/10/2019, 03:07 pm

Apple has moved its entire portable line of Macs to USB-C, abolishing MagSafe. For a while, Apple's chargers have been the best option for powering these machines -- until now.

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Review: Mophie powerstation Hub solves your charging woes

07/06/2019, 11:07 am

The power gurus at Mophie have released a new multi-purpose charger that finally solves many of the pain points that go along with our battery-constrained lives.

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Review: Kenu BingeBank lets you watch Netflix while charging

06/26/2019, 01:06 pm

The Kenu BingeBank is a portable battery pack that packs not only a wireless charger, but a kickstand for easily consuming video while powering up.

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Review: Satechi finally nails the HomeKit smart outlet

06/26/2019, 11:06 am

Other than smart light bulbs, smart plugs are the most prevalent smart home product genre on the market. It escapes us, why it took so long for us to finally get an option that checks all the boxes before the Satechi Dual Smart Outlet.

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Review: Twelve South HiRise Wireless is a great 3-in-1 charger

06/25/2019, 10:06 am

Twelve South has just taken the wraps off its latest charging accessory -- the HiRise Wireless. Mixing a combination of features, this new charger is a great multi-purpose accessory to keep around.

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Review: Synology DS419slim is a versatile NAS in a compact size

06/21/2019, 12:06 pm

Synology has released a new network attached storage device -- the DS419slim. With its compact size and big performance, it is a great all-around NAS for the beginner or pro.

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Review: Wearbuds are like AirPods for your wrist

06/20/2019, 02:06 pm

Wearbuds are like having a pair of AirPods on your wrist, tucked away in a simple fitness tracker, but does this affordable combo device actually work well?

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Review: Satechi M1 wireless mouse gets the aluminum treatment

06/18/2019, 02:06 pm

Satechi has given the aluminum treatment to every accessory under the sun from headphones to mousepads. An aluminum mouse was an appropriate extension of that design aesthetic -- hence the Satechi M1. This mouse is a simple, sleek mouse that is made primarily from lightweight anodized aluminum and comes in four different finishes to match your Mac.

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Review: SecureData SecureDrive BT SSD can be unlocked by Face ID

06/17/2019, 02:06 pm

The SecureData SecureDrive BT portable SSD offers encrypted storage of data within a slimline device, secured via a companion app for iPhone that can unlock the drive using Face ID or Touch ID instead of entering a passcode, or for enterprise users there are extra options to enhance the security by location and even time of day.

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Review: iPod touch is exactly what it needs to be in 2019

06/15/2019, 11:06 am

Apple finally updated the iPod touch for 2019, bringing with it a modest bump in specs. While it may not be what some were looking for, the 2019 iPod touch is exactly what it needed to be.

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Review: UAG Apple Watch bands offer much needed variety in a crowded market

06/14/2019, 03:06 pm

Urban Armor Gear's new lineup of Apple Watch bands are a breath of fresh air, adding much-needed differentiation in a crowded market of third-party bands. We take a look at the new leather strap, NATO strap, and Active strap.

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Review: If you have Philips Hue bulbs, you need Lutron Aurora

06/13/2019, 12:06 pm

Philips Hue bulbs are arguably the most popular smart home accessory on the market, but they've always had one glaring issue. One that is easily fixed thanks to the simple Lutron Aurora.

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Review: OWC ThunderBlade provides silent & fast Thunderbolt 3 storage

06/12/2019, 09:06 am

The updated ThunderBlade drive from OWC offers absolutely stunning storage speeds alongside a completely fanless design with Thunderbolt 3 while undercutting the price from the previous generation. Check out how we integrated it into our workflow.

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Review: LG 23.7-inch Thunderbolt 3 4K UltraFine Display excels with Mac integration

06/09/2019, 12:06 pm

LG's 24-inch 4K display is a great option for prosumers who are looking for a forward-thinking monitor that tightly integrates to their Mac with superior quality.

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Review: The ecobee SmartThermostat is the best choice for HomeKit users but needs AirPlay 2

06/03/2019, 06:06 am

After making waves with the ecobee4, ecobee is back with their latest thermostat and is dropping the numbering scheme. The new ecobee SmartThermostat is an upgraded smart home thermostat that takes aim at the premium market with speed, better design, improved audio, and much more.

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Review: 2019 15-inch eight-core MacBook Pro - Refinement before redesign

06/02/2019, 07:06 pm

Apple's new flagship eight-core 15-inch MacBook Pro may not have a flashy new exterior, but it is a high-performing machine that is finally everything Apple envisioned for this design.

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