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Review: Nomad Active Strap finally makes leather waterproof

12/06/2019, 11:12 am

Nomad's latest Apple Watch accessory is an updated strap, crafted from all-natural leather, yet remains entirely water-resistant. Let's check it out.

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Hands on with 60 of the best iPhone 11 cases

12/05/2019, 01:12 pm

Whether you just picked up a new iPhone 11, received one as a gift, or are gifting one to someone else, the first go-to accessory is a new case. AppleInsider has tracked down and tested over 60 cases to recommend to you..

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Review: Linksys Velop Wi-Fi 6 mesh router provides the best speeds for your iPhone 11

12/04/2019, 02:12 pm

Linksys Velop mesh routers have been a fan-favorite, and now they've been updated with a new version that supports the latest Wi-Fi 6. We check out the new Linksys MX10 Velop AX routers to see if jumping on the Wi-Fi 6 bandwagon makes sense.

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Review: Apple's iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case caters to shutterbugs

11/25/2019, 03:11 pm

Apple has dropped its annual update to the Smart Battery Case to support the latest crop of iPhones, but this time it wasn't just the camera cutout that changed -- Apple also integrated a hardware shutter button.

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Review: Hue Smart Plug is another capable HomeKit-enabled outlet

11/22/2019, 01:11 pm

The Hue Smart Plug is an expansion of the Hue lineup from smart bulbs into controlling lamps, one that brings the HomeKit-compatible range closer to becoming a whole smart home solution.

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Review: Polk Command Bar is basically the Amazon Echo soundbar

11/22/2019, 09:11 am

Polk's Command Bar is the embodiment of Amazon Alexa in front of your TV. With useful features such as a compartment for a Fire TV stick paired with good sound, the Command Bar is a solid option for Alexa users.

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16-inch MacBook Pro review: The keyboard is probably enough to convince those waiting

11/18/2019, 07:11 pm

Welcome to the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. While it looks quite familiar, Apple's new flagship laptop moves the needle forward in a big way. We've spent the last several days taking the new Pro for a spin and can say that Apple has dutifully listened to users' feedback this time around. Let's talk about it.

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Review: Master & Dynamic MH40 wireless reissue -- back to what started it all

11/12/2019, 08:11 am

New York audio firm Master & Dynamic is celebrating its fifth anniversary by updating and re-releasing its very first headphones, the famous MH40. Here's what was special about them then, what's been added now -- and whether you should buy the new ones.

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Hands on: Linksys Aware is a useful software feature for the Velop router

11/11/2019, 03:11 pm

The Linksys Velop line has been a go-to mesh router recommendation, but recently it has become even more useful with the addition of Linksys Aware, an add-on security service that allows your routers to monitor for motion in your home.

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Review: Seagate Backup Plus Portable isn't fancy, but will get the job done

11/10/2019, 09:11 am

As we move into an area with higher resolution photos and 4K video, storage is more important than ever. We check out the 2019 Seagate Backup Plus Portable external HDD to see if it is up to everyday tasking in the home or office.

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Review: Incase metallic AirPods case adds protection without adding bulk

11/09/2019, 04:11 pm

Throwing a case on a set of AirPods doesn't just add protection, but also some style to differentiate them. Incase's new metallic case is well thought out with a great look in a protective shell.

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Review: BentoStack PowerHub combines a Qi battery, USB-C hub, & storage

11/08/2019, 02:11 pm

Function101's BentoStack PowerHub attempts to be a one-stop shop for portable power, docking, and storage needs, but while it has its limitations, the stackable system still shows considerable promise for those who work on the go.

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Review: Canary View is a well-designed smart home camera that screams for HomeKit

11/07/2019, 06:11 pm

With an attractive, modern design and some great AI smarts, the Canary View is a fantastic and affordable security camera that unfortunately lacks support for Apple's HomeKit.

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AirPods Pro review: you don't need to be an AirPods power-user to appreciate them

11/07/2019, 12:11 pm

With active noise cancellation and other new features, Apple's new AirPods Pro does its best to embody the "pro" monicker affixed to the well-known name.

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Review: Apple's Beats Solo Pro are the best Beats yet

11/06/2019, 12:11 pm

Apple has continued to refine the Beats brand with new designs and features. Beats Solo Pro is the latest incarnation of that effort, and does a great job pushing the popular brand forward.

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iPhone 11 Pro versus Pixel 4 - comparing the best smartphone cameras

11/04/2019, 03:11 pm

Both the iPhone 11 Pro and Pixel 4 have some great cameras packed in -- but which has the best smartphone camera of 2019? We pit them against one another to find out.

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Review: The new CalDigit Tuff Nano is a tiny beast of an SSD

10/31/2019, 06:10 pm

Accessory maker CalDigit is out with their latest -- and smallest -- storage option yet. The Tuff Nano is a rugged, portable SSD that fits a variety of applications.

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Review: Noah & Grey wood, steel, & leather wireless chargers

10/27/2019, 07:10 pm

A premium smartphone like the iPhone 11 Pro warrants a high-class and durable wireless charger to match. The hand-constructed Noah and Grey wireless charger's wood and steel construction seems to fit the bill quite nicely.

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Review: Jabra Elite 85h ANC headphones pack serious smarts

10/27/2019, 09:10 am

The Jabra Elite 85h ANC headphones are subtly designed and hide some seriously smart features, such as automatically pausing playback when removed, as well as having a dedicated button to call for a digital assistant.

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Review: Elago AW3 is a great AirPods case for retro Mac lovers

10/26/2019, 12:10 pm

If you want to not only protect your AirPods but to also transform them into a quirky 1984 Macintosh, then the Elago AW3 is your new best friend.

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