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Topic: Review

Review: Shinola Canfield headphones have exceptional looks, but audio left us wanting more

05/25/2018, 11:05 am

Although Shinola is primarily seen as a lifestyle brand, its Canfield on-ear headphones are one of the latest product lines to join their established watches, bikes, and accessories, and AppleInsider tries them out.

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HomeKit Insider #002: How to troubleshoot Bluetooth accessories with HomeScan

05/21/2018, 11:05 am

Nailing down issues with HomeKit gear can be very difficult without the right tools. AppleInsider tales a look at a way to troubleshoot problems with Bluetooth accessories.

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Review: Logi Circle 2 is the best HomeKit camera, but Apple's support is lacking

05/20/2018, 04:05 pm

We've spent a few months with Logitech's flagship smart home security camera that gained support for HomeKit just last fall. After extensive usage, we have the verdict on one of the most popular HomeKit cams yet.

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Review: Linksys Velop dual-band routers are an affordable mesh networking solution

05/13/2018, 06:05 pm

Mesh routers are the new hot trend in wireless networking, though they tend to be expensive. We took the new budget-friendly Linksys Velop dual-band whole home Wi-Fi system for a test to see how it performed, and compared it to the popular tri-band version.

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Hands On: WeatherKit for iPhone and iPad is a beautiful forecasting app for everyone

05/12/2018, 04:05 pm

There is no shortage of weather apps on the App Store -- we don't want to count how many we've tried. There are great ones, and WeatherKit is among them.

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Flitter is a beautiful Twitter client for iPhone that needs a few more features

05/11/2018, 10:05 pm

Flitter is a new minimalist Twitter client for iPhone that offers an alternative to Twitter's standalone app, but does it bring enough to the table to unseat leading third-party titles Twitterrific and Tweetbot

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Review: Rating RAVPower's wireless iPhone charger lineup

05/09/2018, 05:05 pm

When the iPhone X and iPhone 8 gained faster 7.5W charging with iOS 11.2, RAVpower was one of three brands to offer compatible high-power solutions. With a slew of third-party accessory makers now marketing compelling options, we examine whether RAVPower's latest chargers deserve a spot on your desk or nightstand.

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Review: Nomad's leather Apple Watch straps make a bold statement

05/07/2018, 03:05 pm

Nomad, using their standard blend of high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship, has released several Apple Watch bands. Of them, their leather straps are the most lust-worthy and notable, and AppleInsider has been wearing them for a while now.

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Roundup: Headphone mounts and stands from Twelve South, ElevationLab and Satechi help organize your desk

04/30/2018, 03:04 pm

AppleInsider takes a look at a trio of vastly different headphone stands/mounts to help keep your desk more organized.

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Review: Native Union Eclipse provides USB-A and USB-C charging with stylish cable storage

04/29/2018, 07:04 pm

Native Union aims to solve your cable clutter with a futuristic motorized charging station. AppleInsider took it for a spin to see if it really was the answer to all our charging problems.

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Review: Nomad wireless travel stand is our favorite portable charger, but it could do more

04/28/2018, 05:04 pm

Nomad's wireless travel charger for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X bucks the trend of many popular chargers, opting for a rounded-rectangular design that transforms from a charging pad, to a vertical charging stand -- and we've been using it for a while.

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Review: The Button by Fibaro makes a HomeKit setup more accessible to all

04/27/2018, 01:04 pm

The Button from Fibaro has finally gained much needed HomeKit support. While not as powerful as its Z-Wave brethren, it is still an awesome way to control your smart home.

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Review: Blue Raspberry gives good recording quality to Mac and iPhone users on the go

04/26/2018, 02:04 pm

Blue's Raspberry microphone is the ultimate portable mic that works not just with your Mac or PC, but your iPhone and iPad as well -- but isn't the best choice for an arm-mount or for the less mobile.

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Libratone TRACK+ wireless headphones pair svelte design and adaptive noise canceling with premium audio

04/25/2018, 07:04 pm

Libratone TRACK+ wireless headphones make a bold statement with a smooth, modern design and an audio profile to match, with an adaptive noise cancellation feature so good, that makes it hard to live without.

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Review: ONE Smart Keyboard Pro uses a Lightning cable and iPad integration to unlock its full potential

04/23/2018, 03:04 pm

The ONE Smart Keyboard Pro unlocks incredible possibilities by integrating with the iPad you already own, and AppleInsider has been using one for a while.

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Libratone Zipp: Can this AirPlay speaker best Apple's HomePod?

04/19/2018, 05:04 pm

Libratone's Zipp speaker is a customizable and powerful speaker that is sure to liven up any room whether at home or on the go. Its surprising list of features, not to mention inputs, makes it one of the best speakers you can add to your home.

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Review: ElevationLab CordDock is unlike any other iPhone dock

04/15/2018, 05:04 pm

Smartphone docks have been around since well before the original iPhone launched in 2007, but Apple's handset helped turn the accessory category into one of the largest for third-party manufacturers. AppleInsider has been using the CordDock for a few weeks now, and it stands out from most we've tested before.

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WeMo Bridge adds HomeKit & Siri support to your Belkin smart home accessories

04/05/2018, 05:04 pm

Belkin's popular line of WeMo smart home products was recently brought into the HomeKit fold with the release of the new Smart Bridge, a simple device that lets you control your existing WeMo devices via the Home app and Siri.

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Review: Anker's new PowerWave Wireless Chargers power your iPhone X & iPhone 8 at 7.5W

03/15/2018, 04:03 pm

The new PowerWave 7.5 Charging Pad and Charging Stand are the first from Anker to support 7.5W, allowing for quicker charge times that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are capable of now.

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Review: May the force be with you when flying Propel's Star Wars battle drones

02/25/2018, 12:02 am

The battle is on as Propel's XT-65 X-Wing and Tie Advanced X1 take to the skies in our hands-on review of the iPhone-connected drones.

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