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Topic: Review

Review: Sonicare DiamondClean Smart uses your iPhone and Bluetooth to perfect the electric toothbrush

08/19/2018, 01:08 pm

Philips Sonicare has taken an oft-parodied feature -- Bluetooth -- and baked it into their popular electric toothbrush. To our surprise, it actually added a wealth of features and greatly improved an already fantastic product.

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Hands on: Can the Wyrex Qi charger beat out Apple's AirPower?

08/17/2018, 12:08 pm

Since AirPower still hasn't seen the light of day, other companies are flooding to market hoping to overtake Apple's charger in design and ability. Is the newly launched Wyrex charger up to the task?

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Review: Hue Lily multi-color spotlights bring HomeKit to the outdoors

08/13/2018, 12:08 pm

Hue has become the most popular indoor smart light, and now they have evolved to tackle the outdoors as well. Hue Lily is one of many new outdoor bulbs and fixtures from Signify, marking the first official outdoor HomeKit lights.

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Review: Awair and your iPhone help you understand what's in the air you breathe

08/05/2018, 03:08 pm

The air quality within your home can affect many aspects of your health, which is why it is important to understand the quality of what you breathe. Awair aims to do just that while looking striking in the process.

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Hands on: If you ever wanted a giant leather mousepad, Nomad's got just the thing

08/02/2018, 09:08 am

This oversized mousepad and working surface from Nomad is crafted from genuine Horween leather to complement any workspace -- and AppleInsider has one.

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Review: The 2018 MacBook Pro with i9 processor is the fastest laptop Apple has ever made, but it could be better

07/29/2018, 11:07 am

The i9 MacBook Pro is a feat of engineering and design that Apple has carried forward for the last three models, but choices made at the inception of the line are echoing forward to today, cutting back a very little bit on what the computer could be.

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Review: The 2018 i7 15-inch MacBook Pro is much more than a spec bump

07/28/2018, 10:07 am

Looking at the outside of the computer, it is very easy to think that the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Core i7 processor is unchanged from last year's model. However, there are a surprising amount of improvements beyond just a new and powerful processor that Apple users have been looking for.

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2018 13-inch MacBook Pro review: Apple's lofty promises are finally realized

07/27/2018, 11:07 am

The true realization of Apple's ultra-thin, ultra-powerful professional-grade notebook has finally arrived, elevated to greatness by the maturation of USB-C, the fixing of a flawed keyboard, and the polish of an increasingly versatile macOS platform.

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Review: Ecovacs Ozmo 601 is an iPhone-controlled robo vac that can also mop

07/15/2018, 08:07 pm

Robotic vacuums have grown increasingly capable over the years. We recently put one of Ecovacs' newest to the test that is capable of not only sweeping up debris on solid floors and carpets, but mopping as well.

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Apple's new leather MacBook Sleeve is finely crafted and high quality -- but at a cost

07/14/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple's leather sleeves must be solid performers, even with their questionable price. Apple has continued to add leather accessories to their growing lineup of cases and covers after starting out with those for the iPhone, and AppleInsider has the latest addition.

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Review: Belkin's trio of new wireless chargers target iPhone users

07/09/2018, 05:07 pm

When Apple debuted the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X last September, the company also announced partnerships with both Belkin and Mophie on a pair of wireless chargers. Just under a year later, much has changed. The market has become increasingly saturated with countless wireless products from competitors, but Belkin is looking to set itself apart from the crowd with its latest offerings.

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Review: Marshall multi-room speakers sound great, but lack AirPlay 2

07/02/2018, 03:07 pm

AppleInsider checks out Marshall's Stanmore and Action multi-room speakers to test out if they are solid options for the wireless speaker fan, even if they only support only the original AirPlay.

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Review: Olloclip for iPhone X -- the best budget lens system

06/30/2018, 12:06 pm

Olloclip released an updated version of their popular mobile lenses, tailor-made for the iPhone X. Included is a wide angle lens, a fisheye lens, and a macro lens -- and we've been testing it out for a few weeks.

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Nanoleaf Remote is a HomeKit remote control that gets people talking

06/22/2018, 09:06 am

Nanoleaf Remote is a twelve-sided controller that lights up and vibrates as you control your HomeKit accessories, like adjusting the lightscape on your Aurora LED panels or locking your doors. AppleInsider has had it for a while -- is it worth adding to your HomeKit suite of accessories?

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Hands on with the Elgato Eve Aqua HomeKit-equipped smart watering system

06/21/2018, 11:06 am

The newly released Eve Aqua is a HomeKit equipped smart water controller that tries to make lawn and garden maintenance easy with scheduling, remote control, and even Siri support. AppleInsider has spent a few days testing it out during the latest heat wave.

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Nomad's upgraded Battery Cable simplifies on-the-go iPhone charging

06/12/2018, 03:06 am

Nomad's popular Battery Cable, which integrates a battery pack into a Lightning-enabled charging cable, has received a significant upgrade, with the second-generation version enhanced by a more robust exterior, higher capacity battery and other changes.

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Review: HomeKit compatible First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound smoke detector more than it appears

06/10/2018, 03:06 pm

By acting as a pair of safety sensors, a speaker, a HomeKit device, an Alexa smart assistant, and soon an AirPlay 2 speaker, First Alert's Onelink Safe & Sound wants to be a welcome addition to any home. AppleInsider checks it out.

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Apple Music takes on YouTube Music in our in-depth comparison

05/31/2018, 01:05 pm

Google's YouTube Music is aiming to take on Apple Music with mobile and desktop applications. Both apps have their strong suits, but which one is best for you?

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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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