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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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Review: 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro -- ultimate refinement without revolution

06/01/2019, 11:06 am

Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro is here and with it comes another iterative spec bump. This year it is further about refinement, improving not only the performance of the machine but the reliability of the keyboard. AppleInsider has spent the last couple weeks with the new machine to see how refined Apple's changes ultimately are.

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Review: AirUnleashed is a great wireless charger, but isn't an AirPower substitute

05/31/2019, 02:05 pm

AirUnleashed is yet another attempt to mimic Apple's ill-fated AirPower charging mat. While it excels in its own right, it still doesn't live up to the potential that Apple saw in AirPower.

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Review: Powerbeats Pro are solid luxury headphones but aren't without issues

05/30/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple's Powerbeats Pro deliver on almost every feature we wanted to see from AirPods -- better audio, better sound isolation, more secure fit, and longer battery. But does that make them our new go-to headphones?

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Review: The Caseta Fan Speed Control is the best way to integrate your fan with HomeKit -- for now

05/29/2019, 11:05 am

The Lutron HomeKit-enabled fan controller makes it easy for anyone to control a ceiling fan from the wall, with their phone, or with their voice. But, it isn't perfect.

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Review: The Zendure Passport GO is the most capable world travel adapter yet

05/29/2019, 10:05 am

The Passport GO is a new world charger that offers up a auto-resetting fuse, 30W USB-C, and is the first with Gallium Nitride technology.

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Review: Twelve South revamped BookBook case for 2018 iPad Pro

05/28/2019, 10:05 am

Twelve South has just released an updated V2 of their popular BookBook accessories for the latest iPad Pros -- and we've had one cradling our iPad Pro for a while now.

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All of the essential gear fit for your next vacation

05/27/2019, 04:05 pm

As you head out on your summer vacation -- or any vacation -- make sure you are prepared. Here is the actual gear that we pack up and take with us whenever we hit the road (or air).

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These are the best cases for 2018 iPad Pros

05/20/2019, 01:05 pm

These are the best cases for the 2018 lineup of iPad Pros running the gamut from ultra-protective, thin and minimalist, to those that integrated keyboards.

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Here is the best tech gear for the warm, summer months

05/15/2019, 11:05 am

The warmer months are setting upon us and everyone is inching out of their homes into sunny weather. It doesn't matter if you are going on a trip or just to the park, this collection of our favorite tech gear is perfect for the great outdoors and warm, summer weather.

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Review: Libratone Zipp 2 and Zipp Mini 2 are our favorite multi-purpose AirPlay 2 speakers

05/10/2019, 02:05 pm

Libratone is back with a fresh update to its line of sleek wireless speakers, the Zipp 2 and Zipp Mini 2, which boast upgraded internals, longer battery life and AirPlay 2 integration.

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Review: Zagg Slim Book Go for iPad Pro adopts a detachable Bluetooth keyboard

05/07/2019, 03:05 pm

The Zagg Slim Book Go is a detachable Bluetooth keyboard for iPad Pro with backlit keys and a function row that can top Apple's own offering.

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