By Cody Lee on Oct 9, 2015
Folks in the market for an iPhone lens accessory should consider adding the Imvio Camera Lens Kit to their list of prospects. The kit includes an iPhone case, a Fisheye and Wide Angle lens, a protective carrying case, and it’s available for every late-model iPhone starting with the 5s.
I’ve been using Imvio lenses on my iPhone 6s for the past week, and I have to say that overall, it’s a solid product. The case fits well and the lenses attach and detach easily. It’s not perfect though, and I did find a few things I didn’t like during my testing. Read on for my full review. Read More
By Lory Gil on Oct 9, 2015
If you are in the cup holder mount camp (versus the vent mount or dash mount), you might have a problem with how low your iPhone 6s sits in your car’s console. Most car cup holders are positioned in the center console at arms length, which is great for grabbing your soda, but not so great when you are trying to see which street to turn on next.
Cellet makes a Universal Cup Holder Mount with a rotating arm that is 10 inches tall. So, even if your cup holder is too far away, your iPhone 6s doesn’t have to be. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 7, 2015
Apple-owned Beats by Dr. Dre today announced its very first wireless speaker since joining the Cupertino firm in May 2014 deal valued at more than $3 billion.
The new Pill+ is Bluetooth-enabled, lighter than its predecessor and comes with a twelve-hour battery that can be used to charge your devices through the USB and USB-C ports found on the back.
The Pill+ is slightly larger than the original Pill speaker and uses the stereo active 2-way crossover system to create an optimized sound field. Read More
By Lory Gil on Oct 6, 2015
I think we’ve all been in that situation where two, or sometimes three people in the same car are all vying for use with the one charging port in a car. You either have to Ro-Sham-Bo or pull the “its my car” card to get first dibs on charging.
VicTsing makes a multi port car charger with a mount that solves the problem of too many devices and not enough chargers. There are two USB ports extending from one branch, plus an additional DC cigarette lighter port on a second branch, so you could connect an additional car charger at the same time. Read More
By Lory Gil on Oct 5, 2015
There are dozens of rugged cases on the market with a vast array of features and options. However, we recently came across one that has a few unique additions that will make you the life of the party.
ZVE makes a rugged case for the iPhone 6s that has a bottle opener and cigarette lighter built into the backside. Yes, a cigarette lighter! What we wonder is, how do you get the lighter fluid inside without dribbling it all over the iPhone? Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 3, 2015
Earlier this week, Lory told you about the CM4 Q Card Case, a hard plastic case that doubles as a wallet. I’ve been trying out the Limited Edition leather version of the Q over the past few days, so I wanted to offer up some insight on the accessory for those considering buying it.
Evaluating an iPhone case essentially boils down to answering two simple questions: does it look good? And is it functional? If the answer to both is yes, the case is usually a winner. If both answers are no, then it’s usually not. If the answer to one question is yes and the other is no, you just have to decide which is more important to you. And that seems like a good place to start this review. Read More
By Lory Gil on Oct 2, 2015
Now that the days are getting shorter, your morning run (or evening jog) might take place while the streetlights are still on. You could carry a flashlight, or wear a headlamp, or you could let your iPhone keep you safe.
The SuperCase armband holds your iPhone 6s securely on you arm while providing a bit of nighttime protection in the form of a reflective strip to make drivers aware of your position. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 1, 2015
In addition to Spigen’s GLAS.tR SLIM screen protector, I’ve been using its Slim Armor Volt wireless charging case for my iPhone 6s Plus. Spigen sent me a care package filled with a boatload of cases, and this one was by far the most intriguing to me.
There are a good number of Android phones that feature wireless charging capabilities out of the box, but there has never been such a feature for the iPhone. Instead, iOS users will need to opt for some sort of third-party wireless charging case solution, and the Spigen Slim Armor Volt fits the bill.
How well does it work? Watch our full video review and see for yourself. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 1, 2015
Accessory maker Logitech is entering the home security and automation market with a new portable camera designed for home monitoring. They’re calling it the Logi Circle and it’s both portable and rechargeable.
But don’t let its friendly appearance and small footprint fool you, the Circle is no toy. This device packs in advanced features such as 2-way audio and real-time streaming of high-definition video via a companion smartphone app, Smart Filtering technology that automatically marks events you might want to take a closer look at, a 30-second video review of the past 24 hours and more. Read More
By Lory Gil on Sep 30, 2015
There is nothing worse than spending the day out with the family, only to realize as the evening approaches that your iPhone 6s is running out of juice. You could risk getting a time-lapse of the sunset, but that might mean you won’t be able to get directions back to the hotel. What will you do?
With Spyder’s PowerShadow case, you won’t have to choose one or the other. The ultra slim case gives you 120 percent of your iPhone 6s’ battery life back while protecting from drops. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 29, 2015
Among the first question that popped up once 3D Touch was officially revealed was this: how well will 3D Touch work with screen protectors on the iPhone 6s? Fortunately, the answer to that question came around fairly quickly, but there’s nothing like trying it out for yourself.
The folks at Spigen sent over a few new accessories, and over the last few days, I’ve been putting its GLAS.tR SLIM tempered glass screen protector to the test. In the following video, I’ll show you the results of my testing. Read More
By Lory Gil on Sep 29, 2015
The one thing I detest about streaming music from my iPhone is the subpar audio playback. I come from the record player generation, when people listened to music on vinyl, of which I still have many hundreds. Digital music just sounds flat when played through most portable speakers.
The best way to fix the problem with tinny, flat audio is to invest thousands of dollars in speakers that will play your music the way it is meant to be heard. However, many of us already have a kickass stereo system and aren’t looking to buy a new one.
That’s where Mass Fidelity’s Relay comes in. It is a Bluetooth connected digital-analog converter (DAC) that connects to your existing speaker system for transmitting digital music to an analog stereo. That means, even if your stereo is 40 years old, as long as you can connect traditional RCA cables to it, you can stream music from your iPhone. We’ve got a hands-on review of the Relay for you today. Read More
By Lory Gil on Sep 28, 2015
I hate carrying a bunch of stuff around with me wherever I go. I try to pair down to the minimum, which means a couple of cards, some cash, my iPhone, and maybe some Chapstick (oh, and candy… always gotta have candy). To me, a wallet is a bulky, unnecessary addition that I don’t want to deal with.
CM4’s Q Card Case for iPhone 6s is perfect for holding your cards and cash so you don’t need a wallet. It’s ultra thin (as wallet cases go), so you’re still ahead when it comes to stuffing your pockets. Now you can have more room for candy. Read More
By Lory Gil on Sep 25, 2015
Apple may have finally designed a keyboard case, but it currently only fits the iPad Pro. Don’t worry. There are plenty of stylish keyboard cases that will make your iPad Air 2 work for you.
Zagg’s Folio case has a backlit keyboard and a durable cover to secure your device. Thanks to its hinge design, you can position our iPad Air 2 in a variety of viewing positions. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Sep 24, 2015
The Apple Watch offers great convenience as it gives you access to messages, phone calls, music controls, maps, and more, directly from your wrist, making your life that much easier in everything you do. If raising your wrist to look at your Apple Watch is a simple gesture, sometimes it can be a dangerous or distracting one, such as when you’re driving or riding a motorcycle for instance. Enters the Satechi Apple Watch Mount. Read More
By Lory Gil on Sep 24, 2015
If you tend to type a lot on your iPhone 6, and not just texting your buddies for dinner plans, then you could probably use an external keyboard to help speed things up.
Fosmon makes a portable mini keyboard that is about as small as an iPhone 6 and comes with a trackpad and arrow keys. While the track pad is only useful for non-iOS products, the arrow keys provide a movable cursor while you type. Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 23, 2015
Pebble on Wednesday announced a new addition to its smartwatch lineup called the Pebble Time Round. As the name suggests, the device sports a round face, and the company is billing it as “the world’s lightest and thinnest smartwatch.”
At 7.5mm thin, with a weight of just 28 grams, this may very well be true, but the size reduction comes at a steep cost: battery life. While Pebble watches are typically known for near-week-long battery life, the Round only lasts about 2 days. Read More
By Lory Gil on Sep 22, 2015
Sure, you can plug your iPhone into any old USB adapter and throw it on the table (or couch arm or floor) and it won’t matter what position it is in while charging. But, if you want your iPhone on display while it charges, you’ll want to look into a dock.
Belkin makes a minimalist style charging dock that takes up very little space on your desktop while it provides the juice you need to get your battery to 100 percent. Read More
By Lory Gil on Sep 21, 2015
The iPhone 6 screen has a certain smoothness that is hard to replicate and is easily ruined by a basic screen protector. However, some of us are more worried about diminishing the resale value of our iPhones with scratches. So, a screen protector is a must-have for us.
JETech makes a tempered glass screen protector for the iPhone 6 that offers protection from scratches and is smooth like the iPhone 6’s screen for a more natural feel. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 17, 2015
No need to fret over whether or not your ‘Made for iPhone’ screen protector will work with the new iPhone 6s because covering its display with a protective film won’t cause issues with 3D Touch.
As confirmed by Apple, screen protectors which follow the company’s guidelines will continue to work with the 3D Touch pressure-sensing feature that the new phones come equipped with. Read More