August Smart Lock is ready for your wrist with brand new Apple Watch app

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 3, 2015

The popular Smart Lock accessory by August now makes it easy to lock and unlock your door right from your wrist with a brand new Apple Watch app, announced Monday.

Available as a free update to the existing iPhone application, the WatchKit component provides an Apple Watch app and a glance which can be used to operate your August Smart Lock and view its logs, view your most recent activity, receive instant notifications and more. Read More

 

Protect your iPhone 6 the ultrathin way with Caudabe’s Veil

By Lory Gil on Aug 2, 2015

Some people take such good care of their mobile devices that, for the most part, they don’t really need any protection. Those people tend to prefer their iPhone 6 to be completely uncovered to show off Apple’s beautiful design.

But, there is always the slightest chance that the soft aluminum of the iPhone 6 could be exposed to minor scuffs and scratches, providing a need for the thinnest of protection. The Veil fits into this ultra thin market with its ultra thinnest design. Read More

 

Mpow 3 in 1 Clip-On is a low-priced iPhone photographer’s tool kit

By Lory Gil on Aug 1, 2015

If you fancy yourself an iPhone photographer, you’ve probably got an arsenal of apps to make your images stand out. You can add even more dimensions to your raw photos using special smartphone lenses.

Mpow’s 3 in 1 Clip-On lens kit features three styles of mobile lenses and a specially designed clip that keeps your screen clear and works with a variety of devices with or without a case. Read More

 

This smartphone adapter mount lets you use any tripod you want

By Lory Gil on Jul 31, 2015

Photography hobbyist and professionals alike have their favorite tripod for taking steady shots. Even the most amateur iPhone photographer might enjoy a selfie stick every once in a while. Why limit yourself to just one tripod?

DaVoice makes a basic smartphone tripod adapter mount that stretches wide enough to be used with such devices as the iPhone 6 Plus, and is universally adaptable to both mini stands and standard tripods. Read More

 

Take your iPad Air 2 on extreme outings with the Unicorn Beetle PRO case

By Lory Gil on Jul 30, 2015

If you are an outdoor traveler, sports enthusiast, or just like to roughhouse with your iPad Air 2, you should probably give it a fighting chance with a rugged case to protect it from the inevitable drops, scrapes, and dirt.

The Unicorn Beetle Pro is a durable dual-layer case with a built in screen protector and shock-absorbing bumper to ensure that your iPad Air 2 is as safe as can be on those crazy adventures. Read More

 

Yoobao’s Executive Smart Cover for iPad Air 2 has an elegant look

By Lory Gil on Jul 29, 2015

When stepping out with your iPad Air 2, you may want to go natural and show off the beautiful design that Apple is known for. Or, you may want to protect your investment while still keeping a classy look.

Yoobao makes a genuine leather Executive Smart Cover for the iPad Air 2 that protects and looks good. Its thin design and soft leather look will make you feel like a CEO, even if you are a barista. Read More

 

Motorola’s new wireless headphones come with an iOS app and Find My iPhone-like functionality

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 28, 2015

Motorola held ‘A Better Mobile Relationship’ press event this morning to announce some new hardware, including the third-generation Moto G handset, a second Moto X called the Moto X Play and its brand new flagship, the Moto X Style.

In addition to the new smartphones, the handset maker has released a pair of new wireless headphones: the $59.99 Moto pulse on-ear headphones and the $69.99 Moto surround in-ear earbuds.

Both are Bluetooth 4.1-compatible and use Motorola’ companion iOS app called Motorola Connect for battery management, easy pairing, Find My iPhone-like functionality and other perks. Read More

 

Capture super-smooth video on your iPhone with the iStabilizer Dolly

By iDB Deals on Jul 28, 2015

Embrace your inner Spielberg and transform your mobile into a pro quality video camera with the iStabilizer Dolly. With this awesome add-on you’ll be able to take smooth, professional style tracking shots on any surface, creating video that’s perfect for the big screen. It’s a big budget accessory at the low budget price of $38.99, saving 34%.

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Bose SoundDock Series III is a rich sound system for your entertainment center

By Lory Gil on Jul 27, 2015

When you are sitting around, drinking coffee, listening to music in your living room after a long day at work, the last thing you want is to not be able to hear your music because the kids are playing too loud or the dog won’t stop barking. You need a good sound system.

If you really want to fill a room with sound, The Bose SoundDock Series III is exactly what you need to project your iPhone 6’s audio throughout the house. Although it is loud enough to act as your main sound system, it is small enough to sit on top of your Blu-Ray player without taking up very much space Read More

 

Tronfy TP-50 is a decent portable projector under $90

By Lory Gil on Jul 25, 2015

Pico projectors are hot commodity these days. They are also expensive. However, there are ways to get a decent picture in dark environments for less than $100 if you don’t need a lot of high tech specs.

The Tronfy TP-50 mini projector is capable of projecting whatever is showing on your iPhone screen onto a wall, white screen, or even sheet and you won’t have to break the bank to get one. Read More

 

The UE Boom Bluetooth speaker offers 360 degrees of immersive sound

By Lory Gil on Jul 24, 2015

Apple’s new streaming service is a big hit. While it may still need some polishing, it is an excellent music player that houses an immense collection of tunes for you to listen to both on and off line. Now, you just need something to play music through that is better than the iPhone 6’s tiny speakers.

If you are looking for a little more power than just a personal, portable speaker, the UE Boom is the best in its class. It is small enough to fit in your drink holder, rugged enough to take camping, and powerful enough to be heard in a room full of partiers. Read More

 

Apple pulls Nest products from its website and retail stores

By Cody Lee on Jul 23, 2015

Apple has stopped selling the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect smoke alarm online and in its retail stores, reports Mashable. A search for the products on Apple’s website now redirects customers to HomeKit-compatible devices.

The move comes a month after Apple debuted HomeKit, a platform that aims to streamline communication between iOS devices and smart home accessories. Among the compatible products available at launch was the ecobee3 thermostat. Read More

 

Apple to allow third-party Apple Watch accessories that integrate inductive charging pads

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 23, 2015

Apple has changed the terms of its ‘Made for Apple Watch’ licensing program to allow accessory makers to integrate charging pads directly into third-party docks and stands for the Apple Watch, 9to5Mac reported Thursday.

Currently, makers of Apple Watch stands and docks are prohibited from providing Apple Watch charging pads so, for example, stands like Twelve South’s HiRise for Apple Watch typically have an opening into which users themselves must insert the charging pad that came with their Apple Watch. Read More

 

The JAM Classic provides better audio playback at a low price

By Lory Gil on Jul 23, 2015

There are some situations in which one may want to listen to Apple Music using more than just the iPhone 6 speakers, but don’t need a big sound and don’t want to take up too much space.

The JAM Classic is the perfect portable Bluetooth speaker for listening to tunes in the office, at the beach, or while studying for finals in the dorm. Think of it as a personal sound system. Read More

 

EleckeyTM is a rapid car charger for multiple devices at once

By Lory Gil on Jul 18, 2015

How many times have you been out and about with friends or family when more than one person announces that they need to charge their iPhone while you are making a trip from one place to another? Probably a lot. I know it happens to me all of the time.

The EleckeyTM car charger will help get you through those tough times with two smart USB ports so you can charge multiple devices at the same time. If you have two power outlet sockets in your car, you can grab an extra Eleckey for quad charging fun. Read More

 

Be ready for anything with this five MFi certified Lightning cables pack

By Lory Gil on Jul 17, 2015

I used to have about a half-dozen extra iPhone charging cables lying around. I own about that many iOS devices. But, those were for the 30-pin ports. When the Lightning cable was introduced, my supply dropped to only two.

iXCC has a low-price five-pack of MFi certified Lightning cables in varying sizes. So, you can keep one in the car, one in the bedroom, one in your travel bag. Well, you get the point. Read More

 

iClever is a dual charger smart enough to know which device it is charging

By Lory Gil on Jul 16, 2015

I’ve got so many wall chargers in my box of gadget accessories that I don’t even know which ones originally came with which device. Some of them are not powerful enough to keep up with my iPad Air. If I accidentally grab the wrong one, I’m stuck with a trickle charge that won’t even bring me back up to full overnight.

The iClever charger uses smartID technology to identify your device and provide it with the correct amount of juice. With two USB ports, you can charge multiple devices at once without having to fight over who gets the wall socket first. Read More

 

Logitech announces three new ‘Logi BLOK’ protective cases for iPads

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 15, 2015

Accessory maker Logitech on Wednesday introduced the world to its all-new family of protective case, shell and keyboard cases for Apple’s iPad. Called Logi BLOK, the latest accessories offer protection from drops up to six feet high and onto surfaces as hard as concrete. The lineup is comprised of the Logi BLOK Protective Shell, the Logi BLOK Protective Case and the Logi BLOK Protective Keyboard Case.

After announcing a new branding strategy earlier this month, today marks first Logitech products to have been released under the new Logi brand. All three accessories will be available for purchase in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and across select European markets in August. Read More

 

Elivebuy leather wallet folio charges your iPhone 6 while protecting in style

By Lory Gil on Jul 15, 2015

Depending on your personal style, you might want a rugged, classy, or flashy case for your iPhone 6. If you want a nice leather case, but also want the benefit of an external battery, then Elivebuy can help.

The leather wallet folio by Elivebuy features an Apple MFi certified 3400mAh power block that will recharge your battery to full so you can use it twice as long as without. Plus, the case is stylish on the outside and useful on the inside with credit card slots. Read More

 

Review: Twelve South HiRise for Apple Watch—an unassuming charging dock and a great stand

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 11, 2015

Apple Watch stands are multiplying like rabbits and getting more useful. Today, I get to tell you all about the HiRise for Apple Watch.

This is one of the first stands for Apple’s wearable device and the very first watch stand from Twelve South, a company based in Charleston, South Carolina which has been designing premium accessories exclusively for use with Apple devices.

Like their popular HiRise stand for iPhone and iPad, the Apple Watch edition helps protect your device while it’s charging. And like other Twelve South products, it looks gorgeous and was designed to support all Apple Watch sizes, models and bands.

But is it worth your attention? Read on for all the details. Read More

 
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