Accessories

Review: Twelve South HoverBar Duo – Adjustable iPad Stand

iPad stands are a dime a dozen. A single search on Amazon will offer you hundreds of choices, from the minimalist to the whimsical. However, most of the stands on the market are unimpressive. Nothing truly distinguishes one stand from the other. They’re essentially variations of one another — a mere “copy-and-paste”. Twelve South’s HoverBar Duo, on the other hand, is a cut above the rest. Boasting high-quality construction, Twelve South’s iPad stand offers two-in-one versatility that makes it a must-have accessory for every Apple user. Use this stand...

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Review: Nimble Apollo & Apollo Duo Fast Charger

In a world where it feels increasingly difficult to make purchases with our environment in mind, we can use more companies like Nimble. Nimble is a company that puts our Earth first from very early on in their design process and it really shows in not only their products, but also the packaging for their products. The first thing that you notice when receiving your Nimble Apollo Charger is how much thought was put into the packaging. True to their claims, there is not a single piece of unnecessary...

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Review: SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe 128 GB – Data Sharing Made Simple

The feature that you’ll immediately notice the very first time you touch the SanDisk how solid the product feels. Most flash drives are made out of plastic, but the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe is all metal, and the extra versatility this provides is something that won’t go unappreciated – especially since there’s a good chance this flash drive will go *everywhere* with you. If you’re all in on Apple’s ecosystem then the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe will fit right in. Even the color comes pretty close to...

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Review: Belkin Ultra HD High Speed 8K HDMI cable

A lot of us have a random box of HDMI cables sitting in the closet or under our bed. How many times have we gone through 2 or 3 cords before finally finding one that actually works? Setting up a new streaming device or video game console to our TV or monitor at times feels like a chore. One of the biggest annoyances are HDMI cables that are too flimsy and we wonder why they were ever made in the first place. Some people will throw them out because...

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Review: Anker Power Essentials

Ah! The iPhone 12! The latest and greatest iPhone has been released, with mind-blowing features and enhancements that, as usual, set Apple terabytes apart from many other competitors. We’re talking 5G, OLED, the fastest chip in a smartphone – the A14 Bionic, and no charger <insert record scratch sound effect here, follow by awkward silence>. Yup, that’s right. No charger or EarPods whatsoever. Nope. Chances are, when you first unboxed your glorious new iPhone, this disappointing record scratch moment was probably followed by some head scratch confusion. You were...

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Review: Nebula Capsule Max – Bigger and Brighter, But With Some Big Tradeoffs

A while back, we took a close look at Anker’s popular Capsule – a highly portable projector in a very small package aiming to transform the pocket projector from a strict business tool into a serious multimedia device – and overall, we were quite pleased. Today, we will be taking a look at a highly updated, brighter, and more powerful model released as a successor — the Nebula Capsule Max! The Max takes the capsule in a slightly different direction with a significantly larger form factor, bigger and louder...

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Review: The Twelve South StayGo – Multi-port Wonder

Today’s laptops are faster, lighter, and sleeker. The only problem? It seems like most laptop manufacturers are forgetting one small yet incredibly important feature: USB ports. The Twelve South StayGo USB-C Hub addresses this age-old problem by offering users not one, not two, but eight ports. The StayGo Hub is perfect for those who can remember the days when laptops came with USB-A, Ethernet, and HDMI ports. With this compact device, you will never run out of ports again. Is the Twelve South StayGo USB-C Hub what your laptop...

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Pad & Quill iPhone 12 Cases Review: Luxury in Your Hands

The iPhone 12 was just released, and if you’re like everyone else, you pre-ordered it, got in line for it, and are obsessed with it. Now that you have your precious phone in your hands, what’s the next step? Extend your excitement over your shiny new mobile phone by decking it out in an equally beautiful phone case. There are plenty of choices out there, from clear plastic ones to embellished ones that will make people stop and stare. But when it comes to dressing your brand-new iPhone 12,...

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Review: StarTech USB-C Multiport Adapter

Looking for an all-in-one adapter that doesn’t use up an entire side of USB Type C ports on your MacBook or Laptop? Then look no further. The New StarTech.com USB-C MultiPort Adapter is one of the smallest and absolute best accessories for anyone that needs more outlets for the MacBook Pro or MacBook Air since 2016.

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Review: Nimble Disc Smartphone Case ♻️

Under the tagline “reuse is the new normal”, Nimble has released a successor to the Bottle Case. Made from 100% recycled CDs and donating 1% of sales to environmental non-profits, the Nimble Disc Case offers many reasons to finally go eco-friendly. As fast-moving trends compel us into mindless consumption, we keep contributing to the ever-growing amount of global waste. Concepts such as “circular economy” and “cradle to cradle” design have indeed become more transparent and attractive for the ordinary customer but there are still not enough companies producing in...

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Review: Brydge Macbook Vertical Dock

Whether working in the office or from your own home, an ergonomic workspace is still one of the rules of utmost importance when it comes to staying productive. A messy workplace can easily lead to not only a visually disruptive thinking environment, but increased difficulty in finding items and getting tasks clearly completed due to confusing clutter instead of needed organization. For these reasons and many others, docking stations are becoming staples of both workplaces and homes alike, so it’s imperative to find a docking device that meets your...

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Review: Twelve South HiRise Pro – The Ultimate Desk Accessory

How many of us make the promise to be more organized each year? If you’re like most people, you have a bunch of wires and gadgets scattered around your workspace. The purpose of a desk area is to make you more productive, but with so much clutter, it only succeeds in distracting you. Enter the Twelve South HiRise Pro, one of the best desk accessories for the iMac. Gone are the days of trying to raise your iMac with a stack of books. The HiRise Pro was made for...

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Review: Pad & Quill Contega Thin Case

There is no greater satisfaction as a designer than setting up a beautiful workspace and immersing yourself in work, especially now more than ever before. For years now, ever since I got my first iPad, I have considered the case as the most relevant accessory you can get for an iPad. No matter how often or not you use it, a protective case is the first thing that you interact with most, so never underestimate its importance. Having tested the Pad & Quill Contega Thin case for three weeks...

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Review: Paperlike iPad Screen Protector

The new Paperlike 2 Screen Protector retails for €34, £31, or $38 from their website paperlike.com, while not cheap compared to the average selling price of most iPad screen protectors, Paperlike can offer an experience like no other. I’ll be testing out the brand new Paperlike 2 on a 2018 iPad Pro 11” paired together with the second-generation Apple Pencil. The Paperlike 2 ships with two screen protectors and two installation kits which include two dust absorbers, two sticker guide sheets, two help stickers, two wet wipes, and one...

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