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iCarbons skins for MacBook Review: Give your Mac some personality!

There’s one thing that is incredibly annoying about Apple’s portable Macs — they all look pretty much the same! Sure, there are different sizes and slightly different shapes but look around any coffee shop or lecture hall and you’ll see a number of plain, silver laptops all looking like twins. While Apple has differentiated its iPhones with…

iCarbons Review: The best iPhone skins on the market

Historically, I’ve avoided skins on my iPhone. In my experience, they’ve been poorly made, have peeled, bubbled or scuffed within days of application, and generally aren’t worth purchasing however cheap you can find them. I had heard of iCarbons before but never used one myself — Cam took a look at one last year for the iPad Air — and since…

Ollie by Sphero review: Built for speed

You’ve probably heard of Sphero thanks to the company’s app-controlled ball of the same name. In fact, if you’ve been paying attention, you will have realized that we got ahold of one recently posted our findings on the minute ball of fun just yesterday. The team behind Sphero is back with a new connected toy designed to hit a top speed of 14mph and…

Sphero 2.0 review: A ball of fun

When my Sphero arrived, I was eager to rip open the box and immediately start whizzing around my apartment with it. The app-controlled robotic ball, first launched in 2012 and second-generation Sphero 2.0, reviewed here, unveiled in 2013, has seen a lot of press since its debut and I couldn’t wait. On receiving it, I was surprised by how well it was…

Twelve South SurfacePad for iPhone 6/6 Plus review

Few accessory companies have earned as much space in my office as Twelve South. Having a manufacturer focussed on – and dedicated purely to – making great products for Apple devices is refreshing. Too many big companies try and make every single type of case for every single device. Not Twelve South. Its products are unique, and you won’t find anything…

The TiP Weekly: iOS 8.2, WatchKit, Ollie Giveaway, and more…

It’s Saturday and that can only mean one thing — it’s time for The TiP Weekly! Tech moves fast and it can be hard to keep up with all of the developments in the mobile industry — especially when Apple is concerned! So, every Saturday, we bring you all of the important stories from the week in Apple tech in an easy to digest format. Think of…

Misfit Flash – The best fitness & sleep tracker under $50? [Review]

In the fitness tracking world, Jawbone, Fitbit and Nike seem to draw the most attention. But there is at least one more company you should at least take notice of in this arena: Misfit. Its first product, the Shine, is a shiny, metal disc you can attach to any garment, wear around your wrist, neck, or keep in your pocket. Its styling was classy, and it…

iOttie Easy Flex 3 review: A versatile mount for your iPhone

If you use your iPhone for its satellite navigation capabilities in your car, or if you like to have an easily adjustable mount for your device on your desk, you’ve probably heard of iOttie — makers of a number of mounts and stands for smartphones. The company’s Easy Flex 3 is its latest attempt to revolutionize the mounting experience. The Easy…