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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…

JBL Clip Review: Powerful audio performance with clip-on portability

My expectations are fairly low for portable Bluetooth speakers. They all usually sound about the same, don’t quite reach the volume levels you realistically need and the audio quality is generally lacking. It’s not surprising when the main focus is portability that these aspects end up being sacrificed in the process of getting there. In the case…

Spool Dock for iPhone review: Home decor meets electronic accessory

In a world of brushed aluminum and glass, your Apple devices and associated accessories can feel a little cold. If everything looks the same in tech, there’s little room for individuality and personality. Quell & Co created something in an effort to combat this in the Spool Dock, a product that blurs the line between home decor and…

Tech21 Classic Tactical review: Minimalistic yet rugged

It’s the age old problem — I want my expensive new iPhone to be well protected, but I don’t want to make the beautiful, thin and light device feel like a brick. Ok, maybe it’s not an age old problem, but it is certainly a modern-day conundrum. Nevertheless, the Classic Tactical from Tech21 aims to be the iPhone case to solve such issues. It’s a…