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Form meets function: Truffol Station 7 USB hub review

You might recall earlier in the year I reviewed a USB charging hub from Truffol: the Station 5. I loved most everything about it, from the striking design to the multiplicity of charging ports to its compact footprint saving space on my desk. Needless to say, when it came to using Truffol’s other USB hub, the Station 7, I had high expectations….

Apple’s 2015 kicks off with new App Store records

In a press release, Apple today announced a new record for App Store billings. Customers spent almost $500 million on apps and in-app purchases with New Year’s Day 2015 marking the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history. Apple also announced that, to date, App Store developers have earned a cumulative $25 billion from the sale of apps…

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…