Tag Archives: Accessories

Specially packaged third-party accessories arrive at Apple Stores

Third-party accessories with packaging co-designed by Apple have started trickling into Apple Stores, with a sighting in Japan. As reported on June 7, Apple has been working with several third-party manufacturers to conform their product packaging with Apple’s own style. When it was reported that Jony Ive would be moving to his new Chief Design…

Giveaway: Win yourself a Darkside Ollie from Sphero!

We’ve once again teamed up with the awesome folks at Sphero and are giving away their newest app-controlled robot: Darkside. The new, blacked-out Darkside is a revamped version of last year’s Ollie and has a mind of its own. We just published our full review of the device and are now giving you the chance to win one of your own! To enter, simply…

Review: Darkside Ollie by Sphero

Fresh from a super cool collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm for the new Star Wars movie (yep, BB-8 is their work), Sphero this week unveiled its newest app controlled droid: Darkside. An update to last year’s Ollie, Darkside is a blacked-out version that channels its inner Sith powers and is much less subservient than its blue and white…

Apple releases new universal Lightning dock for iPhone

Today, Apple released a new Lightning connector dock for iPhone. This dock is compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, and the latest fifth-generation iPod touch. The much-anticipated Lightning dock released almost 9 months after the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were introduced. However, given that Apple’s “official” Lightning…

Apple launches ‘Made for Apple Watch’ program for third-party bands

We’ve already seen a number of third-party straps and bands from big-name accessory makers and Kickstarter upstarts since the Apple Watch debuted. Until now, Apple had remained quiet on the subject but has just announced an official ‘Made for Apple Watch’ program to help brands design and develop bands for the device. The new program is similar in nature…

Here’s how to customize your Apple Watch strap

Apple Watch comes in a number of styles from day one — ranging from $349 to $17,000 — but, as is the case with all fashion purchases, you might still want to add a touch of your own style. With Apple Watch featuring a proprietary strap mechanism, many feared that customization options would be limited beyond Apple’s own band options. But a new video…