Tag Archives: Accessories

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 promises mega discounts in company’s first Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales

Twelve South, makers of fine accessories for Apple products, will be participating in Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday sales. Not only is the company opting not to sit out of the biggest shopping days of the year, it has promised to offer some of the “biggest deals of the company’s history.” Twelve South is keeping tight lipped on what products will…

Turn your iPhone 6 into a virtual reality headset with Pinć for just $99

Meet Pinć, a $99 iPhone 6 case that turns your device into a virtual reality headset. The headset, combined with a free app and optical control rings worn on the finger, promises to give you Minority Report-style software interactions. Cordon Media, the team behind Pinć (pronounced pinch), aim to take virtual reality mainstream by offering a solution…

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…

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…

Fitbit fitness tracking products ousted from Apple Online Store

Fitbit’s fitness tracking wearable devices are no longer available to purchase from the Apple Online Store, reports 9to5Mac. This follows previous rumors that Apple planned to remove Fitbit’s lineup from its store as it clears the way for its own Apple Watch hardware. Apple is not averse to removing competing products from its retail stores, evidenced by…

Twelve South debuts SurfacePad for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Twelve South, makers of fine accessories for Apple products, has today unveiled its SurfacePad folio for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. SurfacePad, made of premium leather, is the perfect, lightweight way to protect your iPhone without adding a bulky case to the device. The SurfacePad is not just a pretty cover, though. Inside, it features two card slots…

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…