Tag Archives: Accessories

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…

ElevationLab unveils NightStand dock for Apple Watch

Apple Watches will be in the hands (and on the wrists) of customers by the end of this week and the lucky few who got their pre-orders in earliest will no doubt be eyeing up all manner of accessories for their new Apple device. A dock is something that many might desire or require for their own Watch and ElevationLab — makers of the popular…

Philips announces portable ‘Hue Go’ wireless lamp

Philips today unveiled the latest addition to its Hue smart lighting collection: Hue Go. The portable, wireless Hue Go brings with it all of the functions you’d expect from a Hue product but allows you to take that customizable lighting experience with you around the house. Philips Hue Go is a versatile lamp that completely transforms the way light is…

Twelve South’s Andrew Green on his love of Apple products, creating HiRise for Apple Watch [Interview]

“Is it iOS?” asks Andrew Green as we sit and ponder the software running on Apple’s upcoming Watch wearables. “Most of what it does is tied directly to your iPhone, so is Watch simply an accessory?” Indeed, the ties to iOS are undeniable. While Apple Watch runs its own Watch OS, it is based heavily on iOS and runs third-party apps that live on your iPhone…