In this year’s Gift Guide, we’re going to focus on our favourite smartphones, tablets and accessories. In our first instalment, we take a look at some of our favourite smartphone accessories and peripherals. We try a lot of gadgets, and have built up a bunch of favourites throughout the year. Some of them we use
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I’m a bit of an overzealous organizer; everything in its place, you know? So when the proliferation of mobile tech in my apartment forced me to rethink my space, I decided to invest in something that would make organizing it a bit less daunting. Enter Griffin’s PowerDock 5. It’s not likely something that every home
Welcome to This Week in Crowdfunding, where we take a look at a few interesting projects currently raising the necessary funds to bring idea to reality. This week, we’re focusing three projects that approach mobile from very different directions.
Samsung is shortly set to release an update for the Galaxy Gear and companion Android app that addresses one of the smartwatch’s major oversights: a lack of rich notifications for third-party apps. The Gear is a pretty powerful piece of tech, but as we found in our hands-on, it lacks a few essential features that
We haven’t talked much about the superlative Ultimate Ears UE BOOM, which I’ve been using as a portable speaker for a few weeks, but it’s an incredible piece of equipment, and likely the best value in the mid-range Bluetooth speaker market. It’s water-resistant, fantastic-sounding and has a 15 hour battery life. The Logitech-owned company has
Nomad is a company that wants to lower the barriers to keeping phones charged. Last year, they successfully funded ChargeCard, a credit card-sized phone charger for microUSB, 30-pin and Lightning-based devices. We took a look at the microUSB version and loved its ability to replace space-consuming cables.
Jawbone has announced the latest member of its UP fitness and health tracker family, UP24. The band looks and feels similar to its predecessor, but communicates wirelessly with iPhones 4s and newer. That’s right, there is no Android support at all out of the box. But what the UP24 does better than its predecessor is
Pebble, the maker of the Kickstarter-backed smart watch of the same name, has announced a slew of software updates today that will benefit all users, but will appeal most to iPhone users running iOS 7. With a new iOS 7 app, the company is expanding its notification pool, expanding to any app from the Notification
The Nexus 5 is one of the most exciting releases of the quarter mainly because it offers its users an unlocked, unblemished, unfiltered version of the latest Android version. That it starts at $349 outright is another reason to be excited, considering most smartphones with similar capabilities are nearly double that price. But Google isn’t
One of the best “little” speakers in the world, the Ultimate Ears Boom produces some incredible sound for its $229.99 price. With built-in volume controls, a robust water-resistant body and microUSB charging, the UE Boom speaker is tiny but powerful. It’s easy to pair with a compatible Bluetooth handset or tablet and comes in a