Category: Various Accessories


Speck CandyShell cases for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 (video)

Every time a new flagship smartphone is released, accessory manufacturers scramble to release cases that match the personality of each potential user. Speck is a California-based company with a good track record for meeting in the middle of quality and value, and we got to take a look at its CandyShell line for the Samsung Galaxy



Speck CandyShell Amped iPhone 5s case review

Let’s be honest: smartphone speakers are generally tinny, sibilant weaklings. Tiny amplifiers and minuscule enclosures, coupled with design limitations, often create music that sounds thin and voices that arrive soft. Speck, one of the most popular smartphone accessory manufacturers, decided to do something about this with its new CandyShell Amped case for the iPhone 5 and



MyCharge battery charger series overview (video)

MyCharge is an accessory company that has come a long way in a short time. Its first-generation external battery chargers were clunky and utilitarian, adorned in drab grey — but they also worked very well, and were relatively inexpensive. The latest lineup, though, appeals to all types of smartphone users, from those with new iPhones



Gift Guide 2013: Accessories, Cases and Peripherals

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



Stuff We Like: Griffin PowerDock 5

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



This Week in Crowdfunding: Bubl, Kiddology, Tablo DVR

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.


Nomad debuts ChargeKey, an easier way to charge your phone

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.

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Jawbone spurns Android with UP24, its newest wireless fitness band

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