Category: Various Accessories


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



Ultimate Ears Boom Bluetooth Speaker

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