Logitech has unveiled a series of new cases designed for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini under its new brand label Logi. The new Blok series of iPad cases consist of a rigid square-shaped protective case with flexible polymer-made corners designed to protect the iPad from drops of up to six feet in height. These corners were intentionally designed as reinforced areas providing extra protection where it's needed most by forming an air-cushioned barrier that effectively absorbs impacts. Logi's $40 Blok Shell is a non-bulky, minimalist protective case for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini, while the Blok Case for the iPad Air 2 adds a protective durable folio cover to the back of the Shell case that folds into a stand offering various degrees of viewing angles for $70.Read More
JBL's Xtreme and Flip 3 portable wireless speakers were both leaked ahead of their official release by a European consumer electronics retailer. The company's Xtreme model looks to be the most rugged of them all featuring a resilient nylon fabric mesh similar to the UE Megaboom, which is described to be durst, mud and water-resistant. The Xtreme borrows some key features from JBL's Charge 2+ while enhancing them even further such as dual USB ports for charging external devices, a long-lasting 12 hour battery life, on-board speakerphone functionality with an echo & noise-canceling microphone – as well as two large side firing bass radiators that accompany what looks like four front-firing speaker drivers for a total of six drivers. That's two more drivers than what is currently found on the Charge 2+, so hopefully we should be able to hear the difference in sound quality.Read More
Razer continues to illuminate gaming setups around the world with its latest introduction of the Firefly - a hard gaming mouse mat with customizable lighting effects that joins Razer's Chroma series of mice, keyboards and headsets. Yes, you heard correctly. This micro-textured gaming surface sports Razer's colorful Chroma lighting feature bordering the bottom, left and right sides of the mat, which can be fully customized with more than 16 million different color options and eye-catching lighting effects like waving illumination, color spectrum cycling, fade breathing as well as a reactive illumination effect that works exclusively with Razer gaming mice.Read More
After over two years in development, JAYS is introducing its third pair of on-ear headphones. Only this time they're really special. The u-JAYS are stunningly minimalist, clean and timeless in design, boasting an all-black colorway with ultra modern aesthetics. Priced at $200, the u-JAYS promise extreme prolong wearability using a lightweight silicone-skinned headband with stainless steel reinforcement for increased durability as well as a balanced fit with minimized clamping force over the ears. Viscoelastic on-ear cushions help create a tight fitting seal by conforming to the shape of the wearer's ears, and are said to help improve sound quality and minimize sound leakage.Read More
Customizing your Apple Watch is now easier than ever thanks to the plethora of third party accessories hitting the market. And if you’re feeling like going overboard in protecting your Apple Watch, then you’re going to like this. This is the Epik by Lunatik, notably the same company that brought you the iconic watch band system for the 6th generation iPod nano (AKA the original iWatch), which is applying that very same formula of greatness with its Epik case system for the Apple Watch. Unlike a standard case or replacement band offered by countless third party brands, Lunatik’s Epik takes things to the next level by completely transforming your Apple Watch into one tough wearable that can withstand your wild, and stylish lifestyle.Read More
JBL has finally listened to our complaints about its Charge 2 portable Bluetooth speaker and its lack of outdoor durability, or at least we're going to pretend they did. And did so with the introduction of the third generation Charge model called the Charge 2 Plus, or Charge 2+ as JBL calls it. The new and improved Charge 2+ retains the same Charge 2 aesthetics, still has the same internal speaker hardware and long-lasting 12-hour battery prowess with built-in USB gadget charging capability as its "predecessor", but it now features a water-resistant design with a new redesigned orange JBL logo on the front.Read More
If you had any doubts about the Sport version of the Apple Watch, which features Apple's molecular strengthened Ion-X glass said to be scratch and impact-resistant, your worst fear of potential glass shattering is about to become real. The only time when you can drop your Apple Watch is when you're fumbling around trying to get the strap to securely fasten around your wrist, which can of course mean that the chances of it slipping right off during that time are high.
To find out what will happen to the glass display of a 42mm Apple Watch Sport, YouTube channel TechRax decided to put one through a reasonable drop test from the same height you yourself would most likely be putting around your wrist. After the first drop of it landing on its composite-made back unscathed, the Apple Watch Sport failed miserably when it was dropped facing down, ending with a totally shattered glass display. Though it seemed the watch did remain functional after having suffered a glass shattering impact.Read More