We had thought we reviewed the best headphone stand, which so far has been the Master & Dynamic Headphone Stand, but this might be even better. This is the Bluelounge Posto, it's the company's first take on making an accessory for headphones in the form of a minimalist and uber modern looking universal stand for on-ear and over-ear headphones that features a unique flexible headrest that self-adjusts to the arc of any headband that hangs on it. Our full review on the Posto is right around the corner!Read More
Looking for a small and unobtrusive bedside charging dock for your Apple Watch? Then we think you might really like what Elevation Lab has got to offer. This is NightStand, the smallest charging dock you can get your hands on to re-energize your Apple Watch at night. With its horizontal charging angle, the NightStand docks your Apple Watch on its side and takes advantage of the Nightstand mode found in watchOS 2 that automatically turns your Apple Watch into an expensive digital alarm clock whenever it's being charged on its side. And unlike many other Apple Watch docking stands, the NightStand locks to your desk or bedside table using a reusable sticky NanoPad base and can also be mounted on virtually any vertical surface such as the front of your iMac. Catch the full review after the break!Read More
Ultimate Ears has recently introduced a bold new portable wireless speaker to replace its cheeky little $100 UE Mini Boom that is supposedly the company's "most adventure-seeking speaker yet". The UE Roll as it's called is a small, spherically-shaped and ultra-compact portable Bluetooth speaker that blasts beats in a full 360-degrees and is designed to be used in all sorts of tasking environments thanks to its durable, shock/drop-resistant and IPX7-rated waterproof construction – including its ability to attach onto almost anything using a built-in marine-grade bungee cord feature. In other words this is a miniature UE Boom waiting to be tossed around and played with. The UE Roll borrows a lot from its larger and more expensive brother – the UE Boom, but the question is how does it stack up in the real world? More importantly, is the UE Roll an improved UE Mini Boom successor at $100? Let's find out!Read More
You could always pick up a well designed external backup battery from a well known brand at some ridiculous cost, which in most cases barely has enough of a capacity to keep up with all of your gadget charging needs. Or you can take a seemingly riskier bet on an unknown external battery that offers ten times the capacity of a popular brand name battery, but at more than half the price. It'll always seem to good to be true, and in some cases it is. We're always up for testing out faster, better, higher capacity portable external batteries and this one in particular turned out to be a solid winner.
So that's why we've been hard at work testing out Intocircuit's new 2nd Gen Power Castle backup battery pack and all of its promising advertised charging prowess. It's a 15,000mAh external battery bank with dual USB charging ports that can simultaneously deliver 2.4A of charging power for quick charging of pretty much anything that charges over USB. Intriguing consider most other similarly sized batteries will only have one high-speed USB charging output while the other will only deliver a measly 1A of power. More on the Power Castle's charging performance in our in-depth review after the jump!Read More
Master & Dynamic makes some of the most amazing high-end headphones money can buy at under $400. We were very impressed with the amount of quality and attention to detail when we tested the company's flagship MH40 over-ear headphones, which are fairly large but immensely comfortable to wear. And for those looking for something a little more portable to use while out and about, we have finally gotten our hands on Master & Dynamic's MH30.
These are the company's smaller and lighter on-ear model that boasts just as much refinement and quality as the larger and slightly more expensive MH40 - like a solidly built forged aluminum frame with beautifully designed details, detachable woven audio cables with built-in audio controls, a durable cowhide leather covered headband and detachable memory foam ear pads covered in supple lambskin leather. Unlike the MH40, the MH30's portable design allows them to be folded for more convenient carry. And while the MH30 are made using the same premium materials and general design aesthetics as Master & Dynamic's MH40, on the inside, the MH30 in fact have smaller 40mm Neodymium drivers versus the 45mm drivers found in the MH40. So you're thinking about a pair of Master & Dynamics and still need help deciding which one to get? We've made it easy for you.Read More
Are you ready to take your Apple Watch game up another notch? Because if you are, this is what you need. This is the Epik for the 42mm Apple Watch - it's the most epic of all Apple Watch cases and and third party bands combined. Or so it looks that way. The company that started the whole iWatch phenomenon with its wrist wearable accessory for the iPod nano is back with another conversion kit made for none other than the Apple Watch. The Epik is the rugged and tough case and strap Apple never made for the Apple Watch. Designed to take a rough beating and still look awesome, Lunatik’s Epik will transform your Apple Watch into a 50mm+ wearable beast. Because why not? While Lunatik is taking its time Kickstarting it’s more premiumly made, solid aluminum variant of the Epik, this arguably more affordable model is the cheaper polycarbonate equivalent of the Epik conversion kit for the 42mm Apple Watch that’s available right now for $70.
The Epik features a padded shock-absorbing interior lining for maximum impact protection, covered microphone and speaker ports for added durability, as well as a specially designed enlarged Digital Crown and side button so that you’ll still be able to use every little feature on your Apple Watch through all that toughness; including of course the heart rate monitoring sensors and magnetic charging. If you were thinking about picking one of these up for your Apple Watch, you might want to check out our full review first.Read More
Haven't you heard? Apple has a new wearable out and it requires your care and protection. Naturally this means a bevy of exciting new accessories, much like how the original iPhone opened up the world's most profitable mobile accessory industry of our time. The Apple Watch is a shiny new gadget, and apparently one that arguably needs to be covered with a case. It's not like you're going to drop your Apple Watch like you easily could an iPhone, but chances are good enough that you will bump it into things and that might end badly for your first Apple-made wearable. So companies are jumping on the case making bandwagon now that the Apple Watch is up for grabs, arguably the most popular smartwatch on the market.
Spigen is one of the very first and notable accessory maker to take a shot at selling cases for the Apple Watch. Spigen is bringing all of its fan-favorites from the smartphone category to the Apple Watch with popular names such as the Tough Armor, Rugged Armor, Slim Armor, Thin Fit and Liquid Crystal. Sadly, the Spigen's Neo Hybrid has yet to make itself available for the Apple Watch. The good news? We've used and tested every single one of these cases for the Apple Watch so you won't have to be a beta tester yourself. Be sure to catch our full review and comparison of Spigen's entire Apple Watch case lineup after the break!Read More