Calibre is one of countless names producing external backup battery packs, a name you probably have never heard of either. So what Calibre has done to make itself shine like a diamond in a the rough is create one of the more influential backup batteries that we have seen. With a first-class, ultra-clean design we swear could be based off of a leaked schematic of a soon-to-be-released Apple product, the Ultra'Go mini has already done its part in grabbing our full attention before knowing what it does and how well it does what it should do. Calibre's Ultra'Go mini is not much different from other batteries of its kind in that it'll charge just about every one of your USB-powered gizmos except that the Ultra'Go mini sells itself as the world's first ultra-compact battery pack to feature vibration signalling. A vibrating external backup battery? That's certainly an intriguing first for us. What does it all mean though? Let's get straight into the thick of it then!Read More
For years Just Mobile has been making things out of aluminum, nice and helpful things too. Its aluminum-made rechargeable backup battery packs were and continue to be one of the nicest looking on the market. To grow and improve its line of electricity harnessing banks, Just Mobile's most recent release includes the Gum++ (or Gum Plus Plus), a 6000mAh external backup battery follow-up to the aluminum-made Gum Plus that boasts an ultra-portable form factor that features a high-powered USB output port capable of filling up smartphones, tablets and just about any inanimate object that's got a USB port on it with extended hours of usage.
Redesigned with a hard-wearing ABS plastic shell, the Gum++ is supposedly more durable than its aluminum predecessor and can charge your smartphone up to three times over. As always, we conducted our own testing using multiple devices to find out if any of these claims really stick. Our full review awaits!Read More
Charging docks this innovative are one in a million. The OCDock is one of the many incredible things to have originated due to the crowed-funding platform Kickstarter. It is also a part of a rather small group of truly innovative accessories that has gathered a great deal of iPhone and iMac-using followers. The problem with docks these days is that while they may be minimalist to the utmost degree, they still take up desk space and look like a wired mouse with an exposed cable running from behind. We love to cut the cord on just about everything don't we? That is what OCDesk set out do achieve with their OCDock dock for the iPhone 4/S and iPhone 5. It was designed to seamlessly flow with the iMac or Thunderbolt Display whilst cleverly concealing its cable to form super clean desk setup any Apple enthusiast will fall in love with.
If you've got an iMac or a Thunderbolt Display, this aluminum-machined dock was made for you and your iPhone. Our full review awaits!Read More
Need a stand of some kind? Just Mobile is a name you often hear when it comes to stands made out of aluminum and clever design. The company has several options to choose from and its latest includes the AluCup, a compact multi-purpose desktop stand that looks like a fine cup holder but really isn't one. Just Mobile announced the AluCup along with several new products at CES 2013, and now we've got our hands on one of these helpful desk accessories which we have put to the test using all kinds of gadgets. Catch our full review down below!Read More
Over the years, Twelve South's ingenious Apple-oriented accessories have received numerous Editors' Choice awards from us. And thanks to yet another exceptional product made for the iPhone, we finally have a great reason to deviate from the norm of having to use a standardized case. But don't call it a case, Twelve South's new SurfacePad is anything but. The SurfacePad is a $35 luxurious and minimalist leather cover for the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 4/S. If you're someone who prefers using the iPhone in the nude - not literally but in its bare nakedness form as Jobs intended, yet still feel the need to get some form of protection that isn't going to drastically change the extraordinary design characteristic of the iPhone, then boy are you in for a sweet treat. Our full detailed review awaits down below!
The Glif's minimalist design and easy-to-use functionality made it one of our all-time favorite iPhone 4/S and iPhone 5 tripod mounts. While it continues on to dominate the smartphone tripod mount market, it's severely limited by its compatibilities. There's an underrated tripod mount that we've finally got our hands on after being available for quite some time now. 4th Design is widely known for producing aluminum bumper cases for the iPhone, but what it also has up its CNC machined sleeve is the Tripod Grip 5787. It's a highly versatile tripod mount that isn't anyone's fanboy. How it stacks up against existing tripod mounts? Find out down below!
We've seen enough of the typical polycarbonate and silicone varieties of cases by now, and frankly, they're all starting to look the same to me. Fortunately, a Hong Kong company by the name of T8 is here to spice things up. The T8 Storm is a credit card holder case that features two pockets rather than just one. Wrapped in an elegant and handsome leather, they add a dose of class to your iPhone. Before you crack open that bottle of Dom Perignon in celebration, check out our full review past the break!