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New iPad Pro Reviews: Mini-LED Display Looks Great, M1 Performance Held Back by iPadOS

Wednesday May 19, 2021 6:08 am PDT by
The embargo has lifted on reviews of Apple's new iPad Pro, providing a hands-on look at the device before orders beginning arriving to customers this Friday. Key new features include Apple's custom M1 chip for impressive performance improvements, a brighter mini-LED display on the 12.9-inch model, Thunderbolt 3 support, and 5G on cellular models. The Verge's Dieter Bohn said the mini-LED...
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M1 iMac Reviews: Impressively Fast With Long-Awaited Redesign

Tuesday May 18, 2021 6:18 am PDT by
The embargo has lifted on reviews of Apple's new 24-inch iMac, powered by the same M1 chip that debuted in the 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini last year. We've gathered up impressions of the colorful new computer below. The most striking aspect of the new iMac is its long-awaited redesign, with an ultra-thin 11.5mm chassis that comes in up to seven vibrant colors, including...
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Review: Volkswagen's ID.4 EV Features Wireless CarPlay and a Gorgeous Infotainment System

Friday May 14, 2021 10:35 am PDT by
Amid surging interest in electric cars, Volkswagen recently made a splash with the ID.4, its fully electric small SUV that has gone with a futuristic and minimalistic interior that relies on its massive main infotainment screen to handle a wide array of vehicle functions. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 was launched in a special 1st Edition trim with special badging and other details, and while...
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Review: Belkin's $39 Magnetic Wireless Charger is Limited to 7.5W, But Comes With 20W Power Adapter

Wednesday May 12, 2021 1:10 pm PDT by
Since Apple launched the MagSafe-enabled iPhone 12 models, accessory makers have been coming up with various magnetic charging options that are designed to replace the standard Qi-based chargers available for iPhones. Belkin recently launched the Boost Charge Magnetic Portable Wireless Charger Pad, which is one of its more affordable charging options at $29. The Magnetic Charger Pad is not...
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Review: Belkin's Key Ring and Strap Are Affordable AirTag Accessory Options

Tuesday May 11, 2021 10:48 am PDT by
Apple designed the AirTags without any kind of hole or attachment point to connect them to keys, bags, and other items, which has opened up a whole new market for AirTag accessories. Apple's own AirTag add-ons are priced starting at $29, which is the same price as a standalone AirTag, so it's quite an investment to use one of those. Luckily there are plenty of third-party AirTag accessories...
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Review: 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Adds Wireless CarPlay With Multi-Screen Support for Apple Maps Directions

Friday May 7, 2021 11:25 am PDT by
With wireless CarPlay becoming more and more common among car manufacturers, Volkswagen is another brand that has embraced the technology and I recently had a chance to test out the German automaker's implementation in the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. The 2021 Tiguan is available in five trims, starting with S trim at a little over $25,000 and going up to the SEL Premium R-Line at just about...
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AirTag Reviews: Smart and Capable for Those Already Living in Apple's Ecosystem

Thursday April 22, 2021 6:24 am PDT by
The embargo has lifted on reviews of Apple's new AirTag item tracker, although they are more like first impressions given that media outlets and YouTube channels had less than 48 hours of hands-on time with the small new device. Image Credit: The Verge AirTag will be available to order starting this Friday, April 23 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time in most countries, and it will begin arriving to...
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iPhone 12 in Purple Reviews: 'More Lavender' But 'Unmistakeable'

Thursday April 22, 2021 6:18 am PDT by
The first reviews of the iPhone 12 in Apple's newly-introduced Purple color option for the spring have now been shared by various media outlets and YouTubers, and the overall consensus is that the new color is more of a lavender shade than purple. Image via The Verge The Verge's Dieter Bohn described the new color as "more like a lilac," but still said that it was unmistakable: It's a...
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Review: 2021 Buick Envision Adds Wireless CarPlay to a Solid Infotainment System

Tuesday April 13, 2021 11:21 am PDT by
With more and more car manufacturers starting to introduce support for wireless CarPlay, the convenience of having easy access to some of your iPhone's functionality in a dashboard-friendly interface without needing to deal with cables is becoming accessible to an increasing number of car buyers. GM is one of those manufacturers that has started to embrace wireless ‌CarPlay‌, and I recently...
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Review: Nomad Launches New $50 Mount for Housing Your MagSafe Charger

Tuesday April 6, 2021 6:00 am PDT by
Nomad, known for its lineup of premium accessories for Apple's devices, today announced the launch of the MagSafe Mount, which is designed to house the ‌MagSafe‌ Charger and keep it secured on a desk. The ‌MagSafe‌ Mount is made from a solid block of stainless steel with a painted satin finish. There's a cutout at the top that fits a ‌MagSafe‌ Charger, with the charger held in place with...
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Review: Capra Leather's AirPods Max Case is a Premium Alternative to the Apple Smart Case

Monday April 5, 2021 8:57 am PDT by
Capra Leather is a Colombia-based company that makes a range of handmade leather accessories, including cases for the iPad and MacBook, as well as magnetic wallets for the iPhone 12, for over 100 countries around the world. One of Capra's latest products is an alternative to the AirPods Max Smart Case, which seeks to address some of the criticisms that have been leveled at Apple's own case that...
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Review: Sonnet's Latest eGPU Breakaway Pucks Give Your Intel Mac a Graphics Boost and Extra Connectivity

Friday March 19, 2021 12:09 pm PDT by
Back in January, Sonnet announced updated versions of its eGPU Breakaway Pucks, offering new options equipped with Radeon RX 5500 XT and RX 5700 graphics processors for Intel-based Macs. The docks connect to a host Mac over Thunderbolt 3 and allow for more powerful graphics capabilities than the included graphics in many Macs while also providing some dock capabilities such as additional USB...
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Review: Belkin's $99 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger is Perfect for an iPhone 12 and AirPods

Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:35 pm PDT by
Belkin recently introduced the $99 Boost Charge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand with MagSafe, which joins the existing Belkin-branded 3-in-1 ‌MagSafe‌ Charger that came out earlier this year. Belkin continues to be the only third-party accessory maker that offers Apple-approved MagSafe-compatible charging accessories that are able to charge Apple's iPhone 12 models at the maximum speeds, so...
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Review: Cozy's MagPad Adds Style and Functionality to Apple's MagSafe Charger

Thursday March 11, 2021 1:02 pm PST by
The MagPad by Cozy is a soft, silicone pad that's designed to fit over Apple's MagSafe Charger. Priced at around $7, the MagPad comes in a range of colors and patterns. Size wise, the MagPad adds about an inch of additional space to the ‌MagSafe‌ Charger, and it's about the size of a standard Qi-based wireless charger. The silicone material is textured and the bright colors are more attractive ...
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Review: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Shows Off Uconnect 5 With Wireless CarPlay

Wednesday March 10, 2021 12:10 pm PST by
A couple of years ago, I took a look at the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and its Uconnect 4 infotainment system featuring CarPlay and Android Auto, which I found to be a well-designed and visually appealing system with great ‌CarPlay‌ integration. Fiat Chrysler, which merged with Groupe PSA earlier this year to become Stellantis, is now starting to roll out its next-generation infotainment system,...
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Review: OWC's Envoy Pro FX is an Ultra Fast, Expensive Portable SSD for Macs

Friday March 5, 2021 4:21 pm PST by
A few months ago, OWC introduced the Envoy Pro FX, a portable SSD storage drive that is described as "the fastest, most compatible drive ever." I take a closer look at the Envoy Pro FX and its capabilities in my review below. Key FeaturesWide compatibility: The drive can be connected to a wide range of devices with Thunderbolt 3/4 or USB-C ports, such as the latest Mac, iPad Pro, and iPad...
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Review: Aqara Camera Hub G2H and Sensors Offer Easy Setup and Fast Response Times in Compact Designs

Friday March 5, 2021 7:04 am PST by
Aqara makes a range of HomeKit-compatible smart home devices for multiple regions around the world. This review takes a look at six of Aqara's most popular products, including the Camera Hub G2H, Motion Sensor, Door and Window Sensor, Water Leak Sensor, Vibration Sensor, and Single Switch Module T1. With this broad selection of accessories, supported by the Camera Hub G2H, I was able to...
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Review: SwitchEasy's MagDoka and MagStand Add MagSafe Compatibility to iPhone 11 Models

Friday February 26, 2021 12:32 pm PST by
SwitchEasy recently came out with a series of "MagEasy" accessories that are designed to add MagSafe compatibility to older devices or to iPhone 12 cases that aren't equipped with built-in magnets. The MagDoka is a circle-shaped magnetic ring that attaches to an iPhone or an ‌iPhone‌ case using adhesive. At 2mm in thickness, the MagDoka doesn't add a lot of bulk to an ‌iPhone‌, and in my...
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Review: Zens Modular Series Provides Customizable Qi Charging at a Steep Price

Wednesday January 20, 2021 7:01 am PST by
Last month, Zens announced a new modular wireless charging station, which lets you mix and match various pieces to create a charging set-up that fits your needs. In terms of Apple products, you can use the new accessory to charge iPhones, Apple Watch, and AirPods. There are five total accessories in this line, three "Main Stations" that act as starting point for the modular system, and two...
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Review: Satechi's Latest Wireless Charger Has a Magnet, But Isn't MagSafe

Thursday January 7, 2021 8:34 am PST by
Satechi's latest charger, the USB-C Magnetic Wireless Charging Cable, is modeled after Apple's MagSafe charger and includes a built-in magnet that allows it to attach to Apple's iPhone 12 devices, but it's not ‌MagSafe‌ and can charge Apple devices at a maximum of 7.5W rather than 15W. Since this is a Qi-based charger, it works with AirPods and also Android smartphones, and for Android...