It is rare that I refer to tech as “brilliantly innovative.” It is even rarer when the “brilliantly innovative” tech is nothing more than an iPhone charging cable. Then again, the Nomad Battery Cable isn’t just any old iPhone charging cable. It is tough, works well and, as the name suggests, it has a battery built right into the cable.
While Judie was at IFA in Berlin, she met the good folks from Catalyst. They have a host of new products on the way, and one of the most compelling is a case for the 2017 9.7” iPad that is water and drop proof. If you have one of the new iPads read on because we are giving one away.
Brydge creates some of the best keyboards for use with iPads. I’ve reviewed a number of them and have always been impressed. Now Brydge is preparing a keyboard for the 10.5” iPad Pro. I love the new iPad and can see the Brydge keyboard as making it even better. And if you pre-order you can save $20.
Like most households, as I look around, there are devices everywhere that need charging. In my house, that means one iPad, an iPad Mini, an iPhone SE, a Google Pixel XL, a Yoga Book tablet, a Nexus 6P and three different portable battery packs.
It is not uncommon for one person to now have a smartphone, a tablet, a smartwatch and wireless headphones. All share one thing in common — they all need to be charged. That’s where the Satechi Smart Charging Stand comes in! For under $35 it keeps all of them charged and your desk or nigh table neat and organized.
One of the things I love about my new MacBook Pro is the fact that it uses a USB-C charging port. That means I can now charge my laptop on the go along with my iPhone and Table. The $129.99 myCharge AdventureUltra makes that possible, but it goes one step further by adding a built-in AC power port.
What’s your favorite way to lean back, to relax while watching television, to listen to music, to play video games, or to meditate? Mine is to lie on the floor of my office, reclining with two pillows I stole from our couch, fully relaxed. But now I have an even better way, using the HUMU Smart Cushion.
If you travel regularly to different countries, then you know that an assortment of power adapters for each country you’ll be visiting is a necessary investment. Here to make worldwide charging of your MacBook and phone (or tablet) more simple is the Innergie PowerJoy 30C USB-C Wall Charger.
We’ve all seen the USB hubs that look like a black or silver block with three or more USB ports on the front and a wall charger cable on the back, right? They work well enough, but they aren’t particularly organized or nice looking. Here to prove that you can have organization and good looks is the Nomad USB Hub.
Incipio has released a case that will not only protect your 10.5” iPad Pro but also lets you make the most of it. The Faraday for 10.5” iPad Pro is just $39.99 but offers significant protection. Plus, it looks as sleek and stylish as your iPad! The case comes in Black, Navy, and Red, and I highly recommend it!
When I get a new iPad, I’m always hesitant to bring it outside. After all, my iPad was a $1000 investment and carrying it around without protection makes me nervous. Fortunately, Speck was quick to release their new Speck Balance FOLIO for 10.5” iPad Pro. It is a simple case that adds serious protection and much more.
Griffin is a great mobile accessories company that prides themselves on making the smart devices that you use more functional. Griffin allowed us to check out their Reserve Power Bank, which is a new solution to a problem many of us smartphone and tablet users have: not enough juice to get through a long day. So let’s check them out.
In fall of 2014, I published a review of the ZAGG Rugged Folio Keyboard Case for the iPad Air. It was serious protection for a serious tablet. Now that Apple offers an affordable 9.7” iPad more people will likely be taking iPads more places. Thankfully, ZAGG has released the Rugged Messenger for the latest 9.7″ iPad in Apple’s lineup.
It’s not very often that I open a box and have to stop what I’m doing to inhale the fragrant smell of fine leather wafting as I unwrap the contents, but that’s exactly what happened when I recently opened a package from Galen Leather. What was inside the box? Beautiful cases for my iPhone, 12″ MacBook, and 13″ MacBook Pro.
I have way too many cables lying around my apartment. Many of them should be thrown away because they have frayed, but many just honestly stopped working after three months for some unknown reason. Native Union sent over their new collection of cables that promise to be the non-fraying, unbreakable cords that will make me never need another cable again.
I love Waterfield products and am always positively inclined toward them from the start. After using the Waterfield Syde for MacBook Pro for the past weeks, I’m happy to say that the company that makes some of my favorite bags has continued to do just that. The Syde is a fantastic bag for those who are looking to travel light.
The BeMe D200 are yet another contender for best lightning earbuds. Although they cost a seemingly pricey $169.99, thanks to their excellent sound, straightforward app and effective onboard active noise cancellation, they are worth serious consideration if you want to up your game from the dismal lightning EarPods Apple includes with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple’s very own Magic Keyboard 2, all while nice like any other Apple product, is awfully expensive compared to its competition. If you are looking for something a bit cheaper that serves the same purpose while looking just as nice, you should really check out the Kanex Mini Multi-Sync Bluetooth Keyboard. We got the chance to get our hands on…
For most of the articles and reviews that I do for Gear Diary, I tend to take the photos with my iPhone 7 Plus or my iPad Pro. However, some photos are hard to capture and require me to get assistance.
If you’ve got an ugly black USB port for your car, then now is the time to upgrade! Take a look at the Just Mobile Highway Max with Lightning Cable. Not only do you get two 2.4A (12 Watt) USB fast charge ports with a built-in fuse to protect against power surges, you also get a fab coiled Lightning cable.
Picture Keeper Connect is the thumb drive you never knew you needed. We’ve all been there, running out of room on your mobile phone, struggling to clean out old photos, videos, and apps. Picture Keeper Connect is a USB thumb drive with a built-in lightning adapter that allows you to easily backup your iOS media and starts at $119.99.