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.
If you are a fan of TwelveSouth’s products, and happen to have an iPad Pro, you really need to check out the BookBook Hardback Leather Case for Apple’s iPad Pro tablet. They sent us over a unit to check out, so let’s dive right into it. Available in Brown or Rutledge I received the latter, and over the course of…
One of the things that I used do when packing to go overseas was to make sure that I had my collection of plug adapters and a bulky international power strip ready to go; these days I just make sure that I have the Oneadaptr Twist+ World Adapter DUO.
Paracable manufactures high-quality charging cables, including Lightning and MicroUSB varieties. The cables are wrapped in 32-strand paracord, which provides excellent durability and strength and all Lightning cables are Apple MFi Certified, so you know they’ll work. If you don’t love it, Paracables will give you your money back within 30 days. Get your Paracable now, starting at $15.95.
For a time, it seemed as if every external battery was alike; they all had some sort of housing, a charging port to power up the battery and one or two ports into which a device cable could be plugged.
Charging cables are a simple fact of modern life. And while inexpensive cables abound- after all, pretty much every mobile device and accessory includes one- the right cable can make a huge difference. Nomad offers three different cables in their Ultra Rugged Cable Series, and one of them stands out as the only cable you will ever need.
Scandinavian furniture has clean lines and, too often, appear to sacrifice comfort in favor of minimalism and style. Sit in such furniture and… you will be pleasantly surprised. The Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear headphones reflect this same Scandinavian design language. The have clean lines and, like the furniture, appear to sacrifice comfort in favor of minimalism.
The right case for your mobile device is a key part of maximizing its usefulness. In the case of my 9.7” iPad Pro that is especially true. It goes everywhere with me and I use it all the time. Thankfully, I finally found the right balance with the Speck Smartshell Plus for 9.7” iPad Pro and the Apple Smart Keyboard.
We’ve been covering Speck since pretty much the beginning. They began with just a few iPhone cases, and they have built a company with many excellent smartphone and tablet accessory options. CES 2017 sees them making a series of moves worthy of their devoted following.
It’s a little late for a stocking stuffer, but if you have a student you’re sending back to college after the holiday break, you might want to send them back with power — the power to keep their devices charged throughout even the longest days. For that, the Jackery Titan S is perfect.
Have an iPad Pro? If so, then you probably carry it with you almost all the time. But where do you stow its Pencil? And what do you do with the cable and charger? If you’ve been letting those things rattle around loose in your bag, then you’ll want to check out these beautiful and functional WaterField Atelier Leather Accessories.