How often have you been at the lake or pool while enjoying good music and great company, only to have the battery on your portable speaker die or for someone to drip all over your speaker? With the Urbanista Malibu, neither of these problems would be an issue; not only is it IP67 waterproof and protected against sand, dust, and dirt, but it uses integrated Powerfoyle solar cell technology, so it can self-charge any time it is exposed to indoor or outdoor light! The sustainability doesn’t end there; the Urbanista Malibu is made from recycled plastic and fabrics!
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MagSafe for iPhones was a game changer for wireless charging. The magic of magnets ensured that the phone and charging plate were always perfectly aligned, meaning no fumbling when laying the phone down to charge wirelessly. Then came the accessories that employed the same magnets to stay in place. But the new Speck ClickLock accessories take MagSafe to an entirely new level, and the first accessories make it clear why.
In my opinion, NomadNomad makes the best cables on the market. They are rugged, available in various lengths, and transmit power and data quickly. With the announcement of the new Nomad 130W Power Adapter, they now make some of the best wall adapters too. They are fast and powerful with three USB-C ports and up to 100W output.
ELECOM is a Japanese firm that makes peripherals for computers, including mice, trackballs, webcams, and headsets. They also make gaming-specific mice and keyboards. The ELECOM NESTOUT product line is a step in a different direction, namely outside.
TL;DR: Ditch some extra cables and get a wireless charger for three devices. The MagStack Foldable is about the size of a wallet and can power your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. Even better, it’s 35% off!
The Zhiyun Crane-M 3S is a beautifully designed lightweight camera stabilizer perfect for those who shoot with smartphones, action cameras, and mirrorless cameras with small lenses. Despite its small size and light weight, the gimbal offers some impressive features, including multiple shooting modes and a built-in light. The captured footage is much smoother than is possible to achieve through handheld shooting or in lens or body stabilization.
TL;DR: Tired of carrying around a separate cable for each device? Get one that works for all of them. The InCharge X Max 100W 6-in-1 Charging Cable has adaptive charging heads that can plug into USB, Lightning, Micro, and USB-C devices and is only $19.97 until July 14!
I’ve long been on the hunt for the “perfect” bedside charger. “Perfect” means something different for each person, but for me, it means a MagSafe wireless charger for my iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods with the smallest footprint possible; the Twelve South HiRise 3 Wireless Charging Stand ticks all those boxes. Let’s take a closer look.
Nomad’s cases have been my go-to cases for the past few years. They are well-designed, look sharp, and are highly protective. They’ve saved my phone from drops more often than I want to admit. Their new Nomad x Peak Design Rugged Case for iPhone 14 Pro is something different, and it’s quickly become my new favorite.
TL;DR: If you want to listen to music without blocking out your spatial awareness, try a pair of Open Ear Induction Wireless Headphones. These, in particular, are comfortable, wireless, and waterproof; they are also only $33.99 (regularly $79).
TL;DR: If you want to cut down on all the accessories you need to carry to power or transfer data between smart devices, you might want to get the WonderCube Pro. This compact keyring can connect to iOS and Android devices, and it’s only $48.99.
Nomad’s wireless charging solutions are as elegant as they are efficient. We’ve enjoyed watching the evolution of their offerings and, after releasing the refined Base One and Stand One wireless charger, wondered what they would do next. Well, now there are the Nomad Base and Nomad Stand wireless chargers; they may look familiar but looks can be deceiving.
The Infiray P2 Pro thermal camera is a tiny but powerful device that connects to your smartphone and lets you see the heat signatures of objects and creatures around you. At 9g and 18mm x 27mm x 9.8mm, it is the world’s smallest thermal camera and, despite this, boasts some impressive stats. Its 256×192 pixel resolution is excellent at this price range and beats some competitors at higher prices.
The Jabra Speak2 55 Portable Speakerphone is a high-quality portable speakerphone designed to provide clear and uninterrupted audio during conference calls. It is a versatile device that is suitable for use with smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Jabra, a Danish firm that offers many personal sound and office solutions, recently presented the Speak2 range, the newest products in Jabra’s line-up of professional speakerphones, which include the Speak2 75, Speak2 55, and the Speak2 40.
I’ve never used a car vent mount before, and I don’t think I’ll be using another after experiencing the Peak Design Mobile Charging Car Vent Mount. It’s so dang good that I can’t imagine using a different car mount ever again. Peak Design’s Car Vent Mount is so secure and so stable it’s a pleasure to use, and it retails starting at $64.95.
There are many excellent earbuds on the market today, and at $269, the Evolve 2 earbuds from Danish manufacturer Jabra have strong competition. What makes these stand out from the crowd is their specialization. The Jabra Evolve2 True Wireless Earbuds are a sleek and stylish set of wireless earbuds that are specifically designed for use in professional settings such as the office or during remote meetings. I’ve had the chance to test these earbuds out, and I’m really impressed with their overall performance and features.
Raina has the Nomad MagSafe Mount Stand I reviewed two years ago on her desk and uses it daily. I use the Nomad Base One MagSafe Charger I reviewed a few months later on my nightstand. Now Nomad has released the Nomad Stand One MagSafe Charger. It brings the best features of both chargers and merges them into something elegant.
RAVPower has quietly been making a name for itself by releasing mobile accessories that work well, are easy to use, and are priced nicely. Their new RAVPower 100W 2 USB-C Ports PD Wall Charger is just such a product. For under $80, this wall adapter will keep your laptop and phone fully charged on the go.
I have a number of excellent true wireless earbuds (TWE) from which to choose, but my daily driver is the AirPod Pro earbuds. I recently upgraded to the second-generation version of Apple’s TWE; they are less revolutionary and more evolutionary in features, but I like the improvements and am enjoying them, and I’m thrilled to have them protected by the new Nomad Modern Leather Case for 2nd Gen AirPods Pro.
I’ve been using Nomad cases pretty exclusively for the past few iPhone models I’ve owned. Initially, I used their gorgeous Horween leather cases, but more recently, I have taken to the company’s synthetic Sport Case. Now they have introduced a new case line that is a huge departure for the brand. The Nomad Super Slim case for iPhone 14 is … super slim.
If you often find yourself searching for a free outlet or port, the compact Ugreen 100W USB C DigiNest Pro Charging Station will be right up your alley. With three AC outlets, three USB-C ports, and a legacy USB-A port, the DigiNest Pro has proven to be a very convenient and powerful desktop power strip.