Our home is all-in with Alexa-enabled smart devices. I considered getting an Amazon Echo Spot and using it as a bedside clock, but I didn’t see much advantage to that. Then I saw the upcoming Sandman Doppler from Palo Alto Innovation. It may look like a bedside alarm clock, but it is a complete information hub powered by Alexa.
With the size of videos and photos nowadays, we may all have a time where the provided memory just is not enough. Naztech is addressing this issue with the Xtra Drive mini ($59.99). The device allows you to instantly save and transfer files using your iOS device’s Lightning Connector and up to 256GB Micro USB card.
My new MacBook Pro is thin and light and, with just two USB-C ports, is lacking in ports. My iMac does better but still lacks the degree of port-related connectivity I used to have. That’s why the $299 OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is a perfect fit; it offers a ton of ports and speeds that were unimaginable a few years ago.
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.
If you need to carry a high-capacity external drive with you when you travel or go to work, you’ll likely be interested in making that memory device as small as possible. Take a look at the Western Digital My Passport SSD; it’s 1 Terabyte, rated for 515MB/s, and it measures just 3.6″ long by 1.8″ wide by 0.4″ thick.
It seems as if USB-C is going to be the wave of the future, with rumors of the next iPhone integrating it and with Apple’s most recent MacBook pro sporting nothing but USB type C ports. In an effort to future-proof themselves, ChoeTech has begun releasing USB Type-C products and allowed us to check a few out. The First is the ChoeTech USB-C Charger, which is a 3 port charger…
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.
Today popular accessory and electronics designer Moshi brought their A-Game to Las Vegas as they announce three additions to their USB-C product line: the iLynx Type-C mini dock, Full-Featured USB-C Cable, and USB-C to DisplayPort Cable.
The MacBook is one of the most capable (and portable) laptops I’ve ever used, but getting acclimated to its single Type-C port has been an adjustment. Products like the Satechi Type-C Multiport Adapter are making the transition much easier.
Cables that charge and sync our mobile devices are a must. Unfortunately, the cables most companies include with their devices tend to be rather delicate; that’s where Ventev comes in. Ventev offers a number of different cables that can meet all your mobile needs. They get the job done and will last for a good long time. Here are just a few.
You have a quick charger for your phone in your house, why not have one in your car? With the new Choetech car chargers, you can! Let’s take a look at the 30W Dual USB Car Charger and the 22W USB-C Car Charger; both are handy, fast, and inexpensive.
Here’s an interesting doo-dad in a long line of USB Type-C related products that we’re seeing these days: this one is the Innergie MagiCable USB-C Connector to Micro USB, and it allows you to charge your MicroUSB devices from a USB Type-C cable.
If you have a MacBook, then you’ve probably had at least one time (me – many times!) when you’ve wished you could charge your laptop while also attaching an accessory. Or maybe you’ve wished that you could plug a memory card into your laptop, but alas, there are no card readers. The MINIX USB Type-C Multiport Adapter can help!
I finally broke down and bought a MacBook after months of hard-sell from Helena. Being able to carry a full Mac OS X computer that weighs so much less than my 13″ MacBook Pro has been liberating; figuring out how to charge my travel laptop and other devices at the same time has been a bit more of a challenge.
We all use USB cables. Even if you are an iPhone user, you invariably have a headset or something else that requires the ubiquitous MicroUSB cable. Every cable you have ever had with a device also needs to be replaced because they wear out. Usually at a stress point. That may end today thanks to Anker’s PowerLine MicroUSB cable!
Apple went big when they rolled out their new MacBook. It’s thin, light and looks fantastic. It also eschews traditional connectivity for the new USB-C standard. I have little doubt we will see this type of connectivity on more and more devices but Apple is, once again, forcing new connectivity on consumers. That’s where the Moshi USB-C-to-USB Adapter comes in.
Having just returned from my trip to the IFA Global Press Conference in Malta, I’ll cut to the chase and suggest this to every one of you who is even considering traveling abroad: buy a Oneadaptr Twist World Travel Adapter. Both versions are under $50, and either would make a very thoughtful gift for yourself or your favorite road warrior.
If you’re looking forward to getting that new MacBook Apple announced earlier this month, I highly suggest you look into the new InfiniteUSB Kickstarter that will solve one of the laptop’s most disheartening problems.
I have a problem. No matter what phone or other devices I have with me I never seem to have enough battery life in the device. That’s why I have more than one Anker battery and was thrilled to see that Anker has a new version of their Astro battery. It has a monstrous capacity of 26000 mAh.
Judie wrote about the Leef iBRIDGE late last year, and at CES they provided us with a review sample to check out. I love the Leef Bridge USB 3.0 storage solution for Android, and was excited to check out the new iOS external solution. With an odd shape and requiring a special app, it still impresses and has become essential!
I am starting to worry my phone is becoming sentient. See, on a typical day, the battery holds up just fine all day. But if it’s a busy day, that’s when my phone drains the battery like a hungry vampire. Luckily, Bracketron is working on their Snap2.0 chargers, an affordable way to snag fast charging with compatible phones!