Freaking out over bent iPhones

In psychology, this is referred to as “external locus of control.”

Review: Sennheiser Urbanite on-ear headphones

A sonic fashion statement.


What Apple got wrong with the Apple Watch [updated]

Apple failed their customers on two very basic points.


Appidemic: The Walking Dead Pinball for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

That deaf, dumb, dead guy sure played a mean pinball.

Review: Epson LabelWorks LW-600P Portable Label Printer

Back to school. Three little words that are a delight to the ears of parents and the sound of unending doom to kids everywhere. Time is drawing near to get everything in place for the upcoming school year, and that may mean making sure everything is clearly marked and easily identifiable. Or, maybe you just want to organize your own life/work. In that case, Epson’s LabelWorks LP-600W label printer offers complete portability, allowing you to get organized anywhere that needs it.

Review: Divoom Voombox Travel wireless speaker

Nowadays, music is easily accessible from your iPhone, iPod, and similar devices, but what about sharing it with others? Those built-in speakers don’t go far in providing quality audio in large, open spaces. To that end, Divoom offers the Voombox Travel as a rugged, portable, wireless speaker that you can take just about anywhere to get hours of decent audio for everyone to enjoy. We got our hands on one to try out.


Review: eleMount CNC machined mount for iOS devices [updated]

The Kickstarter sensation of 2013, the eleMount, is now shipping to supporters. A simple and elegant design to hold any device onto nearly any surface, it can be used to hold an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to be used in a car, displayed on a table, and even used with a standard camera mount. We managed to get one of the early shipments to try it out and see how it holds up to use.

Review: STM Dux case for iPad Air

I don’t want to feel like I’m lugging around a laptop when I hold my iPad Air, so there needs to be durability and good protection while minimizing any added bulk and weight to keep in sync with Apple’s design philosophy. STM’s Dux case for the iPad Air meets or exceeds the U.S. Department of Defense standards for durability, but does it add too much bulk to achieve it?

Review: Microlab FC60 BT Nearfield speakers

Microlab has announced a new 2.1 channel speaker system: the FC60 BT Desktop Nearfield Speaker. This is a speaker system designed to handle multiple audio inputs, including Bluetooth streaming. Just listen, Microlab said, and that’s exactly what we did.

Appidemic: Autumn Dynasty: Warlords for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Autumn Dynasty: Warlords is a great strategy game in which you have the chance to become the fabled First Emperor. Developed by Touch Dimensions, the game features real time game play and is filled with thematic music and visuals to maintain your interest.

X-Doria SmartStyle Patterns for iPad Air review

We all know how thin the iPad Air is by now, and how easy it is to handle and carry around. One of the first accessories iPad Air owners will purchase is a protective case. For some owners, they will want to keep with the design of the iPad Air and find a case that won’t add a lot of bulk and weight. The makers over at X-Doria have a full line of SmartStyle cases for the iPad Air, and we were given the SmartStyle Patterns case to see how it performs.

Elgato Smart Key review

Ever get that sinking feeling you’ve forgotten where your car keys are? Maybe to tend to lock yourself out of your house with the keys still inside. Fortunately, the people at Elgato have come up with a way to keep track of your keys and alert you if you stray too far away from them; the Smart Key along with a free app for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch will keep watch for you.