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Experience VertiGo from WaterField Designs

That’s “Verti” as in vertical, and “Go” as in carry your MacBook somewhere.

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SuperTooth D4 portable Bluetooth stereo speaker review

For if you like your audio portable and mostly in the background.

Review: Out and about with the JiLL-E Tablet Messenger bag

I’ve always been happy with my wallet. I see women cramming everything they need for the day inside a purse, and I’ve considered myself lucky that my essentials can be shoved into my back pocket. With iPhones and iPads, however, that’s no longer the case; I need a backpack or laptop bag. With the JiLL-E Tablet Messenger bag, however, women can get get by with what they’re already used to.

Dial-up Internet; not dead yet

Did you think dial-up Internet was dead? Think again. Quartz’s Dan Frommer reports that, amazingly, AOL still has 2.3 million dialup subscribers, and they’re turning a profit for the online pioneering company—in fact, most of its profits.

V-Moda XS on-ear headphones review

Noteworthy. Superb. Amazing. Take your pick, because the V-Moda XS headphones are each of those things and quite a bit more. V-Moda blends aggressively gorgeous and ergonomic design with outstanding audio engineering for headphones that look and sound like nothing else out there.

Catalyst unveils waterproof sleeves for tablets and laptops

Back when I went to school, no one carried around laptops (which barely existed) or tablets (which didn’t exist). What did exist was rain and snow, and we surely had plenty of that. If you find yourself in the same environment this school year, but with $1,000 of technology to carry around, you may want to check out Catalyst before heading back to school.

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iRig Mic HD now shipping for iOS, Mac and PC

This past weekend, we reviewed IK Multimedia’s iRig Voice, a colorful, inexpensive option for those looking to have some karaoke fun (or at least prove they need less auto-tune than Ke$ha). When you’re ready to get serious about your voice recording—be it for singing, podcasting, interviewing, etc.—you’ll instead want to look at IK Multimedia’s newly released iRig Mic HD.

Why you should consider a gaming mouse, even if you’re not a gamer

I’m not much of a computer gamer, but I’m a big fan of some gaming hardware, especially gaming mice and mousepads, which I find typically offer excellent ergonomics, superior performance to regular point and click peripherals, and durable constructed. A case in point is the Razer Orochi laptop gaming mouse.

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Back-to-school giveaway: UE Boom – Jettison Edition wireless speaker

Today is the last day for entries in our first giveaway of the back-to-school season. Have you entered yet? We’re giving away an Ultimate Ears UE Boom wireless speaker to one lucky AppleTell reader. The specific model is the UE Boom – Jettison Edition, a limited run designed by skateboard artist Don Pendleton, worth $199.99.

Brainwavz launches S5 in-ear headphones

Audio company Brainwavz has added a new model to its lineup last month specifically focused on sportier listening. The S5 in-ear headphones offer a flat cable with an over-the-ear design to ensure a better fit, especially during athletic activities. They also feature a high quality driver setup for superior audio.

Griffin Wired Keyboard for iOS Devices review

Griffin’s Wired Keyboard for iOS devices offers full iOS key functions and tactile feedback with the added advantage of a cord that makes connections and disconnections quick, easy, and positive, with no Bluetooth pairing required. The Griffin Wired Keyboard is available in 30-pin or Lightning connector versions, and connect to the iDevice (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch) via the docking port.

Skateboard artist Don Pendleton’s UE Boom is pretty cool

Ultimate Ears has released a few limited-edition runs of their UE Boom wireless Bluetooth speaker, the latest of which is a collaboration with artist Don Pendleton. Continuing the company’s aim to blend people’s passions for music, design and art, the limited-run Jettison Edition is designed with Pendleton’s distinct organic cubist graphic style.