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Review: Meross's Smart Oil Diffuser Adds a Scent to Your Home With HomeKit Support

Monday July 18, 2022 6:45 am PDT by
Meross's smart essential oil diffuser seeks to allow you to add a pleasant aroma to the air using any essential oil of your choice and increase a room's humidity to counteract dry air, with HomeKit support for control and automations. Meross offers a wide range of HomeKit-compatible smart home devices, including garage door openers, lighting, power strips, air purifiers, and more. Compared...
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Review: Meross's Smart Air Purifier Offers HomeKit Support at an Affordable Price

Friday July 15, 2022 8:24 am PDT by
Meross's smart air purifier provides a way to filter out dust and pollutants from the air to improve air quality at an affordable price, with full support for Apple HomeKit and the Home app. Meross makes a wide range of HomeKit-compatible smart home devices for regions around the world, including garage door openers, smart lighting, smart power strips, and more. Compared to its direct...
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M2 MacBook Air Reviews: 'Apple's Near-Perfect Mac'

Thursday July 14, 2022 7:52 am PDT by
The new MacBook Air with the M2 chip launches this Friday. Ahead of time, the first reviews of the new MacBook Air have been shared by some media outlets and YouTube channels, providing a closer look at the redesigned notebook and its capabilities. Key features of the new MacBook Air include Apple's latest M2 chip, a new design with flatter edges, a slightly larger 13.6-inch display with a...
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Review: Aqara's Curtain Driver E1 Provides an Easy Way to Retrofit Curtains With HomeKit

Thursday July 14, 2022 7:38 am PDT by
Aqara this week launched the Curtain Driver E1, providing a solution to retrofit traditional curtains with automated motors and HomeKit functionality. The Curtain Driver E1 hooks onto curtain rods and uses a motor to push curtains open or pull them closed, also offering Zigbee 3.0 and a 6,000mAh battery that can deliver 12-month battery life. Like Apple's Home app, the Curtain Driver E1 will ...
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13-Inch MacBook Pro With M2 Chip Reviews: Faster Performance, But Consider Waiting for New MacBook Air

Wednesday June 22, 2022 6:17 am PDT by
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a faster M2 chip launches this Friday. Ahead of time, early reviews of the notebook have been shared by some YouTube channels and media outlets, offering a hands-on look at the performance improvements. The only notable change to the 13-inch MacBook Pro is the M2 chip, which features an 8-core CPU and a 10-core GPU. Apple said the M2 chip has up to an 18%...
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Review: DJI's Mini 3 Pro is Tiny, Fun to Fly and Takes Great Videos

Thursday June 2, 2022 9:10 am PDT by
DJI recently announced the Mini 3 Pro, its lightest weight Pro drone that is a successor to other Mini drones that it has sold in the past. The Mini 3 Pro brings high-end camera quality, a tri-directional object avoidance system, and an expansive feature set to one of the smallest form factors that DJI offers. I'll start this review with the disclaimer that I am by no means a drone expert,...
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Review: Sony's WH-1000XM5 Headphones Don't Fold, But Do Sound Better Than Ever

Friday May 27, 2022 10:23 am PDT by
Sony this week launched the updated version of its premium flagship noise-canceling headphones. If your only interest is how the $400 WH-1000XM5 from Sony stack up against Apple's $549 AirPods Max, be sure to check out our direct comparison. The following is a standalone review of Sony's latest headphones. Since they launched in August 2020, Sony's WH-1000XM4 headphones have been among the...
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Review: Transcend's 1TB JetDrive Lite 330 Adds Convenient Removable Storage to Your MacBook Pro

Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:33 am PDT by
Last week, Transcend launched a 1TB version of its JetDrive Lite 330 expansion card for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, giving users a convenient way to add significant amounts of storage to their machines without any extra bulk. I've had a chance to spend some time with the new card, and while there are limitations for some of the things you might want to do with it, the JetDrive Lite 330...
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Review: Nomad's New High-End $150 MagSafe 'Base One Max' Charger Works With iPhone and Apple Watch

Tuesday April 12, 2022 9:07 am PDT by
Nomad in March launched its first official MagSafe wireless charger, the Base One, which was limited to charging just an iPhone. Today, Nomad is launching its second ‌MagSafe‌ wireless charger, the dual Base One Max, which is able to charge a ‌MagSafe‌ ‌iPhone‌ and an Apple Watch at the same time. The Base One Max is similar in design to the Base One, featuring a platform with a flat ‌MagSafe‌...
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Review: Ugreen's 4-Port GaN X USB-C Charger Offers Up to 100W Output in a Compact Design

Thursday March 31, 2022 3:59 am PDT by
Anyone invested in the Apple ecosystem will have had to confront the need for multiple USB-C ports when they're home and away, with iPhones, iPads, and Macs all vying for the connectivity these days. But in many cases, there's still a lingering need for USB-A to charge older devices, and that's where Ugreen's 4-in-1 100W GaN X Fast Charger comes in handy. The charger packs three USB-C ports...
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Apple Studio Display Reviews: 'A Confounding Miss'

Thursday March 17, 2022 6:37 am PDT by
First impressions of the Apple Studio Display have now been shared by select media outlets and YouTubers, providing a closer look at Apple's latest standalone display. Reviewers praised some aspects such as the display's built-in speaker and microphone setup, while others felt that "the Studio Display in its current state is a confounding miss." Image via The Verge Priced starting at $1,599,...
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Mac Studio Reviews: Faster Than a $13,000 Mac Pro

Thursday March 17, 2022 6:12 am PDT by
Apple's all-new Mac Studio desktop computer launches this Friday. Ahead of time, the first reviews and unboxing videos for the Mac Studio have surfaced, providing us with a closer look at the machine and its companion Studio Display. Performance While the Mac Studio resembles a larger Mac mini, it is far more powerful. The computer can be configured with the same M1 Max chip available for...
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iPad Air 5 Reviews: Great Value With M1 Chip at $599 Starting Price

Wednesday March 16, 2022 6:49 am PDT by
The new fifth-generation iPad Air will begin arriving to customers on Friday and, ahead of time, the first hands-on reviews of the device have surfaced. We've rounded up some of the reviews and unboxing videos below. Key new features of the iPad Air include the same M1 chip found in the iPad Pro, 5G connectivity on cellular models, an upgraded 12-megapixel front camera with support for...
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iPhone SE Reviews: Impressive Performance in a 'Tired Design'

Monday March 14, 2022 6:28 am PDT by
First impressions of the third-generation iPhone SE have now been shared by select media outlets and YouTubers, providing a closer look at Apple's latest entry-level iPhone. Reviewers praised the device's improved specifications, but were disappointed with its aging design and lack of Night mode. The new model added the A15 Bionic chip from the iPhone 13, 5G connectivity, an upgraded rear...
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Review: Anker's 535 Portable Power Station Keeps Your Devices Running While You're Off the Grid

Friday March 11, 2022 11:02 am PST by
At CES earlier this year, Anker introduced the 535 Portable Power Station, the latest entrant in its PowerHouse lineup of large portable batteries for supporting electronic devices while camping, during power outages, and in other situations where you're off the grid. I've had a bit of time to test out the $500 Anker 535, and it delivers a handy set of connectivity options for charging up a...
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iPhone 13 in Green and iPhone 13 Pro in Alpine Green Reviews: A 'Saturated' but 'Subtle Statement'

Friday March 11, 2022 5:23 am PST by
The first reviews of Apple's newly-introduced Green and Alpine Green color options for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have now been shared by various media outlets and YouTubers, and the general consensus is that the new shades are very saturated compared to similar colors from other smartphone makers, but still make for a subtle color option overall. Image via Engadget The new green color...
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Review: Mophie's 3-in-1 MagSafe Charger is Great for Travel

Wednesday March 2, 2022 11:56 am PST by
Mophie in January introduced the 3-in-1 MagSafe Travel Charger, an official ‌MagSafe‌ accessory that directly competes with Apple's ‌MagSafe‌ Duo. Unlike the ‌MagSafe‌ Duo, Mophie's Travel Charger can charge three devices at once rather than two, plus it comes with an included power adapter, USB-C cable, and carrying case. Priced at $150, or $20 more than the $130 ‌MagSafe‌ Duo, the 3-in-1 Travel...
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Review: Nomad Launches 'Base One' Official MagSafe Charger for $130

Tuesday March 1, 2022 8:02 am PST by
Nomad today announced the launch of the Base One, its first official MagSafe wireless charger. For a long time, Belkin has had the only official ‌MagSafe‌ charging options, but that's starting to change now that third-party accessory companies are able to get Apple's Made for iPhone-certified hardware. The Base One is using ‌MagSafe‌ components sourced directly from Apple, so it is able to...
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Review: Meross Offers Affordable, Hub-Free HomeKit Smart Lighting Solutions

Monday February 28, 2022 6:47 am PST by
Meross makes a wide range of HomeKit-compatible smart home devices for multiple regions around the world, including garage door openers, air purifiers, smart plugs, and more. With Meross's smart LED bulb, LED light strip, ambient light, and desk lamp, I was able to create a HomeKit lighting setup to put the company's smart home accessories to the test. Compared to its direct competitors,...
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Review: Chipolo's Find My-Enabled 'CARD Spot' is Ideal for Keeping Tabs on a Wallet

Thursday February 24, 2022 8:48 am PST by
Chipolo is an item tracking company that has embraced Apple's Find My network, and last May, it came out with one of the first Find My-enabled third party accessories, the Chipolo ONE Spot. Identical to the AirTag in almost every way, the Chipolo ONE Spot didn't have an edge over Apple's own item tracking solution, but Chipolo's $35 CARD Spot accessory beats out the AirTag when it comes to wallet ...