Review: Eve HomeKit-Compatible LED Light Strip

Review: Eve HomeKit-Compatible LED Light Strip

The number of accessories compatible with Apple’s HomeKit home automation framework has been slowly growing, with lighting accessories leading the way. Today we’re looking at a bright and colorful addition to the world of HomeKit: the US$79.95 Eve Light Strip (Amazon affiliate link). My compadre Dennis did a review of this accessory about two months ago, but we’re all about getting our readers the widest possible range of reviews for products.

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Speedy, lightweight device charging on the way with GaNFast™ technology

Speedy, lightweight device charging on the way with GaNFast™ technology

There are times I really love my job as a technology writer, and this week has been one of those times. What’s the reason for my enthusiasm? Getting to put my hands on new charging technology that is going to revolutionize consumer electronics. Yesterday I reviewed the Elecjet Apollo Traveller Power Bank, which uses graphene technology to make a safe, cool-running and fast charging battery pack, and today I’m going to tell you about what’s known as GaNFast ™, which uses a Gallium Nitride based power chip rather than traditional silicon. 

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Hands-On Review: Elecjet's Apollo Traveller Power Bank is the first to use graphene composite

Hands-On Review: Elecjet's Apollo Traveller Power Bank is the first to use graphene composite

Battery technology has been getting better year after year, often with small evolutionary changes that increase efficiency and give us longer battery life or shorter charge times. Elecjet Technology recently released the Apollo Traveller Power Bank on Kickstarter, and the new technology used in this external power bank bodes well for the future of device batteries with a revolutionary change. Deliveries of the Apollo Traveller begin next month, but we were able to get our hands on a pre-release power bank for review.

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Testing the Hitcase Ferra case and TrueLUX Wide Lens

Testing the Hitcase Ferra case and TrueLUX Wide Lens

Hitcase recently introduced the new Ferra leather case for iPhone X/XS/XS Max (US$59.99), and it looks spectacular. The case not only provides style and protection for the latest iPhones, but is also a base for the Hitcase TrueLUX accessory lens line. Today we’re looking at both the Ferra case and the TrueLUX Wide lens.

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Luna Display lets you easily, quickly turn your iPad into a Mac display

Luna Display lets you easily, quickly turn your iPad into a Mac display

Need a secondary display for use with your Mac — or perhaps simply a display for that new Mac mini? Own an iPad? If so, you’re in luck because the $79.99 Luna Display can turn an Apple tablet into a wireless second display for your Mac. 

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Light up your videoconferencing and vlogging with the Lume Cube Air VC

Light up your videoconferencing and vlogging with the Lume Cube Air VC

Last fall, I had the pleasure of reviewing a bright, compact video/photo light called the Lume Cube Air. This little light is perfect for filling in dark spots when taking photos or video, small enough to go anywhere, and is controlled by an iPhone app through a range of intensities. Now the folks at Lume Cube have made the Lume Cube Air even more useful with the release of the Lume Cube Air VC ($79.95), which adds a mounting option to the original that makes it easy to use for video conferencing and vlogging.

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Review: Elecjet 60W Power Delivery USB Type-C Wall Charger

Review: Elecjet 60W Power Delivery USB Type-C Wall Charger

Without power, our devices are worthless, but it can take an unusually long amount of time to get your favorite device charged up to full capacity. Elecjet’s new 60W Power Delivery USB Type-C Wall Charger (US$26.99) is designed to take advantage of USB Type-C’s Power Delivery (PD) feature, meaning that it optimizes the charge for devices it’s plugged into for the fastest possible charge. In this review, I take a look at this travel-friendly USB-C charger.

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These minimal iPhone XS Max cases are Totallee impressive

These minimal iPhone XS Max cases are Totallee impressive

In a way, it’s sad. Everyone goes out of their way to get the latest and greatest iPhone and would love to show it off, but they realize that it needs protection so they cover it up with a case. Today I’m looking at three minimal iPhone XS Max cases from Totallee, a California-based case manufacturer, with several options that let the beauty of your iPhone shine through.

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