Review of the “new” Brydge Pro keyboard for the 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Review of the “new” Brydge Pro keyboard for the 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro

I will start this review with an admission. I like the new MacBook Pro keyboard. It took me a few minutes to get accustomed to it but I was quickly reached my normal 110wpm speed. I use a membrane on top of the keyboard to protect it but I will say that I’ve been burned by the space bar and the Y key not working correctly.

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Satechi Type-C PD & QC Wireless Charger is sleek, fast and USB-C

Satechi Type-C PD & QC Wireless Charger is sleek, fast and USB-C

I’ve become a huge fan of wireless charging of both my iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch, and now I have a wireless charger that I’m an equally big fan of. The Satechi Aluminum Type-C PD & QC Wireless Charger (US$44.99) takes advantage of USB-C to provide quicker charging speeds than you’ll find with many other chargers on the market.

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Mophie Juice Pack Access for iPhone XS Max: Plenty of power and wireless charging

Mophie Juice Pack Access for iPhone XS Max: Plenty of power and wireless charging

Since the first Mophie iPhone case came out years ago, I’ve been a fan. The company was the first to figure out how to put a battery pack into an iPhone case to provide extra power while protecting the phone. The latest from Mophie, the $99.95 Mophie Juice Pack Access for iPhone XS Max, continues the legacy of power and protection. However, many users are finding that they can’t charge the case and are giving it poor ratings — in this review, we tell you how to get the Juice Pack Access to work properly, something Mophie needs to communicate to its customers.

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Review: Eve Flare Portable Smart LED Lamp

Review: Eve Flare Portable Smart LED Lamp

If there’s one type of light fixture that I think has been underrepresented in the smart appliance world, it’s portable, battery-powered lamps. Sure, it’s possible to control a lot of individual light bulbs plugged into fixtures, and there are light strips that work great via voice control when plugged into the wall outlet. But what about battery-powered lamps that can be used anywhere? Eve’s new Flare Portable Smart LED Lamp (US$99.95) is a well-designed smart lamp featuring HomeKit compatibility and almost infinite color possibilities.

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It’s aging, but iAddressX for macOS can still speed up your daily workflow

It’s aging, but iAddressX for macOS can still speed up your daily workflow

If you need quick access to your contacts in macOS, one solution is iAddressX from Tropical Software, even though it’s getting a bit long in the tooth. The $19.99 app — which hasn’t been updated in almost two years — allows you to access and navigate contacts from a small icon in the menubar.

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Review: Eve Energy Strip provides power, protection and Siri control

Review: Eve Energy Strip provides power, protection and Siri control

Eve (formerly Elgato) has been releasing a solid line of HomeKit-compatible home automation devices lately, and the latest to show up at AWT Labs for testing is the Eve Energy Strip (US$99.95). It’s a three-outlet power strip, and before you say “$100 is a LOT for a power strip”, you must realize that this is a smart power strip featuring the ease and security of HomeKit setup that also includes surge protection. Let’s take a look.

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