Items tagged with Accessory

It's a battle that will probably never end: wired vs. wireless mice. Some gamers swear by wired mice, claiming that they're more accurate and that they won't just die on your mid-game if your batteries run out. Some say that the flexibility of a wireless mouse trumps even that, and that they'd rather never worry about a cord slowing down their movements. We obviously see the pros and cons of both input methods, and Razer has been supporting both camps for years. The company's newest product is actually an accessory designed to make life easier for those who swear by wired mice. It's a Mouse Bungee, developed in cooperation with a company by the same name. The mouse bungee is a useful product;... Read more...
Lenovo is known for a few things. Namely, the ThinkPad, the IdeaPad and the ThinkCentre lines of computers. Lenovo notebooks in particular are used heavily in businesses, as their rugged frames and iconic tracking point. But here's something you probably don't think about: the power adapter that ships with Lenovo's ThinkPad line. It's just a standard, black power adapter. Nothing too special about it. But this new Power Hub is something special. And it's something that we wish all power adapters came with, particularly ultraportable machines that only have one or two USB ports. The Power Hub doesn't look too different than a standard ThinkPad power adapter, but there are two main differences... Read more...
It's that time again. The time of year where students and parents frantically hit e-tailers with overnight shipping deals in order to get that all-important back-to-school technology into a dorm room or backpack before classes begins. It's back-to-school season, and whether you've started classes recently or are awaiting (dreading?) that first 8AM lecture, there may be a few bits of techno-shopping that need to be taken care of before you can be on you're on your way to that straight-A report card. Whether you're about to begin the Fall semester of college or your senior year in high school (or something else entirely), you'll probably need the right hardware to get you through. In the pages... Read more...
It's that time again. The time of year where students and parents frantically hit e-tailers with overnight shipping deals in order to get that all-important back-to-school technology into a dorm room or backpack before classes begins. It's back-to-school season, and whether you've started classes recently or are awaiting (dreading?) that first 8AM lecture, there may be a few bits of techno-shopping that need to be taken care of before you can be on you're on your way to that straight-A report card. Whether you're about to begin the Fall semester of college or your senior year in high school (or something else entirely), you'll probably need the right hardware to... Read more...
Mice, mice, mice. It's not a pest problem, it's a back to school symptom. With students galore looking for new mice to take to class (and the dorm room), Microsoft is hoping to catch the eye of style-minded students who need a mouse that fits their mood and color patterns. The company is this week taking the wraps off of their Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 Studio line, which features six different designs that were inspired by the places that people will use them – around the house, at a coffee shop, on a park bench. Patterns Micro, Botanic and Cosmic are available exclusive to Best Buy and Best Buy.com, and patterns Downtown, Crania and Pirouette will be available at other retailers in-store... Read more...
Looking for a travel mouse, anyone? With the school season in full swing, there's a good chance you'll be needing a mouse to tote around to class, and if you use your notebook as your main workhorse, you certainly don't want to rely solely on the trackpad when back at your dorm room. Genius has a new mousing device out now with a rather unique twist; there's a bundled Stick-and-Go mount that allows users to easily affix the mouse to a laptop, and the "Flying Scroll" technology allows users to whisk through web pages or documents in eight directions all through the scroll wheel. The Navigator 905BT isn't the most compact mouse we've ever seen, but that's probably best if you're looking for added... Read more...
Apple's iPhone has become a lot more than a phone. The original iPhone set a new bar for all smartphones to meet, and companies have been striving to live up to that ever since. In more recent history, however, mobile operating systems like WebOS and Android 2.2 have really begun to push iOS 4 in terms of providing real competition, but there's one thing Apple has that the other companies have yet to grasp: the love of the peripheral market. Without question, there are simply more iPhone, iPad and iPod accessories to choose from than on any other smartphone or handheld device. Every accessory maker looks to hit the iPhone market first, and everyone else, later. Let's look at ThinkFlood as an... Read more...
Scosche is a solid company. They make loads of accessories, many of which enhance Apple's line of iDevices. But this? This is taking things into a whole 'nother universe, and we're not quite sure whether to laugh, cry, or simply bow at the greatness of the world's first mass produced iPad Car Kit.Teased today in a YouTube video, the upcoming iKit (great name, wouldn't you say?) is a new car mount that actually allows consumers to mount their 9.7" iPad in their vehicle! Many will say there's simply no way a device that large could reasonably fit in a car, and they're probably right. But no one said this was "reasonable."There's still no definite ship date or price, and we're guessing this will... Read more...
Nintendo's Wii is a fine console, and one that has sold extremely well worldwide. People love controlling their games with the Wiimote, but one thing they aren't fond of is replacing those Wiimote batteries on a weekly or monthly basis. For avid Wii gamers, there's really no excuse to overlook a new charging solution, one that can handle up to four Wiimotes at a time, even. Konnet Technology has just introduced a new PowerV Quad, which charges four Nintendo Wii remotes without any wires, and better still, it's pretty attractive. The PowerV Quad uses induction technology to simultaneously charge 4 Nintendo Wiimotes, which means that users can simply rest the Wiimote on the PowerV (with or without... Read more...
Mad Catz has been a prevailing name in the console accessory market for years, offering up affordable third-party solutions (mostly controllers and gamepads) for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and all the console generations before it. But the crowded PC peripheral market has generally forged ahead without too much input from this company. Today, that all begins to change, with the company offering a number of high-grade PC products for pre-order on Amazon. Originally announced at CES and CeBIT this year, the Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse is a "twin-eye" device with a 5600DPI sensor, ergonomic grip, adjustable features (length + height) and removable 30g weighs to get the feel "just right" for whatever gamer... Read more...
SuperSpeed USB is finally here, and while it's not going anywhere fast, it's also not exploding into the market place at a rapid pace. As with any brand new technology, it takes awhile for companies and consumers to let go of what's familiar and embrace something different, particularly when there are incompatibilities involved.USB 3.0 is a fantastic upgrade to a globally famous standard, and while USB 2.0 products will work with USB 3.0 sockets at the slower speed, users will need actual USB 3.0 ports in order to make the most of any external hard drive or other USB 3.0 peripheral that they may purchase over the next few months and years. Belkin, which knows a thing or two about making accessories,... Read more...
The Space Bar may look like an Apple accessory (we guess it's the brushed aluminum design), but in reality it's suitable for any desktop/notebook user that relies on a keyboard and has lots of accessories that can't seem to find a home. Developed and sold by Quirky community, the Space Bar shelf is a multi-use device. It can hold thumb drives, keys and any other accessory you have laying around up top, while it covers up a keyboard that's 18" long and 1.5" high when you're not using it. There's also six USB ports on the front and a single USB socket on the rear, essentially providing you with a half dozen new ports to connect your peripherals without digging around the back of your tower.It's... Read more...
Accessories aren't usually able to grab our interest unless they really do something that hasn't been done before, but the new Cable Caps definitely have our eyes. Considering just how many USB peripherals we encounter on a daily basis, there's something special here that really connects to our daily experiences. These community developed covers help to protect, organize and add style to your every day USB cords. Put simply, they are designed to "help you protect the male end of any USB cable when not in use." These also help to put varying faces on different cables, and if you're memory is sharp, you'll be able to associate a cable head with a purpose. The top portion of each Cable Cap is a... Read more...
Toshiba expanded its line of dynadock Universal USB Docking Stations by adding the new dynadock V. This new dock is compatible with all Windows based PCs that have a USB 2.0 connection. The dynadock V offers the same universal compatibility of its predecessor, the dynadock U, but in a smaller package that's half the size and one-third thinner than the earlier model. Key product features include: True Desktop Environment: The dynadock V acts as an enabler for add-on peripherals like external monitor, keyboard & mouse, printer, router, headset and other accessories with only one single USB cable plugged into your PC. Enhanced Productivity: Four USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet LAN connectivity and 3.5mm... Read more...
Scosche has been kicking out accessories and peripherals for years now, but just recently have they gained mass attention. The reason? Apple. The company has been able to gain acceptance in the market thanks to its high-quality iPod and iPhone accessories, and they're now looking to make an even bigger splash at CES 2010. At the all-new iLounge Pavilion at CES 2010, the company will be showcasing its 2010 iPod/iPhone accessory lineup, which will feature a variety of products that complement the various iPod and iPhone models, enabling Scosche customers to Listen, Power, Protect, and Connect. Pricing and availability details have yet to be disclosed, but full details on the range can be found... Read more...
We've seen some pretty odd docking stations in our day. We've even netbook a docking station specifically made for netbooks, and now we're seeing one specifically made for MacBook Pro notebooks. The highly-stylish DeskBook Pro has just been revealed by Zenmo, and in case you couldn't guess, this portable docking station is meant to look as sleek as Apple's own computers do. Promising "unrivaled connectivity," the station is also introducing the company's own ModBay technology. ModBays enable the DeskBook Pro to support internal connection of hard drives, batteries and peripherals, and they're not only portable, but also provide convenient access to additional power for the dock when mobile. For... Read more...
Let's face it: the iPhone is a fantastic smartphone, but the battery within isn't exactly the greatest. Heavy web users will understand that the battery typically dies before your full day is done, leaving you to carefully select when and where to use that precious final 20% of battery. A few extended cell options are out there, but most of them involve a bulky case; what if you've already got a case that you love, or what if you prefer to carry your phone sans a case?PhoneSuit's Primo is a simpler affair, with it being a simple connector that plugs into the bottom socket. It's described as a Micro Battery Pack, and it can work with your iPhone or any dock connecting iPod; in other words, if... Read more...
Look out, folks--we've got a feeling that a new stream of new Logitech gear has just begun flowing, with the MK605 notebook bundle hitting earlier this week and now the G110 gaming keyboard. The oddly named successor to the G11 is a straightforward 'board, but clearly the extras are aimed at those who spend more time fragging than typing emails to grandma. Oh, and shame on you for that!Anyways, the QWERTY + numeric pad set is graces with customizable backlighting, with an array of blue and red LEDs beneath the keys themselves able to be controled via the Profiler software. Once you've got that installed, your keyboard can be red, blue, or "pretty much any shade of purple you can imagine." Looking... Read more...
Logitech has been on somewhat of a roll here lately, particularly in the travel accessories department. After pumping out a fresh new keyboard within the MK700 desktop combo and creating a mouse that would actually work on glass, the outfit has now bundled up a few travel necessities and called it the MK605.Essentially, this kit helps those using "make-shift" workstations get work done faster and more comfortably. The Logitech Notebook Kit MK605 combines a pivoting riser with a wireless mouse and keyboard, not to mention that it throws in the company's Unifying technology to boot. Obviously, the kit can be used together or in pieces; for more involved tasks you can use all three. Or, when chatting... Read more...
V-MODA introduced a new metal headphone with microphone that will be available exclusively at Best Buy. The new Faze headset is universally compatible with all iPhones, iPods, Blackberries, Palm Pres, MP3 players, and computers. It comes with a 2.5mm adapter for use with BlackBerry smartphones and three pairs of black and clear silicone fittings for a personalized fit. V-MODA claims the Faze “offers an upgraded listening experience from traditional headphones, offering its user the finest in sound and style.” The headset incorporates a hands-free microphone and a call/music control button that lets users switch between talking on the phone and listening to music. The headset features a lightweight,... Read more...
iBuyPower is a company generally associated with custom gaming PCs and notebooks. If you need a high-octane machine to handle the latest games, they're the company to turn to. What they aren't known for, however, are things such as this. Of course, you won't find us griping about a company spreading its wings and trying new things, particularly when it delivers something as unique and useful as the Internal USB Expansion System. The all new IES Controller system is a proprietary development designed to add all sorts of functionality to SFF boxes and machines that were left for dead (or the thrift store). Not only does this device enable front-panel USB ports to power devices such as iPods and... Read more...
While most of the world anxiously awaits Sony Ericsson's big move into the wide world of Android, the company's latest two show that it still has a wild side. Designed specifically for those who value fashion (and who can find these phone attractive), the new Jalou flip-phone is marketed more as a fashion icon and accessory than a device that lets you keep in touch with your grandparents. Of course, the specs list proves that it's more than capable of handling calls, but it's also more than capable of catching eyes. Designed to be the "ultimate in chic communication," SE's newest phones measure just 73mm long and are able to "slip into the tiniest clutch or jacket pocket." Charles Hunt, Jalou... Read more...
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