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OLIVERS Convoy Tee

Advances in technology are trickling down into the clothing you rock everyday, not just the phone in your pocket or that smartwatch on your wrist. OLIVERS Apparel is harnessing such advances with its simple, smartly designed Convoy Tee, made out of 100 percent merino wool and built to wick sweat while fitting slim and comfortably. It’s built in the same vein as the brand’s 5-Pocket Pant or Base Henley —…

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Apple Magic Accessories

While they’re all adorned with cleaner, [impossibly] more minimal designs, Apple’s latest Magic Accessories really set themselves apart from their predecessors thanks to reworked internals. All three boast built-in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that charge from flat to full in about two hours , eliminating the need for disposable batteries altogether while also resulting in a more compact and solidly built internal structure. The Magic Keyboard sports reengineered keys with a lower profile and a…

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iPad Pro

Your iPad’s not providing enough display real estate? The iPad Pro should do the trick. With an expanded 12.9-inch, 2732 x 2048 display, the iPad Pro is the highest resolution portable device ever to come out of Apple’s labs and features a 64-bit A9X processor that’s nearly twice as performing as the iPad Air 2. Despite its massive display the Pro’s unibody enclosure is only 6.9 mm thin, with a weight to match of just…

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iPhone 6s

Apple’s iPhone 6s brings about quite a few upgrades over its predecessor, albeit few that are visible without first unlocking the phone with the now even faster Touch ID-equipped Home button. Both the 6s and 6s Plus feature a 70% quicker Apple A9 chip with M9 motion coprocessor, a 12-megapixel rear facing iSight camera that shoots 4K video, and a 5-megapixel FaceTime camera that uses the phone’s display as a flash. It’s also equipped…

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iMacompanion

Apple’s obsession with design occasionally leads to annoyances, such as too few USB ports on our MacBook Pros. Or having to always reach around an iMac to plug anything in. iMacompanion remedies the latter in the cleanest, least obstructive way imaginable. This anodized aluminum hub matches your iMac and boasts a single USB 3.0 port, with a paper-thin cable passing underneath the stand undetected. It also works with all iMacs from 2004…

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DODOcase Apple Watch Charging Stand

Yes, we know – Apple Watch isn’t even up for preorder yet let alone close to release. But you’ll still need a place for it to rest at night when it isn’t glued to your wrist, so pony up a small deposit now for this elegant wood charging stand from Dodocase. Made from reclaimed California Orchard Walnut and American tanned leather, it sports a magnetic inductive charger housing…

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iPad Air

Apple’s full-sized iPad wasn’t exactly cumbersome or heavy to begin with, but we’ll welcome a slimmed waistline and reduced weight any day. The aptly named iPad Air features a 7.5mm thin unibody design, weight of just 1 pound – down from 1.33 – plus a pared down, modernized frame, coupled to updated internals including a 64-bit A7 processor, M7 coprocessor, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and twice-as-fast WiFi thanks to…

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Luna Concrete Skin for iPhone 5

Concrete’s the stuff of nightmares for polished tech devices: unintended contact can scratch, chip and dent your gadgets six ways to Sunday. But if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, and slap a Luna Concrete Skin onto the back of your iPhone. Made from real concrete, Luna is thin, flexible, and features unique, pseudo-random craters and texture that evoke the moon’s surface. And anyway, we needed a break from…

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Truffol iPhone 5 Cases

Looking for a smartphone case that’s less plastic and more fine luxury? You’ve just found it. Truffol’s new line of iPhone cases merge precision-milled brushed stainless steel with fine Italian leather, and even a 16-karat rose gold ion plated brass lock button on the Black series. Moreover, they install in a snap, are available in a variety of color combinations, and add just a hair of thickness (0.9-millimeters)…

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C.24 Music Keyboard for iPad

Choosing between an on-screen musical keyboard and a tactile one is an easy decision, and one that’s made even easier with Miselu’s C.24 Music Keyboard. This two-octave wireless device transforms from a magnetic protective cover into a musical keyboard at the flip of a switch, with keys that pop up to replicate the look and feel of a standard piano. The keyboard works by employing an infrared emitter…

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Snuglet

Apple’s obsession with thin-as-a-dime devices is a good thing in our books – most of the time, anyhow. One consequence of their new thinner MagSafe 2 charge cable is that it’s a little easier to accidentally disconnect when working on irregular surfaces like beds, beanbags or messy desks, and that’s where Snuglet comes in. This diminutive, gold-plated stainless steel ring fits inside the MagSafe 2 connector on your…

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Review: AL13 iPhone Bumper

Covering your iPhone’s sleek industrial lines with unseemly cases is borderline blasphemous, but unfortunately the device’s vulnerability to scratches, dings, and shattered glass forces our hand. We’re not about to wrap our device in one of Apple’s minimal but flimsy plastic bumpers either, and fortunately other options exist, notably designed by m’s enticing AL13 Aluminum iPhone Bumper. We put one through the wringer over the last 50 days to…

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iOS 7

The first total iOS rework since the iPhone’s original release, iOS 7 design is more than a little polarizing – but we’re for [most of] it. With skeumorphic designs out the window along with Forstall, iOS 7 puts a new simplified, flattened interface front and center, along with the use of frosted translucence to give a better sense of depth and perspective. Other notable changes include sliding in…

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MacBook Air

No, it hasn’t yet earned its Retina display, but Apple’s upgraded MacBook Air is still on the top of our ultrabook list. The anorexic notebook retains its current casing but now features an Intel Haswell 1.3GHz dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of power-sipping LPDDR3 RAM, ultrafast 128GB to 256GB PCI Express solid state drives, plus 802.11ac Wi-Fi support. The result (i.e. features that matter to you) is both significantly…

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Mac Pro

At a compact 10-inches tall with a 6.6-inch diameter, the new Mac Pro’s cylindrical form factor radically differentiates itself from its predecessor – but then, so does its performance. Built around a single, ultra-quiet fan that pulls air upwards through one massive unified thermal core, the new Pro packs dual AMD FirePro GPUs with up to 6GB VRAM, a Xeon E5 processor with up to 12 cores, four-channel…

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ClamCase Pro for iPad

Tablets have a lot going for them, but they’re missing a few things to get us through serious work… notably, a fast way to type – i.e. a physical keyboard – plus a method to keep from having to use them flat on a table. Enter ClamCase Pro, an all-in-one iPad keyboard case that turns your tablet into something a lot more functional. Clamcase works with iPads 2…

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Opena for iPhone 5

Whenever possible, we like to roll with our iPhone 5’s naked (the phone, that is), but adding on protection before a night of drinking (again, for the phone, but probably also for whatever you’re thinking) is always a wise move. Aside from accomplishing just that, Opena’s iPhone 5 case also throws in a slide-out stainless steel bottle opener for cracking through even the toughest import beer caps with…

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DODOnotes

Jotting down quick notes on a smartphone will do in a pinch – especially since it’s always handy – but it’s not nearly as intuitive or as practical as writing on real paper. DODOcase’s new DODOnotes offers a convenient (if slightly unconventional) solution by strapping your iPhone 4 or 5 (and soon Galaxy S3) to a notebook using an elastic plus a secure indented tray that nestles neatly…

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Uncover for MacBook Pro

If you’re not content with sticking vinyls on your MacBook Pro’s lid to interact with its glowing Apple logo, give Uncover a gander. This service takes your MacBook Pro, physically removes the lid, then cuts in predetermined (or custom) patterns via laser before putting it back together with high-strength polycarbonate plastic to diffuse light. The end result is stunning, particularly for customized graphics, and grants your Mac a…

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Wooden Keys for Macbook & Desktop

Bring a little natural aesthetic to your otherwise cold aluminum-and-glass Apple computer with RAWB’s Wooden Keys for MacBook & Desktop. Starting with sheets of genuine bamboo and rosewood affixed to a 3M adhesive, sets of keys are laser cut and etched, then finished with a coat of beeswax and a final layer of lacquer. The end result is a set of incredibly thin keyboard caps that actually fit…

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Mophie Juice Pack Helium

Not content with your iPhone 5’s battery life, but unwilling to compromise (too much) on aesthetics? Mophie’s Juice Pack Helium is as good as it’s gonna get, for the time being anyhow. Within Helium’s relatively slim profile hides a 1500mAh li-ion battery that basically doubles your device’s typical mileage: just flip the switch to activate the Juice Pack’s battery, effectively recharging your phone on the go. Our favorite…

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Distil Union Snooze

Using your iPhone as an alarm clock makes a lot of sense – it’s always with you, the alarm rings until snoozed or shut off (a big plus for heavy sleepers) and it’s never let us down so far. Some beef we do have, though, is trying to find the tiny snooze button during mornings when getting up isn’t a priority. Distil Union’s Snooze for iPhone provides our…

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Samplr

Can’t hold your own on a virtual guitar or piano? Check out Samplr instead, an iPad app designed specifically to let you manipulate sound samples directly using a touch-based commands. Use the library of built-in samples or record your own, then get to work moulding, crafting and manipulating the sounds to your liking. While the interface might take some getting used to and we’re sure a certain knack…

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Google Maps for iOS

Losing faith in Apple Maps’ ability to get you there? Google’s finally stepping back up to the plate with Google Maps for iOS. Virtually identical to its Android equivalent, Google Maps helps you find places and tells you how to get there, whether you’re walking, driving, or hopping on public transit. Other features include Street View, live traffic information, an all-new design, and long-awaited voice guided turn-by-turn directions….