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IK Multimedia iLoud portable speaker lives up to its name

IK Multimedia is in the business of making products that help musicians make the most of their iOS devices and musical instruments. They're the company behind the iRig and its many spawn, which make it simple for musicians to plug in guitars or...

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Speck DuraFolio iPad cases: Slim, tough and adjustable

iPad folios and cases seem to always pick two of the three off of the feature menu of slim, tough, or adjustable. Case pioneer Speck is now shipping their new DuraFolio iPad cases for iPad Air and iPad mini (with or without Retina display), and it...

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LifeProof frē for iPad mini with Retina display: Overprotective, but that's a good thing

When picking out a case for your tablet, you typically have to choose between all-encompassing protection or ease of use, and these two groups rarely overlap. But sometimes they do, and in that thin sliver where form and function marry, there's the...

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Pad & Quill Traveler Case for iPhone 5/5s is full of leathery goodness

It's always a pleasure to meet with Brian and Kari Holmes from Pad & Quill, and last week at Macworld/iWorld 2014 they greeted me with a sample of a new iPhone 5/5s case that's unlike any other I have seen or used before. The new Traveler Case...

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Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter makes any speaker wireless

What do you do with that old pair of expensive speakers you purchased back in college now that everything is going wireless? Logitech has an answer for that -- just get one of their new Bluetooth Audio Adapters (US$39.99) and you'll be streaming...

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RunKeeper announces regional localization, and more product news

You know how hard it is to believe that some people are speaking the same language -- allegedly English -- that you are? Bostonians are probably the worst manglers of the Queen's English, although some of the New York/New Jersey dialects can be...

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Square Jellyfish Tablet Tripod Mount and Jelly Long Legs Tripod

Last week at Macworld/iWorld 2014 I had the opportunity to be a speaker, doing a presentation on Friday afternoon about Siri and The Internet of Things. One of the benefits of being a speaker at this conference is a "swag bag" full of goodies from...

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A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

In the last few weeks, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: Thermodo's miniscule thermometer dongle is...

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Philips Hue app-controlled lighting family add three new members

The Philips Hue app-controlled lighting products were among the first "Internet of Things" products we covered here at TUAW, and the product line has become quite popular. Now the company has announced three new products in the Hue line, including...

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Well that's one way to repurpose an Airport Base Station

Got an old, UFO-shaped Airport Base Station lying around? Apparently it makes a handy tissue dispenser, if you're into that sort of thing. [Photo credit: Daniel Morrison]...

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The 3rd Generation Drobo: Faster and less expensive

Drobo announced the 3rd generation of its 4-bay namesake device yesterday, and by any indication the newest member of the Drobo family should be quite popular. Sporting a pair of USB 3.0 ports, the Drobo 4-bay starts at just US$349 for the bare box...

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Crowdfunded Project News: Speakers, child GPS watches, and squashing patent trolls

Every week, TUAW provides readers with an update on what new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects are in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this...

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Kenu Highline case and security leash keeps your iPhone 5/5s from wandering

Those pesky iPhones can sometimes act like little kids or pets, seemingly wandering off on their own. An iPhone can easily slip out of a pocket unnoticed, do a backflip out of a purse or backpack, or fall from a hand while you're taking a photo....

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Twelve South's Travel Journal is a Trapper Keeper for your iPad

While Steve Sande was taking his cruise around the Southern Hemisphere, the folks at Twelve South sent over a couple of their latest products for me to try in his stead. First up is their handsome BookBook Travel Journal for the...

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Snappgrip makes one-handed iPhone photography a snap

Taking iPhone photos or videos and trying to zoom, focus, and snap the shutter with just one hand has been pretty much impossible until now. A Kickstarter-backed project created the Snappgrip, now being sold through BiteMyApple.co. This little...

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Bracketron TruRunner: Protecting you and your iPhone during workouts

Runners have options when it comes to carrying their iPhones along for a brisk run, with things like armbands and good old fanny packs being popular solutions. Bracketron will begin selling the TruRunner lightweight pack (US$19.95) in May, so we took...

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