Review – Stylish Protection is Found in the Noreve Leather Cover for iPhones

Noreve Leather Cover for the iPhone XS

Having written about mobile technology in some form or fashion for the last fifteen years, it is easy to get jaded. Many accessories and frankly even smartphones look the same these days and when I get one in to review, rarely do I have a reaction beyond a smile or two. That is never the … Read moreReview – Stylish Protection is Found in the Noreve Leather Cover for iPhones

Review – Affordably and Quickly Charge Your iPhone with the AUKEY Wireless Charging Pad

AUKEY LC-C6 Fast Wireless Charger

We have finally reached a point where wireless charging is both fast and cheap. It wasn’t that long ago when charging your iPhone wasn’t even an option and when it did come with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, it was slow. Why? Mostly because the charging pads themselves were slow. That’s changed with … Read moreReview – Affordably and Quickly Charge Your iPhone with the AUKEY Wireless Charging Pad

Luxury for Your MacBook – The Noreve MacBook Sleeve (Review)

Noreve MacBook Sleeve

When it comes to couture design, few companies match Noreve. The French company, based in St Tropez, has been making high-end leather goods for smartphones and laptops for over a decade with an emphasis on luxury. That luxury is exemplified in the sleeve the company makes for the MacBook. Designed to keep your MacBook safe … Read moreLuxury for Your MacBook – The Noreve MacBook Sleeve (Review)

Charge Your Apple Watch in Style With The Satechi Watch Stand (Review)

Satechi Apple Watch Stand

Whether you are wanting to have a stand for your Apple Watch by your bed or on your desk, the Satechi Watch Stand is one to have on your short list.  Available in all the standard Apple device colors, the all aluminum design of the Satechi stand is uncompromising in functionality, style, and construction.

I recently received the Satechi Watch Stand and much like the Mobile Dock that I reviewed in November 2018, it was a desktop accessory that I immediately enjoyed.  The design and style – and the fact that it matches my Mobile Dock and my MacBook with its gold finish – makes me pleased each time I walk into my office.

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Review – The AUKEY USB-C Wall Charger is a Great Value

AUKEY PA-Y10 Power Adapter

When it comes to wall chargers for your tech, there are plenty to chose from in the market.  But when it comes to value for what you are getting, it is hard to beat AUKEY.  The Chinese manufacture has been making accessories for iPhone, iPad and others for years and have one of the best reputations out there.

Recently they sent me their new PA-Y10 wall charger to review.  This compact wall charger sports two charging ports, one USB-C and one USB-A, along with folding AC prongs.  That makes this accessory from AUKEY both highly functional but also a near must-have as you travel.

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Review – The AUKEY 20000mAh Power Bank is Powerful and Stylish

AUKEY 20000mAh Power Bank

Let’s be honest.  When you think of an external power bank for your iPhone or iPad, stylish is a word that rarely comes to mind.  But that may change with the latest external power bank from AUKEY.  The China-based company, who has been a long time manufacture of iPhone accessories, has released their PB-Y14 power bank which is slim and sleek.  Sporting multiple ports, including the ability to charge the power bank via a Lightning connector, this AUKEY power bank may truly be one of the most functional as well as looking good while it does it.

Recently AUKEY sent me the PB-Y14 20000mAH power bank to review.  Having used it the past few weeks, it is everything that you would expect from them:  It is solid in performance and can easily give your iPhone multiple charges throughout a week or day.

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Satechi Aluminum Mobile Dock – Stylish Functionality (Review)

Satechi Aluminum iPhone Stand

When it comes to desktop stands for your iPhone, generally speaking there are two key things that I look for in one.  First, it has to be functional. I have to be able to get to my iPhone without any fuss to tap it and use it while it is on the stand.  Second, it has to be stylish.  After all, I have to look at this stand on my desk all day, every day.

One stand meets this expectation is the Aluminum Mobile Dock from Satechi.  The San Diego based company produces some exceptional, high quality accessories for iPhones, iPad, and Macs with this stand being an excellent example of their work.  The aluminum dock is built solid, constructed of solid aluminum.  It has a tight fitting channel for your Lightning cable in the base and up through the neck to charge your iPhone.  But it also looks great.  Satechi makes the stand in a range of colors to match your MacBook or other accessories on your desk.

Recently I received one of these Aluminum Mobile Docks to review and its something I highly recommend if you are looking for a stand for your iPhone that meets the criteria of functionality and style all-in-one.

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Anker PowerPort II – A Great MacBook Charging Alternative (Review)

Anker PowerPort II USB-C Charger

When it comes to charging your Apple MacBook, the included 30W charger from Apple is, of course, a great answer.  But if you are looking to pick up a second, say for your travel back or one you keep at the office, the idea of paying another $49 for it can be a bit daunting. That is where Anker and their PowerPort II comes in handy.

Providing a USB-C connector as well as a USB-A port for charging your iPhone at the same time, the Anker PowerPort II is a similar size to the Apple branded 30W charger, but has a lot more to offer at a price that is $20 less.  I recently picked up the PowerPort II to keep with me during my travels with my 2017 MacBook.  I’ve found it to be a great alternative to the Apple branded charger and one I can confidently recommend to readers.

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Style and Performance – The Satechi USB-C Pass Through Hub (Review)

Satechi USB-C Hub for MacBooks with Multiple Drives Connected

When it comes to USB-C hubs for your MacBook, there are plenty to chose from out on the market.  One of the best and certainly one of the most stylish comes from Satechi.  The San Diego, California based company makes a wide range of accessories for Macs, iPhones and iPads, all of which have a touch of style while giving great performance.

The Satechi USB-C pass through hub is a great example of this functionality-meets-style.  Designed to precisely fit in the USB-C port of your MacBook, the hub sits next to your MacBook, almost as if it were a built-in extension.  It provides pass through power of course but also gives you a wide range of ports for SD cards, MicroSD cards, and two USB-A ports that support USB 3.0 speeds.  Top it off with Satechi making these hubs available in all the colors that Apple offers on the MacBook, you have an accessory that truly looks like it belongs with your 12-inch laptop.

I recently picked up one of these hubs to use at home on my MacBook.  After using it for a few weeks, it is a hub that I recommend for its clean design and excellent performance.

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The USKY USB-C Powered Hub – A Great Choice at A Great Price (Review)

USKY USB-C Powered Hub

While the tech world continues its slow but steady migration to USB-C, there are still a plethora of USB-A (your standard USB port today) flash drives and other accessories that you need to connect to your MacBook or MacBook Pro.  That’s where hubs like the USKY USB-C Powered hub comes in handy and can get you connected to monitors and peripherals all in one small package.

Measuring just under six inches long, this aluminum chassis and casing hub has two USB-A ports, a USB-C passthrough, and a HDMI port to connect your Mac to a monitor.  It is truly an all-in-one hub for your Mac and at $32.99, it is one of the best built and performing hubs for the price.

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