Tag: iPod accessories

I Am Groot! That’s Groot speak for, I am here to charge your phone.

With the geeks among us getting excited for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere in just one month and one day (and yes, I’m counting shut up), I figured I wouldn’t be the only one dying to reconnect with Baby Groot once again. Especially in the form of this completely wonderful Baby Groot USB car charger. No he doesn’t sound like Vin Diesel, but he is sound-activated (Peter Quill would suggest The Pina Colada song) so he’ll dance around in your cup holder while charging your phone. Plus the geniuses at Think Geek who designed him even knew to include two charging ports. Because the...

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A new contender for the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds around

Last year, after spending way too long researching the category, I bought a pair of NuForce BE6 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds by Optoma, and soon after, declared them best wireless Bluetooth earbuds thanks to their sleek look, lightweight construction, and very decent sound sound. Well, Optoma has already topped themselves, with their updated model, the NuForce BE6i Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds. Kind of nice when you’re able to beat your own best product before someone else does, right? And with the new iPhone 7 coming sans headphone jack, you might need these more than you think. Reports from the audiophile boyfriend is that they stay in his larger ears even better...

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The innovative car charger that’s the solution to all your overconnected family woes.

I now have a couple of two-port USB chargers in the cigarette lighter socket, because the idea of running out of batteries in the middle of a Waze nav is terrifying. (And on a totally separate note, when are we going to stop calling them cigarette lighters and start calling them electrical ports? Or maybe we already did and I missed the memo.) So Belkin, as they often do, saves the day with a really smart new four-port car charger that’s more than just four ports. The Belkin Road Rockstar with 4 USB Ports actually has two ports up front, then a 6-foot cable that...

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Here’s a new one in portable chargers: It backs up your data, too.

I recently found myself caught out there without portable, backup battery power. I mean, I had a Plan C — my iPhone charger in my purse — which was more like a Plan E, because trying to locate a conveniently-placed wall outlet at a massive blogging conference where every other attendee needs it too, is not a smooth move. I vowed to never wind up in that position again. Plus, I’m a tech writer! This is not how we do things. Which is why I was eager to try out Imation’s new LINK Power Drive. Related: Our 5 essential portable...

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5 of the best sports headphones for women (and other folks with small ears)

What might seem like a small problem, is actually a big pain in the butt. Or maybe pain in the bud? I’m taking about wearing in-ear headphones or earbuds that are too big for your on-the-smaller-side ear holes. It’s not only uncomfortable, but also super annoying when they start dropping out of your ears, especially while you’re working out with headphones — grrrr. Well, good news, my fellow small-ear-canal friends. I’ve done some research, tried lots of earbuds and found 5 of the best sports headphones options for women just like us, whether you’re just looking for something comfy and affordable, or...

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Zipbuds: Affordable earbuds that cancel out noise and tangles

After a particularly long stretch of snow days this winter, I realized I needed a pair of noise-canceling headphones. Because, kids. If you are with me, here’s one that takes care of two big parental issues: Tangle-free, noise-cancelling Juice 2.0 earbuds from Zipbuds.   Also? They’re super affordable. The signature feature is a zipper cable designed to keep those wily little cords from getting tangled in my bag–or in the hands of my children– and it’s pretty genius. Of course, it can still get itself in a knot, but definitely reduces the possibility. I wondered, though, if these were all about the zipper and not about...

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Should iPhone cable color coordination be one of those things for you.

Sometimes it’s the little things that can help a desk feel less cluttered and more pretty, and so I really appreciate the new Belkin MIXIT metallic USB cables. Metallic, as in silver, gold or space gray. As in, matching your iPhone, iPad, MacBook or new gold MacBook 2015. The 6-inch USB-to-lightning cable is the perfect length to keep the cord tangles to a minimum on a desktop or for travel, though I do love 4-foot cables so I don’t have to answer a phone with my head against a desk or outlet. Plus the braided cable is super rugged, so it’s not going...

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UrbanEars headphones, now making you crave sorbet.

One day we’ll be telling our kids, “back in my day, the headphones were black! And we liked it!” And they’ll look at us like we were crazy, thanks to companies like Sweden’s UrbanEars which presents the most gorgeous colors each year. They just announced their spring and summer line, and whether you’re into headphones that match your handbag (I know there are a few of you out there somewhere), or just affordable audio accessories with more personality and style than whatever you have now, they’re worth a look. – Don’t miss a fantastic offer below –  The sorbet-inspired line (“Back in our day, we used...

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BOLT reinvents the travel charger, beautifully

As a frequent traveler, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I carry a big pouch around with way too many cords, accessories, portable chargers, and backups to the portable chargers. Even so, I’m always looking for ways to lighten the load so I really love the idea of the BOLT by FLUXMOB. (Capitals are THEIRS just in case YOU WERE WONDERING.) It’s a beautifully designed portable battery charger and wall charger in one; essentially the prongs plug directly into the wall outlet for charging, then they collapse down so you can pop it in your bag and charge your phone with a...

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Wear your headphones in your headband

Even though the temperature is falling, I’m still spending plenty of time outside, which is a lot more fun when I’ve got warm and cozy ears and an upbeat playlist to keep me company. So I’m eyeing this fun pleated tech headphones headband complete with built-in speakers to add to my winter wardrobe. The colors are great — I’m crushing on that deep purple, myself — and the headband is fleece-lined, so it can stand up to gusty winds. The speakers sit comfortably on your ears, and they connect to your audio port via an in-line cord. So smart and simple, and also a really pretty way...

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