Lust List: Udoq charging station keeps everything organized and topped up [Review]


Udoq's docking station
Udoq's docking station is compatible with just about any mobile device.
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Lust List: Udoq universal charging stand

There’s a constant war in our house for charging bricks and cables. I like to keep chargers in certain places so I know where they are — beside the bed for example. But they constantly disappear, thanks to my light-fingered kids.

It drives me bananas, which is why I like the Udoq, a universal charging stand that neatly organizes and charges between two and eight devices. It can’t be easily half-inched.

$50 Bluetooth speaker … is it any good? [Review]


Bluetooth Speaker
Want a cheap speaker that can blow your socks off? Look no further.
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The speakers in our iPhones and iPads keep getting better and better, but they’re not close to replacing Bluetooth speakers just yet. If you’ve just splashed out hard-earned dollars for a new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, a low-priced, quality speaker may come as a welcome relief.

There are a few rare finds out there that deliver good bang for buck, and the $60 DKnight Big MagicBox is one of them.

Check out the full video review below.

iPhone 7 challenges my love for the SE


iPhone 7 or iPhone SE? Everyone wants to know.
iPhone 7 or iPhone SE? Everyone wants to know.
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With new iPhones being released each year, I’m used to being tempted by the latest and greatest Apple device. The iPhone 7 is no different, but it’s always a tough decision whether you should upgrade your existing device for the latest model.

For the last 6 months or so, my daily driver has been the iPhone SE, and I’ve loved it. In fact, I did a whole video on why I was switching to the much smaller device from my 6 Plus.

And it’s that time again! The iPhone 7 has caught my eye and after using it for the last two weeks, it is tempting me away from my SE.

Check out my reasons in the video below.

Apple Watch Series 2 review: A tick closer to perfection


apple watch series 2
Apple Watch Series 2 looks great in rose gold.
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I finally have a reason to stop cheating on my Apple Watch.

For the past 16 months, Apple’s wearable and I have had an on-again, off-again relationship. The Apple Watch looks great. It helps me stay fit. It tells the time really well. But it hasn’t been the complete wrist solution I need.

With the Apple Watch Series 2, a lot of the compromises of Apple’s first-gen smartwatch have finally been fixed. You can get GPS without carrying your iPhone. The new Apple Watch is water-friendly. And it’s built for speed. But with the new, less-expensive Apple Watch Series 1 getting some of the same features, is the Series 2 seriously worth the upgrade?

While working on this Apple Watch Series 2 review, I’ve been wearing the new device everywhere I go ever since it came out Friday. The short answer is, “hell yes.”

Best wireless Bluetooth headphones for iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus


Apple's AirPods are the best bargain around.
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iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners must now look to wireless headphones with the elimination of the headphone jack. Never fear, we’ve got you (and your ears!) covered.

We’ve taken a look at a variety of headphones with wireless Bluetooth technology including earbuds, over-ear and on-ear in a range of prices. Check back often for more updates.