Rotor Riot iPhone game controller lets you kick more ass in Apple Arcade [Review]


Rotor Riot Wired Game Controller plays well with Apple Arcade.
Rotor Riot Wired Game Controller is like plugging an Xbox controller into your iPhone.
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While the 100+ games on Apple Arcade are designed for touchscreens, many of them are more fun with a physical controller. That can be one from an Xbox or Playstation, but the Rotor Riot Wired Game Controller is a better option for iPhones because of its built-on phone stand and Lightning connector.

I tested this surprisingly-affordable MFi controller with some of the best titles on Apple’s gaming service. Read on to see why I’m so impressed by it.

Scan and match any color with this pocket-size sensor [Deals]


Nix Mini 2
This pocket-sized sensor instantly matches any surface color to a vast library of digital and paint codes.
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We live in a world of colors, and for anyone who works in digital media it offers endless sources of reference and inspiration. Unfortunately, capturing real-world color is tough, even if you’ve got a great eye and an encyclopedic knowledge of digital color codes. But this portable color sensor makes it easy: Just point it at the source color for a perfect match.

Mujjo makes one of the best iPhone 11 leather wallet cases [Review]


Mujjo Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 11 can be all you need to carry around.
Mujjo Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 11 comes in these colors, and more too.
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Everyone should use a iPhone case, and everyone needs to carry a wallet. Consider combining those two necessities into the Mujjo Leather Wallet Case. This has been updated for the new iPhone 11 series, and it’s just as beautifully slim-but-practical as its predecessors.

I’ve used this wallet case for weeks. Learn how well it survived daily use in my full review.

RAVpower travel router also connects iPhones to hard drives and SD cards [Review]


RAVpower FileHub Travel Router is also a hub.
RAVpower FileHub Travel Router does far more than its name indicates.
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Life on the road can be a hassle, even with an iPhone, but there’s a lot the RAVpower FileHub Travel Router can do to make it easier. It’s a battery, a hub with a USB port and SD card reader, and (naturally) a travel router.

I road tested every feature of this accessory. Read on to see if it deserves a place in your travel kit.

Double-insulated touchscreen gloves fight the frost [Review]


Mujjo touchscreen gloves with iPhone
Touch sensitive and toasty.
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For the longest time, winter gloves had one job: Keep our hands warm. When smartphones came along, things got complicated for gloves.

Consumers demanded a fabric conductive enough for our gloved hands to work our touchscreens. Simple enough — except, of course, on really cold days, when fingers inside those typically thin touchscreen gloves felt like icicles.

Snag some early Black Friday deals for your favorite iPhone lover [Deals]


Jump on these early Black Friday deals, perfect for any iPhone fan.
Jump on these early Black Friday deals, perfect for any iPhone fan.
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Black Friday. We all want to avoid it … but oh, the deals.

No worries, we’re gonna help you out. Check out 10 of the best Black Friday deals around, each geared toward improving the center of every Apple fan’s tech universe: the iPhone. So load up on gifts you know your friends and family will actually use and enjoy. And save more than $500 in the process!

OtterBox Strada wraps your iPhone 11 and credit cards in leather [Review]


OtterBox Strada Case protects and beautifies your iPhone 11
The OtterBox Strada leather folio wallet case is a both tough and attractive.
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Combining your iPhone case with your wallet is an easy way to simplify your life. Take the OtterBox Strada for the iPhone 11, which offers slots to hold multiple cards, while also wrapping around the front, back and sides of your handset. A leather exterior gives it a luxurious look and feel.

I used an OtterBox Strada for weeks — here’s how it stood up in daily use.

Take your pick of 4 super-handy power banks on sale today [Deals]


Power Bank Sale
We've rounded up a wide range of seriously discounted power banks.
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You likely never leave home without your mobile devices. Unfortunately, our phones and tablets aren’t (yet) solar-powered, so you shouldn’t be leaving without a backup power bank, either. That’s why we rounded up four of the best portable power packs we’ve seen.

From uber-slim to super-small to mega-capacity, there’s something here to match anyone’s day-to-day needs — and they’re all discounted heavily right now.

New clips, cases bring olloclip to iPhone 11


New clip for olloclip on iPhone 11 Pro
New clips let you fit olloclip lenses to the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max.
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Smartphone lens pioneer olloclip has launched a new line of clips and protective cases to make its lenses compatible with the iPhone 11 series.

Apple rolled out the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max this past fall, forcing accessory companies to redesign their products around a square camera module. The Pro series handsets gave olloclip designers a new challenge: come up with a single clip with mounting points for the Pro line’s three cameras.