Differences between Thunderbolt 4, USB 4, Thunderbolt 3, and USB 3

Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 are next-gen technologies that are similar in a lot of ways. But there are also some key differences. Both use the same USB-C connector. both are capable of data transfer speeds up to 40GB/s. Both can deliver enough power to charge a laptop, and both can drive an external display. But […]

NexDock Touch is a touchscreen laptop dock for smartphones (or Raspberry Pis and other mini PCs)

The folks at NexDock have been making laptop docks for smartphones for a few years. Here’s the basic idea: give your phone a bigger screen, a full-sized keyboard, and a touchpad by plugging your mobile device into a gadget that looks like a laptop computer. Now NexDock has introduced a new model called the NexDock […]

Logitech Combo Touch is a $150 backlit keyboard & trackpad cover for 10 inch iPads

Apple’s new 2020 iPad Pro models will be the company’s first tablets to ship with support for mouse and trackpad input. But when iOS 13.4 rolls out to older iPads next week, you’ll be able to use those pointing accessories with most recent iPads… with no need to spend $799 or more on an iPad […]

Brydge’s 2020 accessory lineup includes an iPad trackpad, Surface keyboards, and more

Brydge offers a range of accessories for Apple, Microsoft, and Google devices including tablet keyboards, laptop cases, and docking stations. This year the company plans to bring a number of peripherals to market for the latest iPads, Surface products, and more. If you’re looking to turn an iPad Pro or Surface Pro into a pseudo-laptop, […]

Logitech launches its first “Made for Google” wireless mouse and keyboard

Logitech is well known for its keyboards, mice, speakers, webcams, and other PC accessories. In recent years the company has also expanded into iPad accessories including keyboards and… crayons. Now Logitech is launching its first “Made for Google” accessories designed for Chrome OS. The $30 Logitech M355 portable wireless mouse and a new Chrome OS […]

Upgrading is expensive: Old Apple Pencil doesn’t work with new iPad Pro

Apple’s 3rd-gen iPad Pro tablets are up for pre-order today for $799 and up. But that’s just the price for the tablet. If you want accessories like the Folio Keyboard and Apple Pencil you’ll have to pay extra… even if you already have an Apple Pencil. That’s because the new iPad Pro doesn’t support the […]

Moshi’s new $40 adapter gives you back a headphone jack (and lets you charge your phone)

Smartphone accessory maker Moshi has released a new device that lets you charge your phone while simultaneously listening to music with wired headphones or speakers. That’s a problem that didn’t exist until recently, but thanks to the growing trend of smartphone makers shipping phones that lack 3.5mm headphone jacks, the $40 Moshi USB-C Digital Audio […]

$79 Google Pixel Stand turns Pixel 3 into a smart display (while charging it)

Google’s new Pixel Stand is a wireless charging accessory for the company’s new Pixel 3 series smartphones. But charging your phone is only the tip of the iceberg. When a Pixel 3 is charging in its stand, you can also use the phone like a smart display. The user interface will change so it’s easier […]

Amazon issues recall for 6 different AmazonBasics portable power banks (fire hazard)

Amazon sells a wide range of cheap, but generally decent products under its AmazonBasics brand. You can find AmazonBasics luggage, Bluetooth speakers, cell phone cases, and computer keyboards, just to name a few categories. But one product type you probably won’t find on Amazon.com today? An AmazonBasics portable power bank. Working with the US Consumer […]

Rylo’s 360 degree camera puts you (and your phone) in the director’s seat

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have some of the best smartphone cameras around… but that’s due as much to Google’s software as its hardware. You can shoot portrait photos with blurred backgrounds thanks to a software algorithm. Image stabilization is achieved with a combination of optical and digital technology. Now the makers […]