March 9, 2016

Review: Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard

Microsoft Universal Mobile KeyboardEver since I got back into using an iPad as my primary personal computer (with a desktop Mac doing some heavy lifting), I started considering the best way to enter text. I’m quite good with the on-screen keyboard and prefer that option in most cases. Other times, an external keyboard improves efficiency and speed. While Apple offers an official option for the iPad Pro, other iPads must use external Bluetooth units. Because of this, I picked up a Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard to serve as a travel companion for my iPad Air 2…

January 8, 2016

Review: MPOW Magneto

MPOW MagnetoBluetooth headphones are often a polarizing product with technology writers—the cheapest ones are usually junk, and even the higher-end ones suffer from poorer sound quality than a simple, wired pair. There’s also the added bulk, as the battery has to go somewhere. MPOW’s Magneto aims to counter these complaints by mixing a reasonable price with the newest Bluetooth technology in a stylish design…

April 24, 2015

Review: Moshi PalmGuard (2015 Version)

Moshi PalmGuardWe took a look at the Moshi PalmGuard back in 2013, and were quite impressed, although the actual version we tested was for the 13” MacBook Pro (without Retina Display). Currently, the company offers models for almost every portable Mac being sold and there are a few notable design changes. Did this peel-and-stick palm rest protector get better in its latest version?

April 15, 2015

Review: Moshi iVisor AG

Moshi iVisorScreen protectors are a common accessory for iOS devices, due to their mobile nature, constant contact with your fingers, and higher risk of damage. However, the people over at Moshi think that your portable Mac could use one, too. Is this a crazy idea, a money-grab from paranoid customers, or cheap insurance? The $35-$39 iVisor AG hopes to provide additional protection and reduce glare for the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro…

March 31, 2015

Review: Incase Hardshell

Incase HardshellOne popular accessory for Apple’s portables are hard shell cases. We looked at the Uncommon Deflector awhile back, and this time got a hold of the $50 Incase Hardshell for the 11” MacBook Air. Incase’s take is slightly different from the Deflector and other competitors, and has been the result of a slow evolution, going back to the days of plastic MacBooks, so we were curious to see how the most recent iteration fared…