All posts tagged: macrumors

Review: Lofree’s Mechanical Bluetooth Keyboard Is a Beautiful, Frustrating Typewriter

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Redesigning an input device is a risky business. When Apple introduced its latest MacBooks, some users complained that the new butterfly mechanism in the keys was a turnoff. They criticized the keyboard for its lack of travel, and said the experience of typing was not much different to tapping on a touch screen. Other users felt okay with the change. Whichever side people fell on the debate, everyone could agree that how a keyboard actually […]

Review: Jabra Elite Sport Wireless Biometric Earbuds Make Workouts Sound Better

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Headphone jack controversies aside, Apple’s cord-free AirPods have contributed to a recent surge of interest in “truly wireless” earphones, with several companies vying for a piece of the market. Denmark-based audio outfit Jabra has embraced the freedom-of-movement appeal of wireless buds more than most with its Elite Sport headphones ($250), which it calls “the most technically advanced true wireless sports earbuds” around. Boasting a number of features such as in-ear coaching and heart-rate tracking, they’re […]

Review: Bragi’s ‘The Headphone’ Wireless Buds Lack the Finesse of AirPods

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Bragi announced its Dash earphones at CES way back in 2015, when wireless Bluetooth headsets were still relatively niche. Since then we’ve seen Apple, Samsung, and a host of other companies launch their own “truly wireless” headphones, prompting Bragi to give the market another pop with “The Headphone” ($149), a less expensive, more awkwardly named variant of its original cord-free buds. Announced last September two days before the Apple iPhone 7 event, The Headphone only […]

Review: Zhiyun’s Smooth II 3-Axis Gimbal Gives iPhone Video Footage Better Stability

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Digital image and video stabilization features have been included in modern smartphones for a while now, with each new generation offering improved correction for jumps and jitters that typically occur during handheld shooting. Still, even the latest handsets can’t quite match the benefits that can be gained from using a motorized mount specifically designed to reduce vibration and unwanted shake. Smartphone gimbals are made for just this purpose. Phone gimbals look similar to selfie sticks, […]

Review: Pad & Quill’s Small Briefcase Is a Neat Bag for Your iPad, MacBook, and More

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The heated debate over whether an iPad can replace a Mac as a day-to-day workhorse shows no sign of abating. One way of evading the crossfire is to plump for both, but to do that you need a bag that can conveniently accommodate the two devices for when you’re on the move. Pad & Quill’s Small Briefcase ($219) is one of the Minneapolis company’s latest compact leather and canvas solutions for carrying an iPad Pro […]

Sony MDR-1000X Review: Wireless Hi-Res Headphones Offer Next-Level Noise Canceling

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Sony is claiming “industry-leading noise cancelation” with these luxury MDR-1000X cans, which use ostensibly the same drivers as last year’s highly regarded MDR-1A headset made for listening to Hi-Res Audio, as supported by the company’s audiophilic Walkman range – not to mention its line of wireless home speakers and in-car audio systems. Can it improve upon the finely honed features of Parrot’s Zik 3.0, Bose’s QuietComfort 35, and Sennheiser’s PXC 550 Wireless noise-canceling headphones? You […]