Adapter

This little adapter will let you charge your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Pencil at the same time

The Node adapter from ilovehandles is a small adapter that has been designed to allow you to charge three iOS gadgets at the same time with just one cable. The Node adapter has two male lightning connectors for your iPhone and iPad, and 2 female lightning connectors for an Apple Pencil and a lightning charging …

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This tiny USB Type-C to HDMI adapter is perfect for travel

I have a USB Type-C to HDMI adapter that I use to connect my 12-inch MacBook to an LG 29″ monitor on my desk. The size of that adapter doesn’t matter to me because it never leaves the desk. But if I carried a USB Type-C to HDMI adapter with me in my gear bag …

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MEEM backup cable review

There are several things that I believe are givens.  Cellphones will need charging daily.  And cellphones will get lost and damaged.  And what about hackers breaking into websites, including cloud services, and stealing our information?  So what’s a gadget-geek to do?  Well, one thing you can do to solve all those problems is getting a …

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Alfa AWUS1900 WiFi adapter review

Wifi is built into most laptops and tablets these days. Sometimes, however, you have a box you’re building or a desktop system that, for whatever reason, doesn’t have a decent Wifi adapter. Or, perhaps, it’s in a location that just doesn’t pick up your base station well enough for stable internet access. That’s when you …

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Automatic Pro 3G car adapter review

Back in July, I had the opportunity to review a first generation Automatic car adapter. The original version worked fine except that I had some Bluetooth audio issues with my phone (Nexus 6P). Today I will be telling you about the third gen version of this device – the Automatic Pro 3G car adapter. Let’s see if …

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PhotoFast releases iType-C 4-in-1 portable storage adapter for the iPhone and iPad

We’ve covered several PhotoFast products over the years, but this is their first portable storage adapter that features 4 ways to connect. It has a USB Type-C connector, a USB 3.0 connector, a Lightning connector and a micro USB connector. What’s the iType-C 4-in-1 portable storage adapter used for? All kinds of things. Plug the …

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PhotoFast upgrades MicroSD reader

Back in April 2016, I reviewed the PhotoFast CR-8800 MicroSD card reader for the Apple Lightning connector. The software was a little buggy at the time but they have made a couple of revisions and now it is a very useful tool. Gigastone, the distributor of PhotoFast in the US and Canada, has recently announced the …

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MUZO Cobblestone WiFi Audio Receiver review

The market for wi-fi enabled audio receivers to stream your music around your house is getting a little more crowded.  Of course, there are market-leading products (in my opinion) like the Sonos System and the Bose SoundTouch® System.  But those are pretty pricey, so there are some cheaper solutions like I the one I reviewed …

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iDevices Socket turns any standard lightbulb into a connected light

In the last couple years, I’ve been switching my home’s standard and CFL light bulbs to LED bulbs to save energy and money. But as I’ve been doing that, I’ve seen lots of LED bulbs come on the market that can be controlled anywhere with a mobile app. I wish all my bulbs or even …

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Tenda AV1000 Gigabit Powerline Adapter starter kit review

When you want a truly fast network connection, nothing beats a wired connection. The only issue with that is, traditionally, you either have to cut into walls and woodwork, or you have to leave wiring exposed and lying about. There is a third way, however – Power-line Communication. “Power-line communication (PLC) is a communication protocol …

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PhotoFast i-FlashDrive CR-8800 iOS microSD card reader review

iPhones are renowned for offering plentiful applications, ease of use, and quality hardware. But whether you are a supporter or detractor of all things Apple there’s one thing you have to admit: they charge way too much for memory. the 48 GB jump from 16 GB to 64 GB costs $100, or over $2 per GB; the next …

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Brando has USB Type-C adapters for all of your bleeding edge needs

The USB Type-C adapter may be brand new and hard to find right now, but in a very short time it will be the norm. Some people might think that this new cable type was invented by Apple because they are using it in their latest MacBook. But in reality, it is the new USB …

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MAGZET turns your 3.5mm audio jack into a magsafe style connection

Our smartphones and tablets continue to evolve with more memory, faster processors, larger displays, and better cameras, but have you ever considered the design of the audio jack? The 3.5mm jack that you plug your earbuds and headphones into hasn’t changed in decades. The old saying “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is true, …

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Inateck USB 3.0 to SATA Converter Adapter review

My overflowing drawer of semi-obsolete computer parts and cables contains a number of hard drives from old computers. I hold on to them partly to keep any personal data under my control, but also because “you never know” when I might need to recover that data, or maybe even find a way to repurpose an old hard …

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Expand your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air’s file storage with a micro SD card

Adding more file storage to a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air usually means hanging an external hard drive off a USB port, plugging in a USB flash drive or inserting an SD card. All these ways will work just fine, but they aren’t the most elegant solutions. Dangling an external drive from your laptop when you’re …

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