With its 2017 iPhone lineup, Apple has finally gotten around to adding Qi wireless charging support to them. While not truly wireless, Qi wireless charging is the closest we can come to experiencing wireless charging on a device right now. It is also the most popular wireless charging standard out there with plenty of flagship Android devices supporting it.
Hot on the heels of the heavily packed iPhone event, Apple has also unveiled the all-new urBeats3 earphones with a Lightning connector. These headphones are designed to work with the new iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus which lack a dedicated 3.mm headphone jack. Apple is also launching a standard variant of the urBeats 3 with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Sometimes, even a phone case can be a danger to its owner, and unfortunately a company has to recall its product as a result.
Smart home accessories get more and more popular by the day. With Apple becoming increasingly dedicated to smart homes and HomeKit, new devices keep coming out to support it. HomeKit allows smart home devices to integrate directly with iOS so you can control them with the Home app, through Siri, or with Control Center. This also enables notifications for certain devices like security cameras. Many HomeKit-enabled accessories are set to come out this year in 2017, and some already debuted. Here are our picks for the best ones so far.
Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about cellular coverage because your phone just works anywhere? It turns out this is possible after all. You can equip your current iPhone to function as a satellite phone so it uses a direct connection. No need to purchase a new and likely inferior phone, instead just check out the Thuraya SatSleeve.
The BeatsX wireless headphones have finally arrived. They’re one of the few headphones in existence that include Apple’s W1 chip in them for fast pairing to your devices, iCloud support, and solid battery life. But Apple’s signature W1 earphones also recently came out, the Apple AirPods.
If you search the web for the “best iPhone 7 case” you get a wide array of answers. The truth is there is no single best iPhone 7 case for anyone. It depends entirely on your needs. The best case for you might be something lightweight and stylish, while for someone else it could be something bulky that handles extreme weather conditions.
The Jaybird X3 wireless headphones ultimately deliver excellent sound quality with a fun companion app, a snug and customizable fit, and great battery life. Plus, at only $129.99, they’re $50 less than when the X2 came out — and those didn’t even include the comply foam ear tips. For this price, the value here truly shines. All of these factors combined elevate Jaybird X3 to the top choice wireless headphones for athletes.
The Anker PowerCore 20100 is the perfect power bank. It has plenty of power — enough to charge an iPhone 7 nearly seven times — plus two USB outputs for simultaneously device charging and it’s lightweight and compact. It’s also a tremendous value at under $40.
Twelve South continues to roll out quality accessories for Apple-branded products, and the company is back with new cases for the iPhone 7.