The iPad has shifted from being a content consumption device, when it was introduced in 2010, to a potential replacement for a laptop in some use-cases. And while it's not going to be able to replace every traveller's needs, it can suffice in many situations. But for that to happen, an external keyboard is essential. There are a few options but if you're looking for something that uses the Smart Connector then there aren't too many options around. One is the Logitech Slim Combo. Here's what I found after a couple of weeks of testing.
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Back in the day, no senior exec would consider a laptop that didn't come with a docking station so they could pop their computer on the desk and instantly be connected to a massive 15-ich CRT display and their PS/2 mouse and keyboard. But over the last few years computers have become thinner, rendering those proprietary dock connectors obsolete. At the same time, new connection technologies have evolved so the docking station can be replaced by a generic device that can work with almost any computer. Enter the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock. This svelte device packs in a slew of ports for connecting just about anything to want to your macOS or Windows system.
The Kenu Airframe is one of our favourite smartphone car mounts, but the team behind it just unveiled a new car kit that includes an Airframe+, capable of securing large phones like the Nexus 6P, and their new DualTrip fast phone charger, which can charge your phone and a passenger's while you drive.
Most DSLR owners are constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve their photography. The best solution is to upgrade to a newer and more sophisticated camera, but not everybody can afford to do this. (Plus, it means throwing away your existing investment which can be a bitter pill to swallow; especially if your lenses aren't compatible with the new model.) With that in mind, here are some DSLR upgrades and accessories that will allow you to tease better results out of your existing camera.
The Slingshot pulls double-duty as a grip you can slide your phone into to stabilise your shots and as a tripod you can use to line up a photo without holding it while you take it, freeing your mobile shots of shakycam forever. If the best camera is the one you have with you, this tiny accessory can make those photos even better.
ALDI's Wednesday deal this week includes a handful of iDevice accessories for $9.99 each. It's a low price, but you can beat it in some cases by shopping on eBay.