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Review: Vaja Grip Rider for iPhone XS and XS Max

Vaja has always been one of my favorite accessory manufacturers, going back before the days of the iPhone to the prehistoric times of PDSs and Palm Pilots. Vaja was the number one name in lux accessories back then and it remains one of the top high-end brands today, offering both ready-to-ship and customizable high quality leather goods for all kinds of electronic devices.

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Living with the New iPad Pros- Take Care Out There

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In case you haven’t already heard, the new iPad Pros are maybe a little too thin for their own good. If you didn’t see the YouTube video that started the latest Apple controversy, take a look:

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Living with the New iPad Pros- NBA 2K is just OK

I was intrigued when I saw the demo of NBA 2K19 from 2K during Apple’s iPad Event. I have owned previous versions of this game on several platforms, most recently 2K17 on the original 12.9″ iPad Pro and 2K18 on the Nintendo Switch. The iPad version was one of the first games that I played with an MFi Bluetooth game controller. I actually put some time in it, but I also didn’t have any real gaming alternatives at the time. The game was ok, but could be pretty slow and plodding. However, what kept me coming back was the possibilities of gaming on a really nice, portable 12.9″ display. That is an experience that other devices at the time couldn’t match.

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Deals: AirTaps Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds with Charging Case

I loved my Apple AirPods and I still miss them now that they are gone. However, I am also well aware of the reason that I haven’t replaced rather yet- they aren’t cheap. Because of that, I have been waiting for the rumored updated versions to come out before spending my hard-earned money again.

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Here We Go Again- Analysts Reading the Supply Chain Tea Leaves

It feels like it was just last year that we were right here. Analysts, bloggers, the tech press, and even the mainstream financial press thought they had Apple this time. The iPhone X was a dud. The fall was happening and they all called it. Except it didn’t. And they didn’t. Hell, it wasn’t even last year. It was earlier this year.

Some scrambled for cover while the smart ones just threw up their hands and admitted they had it wrong, but anyone with any sense could see what really happened. The press blew it, but boy Warren Buffett didn’t.

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Living with the New iPad Pros- Trying the Dark Side Again

Back in March of 2017, I vented about how much I disliked Apple’s various keyboards, especially the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard. To be honest, dislike didn’t really go far enough. I had very briefly tried the Smart Keyboard before that and then tried it against thinking that I might have a different opinion the second time around. Going back and being disappointed again frankly just pissed me off and I went from dislike to hatred and disgust. Yeah, I know. It’s just a keyboard….that still cost $139 on Open Box sale.

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Deals: iPM 3-in-1 Fast Wireless Charging Pad

Are you sick of waiting on an Apple solution to wireless charging? If so, you definitely aren’t alone. While we still don’t have a way to charge our AirPods wirelessly, you can get a 3-in-1 pad that will take care of your later-model iPhones and Apple Watch.

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Where Are All the New iPad Pro Cases?

One advantage that you have owning Apple products is access to a robust and thriving ecosystem of accessories. This is especially true for mobile devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. As soon as a new device releases, everyone from the major brands, to boutique and custom makers, to no-name sellers on Amazon and eBay are either announcing new cases or already have them available.

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Living with the New iPad Pros- First Impressions

For whatever reason I can’t catch a break when it comes to my job and Apple events and device releases lining up. I got both the 12.9″ and 11″ iPad Pros and the new Apple Pencil yesterday, but all I had time to do was record an unboxing video. I set both devices up, restored them from backups and tested them for just a few minutes, but unfortunately, that’s all I had time for. I ended up working until the wee hours, so I didn’t have a chance to share any first impressions of Apple’s latest and greatest

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The iPad Pro Doesn’t Have to Be a Laptop Replacement

I have been reading a few of the pre-release iPad Pro reviews, and I can’t help but pick up on the recurring theme. That theme is…but. The constant refrain is the iPad Pro is great BUT it isn’t a laptop replacement.

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FODI Origami Multi-Purpose Device Stand

A solid but portable stand is a versatile and valuable accessory for your smartphone or tablet. The lighter the better, as that makes it easier to keep with you on the go. The Fodi is only 0,08 lbs, but it can hold devices up to 44 lbs, which is pretty impressive.

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