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Sena Heritage Commuter bag review

Carry up to a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro in high style with this designer leather bag.

Sena makes gorgeous leather cases for the iPhone, and their expertise extends to full-on bags, too. The Heritage Commuter is a leather-clad carrier designed to accommodate up to a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, but literally every other laptop Mac currently in production will fit inside too, with plenty of room to spare.

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Review: HiRise for Apple Watch

An austere, handsome stand for the Apple Watch.

Twelve South stands apart from many peripheral vendors for their singular focus on making products designed to complement Apple's aesthetic. They make cases, stands and other accessories that look beautiful with Apple computers and mobile devices. I've used their gear for a long time and I love almost everything I've tried.

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Grovemade Keyboard Tray and Trackpad Tray for Mac review

Grovemade's new accessories for the Mac — the Keyboard Tray and Trackpad Tray — aim to add some warmth and comfort to your office setup.

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Sport Band for Apple Watch review

Colorful. Smooth. Sporty. The Apple Watch's base-level band is anything but cheap.

I had no choice in the matter of getting a Sport band. But it's been about a month and a half, and not only do I love my white band — I may have also picked up every other color of Sport band available.

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Apple iPhone Lightning Dock review

The new Apple iPhone Lightning Dock promises to be compatible with everything from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 6 Plus.

It accomplishes that minor miracle by eschewing the old, grooved design of the past for new, flat one that presents only a surface and a Lightning connector. That way the width of the phone doesn't matter now, nor will it matter into the future. So we know the new dock is flexible — but is it any good?

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Review: ETA drives speedy directions and traffic prediction to Apple Watch

Want to get somewhere quickly — and know how long it will take you? ETA's on the job.

At the beginning of this year, my roller derby league moved their practice space north of Boston, changing my five-minute commute to somewhere in the 55-minute vicinity. Boston is notorious for its rush hour traffic, and our move meant that for the first time, my naive work-at-home self was routinely stuck in it.

Lucky for me, I had ETA.

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Tweetbot 2.0 for Mac brings Tapbots' signature look into the age of Yosemite

It's clean, it's crisp, and you better believe Tweetbot 2.0 for Mac is vibrant!

The transition from the old, richly textured look of Apple software to the current, more physical age meant a lot of designers and apps had to figure out how to translate their personality from rendered pixels to physics and animation. Tapbots and designer Mark Jardine had among the most distinctive styles of the previous era. Tweetbot 3 for iPhone showed that his skills were every bit as fierce in the post iOS-era. So how do they hold up post-Yosemite?

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Classic Buckle band for Apple Watch review

The Classic Buckle for the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch is made of Dutch leather from the ECCO tannery in the Netherlands, and is a refreshingly new take on tradition.

I didn't order the Classic Buckle for Apple Watch the same time as I ordered the Watch itself and the Leather Loop. I ordered it later, when I was at the try-ons, and I was speaking to one of the Apple reps about it. I'd almost dismissed it before then. The Link Bracelet was going to be my classic strap, after all, and the loop, my leather. But we got to talking, then trying, and then liking... From there it was one tiny step to ordering.

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Fantastical comes to Apple Watch — with reminders!

Fantastical by Flexibits is the calendar app I use on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

I'm typically a default app kind of person, but Fantastical makes entering and finding appointments so much faster and better than the default calendar app, it overcame my usual bias. So now that Fantastical has made the leap to the Apple Watch, will I leap to it there as well?

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Link Bracelet band for Apple Watch review

The Link Bracelet for the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch is made from 316L stainless steel alloy and can be easily re-sized, no jeweler or tools required.

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