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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 6s Plus.

Update: Apple has released new versions of the Lightning Dock to match the new iPhone 6s colors, including silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold.

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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Soundfreaq Pocket Kick Review: Nothing pint-sized about the sound of this speaker

Are you looking for a pint-sized speaker with gallons of sound? Time to get your Soundfreaq on.

Portable Bluetooth speakers are a dime-a-dozen these days, which makes differentiating them even more difficult. At a reader's behest, I recently checked out Soundfreaq's offerings; their Pocket Kick is an impressive speaker that's truly small enough to fit in your pocket.

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Leather Loop band for Apple Watch review

The Leather Loop band for the 42mm Apple Watch is made of quilted Venezia leather from Arzignano, Italy, and has a magnetic closure, making it both comfortable and endlessly adjustable.

I ordered the black version of the Leather Loop the same time I ordered my Black Steel Apple Watch. I just loved the way it looked at the Apple events and was eager to try it out. The Loop arrived a couple of weeks before my watch, but I had a stainless steel review unit, so it gave me a chance to try that pairing first. Since then I've been wearing the Leather Loop, off and on, for almost a month now and under a wide variety of circumstances. So, how's it holding up?

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