Belkin Charge Dock for Apple Watch & iPhone Makes Compromises

5:00 PM, Nov. 5th, 2015 · · Quick Look Review

Belkin Charge Dock for Apple Watch & iPhone

There is now a pretty good selection of charging docks for the Apple Watch. Some provide a place on the base plate to rest a charging iPhone, but the Belkin Charge Dock goes one step farther and provides a vertical support and Lightning connector for the iPhone in addition to a pre-installed Apple Watch charge disk. The design, while good, introduces compromises. Find out more in John Martellaro's review.

Twelve South Forté Charging Stand for Apple Watch is Beautifully Imperfect

7:15 PM, Oct. 19th, 2015 · · Quick Look Review

Twelve South Forté

Despite the apparent simplicity of the Apple Watch charging docks, there are several factors to consider. Those include practicality, protection, stability, possible ways the charging cable can be damaged when installed and removed, adjustability of presentation angle, use for both Portrait mode and Nightstand mode, and so on. The Twelve South Forté is exceptionally beautiful, and has a good design, but it doesn't score 100 percent on all counts.

Native Union Apple Watch Charging Dock Goes Both Ways

3:00 PM, Oct. 6th, 2015 · · Quick Look Review

Native Union Dock for Apple Watch

With the introduction of watchOS 2 and Nightstand Mode, it's preferable for an Apple Watch charging dock to work in both horizontal and vertical modes. Many early docks don't afford that capability, but the new Native Union Dock for Apple Watch does. However, it's far from perfect.

Review of Apple’s watchOS 2: An After Action Report

3:10 PM, Sep. 23rd, 2015 · · Quick Look Review

watchOS 2 Review

On September 21st, Apple released its first major upgrade to the watchOS, version 2.0. Many new features have been included, but the upgrade process itself was problematic. John Martellaro sizes up this 2.0 release in his after action report.

Sonos’s New PLAY:1 Tone Limited Edition: None More Black (or White)

9:20 AM, Jul. 21st, 2015 · · Quick Look Review

Orders begin today for Sonos's latest addition to its line-up, the Limited Edition PLAY:1 Tone. Coming in full, murdered-out black or pristine white, these new skin variations on the PLAY:1 make a visual statement. Depending upon your color and placement choices these new models will either be the centerpiece of the room or completely fade into invisibility, either of which may work quite well for you.

Pluto Safari iOS App Lets You Experience the July Flyby

2:10 PM, Jun. 17th, 2015 · · Quick Look Review

After a nine year journey, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will arrive at Pluto on July 14. The Pluto Safari iOS app from Simulation Curriculum has all the details: news, the spacecraft's timeline, current location, various views from different locations and a countdown timer. John Martellaro takes a quick look at this terrific free app. 

Fantastical 2.3 Brings a Proper Event and To-do View to Apple Watch

10:59 AM, Jun. 3rd, 2015 · · Quick Look Review

Flexibits released Fantastical 2.3 for the iPhone with support for Apple Watch on Wednesday, and Apple could take some cues from their efforts. The update brings the Calendar alternative to your wrist, complete with schedule views, notifications for upcoming events, and a Glance view that shows a quick overview of your day. Fantastical also plugs a glaring Apple Watch hole: it shows your iPhone Reminders.

HiRise Apple Watch Stand is Beautiful, Well Engineered

3:40 PM, May. 26th, 2015 · · Quick Look Review

The HiRise Apple Watch stand from Twelve South elevates the Apple Watch beautifully, integrates the inductive charger, and showcases the smartwatch for charging overnight. It works with any model Apple Watch and bands and is a step above the ordinary in design.