Twelve South TimePorter for Apple Watch Requires Too Much Fussing

5:15 PM, May. 18th, 2016 · · Reviews

Twelve South TimePorter review

The Twelve South TimePorter is a combination travel case for Apple Watch accessories and stand. It looks and carries like an eyeglass case.  It's nicely made, and the concept is good. Unfortunately, as John Martellaro found out, it requires too much fussing to be considered a great product.

Satechi Aluminum Wireless Headphones: Very Much Worth the Price

4:45 PM, May. 10th, 2016 · · Reviews

Satechi Aluminim Wireless Headphones

The Satechi Aluminum Wireless on-ear headphones are moderately priced yet feature rich. While midrange and not for the perfectionist audiophile, features include enhanced bass, Bluetooth or wired operation, audio playback control buttons, three crisp aluminum colors, and a separately available stand that doubles as a USB 3 hub. John Martellaro liked them a lot—except for one negative.

Griffin’s BreakSafe USB-C Cable Replicates MagSafe For the Apple MacBook

3:00 PM, Apr. 28th, 2016 · · Reviews

Griffin BreakSafe

When Apple introduced the new MacBook in early 2015, with USB-C, the legendary MagSafe power connector had to go. Instead of innovating a replacement magnetic connector, Apple left the job to Griffin. It's called the BreakSafe, and it restores the MagSafe-like functionality to a MacBook. John Martellaro was impressed. Almost.

Dr. Mac’s Deeper Look into Budget-Priced VR Headsets

1:23 PM, Apr. 28th, 2016 · · Reviews

Google Cardboard Knockoff for $10.99

Dr. Mac tested a variety of Virtual Reality (VR) goggles that use an iPhone as its brains, sensors, and screens. In this second installment on the subject, he takes a deeper look at those goggles and offers his suggestions on which to use.

A Dynamic Duo of Inexpensive Timesaving Mac Utilities

12:45 PM, Apr. 12th, 2016 · · Reviews

moom move and zoom windows from your keyboard

Dr. Mac has always been obsessed with finding the fastest, easiest, or most elegant way of doing things. So many of his favorite Mac (and iOS) apps are simple, inexpensive utilities that help him do one thing better, faster, or more elegantly. He recently added a dynamic duo of such utilities to his Mac productivity arsenal and says today he wouldn’t want to use his Mac without them.

Is Blue Light Really Bad for Sleep?

4:50 PM, Apr. 6th, 2016 · · Reviews

f.lux is like Night Shift for your Mac

Apple introduced iOS 9.3 with the new Night Shift feature a couple of weeks ago and Dr. Mac has been obsessed with finding evidence that blue light does or does not affect sleep patterns. SO read Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves #169 and discover the thrilling conclusion…  

Minix Neo C USB-C Multiport Adapter (Dock) Includes VGA or HDMI

5:30 PM, Mar. 23rd, 2016 · · Reviews

MInix USB-C dock

The Minix Neo C USB-C "Multiport Adapter" is dock for the Apple MacBook that has two USB-A ports, Gigabit Ethernet, pass through charging, two camera card slots, and either HDMI or VGA depending on the model. It has some design and feature aspects that set it apart from similar products.