Accessories


Bragi Ships The Headphone Wireless Earbuds

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Bragi The HeadphoneFollowing unfortunate Christmas season delays Bragi starts shipping its Apple AirPods rival, the Headphone-- a set of wireless earbuds one can describe as stripped down version of Bragi's previous Dash earbuds.

First revealed back in September 2016, the Headphone earbuds are similar to the Dash, with a similar size, overall design and basic function. However they lack the fitness tracking, built-in storage features and touch-sensitive control features. The result? Lower cost wireless earbuds promising 6 hours of battery life for audio playback (double that of the Dash) and 250 hours of standby time.

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The iDevice-Enabled Blood Glucose Monitor

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One Drop launches the Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit-- a CE-approved package consisting of a Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose monitor, chrome lancing device, test strips and carry case.

One Drop blood testThe blood glucose monitor pairs with iDevices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and even Apple Watch) and transmits test results "in just 5 seconds" to the companion One Drop app. The lancing device has custom depth settings to adjust the amount of pressure on a use-by-user basis to draw "a perfect drop of blood every time," while compatible test strips can be acquired via monthly subscription.

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Incipio Brings iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Back

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Apple might insist removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 was an act of "courage," but Incipio sets to satisfy customers who think otherwise with the OX, a case featuring the humble 3.5mm connector.

Incipio OXAs seen at CES 2017, the OX case comes in iPhone 7 and 7 Plus variants. It fits over the Lightning port and adds an additional Lightning port as well as the aforementioned 3.5mm jack for the use of traditional headphones. The case is admittedly bulky, but it does allow simultaneous charging and music listening without need for an additional adapter or dongle.

In addition the case promises to protect the iPhone display and body from drops through a shock-absorbing exterior.

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LG Presents Wearable Tone Studio

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LG reveals an unusual hybrid of speaker and headphones at CES 2017-- the Tone Studio and Free are a horseshoe-shaped devices the company says can deliver "amazing" surround sound when worn around the neck.

Tone StudioDescribed as a "personal wearable speaker," the Tone Studio carries 2 full range speakers on the top and 2 vibrating speakers in the bottom. It also features, DTS technology for "realistic theatre-like sound," a DAC for enhanced audio output and a Dual Play mode allowing users to pair two Tone Studio units and share the sound from a movie or playlist.

Customers wanting a more traditional audio product from LG also get an option at CES-- the Tone Free includes wireless earbuds one can charge by storing inside the neckband. As well as taking care of storage and charging the neckband also vibrates to alert users of calls and text messages, while built-in speakers and microphone turn it into a hands-free headset. Only one worn around the neck.

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Kanex Adds GoPower Watch Accessories

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Kanex announces a pair of additions to the GoPower Apple Watch accessory line at CES 2017-- the GoPower Watch Stand magnetic charging stand and the Watch Mini portable keychain battery.

Kanex GoPowerThe Watch Stand is compatible with both 38 and 42mm Watch models. It handles charging and display duties, with the magnetic charging securely holding the smartwatch in place, and an additional USB port in the back allows the simultaneous charging of any other device. Power comes through included DC adapter.

On the other hand the Watch Mini charges a Watch on-the-go without need for any cables. It starts charging at first contact, and provides 1000mAh of power for a full extra charge to the smartwatch. Recharging comes through micro USB, and the compact design easily fits pockets or keychains.

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