Apple Gear Reviews

BlvckbyDesign – Matte Black MacBook Pro Case Review

Blvckbydesign - Ultra-thin MacBook Pro Case

I have never used a case for my MacBooks until BlvckbyDesign reached out to me and asked if I wanted to test their new, ultra-thin matte black MacBook Pro case. I agreed and had used their protective plastic shell for the past few weeks. BlvckbyDesign has created a slick MacBook Pro case that offers outstanding … Read more

Wooden iPhone & Apple Watch Charging Stand by Yohann

Wooden iPhone & Apple Watch Stand by Yohann

Yohann, a Swiss manufacturer of premium stands and docks for Apple devices, has released a beautifully crafted wooden iPhone & Apple Watch charging stand with extra room for jewelry or your AirPods. Some readers of my blog might remember that I reviewed Yohann before when the company released its first product, an innovative iPad stand. … Read more

HomeKit Light Switches & Dimmers – Review

HomeKit Light Switches and Dimmers Review

For this article, I have reviewed the best Apple HomeKit-compatible light & dimmer switches. Since I didn’t want to compare apples with oranges, I have separated the review into two sections, starting with HomeKit Light Switches, and followed by HomeKit Dimmers. Reviewed HomeKit Light Switches Product ecobee Switch+ Amazon* Eve Light Switch Amazon* Leviton Decora … Read more

The Best Wireless Chargers for your iPhone or Android Devices

The Best Wireless Chargers for your iPhone or Android Phone

Keep your iPhone and Android phones juiced up with the best wireless Qi chargers. Plus, continue reading to learn more about the pros and cons of wireless charging and the benefits of fast charging. To learn more about the fastest way to charge an iPhone (hint: it’s not wireless), check out my YouTube video. Download Comparison … Read more

Apple Watch Leather Cuff and Band Review

The Best Leather Bands for the Apple Watch

One of the benefits of the Apple Watch is that you can change its appearance by swapping out the watch band. Apple-branded leather bands are relatively expensive but, these days, there are numerous third-party manufacturers producing premium Apple Watch leather cuffs. I have reviewed the top seven brands and their Apple Watch leather straps. Reviewed … Read more

Tidy up your desk with HiRise 2 and BackPack by Twelve South

Tidy up your desk with HiRise 2 and BackPack by Twelve South

Despite best efforts, my desk has a natural tendency to get cluttered. Some of it is just temporary, like a new gadget I am reviewing. Other clutter is longer-lived and thus harder to get rid of. In this article, I will show how I uncluttered my desk from cables and self-adhesive strips with products from … Read more

Twelve South TimePorter Review

Review of TimePorter - Apple Watch travel case and charging stand

Traveling with an Apple Watch means carrying yet another charger plus accessories. That makes the goal of traveling “light” even more challenging. Twelve South has recognized that problem and created TimePorter, an innovative Apple Watch travel case that also doubles as an elegant charger. I used to carry all charging cables and plugs in Twelve South’s … Read more

Review: Forté for Apple Watch – A luxury stand and charging dock

Review: Forté for Apple Watch - A luxury stand and charging dock

In this article, I review Forté for Apple Watch, a luxury stand and charging dock made by Twelve South. The first stand I bought for my Apple Watch Sport was a Spigen Charging Dock made of aluminum. It looked good and was lightweight. Unfortunately, it could hold the Apple Watch only in portrait mode. When Apple introduced Nightstand Mode via a software … Read more

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