Mobile Accessories

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
REVIEW

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

While it might soon be eclipsed by more robust competitors, the Samsung Gear VR still amazes as the most impressive virtual reality you can buy right now.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 26, 2015
Flir One
REVIEW

Flir One ( for iOS)

Get the Flir One for its superior thermal imaging tech and overall ease of use, but be sure to consider specific, ongoing applications for this $250 accessory before you buy.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 23, 2015
Pronto
REVIEW

Pronto

The Pronto turns your iPhone into a universal remote using the Peel app, but setup and control limitations make it a tough sell for more tech-intensive living rooms.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 14, 2015
LG Watch Urbane
REVIEW

LG Watch Urbane

The LG Watch Urbane is the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch and adds Wi-Fi-to-phone connectivity, but it doesn't offer all that much more than previous Android Wear watch models.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 12, 2015
Exact Frame Series iPhone 6 Case
REVIEW

Exact Frame Series iPhone 6 Case ( red)

The bottom line.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 4, 2015
Garmin Vivoactive
REVIEW

Garmin Vivoactive ( black)

The ultraslim design and laundry list of features can't overcome the buggy software. Once Garmin fixes these problems, the Vivoactive could be a good product, but until then, there are better options available.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on April 20, 2015
3.8 stars User rating out of 5 votes
Apple Watch Sport 38mm Silver Aluminum Case
REVIEW

Apple Watch Sport 38mm Silver Aluminum Case ( Green Sport Band)

The Apple Watch is the most ambitious, well-constructed smartwatch ever seen, but first-gen shortfalls make it feel more like a fashionable toy than a necessary tool. That may change with a big software update later this year, though.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 8, 2015
Adonit Jot Script 2
REVIEW

Adonit Jot Script 2

A fine option for note-taking, especially if you're big into the Evernote ecosystem, but it requires some adapting.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 31, 2015
2.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint
REVIEW

Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint ( white)

Nicely balanced, comfortable and well-designed, the Adonit Jot Touch is an excellent pressure-sensitive stylus for the iPad.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 24, 2015
Seek Thermal Camera
REVIEW

Seek Thermal Camera ( Android)

Best for DIYers and outdoor enthusiasts, Seek Thermal is a steep investment that pays off with its versatility.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 13, 2015
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony Smartwatch 3
REVIEW

Sony Smartwatch 3 ( lime)

Although its ability to use GPS to track your run is handy, its poor screen, uninspiring design and lack of a heart-rate monitor means the SmartWatch 3 doesn't impress over its more luxurious Android Wear competitors.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on December 18, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung Gear VR
REVIEW

Samsung Gear VR

The Gear VR Innovator Edition is a cool -- and very promising -- entry ticket for early adopters looking for an affordable taste of virtual reality.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 17, 2014
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Typo2 for iPhone 6
REVIEW

Typo2 for iPhone 6

The $99 Typo Keyboard case adds a credible physical keyboard to the iPhone 6, but losing access Touch ID sensor makes it a tough trade-off.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 9, 2014

MSRP: $99.00

Microsoft Band
REVIEW

Microsoft Band ( large)

Microsoft Band is an ambitious first crack at a smart health wearable that throws in a ton of features and cross-platform support, but it's just not as easy to use or as functional as it should be.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 12, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 17 votes
LG G Watch R
REVIEW

LG G Watch R

Although its stark design and beautiful face makes this the first smartwatch you might actually be happy to be seen wearing, its Android Wear software has a long way to go before it's anything more than a passing novelty.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 27, 2014
3.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus 2
REVIEW

Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus 2

The Wacom Creative Stylus 2 is a great, well-priced pressure-sensitive stylus for iPad artistes.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 10, 2014
Wacom Bamboo Stylus Fineline
REVIEW

Wacom Bamboo Stylus Fineline

It's a great stylus for annotating and sketching, but you might find the Wacom Bamboo Stylus Fineline a little harder to use for long stretches of writing or printing.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 3, 2014
Intelligent Energy Upp Starter Kit
REVIEW

Intelligent Energy Upp Starter Kit

We'd love to recommend this innovative technology, but at this early stage the Upp fuel cell charger is just too cumbersome and too expensive.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on August 5, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

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LG G Watch
REVIEW

LG G Watch ( black titan)

The LG G Watch attempts to bring you the future on your wrist, but with its generic design, unimpressive battery life, and unpolished early software, you're better off waiting to see what else is around the bend.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 3, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung Gear Live
REVIEW

Samsung Gear Live ( black)

Samsung's new smartwatch feels like its other Gears, but injected with Google's new Android Wear software. The makeover means better Google phone connectedness, but it's not a killer smartwatch.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 3, 2014
Adobe Ink and Slide
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Adobe Ink and Slide

Adobe Ink is a very nice stylus, though $200 is a heavy burden to lay on the entire package's slight shoulders, and the apps are solid if not spectacular.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 18, 2014
Samsung Gear 2 Neo
REVIEW

Samsung Gear 2 Neo ( Black)

The Gear 2 Neo offers the best balance of features and price among Samsung's three 2014 smartwatches, but it falls short of must-have status.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 15, 2014
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Tylt Energi 10K
REVIEW

Tylt Energi 10K ( blue)

The Tylt Energi 10K's beefy capacity, simple design, and a great price make it an excellent choice for anyone needing power on the go.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 6, 2014
Metronome by MetroMile
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Metronome by MetroMile

Metronome offers a limited set of features for tracking fuel economy in your car that are wrapped in a nice design, but most of all, it's hard to argue with free.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 27, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Pad & Quill Sleeve for MacBook Pro/Air 13-inch
REVIEW

Pad & Quill Sleeve for MacBook Pro/Air 13-inch ( olive/chocolate)

Thickly padded, and handmade from premium materials, the Pad & Quill Sleeve for MacBook will fit your 13-inch Air or Pro and fills an important need if you don't want to use a dedicated, padded laptop bag.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on February 21, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Garmin Head-Up Display
REVIEW

Garmin Head-Up Display ( HUD)

The Garmin HUD boosts safety and helps keep eyes on the road, but the cost of entry will likely dissuade most drivers.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 13, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
GoGroove BlueGate Bluetooth Audio Receiver
REVIEW

GoGroove BlueGate Bluetooth Audio Receiver

The GoGroove BlueGate is a good option if you want to add Bluetooth audio streaming to a car or home audio system, but portable-headphone users will want to look for a more flexible unit.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on May 24, 2013
RoboReel Portable Power Cord System
REVIEW

RoboReel Portable Power Cord System

The RoboReel is one of the most advanced and manageable extension cords around, but this heavy-duty system comes with a heavy-duty price.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 25, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Ergotech VersaStand for iPad
REVIEW

Ergotech VersaStand for iPad

Portable, flexible, and very useful all describe the VersaStand for the iPad, one of the best iPad desk accessories we've ever seen.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 17, 2013
3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
GoGroove SmartMini Aux
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GoGroove SmartMini Aux

For cars with an auxiliary input but no native Bluetooth, the GoGroove SmartMini Aux is an effective means of adding both hands-free call capability and audio streaming from a smartphone.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 15, 2013