The best Apple accessory products in 2014
The best Apple accessory products in 2014
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The best Apple accessory products in 2014

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[MUSIC] What's up everybody? Brian Tong here on this special episode of theapplebyte, as we're wrapping up right before the holiday season. Now, I'm lucky enough to get to play around with a lot of tech toys and gadgets, and I don't take it for granted, but what do I actually love and use? So I figured why not share the love with you the apple biter. So I'm doing the apple bites first ever, these are a few of my favorite things. Yeah, it has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? All right. Well, I paid for these products myself. And I asked these companies to hook you up, you loyal apple bite nation. So everything you see here is something that you can have a chance to win at the end of our show. So let's get to it because. [MUSIC] Sing it with me. These are a few of my favorite things. Hm, now if there was a game I played the most in 2014, it was Threes. It doesn't look like anything special, but it's one of the most clever games that actually uses your brain, and I don't do that much. Now, you move tiles around and swipe them together to create threes, then build bigger numbers that are multiples of threes, to get the high score with the ultimate goal of scoring a big tile like a 384 or higher. And trust me, everything is better in threes. [MUSIC] Oh yeah. Now, the second thing on my list took me by surprise, it's the Canoe Air Frame Plus. I've tried so many crappy car holders over the years that don't work, or are too cheap. I saw this one at the Apple store and I decided to give it a try. Now, it's become my favorite car mount I've ever had, [MUSIC] It attaches to your AC grill with a sturdy fit. It can smoothly rotate 360 degrees. Your phone ends up being at the perfect eye level. It fits everything up to an iPhone six plus and other big screen phones. And I never thought I'd love a car mount, but I actually love this one. And you know what Mitch, maybe you can sing it this time, yeah? No. No? Here, why don't you try. I'll sing it with you. Ready? Let's go. These are a few of- My favorite- No, no, no, no, no, let's do it right, okay? Here's the music. Okay. These are a few of my favorite. So good. Now next up, I know not all of you have an iPhone 6 yet. And I'm waiting for Mophie to release the iPhone 6 versions of their juice packs. But these are the best extra battery cases that you can find on the market. So we have two super-thin Mophie Juice Pack Airs and two [MUSIC] Mophie space packs that include an additional 32 gigs of storage on t op of being a battery pack. Wow and don't worry [UNKNOWN] isn't done yet. Now, i'm travelling a whole lot, a whole lot between the north pole and their office in San Francisco. So, what do I use the most? My slingbox is connected to my cable at home. I can control my DVR, watch my recorded shows and most importantly watch every single Golden State Warriors victory and laugh at every single Los Angeles Lakers Loss, but I still love you Kobie. Now one of the best investments I have ever made was getting the slingbox and if you have been a good boy or girl you can get one too. And you know why? Sing it for me ladies. [MUSIC] That was not good. And finally traveling on planes and trains and everywhere else the headphones I use to knock out the sound are the Bose Quiet Comfort 25 I never thought $300 headphones were actually worth it. Until I got these way back since the original ones. They're the best noise cancelling headphones I've ever had for travelling that really puts you in your own world, especially when you're watching a movie by yourself. Aw. I know. So, let's wrap it all up here, you know, we have a song just for you. [MUSIC] On the applebyte's most favorite things VTV gave to me 1. Slingbox M1, 5L Kenu Airframe Pluses, 1. Bose Quiet 25, 2. Juice Pack Airs, and 2. Space Macks from Mobi, and 3. Three games codes for a game called THREES. I know, how good was that? So, how can any of you win these? These are legit prizes, so, you're gonna have to work at this, so send me a picture of yourself, or a quick video clip of you taking a bite out of the apple. A real apple, anyway you like, you guys can get creative. But, I'll pick all my favorite winners and then feature them on a future show, once we come back from CES 2015 in january. And I'm just gonna pick. Whoever I like to give, whatever I like. So send my your submissions via email to theapplebyte@cnet.com. Or tweet me @briantong. And if you try to kill me with cuteness by using your pets or your kids, you need to make sure you're in it too. I actually started thinking all my viewers were either animals for two year old kids for a while. But you know what, I got smarter. Thanks so much for watching. And we'll catch you all next time for another byte of the apple. [MUSIC]

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