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Greg Barbosa

@gregbarbosa

Greg Barbosa is a writer and Product Manager across our network of sites at 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, and Electrek. He previously worked as a QA tester and lead at a mobile software development company, data engineer at a government procurement startup, and moved through multiple roles at an Apple store before that.

Have any tips, suggestions, or ideas? Email him at greg@9to5mac.com.

Greg Barbosa's Favorite Gear

August 11

Long before the AirPods hit the market, Bragi hit the ground running with their true wireless earphones on Kickstarter. Three years later the company has released an upgrade on their original Dash. The Dash Pro brings improvements to Bluetooth connectivity, microphone quality, and a new live language translation ability.

Having spent a full month using the Dash Pro over my AirPods, I’ve dissected as much as I could out of these wireless earphones. The original Dash didn’t raise praise from us before, but could the Dash Pro be Bragi’s comeback kid story?

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August 7

Johhnie Walker is walking right on over to Indiegogo to help fund its newest project. The whisky brand is pushing to create “bespoke” and personalized bottles of Scotch whisky for the project’s backers. Titled My Edition, the bottles include a personal Scotch blend, custom label for name or message, unique engraving on the glass, and a limited edition display case.

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August 3

Lofree is back with another new hardware accessory on Kickstarter. This time, they’re bringing their nostalgic design chops to a category we’re all familiar with: Bluetooth speakers. The new Lofree Poison packs a punch for its size and we got to go hands-on before its official debut.

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July 19

AZIO has followed up on its Retro keyboard lineup with “one of the most luxurious mechanical keyboards” around. The AZIO Retro Classic is a backlit mechanical keyboard stylized after classic typewriters and intertwined with natural materials.

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June 28

After months of heads-down work, today the design and dev team is proud to release an updated website across our network of sites. Taking your comments, feedback, and ideas into consideration, we were able to revamp and shape our site into what you see today…

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May 22

Co-designed by ACRONYM founder Errolson Hugh, NikeLab has officially released the ACG.07.KMTR. The collaboration between the two companies has looked to create a lineup of ACG summer gear ready for any and all conditions.

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March 14

At this point, it seems like everyone is working on their own variation of smart mirrors. From DIY setups, to even major companies. Getting started with your own isn’t terribly difficult, but a new project on Kickstarter hopes to make use of those old tablets you have lying around. Firefly, yet another smart mirror, has launched on the crowdfunding site with one major difference: it relies on an iOS or Android tablet to power it.

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March 1

Leading up to the NCAA’s March Madness, Pizza Hut is geared up to make its debut in the sneaker culture’s iconic return. Announced today, Pizza Hut will be giving away a few select pairs of its custom “Pie Top” sneakers. Aside from looks, what makes these high-top sneakers noteworthy is that owners will be able to order pizza right from the shoe. In conjunction with the sneakers launch from March into April Pizza Hut will be offering a $7.99 promotional pricing on a large, two-topping pizza. More below.

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June 6, 2016

In the latest installment of their Uncarrier initiatives, T-Mobile today announced their new #GetThanked campaign. The campaign puts a focus on “thanking” T-Mobile customers for their loyalty to the company and brand by giving away free T-Mobile’s stock, gifts and promotions ever Tuesday, and inflight Wi-Fi for domestic fliers with Gogo.

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April 7, 2016

Twelve South introduces new TimePorter capsule for Apple Watch and charger

Twelve South today has unveiled their new TimePorter travel tote and portable charging stand for the Apple Watch. The TimePorter case resembles a premium eyeglass case, and includes space to hold the Apple Watch charging cable, extra Watch bands, and the USB charger. The case also doubles as a charging stand and Apple Watch display when opened up. TimePorter joins the Forté and HiRise in Twelve South’s current line-up of Apple Watch stands.

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