Review: Anker launches new triple monitor USB-C dock designed for M1 Macs

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Today, Anker is launching its latest desktop peripheral in the form of a new USB-C hub. Arriving with triple monitor support, even for M1 MacBooks and the like, the new release packs nine different ports, including everything from 4K HDMI to Ethernet. But with a steep $250 price tag, we’re going hands-on to see what use cases the Anker USB-C triple monitor dock excels at and if it’s worth adding to your workstation in the first place.

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Corsair K70 RGB Pro review: A solid gaming keyboard packed with features [Video]

For quality gaming keyboards, Corsair is one of the biggest names in the game. Today we’re going hands-on with one of its latest – the Corsair K70 RGB Pro. With a variety of Cherry MX switch options and rich features like media keys, detachable wrist rest, and USB-C cable, how does it perform for the $160-$170 price point? Be sure to hit the video below to find out. 

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Tested: Is Samsung’s new Endurance microSD for always-on video worth it at 100MB/s?

After taking a hands-on look at the brand’s latest T7 Shield SSD and speed-focused memory cards earlier this year, it is now time for the new Endurance PRO camera microSD cards. The latest models in Samsung’s PRO Endurance line were unveiled earlier this month with a design specifically focused on home and enterprise security systems, front door cams, and other always-on video monitoring applications. Sacrificing some speed in favor of reliability for the long haul, these cards are rated for as much as 140,000 hours of continuous capturing, and it’s now time to take a closer look in the latest Tested with 9to5Toys

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Review: Synology’s RT6600ax router pairs exceptional Wi-Fi 6 with robust NAS features

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Late last year, Synology announced the new RT6600ax Wi-Fi 6 router. Serving as the modern update to its previous combination router and NAS, this new offering finally began shipping this week. With Wi-Fi 6 support out of the box, we’re seeing just what Synology’s usual NAS expertise brings to the table for its latest networking upgrade.

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Hands-on: Pokémon’s Astral Radiance TCG expansion excites with all-new Hisuian artworks

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After first being revealed back in March, today we’re going hands-on with the new Pokémon Astral Radiance. Slated to release later this month, the latest expansion to the Pokémon TCG is the first to bring new forms and artwork from Legends: Arceus into card game with 180 refreshed or entirely new releases. So ahead of launch, we’re diving into some first impressions for the new cards to see how everything Astral Radiance stacks up.

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Tested: Brydge Stone Pro Thunderbolt 4 dock packs 11 ports into a versatile upright design

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Brydge is finally entering the ever-competitive Thunderbolt 4 dock market with its very first offering. Looking to stay competitive, the brand is employing a unique vertical design to go alongside 11 ports and 5K 60Hz display output support. But is it worth choosing over other models on the market? Our latest Tested with 9to5Toys review is unboxing the Brydge Stone Pro TB4 for a closer look.

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Audio-Technica M20xBT review: These budget Bluetooth headphones surprised me [Video]

With its rich heritage of legendary headphones like the M50x, the new Audio-Technica M20xBT adds 60 hours of wireless listening to its #1 selling wired headset. Coming in at just $80, it doesn’t break the bank, either. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Review: 1MORE’s new EVO ANC earbuds make a great first impression with audiophile-grade sound

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Today, 1MORE is expanding its stable of true wireless earbuds with an all-new pair. Enter the EVO ANC Earbuds, which take on a unique focus to try and court audiophiles over to the cordless side of personal listening. With a long list of features that make 1MORE’s latest compelling on paper, we’re taking a hands-on look to see how the EVO ANC Earbuds actually stack up.

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Hands-on with LEGO’s unique new Multiverse of Madness and its exclusive minifigs

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is hitting theaters today, and we’re diving in to take a hands-on look at what LEGO’s tie-in set has to offer. Including three exciting minifigures, the new Gargantos Showdown set delivers Strange alongside exclusive new Wong and America Chavez releases.

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Cricut EasyPress 3 and Hat Press Review: App-guided automation makes crafting simple

Last month, Cricut expanded its EasyPress lineup of heat presses with the EasyPress 3, Hat Press, and Autopress. I’ve spent the past few weeks with the EasyPress 3 and Hat Press, using them to make various projects ranging from custom coasters to hats, T-shirts, and more. There are several improvements for the EasyPress 3 and Hat Press, all of which come from a Bluetooth connection to your smartphone or tablet. Sound intriguing? Keep reading for our full review of the Cricut EasyPress 3 and Hat Press.

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Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max Review: Turtle Beach cranks up battery life and compatibility [Video]

Turtle Beach beach is out with an updated version of its flagship wireless headset – the Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max. While the headset itself might look very similar to the older non-Max variant, there are two huge changes that take cross-platform compatibility to a new level for Turtle Beach. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 review: Dolby Atmos and AirPlay 2 come at a steep cost

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Earlier this spring, Bowers & Wilkins launched its new flagship soundbar in the form of the Panorama 3. Premium design aside, it also arrives with Dolby Atmos and AirPlay 2 to try and justify the steep $999 price tag. But does Bowers & Wilkins actually deliver a worthwhile home theater in the box for the cash? Let’s take a closer look.

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Review: Wyze Lock Bolt delivers an affordable Bluetooth fingerprint deadbolt [Video]

We got our hands on the new Wyze Bolt Lock. Taking things a bit further than the Wyze Lock we reviewed over two years ago, the Wyze Lock Bolt features a numeric keypad as well as a fingerprint scanner to make unlocking a deadbolt even easier. And coming in at just $70 ($80 on Amazon), it’s much more affordable than a lot of the competition. While it doesn’t feature Wi-Fi, it does have quite a few handy features. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Philips Momentum 32-inch 4K 144Hz Monitor review: What the Series X deserves [Video]

With the impressive spec sheet on the Xbox Series X, companies are coming up with some powerful and equally expensive displays to take advantage of all that performance. We went hands-on with the 55-inch Momentum made for Xbox monitor from Philps, but now we’re trying out the smaller and more affordable Philips Momentum 32-inch variant. Coming in at $899 it still costs a pretty penny, though. Be sure to hit the video below and see all that this monitor has to offer for that price tag. 

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Hands-on with CASETiFY’s new Star Wars iPhone 13 cases, MagSafe chargers, more

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As all of the May the 4th action is beginning to go live, CASETiFY is gearing up to officially launch its latest iPhone 13 case collaboration just in time for Star Wars Day. Delivering a collection of new covers for Apple’s latest on top of other recent Android handsets, we’re taking a hands-on look at several of the new CASETiFY Star Wars accessories now that they’re live for the Star Wars Day action.

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Tested: Logitech’s new Lift vertical mouse for Mac makes all the right compromises

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Earlier in the month, Logitech launched its latest ergonomic Mac peripheral with the debut of its new Lift verticle mouse. Now after putting it to the test over the past week, our latest Tested with 9to5Toys review is diving in to see if the more affordable ergonomic focus of the vertical mouse is worth a spot on your desk.

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Review: What does an RTX 3050 upgrade bring to the GPU-less NZXT Foundation PC? [Video]

The main takeaway from our NZXT Foundation PC review was that a pre-built PC with an APU can work as a strong starting point for a gaming PC. While frame rates struggle with some titles, it is capable of running most esports titles without a dedicated GPU until one becomes available. Well, we got our hands on a GPU for this PC – the XLR8 RTX 3050 from PNY. So how does this entry-level card work in an entry-level pre-built gaming PC? Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Tested: Samsung launches new rubberized USB 3.2 T7 Shield portable SSD today (Hands-on)

It’s time to take a hands-on look at Samsung’s brand new portable SSD. Unveiled to the world for the first time today, Samsung is refreshing its T7 portable solid-state drive lineup with the new Shield model. Wrapped in a ridged rubberized exterior for protection from the elements as well as accidental bumps and drops, Samsung is looking to take on the likes of SanDisk and others in the portable SSD space with its latest offering. The new USB-C drive rivals most already-available consumer-grade solutions in terms of transfer speeds and connectivity with a unique look and colorway options you don’t typically see from the competition. We have had a chance to go hands-on with the Samsung T7 Shield for a few weeks ahead of its official unveil today, and we are ready to dish out details on the user experience in the latest Tested with 9to5Toys

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Hands-on: iOttie expands Velox lineup with two new premium MagSafe chargers

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Today, iOttie is launching new additions to its Velox MagSafe accessory lineup. Having first launched last fall, the series is now growing with three accessories made for iPhone 12 and 13 series handsets. All sporting premium builds, we’re taking a hands-on look at the latest iOttie Velox MagSafe charger additions to see if they’re worth pre-ordering. Head below for more.

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Hands-on with new Razer Streaming gear: Key Light Chroma, Audio Mixer, Seiren BT [Video]

Razer is stepping more into the streaming market with its latest products. We got to go hands-on with the new Razer Audio Mixer, Key Light Chroma, and Seiren BT mobile streaming microphone. And while they offer some handy features, all of these products come at a bit of a premium when compared to the competition. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Hands-on: eBay’s refreshed refurbished program offers the best iPhone 12 value on the market

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Earlier this week, eBay rolled out the latest expansion to its Refurbished Program. Growing the cast of retailers and listings even further from last November’s refresh, we’re taking a hands-on look at just what to expect by buying a refurbished iPhone 12 from eBay. Detailing the unboxing experience, cosmetic conditions, and more, head below for a closer look.

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Tested: Moment’s MagSafe Mobile Filmmaker Cage is a versatile iPhoneography upgrade

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Moment makes some of the best gear to improve the photos and videos that can be shot on your iPhone, and its new MagSafe Mobile Filmmaker Cage might be one of the best yet. Pairing your iPhone 13 with a modular aluminum cage that can house everything from lights to tripods and more, our latest Tested with 9to5Toys review is putting the accessory to the test.

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TP-Link Deco XE75 review: Wi-Fi 6E mesh in an easy-to-use package [Video]

Following our announcement coverage, we got to go hands on with the new TP-Link Deco XE75 Wi-Fi 6E mesh system. We’ve tried out a few Deco systems in the past, and the performance mixed with ease of use has always impressed me. Offering up to 5,400Mbps and covering up to 5,500 square feet, how did the latest from TP-Link work for me? Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Review: StarTech’s first Thunderbolt 4 dock delivers 8K display support and future-proof I/O

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Late last year, StarTech launched its very first Thunderbolt 4 dock. Since then its lofty price tag has been met with some newfound competition. One thing those lower-cost options can’t quite match, though, is the features, which set StarTech’s Mac upgrade apart thanks to up to 8K display output, 96W power passthrough, and a three Thunderbolt 4 ports, amongst other I/O. Now we’re going hands-on to see how the premium package stacks up.

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Tested: If you’re going to use a MacBook case, consider the woven Incase Woolenex

Incase is likely best known for its MacBook hardshell case products and iPhone 13 cases – the company has been featured in our best-of roundup for years. The brand claims to have released “the first hardshell case for MacBook,” and back in late February it unleashed its latest protection solutions for Apple’s 14- and 16-inch MacBooks with a sort of hard-plastic-dot, grid-textured model and the new Woolenex treatment on display in this review. We have recently had a chance to give the latter a run for its money, and now it’s time to weigh in as part of the latest Tested with 9to5Toys

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Review: SteelSeries cuts weight with the Aerox 5 and 9 Wireless MOBA/MMO gaming mice [video]

As lightweight wireless gaming mice continue to dominate the consumer market, SteelSeries is out with two new models to cater to the MMO and MOBA player base. Coming in at 74g and 89g respectively, the SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wireless and Aerox 9 Wireless blend lightweight wireless performance with added utility thanks to additional buttons on the left side of the mice. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details.

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Tested: Giving Spigen’s new $150 Italian leather MagSafe iPhone 13 case a run for its money

Last week Spigen unleashed its new ENZO iPhone 13 Italian leather case. Taking the company in an entirely new direction, the ENZO is a luxury-focused product looking to bring the brand’s protection tech into a high-end Italian leather-wrapped sheath for Apple’s latest flagship handsets. Add in some diamond-cut metal design elements with MagSafe charging, premium packaging, and a matching leather wrist strap, and you’re looking at the brand’s most elegant and luxurious offering to date, with a hefty price tag to match. Head below for our hands-on review of the new Spigen ENZO iPhone 13 Italian leather case as part of the latest entry in our Tested with 9to5Toys series

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Review: HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless ticks all of the boxes for a great gaming headset [Video]

Cutting the cord on the pro model headset, the new HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless keeps a lot of the same features but adds massive battery life reaching up to 300 hours. Coming in at $200, this simple headset doesn’t innovate, but it does everything it’s supposed to really well. It might be my new favorite wireless gaming headset. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Review: LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga delivers nostalgic gameplay and modern visuals

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At long last, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been released. After spending years in development and following several delays over the years, the highly-anticipated title has arrived. But is all of the visual brick-built action worth the cash? We’re diving into what the most compressive and gorgeous-looking LEGO Star Wars game has to offer.

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Review: Monoprice Dark Matter 49-inch monitor gets updated panel with better color [Video]

Dual monitor setups are getting more common, but one way to get the same screen real estate without two separate displays is by going with a DQHD screen like the Monoprice Dark Matter 49-inch monitor. Falling under the Dark Matter gaming brand, the new 49-inch monitor boasts a 32:9 aspect ratio 5120×1440 resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate. That also translates well into a screen that makes productivity even easier. Be sure to hit the video below to check out all of the details of this screen that blends work and play into a single super-ultra-wide monitor. 

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Tested: Novation unveils new FLKey keyboard controllers for hands-on sequencing in FL Studio

Today, Novation is unveiling its brand-new FL Studio keyboard controller. The new FLkey MIDI keyboards now join the rest of Novation’s controllers for music creators and beat makers with a series of dedicated features for Imagine Line’s popular FL Studio DAW. While specifically tailored for FL Studio hip-hip and EDM producers, it essentially allows anyone to get hands-on with their beats and sounds without having to rely on a mouse, much like its Launchpad grid controllers we explored after full Logic Pro support was rolled out. Designed to put FL Studio’s wonderful sequencer-based music creation ecosystem directly beneath your fingertips and to deliver an all-round MIDI keyboard experience for just about any DAW, we had a chance to go hands-on with the new FLkey ahead of release today to see what it was capable of. Head below for a closer look at our impressions of the new FL Studio keyboard controller in the latest Tested with 9to5Toys

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Tested: Leather SANDMARC MagSafe iPhone 13 case with gorgeous machined metal camera rig

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Today we are taking a hands-on look at the new SANDMARC MagSafe-ready leather and metal iPhone 13 case. Designed to work alongside the brand’s range of iPhone lens attachments, the Pro leather case is also an eye-catching option on its own if you ask me. Wrapped in “top-grain leather” with a MagSafe-compatible design and a gunmetal aluminum machined camera protection rig, it delivers what could only be described as a more premium solution without getting up into the $50+ price range. We got a chance to go hands-on with the recent release and now it is time to weigh in with our SANDMARC leather and metal iPhone 13 case review as part of the Tested with 9to5Toys series. 

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Tested: Casely’s new MagSafe Power Pod battery pack and Qi pad with wild designs

Last month, Casely unveiled its new Power Pod – a MagSafe portable battery that snaps right onto the back of your iPhone 12 or 13. In usual Casely fashion, the magnetic portable battery pack is available in a number of wild colorways and patterns including everything from bright swirls and pastel matte finishes to one plastered in happy faces, the cow print you see on display here today, and several others. Along with the TikTok-worthy designs, it can also be used as a Qi charging pad of sorts for your other mobile kit including AirPods and other wireless earbud cases. Head below below for our hands-on review of the new Casely Power Pod MagSafe portable battery in the latest Tested with 9to5Toys

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Tested: SanDisk G-RAID 2 Thunderbolt 3 Drive solves storage woes with upgradeable HDDs

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With World Backup Day around the corner, we’re taking a look at one of the more unique ways to improve your storage setup. Designed with Apple setups in mind, SanDisk’s G-RAID 2 Desktop Drive arrives with plenty of novel features that start with onboard Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and carry over to user-replaceable hard drives. But do those premium features make the steep price tag worth it? Our latest Tested with 9to5Toys review takes a closer look.

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Review: V-Moda Rolling Stones edition Crossfade 2 Wireless brings the rock [Video]

With a history of award-winning audio, V-Moda has recently been releasing limited-edition designs of some of their popular headphones. We got our hands on the brand new V-Moda Rolling Stones limited edition Crossfade 2 Wireless. Available in three different designs that channel the iconic rock group, do they stand up to the $280 price tag? Be sure to keep reading and hit the video below and find out. 

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Review: LEGO’s latest Star Wars helmets are a mixed bag ranging from must-haves to misses

Marking for the latest additions to the Star Wars buildable helmet series, the LEGO Group dropped three new builds earlier in the month to recreate the likeness of iconic characters both new and old. Now after getting our hands on the sets and stacking up the nearly 2,000 combined bricks, we’re seeing which ones are worth your cash and which should just be passed over.

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Tested: New PreSonus AudioBox GO brings dual mic/guitar I/O to your content creation kit at $80

Today we are taking a closer look at PreSonus’ new affordable audio interface known as the AudioBox GO. After going hands-on with the brand’s new dynamic USB-C mic recently, we also had a chance to give the new AudioBox GO a run in the studio for a few weeks. Since it debuted last month as the recording brand’s entry-level recording I/O solution for your Mac, Windows and Chrome OS devices, as well as other Apple and Android gear (among other things), we thought it would be a good idea to give the inexpensive new audio interface a run for its money in the latest Tested with 9to5Toys entry. Head below for a closer look.

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Review: Anycubic’s new Kobra/Max are its most affordable and feature-packed 3D printers yet

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Today, Anycubic is revealing two new options into its arsenal of FDM 3D printers. Entering as an entirely new series of machines, the just-released Anycubic Kobra and Kobra Max arrive at two different price points with features to match. Now after going hands-on with them, we’re highlighting why inclusions like auto-leveling heated beds, touchscreen displays, and an integrated direct extruder make these some of the best options on the market.

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HexGaming Advance Controller review: Deep customization and performance upgrades [Video]

Aftermarket Xbox controllers are a great way to augment your gaming experience. Last year we took a look at some of the best options out there for the new Series X and S, but now we have another addition to the line-up. The HexGaming Advance Controller starts with an authentic Xbox controller and then takes it to the next level with custom colors, back buttons, interchangeable thumbsticks, and custom trigger controls. Starting at $170, the Advance controller can be heavily customized into a one-of-a-kind device. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details.

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Sony LinkBuds review: Unique hardware audio transparency that outclasses AirPods Pro

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Sony recently launched its new LinkBuds, a pair of unique true wireless earbuds that offer a more novel take on your everyday listening. Sporting figure eight designs, these buds have a distinctive ring-shaped driver that allows allows you to still hear ambient audio. Giving Apple’s best-in-class Transparency mode a run for its money, we go hands-on with Sony’s latest to see if they’re worth the $178 price tag.

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Hands-on: Insta360 One RS makes the modular action cam even more powerful [Video]

Insta360 has been a huge name in the 360 and action camera market. Last year we went hands-on with the thumb-sized Go 2, which is one of the simplest action cameras I’ve ever used. Now, it’s out with the new Insta360 One RS – an evolution of their modular action camera. We got our hands on the twin edition, which includes a 4K Boost lens as well as a 5.7k 360-degree lens. Be sure to hit the video below and see this camera in action. 

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Tested: Podcasters need to check out the new PreSonus Dynamic USB mic with built-in FX

PreSonus unleashed its new Revelator Dynamic USB mic last month just after its entry-level AudioBox Go interface was unveiled. Looking to provide users with a high-quality dynamic solution for broadcasting, streaming, and music recording in one, we have had a chance to go hands-on with its latest in the Revelator lineup to see what it was made of. So head below for a closer look at our Revelator Dynamic USB mic review in the latest entry to the Tested with 9to5Toys series. 

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Review: The Monster Blaster 3.0 Bluetooth speaker gives off huge boombox vibes [Video]

Bluetooth speakers are a great portable way to bring music to your adventures, outdoor get-togethers, or dance parties. Today we got our hands on the massive new Monster Blaster 3.0. Dubbed “A boombox for the next generation” by Monster, it looks formidable and packs 120W of power, but does the sound live up to the large design and the $350 price tag? Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Tested: Twelve South’s refreshed Backpack shelf perfectly complements Apple’s M1 iMac

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Twelve South has a habit of improving the experience offered by Apple’s own devices with its series of popular accessories. The latest of these just launched as the new Backpack for iMac, this time updated to complement the M1 version of desktop Mac. Delivering an aluminum shelf to rest hubs and other gear on out of sight behind your machine, our latest Tested with 9to5Toys looks at just how valuable the add-on really is.

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Review: NZXT Function keyboard and Lift mouse are solid and customizable [Video]

Expanding from PC hardware and services, today NZXT is announcing a whole line-up of peripherals. From the Function mechanical keyboard to the lightweight Lift wired mouse, NZXT is offering plenty of customization along the way. We got our hands on a MiniTKL Function keyboard along with the Lift mouse. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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LEGO Dark Trooper Attack review: Not quite a battle pack, but an army builder nonetheless 

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As we work our way through the new LEGO Star Wars sets for March, today we’re taking a hands-on look at the new Dark Trooper Attack set. Entering as the latest creations based around The Mandalorian, the new build stacks up to over 165 pieces and delivers one of the more unique builds as of late from a galaxy far, far away. But does that mean it’s worth the $30 price tag? Let’s check it out.

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Review: Is the DockCase M.2 USB-C SSD enclosure the safest in the world? [Video]

Following up a string of successful Kickstarter campaigns, we’ve got our hands on the DockCase M.2 SSD enclosure that packs some impressive performance and functionality. With support for USB 3.2 Gen 2 and hardware protection for power loss, it’s a high-performing enclosure with some safety features for crucial data. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Review: Destiny 2: The Witch Queen could be the best expansion yet [Video]

Like many, my Destiny 2 enthusiasm has had ups and downs. I’ll usually hop in every other season or expansion and try it out for a bit before inevitably going back to spending my time in another game. I rarely even get close to max power. But with The Witch Queen, things might be different. Thanks to a refreshingly engaging campaign, a new weapon type, and new endgame content, Bungie has knocked it out of the park with its latest expansion. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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