Tested with 9to5Toys Overview Updated July 3, 2020

Tested with 9to5Toys

Your home for reviews of everyday tech essentials

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June 2020 - July 2020


Welcome to Tested with 9to5Toys, your home for reviews and hands-on coverage of everyday essentials. From charging cables, batteries, and cases, to Mac accessories, and more, you’ll find our thoughts on products you case use each day.

At 9to5Toys we regularly feature the best prices on products we ourselves use. This is where you’ll find all of our thoughts on the latest products from mainstream brands like Anker, Aukey, Satechi, Twelve South, and many more. Those add-on products that we all need to make our lives a little bit easier. However, some times find a trusted source with hands-on experience with these products can be hard to find.

That’s where Tested with 9to5Toys comes in.

Tested with 9to5Toys Stories July 3

Editor’s note: Tested with 9to5Toys is a new series focused on everyday accessories and essentials to take your setup to the next level, starting with the new Anker PowerExpand Elite Dock. Have a product you’d like to see us review? Sound off in the comment section below!  

elago has been cranking out fun Apple accessories for a while now. In recent years, the brand has turned its attention to unique add-ons for your iPhone, iPad, and AirPods. Almost all of them are made from a soft and flexible plastic, which allow for each product to easily slide in and out when needed. Not to mention, the material won’t scratch up your beloved tech either. On the latest episode of Tested with 9to5Toys, we’re taking a close up look at elago’s newest AirPods Pro case. In recent months, elago has introduced a range of new products for Apple’s high-end AirPods, and now we’re going to see what all the fuss is about.

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Tested with 9to5Toys Stories July 2

Editor’s note: Tested with 9to5Toys is a new series focused on everyday accessories and essentials to take your setup to the next level, starting with the new Anker PowerExpand Elite Dock. Have a product you’d like to see us review? Sound off in the comment section below!  

If I have one major gripe about Apple’s MacBook lineup, it is that their webcams are way too “potato” for $1,000 machines. I get it, there isn’t much depth in their razor-thin displays to fit a good camera module, but with a lot more Zoom/Skype/Hangout/Meet/etc calls during the past months, I wanted to see if a low-cost $30 Wansview 1080p upgrade would improve the situation.

In short, it did…

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Tested with 9to5Toys Stories June 30

Editor’s note: Tested with 9to5Toys is a new series focused on everyday accessories and essentials to take your setup to the next level, starting with the new Anker PowerExpand Elite Dock. Have a product you’d like to see us review? Sound off in the comment section below!  

Anker has been around for years, offering everyday essential accessories for iPhones, Android devices, Macs, and PCs. So when Anker introduced its first Thunderbolt 3 dock, you better believe that it got our attention. There is no shortage of USB-C docks on the market today, adding a few extra I/O ports to your setup. However, making the jump to Thunderbolt 3 contracts the number of offerings notably. Given Anker’s track record and the competitive price of its new docks, it was a no-brainer for a review here at Tested with 9to5Toys. Below you’ll find a breakdown of specs and the various pros and cons of going with Anker’s first Thunderbolt 3 dock, the PowerExpand Elite.

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