Logitech expands audio portfolio with $50M Jaybird acquisition

Article Image Accessories manufacturer Logitech on Tuesday announced an agreement to purchase Utah-based earbud maker Jaybird, known for its “active” style wireless headphone designs, in a deal worth some $50 million in cash.

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Faster USB 3 charging & file transfers are exclusive to Apple's 12.9" iPad Pro

Article Image Apple’s new USB 3 Lightning accessories offer faster file transfers and battery recharging abilities, but the only Apple device with a USB 3 Lightning port supporting those featuers remains the jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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First look: New nylon and milanese bands bring color, style to Apple Watch

Article Image Apple added a few fresh accessories to the Apple Watch lineup at Monday’s special event, including a comfortable woven nylon strap design, new leather and Sport Band colors and the previously rumored Space Black Milanese loop.

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Elgato brings Apple HomeKit-enabled Eve Energy smartplug to US

Article Image Elgato on Tuesday announced that one of its HomeKit accessories, the Eve Energy smartplug, is now finally available stateside, following an earlier debut in Europe.

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The best Smart Connector keyboard for iPad Pro: Apple Smart Keyboard vs. Logitech Create

Article Image The first two Smart Connector accessories for iPad Pro offer very different keyboard style experiences, each addressing two different types of tablet users. But which keyboard is best, Apple’s Smart Keyboard or Logitech’s Create? AppleInsider breaks down which accessory is best for you.

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Latest iOS 9.3 beta enables accessory firmware updates via iPad Pro Smart Connector

Article Image The second beta of iOS 9.3 allows iPad Pro owners to update the firmware on some accessories by way of the Smart Connector, AppleInsider can confirm.

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Grid Connect, iHome & iDevices debut new Apple HomeKit accessories

Article Image A trio of companies — Grid Connect, iHome, and iDevices — announced new HomeKit accessories on Tuesday, including power outlets, switches, and climate and water sensors.

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AppleInsider podcast goes deep on iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, gaming controllers, 4" iPhones, more

Article Image Apple’s new iPad Pro and accessories are the focus of this week’s AppleInsider podcast, as Neil and Mikey share their thoughts on the giant tablet after a week’s worth of testing. Shane drops by to discuss iOS-Mac convergence theories and we break down rumors about a supposed 4-inch iPhone set to debut next year.

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Review: Mophie Juice Pack Reserve for iPhone 6/6s & Power Reserve 1X external battery

Article Image Battery maker Mophie’s latest portable charging accessories are compact, convenient and durable, making them an easy recommendation for anyone looking to keep their iPhone juiced on the go.

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First Apple Store 'feature bay' accessory collection focuses on iPhone photography

Article Image It seems that select Apple Store locations are organizing accessories into collections called “feature bays” to enhance the in-store shopping experience, with the first arrangement advertising iPhone photography products.

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This week on AppleInsider: New iMacs, iWork updates, 'Magic' accessories & more

Article Image Apple this week made surprise announcements of new iMacs, Mac accessories and iWork updates, but also found itself in the spotlight for less enjoyable reasons, including lawsuits and problems with its online services.

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Catalyst's Apple Watch case touts waterproof design, full access to screen and heart rate sensor

Accessories firm Catalyst on Wednesday announced preorder availability of a new waterproof case for Apple Watch, which boasts full access to touchscreen and physical controls, heart rate monitor and inductive charging dock.

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HomeKit market held back by Apple's high encryption demands – report

The slow trickle of HomeKit-compatible accessories is reportedly linked to a high level of encryption mandated by Apple, said to be generating unusuable levels of lag in prototype Bluetooth products.

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Apple Stores begin selling third-party accessories with co-designed 'premium' packaging

Apple Stores are already beginning to sell third-party accessories with packaging co-designed by Apple, giving the company even greater control over the presentation and marketing of products sold in its retail outlets.

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Apple removes cable maker Monster from MFi program in wake of Beats lawsuit

Electronics maker Monster is no longer allowed to manufacture licensed “Made for iPhone” accessories and must stop selling its current stock by October, having been booted from Apple’s certification program following a January lawsuit against Apple subsidiary Beats.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple brings IFTTT-like functionality to HomeKit with Event Triggers

With HomeKit-compatible accessories finally hitting the market, Apple is getting ready to add new capabilities to its home automation platform in iOS 9 to make smart bulbs, locks, and garage door openers easier to manage and more powerful –?including the ability to define IFTTT-style event chains with new Event Triggers.

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5 Days Left: Free LG optical drive, Free Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones, and up to $354 off all mid-2014 BTO MacBook Pros with AppleCare

For just 5 more days, we’re give away $200 in accessories — a free LG portable CD/DVD drive and free pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones — with the purchase of BTO mid-2014 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro (with fresh price drops on 13″ models). Readers can also pair the offer with an AppleCare rebate, which delivers the lowest price anywhere for these models with Apple’s extended protection.

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