Speck Presidio cases for Apple iPhone 11: Improved grip, bacterial prevention, and 13-foot drop protection

Even though the case is clear, the Presidio Stay Clear case has the same 13-foot drop protection with reinforced corners. Speck states that the case will stay clear thanks to its innovative coating that is designed to resist discoloration. It states there will be no yellowing from UV rays or from makeup, oils, lotions, or greasy fingers. There is a slight texture inside the case, but as you can see…

September 22, 2019
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InvisibleShield Glass Elite Privacy for the Apple iPhone 11 Pro: Protecting your phone from drops and prying eyes

This is the first time I’ve seen a simple mat included that helps protect your device while also keeping it from sliding around on a surface as you install the protector. The screen protector appears dark before mounting, but after being put in place the display still looks great and the only degradation is when you try to look at the sides from various angles. The protector has reinforced edges…

September 21, 2019
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Nomad rugged leather cases: Trio protects your new Apple iPhone 11 Pro in style

With the release of the new Apple iPhone 11 Pro, Nomad comes out of the gates with a bevy of case options from $49.95 to $79.95. I’ve tried out three new cases with my new midnight green iPhone 11 Pro, including the brand new Active Rugged Case. The iPhone 11 Pro, reviewing coming here next week, is Apple’s latest 5.8 inch phone with stainless steel frame, IP68 dust and water…

September 21, 2019
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Blockchain ID checks: How this startup is now verifying identities online

A year ago, online-based ID verification startup Veriff was a company of 18 people. Today, the headcount is over 300, and it helps verify the identities of individuals ranging from Berlin public transportation passengers to Blockchain users. Innovation It has been a busy year for Kaarel Kotkas, the now 25-year-old co-founder and CEO of online ID verification startup Veriff. Last summer, the company raised $7.7m in Series A funding led…

September 20, 2019
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Coros announces APEX Pro GPS sports watch: Longer battery life, altitude features, and a touch screen option

Image: Coros Coros launched its first GPS sports watch, the PACE GPS multi-sport watch in May 2018. At the end of 2018, it launched a premium model, the APEX in late 2018 that added a digital knob and long battery life. Last month I took the high end VERTIX for a spin and then ended up buying one for myself. Coros just announced the APEX Pro that brings 14% more…

September 17, 2019
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Sonos One (Gen 2) review: AirPlay 2 with Amazon and Google assistants make this a rocking speaker

For years I’ve heard people express their love for the Sonos speaker system in their homes and offices, yet I kept on using various evolutions of Bluetooth speakers since I thought they were good enough for me. I’ve also outfitted my house with Google Home and Amazon Echo devices that have satisfied my listening and voice assistant needs. However, after spending a couple of weeks with a second generation Sonos…

September 16, 2019
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Apple iPhone 11, Watch 5, iPad with services and Fitbit Versa 2 (MobileTechRoundup show #481)

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September 15, 2019
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OtterSpot wireless charging system hands-on: Leave the cables at the office

OtterBox has a large assortment of protective cases and also now has outdoor products, such as coolers, with the OtterBox brand. It’s latest entry into the mobile market is the OtterSpot wireless charging system and for the last few weeks I’ve been using it to keep Samsung, LG, Apple, and Huawei devices charged up on the road, in the office, and at home. The OtterSpot system is built upon the…

September 15, 2019
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Fitbit Versa 2 review: Buy it for its outstanding sleep and health tracking, not for its limited smartwatch functionality

The Fitbit Versa, see our full review, was a huge hit for Fitbit last year, but the landscape has changed a bit in 2019 with the Apple Watch Series 3 down to $199 and Garmin’s Forerunner 45S at the same price. Both of these watches have integrated GPS and other advanced features not present in Fitbit’s watches. For the last 10 days I’ve been running, biking, walking, sleeping, and more…

September 13, 2019
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Teracube hands-on: Affordable mid-range Android phone with unique 4-year warranty service

We just saw the announcement of the new Apple iPhone 11 series earlier this week and Apple is sure to sell millions, including people who use the upgrade program to get a new device after just using their phones for a year. Data shows that people are upgrading less often and in order to help you get a full four years out of your phone, Teracube is launching its Android…

September 12, 2019
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