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Dan is Senior Editor at The Wirecutter and a former Macworld senior editor. He writes about OS X, iOS, utilities, cool apps, and troubleshooting. He also covers hardware; mobile, audio, and AV gear; input devices; and accessories. He's been writing about tech since 1994, and he's also published software, worked in IT, and worked as a policy analyst. You can find him on the web at danfrakes.com.

Monoprice to introduce high-end LED display

Budget-accessory vendor Monoprice.com will soon introduce a line of high-end LED displays with screen quality designed to compete with Apple’s $999 Cinema Display.

Review: Google's official Nexus 7 Cover disappoints

At just $20, Google’s Nexus 7 Cover is reasonably priced and offers decent protection. But considering the solid construction of the Nexus 7 itself, and that this is the official case for Google’s flagship Android tablet, the Cover’s poor fit, cheap feel, and lack of support for the Nexus 7’s sleep/wake feature are disappointing.

Review: Dodocase's Hardcover for Nexus 7 looks sleek and keeps your tablet safe

If you're looking for an always-on case, and you like the idea of a book-like experience, the Hardcover is well made, attractive, and protective.

Hands on with Apple's Lightning to 30-pin Adapters

Nearly a month after they were announced, Apple's adapters for using older, 30-pin accessories with the latest iPhone and iPod models are available. We've been testing them for compatibility; here's our full report.

Essential accessories: Clutter busters and travel-bag basics

Looking to stock your travel bag or streamline your cluttered desk? Dan Frakes uncovers a slew of standout cables, chargers, and accessories.

Review: iPod nano (7th generation) combines the best of its predecessors

With the seventh generation of the iPod nano, Apple has taken the best of the previous two generations and combined them into an iOS-inspired player that for many people will be the best nano yet.

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Logitech expands its UE brand with seven new audio products

Veteran computer-accessory vendor Logitech on Wednesday announced the company's latest batch of audio products under the new Logitech UE brand. Ranging from speakers to headphones to a network radio, the announcement represents a major overhaul of the company's audio offerings.

Kickstarter Spotlight: iPhone light, digital card game, and pretty flashlight

A regular roundup of kickstarter projects.

Kickstarter Spotlight: A MicroSD drive, a game console, and a posture sensor

A regular roundup of kickstarter projects.

Is the future a toaster fridge or a toaster oven?

Dan Frakes and Melissa J. Perenson discuss the future of tablet/laptop convergence. We thought they were going to fight, but they actually sort of, kind of agree?

iKey30 wired iPad keyboard offers unique features

Macally's low-priced iKey30 iPad keyboard foregoes a Bluetooth connection in favor of a dock-connector cable. This is in some ways less convenient than a wireless connection, but it has its own advantages.

Sydnee Smart Recharge Station charges multiple iPads at once

The Sydnee isn't inexpensive, but if you've got a few iPads and other iOS devices, it offers the convenience of full-speed charging of up to four iPads from a single wall outlet. However, if any of your iPads are protected by bulky cases, the Sydnee's design means those iPads have to share a single shelf, as the charger's slide-in slots can't accommodate bulkier cases.

Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover makes the right compromises

Many iPad keyboard cases are big and bulky, and you have to take them with you even when you don’t need the physical keyboard. Logitech's Smart Cover-inspired Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is svelte enough that if you do serious typing on your iPad, you may actually want to carry it with you all the time.

Accessorize your new iPad

Looking for accessory recommendations for your new iPad? We've got a quick buying guide to the most-useful iPad add-ons.