Friday
Mar202015

Level Your iPhone 6/6 Plus With This Handcrafted Leather Desk Pad

Have you got $69 burning a hole in your wallet? Well then you can now sleep more easily knowing that you can use the CalypsoPad as a comfortable and perfectly leveled desk and bedside table pad for your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Handcrafted out of premium Italian leather, the CalypsoPad does more than just offering a safe and scratch-free spot for you to place your iPhone on. It features an exact embedded impression of the iPhone's curvy shape including a dimple for the protruding rear-facing camera lens to eliminate that annoying jiggle when using your device laying flat on its back.

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Thursday
Mar192015

Just Mobile Intros AluFrame Leather iPhone 6 Case

Just Mobile's new AluFrame Leather is a handsome looking, inexpensive protective case for the iPhone 6 featuring a machined aluminum frame with integrated button controls, a rugged TPU inner core to protect against shock from drops and a supple Nappa leather back inlay. The AluFrame Leather case is now available and comes in a selection of six different colors of leather with a silver aluminum frame for $40.

Wednesday
Mar182015

Elevate Your MacBook & Cool Your Lap With The BaseLift Stand

The Apple-only accessory maker, Twelve South, has come up with the sleekest and most Apple-esque stick-on stand for MacBooks designed with extreme portability and convenience in mind. While not the first stick-on kickstand accessory for MacBooks, the new BaseLift does feature a higher degree of elevated typing as well as a familiar Smart Cover-like functionality compared to a similar rival – the Bluelounge Kickflip stand. Twelve South's BaseLift is a portable folding stand and lap pad all in one single, svelte flat cover that sticks to the bottom of your MacBook.

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Wednesday
Mar112015

Griffin's WatchStand Is The Highest Apple Watch Charging Stand

Griffin's new versatile WatchStand for the Apple Watch is the first charging dock to also feature a dedicated bottom stand to horizontally place your iPhone during the night. And because of that, it's also the largest Apple Watch charging accessory we've seen yet. The WatchStand's tall charging post neatly conceals the magnetic charger and USB cable in its core for a clean look. Like Twelve South's HiRise, the WatchStand will charge any model of the Apple Watch whilst displaying the smartwatch at the perfect elevated viewing angle – both vertically or horizontally. But unlike the more premium designed HiRise, Griffin's WatchStand is made out of plastic. Though it is a cheaper charging accessory at just $30. Griffin's WatchStand will be available for purchase this summer.

WatchStand displays Apple Watch on a sleek pedestal, and can be placed on any nightstand, tabletop or desktop for convenient daily charging. WatchStand houses the Apple-provided MagSafe charging cable in an angled cradle that keeps it ready to charge at all times. For initial assembly, the user simply feeds the MagSafe cable through the center of the post, and then, to charge each day, lays the Apple Watch against the cradle. The MagSafe connector's magnet gently snaps itself onto the back of the watch and begins charging.

Wednesday
Mar112015

Twelve South Unveils HiRise Charging Dock For Apple Watch

Twelve South has unveiled its own docking accessory for the Apple Watch – one of the first of many anticipated to be released for the most talked about smartwatch. The HiRise for the Apple Watch bears a similar design to the company's impressive iPhone dock in that it offers an elevated view of your device whilst it is being charged. The HiRise for the Apple Watch has been designed to work with any model of the Apple Watch and strap combination and features the same elegant and sturdy all-metal design as the original HiRise for iPhone so you can also continue to interact with your Apple Watch when it's being charged.

This really is by far and away the best looking docking solution for the Apple Watch we've seen so far. And if it'll be anything like the company's HiRise for the iPhone and iPad - which we think is safe to say that it will be just as great - the HiRise for the Apple Watch is going to be the first third party accessory I'll be purchasing myself. 

HiRise for Apple Watch is designed, like HiRise for iPhone, with a stable, metal base that lets you interact with the screen on your watch while it’s charging. See alerts, reply to messages or check the time at a glance. This brushed metal stand is elevated and angled just right so you can see your Watch screen while lying in bed or glancing over at a countertop. A non-slip rubber base keeps HiRise in place.

Rubber padding protects the Apple Watch from being damaged when set on the stand. A leather landing pad on the back of the base serves as a safe ground for the Apple Watch's strap and metal clasp to rest on. The HiRise utilizing the magnetic charging puck that comes with the Apple Watch to charge the device and magnetically hold it securely in place as it vertically sits atop of the stand. And like the HiRise for iPhone, Twelve South has devised a clean and aesthetically pleasing integration of the magnetic connector and the cabe concealment. Users will be able to quickly remove the magnetic charger from the back support when needed. It'll be available in May in silver and black for $50 

Tuesday
Jan062015

Squair's The Slit Case Is An Expensive iPhone 6 Luxury Most Users Won't Buy

Got $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket? If so, that's just how much an iPhone 6 case called The Slit is going to cost you and your exquisite taste for all things premium. Squair is a Japanese case manufacturer that creates high-end, fashionable cases for Apple's line of iPhones from a material called Extra Super Duralumin A7075. This is supposedly a special formulation of an aluminum alloy that is both super strong and lightweight.


The case gets its name from its unique styling featuring a number of slits along the back of the case that let parts of the iPhone 6 show through. The Slit's subtle contoured body gives the user a more comfortable shape to hold onto while the edges are rounded to compliment the original design of the iPhone 6. And while The Slit isn't available for the iPhone 6 Plus yet, but does come in gold, silver and black. That being said, gold is only a color. The Slit is not actually dipped in real gold. $2,000 only gets you so far it seems. And we're not exactly sure what makes this case so expensive, because it surely isn't the material that it was precision carved from using state of the art 5-axis 3D CNC machines. Not even the drain cover-inspired styling warranty such a ridiculous amount of money.

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Monday
Jan052015

Ultimate Ears Intros UE MEGABOOM: A Bigger, Better, Bolder Portable Speaker

Ultimate Ears, the company behind the insanely successful UE BOOM portable Bluetooth speaker it introduced a little over a year ago, has finally released its third next-generation portable speaker with a design so familiar you'll probably have deju vu. The UE MEGABOOM is Ultimate Ears' thumpier sounding and longer-lasting portable speaker that just so happens to look identical to its now somewhat smaller brother – the UE BOOM. Not that we're complaining. We actually think the UE BOOM's ultra-durable design is one of the best around. And although the UE MEGABOOM features the same durable waterproof cylindrical design covered in rubber and a stain-resistant acoustic nylon mesh skin, as well as the same amazing immersive 360-degree audio output, it does have a few significant improvements over the UE BOOM model like longer wireless Bluetooth range of up to 100ft (compared to 50ft), extended 20-hour battery life (compared to 15-hours), and for the first time the UE MEGABOOM will be able to receive wireless over-the-air firmware updates.

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