Apple has quietly released new and improved accessories for Macs today alongside updated 4K 21.5-inch and 5K 27-inch iMacs including a Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, and Magic Mouse 2. Apple's new Mac peripherals have all been redesigned with Bluetooth 4.0 including built-in, long-lasting rechargeable batteries that can be fully recharged in two hours using a Lightning connector cable – thankfully included with all three new peripherals.Read More
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.Read More
Logitech has unveiled its new multi-device Bluetooth keyboard with built-in universal Windows, Android, Mac and iOS keyboard support and compatibility. The K480 is a multi-tasker's dream come true. Inspired by Logitech's popular portable Ultrathin tablet keyboard covers, the K480 is designed to be used as a wireless desktop keyboard with up to three different devices simultaneously across all popular handheld and desktop platforms.
Bluelounge has come out with an ingenious way of adding flexibility to MacBook Pro users using an adhesive-backed flip-out kickstand leg it calls the Kickflip. When adhered to the bottom of either a 13-inch or a 15-inch MacBook Pro using a strong yet removable and reusable adhesive, forms a kickstand which puts your Mac at an elevated typing and viewing angle much like the small flip-out legs behind most keyboards.
The Kickflip is a relatively thin rubberized piece of plastic with a hinge mechanism that sticks to the bottom side of the laptop and stays flat until you flip it out to its standing position when you need elevated support making it slightly more comfortable and ergonomic to type on the keyboard. You can get Bluelounge's Kickflip right now for $18, and in two different sizes that fit the 13-inch or the 15-inch MacBook Pro (Retina and non-Retina models). Unfortunately, the Kickflip MacBook Air or other laptop models.
This is ChargeAll, and it claims to be the world's first and smallest portable battery pack to have an AC power outlet built-in. Unlike traditional backup batteries, this one features a full sized AC power outlet in addition to a regular old USB charging port. Available in two capacities: one with a 12,000mAh internal rechargeable lithium battery and a larger ChargeAll battery (still portable) with a 18,000mAh capacity capable of recharging any device that requires up to 85W of power like a MacBook Pro. In fact, the people behind the ChargeAll battery say that its 12,000mAh portable battery can fully recharge a MacBook Pro two times over, while the larger battery can triple that amount which sounds like an impressive claim to fame to say the least.
If you own a MacBook there's only one way to travel with it smart, and that is to slip it into a comfy and form-fitted protective sleeve case. This unique and dreamy sleeve cover for the 13-inch MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro is handmade using soft South African Merino wool felt and vegetable-tanned, Norwegian leather by a relatively new company called Aecraft in Belgium. But unlike all other protective sleeves, Aecraft's new Peak was designed to also be functional in that it's hardened leather cover can fold into a Smart Cover-like triangular stand so that you can position your MacBook at an elevated angle which not only increase air flow and thus cooling your Mac, but it provides you with a higher screen level for improved viewing and a straighter posture as a result.
From the same people who brought you the incredibly amazing Elevation Dock for iPhone, comes yet another stunning Apple-inspired accessory. This time it's a unibody stand made for the iMac and Thunderbolt Display. Machined from solid, meticulously finished aluminum, Elevation Lab's new Elevation Stand is designed to raise your iMac up by 66mm to a more comfortable and ergonomic viewing height while taking up less desk space compared to other stands and platforms. With a seamless, screwless unibody construction - the Elevation Stand's hollowed interior lets you store peripherals such as an external backup hard drive or other items, while a chamfered hole opening at the back creates a clean cable management.
Every stand will get glass bead blasted, acid etched, electro-chemically polished, and deep anodized. It's the same finish we apply to Elevation Dock and Apple puts on Macbook Pros.
It takes a 90 million pounds press, the same machine used to help make the Tesla Model S, to extrude the profile of the Elevation Dock from a block of aluminum, which is then refined using glass bead blasting and anodizing techniques to closely match the smooth finish of the iMac's silver metal body.