Beats Solo2 is an extremely popular on-ear headphones model taken to a new level – $200
A lot of people are curious about the future of Beats Electronics after the revelation that they have been acquired by Apple a few days ago. No matter what the future holds for this interesting company by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the Apple deal didn’t stop them from releasing a new product the day after the acquisition was announced.
The Solo headphones are almost iconic by now and it’s the company’s most sold model. With this new version both the design and the sound has been reengineered from the ground up. The previous version suffered from complaints about the bass being too heavy at times and this has of course been taken care of. The exterior look has been updated with a sleeker, more comfortable design and a folding mechanism. The headphones come in several colorful versions as well as the classic black.
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Twelve South BackPack is a great way to store your laptop, behind your Apple Display – $35
If you have a workspace where you connect a MacBook to an Apple Cinema Display then you’re going to love this product by Twelve South. Their BackPack shelf lets you place your laptop on the back of your iMac or Apple Cinema Display, out of sight and out of the way. It keeps most cables off your workspace and lets you work on a clutter free desk.
The shelf is made of steel and it matches Apple Cinema Displays and iMacs perfectly. You can use it on the back or front of your display, and it can be used for anything from a big 15″ laptop down to just a small stack of business cards. The possibilities are endless and I think most of us have something on our desks that we rather get out of the way.
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Nomad Cables are highly pocketable USB cables for your iOS or Android devices – $15-25
In order to be prepared for anything that the day brings I usually carry a lot of gadgets and accessories in my bag. To reduce its weight and size, and because I just like it this way, I prefer to keep most of my gear small and light-weight. USB cables is no exception and I really like them as short as possible. After trying out a lot of different options, I have come to the conclusion that Kero makes the best Lightning and Micro USB cables for my needs.
The Nomad cables are short but can still bend a lot, something that is convenient when used together with devices like the Dark Energy Reservoir. The build-quality is good and the Lightning version is of course Apple MFi certified. There’s not much more to be said, they are just cables after all, but I can’t recommend the Nomads enough. This is a great gift for anyone who owns a smart phone and it’s something you can keep in any bag or jacket pocket and hardly notice it’s there until you need it.
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SurfacePad for iPad mini is a thin leather cover with a built-in, multi-angle stand – $69.99
If you own a laptop, phone or tablet made by Apple then there’s a good chance that you have heard about, or already own, something made by Twelve South. Their company slogan says it all:“We’re not just Mac friendly. We’re Apple only”. The beautiful BookBook cases is probably what they’re most famous for, but they have created more than a few amazing Apple accessories in the past.
The latest product in their line-up is a 3 mm (0.1 inches) thin leather cover for iPad mini. It’s called SurfacePad and it protects the front and back of your iPad mini but leaves the edges open, which reduces bulk and weight. The cover sticks to the back of the iPad using “a special adhesive” that is said to not leave any marks or residue on the device, no matter how many times you remove and reattach it.
The extremely thin design and the use of premium Napa leather are reasons enough to want to check this cover out, but there’s also a hidden feature to explore. The obvious ways to use the SurfacePad are either with the front cover flipped to the back or to open the case as a book, but it can also be used as a stand. Hidden magnets inside the leather can hold the iPad in two different angles: one made for typing or working and one made for viewing content.
I never really liked the leather Smart Case by Apple and I think that the SurfacePad can be one of the most interesting alternatives to it.
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