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This Week In Accessories: Boa Nerve Messenger Bag, Stripped iPhone Case And More

Happy New Year! Thanks to the holiday season and the craziness of CES 2014 that will start next week in Las Vegas, accessory makers have kept new releases to a minimum lately. But here are four new companions for your iOS devices that have recently hit the market.

Boa Nerve from Booq

A very nice looking messenger bag option, the Boa Nerve from Booq is highlighted by a magnetic strap system that easily allows users to switch quickly from a loose to tight fit. Able to hold up to a 15-inch laptop, the bag’s water-repellent ballistic nylon exterior offers durability and protection. And to help you keep better organized in the new year, the Nerve’s flap compartment offers a built-in organizer, several pen slots, and a removable key fob. The Boa Nerve retails for $155, and it can be ordered directly from Booq’s site now.

SmartFold for the iPad Air from ID America

A reasonably priced folio case for the new iPad Air, the SmartFold from ID America features extra back padding for drop protection. The cover can convert into a two-position stand for typing or media viewing. Built-in magnets also activate the automatic on and off feature of the tablet. Available in four different color options – black, blue, red, and white – the case can be purchased for $39.95 directly through the company’s site.

Earbuds from Happy Plugs

Swedish brand Happy Plugs is making its way to the United States offering a number of fashionable accessories, including a set of earbuds. As a nice touch, the earbuds feature a built-in microphone for handsfree calling. The gold and silver color options will set you back $29.99, while 13 other hues are available for $24.99 each. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, you can even order the pictured earbuds in 18-carat solid gold. Made by a Swedish goldsmith in Old Town Stockholm, 25 grams of gold is used in each set. But be prepared to shell out some hard-earned cash as that option costs a staggering $14,500.

Stripped for the iPhone 5s/5 from M-Edge

This unique slim case for the iPhone 5s/5 features eco-resin panels inlaid with reclaimed and natural elements. Weighing in at just 1.2 ounces, the case offers access to all ports and buttons. Buyers can select from a number of interesting options. Along with the pictured gold flakes case, the Stripped is also available with maidenhair, silver sequins, seaweed, and a tan leaf. Each option is $34.99, and can be purchased now from M-Edge’s site.

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