by Brent Dirks
June 7, 2013
Welcome back to This Week in Accessories. While we spent last week focusing on some perfect gift ideas for a graduate, we’re now turning our attention to dear old dad. Father’s Day is next Sunday, June 16, and here are seven perfect accessory ideas.
Doesn’t Every Guy Need A New Wallet?While I’ve always been intrigued with iPhone wallets, I’ve never really taken the plunge. But the Wally from Distil Union might change my mind. Made of Italian leather, the wallet is designed to hold both cash and credit cards. With the integrated ribbon, users can quickly access their cards and then push them back in the case. Available in black or brown, there are models of the Wally designed for both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S/4. It can be purchased for $39.99 directly from Distil Union’s site until midnight on Sunday. After that, it will return to its regular price. You can enter the discount code 1STCLASSWALLY for free shipping.
Better Than BluetoothIt retails for $399.99.
A New Way To Look at Weatheravailable to download in the App Store, weather fans can access their station at any time. The Urban Weather station retails for $179.99 and can be purchased at Apple’s online store.
The Perfect Evernote Companion$39.99 at your local Apple Store or online. As a bonus, buyers will also receive three free months of an Evernote Premium subscription.
Ready for Life’s Daily Dashrecently reviewed X-Doria Dash Folio. The folio-type case protects the smaller tablet with a leather-like material that feels great to the touch while not adding a lot of extra bulk. And along with some subtle front accents, the integrated elastic band helps keep the case shut when you need it. The case can also be used in a number of media viewing angles and even a typing configuration. Integrated magnets in the front cover activate the iPad mini’s automatic on-and-off function. While the Dash Folio retails for $39.99, I was able to find the black version on Amazon.com for just $32.98. The brown version is $33.98.
A High-Quality HeadsetEven though I know I look like dork, I do enjoy using Bluetooth headsets around the office or when I don’t have a free hand. While there are many cheap options available to purchase, those usually are uncomfortable and have less-than-ideal audio quality. But the Voyager Legend UC from Plantronics has been my new go-to headset recently. Designed to use with multiple devices, like a Mac, iPhone, and iPad, the headset features SmartSensor technology that lets you take a call without a button push as it automatically recognizes when the headset is placed in an ear. A new voice command menu allows users to answer calls, check battery level, redial, and put the headset in pairing mode with just a word. For mobile calls, the headset will announce who is calling without having to look at the phone. Other voice alerts inform users of the remaining talk time, connection status, battery level, and mute status. And beyond the excellent sound quality, it is easily the most comfortable Blueooth headset I’ve ever used. I’ve worn it during some massively long conference calls, and I can barely feel the headset resting on my ear. The Voyager Legend UC comes with a wealth of accessories, including a portable storage case, USB Bluetooth adapter, and desktop stand. While it retails for $199.99, you can order the headset from Amazon.com for $130.99.
Show off Some School Spirit$69.99 directly from bem.
What You Might Have Missed…Win A Pair Of Wicked Audio Reverb Headphones And Start Listening To Wicked Sounds There's still time to sign up and win a pair of hip Reverb headphones from Wicked Audio. Save $50 On A Jambox Speaker And Put It At The Top Of Your Pop's Chart In anticipation of Father's Day, Jawbone has discounted both Jambox and Big Jambox by $50. Belkin Unveils Its Grip Power Battery Case For The iPhone 5 The case features a grip bumper to offer extra protection for the handset. Booq Unveils Its First iPhone 5 Case The Fibre snapcase comes in four different colors and can be ordered now. Logitech Acquires TidyTilt Creator, Announces New Products Logitech has acquired TT Design Labs, the two-person startup responsible for launching both TidyTilt for iPhone and the impressive JustMount. Grove's New SkateCase Is A Beautiful And Unique Way To Protect An iPhone 5 In partnership with jewelry designer MapleXO, the case is made from recycled skateboard material. Logitech's FabricSkin Folio Turns Your iPad Into A Fashion Accessory We got our hands on Logitech's Fashionista iPad case and we've got an in-depth review for you.