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This Week In Accessories: OGIO Gambit Backpack, Chargelight And More

This Week In Accessories: OGIO Gambit Backpack, Chargelight And More

July 19, 2013
Welcome back to This Week in Accessories. For this edition, we’re highlighting a pair of iPhone 5 cases along with a two other unique accessories for your iOS devices.

Wall St for iPhone 5 from id America

If you’re still hunting for a wallet case for the iPhone 5, id America has just introduced a unique option with the Wall St. Adding just 3mm of bulk, the all-in-one case features a slide-loading slot and quick thumb release to access the most frequently used cards. Made with a genuine leather exterior and soft suede interior, the Wall St also has elevated sides to help prevent screen scratching. The case retails for $34.95 and can be purchased through id America’s site now. Buyers can choose from an assortment of colors - black, brown, navy, orange, red, and white.

OGIO Gambit Backpack

Just in time for back-to-school season OGIO has introduced a new backpack that will help you standout on campus, or pretty much anywhere. The Gambit features a crush proof Tech Vault with a soft tricot liner to protect all of your technology, most notably up to a 17-inch laptop. There is also a dedicated, padded pocket that can easily fit an iPad or iPad mini. A unibody backpanel, along with added shoulder strap foam padding, helps make the bag comfortable to carry for long periods of time. And if you’re like me, and have way tons many things to stash, the backpack also has two zippered side utility pockets, dual side water bottle/accessory holders, and a deluxe organization panel with zippered stash pocket. Available in black, the Gambit can be purchased for $100 on OGIO’s site now.


Taking a modern spin on an old-fashioned emergency preparedness staple, the Chargelight combines a powerful and compact LED flashlight with a battery pack to charge any USB device, including an iPhone or iPad. Five times brighter than a normal flashlight, users can choose between 100 percent, 50 percent, and 10 percent light power based on their needs. A strobe light can also act as an emergency beacon. Made with anodized aluminum, the battery can be charged more than 1,000 times. The Chargelight can be preordered on through Bite My Apple now for $99.99. It will begin shipping in September.

Duracell PowerMat for the iPhone 5

If you can’t wait for Apple to finally add wireless charging technology to its iOS devices, the Duracell PowerMat has just been introduced for the iPhone 5. Even though the technology is fascinating, it does come with a price. To get in on the ground floor, you’ll need to at least purchase an access case for $49.99 and a charging mat, which start at $39.99 for a version that holds one device. There are also a number of other PowerMat accessories available like the pictured TravelMat, which combines a travel wireless charging solution with a high-capacity battery. It retails for $129.99.

What You Might Have Missed …

Griffin’s PowerDock 5 Can Charge Up To Five iOS Devices At Once First introduced at CES 2013, the dock features a space-saving design. New Trent's Airbender Mini Is A Rugged iPad mini Case At The Perfect Price Along with a rubberized exterior to protect the iPad mini, the case also comes with a built-in Bluetooth keyboard. Power Up Your Keychain With The Bluelounge Kii The Kii is a key-sized charger for your iDevice that you'll never leave home without.

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