by Brent Dirks
December 11, 2013
Wrapping up our Ultimate Gift Guide Series today, we’re highlighting eight perfect accessories for women and their iOS devices.
Clutch TimeMade with Saffiano leather, the MICHAEL Michael Kors Clutch for the iPad is a high quality folio-style case designed with a side spine. That allows users to view the iPad on the right side while the left side has a number of card pockets. The integrated stand can also place an iPad in a media viewing or typing angle. Available in black or red, the clutch will set you back $149.95 and can be purchased on Apple’s site or at your local Apple Store. Unfortunately, it’s not compatible with the iPad Air – only the second-, third-, and fourth-generation tablets.
Warm, Cozy, and Ready to iMessageA blend of merino wool, nylon, and Spandex, the SmartWool Cozy Gloves feature a knit-in touchscreen compatibility, allowing ladies to text message and surf the Web while keeping their hands comfortable in a variety of conditions. The terrycloth interior gives the gloves a soft and cushiony feel. The marled yarn exterior helps give the gloves a beautiful appearance. Only available in black, the gloves can be purchased from REI now for $32.
Classic LuxuryMixing synthetic textile with a reflective finish and leather trim, the Cole Haan Messenger Bag for a MacBook has more than enough room for a laptop, iPad, and more. Along with contrast threading and the signature Cole Haan corporate orange canvas lining, the bag also provides an adjustable strap and interior function pockets. Buyers can select from two different sizes of the bag made for a 15-inch or 13-inch MacBook Pro for $379.95. The messenger bag is also available in two different color combinations. It can be purchased at Apple’s site or at a local Apple Store.
Things That Go BoomA great Bluetooth speaker choice, the Logitech UE Boom offers 360-degrees of immersive sound. The colorful acoustic skin is water and stain resistant, making a perfect choice for almost anywhere you need music. Along with being able to switch songs and take phone calls from up to 50 feet away, the battery lasts for up to 15 hours without needing to be recharged. And the free, companion app recently moved up to version 2.0, adding a number of features. Past the addition to the four new EQ settings, users can now use the speaker as a wake-up alarm, making it even more useful. With six different and fun color combinations to select from, the UE Boom retails for $199.99 and can be purchased at a number of retailers, including Amazon.com.
Wrap it UpPairing leather with a non-conductive metal frame, the Leather Wrap Case does a nice job of complimenting the iPhone while adding a layer of distinctive protection. The case can be quickly and easily installed by just clipping it on. The design also offers open access to all ports and buttons. Retailing for $49.95, buyers can select from 10 different and beautiful color combinations. It is compatible with both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s.
A Perfect Workout PartnerDesigned to fit smaller ears, the Yurbuds Inspire Pro Headphones for Women offer a three button, water resistant microphone system with full track, volume, and call control. It’s also compatible with Siri. While allowing for ambient noise awareness, the TwistLock technology ensures that the headphone will stay in place in your ears. Buyers can select from a purple, blue, or pink version of the headphones. They retail for $59.95 and can be found at Apple’s site or your local Apple store.
It’s Hip to Carry an iPadMade with quilted, cotton fabric, the Vera Bradley Tablet Hipster is highlighted by the company’s signature patterned material. Big enough to carry any generation of iPad, the bag also features an adjustable shoulder strap and top-zip closure. Available in 16 different colors, the tablet hipster can be purchased from Zappos.com for $75.
Don’t Resist a WristletA classic wristlet, the COACH Legacy can hold any generation of iPhone while also providing three card slots. Retailing for $58 at Nordstrom’s online site, buyers can select from a gray or gold version. If you happened to miss them, take a look at our previous gift guides for kids and him.