This Week In Accessories: Great Stocking Stuffers For The Apple Fan In Your Life
by Brent Dirks
December 13, 2013
The holiday season is in full swing. While we’ve previously highlighted accessory gift ideas for Mac, iPhone, and iPad/iPad mini owners, we’re taking time today to feature 10 great stocking stuffers for the Apple fan in your life.
Never Forget your Wallet, or Anything Else
Wallet TrackR from Phone Halo, $29.95Only the thickness of a few credit cards, the Wallet TrackR uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology to help keep track of a wallet or other items like purses and luggage. Paired with the free companion app available to download in the App Store now, users can see the distance between themselves and their lost items. The two-way ringer can even help find your phone by using the tracker. The TrackR can go for up to a year powered by user-replaceable coin-cell batteries. You can order one Wallet TrackR directly from Phone Halo’s site for $29.95. If you’re willing to spend $10 more, you’ll get two trackers.
Go Ape for this Fun Stylus
KaZoo Stylus from Griffin, $19.99A perfect stylus choice for kids, the easy-to-grip KaZoo stylus won’t scratch or smudge a touchscreen and can be used with any app. The stylus retails for $19.99 and can be ordered through Griffin’s site now. Buyers can select from a monkey or turtle stylus.
Cord Tacos from This is Ground, $24.95Handmade in the United States with soft leather, the Cord Tacos are designed to clean up the mess of wires for all of your iOS devices or Mac. After wrapping up the cords, the metallic clasp on top seals the not-so-tasty creation. You can snag a five-pack of Cord Tacos for $24.95 on Apple’s site or your local Apple Store. There are three different color combinations to select from – brown, black, or gray.
One Handy Wedge
The Wedge from Toddy Gear, $14.99Made with beanbag material, The Wedge from Toddy Gear functions as both a device stand and a microfiber cloth to clean smudges and fingerprints from any touchscreen. Machine washable, the antimicrobial coating prevents the buildup of mold and mildew. The Wedge retails for $14.99 and can be purchased now on Toddy Gear’s site. Buyers can select from a huge number of colors and designs.
Don’t Let Go of the this Fun iPhone Case
Belkin LEGO Case for the iPhone 5/5s, $18.79A fun way to protect the iPhone 5s/5, the Belkin LEGO Case is the first authorized LEGO case. And it’s the most fun you’ll ever have with just a case. While providing a nice amount of protection for the handset, the base plate on the back of the case is where the fun really begins. I reviewed the case back in September, and can highly recommend it for any LEGO fan. Available in three different color combinations, you can snag the Belkin LEGO Case starting at $18.79 on Amazon.com.
Because Organization is Good
Cocoon Grid-It Accessory Organizer, $29.95Made to help eliminate the mess in any electronics bag, the Cocoon Grid-It Accessory Organizer can hold an iPhone, MagSafe power adapters, and pretty much anything else with its rubberized woven straps. And the back pocket can hold any generation of iPad. An Apple Store exclusive, you can also snag the Cocoon Grid-It Accessory Organizer on Apple’s site for $29.95.
You Can Even Shower with this Bluetooth Speaker
Jive from Digital Treasures, $39.95With a water-resistant silicone casing, the Jive Bluetooth Speaker from Digital Treasures can go almost anywhere. Powered by Bluetooth 4.0 technology, the built-in battery can last for up to four hours before needing to be recharged. The integrated suction cup can stick to any smooth surface, like a shower. Available in a number of fun colors, including purple, orange, black, green, and blue, the Jive is $39.95 and can be purchased directly from Digital Treasures.
Easily Outshine the EarPods
RHA MA350 Headphones, $39.95I’ve never had a problem voicing my disdain for Apple’s uncomfortable and horrible sounding EarPods. But if you’re looking for a set of headphones in the same price range, I can easily recommend the RHA MA350. Made with solid aluminum and featuring a fabric-braided cable for reduce tangling, RHA also included three sizes of silicone tips to help find that perfect fit. The headphones are also backed by a three-year warranty. You can pick up the RHA MA350 headphones for $39.95 from Amazon.com now.
Glif from Studio Neat, $30Announced last month, Studio Neath has introduced a revamped version of its popular Glif tripod mount and stand. Previous versions required using a specific, caseless handset. But with the new adjustable version, it will fit a number of phones models – with or without a case. The new Glif can be purchased now from Studio Neat for $30. Unfortunately, you might have to put an IOU in a stocking as U.S. orders will ship in two to three weeks.
Coburns iPad Stand, $25A minimalist iPad stand, the Coburns hit Kickstarter last month, and can now be purchased by the general public. Made for tablets without a case, each stand is chamfered, branded, and finished by hand. Stands are available for the iPad mini, iPad Air, and second through fourth generation tablets. Buyers can select from a version made with lighter bird’s eye maple sourced from the United States or a darker pau ferro from South America. Each stand is $25.
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