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This Week In Accessories: 6 Perfect Gift Ideas For The Graduate

This Week In Accessories: 6 Perfect Gift Ideas For The Graduate

June 13, 2014
After highlighting some iOS accessories for dear old dad last week, we’re focusing on the graduate in this week’s edition. Here are six perfect gift ideas for the graduate in your life.

Never Run Out of Juice

Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Pro, $99.95

While phone cases with built-in battery packs are definitely popular, you’ll never run out of power for any of your iOS devices with the Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Pro. Sporting a huge 6,000 mAH cell, the battery can recharge a completely dead iPhone 5s/5 almost four times. Along with being IP-65 rated, offering protection against water and dust, the battery’s impact-resistant housing is framed with metal accents. It can also easily switch from a 1A charge to a 2.1A charge, which is great for the iPad. Available in either black or red, the Powerstation Pro retails for $99.95 and can be purchased at an Apple Store or Apple’s site now.

Say Goodbye to Paper

Doxie Go Scanner, $199

Cut the cord, and paper, with Doxie’s Go Scanner. The wireless scanner can go anywhere and scan paper, receipts, photos, and just about anything else you can think of. All information is scanned to an internal SD card. With the included software, users can sync and than create searchable PDFs and send information to Dropbox, Evernote, OneNote, and Acrobat. The built-in battery can scan up to 600 pages in full color at up to 600 dpi before needing to be recharged. The Doxie Go is $199 and can be purchased from Doxie’s site now. With an optional Wi-Fi SD card, which is $40 extra, scans can be synced wirelessly.

A Handmade Gem

Author Series for the iPad Air from Pad & Quill, $89.99

Pad & Quill’s Author Series case for the iPad Air provides the ultimate touch of personalization. The handmade case, built in Minnesota, is fashioned with bookbindery cloth and is designed to look like an ordinary book. The iPad is held in placed with a hand finished wood frame. You can select from a number of color choices for the outside, spine, inside and elastic. Just added are five new commissioned artwork designs. An Author Series case can be purchased from Pad & Quill’s site now for $89.99. You can also select to add a pocket or monogramming for an extra fee.

For the Office or the Classroom

Commuter 2.1 Laptop Bag from Rickshaw Bagworks, $180

Another great customizable accessory, the Commuter 2.1 Laptop Bag from Rickshaw Bagworks will look great in class or at work. Holding up to a 15-inch laptop with the removable sleeve, an internal slash pocket is great for paper folders or an iPad. Also featuring a stand-up design, the wonderful magnetic silencers allow users to quietly open their bag without any annoying noise. The bag can be ordered now from the Rickshaw Bagworks site for $180. You can select from a huge number of different fabrics for the exterior of the bag, including nylon, tweed, houndstooth, waxed canvas, and waterproof X-Pac. Buyers can also select the binding color. Because of the built-to-order nature of the bags, it will take up to 10 days before the order is ready to ship after making a purchase.

Take Your Music Anywhere

Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker, $69.99

A powerful and inexpensive Bluetooth speaker choice, Logitech’s new X300 offers uniquely angled drivers for a more expansive sound spectrum. Along with being able to play audio, the built-in microphone allows users to take hands-free phone calls. The battery is designed to offer up to five hours of music playback before needing to be recharged. Buyers can select from one of four colors – black, red, blue, and purple. It retails for $69.99 and can be purchased from Logitech’s site now.

Mightier Than the Sword

Equil Smartpen, $149.95

Similar to the Livescribe 3, Equil’s Smartpen allows users to write on any kind of paper. The text is transferred automatically, via Bluetooth, to an iOS device or Mac. All files are also stored on a cloud service, allowing on-the-go editing and sharing with others using iCloud or Dropbox. With the free companion app, Equil Note, users can import photos, videos, and more along with tagging notes for easy search. All notes taken with the pen can also be synced to Evernote. The smartpen retails for $149.95 and can be purchased directly from Equil’s site or at Apple’s online store.

What You Might Have Missed …

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