Don't-Miss Accessory Stories
The Vibrato, the successor to V-Moda's Vibe II, offers clear design improvements over the Vibe II, as well as over its V-Moda sibling, the Remix. It also bests the Remix when it comes to audio quality. However, the Vibe II, which sounds very similar, is still available from some retailers at a substantial discount over the Vibrato and may be a better value, even if it's missing a few of the Vibrato's features. You may also prefer some of our less-expensive favorites.
Thanks to the Weekend Warrior Duffel, you now have yet another way to carry your laptop. It’s a convenient and organized way to pack a bag of tech and clothes for a weekend getaway.
SteelSeries' Siberia Neckband is a solid attempt at providing a single headset for multiple activities, but that versatility isn’t enough to make up for poor sound isolation and comfort.
Hand-manufactured in Germany, Pack & Smooch makes a variety of wool-and-leather sleeves for Apple's devices. The 11-inch Hampshire offers soft, durable, and stylish protection while on the road or in a meeting.
The MagicWand lets your Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad come together as one.
The LA robe Air 11 is a great companion for the 11-inch MacBook Air, offering surprisingly good protection and barely-there weight, letting you stash the Air inside whichever bag or backpack you happen to be carrying.
The Swiftpoint Mouse won't replace your desktop mouse, but in cramped travel quarters, it shines, giving you a usable, comfortable input device that even works on your MacBook's palmrest. The company has even anticipated the biggest obstacles to such use, and has included features and accessories to address them.
The Retrostriper is a superbly crafted, hip, and very, very orange briefcase for your MacBook Pro.
The Era, the successor to the Jawbone Icon, addresses the few flaws of that model and adds some unique features of its own, first among them being accelerometer "gestures." This innovation, along with stylish looks and terrific audio, make it a pleasure to recommend.
The HardBody Pro is a unique, hardshell cocoon of a laptop case with room for a few extra accessories. But its clunky physical size and lack of an included shoulder strap leave room for improvement.
Poland-based Etsy shop Rib & Hull offers a variety of felt, leather, and canvas sleeves for laptops and media devices. Its newest offering, the 11-inch MacBook Air Sleeve, gives Apple’s tiny laptop sleek, moderate protection from outside dangers and bag bumps.
The ZiiSound D5 isn’t inexpensive, but it delivers great physical design, outstanding audio quality, and exceptional versatility. It's as well-implemented a Bluetooth audio system as we’ve seen.
Tom Bihn has tweaked the company's Ristretto messenger bag for Apple's 11-inch MacBook Air. Top-notch construction quality and room to bring along an iPad make this a great bag, though Tom Bihn's approach to storage pockets may not be for everyone.