Don't-Miss Accessory Stories

iHome iW1 AirPlay audio system looks, but doesn't sound, great

The iHome iW1 looks great and offers solid AirPlay wireless-audio support. The audio quality, however, is merely good.

The Sanction offers weatherproof protection for your laptop

Bags built to withstand the elements are rare, but The Sanction's top-notch construction and weatherproofing will help your laptop withstand a storm.

The Women's Netbook Briefcase is both practical and stylish

Aimed at style-conscious women, the Mobile Edge Woman’s Netbook Briefcase is a great choice for the person who has everything (and a 13-inch MacBook) and needs a bag to carry it all.

The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Hardware

Here's our list of the best Mac hardware of the year.

Wacom Inkling makes pretty pictures, but software is sluggish

The Wacom Inkling offers artists a wonderful option for physically sketching and creating first-draft drawings they can later upload as vector images. The Inkling's software component, however, makes working with these images a slow and cumbersome process.

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac

Logitech’s latest Mac keyboard deserves kudos for its Mac-centric design and functionality, easy setup, and very good keys. In a well-lit office, the K750’s battery takes advantage of that ambient light to maintain a full charge.

Incase Compact Backpack

If you don’t need to carry a lot of extras and aren’t bothered by the slim protection afforded your iPad, the Incase Compact Backpack is a good choice with enough color options to stand out in a crowd.

Kensington Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball

Senior editor Dan Frakes says that Kensington’s Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball is the first portable trackball that's good enough to earn a place in his laptop bag, though it’s not without its drawbacks

Hadaki Cushioned Multitasker Laptop Pod

Hadaki's Cushioned Multitasker Laptop Pod may look like a trip, but its quality of laptop protection is no hallucination.

WaterField Designs MacBook Air Smart Case

WaterField Designs' $79 Smart Case doesn't grab the eye the way some of the MacBook Air's flashier sleeves and cases do, but despite this, it may be my favorite yet.

Rickshaw Medium Zero Messenger Bag

Rickshaw's Zero Messenger is comfortable and fashionable, and it keeps your laptop secure inside. As a bonus, it's made locally from quality, eco-friendly materials.

Kempton and Darrow Rough Night Deceiver laptop bag

Kempton and Darrow's Rough Night Deceiver is pricey, and by taking the place of a large purse and a laptop bag, it can be bulky. But if you're a laptop-toting fashionista with some cash to spare, it will protect your laptop while holding more stuff than you know what to do with.

McTivia

If you've ever wanted to use your HDTV as a very large Mac display and do so without a direct physical connection to that TV, McTivia provides a workable solution.