Don't-Miss Tablet accessory Stories
The appeal of the InCharge X5 is plain: It's a compact, no-cable-clutter place to stash up to 5 devices for charging and storage. The debut of Apple's Lightning connector takes a bit away from the X5's self-contained appeal, and bulky cases won't fit, but it otherwise does its job well.
Bose's SoundLink Air is an AirPlay speaker that lacks some basics and requires a separate purchase for portability. But it's easy to use and it sounds good.
JBL's Micro Wireless Bluetooth speaker fits in a (big) pocket and weighs next-to-nothing, yet it sounds good and is surprisingly inexpensive.
Finding headphones that both sound and look great can seem like an impossible task. We've uncovered these headphones that will please both your ears and your eyes.
Whether you're trying to charge your phone to get a GPS signal in the middle of nowhere, or simply cooking a meal during a storm, this ingenious device is a worthy addition to your collection of camping (or emergency) gear.
The Pioneer A3 XW-SMA3-K is a rechargeable, portable AirPlay speaker with several powerful features, hampered somewhat by a clunky interface.
The Lively Up Leather Scout Pack is good-looking, eco-friendly, and adjusts to fit all sorts of goodies, but it could be a bit more comfortable.
The Netatmo Weather Station is pricey, but it's a very slick device that lets you monitor your hyper-local weather conditions from your iOS devices. With modern design, good accuracy, and an easy-to-use iOS app, it makes it simple and fun to check the current weather, as well as to record and view weather data over time.
The iPad mini Smart Cover adequately protects the iPad mini's screen, and folds into fine shape for propping up the device at typing and watching angles. But it just doesn't work well enough in practical, day-to-day use.
Brookstone's Big Blue Live Bluetooth speaker system rivals the popular Jawbone Jambox at half the price, and for just $50 more, the Big Blue Studio offers truly impressive audio quality.
Stem Innovation's Time Command marries an iOS app with an alarm clock, with mixed results. But it does manage to throw at least one unique feature into the mix.
Associate editor Serenity Caldwell takes drawing app Paper's newest update, with its color-mixer add-on and support for Ten One's Pogo Connect pressure-sensitive stylus, for a spin.