...plus Apple Watch docks, car mounts, and more
This week's roundup includes Edwin the Duck, a Bluetooth-enabled rubber duck that can interact with apps on your iOS device. Read on!
The $49 Jeep JK Mount is a pretty specific device.You’ll need to own two other devices for it to work and make sense: An iPhone 6 (or 6s) and, well, a post-2012 Jeep. The mount fastens to the dash of the vehicle in less than 10 minutes.
Edwin the Duck
Ever thought the world would need an app-controlled rubber duckie? Well, we’ve got one. Edwin the Duck is a $100 device—a bit pricier than your usual bathtime toy—that’s tricked out with Bluetooth technology. That way, your child can experience stories, play games, and sing songs with the duck thanks to the Edwin the Duck app.
For what is essentially a stylish piece of bamboo, the $68 Canvas Smart Desk is pretty versatile. You can place your iPad Pro in its tray, where it will sit flush, or you can use the display dock to stand it upright while you work. A stylus dock on the side gives you a place to store your Apple Pencil, and the pro version even has a slot to use as a stand for your iPhone.
The $20 Portable EVA Tablet Case holds your iPad—and just about every other accessory your iPad will ever need. This hard waterproof case includes internal pockets for storing cables, earphones, backup batteries, and more.
The $30 aluminum Alu Plug is billed as a “luxury charger,” a “high-performance wall charger for your smartphone, tablet and other USB-powered devices. With two full-power USB ports, AluPlug will slot into any standard wall socket to deliver fast, reliable charging.”
It’s quite a week for cases that can hold everything. The $29 4-in-1 Apple Watch Stand is a leatherette cradle that has room for one iPad, two iPhones, and an Apple Watch. It’s a “simple and elegant” dock for all your devices.
At $3 (as it’s currently listed on Amazon,) you won’t be surprised to find out that MoKo’s Apple Watch Stand is pretty much the simplest such device we’ve seen so far. It’s made of thermoplastic polyurethane, has a weighted base, and displays the watch a comfortable viewing angle in Nightstand Mode.
My Holding Cell
The $20 Holding Cell is an iPhone mount… for your bedside. The mount slides underneath your mattress and holds your phone in place throughout the night, making it easy to find and use in the very darkest hours.
The $70 GoBat 6000 provides up to three charges for your iPhone; it’s buillt for rugged wear and tear—even meeting military-grade specifications, Scosche says. The 12-watt charging part refreshes your iPhone and iPod at the fastest possible speed.