The lap of luxury
This week’s roundup includes several items that let you work and play more easily with your iOS and other devices from the comfort of your own couch. Read on!
The $100 Booy is a comfy and organic way to experience your iPad—it’s filled with hypoallergenic millet hulls, which let you adjust the base however you need to view your iPad, in a relaxing fashion.
The $40 iDockAll is cut from a block of aluminum to match the aesthetics of your iPhone. It uses your usual charging and syncing cable, and if you need to grab a call real quick, the cable pulls out of the dock with your phone, so you don’t fumble around trying to separate the devices. (Check out the attached video for a demonstration.)
The $120 LapPad Mobile Workstation lets you keep just about everything you use in your lap and in view—MacBook, iPad, and mouse all within reach so that you can stay productive right on your very own couch.
The $159.95 Cling 2.0 is a mounting and locking device for iPads of all sizes. It’s built to be used in business, education, or other institutional settings where tablets are needed—but you don’t want them walking away too easily.
The $199 Smart Writing Set from Moleskine includes both a paper tablet and a Pen+ smartpen that can transfer “your freehand notes from page to screen in real time, giving you the possibility to digitize text, edit, organize, share, and bring your ideas to life.” You’ll need a Moleskine app on your iPhone or iPad to make the digital half of this set work properly.
The $46 Mpow AquaPro is a portable Bluetooth speaker made for your outdoor activities—claiming to be waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof. Which means if you want to have it on hand while you’re wrestling bears by riverbanks this summer, well, you’ll at least have musical accompaniment for it.
The Composure Collection is a customizable way of organizing your stuff—it can include (should you choose) an iPhone bed, an Apple Watch dock, and organizer bed for the other stuff you carry in your pockets during the day. It’s all made of walnut and inlaid with cork.
The $50 Time Porter for Apple Watch holds a charging cable, an extra watch band, your USB charger, and other items in the silicone-lined case, which itself act as a stand for your watch. It’ll be available in May, in black and white.
By now, there are many variations on the UE Boom wireless Bluetooth speaker. The UE BOOM 2 Lost Time Limited Edition features designs from the Australian artist, Reka, giving your tunes a little bit of Down Under personality.
The $349 Cargo Laptop Bag offers room for both your MacBook and your iPad. It has a nylon body, a leather flap—it comes in “grizzly” or black—and it’s designed to fit over the handles of your wheeled suitcase, making travel a breeze.