New accessories of the week
This week’s roundup of accessories includes the Spontaneous Pop-Up Display—portable enough to fit in your bag, big enough for gameplay and serious work. Read on!
The Spontaneous Pop-Up Display (a $349 pledge on Kickstarter) is a nifty idea: It lets you create a large, desktop-monitor-sized display for your iOS device or MacBook—but does it with a device that’s a bit like a pop-up tent, meaning it’s very portable, easy to set up and break down. Apparently it’s a popular idea: The makers had a Kickstarter goal of raising $33,000 to get the SPUD into production; with a month left to go they’ve already raised more than $440,000.
The Coco Color Stylus ($35 MSRP, on sale for $30) works a little bit differently from, say, the Apple Pencil. It features several buttons—to choose the color, style, and size of your stroke. (Coco Color says there are 768 combinations in total.) It works in combination with the Coco Color Voyages and Coco Color Doodle apps.
There’s a whole new line of Henge Docks made to fit with Apple products. The Gravitas ($69 MSRP, $79 on Amazon) is made specifically for iOS: It’s both small—to occupy a minimal footprint on your desk—and weighty, a 2.5-pound base meant to offer stability, which in turn makes it easy to dock and undock your phone with one hand.
The Leather Wallet iPhone 7 Case ($128 MSRP) features three slots on the left-hand side to hold your credit cards and identification; the right-hand side is a solid plastic case that holds and protects your precious iPhone 7 from falling and breaking.
The Premium Hard Natural Wood Stand Holder ($10 MSRP) is a “high-quality handcrafted wooden iPad stand” with “well-placed antislip pads protect your device from scratches and sliding.” The makers say it “looks like a quality wood furniture that’s exceptionally solid, precise, and beautiful.”
The Pencil Holder, Genuine Leather Sleeve for Apple Pencil ($20 MSRP, $15 on Amazon) is handcrafted and made of genuine leather—an “elegant, ultra slim and lightweight holder” that comes in a wide variety of colors, so you can carry your Apple Pencil around in style.
The 2-in-1 Car Dashboard Anti-slip Rest Pad ($7 MSRP) has a silicone base, allowing it to sit on your car’s dashboard for charging your phone while using it for navigation or hands-free calling. Say the makers: “This gadget is idea for using in car as a car mount as well as a desktop stand.”