Back in black!
Wish your new AirPods were any other color but white? We have the solution for you in this week’s roundup. Read on!
Canary’s All-in-One Home Security Device ($199 MSRP; $164.14 on Amazon) lets you stream real-time HD video of your home and protect your home with a 90 decibel siren, as well as monitor air quality, temperature, and humidity to make sure your home is helping keep you healthy. And yes, you can monitor all this via an app on your iOS device.
The Fast iPhone Charging USB Cable ($59.94 MSRP; on sale for $25.48) is pitched mostly on its style: The cable retracts into a compact matchbox-shaped holder with a leather exterior. It looks good, and it’s small enough to slip into your bag for ready availability when needed.
The Giroptic iO ($249 MSRP) connects to your smartphone or tablet and, with its twin-lens construction, lets you shoot pictures, record videos, and broadcast live video—all with a 360-degree range of field. The device is VR compatible, meaning you can immersively relive your trips abroad.
The Wallet Super Slim Charger (price not yet announced) really is a super-slim charger—less than 0.2-inches thick, with extendable prongs to plug into wall sockets and a Lightning adapter to make sure you get a quick charge for your iPhone or iPad.
Pad & Quill
The Leather Apple Pencil Grip ($59.95 MSRP; on sale for $49.95) is made of “full-grain American Leather that ages beautifully,” but more importantly, makes your Apple Pencil just a bit easier, ergonomically, to handle. It comes in three colors: chestnut, whiskey, or galloper black.
Two new products from SanDisk do essentially the same thing, but in different ways. iXpand ($200 for the 256 GB version; same price on Amazon) is a Lightning-connected flash drive designed to hold photos and videos from your iOS device. Connect Wireless Stick ($200 for the 256 GB version; same price on Amazon) does the same thing, but wirelessly.
With spring’s arrival, you’ll want to check out the UE Roll 2 ($100 MSRP; $79.75 on Amazon), a waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker—it can be submerged up to 30 minutes. The lithium battery offers up to nine hours of playback on a single charge; you can connect to eight other Bluetooth devices to fill your house with sound.
The this.seven (€115/$120 MSRP) “is a handcrafted protective sleeve suitable for all iPhone 6/6Plus & 7/7Plus models.” It has a leather exterior and a thick rubber foam interior to offer your phone plush protection.
The Brydge Brydge 9.7 Aluminium Bluetooth Keyboard ($130 MSRP; same price on Amazon) is forged out of a single piece of high-grade aluminum—the whole device weighs 18 ounces—and offers backlit keys with three levels of light. The hinge offers a 180-degree range of tablet view, so you can have the most comfortable look at your iPad while you work. It’s available in silver, space gray, or gold.
The Wooden iPad Cover ($39 MSRP) “is cut from one piece of gorgeous wood veneer and beautifully engineered with precise details to cleverly wrap the back, sides and curvy corners.” Models are available for all variety of iPad.