Libratone’s new portable AirPlay speaker has changeable covers, so you can choose a colour to suit your mood. You can also plug in your iPhone via the USB port for charging. A battery indicator lets you know when the speaker needs a boost. If you’ve got some cash to splash on a top-notch AirPlay speaker, then the Libratone Zipp could be worth considering.
Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover
The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is ideal for iPad owners that like to type on the move. It’s a multitasker, providing a protective case for the front of your tablet, a stand, and a Bluetooth keyboard to make typing on the iPad easier than ever. Plus, it’s available in white or black.
We think that iPad owners will find the AirStash very useful. It’s effectively an SD card reader with Wi-Fi built in, so you can store files on the device and use the AirStash + app (free, bit.ly/WzyFFU) to stream video or audio files, or view photos on an iOS device. It’s available in either 8GB or 16GB.
Bamboo Stylus Duo
We would recommend this to any designer or illustrator that enjoys sketching ideas on an iPad, but likes the option to use paper sometimes too. Combined with the Bamboo Paper app (free, bit.ly/Ttz8C8), the stylus and pen combo is one of the most effective styluses we’ve used. This would suit any iPad owner with a creative flare.
Maroo’s Safe Bumper technology helps keep your iPad safe while in this case. It’s designed is inspired by the Chinese sign of the dragon. Created for third- and fourth-generation iPads, the case is made from black embossed leather, and has magnets to sleep and wake your tablet.
Aspiring DJs will be interested to hear about the iRig Mix, a mobile mixer for iOS devices. It has controls such as crossfader, volume controls, and more, and works with DJ mixing apps. IK Multimedia also has its own app (£13.99, bit.ly/Tbfiku), which provides a virtual DJ rig with two turntables, and more.
The Apple TV now supports 1080p HD video, and allows users to play Netflix, YouTube and Vimeo videos. You can access iCloud music and photos on your television, and use AirPlay to stream content, including some games and iPlayer, from your iOS device.
This fun Jukebox Dock could liven up any room. It’s also compatible with non-Lightning iPad, iPhone and iPod touch models. The neon strip that changes colour as the Jukebox plays your music is pretty cool, too. Those with a love of retro will enjoy showing off this Christmas gift to visitors.