Thanks to The Pen Addict’s review of the Hobonichi planner that I read over the weekend, I stumbled across the Esplanade London Etsy store. There, shop owner Laura Yuan makes and sells a variety of device sleeves and notebook covers, all made from Harris Tweed. The reviewer herself (Susan M. Pigott) had this to say about her “Cousin” (A5) cover: You can…
High-quality charging stations encased in maple wood, with either 4 USB slots or a combo of 2 USB + a standard US power outlet.
The Arlo smart home camera from Netgear is a completely wire free camera. It operates on Wi-Fi and is powered by CR123 lithium batteries. Netgear reports that a set of batteries will last six months, but your usage will vary depending on temperature and usage. The cameras go to sleep until they sense motion. The Arlo is weatherproof, so you can put it inside or outside (includes night vision).
Automatic is a dongle that plugs into your car’s ODB-II port (check to see if your car is compatible) and provides a wealth of data. We wrote about the original one back when it was available for pre-order, and the company has continued to innovate. They’ve just released the 2nd generation of the Automatic device. It includes all the same features before, but adds some great new ones.
A simple, inexpensive way to listen to music or podcasts in the shower while your iPhone’s in the other room.
Chromebooks are a nice alternative to traditional laptops at a fraction of the cost Mac or PC. For less than $300, you get a laptop with a keyboard and Google Chrome. If you find yourself only using web based applications (Gmail, Facebook, etc), but want the full laptop experience, a Chromebook makes for a nice option.
Twelve South has just announced they are working on a HiRise Stand for the Apple Watch. Like the HiRise Dock, it uses your existing charging cable. It takes just a second to insert the watch into the dock, and it works with any style band. It will be available in silver or black.
Clamps onto a 2012-or-later iMac and provides four front-facing USB 3.0 slots.
It’s Monday (yes, that day), so that means we have another giveaway. Today, it’s the Poetic Slimline Case for Apple iPad mini 2. This iPad case provides protection for the front and back, while also remaining easy to take off and on. Like the Smart Cover, this case works with the magnets inside the iPad to wake the device when the flap is opened.
A super simple and compact action camcorder that won’t break the bank.
Charge three gadgets with one outlet.
The new Megaboom is completely waterproof, has Bluetooth connection range of 100 feet, and packs 20 hours of battery life.
Most people either know they want to track their activity or know that they don’t–few people fall in the middle, left unsure. But for those whose interest has been raised at some point, the Misfit Flash is a perfect entry tracker. The Flash has an MSRP of $50 directly from Misfit, but has gone on sale in the past from other stores like Amazon or Best Buy for $25.
Laptops are great because they are portable and light weight. Their one downside is they only have 2 USB ports. Whenever I see the back of an iMac, I’m extremely jealous of the 4 ports. Thankfully, Amazon sells powered USB 3.0 hub for $18.99. This will allow you to hook up USB ethernet, a time machine drive, a printer, and your iPhone while still leaving 1 port free.