Gadgets

Wallee’s iPad Case and Wall Mount

Are you wanting to attach your iPad to the wall with something a bit more sturdy than industrial strength velcro? Check out Wallee’s iPad Wall Mount. It has a patented wall plate with an integrated locking ‘X’ mechanism that allows for either portrait or landscape view. You can also get additional plates for multiple mounts throughout your home or workplace.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $56.00
Available from: A+R Store

Block22 iPad Stand

Yet another iPad stand for you to choose from… this one is crafted by hand from a solid block of FCS-certified kiln-dried Ipe wood and has a 100% wool felt padding along the bottom. A slight indention provides a place for headphones or other small things.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Available from: Sherwood+Meister

iErnest iPhone wallets

iPhone owners, take note, a new case/wallet has entered the picture. A leather moleskine-like outside plus an aluminium mounting device equals subdued cool protection. The outside flap could be handy in deterring any prying eyes next to you on the train or subway too.

Several nice colors to choose from… some shown below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €35
Available from: iErnest

Galileo’s Telescope

Inspired by Galileo’s first telescope made in 1609, this little guy has the same focal length of 1 meter, yet is appropriately updated with ‘modern optical technology’ and a contemporary design. Now, whether you use it to for astronomical observations as Galileo did or neighborly spying is completely up to you.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $390.00
Available from: GSelect

Vers Shellcase for iPad

I had an opportunity to play around with an iPad this weekend (nevermind it was at this place looking at this stuff) and besides being generally taken with how it works and looks, I came away with a vague dissatisfaction with the plastic case that it was protected by. Now, a plastic case may suit your iPad just fine, but if yours starts showing its age with cracks along the spine (as did the one I saw), please consider a wooden case as a longer lasting alternative. This Shellcase has a metal foot that gives you a stand or angled keyboard option, and though the wood seems to add a bit more heft and size, it certainly provides a welcome warmth to balance out the technology.

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.99
Available from: Vers Cases

Ela Desktop Calculator

I’m not sure if you use a desktop calculator or not, but either way you might find yourself wanting to buy this green gem of a number cruncher if only to gaze at it each and every day. I mean, come on, if there’s any reason to go old school, it’s for this baby. It’s got a nicely sized keypad, two-line display, currency converter and tax calculator. Plus, it’s just the right shade of green.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Compass Mobile Stand for iPad

If you’re an iPad owner, take note of this handy folding stand. It can be used either as an upright easel (portrait or landscape) or at a keyboard-friendly angle for typing onscreen. Made from heavy gauge steel, you’ll not need to worry about breakage, and the fact that it folds up to a compact size makes it extremely travel friendly.

(Thanks Matt!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.99
Available from: Twelve South

Ultimate Camping Survival Tool

Maybe some of you camping pros can say whether this is THE ultimate survival tool or just something that’d be handy to have when trekking in the wilderness. With 10 functions packed into one smallish tool, I’d hazard a guess it’s better than nothing.

by Kikkerland
tools: Thermometer, hygrometer, mirror, compass, level, magnifying glass, ruler, LED light, whistle, flint fire starter.
2 button cell batteries required, included.

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.95
Available from: Heliotrope

Grove Bamboo iPhone Cases

We featured wooden iPhone cases previously, but with the release of the new iPhone 4, why not show a few more? This particular line of products comes from Grove, a Portland, Oregon-based company specializing in bamboo iPhone cases. They are fully customizable by uploading your own artwork, or you can choose from the Artist Series, their curated selection of custom artwork from independant artists, or if you’re feeling plain, bare bamboo. Available for both iPhone 3g and iPhone 4.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Availability: Buy Grove Bamboo iPhone Cases here

Hu2 Unplugged Laptop Sticker

I’m not usually one for decorating my gadgets, but there’s something appealing about this scrolly script sticker. It certainly would remind you in a pleasant way to unplug your laptop, and if you tire of the message, it’s completely removable.

Purchase Information:

Price: £19.00
Available from: Hu2

Lacie Formoa and Coat Netbook Cases

Lacie continues its partnership with reknowned product designer Sam Hecht for a line of simple and stylish netbook cases. The Formoa and Coat both feature neoprene rubber protection, accessory pockets, and suede interior linings. Based on its size, it sounds like it’d be a good fit for an iPad or Kindle DX as well.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.99
Availability: Buy Lacie Formoa and Coat Netbook Cases here

CableClip

Here’s another option for cable management. These clips by Bluelounge seem easy enough to wrap your cords around, allowing for a tidy desktop or transport.

Available in either small, medium, or large packages.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Available from: Bluelounge

Freedom of Creation iPhone Cases

High technology meets high fashion in this new line of iPhone cases. The intricate and stylish surface patterns are formed through the use of 3d printing (selective laser sintering to be exact), which also helps absorb shock and increase grip. Additionally, the air channels enable your iPhone to stay cool. Four models are available: Weave, Double Mesh, Maille, and Plaid Armour.

Designer: Janne Kyttänen 2009
Material: Laser Sintered Polyamide
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Purchase Information:

Price: €42.01
Availability: Buy Freedom of Creation iPhone Cases here

Spinner 360 Camera

Just pull the cord with one hand and watch as the camera spins around 360° in the other, recording your complete surroundings in a split second. Who says film is dead?

Film Type: 35mm

Also available from Lomography for €125.00.

Purchase Information:

Price: $145.00
Available from: Velocity

Moleskine Kindle Cover

It’s about time this happened. I must have spent a good hour or so searching for a good kindle case/cover, only to settle on the OCTOVO Kindle Sleeve for lack of a better option*. If this had been available, I would have snapped it up in a second. A suede lining and double-stitched corner elastic straps to keep Kindle in place, and for notes, there’s a Moleskine reporter-style notebook.

Fits 6″ Latest Generation Kindle.

*I do like the Octovo sleeve, by the way. It’s super slim and the Kindle slips in nice and snug. There’s also no worries about screen damage as it’s a sleeve instead of a book-style cover.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.99
Available from: Amazon

Source: Core 77