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If you’ve ever found yourself cupping your hand around the iPad’s speaker in order to get a louder or clearer sound, take note of this little ‘ear’ that clips onto the iPad’s corner. Sounds are projected towards you for better hearing and higher frequencies get a bigger boost.

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Price: $24.95
Available from: bitemyapple.co

Set Editions Collar Stays

Don’t get too comfortable. These collar stays will administer a dose of humility each morning while getting dressed. Think of it as a gift for the next time a gentleman friend of yours receives a promotion. Set of ten standard size collar stays in a glass vial.

From set editions.

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Price: $16.00
Available from: set editions

Aviiq Ready Clips

These handy Ready Clips take the flat usb cable design and run with it. Their short 5.5 inch height is based on standard pen sizes, designed to be portable. The added side clips make them convenient for pockets or clipped to your notebook. Ready Clips are available Micro USB, MINI USB and Apple dock devices.
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Price: $29.99
Available from: Aviiq

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Xtreme All-Terrain USB Key

Are you constantly finding yourself in extreme situations? As in, crazy places where you would need your data protected from 10-ton truck wheels and temperatures as high as 392 degrees Fahrenheit and as low as -50 Celsius? Besides finding a new job, you need to consider this USB flash drive by LaCie and Constance Guisset. The impenetrable 2mm casing and wear-resistant, water-resistant screw threads (with rubber O-ring) will protect the USB 2.0 interface against all manner of extreme conditions.
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Price: $56.00
Available from: A+R Store

Twig iPhone Cable

We can blog our hearts out here with all the endless Apple dock accessories that seem to perptually come out, but we choose to be discerning. In the case of this Twig cable, we have an innovative product that elevates the iPhone cable from, well, just being an iPhone cable. Designed for portability, the 4″ twig won’t tangle itself traveling in your bag. The three bendable legs can be made into a tripod, perfect for video chats and pictures. Plugging to into an AC adapter makes an instant wall charger dock. What doesn’t the thing do? The Twig is curretly in its Kickstarter funding stage. Your backing goes towards tooling and production costs with a slated release date of September 2012.

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Price: $20.00
Available from: Kickstarter

MoneyMaker Camera Harness

This one’s for our professional photographer readers. There’s nothing new about multi camera harnesses, but HoldFast decided that there’s got to better choices for photographers who don’t want to look like they just burst out of a SWAT van. MoneyMakers are made in classic materials such as duck canvas and leather which are hard-wearing yet tasteful. Prices range from $187 t0 $400 depending on your choise of cow, water buffalo or bison leather. Multiple colors are available, check out HoldFast’s official site for more information.
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Price: $187.00
Available from: HoldFast

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ZoomArt Viewing Lens

How many people do you know that have monoculars? Not many? Well, now’s your chance to change that. This small monocular has high quality optics that allow small details to be revealed. Don’t limit yourself to an art gallery; there’s all sorts of things to discover on your walk to work, at a cafe, etc. With a manual focus, you simply turn the key until you find the image to be sharp and clear. It also comes with protective case and lanyard, for those of you serious enough to catch details at every possible opportunity.
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Price: $48.00
Available from: Gessato

Go Clean Bags

Don’t let dirty laundry or wet suits get you down when traveling- use these Go Clean Bags to separate and store your items appropriately. There’s quite a few bags to choose from, so you can either purchase the few you need separately, or spring for the Go Clean Set ($58) which includes the Laundry Bag, 2 Shoe Bags and 1 Stuff Bag.

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Price: $18.00 and up
Available from: Flight 001

Bike Hanger by Woodstick Ltd.

How about a faceted bike hanger? Woodstick Ltd. brings us a handcrafted hanging option that would blend nicely with many a modern interior, and, best of all, it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. It uses an easy to use mount system that can be installed on various wall surfaces with just 3 standard screws.
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Price: $239.00
Available from: Woodstick Ltd.

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Zwilling J.A. Henckels Fingernail Clipper

What makes a good fingernail clipper? A sharp cutting edge, for sure, as well as slight curvature to follow your nail’s natural growth. What usually irks you out about a fingernail clipper? The leftover clippings, of course. This fingernail clipper has a built in nail catching component that corrals clippings: you slide or lift the holder off to empty. And, yes, there’s a Toenail Clipper as well.

If these strike your fancy, you might check out Zwilling’s collection of manicure tools- there’s quite the assortment.

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Price: $16.00
Available from: Amazon

Redmaloo Cable Bag

Just how tidy would all your cables be if you had this felt bag from Redmaloo? With plenty of room for mouse and cables, you’d most likely win the ‘most tidy’ award, and, if there’s no such thing in your circle of friends, then just give yourself a big pat on the back for avoiding a tangled mess.
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Price: €36.00
Availability: Buy Redmaloo Cable Bag here

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Cipher Credit Card Stylus

Our gadgets are continually shrinking but sometimes it takes some backwards thinking to solve a design problem. Traditional touch-screen styli are small and easy to lose. The Cipher Credit Card Stylus enlarges the stylus and makes it credit card size, ensuring you’ll know exactly where to put it and never misplace it. Clever, clever, I’d say. The Cipher is currently in its refinement phase at Quirky, stay tuned in to Quirky and BLTD for updates on pricing and availability.
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Nixon TPS Portable Speaker

I’ve had the Card Speaker on my wish list for a while now but I think I’ve found a replacement with the release of this new speaker. The Nixon TPS is a portable speaker system made for media players and notebook computers. The battery charges through USB and is good for 6 hours of jams. Two can be linked together for enhanced stereo separation and volume. Available in silver, green, and black.
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Price: $80.00
Available from: Nixon

RinserBrush

Here’s a toothbrush that allows you to rinse without the aid of a glass- it has a small channel for water to flow up and outwards to provide you with a fountain of water. And, the bristles may be popped out and replaced so that you can use the toothbrush longer and minimize waste. See video below.
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Price: $22.00 (presale price)
Available from: Amron Experimental

dockXtender

It’s a dock extender, simple as that. If your phone case is too big for your docking station or if you just need extra distance, plug in the extender and your troubles are solved, at least one of them anyways. Compatible with all iPad, iPhone and iPod models.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.95
Available from: CableJive