Each week we pull the best Apple-related gadgets from the Cult of Mac and collect them here for your perusing pleasure.
Fotobit is a 4.25 x 4.25-inch frame designed for wall-mounting your Instagrams. It’s modular, so you can slot the frames together to cover the wall with an Insta-mural, and the frames themselves are a handsome matte black or white. But there’s more.
The frames come in several parts: the front, the back, a matt and a clear acrylic window. The kits also come with a level. All you have to do it nail/screw one rear section to the wall, then the others clip onto it. Them the photo and the front of the frame just press onto the main body.
Buy it $40
Paper? In the age of the iPad? Unthinkable! Ink from a pen? Inconceivable! And yet that’s what the new Booqpad for iPad Air promises us, a case that both protects the iPad and gives you a pad and paper to write on. Not only that, but it does it all with magnets.
The Booqpad comes in two parts. A rear shell case attaches to your iPad Air, and this in turn attaches to the folio case using magnets.
Buy it $60
Back when I wrote at Wired, I called Waterfield’s keyboard case a “signal of the end of civilization.” Who needs a coddling cover for a keyboard that is so tough it can keep working even after you have a tantrum and smash it on a marble topped table? Repeatedly? (Like a friend of mine did one time).
Now I actually use that same cover whenever I travel, so I’m a little more accepting of the new “CitySlicker for the Jawbone Mini Jambox,” a case for the toughest little speaker on the market.
Buy it $49
The little BOLT Charger Battery is as clever as it is good looking. The USB wall-charger packs a backup battery into its tiny body, as body that leads its maker to call it the “The World’s Smallest Wall Charger + Battery Backup.”
I’m not sure how true that it, but who cares? It fits in your pocket and it’ll juice your iPhone twice, even without a wall to shove it into.
Buy it $60
The Highline is a curly cable which attaches to your belt to a belt loop at one end, and to your iPhone 5/S at the other. The leash is combined with a clear polycarbonate case which does two things: it protects you device even if it manages to dangle violently into a brick wall or other malevolent, iPhone-hating surface, and it has a notch which locks onto the leash itself.
Buy it $35
The Photographer’s pouch is a boiled-wool pocket that will stick inside any camera bag thanks to the velcro strip on its back. And of course you’re not limited to cameras, or even camera bags – anything that will fit fits, and any bag with velcro can be used.
Buy it $30