New magnetic charger lets you juice up iPhone wirelessly

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The STACK PACK takes the cord out of charging your iPhone.
The STACK PACK takes the cord out of charging your iPhone.
Photo: STACKED

We are wireless, but not quite wire-free. One company wants to help iPhone users cut a couple of cords with a magnetic charging solution called the STACK PACK.

It’s all capital letters for a product that sounds more like workout vitamins. The STACK PACK promises to pack just as much power as that soon-to-be obsolete charging cord — except with shorter charging times and a satisfying feeling as your iPhone magnetically clicks onto a battery or charger.

Read by the light of your iPhone with this quirky, clip-on lampshade

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Your iPhone and flashlight app can create a cozy ambiance for reading.
Your iPhone and flashlight app can create a cozy ambiance for reading.
Photo: Peleg Design

The iPhone can do a lot of things, but work as a functional piece of furniture? Yes, as one design studio proved when it created a tiny lampshade that clips to the iPhone.

Activate the flashlight app and behold, a nightstand reading light.

Make your technology a force for musical expression with this digital guitar [Deals]

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The Jamstik is a versatile and super portable MIDI controller that plays just like a normal guitar.
The Jamstik is a versatile and super portable MIDI controller that plays just like a normal guitar.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Computers, tablets, even iPhones have grown into powerful tools for music making, but for many who play guitar the bridge from analog instrument to digital devices can be an intimidating one. The Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar is a great way to cross the digital divide, a MIDI controlling guitar with frets and strings that feel familiar to any guitarist’s fingers. It’s also cheaper than most keyboard controllers (and certainly guitars), available right now for just $149.99.

Know when to keep the keys in your pocket by making your phone a breathalyzer [Deals]

The BACtrack turns your phone into an accurate breathalyzer, eliminating any doubt as to whether it's a good idea to get behind the wheel.
The BACtrack turns your phone into an accurate breathalyzer, eliminating any doubt as to whether it's a good idea to get behind the wheel.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

You good to drive? Unfortunately the answer to that question isn’t always the right one, and if a cop has to answer it for you it’s a good bet they’ll be getting the truth. One of the reasons is that they can actually see how much you’ve had to drink by measuring it in your breath. Of course nobody should hop in a car after drinking any amount, but with the BACtrack Vio Smartphone Breathalyzer, you can take the role of cop before one rolls up on you or your friends if there’s any question. It’s a disaster averting tool that you can get for just $39.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Luxury aluminum case protects your iPhone, hides your credit card

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The ALUMINUM Slider case for the iPhone 6 by Gresso has a secret drawer for a credit card.
The ALUMINUM Slider case for the iPhone 6 by Gresso has a secret drawer for a credit card.
Photo: Gresso

Those iPhone cases that hold cash and credit cards are fine as long as you want to look like you’re carrying your mother’s wallet.

Luxury accessories design company Gresso has a solution to return your overriding need to be practical back to cool. It has designed a stylish aircraft aluminum iPhone 6 case that has a hidden slide-out drawer for your cards. Jony Ive might approve.