We’re big fans of Nomad’s premium leather accessories. Today the company is expanding its line into the bigger iPad Pro family, with two options for both the 12.9-inch and 11-inch models. The new cases are up for pre-order and shipping in July, with prices ranging from $100 to $170. Yup, they’re very nice and very expensive.
WaterField Designs is an icon of utility, aesthetics, and innovation. But it turns out that the company’s sexy leather messenger bags, backpacks, and Nintendo Switch pocketbooks (sorry—CitySlicker Bags), were just a precursor to something more significant: the beautiful and enigmatic $400 Mac Pro Gear Saddle.
Apple’s aesthetic is minimal and timeless, but it’s also … well, minimal. Its MacBook laptop line is pretty light on ports, leading to a thriving industry of add-on docks and adapters. The latest one keeps it simple and sleek, and makes itself travel-friendly by adding ports where you might not expect them: on your charger.
A couple of years ago, Jason reviewed the original model of the BenQ ScreenBar, an LED lamp designed to sit on top of a monitor and provide perfect lighting to your desk area. He freakin’ loved it, awarding the lamp a perfect 10 out of 10 score.
Have you ever seen a Qi wireless charging coil? It’s tiny. A few scraps of copper, a tiny PCB, and that’s about it. And without wishing to insinuate that small things are inherently cheap—diamonds, CPUs, and that $25 “lost room key” charge on your hotel bill come to mind—wireless charging is not an expensive feature to add to a phone.
Your new iPhone SE is a powerful device that should last for up to 5 years. So, why would you leave it unprotected or settle for the slow charger that Apple includes in the box? Instead, you should make the most of your new phone and push it to its full potential.
The Switch is a great console, and a lot of people are getting into it for the first time right now. But to get the most out of the Switch and its games, whether you play in docked mode, portable mode, or both, you’re going to want a few extras. And video game accessories are often pretty pricey.
If there’s one thing that Nintendo fans like, it’s arguing over which character Smash Bros should add next. But if there are two things they like, then the next one is making new Nintendo systems look like old Nintendo systems. An upcoming dock does that (sort of) for the Switch, while also adding new capabilities.
A ton of our readers are starting to work from home, and possibly finding that a single laptop or desktop isn’t well-equipped for hours of use at a time. If you’re in a hurry and on a budget, this post is for you. We’ve challenged ourselves to find the best stuff to upgrade your home office for under $300 total.
We’re big fans of boutique tech accessory maker Nomad, both for its wireless chargers and its thicc USB-C cables. (The cables are thicc with two Cs, because there’s one C at each end.) For the next week or so, the company is offering half off the purchase of any of its Kevlar-reinforced cables if you buy a Base Station.