It’s been an amazing year for Apple, with soaring sales of Macs and iPhones, and innovative new products such as the iPad emerging that break entirely new ground. Even the aging iPod has gained a new lease of life this year with major updates for the iPod nano and iPod touch. And, of course, each new Apple gadget spawns its own army of cases, speakers and other accessories for us to play with. So here’s our guide to the latest, greatest gifts and gadgets for Mac users.
Brenthaven 5-in-1 iPad Case
Brenthaven’s 5-in-1 case offers iPad users the following five features: a two-sided hardshell protection system; a horizontal viewing stand for watching movies; a strap attachment system that makes it possible to attach the iPad to the headrest in front on a plane or in a car; a typing stand; and an EZ-Grip handle system to help secure your iPad safely in your hand. You might want to check with the passenger in front before using their headrest for attachment, but the idea’s a good one.
Klipsch Image S4i
The Klipsch S4i was one of the first sets of headphones to include a microphone for the iPhone as well as a remote control for controlling music playback. Klipsch has just released an updated version of the S4i that maintains the same high audio quality, but uses a stronger tangle-free cable and a new carrying case. It’s a great choice if you want to upgrade from the basic earphones that Apple includes with the iPod and iPhone, and if you don’t want the microphone and remote control you can save some cash by opting for the cheaper S4 model instead.