On Guard's Sleeve is as simple as it's name. The microsuede sleeve has magnetic clasps on one end, and your mini slips inside easily. It doesn't add a lot of bulk, so it's perfect for using inside a computer bag or purse.
If what you need is more of a sleeve, STM's D7 is worth a look. Available in two subtle color combos (gray with green accents, or brown with orange), the D7 features a sturdy zipper along two sides, and a handy outer pocket large enough for cables, chargers, and other small odds & ends.
As consumers we face the lifelong dichotomy of wanting to know our good money is well spent, and we also want to get the most bang for our buck. With speakers, this is rarely different. Nyne’s NB-250 sounds lush, there’s no denying it, but Killer Concepts’ Rocksteady XS is making waves at half of the price. Does a Benjamin honestly represent the gap between these two products?
I will admit I wasn’t sold on Bluelounge’s Mika as just an iPad stand. Sure, it fits either an iPad or an iPad mini, in either portrait or landscape orientation, but shouldn’t most stands, especially simple ones like this? Mika is just a curved piece of solid aluminum with soft black rubber edges on the top part (which supports the back of your device) and the bottom lip (which hold your device in place). It doesn’t adjust to different angles or fold flat for travel.
Wish you could video chat on the biggest screen in your home? Me neither. But for those who do, Logitech's TV Cam HD makes it happen in stunning detail. With an Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection, and HDMI-out to your TV, it lets you video chat from your couch, while a wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens puts the whole room on display in 720p.
Whether your next great adventure is climbing mountains, riding jet skis, or even skydiving, the Contour+2 captures the fun. Priced at $399.99, the Contour+2 is comparable to the highest-end GoPro HERO3, but offers unique features in a sleeker, barrel-shaped package. Thanks to Bluetooth, for example, you can use your iPhone (or Android phone) to adjust camera settings, preview shots, and start and stop recording.
When you picture an audio interface, it’s usually a box connected to your computer, with inputs for your audio gear, right? Do you ever imagine yourself standing on it? Probably not. IK Multimedia’s StealthPedal CS is a USB audio interface and controller for the company’s AmpliTube software, with a cool wah-pedal form factor.