How do we put this gently? It’s come to our attention that maybe – just maybe – your iPhone doesn’t sparkle enough. And, to be frank, it could use more Hello Kitty. Luckily, you can fix both these problems with the Hello Kitty Mirror iPhone Case. Made from Swarovski crystals, this adorable iPhone case also opens up to become a convenient hand mirror. Too bad you can’t use it to see how cute you look talking on your new, glittering phone! Available at minusey.com $79
Want to catch up on work but need to keep tabs on your geekling too? Withings Baby Monitor makes it easy with their app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Just look at the things it lets you do:
- Watch high-resolution video (with pan-tilt, zoom, and night vision!)
- Listen in on your baby with crystal clear sound
- Play lullabies with the touch of a button
- Talk soothingly to your baby from across the house (or across the world)
- Turn the nightlight on or off
- Receive alerts for motion, sound, temperature, and humidity changes
Withings Baby Monitor is awesome for parents who travel or nights with a babysitter or at Grandma’s house! Nothing beats the peace of mind you get being able to peek in on your geekling any time you want.
But wait! You don’t need a baby to use this amazing device. It is a high-quality webcam and its wireless nature makes it a handy spy camera if you want to keep an eye on your roommates, officemates, or other unsavory characters.
Available at thinkgeek.com for $299.99
Our place isn’t exactly girly. It has more of a lumberjack mystique, which is exactly why we perked up at the sight of this Wood iPhone Speaker Dock from Dock Artisan. It’s made of reclaimed wood, appealing to our love of Mother Nature. But it can also play without being plugged in for up to six hours, meaning that we can blast ”Sweet Home Alabama” for six full hours during our next backyard bonfire barbeque. Available at etsy.com for only $200
Owning an iPhone made you a badass back in 2007 when no one else had one. Now, the only way owning an iPhone could possibly make you look like a badass (as opposed to a lemming) is if you put it in a Knuckle Case . It’s made of solid aluminum, and will actually turn your phone into a weapon. It’s perfect for those of you who have enough money for a fancypants phone, but not enough to afford rent in the safe part of town. Available at knucklecase.com for only $99
It’s hard to beat the Jabra Supreme’s strong noise canceling and voice command features. If you’re willing to pay a premium and don’t mind the design or lack of stereo audio, the Supreme may have your name on it.
Despite the rise of data-centric smartphones, quite a few people still use their handsets for simple voice calls. And for some of those people, a quality Bluetooth headset is a great solution when talking in the car or chatting for long periods in noisy places. For $99.99 the Jabra Supreme brings decent features and quality performance. Available at jabra.com
Carry an iPhone case so cool everyone will be asking about it. The Jagger Edge Andy Warhol iPhone Case comes in 100% leather and rocks a sterling silver plate that reads “Everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.” But we have a feeling you’ll get more than fifteen minutes of attention with this case. It’s just a hunch. Available at dollskill.com for only $125
Chalk this one up as one of those products that falls into the stupid but brilliant category.
In fact, the first time a lot of people see the direct-response TV ad for the GoJo Hands Free Headset, they’re not sure whether it’s a spoof or not.
But oh, no, it’s real. Very real. And the GoJo’s billed as “the only phone accessory on earth that’s truly hands free.” Better yet, it works with all cell phones, even cordless phones, and it doesn’t require batteries. Rather, it simply has a suction cup that adheres to the back of your phone and the rest of the flexible plastic “headset” slips over your head as fast as you can say “one Mississippi. Available at gojohandsfree.com for only $17.95
Wouldn’t you rather be holding a glass of scotch than talking on your phone? Good thing you have two hands.
Available at society6.com for only $35
The Bluetooth Keyboard Case will turn your iPhone 4 or 4S into the sleek and accurate texting machine you’ve always wanted. It’s a hardshell plastic case with a slide-out keyboard that connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth. Setup is simple and you only have to do it once for your iPhone to learn to love its new friend. Finally, you’ll be able to two-thumb type like the days of yore and still enjoy all your favorite App Store goodies. Available at ThinkGeek for only $24.99
These cute Animal Speakers look like normal stuffed animals but actually give you the ability to torture complete and utter strangers with your personal preference of music. And with a play life of up to 4 hours before you have to recharge it through your computer, you can skip from country, to hipster alternative, to rap, to folk. Available at poketo.com for only 45$