This keyboard and case hybrid is the perfect gift for the business traveler who likes to keep things in order via the iPad 2. The Logitech Keyboard case functions beautifully as a slim Bluetooth keyboard, making typing on your device a breeze. And it also converts into a protective case when you snap your iPad 2 into place face-down.
If your gift recipient is a budding Instagram photographer, there are now several good ways to turn creative iPhone snaps into great gifts. If you want to print your own photos for a loved one or friend or can get them to login to their account for you, then CanvasPop makes great stretched canvas prints straight from a user’s Instagram stream. If you don’t have access to your friend or loved one’s account, you can include your own photos and their photos (provided they are following you on Instagram) in a fun calendar from Keepsy.
This gift is perfect for the iPad owner who loves to cook and use the high-tech device in the kitchen. The Chef Stand comfortably holds your iPad (with or without a case) in either portrait or landscape mode, and the stylus (with holder) makes it easy to swipe through recipes or browse the web without having to wash your hands or put a dirty finger on your ‘pad. It also makes a great home base for the iPad, where you can watch videos or quickly check the time and weather.
This small device is perfect for Apple lovers who are always on the go and running out of juice. The ZaggSparq 2.0 portable power charger can fully charge your iPhone via USB four times without any other power source. Plug the device into a wall outlet to recharge and you can charge your iPhone four times again while you’re out and about. The charger has two USB ports and while it’s optimized for all Apple products, it will also give a charge to most other smartphones and electronic devices that charge via USB.
If you’ve got money to spare and want a quality Airplay-enabled sound system that comes in one beautifully-designed piece, the Libratone Live is a great choice for any room in the home. The speaker features a modern Scandinavian design surrounded by high-quality cashmere, and can fill even a large room with great sound. Airplay technology allows the user to wander with playlist at-hand on their iOS device, and the clever handle makes moving the speaker from room to room easy.
Whether your giftee simply needs an easy home audio solution or is heading off to college, the iA100 speaker dock from iHome is a versatile choice that provides solid audio and features abound. The dock works with any iOS device and features dual alarms, iHome app-enhancement, the ability to wirelessly play tunes via Bluetooth, an included remote control, and even an old-school radio function. It’s not the most luxurious dock we’ve ever seen, but it’s one of the most versatile and is sure to be appreciated by any Apple and music fan.
Kelly Montgomery is a magazine journalism graduate from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communications. Before joining the team at Digital Trends, she wrote for publications including Oregon Bride Magazine, BestNewBands.com, and The Register-Guard. She was also a staff member of the University of Oregon's award-winning student publication, Flux. An admitted shopaholic who loves reading personal style blogs, Kelly is also a lover of lomography, traveling to strange places, late-night baking, music festivals, and graphic design. She makes a pretty mean mix CD, too.