Luxurious gadgets and accessories for Apple Fanboys
A simple way to please or make the die-hard Apple fanboys and fangirls in your inner circles smile this holiday season is to gift them some exceptional and luxurious Apple accessories to complement the iDevices they already own. So for those who own each of the Apple goodies, our gift ideas includes iPhone cases and docks, iPad cases, and iTable to have something for every Apple lover. Take your pick!
1). Anita Mai Tan $880,000 Dragon and Spider iPhone case
Jewelry designer Anita Mai Tan of Al-Gems Global Design House offers the double $880,000 iPhone case, the new Dragon and Spider that can be worn as a necklace. Crafted in 18K gold and set with an arrangement of 2,200 colorless and colored diamonds in cognac, brown, champagne shade for a total weight of 32 cts; the designer has artistically crafted the Dragon iPhone case in the Year of the Dragon. (Al-Gems)
2). Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 Stereo Speaker
The Danish manufacturer of high-end audio products, Bang & Olufsen recently released a stylish and circular speaker system, the BeoPlay A9 whose superior sound is big enough to fill even the most spacious loft, and that too wirelessly from your favorite devices.
Beautiful from all angles, the A9 is a complete stereo system in one neat package, and features a 2.1 bass reflex loudspeaker that combines five dedicated amplifier units and amps along with a fine-tuned DSP algorithm.
The BeoPlay A9 comes loaded with an awesome feature, the ‘magic touch volume control’ which operates with just the swipe of your hands on sideways along the top. (Bang-Olufsen)
3). The iTable
Price: Ranges between $1,200 and $10,000
Kyle Buckner Designs offers this iPhone inspired coffee table that isn’t just a spot for resting the drinks, but it also doubles as a docking station with touch controls. Notably, with a swipe across the touch sensitive controls, a 6-inch down firing subwoofer will appear, while another swipe will get you 8 high-end transducers.
Further, on the outside, there are lighted drink holders. On the front, there is 4 controls. LED on/off, Volume up & Down, and the motorization control. Each button was laser engraved, then hand-cut to fit on the control pad. This particular iTable has been made for iPhone 4, and other custom versions are also available on demand. (KyleBucknerDesigns)
4). World’s first iPad Rocking Chair ‘iRock’
Developed by Zurich-based Micasa Lab, this modernized version of the traditional rocking chair, iRock is a self-sufficient iPad dock and sound station which makes the rocking motion worthwhile. Hand-crafted out of finest Swedish oak, the 18 kg iRock impressively explores how furniture can successfully interact with technology.
It doesn’t just use the energy generated via back and forth rocking to charge any Apple device, but it also powers speakers-system equipped in the chair itself. Notably, 60 minutes of comfortable iRock usage also helps you recharge an iPad 3 to 35%. (IRockNow)
5). N the Skull Docking Station, Limited Online Edition
Limited to just 199 pieces, this unique fashion accessory which is just perfect for charging or transferring data to your iPhone devices actually makes up a very special gift of Apple enthusiasts. The skull shines darkly in Jet Hematite crystal with a ruthenium finish metal face, and is engraved with the individual Limited Edition number. (Swarovski)
6). Libero Ferrero Money Bag
Committed to the design and construction of high-quality products hand-made in USA, just like their grandfather Libero Ferrero, the founders of the brand Libero Ferrero (Brothers Matt, Adam and Peter Lafferty founded Libero) are noted for their subtle collection of leather bags, cases and accessories crafted with custom-tanned Horween leather, which is arguably the best leather in the world. Dedicated to bring the Italian craftsmanship to the American culture, the artisans at Libero Ferrero introduce oils to achieve a softer hand, and also deliberately leave their leathers unfinished so that each Libero Ferrero piece is allowed to age beautifully over time with use, unlike other leather cases which lose their luster over time. Under its small accessories section, the brand offers something that will woo the Apple lovers.
An iPad ‘Money Bag’ that has been inspired by a mid-century teller’s bag, and is designed to protect your tablet device just as well as your safety deposits. The Money Bag is available with custom Horween leather exterior and company’s signature medical grade navy nylon interior, offering all the pleasures of a Libero Ferrero bag on a smaller scale.
Further, solid brass wrap-around zipper and signature details set this case apart. Also, the interior includes Holland Sherry wool pocket for ear buds.
The brand also offers men’s luxury bags in their limited edition collection combining old world craftsmanship with modern design. Libero Ferrero collection can be found at select boutiques in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago and they can also be ordered online at Libero Ferrero.
7). Stella McCartney Falabella iPhone case
An English fashion designer with Stella Nina McCartney who’s also the daughter of former Beatles member Sir Paul MacCartney, and is renowned for her sharp, simple tailoring with a feminine edge and considerable approach to wearable design, under her eponymous fashion label offers Falabella iPhone case. Crafted in faux suede, this luxury iPhone case is available at Selfridges. (StellaMcCartney)
8). Pyle Retro Home Telephone Collection
Price: $89.99 to $109.99
Founded as the leading manufacturer of high-quality advanced woofers back in 1960s, Pyle which now enjoys international renown for its diverse award-winning audio products has now introduced its Retro Home Telephone Collection for smartphone users. Especially designed to resemble old-fashion rotary phones, the Retro Collection features simple to use buttons for answering landline and smartphone calls. Notably, the user can easily switch between the two devices. These classically designed rotary desktop telephones come handcrafted from real wood and adorned with brushed copper parts, and also notably helps shield you from up to 99% of the radiation absorbed when speaking directly into cellular phones. (PyleAudio)
9). Suzie Automatic Driftwood iPhone Docks
Adding a touch of the great outdoors to the great indoors, this collection of one-of-a-kind iPhone docks designed from driftwood makes a great holiday gift for the Apple lovers for sure. Each dock includes a 3 foot USB cord and can be plugged into the computer to charge and synch. The user can also use an outlet adapter to plug the dock into the wall for charging. The founders of SuzieAutomatic, Chris & Katie Francis also included the copper tube to hold any extra cord you may have. Notably, Beach Driftwood was collected On the 3,478 mile Shoreline of Maine. (SuzieAutomatic)